HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

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.

Neel Mukherjee's 'The Lives of Others' nominated for Costa Book Awards

Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee's Booker nominated "The Lives of Others" has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards in the UK. The Costa Book of the Year is set to be announced on January 27.

A touch of Bollywood at Lucknow Literature Fest: Madhuri, Naseeruddin to attend carnival

Lucknow Literature Fest would be conducted on the lines of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Bollywood celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Shyam Benegal, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi and Tom Alter would be among the many panelists and performers attending the carnival.

Can anyone tell me meaning of saffronisation? says Dinanath Batra

Dinanath Batra, who acquired pan-Indian presence by getting American writer Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism pulped on the grounds that it insulted Hindus, is now heading to Haryana.

75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver

75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen is published by Taschen and is available in English for €150. It can be pre-ordered in French, German and Italian.


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