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Books

Taslima Nasreen Faces Protest in Aurangabad, Packed Off To Mumbai

Aurangabad (PTI): Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was sent back from the airport here to Mumbai after protests by a group of people against her visit to the city, police said today. Nasreen landed at the Chikalthana Airport last evening by a flight from Mumbai. Police stopped the author from stepping out of the airport, where a crowd had gathered shouting slogans...

1st Person: Pooja Bhatt Writes Book On How She Triumphed Over Alcoholism

New Delhi(PTI): Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is writing a book on how she overcame alcoholism and hopes she can help others deal with their problem by talking about her journey. She, however, says it is not her autobiography. The book is co-authored with Roshmila Bhattacharya and will be published by Penguin Random House India next year. "I would like to emphasise that it...

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...

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...

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...

Printed Book Won’t Lose Its Relevance: Ruskin Bond

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Eminent children's author Ruskin Bond has said printed books would continue to be in demand despite the advent of digital literature. Quoting the findings of a recent survey, the Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer said paperbacks are way ahead of e-books in terms of popularity. "People are reading printed books in lakhs. The paperbacks have not been replaced as yet,"...

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,...

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...

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Pens Autobiography

New Delhi(PTI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is coming out with her autobiography, "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life", publishers Bloomsbury India announced today. The memoir which will be unveiled on January 27 at the 11th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, will take readers through the "lifelong journey of the only female politician in India to be part...

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...

Upendra Namburi’s New Novel Offers A Timeline Of Corporate India

New Delhi(PTI): Marketing professional Upendra Namburi loves to set his books in short capsules of time to capture its influence on emotions, actions and behaviour and his new novel is an extension of his number series and talks about the fate of a multibillion dollar conglomerate and thousands of its employees. Namburi started a unique format in the numbers series...

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...

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...

Hyderabad Cops Register Case Against Dalit Writer Kancha Ilaiah

Hyderabad(PTI): The Hyderabad Police has registered a case against prominent Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for allegedly hurting religious feelings through his book on the Arya Vysya community, an official said. A student belonging to a Scheduled Caste had earlier alleged that Ilaiah, through his book 'Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu' (Vysyas are social smugglers), not only targeted the Vysya community, but all...