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  • A baby penguin robot to study the behaviour of flightless birds November 9, 2014

    London: French researchers have developed a baby penguin robot to get up close and personal with penguins and study their behaviour. The team from the University of Strasbourg tried about five different versions of the robots until they found the right one to study penguins in Adelie Land, Antarctica. It was covered...
  • Saltwater explores the lives of privileged young adults living in India August 12, 2014

    A Novel Published in India by Penguin India. To be published in the German language by Ullstein Verlag. About the Book Saltwater is a story about a world without anchor, where rich young boys and girls drift and collide, smashing each other to smithereens. There are no inhibitions here, everything is allowed. This is the...
  • Ananth's 'Play with Me' seeps you in and doesn't let go August 7, 2014

    The Indian literary scene is bursting at the seams with new authors, new plots (almost, and sometimes contrived), new ambitions and new hopes (for some of us at least). There is this surge of authors this tide of 'Icanalsowrite' men and women. And amidst all of this, as a...
  • OMG! Was that the Joker in the new trailer for 'Gotham'? August 5, 2014

    Seriously. How excited are you about 'Gotham'? The makers of 'Gotham' have released a latest trailer for the series, which is set to premier this September. Fans will now get a chance to glimpse into the world of Batman before Batman actually existed. And guess what? The Joker makes an...
  • Watch: New trailer for 'Gotham' featuring 'Ticking Bomb' by Aloe Blacc July 28, 2014

    How excited are you about 'Gotham'? In the latest series, fans will now get a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Batman before Batman actually existed. With the San Diego ComicCon creating a lot of buzz around the series, Fox has released a new trailer for the...
  • Watch: You must not miss this new trailer for 'Gotham' featuring the track 'Ticking Bomb' by Aloe Blacc July 27, 2014

    How excited are you about 'Gotham'? In the latest series, fans will now get a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Batman before Batman actually existed. With the San Diego ComicCon creating a lot of buzz around the series, Fox has released a new trailer for the...
  • Watch: New promo of 'Gotham' urges the residents to report criminal activities to Gotham Chronicle, not the police July 24, 2014

    In the new promo of 'Gotham', an American superhero television series created by Bruno Heller, a newspaper, which talks about the most dangerous criminals who walk on the streets freely, asks the residents to not depend on law enforcement if they witness any criminal activity. Instead, they should report the...
  • Watch: Detective James Gordon asks Bruce Wayne to 'be strong' after his parents are shot, in this moving teaser for 'Gotham' July 9, 2014

    How excited are you about 'Gotham'? In the latest series, fans will now get a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Batman before Batman actually existed. In this latest teaser for 'Gotham', Detective James Gordon consoles young Bruce Wayne, whose parents have just been shot by...
  • Batman will celebrate his 75th birthday on July 23. Do you think he has aged well? July 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Kerpow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comicbook, videogame and other events putting Gotham's famed Caped Crusader firmly back in the spotlight. July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros has organized a VIP studio tour...
  • Watch: Iconic villains Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler are introduced in the new teaser for 'Gotham' June 22, 2014

    A little girl, a lowlevel thug, a businesswoman these people hardly seem very dangerous. But in the crimeridden city of Gotham before it found its hero, Batman, the city was full of them. The new teaser from the highlyanticipated television series 'Gotham' peaks the audience's curiosity as it...
  • 'Love among the bookshelves' is about Ruskin Bond's tryst with books May 12, 2014

    How can someone not love something that Ruskin Bond has written? I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. Though, this was a genre that I had never tried before a book about books and reading. 'Love among the bookshelves' is part memoir and part anthology by our very own...
  • Watch: First trailer of Fox's new series 'Gotham' shows the world of Batman, before Batman May 6, 2014

    Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers...
  • Unreal Elections: Internet's favourite parody bloggers try to answer crucial but entirely fake questions ahead of 2014 polls April 9, 2014

    Why Narendra Modi's favourite movie is The Lion King, what happens to Arnab Goswami's milkman when he tries to cheat him, how Sonia Gandhi reshuffles her Cabinet with a little help from Britney Spears, Why Arvind Kejriwal can't get rid of his shawl in the Delhi summer, what fills Manmohan...
  • Chiki Sarkar to head publishing at Penguin Random House India March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, currently Publisher at Penguin Books India, has been appointed as Publisher, Penguin Random House India with overall responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages. Milee Ashwarya and Meru Gokhale have both been appointed to the role of Publishing Director, Penguin Random...
  • Siddharth Varadarajan claims thugs beat up his flat care taker March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior journalist and former editor in chief of 'The Hindu' Siddharth Varadarajan claims that four thugs have attacked the caretaker of his flat in Delhi and threatened him. In a tweet he said, "Four thugs beat up the caretaker of my flat in Delhi, saying, 'Tell your...
  • Penguin India urged to approach higher court February 23, 2014

    Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression. A group of academicians and authors on Sunday said they were forwarding a petition concerning the withdrawal of the book along with...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the No...
  • Ideas 2014: Freedom of expression is like rape in India, says Taslima Nasrin February 18, 2014

    Author Taslima Masrin has said that freedom of expression is like a rape in India. In a special series Ideas 2014, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Taslima Nasrin on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. The author said she...
  • Ideas 2014: Is India facing a cultural emergency? February 17, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Historian Ramachandra Guha and biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. ...
  • 'The Hindu' and Penguin: Unfolding of a protest February 16, 2014

    Like everything else nowadays, it started with a Facebook comment where Brinda Bose, who teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, suggested that this outraged lot could meet outside the Penguin stall and read out excerpts from books once banned. So a few students, unlike the mammoth number of...
  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan asks Penguin India to pulp his book and revert copyright February 15, 2014

    Journalist and author Siddharth Varadarajan said he has asked Penguin Books India to pulp his book and revert copyright, days after the publishing house caved in to pressure from various right wing groups and decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from...
  • 'The Hindus' row: Readers ask Penguin India to give up copyright February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Penguin Books India on Friday defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus', a Bangalore advocate, on behalf of readers, has issued a legal notice to the publisher asking it to give up its copyright. Advocate Lawrence Liang of the Bangalorebased Alternative Law Forum claims...
  • Full text: Penguin India's statement on withdrawal of 'The Hindus' February 14, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. In a...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz February 13, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • Wendy Doniger blames Indian law for withdrawal of her book by Penguin February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after news broke of Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', the writer has now come to the defence of its publishers while blaming the Indian law. "Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks,...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book February 11, 2014

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The HindusAn Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus:...
  • Penguin agrees to withdraw Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' from India and pulp all copies February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. The...
  • Draupadi in High Heels is a fun but slightly unconvincing read February 7, 2014

    Draupadi in High Heels is one of the newly published books by Penguin Metro Reads. Written by Aditi Kotwal, the novel is about the life of Deeya, a rich, slightly spoilt young woman with a thriving fashion store, and a sharp sense of independence. However, her independence is jeopardized when...