HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Vignettes from the Delhi Book Fair

With heavy discounts and a mobile phone app to guide visitors, the 20th edition of the Delhi Book Fair, kicked off last week. Here's what's trending and what's not at the nine-day long fair that winds up on Sunday.

Book Review: Tales of love of the winged variety

The Parakeet That Squawked In English & Other Bird Stories is a collection of short stories of the avian kind but love, loathing, wooing, parenting and more feature in healthy measure. Here's a great way to introduce your kid to the world of nature.

Decoding Bollywood decodes lives of 15 filmmakers

The new book by author Sonia Golani, takes readers through the unusual lives of 15 Hindi movie makers, including Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Basu. It is due to be launched in Mumbai in the presence of Farah Khan and Kunal Kohli.

It's raining discounts at Delhi Book Fair

Exhibitors at the ongoing 20th fair are offering some wonderful gems - Parragon books are giving three books for Rs 100, whereas publication houses like Random House and Penguin are offering 30% discount- at throwaway prices to ensure stock clearance and attract more footfalls. The fair will end on August 31.

George Martin to kill more characters in Song of Ice and Fire

Fans of Game of Thrones may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them if needed.

Private India is a slick product for the mass market

If you want a fast-paced read and are unconcerned with logic and credulity, Private India is worth picking up. But the chances are that the book will leave you more bemused than breathless.

On the crest of a wave

The Saffron Tide explains how the BJP’s journey, which started before Indian independence, reached a pinnacle in 2014.

Jennifer Lopez's first book True Love out in November

The singer-actor's book explores one of her life’s most defining periods — the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artiste and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person.

Reading Fifty Shades unhealthy for women, linked to violent relationships, binge drinking

Read the blockbuster erotica that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide? Beware! A study says you are at an heightened risk of developing unhealthy sexual habits and binge drinking. There's more: you're likely to have a verbally abusive partner and eating disorders!

Book Review: This Divided Island is powerful

Outright war may have ended in Sri Lanka but an unbroken arc of violence stretching from the conflict has enveloped the island nation, says journalist author Samanth Subramanian in what is undoubtedly one of the finest books to come out on post-LTTE Sri Lanka.

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