HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Chetan Bhagat takes a break from writing, turns fashionista

Engineer and investment banker-turned-author Chetan Bhagat, now considered a bestselling novelist is taking a break from writing to dwell on completely new things. The author recently spoke about style with substance at a preview of the Blender's Pride Fashion Tour.

All you bookworms rejoice! A feast of literature festivals coming up soon

For literature enthusiasts, the coming few months have much to offer in a bouquet of festivals dedicated to everything related to books and reading. Travel site Skyscanner has now compiled a list of six literary extravaganzas. Read on!

Spread the word far and wide: Rowling to release new Harry Potter story on Halloween

Author J K Rowling has announced that she will release a tale about Dolores Umbridge, who served as the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher known for her abusive punishments against students in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Gouramma and Duleep: Excerpt from Victoria by AN Wilson

A new biography of Queen Victoria sheds new light on Britain’s longest reigning monarch. This excerpt brings out the tragedy of Indian royals deposed by the East India Company.

Listen to the caged bird's song in Arun Ferriera's Colours of the Cage

Colours of the Cage by Arun Ferriera is a Kafkaesque account of the time he spent in the dreaded Nagpur jail, after being falsely implicated. Read this review to know more about what the book holds.

Malayalam writer Sethu's amazing short story collection now in English

Ten short stories written by eminent Malayalam writer Sethu has been translated into English. The tales in the collection "A Guest for Arundhathi and Other Stories" have been translated from Malayalam by K Kunhikrishnan.

Poetry can never lose its sheen, says Pulitzer Prize winner Vijay Seshadri

Poetry can never lose its sheen, believes India-born Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The poet tells us about his influences, poetry in India, and returning to Mumbai after more than five decades.

Technology to fiction: 4 books to read this week

From decoding global operations to comparative analysis of India and China; from technology to a fictional tale - this weekend our book stack has spread its wings across many genres. Take a look.

From popular culture to global leader in business, here's deciphering the Korean wave

A new book uncovers the roots of the Korean Wave, a fanaticism for South Korean pop culture that has enabled the nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men, and rock 'n' roll to mass produce boy bands and soap operas.

From erotic to religious: Journey of dancers from pre-Independent times

Anna Morcom pulls back the curtains on the world of non-classical performing dancers in India. Her book deals with those that remain popular in India but are deemed non-classical and whose traditions often do not meet the norms of culture, social, gender and sexual acceptance.

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