HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Which way to the Booker?

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

There is a power in solitude: David Davidar

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

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.

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.

Anita Desai

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

Mulk Raj Anand

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

Pico Iyer

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