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...
  • '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...