AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin Yesterday

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • Anderson dismisses Pietersen's bullying culture claims October 10, 2014

    London: England pace spearhead James Anderson has dismissed claims made by Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography that a bullying culture flourished in the team in the recent years and described the developments in the last few days as "sad". The release of KP: The Autobiography this week has been accompanied by...
  • Document surfaces outlining Kevin Pietersen's misbehaviour October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's monopoly of the airwaves and printed media regarding his claims of bullying in the England cricket team's dressing room ended abruptly on Tuesday with the leaking of an email outlining his poor behaviour on last year's disastrous Ashes series in Australia. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) insisted...
  • Graeme Swann labels Kevin Pietersen's book 'fiction' October 7, 2014

    Former England team mate Graeme Swann began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen's new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne". Speaking at an awards ceremony at Lord's, Swann denied accusations that he was part of a clique of bowlers guilty of what Pietersen called...
  • Watch: Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir' October 5, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Palki S Upadhyay, actor Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir'. ...
  • And Then One Day: A powerful memoir by Naseeruddin Shah September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: "Learn your lines and don't bump into the furniture", said Naseeruddin Shah when someone asked him a question about acting on stage and the entire auditorium roared with claps and laughter. I quickly noted this line down on my copy of And Then One Day and thought I...
  • My autobiography will ruffle few feathers in the film industry but that is not of any concern to me: Naseeruddin Shah September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' is a candid recount of almost four decades of his life and the actor is happy that it is being appreciated though he says it may ruffle a few feathers in the film industry. One of the most formidable actors in Hindi...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing on November 6 September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way My Autobiography" will be released November 6, the publishers announced on Tuesday. "I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require...
  • Sonia's reaction boosted sales of my book, says Natwar August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday said she should not have reacted to the controversy caused by his book, and that her intervention only helped increase the sale of his just released autobiography. Singh claimed Sonia and her daughter Priyanka's May...
  • My father should write his autobiography, says Manmohan Singh's daughter August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh, who has penned her parent's biography, today said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10year rule. Daman, whose book "Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan" will be published on Sunday, said that...
  • Now, Governor Margaret Alva to release her autobiography August 5, 2014

    Outgoing Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is planning to release her autobiography in next few months detailing her journey "from a middle class family to Raj Bhawan" and the Congress veteran insists that she is "not writing the book to create a controversy". 72yearold Alva, who completed her tenure as Rajasthan Governor...
  • My father won't do what Natwar Singh did: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha said that her father will not do what former union minister Natwar Singh did and reveal what transpired during his tenure in the Congress and the government. She said, "My father has a diary for over 40 years. It has lots of sensitive information....
  • Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was still crucified August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was not a beneficiary in the Bofors scam, claimed former foreign affairs minister Natwar Singh in an interview to CNNIBN. "Rajiv Gandhi did not take a penny in the Bofors scam, but still he was crucified," said Singh, who has criticised the Congress leader...
  • CNNIBN Exclusive: Natwar Singh interview August 1, 2014

    Former union minister Natwar Singh's autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography' has generated a lot of controversies with claims like Congress President Soni Gandhi did not become the prime minister in 2004 as her son Rahul as against it and not because she renounced the post. He has...
  • Indian film industry's iconic personalities get together to launch Dilip Kumar's autobiography June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stage glittered as Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar, launched thespian Dilip Kumar's longawaited autobiography "The Substance and The Shadow" in his presence here Monday evening. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to...
  • Dilip Kumar's autobiography narrates details of his career, marriage and 'bitter breakup' with Madhubala June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in an autobiography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7. Numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of the cinematic legend, who began as a "diffident novice" in Hindi cinema in the early...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? March 19, 2014

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was an active member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement made his foray into politics on Sunday as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He may also contest the general elections from a Haryana or Rajasthan seat. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins work on his autobiography March 1, 2014

    Soon cricket fans around the world will come to know the story of Sachin Tendulkar from the man himself as the batting icon has started work on his autobiography. "The work on it has started. If I give out the details of it, then who will read it? When the time...
  • Big B launches Mary Kom's autobiography, calls her a legendary figure December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Olympic medalwinning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, especially from the northeast, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Monday. "Mary Kom is already a legendary figure in the country, loved and admired by all. She has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, more...
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography It's about control and settling old scores December 5, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography sees how the former Manchester United boss transformed a struggling club into one of the world's best; across 26 years, how he transformed United from just another football club into a worldwide business brand. Rather than 'My Autobiography', the book should have really been called "Settling Old...
  • I'm not qualified to write autobiography: Amitabh Bachchan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is not 'qualified' to pen an autobiography even though he has an illustrious career of over four decades in Indian cinema. At an open questionandanswer session at the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 in the capital Friday night, Big B was asked if he has...
  • Grand setting as Ferguson delivers word from on high October 22, 2013

    London: It was irreverently described as the biggest book release since The Bible and the publishers certainly guarded Alex Ferguson's latest book of revelations with more reverence than most football autobiographies. Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United manager in May, arrived to meet the world's media in a grand, chanderliered hall...
  • Angelina Jolie set for over 30 mn pounds autobiography deal October 22, 2013

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie is ready with her autobiography and is in the process of finalising a publisher. Her book deal will reportedly be over 30 million pounds. Three US based publishing houses are said to be in the race and vying for her attention, reports dailystar.co.uk. "Whoever gets her will be...
  • Former CEO Jorma Ollila concedes mistakes in Nokia's downturn October 18, 2013

    Helsinki: Former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila, who steered the Finnish company to become the world's biggest maker of cellphones, has conceded that several mistakes were made during his tenure, including a failure to predict changing customers' needs and developing new software. In his memoir, which translates from the Finnish as "An...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become a professional footballer...
  • Hussey backtracks, says he was wrong on Gurunath's role in CSK October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after claiming that Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested for his alleged role in the IPL spotfixing and betting scandal, was actually running the Chennai Super Kings team, Michael Hussey on Monday made a Uturn, saying that he might have written wrongly in his autobiography. In his book...
  • Milkha Singh's 'The Race of My Life' is a disappointing package deal August 2, 2013

    Milkha Singh's autobiography couldn't have found a more opportune time for its release but leaves you wondering what extra did it tell than shown in the movie on his life Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The biopic has proved to be a kind of rebirth for India's most celebrated runner. He is...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh part II July 20, 2013

    (Continuing after Part I) Asian Games, Tokyo, 1958. I was itching to jump to that, but held myself back. It was equally important to know when did it all begin. That's how I continued. When did you realise that you can become an athlete? MS: The credit for that goes to the...
  • Abhinav Bindra's autobiography to be adapted into movie April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra's autobiography 'A Shot at History' will be adapted into a film with a USbased production house acquiring its movie rights. Amit Bolakani, a New Yorktrained actor, found the book entertaining while being insightful and along with his business partners decided to acquire the rights. "It's...