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Hooked and booked

Column- When couples turn their love for books into lifelong passion projects
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Updated on Aug 08, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPiyush Jha

Book Review: Dare Eat That by Divya Anand

Author Divya Anand explores that very realm through her book, and shows a side of world cuisine that we often end up ignoring.
From insects and snakes to horses and half-eggs, the book takes you on a journey that starts with you feeling grossed out to actually appreciating just how diverse the food scene is around the world.
From insects and snakes to horses and half-eggs, the book takes you on a journey that starts with you feeling grossed out to actually appreciating just how diverse the food scene is around the world.
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 05:17 PM IST
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Photos: Remembering Toni Morrison, doyenne of literature for freedom

Visitors view a portrait of Toni Morrison, by the artist Robert McCurdy at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in ‘Beloved,’ ‘Song of Solomon’ and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, died aged 88 following a brief illness. (Patrick Semansky / AP) 7
Visitors view a portrait of Toni Morrison, by the artist Robert McCurdy at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in ‘Beloved,’ ‘Song of Solomon’ and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, died aged 88 following a brief illness. (Patrick Semansky / AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Notable quotes by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died Monday at age 88

Toni Morrison’s novels included The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and its sequel, Jazz. Here are some quotes by the acclaimed author.
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, author Toni Morrison signs copies of her latest book
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, author Toni Morrison signs copies of her latest book "Home," during Google's online program series, Authors At Google, in New York. The Nobel Prize-winning author has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Newly discovered Marcel Proust novellas to be published in October

The nine texts by the author of Swann’s Way were originally to be part of his first book, Les Plaisirs et les Jours (Pleasures and Days), a collection of poems and short stories published in 1896.
Newly discovered Marcel Proust novellas to be published in October.(amazon.in)
Newly discovered Marcel Proust novellas to be published in October.(amazon.in)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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Social reformer and author Sri M on meditation, comics and more

As humour slyly enters the writings of the social reformer and author, he explains what he prefers to read, on the sidelines of his newly released book On Meditation.
New Delhi, India, March 13th, 2019 Profile shoot of spiritual Guru Shri M at Dahoulpur House, Chanakyapuri Photos : Prabhas Roy
New Delhi, India, March 13th, 2019 Profile shoot of spiritual Guru Shri M at Dahoulpur House, Chanakyapuri Photos : Prabhas Roy
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 01:17 PM IST
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I avoid self-help books: Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin tells us which are her favourite books, what she reads while travelling and more.
Actor Kalki Koechlin opens up about her reading habits.(Yogen Shah)
Actor Kalki Koechlin opens up about her reading habits.(Yogen Shah)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByNavneet Vyasan

Storytelling bots to help concoct interesting endings

In a paper presented at the Second Workshop of Storytelling, a model for generating endings that will be both relevant to the story and diverse enough to be interesting, was shown.
Researchers have worked on conversational agents for years, but automated storytelling presents new technical challenges.(Unsplash)
Researchers have worked on conversational agents for years, but automated storytelling presents new technical challenges.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Lisa Ray: I love Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing

Actor Lisa Ray rekindles the book worm in her to encounter some rapid fire questions.
Actor-model Lisa Ray recently turned author with her memoir Close to the Bone.
Actor-model Lisa Ray recently turned author with her memoir Close to the Bone.
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Review: Mother India by Tova Reich

Real life events and characters are mixed with manic fictional ones in Tova Reich’s Mother India
The Abyss of Hell by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). This is an illustration to the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.(Heritage Images/Getty Images)
The Abyss of Hell by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). This is an illustration to the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.(Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaudamini Jain

Review: Babu Bangladesh! by Numair A Choudhury

Effortlessly jumping genres, Babu Bangladesh! is a work of genius that is as much the story of Babu as of the bloody birth of Bangladesh
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops in what was then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Mukti Bahini liberation army troops in what was then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in November 1971.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLamat R Hasan

Essay: On Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

A remarkable testimony to the resilience of women, Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, follows women on pilgrimages to Sufi shrines at Mango Pir, Hinglaj, Thatta, and Sehwan Sharif in Pakistan to show how, under the shadow of militant majoritarianism, women are keeping alive the memories of Sita’s exile, and her ultimate sacrifice
The shrine of Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Balochistan, Pakistan. Seven days after Annie Ali Khan visited the shrine, on November 13, 2016, a blast during the(Getty Images)
The shrine of Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Balochistan, Pakistan. Seven days after Annie Ali Khan visited the shrine, on November 13, 2016, a blast during the(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManan Ahmed Asif

Excerpt: Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

In Sita Under the Crescent Moon, Annie Ali Khan travels with women pilgrims to Sufi shrines across Pakistan to see how they worship Sita. In this particularly powerful excerpt, the author ponders on the pain of womanhood
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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One American in Paris by author and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck, published

The heroes of One American in Paris represent a more privileged class: a French chef, his trusted cat Apollo — and the unexpected zest of Apollo’s catnip.
One American in Paris by author and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck, published.(#JohnSteinbeck/Instagram)
One American in Paris by author and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck, published.(#JohnSteinbeck/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Lisa Marie Presley signs book deal on a story about Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of singer Elvis Presley, has signed a massive deal for the book she is writing about her ex Michael Jackson and a new perspective on her father, Elvis Presley.
Lisa Marie Presley signs book deal on a story about Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley.(@lisampresley/Instagram)
Lisa Marie Presley signs book deal on a story about Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley.(@lisampresley/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 03:53 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Happy birthday J.K. Rowling: 15 quotes by the magical author on life, friendship and hope

Happy birthday J.K. Rowling: Here are 15 inspirational quotes by the author who has magicked her way into our hearts and continues to ‘swish and flick’ the wand of hope for all of us.
Happy birthday J.K. Rowling: 15 quotes by the magical author on life, friendship and hope.
Happy birthday J.K. Rowling: 15 quotes by the magical author on life, friendship and hope.
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 02:17 AM IST
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Bhagavat Purana manuscript, preserved by the Wodeyars of Mysore, turned into book

A surviving manuscript of the Bhagavat Purana from South India, detailing the exploits of Lord Krishna in his later years, has been transformed into an illustrated book by eminent art historian B N Goswamy.
Bhagavata Purana manuscripts from 16th-19th century in Sanskrit.(wikipedia.org)
Bhagavata Purana manuscripts from 16th-19th century in Sanskrit.(wikipedia.org)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 09:42 AM IST
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Art House: Mansion that inspired Scarlett O’Hara-Rhett Butler’s first meeting place in Gone With The Wind auctioned

The house that inspired Twelve Oaks in the film Gone With The Wind has been auctioned. A fan pays homage to the iconic literary address
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With The Wind) at the library in Twelve Oaks.
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With The Wind) at the library in Twelve Oaks.
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Excerpt: Grit, Gravel and Gear by Dhruv Bogra

Dhruv Bogra’s inspirational account of cycling from the Arctic to the Andes combines acute observation of the societies he encounters with a deep introspection of his own life. This excerpt from Chapter 8, Pedaling Amidst Icefields, details his journey through the spectacular Canadian Rockies
Breathtaking landscapes!(Dhruv Bogra)
Breathtaking landscapes!(Dhruv Bogra)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDhruv Bogra

Review: Dark Blossom by Neel Mullick

The writing is sharp in Dark Blossom, which features a female protagonist slowly coming to terms with an abusive past relationship
H6B04R ROSAMUND PIKE GONE GIRL (2014)(Alamy Stock Photo)
H6B04R ROSAMUND PIKE GONE GIRL (2014)(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySimar Bhasin

Essay: Demolishing the women’s ghetto

Mita Kapur writes of the need to do away with categorizing writers according to their gender
Kamala Das reading from her work on 19 July, 1990.(Arun Jetlie/HT Photo)
Kamala Das reading from her work on 19 July, 1990.(Arun Jetlie/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMita Kapur

Excerpt: A Gallery of Rascals by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond’s new book, A Gallery of Rascals, includes new stories that feature delightful rogues. Reproduced exclusively in HT, here’s Sher Singh and the Hot-Water Bottle
Mussoorie and the Doon valley, India, c1860, as seen from Landour.(Print Collector/Getty Images)
Mussoorie and the Doon valley, India, c1860, as seen from Landour.(Print Collector/Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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Secret lives of poets

Column- The minutiae of poets’ daily existence can sometimes speak louder than their verse, writes author and filmmaker Piyush Jha
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Published on Jul 25, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPiyush Jha

HT Picks – The most interesting books of the week

Indian churches, the violent teen gangs of Naples and the dark side of Indian pharma all feature in HT’s list of interesting books this week
This week’s list of good reads includes a work of investigative journalism, a novel set in Naples, and an exploration of churches in India.(HT Team)
This week’s list of good reads includes a work of investigative journalism, a novel set in Naples, and an exploration of churches in India.(HT Team)
Published on Jul 19, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Team

Review: Animal Intimacies by Radhika Govindrajan

Radhika Govindrajan’s Animal Intimacies looks at the distinct fellowship between humans and animals in the mountain villages of Uttarakhand
A woman leading cattle through the hills of Kumaon in Uttarakhand.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
A woman leading cattle through the hills of Kumaon in Uttarakhand.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySudhirendar Sharma

Review: This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar’s Tale: Two Anti-Novels by Subimal Misra

This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar’s Tale: Two Anti-Novels presents a collection of visions, diary entries, newspaper clippings, cinematic key frames and vignettes written by the anti-establishment activist Subimal Misra
Depiction of underworld's creatures devouring the damned in a miniature from Apocalypse of Cambrai, illuminated by the French School of the 13th century.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Depiction of underworld's creatures devouring the damned in a miniature from Apocalypse of Cambrai, illuminated by the French School of the 13th century.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Published on Jul 19, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPercy Bharucha

Review: Afghan Hindus and Sikhs by Inderjeet Singh

Inderjeet Singh’s book aims to prove that Afghan Hindus and Sikhs are an indigenous people and not recent settlers
Sikh shopkeepers in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan, in a photograph dated July 19, 2012.(Getty Images)
Sikh shopkeepers in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan, in a photograph dated July 19, 2012.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 07:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaaz Aggarwal

Royal misses: lost and found

Women writers have uncovered surprising new details about India’s women who made history, but whom history forgot
‘Nur Jahan is the story of India, the history of India. Once you know Nur, you turn your head and see India differently. A place full of creative, living, dynamic, proactive women,’ says author and professor, Emory University, Ruby Lal.(Photo courtesy: Empress (Penguin Random House India))
‘Nur Jahan is the story of India, the history of India. Once you know Nur, you turn your head and see India differently. A place full of creative, living, dynamic, proactive women,’ says author and professor, Emory University, Ruby Lal.(Photo courtesy: Empress (Penguin Random House India))
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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Divya Dutta: I still put old music, and pick up a book I want to read

Actor Divya Dutta, speaks about her best travel companion—books—and penning a book of short stories.
Most often people shift to a kindle, but Divya Dutta likes her reading the good ol’ style.
Most often people shift to a kindle, but Divya Dutta likes her reading the good ol’ style.
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By, New Delhi
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