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Another anticipated book of the year -- "Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth" by Nigerian legend Wole Soyinka, his first novel in 48 years -- will be published in September by Bloomsbury.(Unsplash)

2021 book list: Books lovers in for a treat with these new novels

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Novels by Orhan Pamuk, Kazuo Ishiguro and Jhumpa Lahiri, a collection by Salman Rushdie and memoirs of Ravi Shastri, Girish Karnad and Priyanka Chopra are some of the highlights of 2021 that book lovers can look forward to.
Richa Chadha shares what she doesn’t want to do this year!
Richa Chadha shares what she doesn’t want to do this year!

Don’t want that anymore!

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:55 PM IST
From less ‘acting’ onscreen to living in the moment to stop crying about 2020, celebs talk what they would not like to do in the New Year!
Kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies his kite on New Year’s Eve, in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies his kite on New Year’s Eve, in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

‘2020 is gone, Covid-19 hasn’t’: A warning bell in Delhi CM’s New Year message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders such as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda also extended their wishes.
Priyanka Chopra posted a picture with Nick Jonas to wish fans.
Priyanka Chopra posted a picture with Nick Jonas to wish fans.

Priyanka Chopra greets 2021 with a smile and a hope, shares first pic of the year with Nick Jonas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra shared the first picture of the New Year with husband Nick Jonas on a note of hope and happiness. See the picture here.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. One million people would usually crowd the Sydney Harbor to watch the annual fireworks that center on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But this year authorities advised revelers to watch the fireworks on television as the two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria battle to curb new COVID-19 outbreaks.(AP)
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. One million people would usually crowd the Sydney Harbor to watch the annual fireworks that center on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But this year authorities advised revelers to watch the fireworks on television as the two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria battle to curb new COVID-19 outbreaks.(AP)

New Year 2021: Oceania, Pacific Islands greet 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The Pacific islands of Tonga, Samoa and Christmas Island/Kiribati are the first to ring in a New Year, while the uninhabited Howland and Baker Islands, near the United States, the last.

Get ready for long weekends in 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Long weekends are holidays before or after weekends. Or, if the holiday is on Tuesday, or Thursday, then you can make it a long weekend by taking Monday or Friday off. January starts with a long weekend and there are about 15 such opportunities through the year.
Coronavirus disease has claimed over 1.75 million lives worldwide.(AFP photo)
Coronavirus disease has claimed over 1.75 million lives worldwide.(AFP photo)

WHO releases list of 10 global health issues to track in 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The pandemic could set back the global health progress achieved in the past 20 years and in 2021, the world would have to work hard to repair and reinforce their health systems if they want to effectively deliver vaccines, the WHO said.
The new Dune movie stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson alongside Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.(Warner Bros)
The new Dune movie stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson alongside Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.(Warner Bros)

Can you keep up with the Duniverse?

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:30 AM IST
The Dune movie has been pushed back to October 2021, but this is as good a time as any to get used to Spice Melange, Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit and other terms from a whole other universe.
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