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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Delhi exposed in Avtar Singh's Necropolis

The first thing that strikes the reader about Avtar Singh's novel, Necropolis, is its title - an instant reminder of Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis. The attempt at similitude is hard to miss.

Modi has to go beyond 'Gujarat champion' identity: Harish Khare

Harish Khare's new book, ‘How Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election’, is a masterful personal account, laced with diary notes from the months leading up to elections, and insightful analysis of where the Congress slipped and Modi succeeded.

Trying to Say Goodbye author Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

Poet and critic Adil Jussawall's Trying to Say Goodbye is among eight books of poetry conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014. Apart from this, Utpal Kumar Basu, Urkhao Gwra Brahma, Shad Ramzan, Gopalkrushna Rath, Jaswinder, Gope Kamal and Munawwar Rana have also won the award.

Modi has to go beyond 'Gujarat champion' identity: Harish Khare

His new book, ‘How Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election’, is a masterful personal account, laced with diary notes from the months leading up to elections, and insightful analysis of where the Congress slipped and Modi succeeded.

Inspiring real-life stories of the brave and a few myths 

Inspiring real-life stories and an incredible journey to a mythical land. Your bookshelf this weekend should have the best of both worlds. We listed down a few for you to enjoy. Take a look.

Anthony Goldstein's character in Harry Potter was a Jewish wizard reveals JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling has recently confirmed that the character of Anthony Goldstein in the Harry Potter universe was a Jew. In his fifth year the wizard joined Dumbledore's Army and soon, fought in the Battle of Hogwarts alongside his fellow members.

Resurrecting memory: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Collected Works to hit stores in January

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Collected Works including his speeches, writings and correspondence will come out in 15 volumes next month. This will be a re-print of the 15 volumes that were published about a decade ago but which have been unavailable for years. Each hardbound volume will cost Rs 1,000.

Nelson Mandels's biography, Long Walk to Freedom's sequel out next year

Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela's 1994 book that covers his early life and almost three decades in jail, sold millions of copies and was turned into a Hollywood film last year, taking around $27 million at the box office.

Michelin-Star Vikas Khanna pens children's storybook

Vikas Khanna believes that writing for kids is a difficult task. The story and character have to be woven very delicately, if the kids fall in love with the character, it continues to inspire them even after the story ends.

JK Rowling regrets getting 'little known' wizard Florean Fortesque killed by Voldemort

Best-selling author JK Rowling said that that the death of Florean Fortesque, owner of Diagon Alley's ice-cream parlour, who crops up briefly in The Prisoner of Azkaban, was most untimely and that she feels most guilty about killing him because it was all her fault.
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