Sudha Murty, author and Infosys Foundation Chairperson on her latest book, Three Thousand Stitches, and why she will not write an autobiography.
There are no wars to be won through poetry, no great intentions behind a poem's composition and it is more of a compulsion for self-motivated souls than a mere hobby, says Kiriti Sengupta, a gifted Indian poet, who has more than 17 books of poetry to his credit.
'The clothes were a reminder of the stereotype that is still rampant today. Just like one is expected to wear the finest of silks for a wedding, social workers must present themselves in a plain and uninteresting manner,' she writes. 'Class does not mean huge possession of money. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. '
Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book, the feminine side of India and the end of metaphor and playfulness in the current debate on religion.
A departure from the usual lawyer-setting, Grisham's book remains taut as ever right from the get-go: the story starts with an incredible heist at Princeton University’s Firestone Library — original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works such as The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night are stolen.
Plot and character development in this book are competitively cringe-making, and it’s difficult to decide which is the winner. It’s easy to see who isn’t — the reader. Read this if only you wish to expand your knowledge of fancy desserts and how a five-star kitchen functions.
Faiz’s poetry kept on transcending geographical boundaries and made him the most celebrated poet of the Indian subcontinent. But what makes Faiz unique, and I have said this earlier in an article, is that his poetry also transcends caste, class, regional and even linguistic boundaries.
Majumdar’s well-illustrated and imaginatively designed parable of Indian sport consigns its history to 100 artefacts. For some reason the book, despite having the authoritative title, features artefacts only from Majumdar’s personal collection rather than an assembled lot, which severely limits the scope.
In Doniger’s agile mind and in her skilful hands, these become stories, as the very clever pun in the title suggests, about truth and reality, about how memory, recognition and human consciousness work for the self and for the other.
“The ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world,” the British Library website said about the books.
This book shows the real reach of literature, even if it's from 350 years ago. It also confirms that John Milton's works, particularly ‘Paradise Lost', have themes that are both universal and adaptable to different contexts.
According to reports his popular novel "World`s Best Boyfriend" — a heart-touching story about love, friendship, betrayal and hatred that exists between the two central characters — will soon be adapted in a web series. The book is a complete package defining love, friendship and betrayal.
It has been over a century since the Titanic sank in April 1912 with over two-thirds of people aboard dying in the freezing Atlantic, but their bravery, sacrifice, privilege, cowardice, and the owners' hubris, continues to inspire stories across media. What about a ship near enough to help but didn't?
The greatest challenge for a short story writer, says one of the foremost names in the field — who might not be too well known in India but has built up an impressive resume in the US — is to stick to its ideal length, with the writer captivating his readers in a way that they have no desire for more.
The fame of Jane Austen rests on her half a dozen major works all published in the last half dozen years of her all too short life (1775-1817) of which nearly two-thirds was spent writing.
Stayed up late at night to give the final revision? Gave up watching TV to score good marks, but all in vain? Then, Ashwin Sanghi's latest, '13 Steps to Bloody Good Marks' with its smart study hacks is just the book for you. Its a must read for every student who wants to score good.
Since it's release it has been received well and has set the world talking. In fact, many readers have lauded her as a Muslim Belle De Jour, bringing a taboo subject into the open. It has dedicated chapters on various sexual positions and other sexual guides, from 'BDSM' to 'shower sex' it talks about everything.
The British Library, which is leading an international partnership to digitise rare material from its South Asian printed book collection, has scanned 1,000 old and rare printed Bengali books of the 19th century, according to project co-ordinators.
The author said she trawled through "Raj-era cantonment and municipal records" in the hill town for a year while researching for the book -- "Dalhousie... Through My Eyes", which was released last week in Delhi by Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy.
Amish’s ability to retain the essence of a myth while completely reinventing it is one of his strong points, and he does not disappoint.
The horrors of domestic abuse and a writer’s determination to overcome it
Universities must diversify and innovate to serve the needs of the majority
A collection of writings offers a rare insight into the life of one of India’s most eminent but little remembered public activists
Jairam Ramesh said that much has been written and discussed about Indira Gandhi's career as a politician and as the PM, but her love for environment, how it shaped the environmental laws and decisions during her tenure has been overshadowed. So he took up that aspect of Indira Gandhi's life and wrote about it.
Besides issues like political turbulence or struggle for women's rights, there is a beautiful Pakistan that resides in the global map and Omar Zafarullah's book 'A Hundred Journeys' brings out the beauty through a bunch of memories penned down.
Brutally sidelined by critics, made fun of by several headline authors and even rejected for its "average and below-average" standard of writing, the continued rise of popular fiction in India is a story of optimism against an elitist point of view.
A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including an award-winning trilogy — "The Incredible Banker", "The Bankster" and "Bankerupt" — and is now back with a fast-paced novel, "In the Name of God"
Monsoon Diaries: Creations of six contemporary poets to make your rainy day perfect!
The 'Harper 25 Series' gives people the chance to revisit some of the wonderful books published in the last 25 years.
Amit Bhattacharyya's book conflates Naxalism with the larger ambit of the Maoist movement
A round-up of the latest thrillers in bookshops
A book of this nature, and ambition, immediately raises the question of the criteria for inclusion. It could be what the anthologist likes best, or it could be representational.
The growing interest of readers in knowing about the lives of celebrities and other leading personalities, coupled with exorbitant marketing and promotion of such books, have toppled the rightful place that fiction once commanded.
The partition narrative is a complex web of political and religious discourse overlaid with diverse emotional experiences and responses.
In the vast pool of Indian writers writing in English, Rohinton Mistry occupies an unique space. His oeuvre is rich in depth but is not staggeringly expansive. The author has written three novels and one collection of short stories, apart from few stray stories written for different journals.
Vaasanthi Sundaram has written several novels and essays in Tamil and English, the most popular ones being Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen and The Silent Storm.
Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact — including rape — and is a traumatising event linked to numerous mental health consequences associated with negative outcomes such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, alcohol dependence and attempted suicide.