Aman Sethi

  • Economist-Crossword Book Award: 'Incredible Banker' wins best popular book October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: 'The Incredible Banker' by Ravi Subramanian has bagged the 'best popular book' award for 2011, instituted by the Economist-Crossword Book Award. 'The Folded Earth' by Anuradha Roy won the award in the Indian Fiction category while the Indian Non-Fiction award went to 'A Free Man' by Aman Sethi, '17'...
  • Seven new, promising stars of 2011 January 10, 2012

    Aman Sethi He is a journalist who won the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues. His report covered police atrocities in Chhattisgarh villages, as the government finds it increasingly tough to fight the Maoists. Sethi's bond with those who remain...
  • 'A Free Man' is big, both on form and substance December 22, 2011

    'A Free Man' by Aman Sethi is smallish and compact, much like its protagonist Mohammed Ashraf. The book comes encased in an elegant white dust jacket that to me cried out to be picked up. And once I turned a few pages, I found I couldn't put it down easily,...
  • 'Wandering Falcon' wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Jamil Ahmad's The Wandering Falcon has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2011. As the name suggests, the winner is always a first-time author, and what better start to a literary career than to win an award with your first book? Ahmad, a 78-year-old retired civil servant completed...
  • Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist announced November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Amidst all the big ticket literary prizes on the Indian landscape, the one that still has the most hearts racing is the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. After all, as the name suggests, the winner is always a first-time author, and what better start to a literary career...
  • Rushdie, Kiran Desai bring out AIDS Sutra December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: December 1 is World AIDS Day and here is a look at a book called AIDS Sutra, with 16 top writers from India pitching in to highlight the scale of the issue. About 2.4 million Indians live with HIV/AIDS and the book, the anthology AIDS Sutra, aims to...