Books & Literature
23rd Delhi Book Fair to begin from August 26

NEW DELHI:  Good news for the bibliophiles of the national capital, the Delhi Book Fair is all set to begin from August 26.

Khet Mazdoors stage dharna for plots, pensions

NAKODAR: More than one hundred activists, including women of Khet Mazdoor Union on Friday, staged a dharna in front of the office of sub divisional magistrate(SDM)  here for their demand after marching in town.

Italian actress understands common words in Hindi

New Delhi: Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion, who has shot for singer-songwriter Arko Pravo Mukherjee's new single "Aainda" with Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, says she is familiar with "common words" in Hindi.

Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles

"Conquering kings their titles take.." begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look at them for something inviting, intriguing, or even incongruous in their name. While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the norm, even among them, some have an edge in captivating readers.

Enid Blyton, an imaginative, inventive and prolific writer

Remember wanting to find what what adventures Jo and his sisters get up the Faraway Tree, what mystery the Five Find-Outers (and Buster the dog), or the Famous Five stumble into in their summer holidays? Or the escapades of Darell and her friends at school, of Noddy in Toyland or that rascally trickster Brer Rabbit?

Of women, interns and historical myths

New Delhi,  Read an interesting bunch of women-centric stories by Ambai; flick through a comic based on interns in a brand management company; wade through a mesmerizing tapestry of myth, history and legend to reveal the plight of farmers in the age of industry and capital and also go through a collection of real-life stories which are reflective of a life lived with grace.

Free press important to keep people informed of reality: Dalai Lama

New Delhi, A free press has an important role to play in keeping people of a country informed of the reality, Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel peace laureate the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday.

The short screen stories that influenced generations of Indians

Title: 30 Second Thrillers; Author: K.V. Sridhar; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 334; Price: Rs 499

Vivekananda wanted Hindu reformation first

Title: The Modern Monk: What Vivekananda Means to Us Today; Author: Hindol Sengupta; Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 207; Price: Rs 399

Readers can relate to supernatural world in my book: Author Shweta Taneja

New Delhi,  At a time when occult practices are hardly believed and those which were earlier considered sort of mandatory are now understood to be superstitions, can a book themed around black magic attract readers?

The good, bad and the ugly: Life of a 'secular Muslim' in India (Book Review)

Book: Azadi's Daughter: Being a Secular Muslim in India; Author: Seema Mustafa; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Price: Rs 299; Pages: 185

Amish Tripathi announces first non-fiction work

Mumbai,  "Shiva Trilogy" author Amish Tripathi on Tuesday announced the release of his first non-fiction book, "Immortal India".

'The Affair' by Hardik Mehta ode to couples of Mumbai

MUMBAI: Hardik Mehta's short film "The Affair" is an ode to the couples of Mumbai.

The key aide who ensures a US President's success or failure (Book Review)

Title: The Gatekeepers; Author: Chris Whipple; Publisher: Crown/Penguin Random House LLC; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 799

Writer who is making mythology 'cool', one novel at a time (Book Review) Marvel to create first Chinese superhero comic book Of murders and unpredictable twists: Author Ravi Subramanian on thriller writing Lost or distorted messages: A literary malady (Column: Bookends) Hillary Clinton's second Presidential bid: An autopsy How a once shy girl became Tamil Nadu's 'Amma' (Book Review) A trenchant tale of Trump's triumph A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir Akshay Kumar launches book on 'Veerappan' The man and his mission: Many facets of India's 'Metro Man' Of mysteries, love and junk Islamabad Literature Festival starts on Friday Government-RBI tango that set the stage for note ban When righting news reports, get it write A world of good news: Countries that overcame major problems A classic on meditation The incredible journey from Dalip Rana to The Great Khali Novel set in WW-II era launched in Capital Power and its practitioners: A witty but disturbing look (Book Review) Riveting narration of ISRO's climb from Kerala fishing village to Mars Booking a contribution to Indian letters: A publisher's story Odd people and what we owe to them Agartala book fair: Over 300 poets to recite on weekend Celebrated Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma dead An Everest mystery, ideas for the future, and writing skills Taj Literature Festival postponed due to elections Lifetime achievement award for publisher K.P.R. Nair Urdu poet, lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri dead Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize
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