HindustanTimes Fri,21 Nov 2014

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.

The blurring lines of right and wrong: India's first crime writer's festival coming soon

Come January next year and India would be hosting the inaugural edition of the Crime Writers Festival.  The two day festival that will be held Jan 17-18 at the India Habitat Centre is conceptualised by Namita Gokhale, co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Political non-fiction, India’s story of the year

It has been the year of political non-fiction with insider accounts by decision-makers and those with access to them. And more books are on their way. While such books have long been a regular fare in the west, it is a relatively recent trend in India.

My stance is in my books, says Dan Brown

Bestselling author Dan Brown says his works spark dialogue; admits that one of his first stories was based on his India visit at the age of 18. The author of books like Da Vinci Code, Angels And Demons, and Lost Symbol also admits that this level of enthusiasm is a little startling.

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