CHETAN BHAGAT

  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Chetan Bhagat says Anna Hazare's 'class' has 'placed'; feels that joining politics will make him lose his independence January 25, 2015

    Jaipur: Be it the cold Sunday morning or the throng of people piling in to hear popular Indian writer Chetan Bhagat, the mood at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival was energetic. Dressed in a black velvet bandhgala suit and sporting a distinct salt-and-pepper look, Bhagat was in conversation with Meru Gokhale...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: I've seen Ravi Teja's 'Kick' 27 times, says popular author Chetan Bhagat January 25, 2015

    Jaipur: Popular author Chetan Bhagat on Sunday spoke about his stint in Bollywood, and the amount of research and effort he had to put into his work. Bhagat, who had written the script for the Salman Khan blockbuster 'Kick' along with filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, spoke about the difference between writing a...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sheldon Pollock talks about finding one's 'not self' through modern translations of ancient Indian scriptures January 24, 2015

    Jaipur: The tall, bearded professor looked like any other Caucasian erudite personality. But after listening to him for a minute, one can get dazzled by the eloquence with which he quotes ancient Indian scriptures, shlokas and mantras. On a chilly Saturday morning, noted Sanskrit scholar Sheldon Pollock was in conversation with...
  • '2 States', 'Queen' lead the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starer romantic comedy '2 States' is leading the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations, followed by Kangana Ranaut's comedy drama 'Queen' which has been named in five different categories. The sleeper hits of 2014 have left behind big-budget blockbusters 'PK', 'Happy New Year' and 'Kick'. '2...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Rajasthan's rich heritage to be in focus this year January 19, 2015

    All roads in Jaipur will lead to Diggi Palace on January 21st for the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. With an eclectic mix of speakers' part of this year's program, the festival promises to bigger and better. The lawns of the historic Diggi Palace, which once belonged to a Thakur family,...
  • Chetan Bhagat kickstarts 100-day fitness challenge January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat has entered a fitness challenge in 2015 aiming to transform his physique and inspire fans to become 'Fit for Life'. The 40-year old author has entered the 'Reeboot 100' challenge mooted by fitness brand Reebok, and is set to post updates on social media including Facebook...
  • What might be vulgar for one is reality of the world, says IOTY nominee Chetan Bhagat January 5, 2015

    Chetan Bhagat, the author who rose to fame with his bestsellers, answered few questions from his fans on Monday. Some of his bestselling books have even been adapted into Bollywood films. Bhagat has been nominated as the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for 2014. Here are some of the answers...
  • Bihar's royal family sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat for insulting them in 'Half Girlfriend' November 24, 2014

    Buxar: The royal family of Buxar in Bihar has sent a legal notice to writer Chetan Bhagat claiming that they have been insulted in his latest novel, "half girlfriend". The royal family of Dumraon in Buxar district in Bihar has sent a legal notice to him demanding a public...
  • Chetan Bhagat: My books are not classics, but they're not of the read-and-throw variety; they fall in the middle - they connect, have an impact November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared to face criticism. "I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to...
  • Littering is just as bad as anti-nationalism: Chetan Bhagat on PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Dressed in a simple pink shirt and a black half Nehru jacket, popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat mopped his brow as he blinked in the harsh lights. He was chatting with a few professors and media persons on a balmy evening here, in Delhi. In the city to promote...
  • I'm tired of writing books, want to do something else: Chetan Bhagat October 29, 2014

    Engineer and investment banker-turned-author Chetan Bhagat, now considered a bestselling novelist is taking a break from writing to dwell on "completely new" things. "I am very tired of writing books and want to do something else, something out of the ordinary," says Bhagat. The author spoke about style with substance at a...
  • Live tweet: Chetan Bhagat talks about his journey from IIT Delhi to Bollywood October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Dressed in a simple pink shirt and a black half Nehru jacket, popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat mopped his brow as he blinked in the harsh lights at the Dogra Auditorium at IIT Delhi. "Now," pointing at a well-dressed lady sitting besides him on the dias, "She is is...
  • Interactive, live review of Chetan Bhagat's 'Half Girlfriend' on Facebook and Twitter October 10, 2014

    I have never reviewed a book live - tweeting as I read, answering questions, re-tweeting insights from users on Twitter and Facebook, forming many tiny first impressions before I've even finished reading - and if someone had suggested I do this earlier, I would have been nothing short of scandalized....
  • English the new caste system, decides if you can have a girlfriend, job: Chetan Bhagat October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing criticism for the crass Hindi lines used in his latest book 'Half Girlfriend, author Chetan Bhahat has hit out at critics saying that English has become the new caste system in India. He also went on to say that English even decides whether or not a person can...
  • Chetan Bhagat takes on the 'English types' as critics outrage over crass 'Deti hai to de varna kat le' line from 'Half Girlfriend' October 9, 2014

    Chetan Bhagat's new book - Half Girlfriend - was launched on October 1, 2014. Within a couple of days, social media was abuzz with a line from the book, poking fun at its 'crassness' and it being in Hindi in an English book. 'Deti hai to de varna kat le' was...
  • 'Half Girlfriend, take care of yourself. Daddy could only bring you up to here': Chetan Bhagat posts on Facebook as his book Half Girlfriend hits the stores today October 1, 2014

    Author Chetan Bhagat's new novel, a love story, will be launched today but the book has been available for pre-order on the ecommerce website Flipkart for a long time now. Bhagat, who is considered a bestseller, took to Twitter a couple of months ago to announce the upcoming book along...
  • '2 million Half Girlfriend print run = approx weight of 200 Asian elephants!': Chetan Bhagat tweets fun facts a day before the launch of Half Girlfriend September 30, 2014

    Chetan Bhagat's much hyped book Half Girlfriend is set to launch tomorrow. The author is nervous, excited and has been tweeting some fun facts before the book launch.In what Bhagat calls India's biggest book launch ever, the event will see director Mohit Suri, Ekta Kapoor in conversation with the author...
  • What we know so far and four wildly speculative story lines for Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chetan Bhagat's latest book release just around the corner, we are sure that all his fans and readers are aching to know what the story will be about. To make things easier for his fans, we have made a list of concrete things we know about the...
  • 'I didn't know Stephen's professors didn't like being asked to speak in Hindi.': Read excerpts from Chetan Bhagat's upcoming novel 'Half Girlfriend' ahead of its launch September 17, 2014

    Author Chetan Bhagat's new novel, a love story, is due for release this October and the book is available for preorders on the ecommerce website Flipkart. Last month, the author, who is considered a bestseller, took to twitter to announce the upcoming book along with a short video teaser. 'Hi...
  • 'Aashiqui 2' filmmaker Mohit Suri will direct 'Half Girlfriend' film: Chetan Bhagat confirms on Twitter September 15, 2014

    "Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl called Riya. Madhav didn't speak English, Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship, Riya didn't. Riya wanted friendship, Madhav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend." If you wanted...
  • Chetan Bhagat's favourite movie adaptation of his novels? 'Kai Po Che!' as it was a hard film to make but beautifully done, says the author August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Author Chetan Bhagat, who tried his hand at screenplay writing with the Salman Khanstarrer "Kick", says he may try donning the director's hat when he needs a new 'kick' in life. In an interview, Bhagat has spoken about his tryst with screenplay writing, his new book and plans: Q. "Kick"...
  • Decoding the number game: Six reasons why Chetan Bhagat uses a number in the title of his novels August 8, 2014

    There are a lot of conspiracy theories making rounds about it. There are guesses being made, theories being propounded, and eyebrows being raised. The nation wants to know: Why does Chetan Bhagat have a number in his book titles? Be it 'Five Point Someone', or 'One Night @ the Call Center';...
  • English is the new caste system, my book 'Half Girlfriend' explores this aspect of our society: Chetan Bhagat August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat's new novel, a ruralurban love story about a boy from Bihar falling for an Englisheducated Delhi girl, is set for release this October. Bhagat, who is considered a bestseller, took to Twitter and Facebook to announce details of the upcoming book and accompanied it with...
  • Movies and Candy Crush are my rivals not other books: Chetan Bhagat August 5, 2014

    India's bestselling author Chetan Bhagat says, as an author he is not competing with other books but is making a humble book rise amid things like Candy Crush and movies. The author talks about his new book, The Half Girlfriend. ...
  • Did Chetan Bhagat just coin a new term? 'HalfGirlfriend' joins 'conscious uncoupling' and other words in the relationship jargon August 5, 2014

    So India's beloved author Chetan Bhagat is back with his latest book 'Half Girlfriend'. And while most of his aficionados would be deciphering the meaning of 'Half Girlfriend', we know it for certain that the ace author has just added another interesting jargon in the internet...
  • 'Is 'Half Girlfriend' a result of 'What Young India Wants'?': The funniest Twitter reactions to Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' August 5, 2014

    Chetan Bhagat's fans were anxiously awaiting the announcement of his next book. When the bestselling author posted he will reveal the title of his new book on 5th August, his avid fans could not contain their excitement, but Twitterverse was rejoicing for another reason new Chetan Bhagat jokes!This morning...
  • 'Half Girlfriend': Author Chetan Bhagat's new book is a love story between a Bihari boy and a reluctant girl August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: His last book 'Revolution 20: 20' came out in 2011 and since then Chetan Bhagat has been busy writing scripts for films. The author is back after a long hiatus with his latest book 'Half Girlfriend'. The book's first look was released by ecommerce store Flipkart on Tuesday morning...
  • 'Process of writing a script is not as lonely as writing a novel,' says Chetan Bhagat about his scripting experience with 'Kick' July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Investment banker turned wildly successful novelist Chetan Bhagat is now taking a career turn in Bollywood, with a screenplay he says will tackle social issues in the same vein as the books that made him a youth icon. Bhagat shot to fame with his comingofage tale 'Five Point Someone' in...
  • 'My boss told me I don't deserve to be promoted': Read author Chetan Bhagat's message on Facebook to haters, it actually makes a lot of sense July 25, 2014

    Author Chetan Bhagat is no stranger to bile deserved or not from complete strangers on Twitter and Facebook. To his credit, he normally deals with online abusers with courtesy and humour. The main grouse of social media users against Bhagat is against his writing style. But over the...