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  • Alchemist graphic novel is a good one time read 31-05-2011 02:03 PM

    "It was a dream of mine to have 'The Alchemist' as a graphic novel" - Paulo Coelho. Well, The Alchemist - A Graphic Novel is pretty much about Coelho's personal legend than anything else. One of the most inspiring and fascinating stories told in more than two decades, The Alchemist...
  • Delhi's satirical portrait in Gokhale's new book 30-05-2011 01:23 PM

    Namita Gokhale's pretty much holding up a mirror to Delhi's high-flying elite with her latest book, Priya in Incredible Indyaa. I read this through in one siting, a lazy Saturday afternoon, but must admit right at the outset to not having read Paro (the prequel, if you're going backwards). Paro...
  • Penguin India appoints Chiki Sarkar as publisher 27-05-2011 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, the former editor in chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India, the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent. Sarkar has worked with best-selling authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Mohammed Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Rujuta Diwekar. Before...
  • Book on sex: It has 200 blank pages 04-03-2011 11:08 AM

    London: What does every man think apart from sex? A British author says "nothing" and has written a book on it. Except that the book has just a cover and has 200 blank pages. Sheridan Simove's book is titled - "What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex", the Daily...
  • Holiday book pile: Power women, Kasab, Gandhi 30-12-2010 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Enjoy an exciting mix of fact and fiction in your book cart this holiday weekend -- whether it's about power women, Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab or recreating Mahatma Gandhi through his grandchildren. Book: "Forgotten"; Written by Bilkees I. Latif; Priced at Rs.225; Published by Penguin-India This...