Penguin

  • Watch: New trailer for 'Gotham' featuring 'Ticking Bomb' by Aloe Blacc Yesterday

    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 Comic-Con 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 2 days ago

    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 Comic-Con 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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Watch: Iconic villains Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler are introduced in the new teaser for 'Gotham' June 22, 2014

    A little girl, a low-level thug, a businesswoman -- these people hardly seem very dangerous. But in the crime-ridden city of Gotham -- before it found its hero, Batman, the city was full of them. The new teaser from the highly-anticipated 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, CNN-IBN 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 18, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN 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 Bangalore-based 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 Hindus-An 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...
  • Sifting through The Life and Times of Layla The Ordinary January 17, 2014

    The Life and Times of Layla The Ordinary is one of the best books released for the young adult section in recent times, for more reasons than one. This is Minna Madhavan's first work for the young adult sphere, and has been published by the Penguin Group, under the young...
  • Winter woes in the US, people and animals battle cold January 8, 2014

    The freeze across the US has broken records, and is proving to be harsh even for polar bears and penguins, forced to take shelter indoors. Schools have shut because of the cold in the USA. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan attends the Penguin Lecture in Delhi December 1, 2013

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan visited Delhi to attend the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 podium. In his address, the actor spoke about empowering the country's women, Indian cinema, poetry and more. The event was held in Thyagaraj Stadium. ...
  • Big B: Everyone can watch a Hindi film, but they can't read a book November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cinematic icon Amitabh Bachchan Friday took to the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 podium, much to the joy of an eclectic audience of almost a thousand, and left them more star-struck as he spoke about empowering the country's women, Indian cinema, poetry and more. The 71-year-old, looking handsome in...
  • 26/11: The Inside Story - How Ajmal Kasab was recruited November 13, 2013

    An excerpt from The Siege: The Attack on the Taj by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark, offering an inside view of what really happened on the night of 26/11, and what went into the conspiracy. May 2008 - Pakistan A party of Lashkar trainee fighters bumped along in a hand -painted...