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5 long reads for the lockdown

March 29, 2020 3:31:10 pm

These five books are rich not just in page count but also in terms of compelling content. Go ahead and lose yourself in them, even as we wait for the world to come back to normal.

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Kite Runner, The Alchemist in Kangana Ranaut’s book suggestions; watch video

March 29, 2020 2:00:52 pm

In a video shared on Instagram, Kangana Ranaut can seen talking about the importance of films and books, more specifically the latter for the way it engages intellectually.

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Feeling down? Here are some books to help soothe frayed nerves

March 26, 2020 6:09:55 pm

The world right now might look like a compelling dystopian novel, but let's look for some magic in words.

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NBT offers free download of books to encourage reading during coronavirus lockdown

March 26, 2020 12:44:58 pm

As part of the #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative, over 100 books are available for download from the NBT website, an autonomous body under the HRD Ministry.

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In the time of coronavirus, people are reading more

March 26, 2020 12:12:53 pm

Staying at home is the new prescribed norm and this has led to a sharp increase in the activities one can do at indoors, and one of them is reading.

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Nemai Ghosh passes away: Some books to remember him by

March 25, 2020 7:10:56 pm

Satyajit Ray and Nemai Ghosh had worked together in one of Ray's earlier films, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and it led to a friendship that continued behind the camera as well.

Albert Uderzo, co-creator and illustrator of Astérix, passes away

March 24, 2020 5:05:57 pm

Born on April 25, 1927, he along with René Goscinny had created the enduring Asterix comics in 1959.  In 1977, following the death of Goscinny, Uderzo started writing.

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Woody Allen’s autobiography finds a home

March 24, 2020 12:17:52 pm

Now, another company, Arcade Publishing, has snapped up the book and is releasing it Monday, with a first print run of 75,000 copies.

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Feeling low? Sir Patrick Stewart is here to uplift with some Shakespeare

March 23, 2020 6:15:26 pm

Sir Patrick Stewart read out some Shakespeare to sooth all the frayed nerves at this time.

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Stuck at home? Editors recommend books to read

March 23, 2020 3:40:47 pm

Here are some editors telling you what books you can read and re-read during these times of self-isolation.

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When summer and social distancing collide

March 23, 2020 9:06:42 am

With strict guidelines for social gathering, many first-time novelists will miss their promotional tours. They talk about what’s keeping them busy

Life less

March 22, 2020 9:00:58 pm

That sense of achievement comes through in the very opening pages as Malde starts off describing an “urgent” call from the school on her 50th birthday, the journey there imagining all kinds of mishaps, only to find that it was a surprise birthday celebration with the teachers and children.

Tale of a top cop

March 22, 2020 9:01:57 pm

The riveting autobiography of former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, and the cases that pushed him into the limelight

Dreams and a carnival 

March 22, 2020 9:02:06 pm

A fictional account of the many lives and aspirations that form the invisible armature of the vibrant Jaipur Literature Festival.

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Molly Brodak, poet and memoirist of her father’s crimes, dies at 39

March 26, 2020 8:52:49 am

Brodak graduated from high school in Rochester in 1998, earned a bachelor’s degree at Oakland University there in 2004, then earned a master’s degree in creative writing from West Virginia University in 2008.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie negates claims of plagiarism

March 19, 2020 1:23:36 pm

In 2016, a professional, independent reader who was asked to read both books -- Half Of A Yellow Sun by Adichie (2006) and Sade by Giwa-Amu (1996) -- found no similarities.

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New exhibition will explore William Wordsworth and his sister’s relationship

March 16, 2020 2:07:46 pm

Their relationship was a bit strained after the poet got married but the three always stayed together. The exhibition titled The Child is Father of the Man is taken from one of his poems.

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The literary significance of Ides of March

March 15, 2020 2:31:01 pm

The Ides of March is considered to be pivotal in Roman history as the death of Caesar contributed to the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.

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A detailed account of the life and times of Salar Jung, the forgotten Diwan of Hyderabad

March 15, 2020 9:10:35 am

In Salar Jung’s tenure as Diwan, we find in Dadabhoy’s treatment a comprehensive view of Hyderabad in the second half of the 19th century.

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A look back at the fierce life and ideals of Safdar Hashmi

March 15, 2020 9:11:04 am

Deshpande’s recently released book Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi, encapsulates the life of this talented young man who was killed on the first day of 1989, when he was only 34.