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    • 10 helplessly romantic quotes of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez you're thankful Bollywood scriptwriters never found out 15 hours 17 minutes ago

      His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th...
    • Nobel winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 19 hours 57 minutes ago

      Mexico City: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's...
    • 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination Yesterday

      Sun-Mi Hwang is writer based in South Korea. She has written over 40 books which cover a variety of genres and themes. She has written books for children as well as adults, and has also won numerous accolades for her prolific writing. "The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" is...
    • 'Gone With The Vindaloo' makes for a mouth-watering read Yesterday

      Vikram Nair's debut novel, "Gone With The Vindaloo", is a decadent experience, to say the least. A restaurateur by profession, Nair has brought his flair for food to his literary venture, thereby fusing the two with incredible easy and fluidity. As the book takes us through a gastronomical journey of...
    • 'Fables for All Ages' is a delightful, witty read Yesterday

      Fables for All Ages contains three major stories written by Abanindranath Tagore. Aban Tagore, as the author is better known, was born to the illustrious Tagore house of Jorasankho. His artistic bent of mind expressed itself very clearly from a very young age. Although better known as the founder of...
    • 'Byculla to Bangkok' is a detailed account of political, social scenarios Yesterday

      S Hussain Zaidi is a veteran when it comes to crime reporting. An illustrious journalist, he has written for a number of dailies and periodicals such as The Indian Express, The Asian Age, Mid-Day and others. He has covered a number of investigative articles and some very high-profile criminal news...
    • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read Yesterday

      I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
    • Fumio Obata's 'Just So Happens' is a heart-warming Yesterday

      Home is where the heart is. Home is also sometimes the place that you want to go back to the most and just cannot. There are times you long for it and there are times you cannot stand to be in that place. Relationships perhaps are the crux to home....
    • 'Conversations in the Nude' a must read without prejudice Yesterday

      It is a strange concept if you hear of it the first time round. I did not find it strange though. To me, it felt just as normal as eating, when I thought of it. It is about being sketched in the nude. That is what this book is about...
    • John Green's 'Paper Towns' is bittersweet, yet unique Yesterday

      At one point, I thought that John Green could not write what he did when he wrote, "The Fault in Our Stars" or at least when I read it, I felt that way. Till I picked up, "Paper Towns" (which was published way before TFIOS) and gave it a read....
    • John Coates's 'Patience' makes you think, smile and cheer all the way Yesterday

      Another book on adultery. This time yet again from, "The Novel Cure" Reading Project. This time a book which probably very few people would have heard of, called, "Patience" by John Coates. I could not wait to get my hands on it and when I did, I waited. I tend...
    • 'All the Rage' compiles stories from all walks of life Yesterday

      I have just started reading AL Kennedy's books and I can say with guarantee that I will not stop at two. The first one I read was, "The Blue Book" which left me speechless and breathless. The second one which I have just finished reading is, "All the Rage" -...
    • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President Yesterday

      Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his...
    • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses 3 days ago

      Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed. In an interview with Vanity Fair, author Martin Amis has claimed that the Princes views caused a row...
    • Some amazing lines from Indian-origin poet Vijay Seshadri's Pulitzer prize winning book '3 Sections' 3 days ago

      India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems '3 Sections.' The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced on Monday by Columbia University. Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a "compelling collection of poems that...
    • Meet Vidya, Neha, Ananya, Priyanka: A complete guide to the absolutely terrific women in all of Chetan Bhagat's books 3 days ago

      Delhi: Pretty, long hair, jhumkas, or sexy toes. The women character in author Chetan Bhagat's novels have always been feisty, interesting and independent. Most of his damsels have been vocal about their sexuality and have had a modern outlook towards life. Be it the the fashion designing student, the call...
    • 'The First XI' is about junior version of IPL 4 days ago

      Joy Bhattacharjya, the director of Kolkata Knightriders, in his first book writes about a fictional junior version of the IPL targeted at 10+ ages. The book may be titled 'The First XI' but you walk away with four principal characters who seem to have walked straight out of recent mainstream...
    • Batman turns 75: Here are his best stories, handpicked for you 1 week ago

      There have been thousands of Batman stories published in the last 75 years. To make your work easier for you, we recommend the best storylines. Year One. Arguably the greatest comic book story ever written, this is Frank Miller's re-imagination of how Bruce Wayne became the Bat. If you've seen...
    • Batman nemesis: The good, the bad and the creepy 1 week ago

      The Joker: No list is complete, or even begins, without him. The first great Bat-villain, and arguably the greatest comic book villain ever (Lex Luthor and Magneto fans, please stay your fists). Poison Ivy: Pamela Islay is an immortal femme fatale, and has had many love-hate run-ins with the Bat....
    • Batman turns 75: From grim personal story to sinister villains - what is the secret of The Dark Knight's popularity? 1 week ago

      Delhi: So Batman has entered his 75th year. For a creature born out of acute childhood trauma, nostalgia does not come easily, and we suspect Mr Wayne would take reminiscence as a kind of weakness, but we are not caped crusaders ourselves, so we can afford to look back on...
    • Banning a book pointless in today's age: Ruskin Bond 1 week ago

      It's pointless banning a book in today's day and age when everything is easily available at the click of a mouse. A ban, instead, hypes up even a not-so-worthy book for readers, said noted writer Ruskin Bond. "It is no use banning a book in today's age because one can...
    • Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole books, dies at 68 1 week ago

      London: British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden 'Adrian Mole', has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Penguin Books confirmed on Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier. Born in Leicester, Townsend left school at 15, married at 18, and by...
    • 10 books Konkona Sen Sharma loves and wants you to read April 10, 2014

      From detective novels to popular comics, storybooks and classic literature, books play a key role in widening the horizons of our imagination and introducing us to different perspectives. To ensure they aren't deprived of the pleasure of reading books, celebrities - despite their frenzied and chaotic work lives - take...
    • Unreal Elections: Internet's favourite parody bloggers try to answer crucial but entirely fake questions ahead of 2014 polls April 9, 2014

      Why Narendra Modi's favourite movie is The Lion King, what happens to Arnab Goswami's milkman when he tries to cheat him, how Sonia Gandhi reshuffles her Cabinet with a little help from Britney Spears, Why Arvind Kejriwal can't get rid of his shawl in the Delhi summer, what fills Manmohan...
    • RIP Archie: Popular comic character Archie to be killed off in upcoming comic book April 9, 2014

      Los Angeles: Beloved comic book character Archie Andrews will die in an upcoming issue. Archie Comics announced that the redhead would be killed off. Details of the death are not available, but the story will be covered in "Life With Archie", which will be released on July 16, reported Ace...
    • 'The Syria Dilemma': The only flaw is essays aren't arranged April 9, 2014

      Simply put, there is no good option in Syria. Not only has the time passed for the international community to be able to effect an internal solution to the crisis inside the country, the geopolitical dynamics outside Syria are also changing at a rapid pace. So even if there was...
    • Narendra Modi says his poems are 'like a spring of fresh water', collection of his poetry in English to be out on April 20 April 8, 2014

      New Delhi: It seems Bharatiya Janata Party's PM nominee Narendra Modi is pulling out all stops to convey his message to voters across India. The latest is a collection of his poems out on April 20 in the national capital. Modi's poems in Gujarati have been translated into English and...
    • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Baileys Prize April 8, 2014

      Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowland" has been shortlisted for this year's Baileys Prize, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. "The Lowland", which is about the lives of brothers Subhash and Udayan, their choices and their fate, was described by Helen...
    • 25 of the greatest science fiction books ever written April 8, 2014

      Dune by Frank Herbert is often quoted as 'Science Fiction's answer to Lord of the Rings'. The cast is huge and varied, a tapestry of flesh that includes the likes of noble desert fighters, messiahs, conniving 'witches', and greedy emperors. 'Ender's Game' is the story of a young boy placed...
    • 'The Manager' is more about management than anything else April 7, 2014

      Football is the most loved sport across the world. The fans go absolutely crazy when their favourite teams or players are playing but there is much more to this sport than what it looks like. Football is an industry in itself and a unique one at that because it is...

    Book Extracts

    Book excerpt: 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase'

    Parul Sharma, the author of 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase', grew up in the small towns of Uttar Pradesh. This was fortunate because it ensured that she ran into some rather quirky characters pretty early on in life.

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    'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination

    Sun-Mi Hwang is writer based in South Korea. She has written over 40 books which cover a variety of genres and themes. She has written books for children as well as adults, and has also won numerous accolades for her prolific writing. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel which was first written in 2000. The book went on to become a bestseller, and was adapted into a graphic novel, a musical as well as an animated movie.

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