HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

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.

'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

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