HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

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.

'Manmohan sought a soft job, but Indira did not agree'

Manmohan Singh, who steered the UPA government for 10 years as prime minister, was looking for a 'soft' job in his 50s but was told by then prime minister Indira Gandhi to become the governor of the Reserve Bank of India as he was "too young to do a soft job", a new book by his daughter has revealed.

The spiritual saga

Balvinder Kumar, presently the Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), has used the very ­challenges his high-stress job poses, to embark on a journey as an author on spirituality.

OITNB's real Alex Vause to publish memoir on life in prison

Cleary Wolters, the woman who inspired TV series Orange Is The New Black's character Alex Vause will publish a memoir recounting her time in prison. She was a friend and ex-lover of the series' writer Piper Kerman and her book will release in May 2015

LOTR tour to mark book's 60th anniversary

Fans of The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR)trilogy are being courted in a new luxury travel package developed to mark the trilogy’s 60th anniversary, and the upcoming release of the final cinematic instalment of The Hobbit.

Technologic Gen Y

Has technology taken over so much that reading as a habit is fast becoming a thing of the past?

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