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Tall Man: Ex-President Pranab, Ex-PM Deve Gowda At Release Of Biju Patnaik’s Pictorial Biography

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury participated in the launch of the pictorial biography of Odisha’s stalwart Biju Patnaik here today. The leaders were welcomed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the day, official sources said. The...

Myself Read Very Few Children’s Books As A Boy: Ruskin Bond

New Delhi(PTI): His prolific ability to churn out stories for kids notwithstanding, one of India's most-loved authors Ruskin Bond read very few children's books as a boy as he graduated straight from comic papers to adult fiction. Bond shares this secret in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again", which is a story about his life when...

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...

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...

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,...

Renown Writer Ramendra Kumar Felicitated In Sri Lanka

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Noted writer Ramendra Kumar, whose stories feature in Sri Lankan text books, has been felicitated in the neighbouring country for his contribution to children's literature. Kumar is an award-winning writer with 32 books to his credit. His writings have been translated into 14 Indian and 13 foreign languages and have found a place in school text books and anthology also...

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...

When Writer Sudha Murthy Was Called ‘Cattle Class’ at Heathrow Airport

New Delhi (PTI):  "Go and stand in the economy class queue. This line is for business class travelers," a well-heeled lady told Sudha Murthy at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairman of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question. But, what eventually got Sudha's goat...

Bengali Poet Joy Goswami To Get 31st Moortidevi Award

New Delhi(PTI): Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017, a selection board meeting announced here today. The committee, headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, unanimously decided to confer the award upon Goswami for his poetry collection titled 'Du Dondo Phowara Matro'. It is the first time the award will be...

Sonia Asked Chidambaram To Ensure No Unfair Treatment To ‘Tehelka’ Magazine

New Delhi(PTI): In 2004, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi wrote to the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram asking him to ensure that the financers of Tehelka are not meted out "unjust or unfair treatment", claims former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly. Tehelka magazine had done a sting operation on alleged corruption in defence deals during the previous Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA...

HarperCollins Releases Its Business Imprint in India

New Delhi (PTI):  HarperCollins has launched its business imprint in India and the impressive list of books includes ones by the likes of Raghuram G Rajan, Satya Nadella and Devdutt Pattanaik. Harper Business is home to classics that form the cornerstone of every businessperson's library and to cutting- edge new ideas that redefine management, economics, and business narrative, the publishers...

A Unique Book Reading Session For Kids With Hearing Loss

New Delhi(PTI): A special sign-language storytelling session for children with hearing loss will be held next week. HarperCollins Children s Books, in association with Atulyakala and the Sanket Foundation, will host the session to make the world of stories more accessible to these children. The first reading will be held at the Mount Carmel School in Sector 22, Dwarka, here February...

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...

4-Year-Old Assam Kid ‘Youngest Author Of India’

Lakhimpur in Assam(PTI): At an age when children can barely string two sentences together, four-year old Ayan Gogoi Gohain of Assam's North Lakhimpur district has earned the rare distinction of 'Youngest Author of India'. The India Book of Records has bestowed the title on Gohain, a student of St Mary's School in North Lakhimpur, for his book 'Honeycomb', published in...