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  • Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor's '2 States' collects Rs 38.06 crore in opening weekend 21-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: Abhishek Varman's debut directorial '2 States' managed to collect Rs.38.06 crore in its opening weekend. The audience is loving it for its slice-of-life portrayal of two lovers from different states of the country. While it made Rs.12.42 crore on its opening day April 18, '2 States' managed a business...
  • '2 States' - A movie every budding author connects to

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    Writers are all same, says a newspaper correspondent who covers books section of a daily in New Delhi. I had my own reservations on this...

  • 'Gone With The Vindaloo' makes for a mouth-watering read 17-04-2014 11:56 PM

    Vikram Nair's debut novel, "Gone With The Vindaloo", is a decadent experience, to say the least. A restaurateur by profession, Nair has brought his flair for food to his literary venture, thereby fusing the two with incredible easy and fluidity. As the book takes us through a gastronomical journey of...
  • John Coates's 'Patience' makes you think, smile and cheer all the way 17-04-2014 10:20 PM

    Another book on adultery. This time yet again from, "The Novel Cure" Reading Project. This time a book which probably very few people would have heard of, called, "Patience" by John Coates. I could not wait to get my hands on it and when I did, I waited. I tend...
  • 'All the Rage' compiles stories from all walks of life 17-04-2014 10:01 PM

    I have just started reading AL Kennedy's books and I can say with guarantee that I will not stop at two. The first one I read was, "The Blue Book" which left me speechless and breathless. The second one which I have just finished reading is, "All the Rage" -...
  • Meet Vidya, Neha, Ananya, Priyanka: A complete guide to the absolutely terrific women in all of Chetan Bhagat's books 15-04-2014 04:04 PM

    Delhi: Pretty, long hair, jhumkas, or sexy toes. The women character in author Chetan Bhagat's novels have always been feisty, interesting and independent. Most of his damsels have been vocal about their sexuality and have had a modern outlook towards life. Be it the the fashion designing student, the call...
  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize 11-03-2014 07:24 AM

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • Valentine's Day: Will this affair with a married man end well? An excerpt from 'An Atlas of Love' 14-02-2014 11:52 AM

    Anuja Chauhan is the bestselling author of The Zoya Factor, Battle for Bittora and Those Pricey Thakur Girls. Popularly known as the rom-com specialist, she is the undisputed expert in writing contemporary Indian romance novels that pack in oodles of wit, punch and humour-our very own Jane Austen who understands...
  • Oral stories, comics develop interest in literature: Shashi Tharoor 07-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The strong tradition of oral stories in India can be used to develop interest in reading in the country, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. On the second day of the ongoing three-day international conference "Literacy through Literature", Tharoor touched upon multiple topics like the relevance of...
  • 'Tales Of Fosterganj' yet again proves why we love Ruskin Bond 29-01-2014 11:45 PM

    The reading stint for the year 2014 began with this book by one of the India's most loved authors. He is the most effortless storyteller I have ever come across. You have an instant connect with whatever he writes and I personally believe that he is one of the very...
  • Love and remembrance in Suniti Namjoshi’s Suki 21-01-2014 05:35 PM

    Suniti Namjoshi is an acclaimed writer with over 30 titles to her credit, and she weaves the magic yet again with her new novel, Suki. Published by Zubaan, in collaboration with Viking, an initiative of the Penguin Group, the novel explores the beautiful relationship between the narrator, and her cat,...
  • 16 books to pre-order in 2014 07-01-2014 04:34 PM

    Heads-up for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the much-anticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan...
  • Scandal Point: It's all about the dirty secrets of Bollywood 06-11-2013 02:40 PM

    There is a big advantage of an insider writing a book on an industry. The readers get to know the subtleties of a world they have never been a part of. Fahad Samar is a Mumbai based writer-director whose work on the contemporary popular culture has been seen and analysed...
  • 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' review: An 80 kmph ride through Shillong 21-10-2013 06:32 PM

    The barrel of a pistol stares at you and a girl with unkempt hair and piercing eyes has her fingers on the trigger. The cover of Ankush Saikia's 'The Girl from Nongrim Hills' sets the mood for what is to follow. A novel set in Shillong. And comparisons with Anjum...
  • Fatima Bhutto turns novelist, pens debut fiction work 20-10-2013 12:57 PM

    Writer-activist Fatima Bhutto has penned her debut novel which encounters the life of three brothers and two women in a small town in the troubled tribal region of Waziristan near the Afghanistan border. "The Shadow of the Crescent Moon", published by Penguin, chronicles the lives of people trying to live...
  • Rajkumar Yadav's 'Shahid' to be converted into novel 12-10-2013 03:30 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which has got a thumbs up from the critics and has been appreciated at film festivals, will now be converted into a novel. 'Shahid', starring Rajkumar Yadav in the lead role, is coming out Oct 18. It tells the story of lawyer and activist Shahid...
  • Carey Mulligan to star in the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel 17-09-2013 02:17 PM

    London: British actress Carey Mulligan will play a key role in a new movie adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel 'Far From The Madding Crowd', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She will play Bathsheba Everdone. The other cast members include Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen. The film will be shot...
  • Bangalore: Author arrested for derogatory references to Lord Ganesh 29-08-2013 08:13 PM

    The author of a controversial Kannada novel which reportedly made derogatory references to Lord Ganesha was arrested on Thursday on charge of hurting the sentiments of a community. "Yes, the Kalasipalya police have arrested Yogesh Master who has authored the controversial novel," DCP (West) Dr D C Rajappa told PTI...
  • In Which A Cuckoo Comes Calling

    Read Only |  Arunava Sinha
    Everyone knows that most of us read - or will read - The Cuckoo's Calling because it was written by J.K. Rowling. And not all...

  • The Weight Loss Club: The lives of the women of Nancy charted with gentle humour and a keen eye

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    Novels about women and their lives, usually tend to be worthy tomes, the narratives laced with suffering and struggle. Most of the men are weak...

  • Rowling accepts compensation for identity revelation 31-07-2013 05:51 PM

    Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author says her crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, had respectable sales before being exposed in the Sunday Times as a pseudonym. Though there had been...
  • Sneak Peek: First look of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' 25-07-2013 12:06 AM

    The trailer of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out. The movie is an upcoming American science-fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Catching Fire, and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. ...
  • JK Rowling 'very angry' at legal firm over pseudonym leak 19-07-2013 03:06 PM

    London: JK Rowling, celebrated British author of the popular Harry Potter series, has said she is "very angry" after finding out her pseudonym for writing a critically acclaimed crime novel was leaked by a legal firm. The Harry Potter author was revealed as writing under the false identity of male...
  • JK Rowling revealed as author of crime novel 'The Cuckoo's Calling' 15-07-2013 06:55 PM

    London: An ex-military man tries his hand at writing, publishes a debut detective novel, and wins critical acclaim. But here's the twist in the tale: The true identity of the author is none other than "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling. It's impressive literary wizardry by Rowling, who said she relished...
  • My book is about real women doing real things: Sangeeta Mall 24-06-2013 06:21 PM

    Author Sangeeta Mall's 'Flight of the Flamingo', the first title in the Beyond Pink series, takes a look at the real dilemmas of urban women who choose to follow their gut, using their talents and career options to design a life they can be proud of. Author Sangeeta Mall joined...
  • My book has humour, love and some violence: Rajesh Parameswaran 10-06-2013 05:23 PM

    A Bengal tiger wakes up one morning realising he is ravenously in love. A pompous railway supervisor in a small Indian village bites off more than he can chew when a peculiar new clerk arrives on his doorstep. In another place and in another time, a secret agent who spends...
  • Author Jeffrey Archer launches his latest 'Best Kept Secret' in Mumbai 12-03-2013 06:40 PM

    A regular feature in the bestseller lists Jeffrey Archer was in Mumbai to launch his latest 'Best Kept Secret'. ...
  • Watch: '50 Shades of Grey' now in a musical 13-01-2013 10:28 AM

    50 Shades of Grey is now heading to the stage with a sketch comedy group writing its musical parodying. ...