HindustanTimes Mon,15 Sep 2014

How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge

Because, you know, as long as you sound like you're well-read, nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Book review: The Dollar Trap

Reverence is best kept for the 400 and more pages between the covers each packed with solid knowledge — expressed in a brisk style that does full justice to the subtitle: How the US Dollar Tightened its Grip on Global Finance.

Book review: The Political Imagination

Artistic freedom, the politics of narration, Nabokov, the Indian freedom struggle, the Emergency, and militant Hinduism, all feature in this wide-ranging collection of Nayantara Sahgal’s non-fiction writing.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory turns 50, gets a yummy new cover

After the new covers for the beloved children novel launched by its parent company Pengiun UK were dismissed by twitterati as ‘creepy’, the firm's Indian branch has bounced back with its own cover art.

All that you need to know about Jaipur Lit Fest 2015

Taking place from 21-25 January 2015 at the historic Diggi Palace, Jaipur, the eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival will see Nobel Laureate Sir. V. S. Naipaul, Eleanor Catton and Hanif Kureishi take center-stage along with some of India's leading authors.

Two new novels inspired by #Kashmir

The novels, one about awoman's wait for her missing son and the other a saga of loss, love and survival are set against the backdrop of Kashmir during the insurgency years.

Nobel laureate VS Naipaul to grace Jaipur lit fest

The eighth edition of the five-day festival will be held Jan 21-25 at the Diggi Palace. Also in attendance will be Eleanor Catton, Hanif Kureishi, Neel Mukherjee, Rakshanda Jalil, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Ahmed Rashid, among others.

Book to explore sprinter Oscar Pistorius's story

The book has details of what happened on that fateful night of February 14, 2013 when double-amputee Oscar Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp at his house near Pretoria and the trial that followed.

Dear Chetan Bhagat, you suggest homosexuality must be tolerated. Why?

Surely, liberties are grounded in the doctrine of humanity, not numbers, and even if there are 10 queer people, it is reason enough to grant them their due. A letter by Dhruba Jyoti Purkait.

Leo Tolstoy: 5 best works revisited

Often characterised by his extreme moralistic and ascetic world view, Tolstoy's works remain gems of modern world literature. On his 186th birthday, Hindustan Times revisits some of his best loved works.

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