• Khushwant Singh
    Apr 05, 2014 23:42 IST

    The Khushwant Singh I knew

    Despite Khushwant's reputation as an agent provocateur, many who had read his various writings knew him to be a sensitive and skilful historian with great insights, writes Mangalam Srinivasan.

  • Arvind Kumar
    Feb 02, 2014 01:35 IST

    Veteran wordsmith who created world’s first Hindi thesaurus

    Following in the footsteps of the British physician and lexicographer, who published the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget’s Thesaurus) in 1852, Kumar has created the ‘Samantar Kosh’ – India’s first-ever modern Hindi thesaurus.

  • Romance just got cheesier! Now, read Mills and Boon in regional languages.
    Nov 14, 2013 12:40 IST

    Mills & Boon serves it hot for the Indian reader

    As Mills and Boon adds to its Indian repertoire, Harlequin's publishing director Amrita Chowdhury reveals that the conservative Indian likes it hot between the sheets.

  • Rajendra Yadav
    Oct 30, 2013 00:47 IST

    A literary genius, 'Saara Aakash' writer kept Premchand's tradition alive

    I had made a film with the same title on Rajendra Yadav's short story called "Saara Aakash". I had liked the story so immensely that I could not hold myself back from filming it. Basu Chatterjee reports.

  • computer
    Feb 13, 2009 19:23 IST

    Teenager techie set for his fourth book release

    The Indian Einstein, Sahil Khan is country's youngest cyber wizards and ethical hacker and is ready with his fourth book release after three successful predecessors.

  • Rakhi 6
    Feb 12, 2009 20:04 IST

    Rabindranath's letter found in Bangladesh

    A rare hand written letter by Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore has been found from a private collector in a Bangladesh village.

  • Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
    Feb 07, 2009 20:52 IST

    A person like us

    In his new book based on the Jessica Lal murder, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi focuses on the urban middle class – people just like us. Kushalrani Gulab chats with the author...

  • Feb 05, 2009 16:52 IST

    Twilight director to pen book on film’s making

    The director of the movie Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, has decided to pen a book detailing the makings of the movie.

  • Mohsin Hamid
    Sep 22, 2007 13:10 IST

    Which way to the Booker?

    With his Reluctant Fundamentalist being short-listed for the Booker, Mohsin Hamid speaks his mind to Shaikh Ayaz.

  • David Davidar
    Sep 15, 2007 15:28 IST

    There is a power in solitude: David Davidar

    David Davidar talks to Sushmita Bose about his newest novel - The Solitude of Emperors.

  • Dilip Chitre - As Is, Where Is: Selected English Poems (1964 – 2007)
    Sep 19, 2007 16:02 IST

    As Dilip Chitre likes it

    Dilip Chitre’s new book of poems was launched earlier this month. The poet has a conversation with Gitanjali Dang.

  • Sep 29, 2002 13:50 IST

    The Magic of Thakur

    This translated collection of Tagore?s writings for children gives more than a fair idea of what he had in mind.

  • Sep 14, 2004 15:46 IST

    Anita Desai

    Anita Desai has been among the voices that defined the post-independence literary scene in India.

  • Sep 28, 2004 13:32 IST

    Mulk Raj Anand

    A voice against social injustices, he brought the Indian heartland alive for English readers as few others have.

  • Oct 15, 2004 14:14 IST

    Pico Iyer

    A traveler from birth, Pico Iyer's is today recognised as one of the best writers on societies and people.