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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Books

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...

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...

Book To Spread Awareness On Preventable Child Blindness

New Delhi(PTI): An illustrated book seeks to address the problem of visual impairment due to refractive error in children and is available in English and six other Indian languages. The book titled "The Singing Tree" is being distributed to 75,000 children free of cost to spread awareness on visual impairment and its easy identification and treatment. The story of "The Singing...

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 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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

Devdutt Thanks Internet, Chetan Bhagat and JK Rowling For Revolution

New Delhi (PTI): The publishing industry in India underwent a major change over a decade ago, thanks to the Internet, J K Rowling, Potter and Chetan Bhagat, says popular writer Devdutt Pattanaik. With over 30 books to his credit, Pattanaik recalls how around 2005-06, he was still a part-time writer when the game for writers changed. Trained in medicine studies, he worked...

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...

Digital Trending: Love In The Times Of Social Media

New Delhi(PTI): In today's technology and social media driven world, 'true love' may seem passe, but Durjoy Dutta, one of India's leading romantic fiction writers, said digital love, like romances in the earlier times, is very "passionate". "It's great to find your soul-mate at the click of a button," he said. The writer of bestselling books like, "Of Course I Love...

‘Samaya’ Presents ‘Mahabahu’ To Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia litterateur and Editor-in-Chief of Odia daily the ‘Samaya’ on July 27 bequeathed a copy of the ‘Mahabahu’ to Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik at the Chief Minister’s Office(CMO) in the state secretariat here. The book published by the Asirbad Publications, a unique and first of its kind researched documents on the evolution and socio-cultural influences of Lord Jagannth...