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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Books

Amish Tripathi Ventures Into Non-Fiction World With “Immortal India”

Mumbai (PTI): Bestselling writer Amish Tripathi who has entertained readers with his mythological series on Lord Shiva and Lord Rama, has announced his entry into the non-fiction genre, with his new book, "Immortal Inida". The book which was launched over a Facebook Live session here, is a collection of the author's essays and speeches, on the "burning issues surrounding the...

Book Explores Secrets Embedded In Internet Searches

New Delhi(PTI): Want to know more about secrets of people? Just analyse their Internet searches, says a book by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who has used Google data to measure racism, self-induced abortion, depression, child abuse and hateful mobs. Internet searches also have lots of information that is missed by the polls that can be helpful in understanding, among many other subjects,...

Uncomfortable Zone: Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy In His Book Spits Venom Against PC

New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) RBI governors share bittersweet relationship with the government but rarely has any central banker contemplated leaving his job twice, as did Y Venugopal Reddy, who wanted to quit soon after P Chidambaram became finance minister in 2004 and then before his tenure ended. Reddy, who was Reserve Bank governor from September 2003 to September 2008, shared...

Down Memory Lane: When Sonia Said ‘Will Miss Tantrums’ Of Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi(PTI): "I will miss his tantrums" is what Congress president Sonia Gandhi said while bidding farewell to Pranab Mukherjee from the Congress Working Committee at a meeting which formally approved his name as the UPA's presidential nominee in June 2012. "After briefing the meeting on the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi bid me an emotional farewell...Thereafter, with a mischievous smile...

Gandhi Jayanti: Books To Highlight The Mahatma’s Legacy

New Delhi(PTI): On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, publishers have come up with a number of books on his overview, his person, philosophy, and practices as well as a critical edition of his autobiography. Penguin Random House India will publish the critical edition of "An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth" while Oxford University Press...

Documentary on Amartya Sen

Kolkata (PTI):  Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is the subject of a documentary film 'An Argumentative Indian' made by economist and filmmaker Suman Ghosh, for whom he is an "economist with a heart". Sen has authored a book with the same name. The film has been made over 15 years from 2002 and is structured as a free-flowing conversation between Sen and...

HarperCollins Celebrates 25 Years With 25 Special Edition

New Delhi (PTI) HarperCollins India has come out special editions of 25 of its popular books to celebrate its 25th anniversary of publishing. Among the books in the "Harper 25 Series" are Amitav Ghosh's "The Hungry Tide", "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga, A P J Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points", Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies", "Fault Lines" by Raghuram G Rajan...

Cricketer Turned Into Bapu: When The Mahatma Weilded The Willow!

New Delhi(PTI): Those familiar with Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography will know that as a school boy Bapu was averse to all forms of physical exercises. But, little is known about his fascination for cricket. A new book 'Mahatma on the Pitch: Gandhi & Cricket in India' talks about how the father of the nation enjoyed and embraced the British sport, which went...

Amish Tripathi Portrays Sita As Warrior In His Latest Book

New Delhi, (PTI): After spinning alternative tales around Hindu mythological characters like Shiva and Ram, Amish Tripathi's latest book 'Sita- Warrior of Mithila' portrays the main female character of Ramayana in a stronger and braver role. Written in a "multi-linear narrative", the second book in the 'Ram Chandra Series' tells the story of Sita, the princess of Mithila, from long before...

Special Literary Festival From Oct 26 To Celebrate Penguin’s 30th Anniversary

New Delhi(PTI): Penguin Random House India will host a special literary and cultural festival here later this month to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the event has an interesting line-up of the likes of Arundhati Roy, Perumal Murugan, Ruskin Bond and Shashi Tharoor. The calendar has an eclectic and vibrant mix of authors and books for everyone, says Hemali Sodhi,...

Every Writer Has Fundamental Right To Speak: SC

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court has refused to ban the controversial book--Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu (Vysyas are social smugglers) penned by prominent Dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah, saying every author has a fundamental right to voice ideas freely. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud junked a PIL filed by a...

Book embarks on a journey spanning 3,700 years

New Delhi (PTI): Spanning across Harappa, Kashi, Constantinople, Goa and the Vatican, a book oscillates from history to mythology, occult to religion and exorcism to gunfights as it seeks solutions to unanswered questions on the Indus Valley Civilization. "Harappa: Curse of the Blood River" takes readers on a journey spanning 3,700 years, right from 1700 BCE Indus Valley to modern-day Delhi...

When Leonardo da Vinci Visited A Morgue To Perfect Mona Lisa Smile!

New Delhi(PTI): While perfecting Mona Lisa's smile, Leonardo da Vinci spent his nights in the depths of a hospital's morgue, peeling the skin off cadavers and studying the muscles and nerves underneath, says a new book. Da Vinci became fascinated about how a smile begins to form, and he analysed every possible movement of each part of the face to...

John Green Speaks How Depression Affected Him In New Book

New Delhi(PTI): Award-winning author John Green speaks about the kind of mental illness that has affected his life since childhood in his new book, in which he shares the story of a young woman looking for clues in the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while grappling with depression. Green says he has been working on "Turtles All the Way Down"...