Autobiography

  • My father should write his autobiography, says Manmohan Singh's daughter August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh, who has penned her parent's biography, today said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10-year rule. Daman, whose book "Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan" will be published on Sunday, said that...
  • Now, Governor Margaret Alva to release her autobiography August 5, 2014

    Outgoing Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is planning to release her autobiography in next few months detailing her journey "from a middle class family to Raj Bhawan" and the Congress veteran insists that she is "not writing the book to create a controversy". 72-year-old Alva, who completed her tenure as Rajasthan Governor...
  • My father won't do what Natwar Singh did: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha said that her father will not do what former union minister Natwar Singh did and reveal what transpired during his tenure in the Congress and the government. She said, "My father has a diary for over 40 years. It has lots of sensitive information....
  • Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was still crucified August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was not a beneficiary in the Bofors scam, claimed former foreign affairs minister Natwar Singh in an interview to CNN-IBN. "Rajiv Gandhi did not take a penny in the Bofors scam, but still he was crucified," said Singh, who has criticised the Congress leader...
  • CNN-IBN Exclusive: Natwar Singh interview August 1, 2014

    Former union minister Natwar Singh's autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography' has generated a lot of controversies with claims like Congress President Soni Gandhi did not become the prime minister in 2004 as her son Rahul as against it and not because she renounced the post. He has...
  • Indian film industry's iconic personalities get together to launch Dilip Kumar's autobiography June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stage glittered as Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar, launched thespian Dilip Kumar's long-awaited autobiography "The Substance and The Shadow" in his presence here Monday evening. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to...
  • Dilip Kumar's autobiography narrates details of his career, marriage and 'bitter break-up' with Madhubala June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in an autobiography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7. Numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of the cinematic legend, who began as a "diffident novice" in Hindi cinema in the early...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? March 19, 2014

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was an active member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement made his foray into politics on Sunday as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He may also contest the general elections from a Haryana or Rajasthan seat. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins work on his autobiography March 1, 2014

    Soon cricket fans around the world will come to know the story of Sachin Tendulkar from the man himself as the batting icon has started work on his autobiography. "The work on it has started. If I give out the details of it, then who will read it? When the time...
  • Big B launches Mary Kom's autobiography, calls her a legendary figure December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, especially from the northeast, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Monday. "Mary Kom is already a legendary figure in the country, loved and admired by all. She has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, more...
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography - It's about control and settling old scores December 5, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography sees how the former Manchester United boss transformed a struggling club into one of the world's best; across 26 years, how he transformed United from just another football club into a worldwide business brand. Rather than 'My Autobiography', the book should have really been called "Settling Old...
  • I'm not qualified to write autobiography: Amitabh Bachchan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is not 'qualified' to pen an autobiography even though he has an illustrious career of over four decades in Indian cinema. At an open question-and-answer session at the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 in the capital Friday night, Big B was asked if he has...
  • Grand setting as Ferguson delivers word from on high October 22, 2013

    London: It was irreverently described as the biggest book release since The Bible and the publishers certainly guarded Alex Ferguson's latest book of revelations with more reverence than most football autobiographies. Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United manager in May, arrived to meet the world's media in a grand, chanderliered hall...
  • Angelina Jolie set for over 30 mn pounds autobiography deal October 22, 2013

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie is ready with her autobiography and is in the process of finalising a publisher. Her book deal will reportedly be over 30 million pounds. Three US based publishing houses are said to be in the race and vying for her attention, reports dailystar.co.uk. "Whoever gets her will be...
  • Former CEO Jorma Ollila concedes mistakes in Nokia's downturn October 18, 2013

    Helsinki: Former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila, who steered the Finnish company to become the world's biggest maker of cellphones, has conceded that several mistakes were made during his tenure, including a failure to predict changing customers' needs and developing new software. In his memoir, which translates from the Finnish as "An...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become a professional footballer...
  • Hussey backtracks, says he was wrong on Gurunath's role in CSK October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after claiming that Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, was actually running the Chennai Super Kings team, Michael Hussey on Monday made a U-turn, saying that he might have written wrongly in his autobiography. In his book...
  • Milkha Singh's 'The Race of My Life' is a disappointing package deal August 2, 2013

    Milkha Singh's autobiography couldn't have found a more opportune time for its release but leaves you wondering what extra did it tell than shown in the movie on his life - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The biopic has proved to be a kind of rebirth for India's most celebrated runner. He is...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh - part II July 20, 2013

    (Continuing after Part I) Asian Games, Tokyo, 1958. I was itching to jump to that, but held myself back. It was equally important to know when did it all begin. That's how I continued. When did you realise that you can become an athlete? MS: The credit for that goes to the...
  • Abhinav Bindra's autobiography to be adapted into movie April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra's autobiography 'A Shot at History' will be adapted into a film with a US-based production house acquiring its movie rights. Amit Bolakani, a New York-trained actor, found the book entertaining while being insightful and along with his business partners decided to acquire the rights. "It's...
  • 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' postpones SRK's autobiography November 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s much-awaited autobiography is almost complete and he is currently working on an unfinished chapter on Kolkata. "I keep writing. The chapter that I haven’t written yet is on Kolkata. While working very hard on ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, I got no time, but I will start...
  • Saina Nehwal releases her autobiography November 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ace badminton player and current World No. 3 Saina Nehwal on Wednesday released her autobiography in Hyderabad titled, 'Playing to win, my life on and off court'. The world's third ranked player has written her autobiography in which she has revealed many of her secrets. The book has many...
  • 'Sounding Off' is simple, brisk and engaging November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: AR Rahman was still a branded name before his Oscar win, but one man who was completely stranger to the common music lovers was the sound designer-editor Resul Pookutty, who suddenly became the talk of the town after ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won prizes for its sound department at the...
  • Thorpe opens up on his depression in his autobiography November 2, 2012

    Five-time Olympic gold medallist Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe talks about his depression and sexuality in his autobiography "This Is Me". ...
  • US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian airspace? September 13, 2012

    Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH-47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A just-published book, containing a first-hand account of the raid...
  • Been great since Dilip saab proposed: Saira Banu August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Onetime screen diva Saira Banu relishes the time she spent with her husband, the legendary Dilip Kumar, and doesn't regret her decision to cut down film projects after tying the knot. She says spending time with him was more important to her than anything else. There is almost a generational...
  • Read 'Life and Times of AK Hangal', his autobiography August 27, 2012

    "My earliest memory is that of my mother. It was late at night and I was fast asleep. They came and woke me up and dragged me downstairs. I must have been about four or five years-old then. I saw them crying and I looked at my mother lying there....
  • FTN: Do autobiographies need to be controversial to generate interest? July 12, 2012

    It has become almost a fashion to create a sensation or hype before any book concerning political or historical matters is launched so that maximum sales can be effected. ...
  • Yuvraj's book to chronicle his cancer battle July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer - from denial and acceptance, from his...