Peter Griffin

  • Why Imran Khan avoids being on social media 03-01-2014 04:03 PM

    Mumbai: The level of information that Facebook has on people is remarkable-and we volunteer it. If the government asked these questions, I would say, "Why would you care who I'm married to or who I'm dating? It's none of your business! Why do you need to know what music I...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram 25-07-2013 01:31 PM

    Rahul Ram is super-busy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire red-bandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • Penguin's quick lit for eBook enthusiasts 09-07-2013 12:30 PM

    In 2011, Amazon launched kindle singles, novella-length, non-fiction and long-form journalism mainly. At a dollar a pop, these singles (a riff on the music industry's term for single tracks released for sale on their own, as opposed to albums) quickly earned praise and a following. Now, India's publishing biggie, Penguin,...
  • Footnotes from Jaipur Literature Fest 14-02-2013 03:01 PM

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  • 13 books to add to your reading list 17-01-2013 11:38 AM

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  • David Davidar: Aleph books will be competitively priced 30-04-2012 06:35 PM

    David Davidar Age: 53 Profile: Co-Founder and MD, Aleph Book Company Career: Over 25 years as a publishing professional. Founder-publisher of Penguin India at age 26; was then variously CEO & Publisher, Penguin India; MD, Dorling Kindersley India; CEO, Pearson India; Publisher, Penguin Canada; President & Publisher, Penguin Canada; CEO,...
  • Sanjna Kapoor: Sheer madness kept Prithvi going 21-03-2012 12:45 PM

    Sanjna Kapoor Age: 44 Education: Very little (O-levels) Designation: Co-founder and director of Junoon, ex-director, Prithvi Theatre Career: Worked 21 years at Prithvi, energising the venue with various initiatives, programmes and festivals Interests: The world of theatre, scuba diving and walking in the wild Tell us a little about the...
  • The giant chronicles: Two books worth reading 16-01-2012 01:08 PM

    Im Feeling Lucky is a memoir by one of Googles early employees. Edwards was one of the few non-geeks in Googles early years. He worked in marketing, and was, in fact, the one responsible for much of the search engines tone in its interface with users. Its hard to remember...
  • 'Js & The Times of My Life' has a witty raconteur 19-09-2011 11:17 AM

    There are two terrible things about Jug Suraiyas cleverly-named memoir. One is the - sigh - clever name, with the words js and The Times set in the typefaces of the logos of the long-departed and still lamented JS (alias, The Junior Statesman), and the still-thriving Times of India, just...
  • Coke Studio comes to India 18-06-2011 11:48 AM

    Almost the first thing we asked Wasim Basir, Coke's director of marketing, was: What took you so long? He laughed. "There are a lot of reasons why now is the right time to bring it here, but I guess the best way to apologise for the delay is by giving...
  • Forbes India: Most expensive homes in India 03-11-2010 10:37 AM

    Mukesh Ambani's vaastu-compliant building is 550 feet tall and has about 400,000 square feet of floor space, with residential and guest accommodation, maintenance levels, a ballroom (wall-to-wall crystal chandeliers), entertainment stages and theatres, gyms, six parking levels, a garden level, a swimming pool, and that Mumbai necessity, an ice room...