Jerry Pinto

  • Our country very good at editing realities, says Jerry Pinto at JLF January 18, 2014

    India is good at editing realities, turning a blind eye to them and believing that fail to exist, author-journalist Jerry Pinto has said. "Be it the issue of criminalising homosexuality, of prostitution or a new political party's win as an outcome of public outburst, we tend to edit realities and...
  • Ravi Subramaniam wins his third Crossword Book award in popular category December 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Crossword, the leading bookstore chain, presented the 12th edition of its popular books award with Ravi Subramaniam, called by the Wall Street Journal as John Grisham of banking, bagging a hat-trick under the popular category. The 12th edition - Crossword Book Award 2013 - saw an impressive response from the...
  • English translation of 'Cobalt Blue' comes as a huge treat for book lovers August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: There's a new colour on the literati bookshelves this season, and it's 'Cobalt Blue'. The book by Sachin Kundalkar was originally published in 2006 in Marathi, but it's Jerry Pinto's translation into English that has brought this sensitive book about a mysterious paying guest who sparks off both a...
  • Jerry Pinto wins The Hindu Literary Prize February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Author Jerry Pinto has won The Hindu Literary Prize for his book Em and the Big Hoom. There has been much talk about the book since its publication, it is somewhere between a memoir and fiction. The other books shortlisted for the prize were, A collection of short stories,...
  • Reading 'Leela', a woman of inspiration June 27, 2010

    There are so many reasons you should read Leela -- A Patchwork Life written by the late Leela Naidu and Jerry Pinto that I'll name only a few. It's a work drenched in life, and this is a life well-lived, no doubt. She's a force of nature, evocative, descriptive, philosophical...
  • Bollywood posters find shelter in a book October 16, 2008

    Mumbai: From yesteryear hand painted canvases to the contemporary glossy backlit banners, Bollywood film posters have certainly come a long way. Now there is a book which is dedicated solely to Bollywood posters over the decades. Chronicling this pictorial history of film posters are writers Jerry Pinto and Sheena Sippy with...
  • Book to reveal Leela Naidu's life April 27, 2007

    Mumbai: She wowed the world with her grace and beauty before slipping into a reclusive life, now actress Leela Naidu’s life is being revealed in a book. Writer Jerry Pinto talking about his latest subject, says that the legendary actress was named among the world's 30 most beautiful women, has graced...