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IPS Amit Lodha, Deputy Inspector General of the Border Security Force has written a book, which will soon be made into a Bollywood film.(PHOTO: SHIVAM SAXENA/HT)

Bihar Diaries: IPS Amit Lodha’s life makes for thrilling book, Bollywood film

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 12:16 PM IST
IPS officer Amit Lodha talks about his debut book, Bihar Diaries, which will be made into a Bollywood movie by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey; and has even acquired interest of Bahubali-actor Rana Daggubati.
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week(HT File Photo)
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week(HT File Photo)

HT-Nielsen top 10: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck tops non-fiction list

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 08:28 AM IST
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-Sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 02:05 AM IST
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakista
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 02:04 AM IST
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakistan
Nomadic Bakerwals en route to the Mughal Road near Peer ki Gali, some 90 km south of Srinagar in May 12, 2018.The community travels hundreds of miles to graze their cattle in Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Nomadic Bakerwals en route to the Mughal Road near Peer ki Gali, some 90 km south of Srinagar in May 12, 2018.The community travels hundreds of miles to graze their cattle in Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Gojri: The language that’s spoken but rarely read

Hindustan Times | By Hilal Mir
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:17 AM IST
Spoken by the Gujjars and Bakerwals of J&K, Gojri, which is not taught at school, continues to be marginal even though its speakers are the third largest ethnic group in the state after the Kashmiris and the Dogras
Satyajit Ray at home in Calcutta on 10 April, 1982.(Santosh Basak/ Getty Images)
Satyajit Ray at home in Calcutta on 10 April, 1982.(Santosh Basak/ Getty Images)

Review: Nayak - The Hero The Satyajit Ray film novelized by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Hindustan Times | By Revati Laul
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:23 AM IST
The 1966 Satyajit Ray classic, Nayak – The Hero, is a psychological drama. This book adaptation is a wonderful read.
South Asians moved by the rains, the Rajneesh cult running amok in America, and adventures on the hippie trail - all that on this week’s list of exciting books.(HT Team)
South Asians moved by the rains, the Rajneesh cult running amok in America, and adventures on the hippie trail - all that on this week’s list of exciting books.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The week’s most interesting reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:10 AM IST
This week’s reading list includes a book on the monsoon, another on the hippie trail, and one on Rajneesh in the US
Tattooed hipster(shutterstock)
Tattooed hipster(shutterstock)

Excerpt: Shapeshifters; On Medicine & Human Change by Gavin Francis

Hindustan Times | By Gavin Francis
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Our minds and bodies change constantly. This excerpt from a book that charts human transformations looks at tattooing
Runa Laila(SJ Singh/HT Photo)
Runa Laila(SJ Singh/HT Photo)

Excerpt: Being Pakistani; Society, Culture and the Arts by Raza Rumi

Hindustan Times | By Raza Rumi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 10:43 PM IST
While Alamgir was not famous across India, Runa Laila was wildly popular in the 1970s and her songs continue to fascinate. A look at these pioneers of Pakistani Pop
Rajiv Grover has written his debut book titled God Won’t Help.
Rajiv Grover has written his debut book titled God Won’t Help.

God Won’t Help: A book that teaches humans to live life like there’s no God to blame

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 06:26 PM IST
Management consultant turned author Rajiv Grover’s debut book tells people to live life by not holding God responsible for their happiness or sorrow.
A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy is brandished by a football fan before a Russia 2018 World Cup football match in Moscow.(AFP File Photo)
A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy is brandished by a football fan before a Russia 2018 World Cup football match in Moscow.(AFP File Photo)

Here are 4 football books as Fifa World Cup 2018 comes to an end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prerna Madan
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:50 PM IST
Don’t fret. Even though the Fifa World Cup 2018 has come to a close, there are enough books on football to keep you hooked. Here are the four we recommend.
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books..(Shutterstock)
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books..(Shutterstock)

HT-Nielsen top 10: The Alchemist rules the top fiction list, Calling Sehmat at no. 2

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)

How LK Advani’s secret meeting paved way for Agra summit: Excerpt from Karan Thapar’s book

Hindustan Times | By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Karan Thapar’s new book reveals how LK Advani’s secret meetings in 2000-2001 with the then Pakistani high commissioner paved the way for the Agra Summit and for the BJP leader’s changed attitude to Pakistan. An exclusive extract
Post independence history and Hindi film songs, filthy rich Indians, and the dark god, all feature in this week’s reading list(HT Team)
Post independence history and Hindi film songs, filthy rich Indians, and the dark god, all feature in this week’s reading list(HT Team)

HT Picks: A selection of good reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 09:09 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads includes a book on Indian billionaires, one that weaves together history and Hindi film songs, and another on Krishna
Naxalites arrested by police at Gangabigha in the Nalanda district of Bihar on 23 November, 1985.(HT File)
Naxalites arrested by police at Gangabigha in the Nalanda district of Bihar on 23 November, 1985.(HT File)

Review: 13 Years; A Naxalite’s Prison Diary by Ramchandra Singh

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Ramchandra Singh’s prison diary captures the ideological and physical struggles of a young man of the Naxalbari generation
An Adi Sankara statue at the Vadakke Madham Brahmaswam in Thrissur, Kerala.(Getty Images)
An Adi Sankara statue at the Vadakke Madham Brahmaswam in Thrissur, Kerala.(Getty Images)

Review: Adi Shankaracharya - Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker by Pavan K Varma

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Jayaram
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Pavan K Varma argues that Adi Shankara’s monist Advaita Vedanta philosophy is among the most significant philosophical currents of any time, anywhere
New recruits of the Lashkar-e-Taiba being trained in Mattani in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, in a picture dated December 22, 2009.(Getty Images)
New recruits of the Lashkar-e-Taiba being trained in Mattani in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, in a picture dated December 22, 2009.(Getty Images)

Espionage and terror: Former RA&W chief Vikram Sood’s insights into Pakistan’s role in funding militancy

Hindustan Times | By Vikram Sood
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:24 AM IST
This excerpt from former RA&W chief Vikram Sood’s The Unending Game gives an insight into the funding of terrorist organizations deployed by Pakistan against India
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Shutterstock)
Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.(Shutterstock)

HT-Nielsen top 10: The Alchemist continues to top the best-selling fiction list

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2018 09:18 AM IST
Here’s your weekly guide to the best-selling fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
Raza Rumi, Benyamin and Gavin Francis are on the reading list.(HT Team)
Raza Rumi, Benyamin and Gavin Francis are on the reading list.(HT Team)

HT Picks: This week’s interesting reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:41 PM IST
A book on Pakistani society and culture, one that examines changes in our bodies, and a novel about a girl caught in a revolution are all good reads
Intimacy captured in a Rajasthani miniature.(Getty Images)
Intimacy captured in a Rajasthani miniature.(Getty Images)

Review: Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:27 PM IST
A fascinating look at objects, relations, acts and places and, through them, the history of desire in India
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Excerpt: Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:23 PM IST
Hair has been a marker of sexual attractiveness in India across gender and religions. This edited excerpt looks at the history of hairy desire in the country
Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Joan Watson), stars of the serial, Elementary, set in New York.(Getty Images)
Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Joan Watson), stars of the serial, Elementary, set in New York.(Getty Images)

Now, a female Watson

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 09:34 PM IST
The pros and cons of a female Watson
English actor Jeremy Brett as the violin-playing detective Sherlock Holmes.(Getty Images)
English actor Jeremy Brett as the violin-playing detective Sherlock Holmes.(Getty Images)

In between cases, he played the violin...

Hindustan Times | By Vasudev Murthy
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:47 AM IST
Music was very important to Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)

A discovery of India via Conan Doyle: What coloured Sherlock Holmes creator’s views on India

By Debkumar Mitra
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Was Sherlock holmes an unwitting mouthpiece of his creator Conan Doyle’s colonial theories?
Tibetan Buddhist monks stage a rally on March 10, 2018 in Dharamsala on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the failed 1959 uprising against Chinese occupation of Tibet.(Getty Images)
Tibetan Buddhist monks stage a rally on March 10, 2018 in Dharamsala on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the failed 1959 uprising against Chinese occupation of Tibet.(Getty Images)

Review: Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-power War on Tibet by Greg Bruno

Hindustan Times | By Thubten Samphel
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 08:16 PM IST
Greg Bruno, who has travelled through Tibetan communities across the world, expresses both fear and hope about the future of Tibet
Actress Rachel McAdams plays Irene Adler in the film, 'Sherlock Holmes.'(Getty Images)
Actress Rachel McAdams plays Irene Adler in the film, 'Sherlock Holmes.'(Getty Images)

For Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler was always ‘the woman’

Hindustan Times | By J Alfred Prufrock
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:47 AM IST
The King of Bohemia is enchanted by her. Sherlock Holmes considers is impressed by her. In the entire Holmes canon, Adler is a unique figure
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: India Moving by Chinmay Tumbe

Hindustan Times | By Chinmay Tumbe
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 07:25 PM IST
In this excerpt from India Moving, author Chinmay Tumbe looks at the largest and longest non-coerced migration stream for work in documented history
Bruce Lee at the Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco.(Shutterstock)
Bruce Lee at the Madame Tussauds museum in San Francisco.(Shutterstock)

Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden private lives explored in new books

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 01:59 PM IST
New biographies explore with unusual depth the private lives of Bruce Lee and Sterling Hayden. They were unlikely movie stars, whose screen legacies rely on just a handful of films.
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrive at Pyongyang International Airport.(AP File Photo)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrive at Pyongyang International Airport.(AP File Photo)

Wondering what life in North Korea is like? Read these 4 books to find out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prerna Madan
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 10:43 AM IST
In the times of Trump-Kim summit, it’s more important than ever to know what happens inside the hermit kingdom. Here are four books to read on North Korea.
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