Autobiography

  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? 19-03-2014 11:04 AM

    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...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma 03-03-2014 02:16 PM

    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 01-03-2014 12:49 PM

    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...
  • Big B launches Mary Kom's autobiography, calls her a legendary figure 10-12-2013 11:46 AM

    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,...
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography - It's about control and settling old scores 05-12-2013 01:59 PM

    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...
  • I'm not qualified to write autobiography: Amitabh Bachchan 01-12-2013 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Grand setting as Ferguson delivers word from on high 22-10-2013 11:54 PM

    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...
  • Angelina Jolie set for over 30 mn pounds autobiography deal 22-10-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • Former CEO Jorma Ollila concedes mistakes in Nokia's downturn 18-10-2013 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer 15-10-2013 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Hussey backtracks, says he was wrong on Gurunath's role in CSK 14-10-2013 09:47 PM

    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...
  • Milkha Singh's 'The Race of My Life' is a disappointing package deal 02-08-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh - part II 20-07-2013 05:21 PM

    (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...
  • Abhinav Bindra's autobiography to be adapted into movie 23-04-2013 03:19 PM

    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...
  • 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' postpones SRK's autobiography 12-11-2012 06:35 PM

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khans much-awaited autobiography is almost complete and he is currently working on an unfinished chapter on Kolkata. "I keep writing. The chapter that I havent written yet is on Kolkata. While working very hard on Jab Tak Hai Jaan, I got no time, but I will...
  • Saina Nehwal releases her autobiography 08-11-2012 01:27 PM

    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 07-11-2012 06:28 PM

    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 02-11-2012 10:13 PM

    Five-time Olympic gold medallist Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe talks about his depression and sexuality in his autobiography "This Is Me". ...
  • Lee defends Bhajji in 'Monkeygate' row 25-12-2011 05:24 PM

    Brett Lee has come out with his autobiography 'My Life' in which he supports Harbhajan Singh against Andrew Symonds. ...
  • Ronnie Biggs apologises for Great Train Robbery 15-11-2011 02:54 PM

    London: The 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs has finally apologised for the death of the train driver coshed in the infamous heist of 2.6 million pounds in the UK. Victim Jack Mills died in 1970, some seven years after the Great Train Robbery which was committed by a 15-member gang...
  • Chappell regrets fallout with Sachin 10-11-2011 03:50 PM

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  • Shoaib Akhtar's memoirs fall short on controversy 10-11-2011 11:19 AM

    After the storm and hype that surrounded its release, Shoaib Akhtar's 'Controversially Yours' falls short in delivering what it promised, ironically just as its subject himself did throughout his mercurial career. Perhaps unintentionally emulating Shoaib's time in cricket, the book is short, enjoyable and at times even amusing; yet it...
  • Steve Jobs biography pushed up for release 07-10-2011 12:24 AM

    Palo Alto: The release date for a Steve Jobs biography has been pushed up to October 24, according to a spokesman for Simon & Schuster, the publishing house behind the long-awaited book. This marks the second time that the publisher, owned by CBS Corp, has moved the publication date. It...
  • Not many takers for Assange's autobiography 01-10-2011 12:04 PM

    London: The Unauthorised Autobiography of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange could not drum up interest of readers, as the first three days of its arrival in the market have seen sales of just over 600 copies. It was the book the founder of WikiLeaks said was published to "screw" him for...
  • Assange moans about unofficial autobiography 29-09-2011 11:23 AM

    Washington: He laid bare the secrets of governments and corporations. But until now, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fiercely fought demands for more transparency in his own personal and financial affairs. But a bizarre dispute between Assange and a Scottish publisher who last week released an "unauthorized" version of Assange's autobiography...
  • Schwarzenegger to write 'unbelievably true' memoir 23-09-2011 04:16 PM

    New York: Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing a memoir about his rise to fame and unlikely transition from Austrian-born champion bodybuilder to Hollywood action star to California governor, his publisher said on Thursday. Schwarzenegger, 64, who in May announced his separation from wife Maria Shriver after admitting to fathering a child...
  • Q&A with Belgian writer Dirk Collier 05-05-2011 12:53 PM

    Belgian writer Dirk Collier has just written The Emperors Writing - what he calls a "Fictional autobiography" of Akbar, written in letter format. Here's a Q&A with the author. 1) What interested you in Akbar in the first place? Dirk Collier: In the year 2002, when I happened to be...