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  • Youngsters read more books than the older generation 14 hours 49 minutes ago

    Washington: Despite digital technology invading youngsters' life, US millennials are reading more books than the older generation, said a latest survey by Washington-based think tank Pew Research Centre. "Eighty-eight percent of Americans under 30 years read a book in the past year, compared with 79 per cent of those aged 30...
  • 'Ten Kings' review: Must read, an interesting adaptation of Rig Veda 15 hours 42 minutes ago

    It is rare to find an interesting story from ancient Indian history. The known author Ashok K Banker in his 340 page historical fiction Ten Kings brings to you an incident from ancient vedic text of Rig Veda which is now regarded as historical fact by scholars, historians and archaeologists. Based...
  • My father has a mind of his own: Manmohan Singh's daughter on memoir 18 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to make up his mind whether or not he wants to write his autobiography, his daughter Daman Singh has said. "My father has a mind of his own. I am sure whether he writes would depend on whether he feels it would be...
  • Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents Yesterday

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh on Sunday said her book Strictly Personal traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book, Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals...
  • 'The Full Moon Bride' review: Shobhan Bantwal's latest book is a pleasant read 2 days ago

    I have said this earlier and I have no qualms in saying this again that Shobhan Bantwal is a reader's delight. You expect certain things from every Shobhan Bantwal book after reading its blurb and she delivers exactly the same. Nice, breezy and uncomplicated stories make her books absolute page-turners...
  • 'Love Kills' review: A well-written thriller 2 days ago

    I had read Jacob Hills by Ismita Tandon and had quite liked the book though it had left me disgusted. It was a well-written book with some shocking facts as it was based on a true story. Ismita's latest offering is Love Kills and I must say her writing style...
  • 'God Is A Gamer' review: A thriller that will keep you on your toes 2 days ago

    Before I begin with my review of God Is A Gamer, I would like to confess something here. I am a very impatient man when it comes to books that I look forward to read once they're announced and there are a couple of authors who make the cut for...
  • Rahul Dravid releases book on differently abled sports heroes 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A motivational book about top Indian sportspersons who overcame disability and adversity to become champions, and co-authored by former international shuttler Sanjay Sharma, was launched by former Test cricketer Rahul Dravid at suburban Khar Gymkhana on Friday. In their book, Sharma and his daughter Medini have captured stories of differently-abled...
  • Kashmir floods wash away tourist bookings 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The devastating floods in Kashmir are expected to hit the state's tourism hard, a top tourism industry official said. With domestic tourists' numbers to Kashmir Valley expected to cross two crore this year, a top tourism industry official on Thursday said the floods in peak travel season will impact the...
  • 'Harry Potter' tops list of books that stayed with people in viral status update meme, no Chetan Bhagat or 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in top 100: Facebook data 4 days ago

    The popular Harry Potter series by author JK Rowling remains most people's favourite choice even years after it first came out in 1998 and has topped the lists of books that people around the world have shared in a viral take-it-forward meme on Facebook. Facebook employees Lada Adamic and and...
  • Maruti Ciaz coming to India in the first week of October; will compete with Honda City, Hyundai Verna September 3, 2014

    Jaipur: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India, known for compact cars, is aiming for the top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with it's upcoming model Ciaz. Having learnt lessons from the past with Baleno and SX4 models, the company is preparing to aggressively tap customers who are looking to...
  • Maruti Suzuki India opens bookings for Ciaz from today September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make a mark in the big car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India opens bookings of its upcoming mid-sized sedan Ciaz from today (September 3). The company has opened bookings for it from today with an advanced payment of Rs 21,000 across its 1,370...
  • 'The Mockingbird Next Door' speaks of an era gone by and of the times we live in September 3, 2014

    When "To Kill a Mockingbird" released in 1960, it created a sensation. The theme was bold, ahead of its time and reflective of the society and its prejudices. The book was a hit like no other. It won the Pulitzer and many other awards. There was a movie made, which...
  • 99: The book is thought provoking and entertaining September 3, 2014

    Writers live on forever. There is this immortality which is attained when you write a book. The concept of death is then cheated on and rightly so. When Khushwant Singh passed away, there was this surge of emotions in the country and outside of the country as well. India had...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hit-and-miss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • Maruti Suzuki India to open bookings for Ciaz from September 3 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make a mark in the big car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will open bookings of its upcoming mid-sized sedan Ciaz from tomorrow. Ciaz will be available in petrol and Diesel fuel options powered by a 1.4 litre...
  • Action against Tripura government officials for ordering books August 31, 2014

    Agartala: A government official was suspended and another official warned in Tripura for issuing an order to purchase books written by the Chief Minister and the former chief secretary without taking proper sanction and permission from the government, officials said on Sunday. Deputy Director of School Education, holding the charge...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • PM Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Releasing books 'Narendra Modi: The Game Changer' and 'Being Modi' here, Jaitley also...
  • Have you got 'booked' yet? Indians are challenging their friends to name 10 books they have loved growing up in viral, chain dare on Facebook August 28, 2014

    If you are a regular on Facebook and have friends who read, it's highly likely you have been tagged by one or multiple of them in status updates asking you to name 10 books that have had a deep impact on your life. The newest trend to take over Facebook...
  • Air India website crashes on day 1 of its grand Rs 100-per-ticket sale August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India website on Wednesday crashed on day one of the 5-day special discount period. The airline had launched 'Air India Offer', a scheme offering tickets for Rs 100 apart from all applicable taxes. The offer has started from Wednesday. The discount is available only for online booking and...
  • Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches US dollar 3.2 million August 26, 2014

    New York: A nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price US dollar 3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said today they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No 1. That's the 1938 book in which...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • After Benedict Cumberbatch, actors Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett join 'The Jungle Book' August 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett have joined Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Warner Bros' 'Jungle Book: Origins'. Actors Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan have also been roped for the adaptation of 'The Jungle Book', said The Hollywood Reporter. Rohan Chand, the young actor...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Sher Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. film 'Jungle Book: Origins' August 20, 2014

    Here's another piece of fantastic news for Benedict Cumberbatch fans. After portraying the role of Khan in 'Star Trek Into Darkness', Cumberbatch will now be giving his voice to Sher Khan, in the upcoming Warner Brothers' 'Jungle Book: Origins'. The news was first reported by Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. The film, which...
  • We are trying to enter the Limca Book of Records by planting 180,000 saplings: BSF August 17, 2014

    Agartala: The paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) aims to enter the "Limca Book of Records" by planting 180,000 trees along India's frontiers Tuesday, an official said. "Over 10,500 BSF troopers would plant 180,000 trees in 30 minutes (10 am to 10:30 am) on August 19 all along India's borders with Pakistan...
  • 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...
  • Yes, Kim Kardashian is publishing 'super racy' selfies book and it is called 'Selfish' August 9, 2014

    Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is set to publish a photography book compiled entirely from her selfie collection. The 33-year-old socialite has turned her hand to photography after apparently being inspired by a book of polaroid photos she gave husband Kanye West for his birthday, reported E! online. "It ended up turning...
  • 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 'I-can-also-write' men and women. And amidst all of this, as a...
  • English is the new caste system, my book 'Half Girlfriend' explores this aspect of our society: Chetan Bhagat August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat's new novel, a rural-urban love story about a boy from Bihar falling for an English-educated Delhi girl, is set for release this October. Bhagat, who is considered a bestseller, took to Twitter and Facebook to announce details of the upcoming book and accompanied it with...