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Kaustubh Sonalkar’s maiden book ‘Fetch Your Own Coffee’ is now listed as national best-seller with its publisher Penguin, noted for its top selling status.(ANI)

Kaustubh Sonalkar’s book ‘Fetch Your Own Coffee’ Becomes the National Best-seller

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Kaustubh Sonalkar’s maiden book ‘Fetch Your Own Coffee’ is now listed as national best-seller with its publisher Penguin, noted for its top selling status.
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Among the 3,500-odd found shopping lists on Grocerylists.org is this colourful one from 1986. What does an analysis of all the discarded lists show? That for many, mayonnaise is a challenge to spell.(IMAGE COURTESY GROCERYLISTS.ORG)
Among the 3,500-odd found shopping lists on Grocerylists.org is this colourful one from 1986. What does an analysis of all the discarded lists show? That for many, mayonnaise is a challenge to spell.(IMAGE COURTESY GROCERYLISTS.ORG)

Love lists? You’ll love these books that celebrate them

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:53 AM IST
A compilation of writings about our fondly held obsession with sorting, creating order and extracting sense from nonsense.
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Ratan Tata with 28-year-old Shantanu Naidu, who is the former’s personal assistant and has penned a memoir on the tycoon.
Ratan Tata with 28-year-old Shantanu Naidu, who is the former’s personal assistant and has penned a memoir on the tycoon.

Getting candid with Mr Tata: A book by a millennial that sheds the tycoon’s serious tag

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:49 AM IST
On Ratan Tata’s birthday, December 28, Shantanu Naidu shares his experience of writing the book, I Came Upon a Lighthouse, based on his candid interactions with the business magnate.
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Dr. Katharine Wilkinson (left) and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, co-editors of All We Can Save, and co-founders of The All We Can Save Project.(Bloomberg)
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson (left) and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, co-editors of All We Can Save, and co-founders of The All We Can Save Project.(Bloomberg)

This Book About Climate Change Will Give You Hope

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Before 2020 collapses, it’s worth noting some of the positive things that came out of the year. A book that was published this fall, All We Can Save, is something that will help us navigate a nerve-wracking future.
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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s new book discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the common way of life while suggesting solutions to the ongoing crisis triggered by the disease.(Yahoo)
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s new book discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the common way of life while suggesting solutions to the ongoing crisis triggered by the disease.(Yahoo)

Satyarthi’s new book suggests solutions to Covid-19 crisis

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s new book discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the common way of life while suggesting solutions to the ongoing crisis triggered by the disease.
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Sen Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat’s career: “Persist.”(AP)
Sen Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat’s career: “Persist.”(AP)

Sen Elizabeth Warren’s book ‘Persist’ to release in April

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Sen Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat’s career: “Persist.”
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Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh’s new book will uncover and narrate the story of phenomenal poem “The Light of Asia”.(Unsplash)
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh’s new book will uncover and narrate the story of phenomenal poem “The Light of Asia”.(Unsplash)

Jairam Ramesh’s new book to uncover story of ‘The Light of Asia’ poem

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh’s new book will uncover and narrate the story of phenomenal poem “The Light of Asia” that has shaped people’s thinking of the Buddha and his teachings, announced publishing house Penguin on Wednesday.
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Supreme Court in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo))
Supreme Court in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo))

SC directs state govts to provide infrastructure, books to child care institutions for online classes

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:02 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao ordered that States should ensure that the required number of teachers are also made available to teach children in the child care institutions.
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Embracing a huge smile, with no makeup look and open hair, Priyanka looks absolutely stunning, in the capture.(Asian News International)
Embracing a huge smile, with no makeup look and open hair, Priyanka looks absolutely stunning, in the capture.(Asian News International)

Priyanka Chopra shares an update on her new book ‘Unfinished’

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra shares an update on the official release of her upcoming book ‘Unfinished’.
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Ramesh Pokhriyal presenting the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind.(ANI)
Ramesh Pokhriyal presenting the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind.(ANI)

Education Minister presents first copy of his inspirational book on Maharishi Arvind to President

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Saturday presented the first copy of his book “Pioneer of Humanity: Maharshi Arvind” to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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A student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, taking part in the virtual literary activity.(HT)
A student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, taking part in the virtual literary activity.(HT)

Punjab school events: Bhavan Vidyalaya pupils bring books to life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Students competed against each other to create the most innovative videos, explaining the plot, author’s writing style, and high points of their favourite books.
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All the guests lauded Shashi Tharoor’s latest book and its potential to trigger serious debate on many issues pertaining to India.(Amazon)
All the guests lauded Shashi Tharoor’s latest book and its potential to trigger serious debate on many issues pertaining to India.(Amazon)

Shashi Tharoor’s latest book “The Battle of Belonging” launched by Prabha Khaitan Foundation

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Author Shashi Tharoor shared details of his inspiration for writing “The Battle of Belonging” and made a passionate plea to read this deeply-researched work.
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A bookshop in Prayagraj.(HT)
A bookshop in Prayagraj.(HT)

UP Board seeks report over sale of guides, guess papers of its books

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The board also ensured that the price of these books remained at the lower end so that every student could afford it with the cheapest books costing a mere Rs 7 and the costliest priced at Rs 66.
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Teen climate activist Blue Sandford, author of the book Challenge Everything, was arrested for blocking a road in London’s Trafalgar Square during her protest last year.(Reuters)
Teen climate activist Blue Sandford, author of the book Challenge Everything, was arrested for blocking a road in London’s Trafalgar Square during her protest last year.(Reuters)

In her book, British teen climate activist urges peers to Challenge Everything

By HT Correspondent | London
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Now, the British environmental activist has written a book for fellow teens who want to act on climate change but do not know where to start.
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Deepankar Aron, an Indian Revenue Service officer, has put together his passions for photography and travel in this book.(amazon.in)
Deepankar Aron, an Indian Revenue Service officer, has put together his passions for photography and travel in this book.(amazon.in)

The Shaolin temple and Indian monks: A new book chronicles ancient Indian art and architecture in China

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:37 PM IST
On the Trail of Buddha: A Journey to the East attempts to touch upon the ethos of the East Asian culture and its deep-rooted linkages with the Indian civilisation.
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A professor based in Tokyo has sent several sets of books to help these students learn Japanese in a better way.(Shutterstock)
A professor based in Tokyo has sent several sets of books to help these students learn Japanese in a better way.(Shutterstock)

Tokyo professor sends books to village kids learning Japanese

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 09:41 AM IST
Gadiwat village, located around 25 kms from Aurangabad city, came into focus after students from the local ZP-run school started learning Japanese through a social media platform and speaking that foreign language.
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The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

21-Day Immunity Plan: Indian-origin doctor in UK releases book with hacks to fight Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | London
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Dr Aseem Malhotra’s ‘The 21-Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Fight Infection’ is pegged as a tried and tested method of how in just 21 days people can prevent, improve and even potentially reverse many of the underlying risk factors that exacerbate how infections, including coronavirus, affect humans and improve their ability to recover.
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With the constant support of bibliophiles, some of the privately-run libraries are braving the Covid-19 situation and opened to business in July. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
With the constant support of bibliophiles, some of the privately-run libraries are braving the Covid-19 situation and opened to business in July. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Hit by Covid-19 pandemic, Pune libraries use every trick in the book to survive

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Of the 190 libraries across Pune (100 privately-owned and 90 government libraries), at least 100 have witnessed reduced subscriptions and revenues over the past few months.
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Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, died Monday of complications from pneumonia in Southampton, N.Y., according to her daughter, Maura Sheehy. She was 83.(AP Photo, File)
Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, died Monday of complications from pneumonia in Southampton, N.Y., according to her daughter, Maura Sheehy. She was 83.(AP Photo, File)

Writer-journalist Gail Sheehy, author of bestselling book ‘Passages,’ dies at 83

By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New York
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life was published in 1976 and immediately caught on with a generation torn by the cultural revolution of the time, sorting through mid-life struggles, marital problems, changing gender roles and questions about identity.
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Recommendations for a good weekend read
Recommendations for a good weekend read

5 books to binge-read this weekend

By Arpita Das | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:17 AM IST
These five novels will keep you great company from brunch to supper
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Books that can provide comfort in the darkest of times: Savour this engrossing stories

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:57 PM IST
You couldn’t have asked for more than these heartwarming stories that these books offer to you. From the tale about the birth of modern art in South Mumbai to an emotional one about ‘Big Uncle’ and many more, these books can provide comfort in the darkest of times. Just savour these riveting tales.
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Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them.(ANI)
Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them.(ANI)

Chandigarh NGO sets up mobile library in minivan, helps underprivileged students

By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Mohali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them amid the financial setback due to coronavirus.
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The image shows author D. L. Jennings’ mom holding his book Gift of the Shaper.(Reddit/@dljennings)
The image shows author D. L. Jennings’ mom holding his book Gift of the Shaper.(Reddit/@dljennings)

Author DL Jennings’ mom found his book at her local library. Her proud expression is making netizens’ smile

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:59 PM IST
“There is such joy in witnessing your children realizing their dreams,” read one comment under the post.
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This mage released by W.W. Norton shows Philip Roth: The Biography by Blake Bailey, expected next April.(W.W. Norton via AP)
This mage released by W.W. Norton shows Philip Roth: The Biography by Blake Bailey, expected next April.(W.W. Norton via AP)

Philip Roth’s biography, a 880-page book by Blake Bailey to release in April

By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New York
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Biographies of living subjects come in different categories: authorised, in which the subject participates and often has final approval; unauthorised, written without the subject’s cooperation, and those like Bailey’s that land in between.
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Books, toys, cartoons on the walls, welcome to a child-friendly police station

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 10:38 PM IST
Spaces will be created for an activity room for children at Ludhiana’s Shimlapuri police station. It will be painted in pleasing colours with cartoon characters. Toys and books will also be available
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Adapting a 500-page novel is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen sometimes.(Unsplash)
Adapting a 500-page novel is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen sometimes.(Unsplash)

Books to screen: 2020’s films and TV shows inspired by popular books

By Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Screen adaptations of some books have become so popular that it might be forgotten that these stories were originally books. Adapting a 500-page novel, however, is no easy task as some scenes or instances which work so well in the books, just don’t translate to the screen.
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Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Pakistan bans 100 books saying they contain ‘anti-national and blasphemous’ content

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 02:12 PM IST
The Curriculum and Textbook Board of Punjab, Pakistan has banned around one hundred books being taught in private schools on grounds that they contained “anti Pakistan as well as blasphemous” content.
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File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)
File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)

‘He brings that X-factor’: Windies all-rounder names player who ‘doesn’t play by the rules of the book’

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:07 AM IST
“There’s the traditional English way of doing it by the book, but all good teams need the X-factor. I think he brings that X-factor... Kevin Pietersen brought that X-factor,” Brathwaite told the BBC.
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Surprisingly, words appear on the pages of the book after being burnt as if it’s magic.(Twitter)
Surprisingly, words appear on the pages of the book after being burnt as if it’s magic.(Twitter)

You need to burn this book before reading it, netizens are intrigued too. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 03:48 PM IST
The clip may remind you of Tom Riddle’s diary or the Marauders Map from Harry Potter.
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The drone delivering books.(Facebook/@Dawn Knight)
The drone delivering books.(Facebook/@Dawn Knight)

Books ‘fly’ off of shelves to reach students’ houses. All thanks to this librarian

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Kelly Passek used the service to deliver books to the students in Christiansburg’s Montgomery County Public School district, USA.
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