BOOK EXCERPT

  • Book excerpt: 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase' March 14, 2014

    Parul Sharma, the author of 'Tuki's Grand Salon Chase', grew up in the small towns of Uttar Pradesh. This was fortunate because it ensured that she ran into some rather quirky characters pretty early on in life. Once done with schooling, she made the rather dubious choice of studying Economics,...
  • Excerpt: 'Cell Phone Nation' February 15, 2013

    Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron's book Cell Phone Nation (Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 293) analyses how mobile phones have revolutionised business, politics and ordinary life in India. An excerpt from the book: Romance, marriage and the mobile Arranged marriage, sanctioned by both sets of parents, remained a deepseated institution in...
  • Excerpt: The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has come up with a book on contemporary styles and her take on them. Rochelle Pinto has helped her in writing the book. Here are excerpts from the book: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham: Red bustier top, shiny red pants and You are my Soniya. !at...
  • Excerpt: 'Serious Men' by Manu Joseph June 18, 2010

    Ayyan Mani appears to be just another man in Mumbai, stranded in the rot of a good marriage, an unremarkable life and a deadend job as personal assistant to an insufferable astronomer named Arvind Acharya at the Institute of Theory and Research. But Ayyan is not as simple as he...