BOOKS

  • Finance Ministry launches e-book to improve governance 9 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry on Thursday issued an e-book containing important decisions and initiatives with a view to improving governance and bringing government closer to the public. "MoF (Ministry of Finance) hopes this will be useful to the citizens and an important step in bringing...
  • Nitin Gadkari launches e-books on his ministry's achievements 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday launched two e-books on various developmental activities, initiatives and achievements of his ministry on the completion of the six months of the Narendra Modi government. The e-books were launched at a function here to mark "Good Governance...
  • Reading e-books before bedtime may adversely impact your sleep, overall health 2 days ago

    Washington: Use of a light-emitting electronic device such as e-books in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact sleep, overall health, alertness and the circadian clock, a new study has found. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) compared the biological effects of reading a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) compared to...
  • 'Rajesh Khanna: The Fallen Superstar': New book seeks to reveal unknown facets about Bollywood's first superstar 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Rajesh Khanna's super stardom, tumultuous personal life and meteoric rise and fall have been a favourite subject for authors. And now journalist-writer Yasser Usman has followed the suit and given a fresh perspective about the actor and his cinematic journey in his new book 'Rajesh Khanna: The Fallen Superstar',...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • Dee Walker's 'The Winner's Curse' is a racy potboiler December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: When I first heard about the concept of 'The Winner's Curse', I was pretty excited about it. I wanted to read the finished book but I couldn't hold myself and asked the author for the manuscript which was still being edited. And then on a Sunday night, at...
  • Gayatri Iyer's 'Life's Macchiato' brings forth the taste of young India December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of short stories, 'Life's Macchiato' has all the energy, enthusiasm, and freshness of its twenty-something first-time author. She takes her readers to diverse places and diverse personalities, from a woman struggling with an abusive marriage to young college students and prodigal professionals. My favourite one is the...
  • Book passes for Taj Mahal online from Christmas December 13, 2014

    Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is ready to launch its online entrance ticket booking to the Taj Mahal from Christmas day. Tourism personnel in Agra have welcomed the long pending initiative which hoteliers think will curb unauthorised entry, fake ticket selling and other dubious means to gain entry to...
  • Twitter users can now purchase books right from tweets December 9, 2014

    New York: A leading book publisher is hoping that Twitter will not only help promote books, but sell them directly. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it has teamed with the e-commerce platform Gumroad. The deal will allow Twitter users to purchase print editions of selected works by clicking on buy...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Demand for Bhagwat Gita to be made national scripture a deliberate provocation by BJP, says Congress December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come under fire from opposition parties for saying that she has tabled a proposal in Parliament to declare Bhagwad Gita as India's national scripture. Swaraj was speaking at 'Gita Prerna Mahotsav', organised "to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita" at the...
  • Sushma pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as national scripture, faces opposition's wrath December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, another BJP leader and Union Minister has come under fire for her comments. This time it is External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is drawing severe criticism for her remark over Bhagwad Gita being declared as "Rashtriya Granth" (national scripture). Speaking at...
  • Reese Witherspoon faced difficulties in playing a drug addict in 'Wild' December 2, 2014

    London: Actress Reese Witherspoon found it hard and confusing to play a drug addict who embarks on a life altering journey in 'Wild'. The actress, who has never used drugs, said she took on the role because she knew it was going to be special, reported UK's Harper's Bazaar magazine. The...
  • I used to travel in search of music: Shantanu Moitra December 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Music director Shantanu Moitra says he used to travel across India in search of music. Shantanu, who began his musical career composing jingles in advertisements, has penned his debut book in English titled- 'On the Wings of Music.' The composer said his first such travel was while he was still...
  • 'Young turks' book: Inspiring stories of India's brightest entrepreneurs November 30, 2014

    For 13 years, CNBC TV-18's Young Turks has been India's longest running show on Entrepreneurship and has brought audiences the most inspiring start up stories. ...
  • Book Review: Author Arun Chaudhuri captures the world of advertising with his new book 'Indian Advertising Laughter And Tears' November 26, 2014

    As an Advertising Professional whose seen action in the trenches across close to four decades - frequently in hard close-up - I can assure you that India's Persuasion Industry has been very poorly documented, chronicled or archived. Part of our DNA, I guess, when you look towards a similar lapse...
  • Bihar's royal family sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat for insulting them in 'Half Girlfriend' November 24, 2014

    Buxar: The royal family of Buxar in Bihar has sent a legal notice to writer Chetan Bhagat claiming that they have been insulted in his latest novel, "half girlfriend". The royal family of Dumraon in Buxar district in Bihar has sent a legal notice to him demanding a public...
  • Angelina Jolie: I have never been comfortable as an actor November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie says she is now looking to focus on her directing career. "I've never been comfortable as an actor. I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because...
  • Book Review: Author Gautam Chintamani gives an wonderful insight to what made Rajesh Khanna a 'dark star' November 23, 2014

    Who is a 'Star'? The great Satyajit Ray believed that it was anyone who could firmly establish his/her screen presence without the slightest, distracting fuss or frippery, armpit rhetoric or theatrical posturing. Also someone who - through gestures, speech, mannerisms or any special unique trait - could guarantee...
  • Chetan Bhagat: My books are not classics, but they're not of the read-and-throw variety; they fall in the middle - they connect, have an impact November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared to face criticism. "I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to...
  • 'This Divided Island' by Samanth Subramanian is humane and harrowing November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The first book that I had read about the Sri Lankan War was Ru Freeman's 'On Sal Mal Lane'. Though it was a work of fiction, it introduced me to the conditions and life of people living in a war zone and terror has become a part of...
  • James Joseph's 'God’s Own Office' demystifies the concept of working from home November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As far as I knew, companies in India were slowly adapting themselves to the global culture of working from home. In my opinion, working from home comes with its own pros and cons. At one point, you feel this is the best thing that could have ever happened...
  • Nidhie Sharma's 'Dancing With Demons' will keep you entertained throughout November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A debut author whose book is already being made into a Bollywood film, this feat was intriguing enough for me to pick up this book. The author, Nidhie Sharma is a writer-director living in Mumbai and has studied at NYU. 'Dancing With Demons' is a story about two...
  • 'Because Life Is A Gift': A tribute to differently-abled people November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: I had absolutely loved Disha's debut book, 'My Beloved's MBA Plans'. It was a well crafted piece of work that touched the lives of people who took plunge at crucial junctures of their lives to study further and came out victorious. With 'Because Life Is A Gift', Disha...
  • Asus launches a 15.6-inch laptop with 360-degree rotating touchscreen at Rs 47,999 in India November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Asus announced new additions to the Transformer Series - the Asus Transformer Book Flip, which is a 15.6-inch laptop with 360-degree rotating touchscreen that flips for use as a laptop, a responsive tablet, or anything in between; Asus Transformer T200, which is a 2-in-1 laptop with 11.6-inch rablet;...
  • London: Sachin Tendulkar gives insights into his book 'Playing it my way' November 15, 2014

    During the book tour for his autobiography "Playing it my way" in London, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that this book has many facets of his life which have never been written or talked about earlier including his "personal life with Anjali." ...
  • Hachette and Amazon bury the hatchet, reach agreement on e-book sales November 14, 2014

    Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of bitter fighting that pitted writers and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Hachette, a unit of France's Lagardere SCA and the fourth-largest US book publisher, said the...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...