HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

Annie Zaidi's Gulab offers a macabre surprise

Annie Zaidi's new novella explores the mysteries of the paranormal. Her characters leave much unsaid; there are telling silences and crucial pauses. Her prose is sparse and minimalist -- all of which suits the subject matter.

Mask meets metaphor: When god is a traveller

A love for language and a knack for fusing disparate realities is evident in Arundhathi Subramaniam's new collection of poems, which has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Faruqi shortlisted for DSC Prize

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland and Urdu critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's The Mirror of Beauty have been shortlisted for the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian literature.

Now that's a yummy mish mash of stories!

A tasteful anthology featuring 27 upcoming writers, this book Mango Chutney is a ­potpourri of quality short-fiction with just the right amount of sugar and tang. The contributors are diverse: from the age of 14 to 56, from published authors to first-time writers, from housewives to management consultants you will find it all.

Pranab Mukherjee chronicles the fascinating decade of '70s in a book

Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released Dec 11.

Tejpal's daughter, cousin adapting Khushwant Singh's The Sunset Club into film

Journalist Tarun Tejpal's filmmaker daughter Tiya and her cousin Karan are paying tribute to their late grandmother through an upcoming project: an adaptation of Khushwant Singh's novel The Sunset Club. Their grandmother Shakuntala passed away in May this year in Goa due to cancer.

There is a writer in each one of us: Ravinder Singh

Popular writer Ravinder Singh has launched his new book titled Your Dreams Are Mine Now". In a tete-a-tete with Hindustan times, he unveils his new book and tells us why there is nothing like first love, and how there is a writer in each one of us.

Aila! Sachin Tendulkar stumped by online book leak

The world of cricket has been divided into two teams. One team is reading their recently bought copies of Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, Playing It My Way, in a hard-bound copy, while the other part is busy enjoying a free, pirated PDF version that...

Enid Blyton's Famous Five adventurers find their way to China

The first five adventure stories of the Famous Five-Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina and their dog Timmy- were released online in China recently. And, by 2015, the remaining 15- Blyton (1897-1968) wrote 21 in this particular series- are expected to be released as well.

Book Review: 7 Secrets of the Goddess

Devdutt Pattanaik, using photographs and calendar art delves into the secrets of Kali, Gauri, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, including Gaia, the earth mother in Greek mythology. The author also writes about Vitthai, the 'mother Vitthal' in the eyes of Maharashtra's sage Dnyaneshwar.

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