Books

  • Bonanza for book lovers this election season March 9, 2014

    It is the election season and politics has taken the centre stage everywhere, even in the world of literature. There is a galore of options for book lovers in this election season to chose from. ...
  • On its silver jubilee, Limca Book of Records celebrates Women's Day March 8, 2014

    On the International Women's Day Limca Book of Records and CNN-IBN bring a special show on 'Empowering Women'. It's been been 25 years of Limca Book of Records celebrating India at its best. ...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: In conversation with Amitabh Bachchan December 5, 2013

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan about reaching out to fans through the Internet and other means. ...
  • 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released September 13, 2013

    A contortionist, a vacuum cleaner collector and a skateboarding goat are some of the eccentric record breakers in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released on Thursday. The latest edition features more than 3,000 new and updated title holders, including the fastest sprinter in high heels and world's shortest...
  • James Astill tells story of India through cricket August 22, 2013

    Astill insists that his book 'The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India' isn't just about cricket. ...
  • Watch: Comic book dedicated to UK royal baby August 5, 2013

    His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis is not even a month old and there is already a comic book dedicated to him. A special edition of a comic book detailing the lives of his parents Will and Kate is being released. ...
  • CJ Show: Unavailability of books for visually impaired July 22, 2013

    Cj Neena Chaudhary daughter Shivangi is visually impaired by birth. She wants to educate her, but the unavailability of braille books for blind is posing a challenge. Here she appeals publishers and authorities to make special books available for visually impaired students. ...
  • '12 years a Slave' is based on an autobiographical book by Solomon Northup July 19, 2013

    '12 years a Slave' is a historical drama that is based on an autobiographical book of the same name by Solomon Northup. This movie about a free black man who was sold into slavery. ...
  • CJ Show: Delhi book store yodakin shuts shop June 3, 2013

    Delhi's famous book store closes down. We take a look at the legacy of Yodakin and the memories it leaves behind. ...
  • Yuvraj Singh's new book launched: The test of my life March 20, 2013

    The launch was attended by the members of the Indian cricket team, former cricketers and the Board officials. ...
  • Sachin releases Yuvraj's book, 'The Test of My Life' March 20, 2013

    It was a poignant evening with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Virat Kohli recollecting stories and their emotional experience during Yuvraj's fight with cancer. ...
  • FTN: Is Indian writing in English now commercially viable? March 14, 2013

    In what is being touted as the biggest advance paid to an Indian author by a home-grown publishing house; Amish Tripathi, author of the Shiva trilogy, has been given Rs 5 crore as an advance for his next series. ...
  • Author Jeffrey Archer launches his latest 'Best Kept Secret' in Mumbai March 12, 2013

    A regular feature in the bestseller lists, and now a regular feature in India, Jeffrey Archer was in Mumbai to launch his latest 'Best Kept Secret'. ...
  • Shiva trilogy author Amish signs Rs 5 cr deal for his next series March 5, 2013

    With the concluding book of his Shiva trilogy, "The Oath Of The Vayuputras" now flying off bookshelves, banker turned author Amish Tripathi has managed to clinch a landmark deal of Rs 5 crore with Westland Books as advance towards his next series, even though he still hasn't decided what it...
  • Sneak peek: 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' March 5, 2013

    The 2009 film adaptation of the popular children's book, 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' proved to be a big hit. The gang is back for another adventure and we've got a sneak peek of 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' which hits US theaters on September 27. ...
  • William Dalrymple talks about his book 'Return of a King' January 18, 2013

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, writer William Dalrymple talks about his inspiration to write his latest book 'Return of a King'. ...
  • A tribute book on late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi launched January 16, 2013

    Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, a compilation of tributes on the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was launched in New Delhi on Tuesday. ...
  • Watch: '50 Shades of Grey' now in a musical January 13, 2013

    The best-selling book "50 Shades of Grey" by EL James is now heading to the stage with a sketch comedy group writing a musical parodying based on the popular novel. ...
  • Books: The bestsellers of 2012 January 2, 2013

    It's that time of the year when we tell you which books turned out to be page turners and why. CNN-IBN tells you all about 2012's bestselling books. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan launches Rafi book November 27, 2012

    One of the greatest singing talents, Mohammad Rafi continues to enthrall generations with his voice even after 32 years. Amitabh Bachchan recently launched a memoir called Mohammed Rafi My Abba in Mumbai. Available in both Hindi and English, this memoir throws light on the life a deeply private man. And for all...
  • Ramachandra Guha on his new book 'Patriots and Partisans' November 20, 2012

    Eminent historian Ramachandra Guha speaks about his new book 'Patriots and Partisans', which was launched on Tuesday. ...
  • French 'Spiderman' scales tallest tower in China in 2 hours September 23, 2012

    Fifty-year-old Alain Robert climbed up the 1273-feet Central Plains Fortaleza tower in Zhengzhou unassisted. Robert has held the Guinness World Record for climbing most buildings unassisted. ...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi: AP makes 6000 kg laddoo September 18, 2012

    The humongous laddoo is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. ...
  • FTN: Is India's youth selfish? August 9, 2012

    In his new book, 'What Young India Wants', Chetan Bhagat talks about the youth in the present times and what it wants. ...
  • It is easier to get Tatkal tickets now: Passengers July 10, 2012

    The Indian Railway on Tuesday introduced several measures to ensure that the Tatkal train tickets reached the common man. ...
  • Tatkal scam reflects demand and supply problem: IRCTC June 30, 2012

    The Managing Director of the IRCTC, Rakesh Tandon has admitted that the Tatkal scheme is misused and needs a revamp. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 30, 2012

    Railway plans special counters and timings for Tatkal bookings. Jundal says terrorists are planning aerial strike on India. ...
  • Tech Toyz: Review of Apple's 'next-gen' Mac Book Pro June 17, 2012

    The ultra-sleek Mac Book, priced at a whopping Rs 1,53,000, is worth the cost. Editing hi-def videos and working on images becomes an enjoyable experience on the Mac Book. ...