HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Remembering the hero: Bollywood mourns Pran's death

Bollywood celebrities paid rich tributes to their favourite cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, creator of iconic Chacha Chaudhary, who died on Wednesday. Pran died due to cancer early this morning at a hospital in Gurgaon. He was 75.

Cartoonist Pran Sharma, man who gave the world Chacha Choudhary, dies

Veteran cartoonist Pran Sharma, the creator of Chacha Choudhary died on Wednesday morning. Pran was battling cancer. In 2014, the World Encyclopedia of Comics anointed him the Walt Disney of India.

Mr Chetan Bhagat, what really is a Half Girlfriend?

If there is one thing Chetan 'India's Biggest Storyteller' Bhagat has achieved this morning, it's the buzz around the title (and the synopsis, come on!) of his next book-that-will-surely-be-a-movie following a full page ad in a national daily.

Natwar Singh plans autobiography sequel

To be called 'My Irregular Diary', the sequel is expected to hit the market by March 2015, said Singh as he thanked 'all the Congressmen' for contributing to the sale of his autobiography. He said 50,000 copies had been sold and the publishers were going for reprints.

Between the sheets: Sex and sensuality in Indian books

What is new is the way writers are exploring women's sexuality, without shying away from writing about closed bedroom romps and intimate love-making scenes - all this within the confines of contemporary social context that mirrors the sexual revolution India is going through.

Pulitzer winning novel The Goldfinch to hit big screen

Donna Tarrt's acclaimed novel The Goldfinch could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Remembering Premchand's Idgah: Hamid's gift for Eid

As I look back on my school days, I recall the beautiful story by Munshi Premchand – Idgah – that we had in our Hindi text book. At that time, I had read it as any other story and was even a part of the play – without understanding its layers of wisdom. Vanita Srivastava writes.

First ever Superman comic to go up and away on eBay

A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay. It is one of as few as 50 unrestored copies in existence.

India is the perfect place for a thriller: James Patterson

American author James Patterson talks about his collaboration with Ashwin Sanghi for his eighth book of the Private series which is based in India.

Buy books and video games, happiness will come free: research

While life experiences help consumers feel closer to others, such products allow them to utilise and develop new skills and knowledge, resulting in similar levels of happiness, a new study showed.

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