MEMOIR

  • Review: Naseeruddin Shah's 'And then One Day' is a book which talks about acting, the actor, the man and the human being with no holds barred October 10, 2014

    There are times you take stock of life. You evaluate what is there and what is not there. Perhaps one day we will all go through this. It is but eventual I think. While reading Naseeruddin Shah's memoir, 'And Then One Day', this was my foremost thought. The book of...
  • Watch: Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir' October 5, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Palki S Upadhyay, actor Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir'. ...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • And Then One Day: A powerful memoir by Naseeruddin Shah September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: "Learn your lines and don't bump into the furniture", said Naseeruddin Shah when someone asked him a question about acting on stage and the entire auditorium roared with claps and laughter. I quickly noted this line down on my copy of And Then One Day and thought I...
  • My father has a mind of his own: Manmohan Singh's daughter on memoir September 15, 2014

    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...
  • The 5 most explosive memoirs by Indian politicians and bureaucrats to help Sonia Gandhi write her own August 1, 2014

    Former foreign affairs minister Natwar Singh has raised quite a storm with revelations about the NehruGandhi family in his book 'One Life Is Not Enough', enough to rile Congress President Sonia Gandhi into saying that she will write her own book to counter Singh's claims. Singh had said Sonia was...
  • Politicianhumourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDFindependent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read April 17, 2014

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • VHP demands withdrawal of the controversial book on Amma February 24, 2014

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday demanded withdrawal of the controversial book written by a former disciple of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi. Australian born Gail Tredwell in her book 'Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness' claimed she had lived in the mutt for many years and had...
  • I am Malala: Story of the 16yrold who stood against Taliban August 1, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...
  • John McEnroe memoir scheduled for 2014 June 24, 2013

    New York: John McEnroe is ready for another round of memoir writing. The former tennis champ has an agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that's scheduled for 2014. The publisher announced on Monday that McEnroe will focus on his years as a businessman and tennis broadcaster. The 54yearold...
  • Eve Ensler reveals truth of women's condition in her book June 11, 2013

    We all know the condition of women in India but did you know that in some other parts of the world, the condition is much worse than it is here? Not drawing comparisons here but this is a fact and you will know this when you read the book, In...
  • Random House acquires Eve Ensler's memoir March 13, 2013

    Random House India has acquired of activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's powerful new memoir - In the Body of the World - to be released on 30th April 2013. Ensler has devoted her life to the female body-how to talk about it, how to protect and value...
  • Yuvraj Singh's memoir to be auctioned online March 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The first twenty copies of star India batsman Yuvraj Singh's memoir The Test of My Life will go up for bid online on Saturday. In a fund-raising activity, Collectabillia along with Random House is offering this opportunity for sports fans to own a personally autographed copy of Yuvraj's memoir,...
  • I'm bisexual, says music mogul Clive Davis February 21, 2013

    London: Music mogul Clive Davis, who discovered talented singers like Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, reveals that he is bisexual in his new memoir. In 'The Soundtrack of My Life', the 80yearold record executive, who has been married and divorced twice, says he has been involved in two monogamous relationships...
  • 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...
  • Rushdie memoir tells of life under Iranian fatwa September 19, 2012

    London: British author Salman Rushdie's memoir of more than nine years in hiding after Iran's supreme leader issued a death sentence against him hits the shelves on Tuesday, ending the wait for his account of a furore that has echoes across the world today. "Joseph Anton: A Memoir" opens with the...
  • Yuvraj to chronicle cancer battle in a memoir July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer from denial and acceptance, from his battle...
  • Yuvraj's book to chronicle his cancer battle July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer from denial and acceptance, from his...
  • Gen JJ Singh's bio: interesting yet tedious in parts July 2, 2012

    You could call it the former army chief's magnum opus, an autobiography running to nearly 400 pages. And like many soldier autobiographies, it's all about "naam, nishan, namak, dastur and izzat". There's a wealth of detail about his family, the army tradition (JJ is a third generation soldier), days...
  • Former army chief documents life, views in memoir June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Ethics, morality and corruption are issues that are gaining more relevance particularly with regard to conduct of officers in higher ranks, says former army chief General (retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh in his autobiography. At a stripestudded launch of his autobiography, "A Soldiers's General: An Autobiography " (Harper Collins), at...
  • Goa CM Parrikar to pen a 'hilarious' memoir May 14, 2012

    Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who singlehandedly scripted the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the recently held Goa polls, may soon be 'scripting' yet another success story. He is planning to pen down a memoir on his political life and the 56yearold claims he has enough fodder to make it...
  • Joseph Anton: Rushdie's memoir of hiding days April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie has written a memoir based on the time he spent hiding while under a fatwa that sentenced him to death in 1989. "For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of...
  • Tennis great Jimmy Connors to write memoir June 21, 2011

    New York: A memoir by brash US tennis player Jimmy Connors that promises to address his broken engagement to fellow tennis star Chris Evert as well as his rivalry with John McEnroe will be published in 2012, Harper Collins said on Monday. The release of the autobiography by the man regarded...
  • Former CIA operative to pen suspense books March 21, 2011

    New York: Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is turning to fiction writing more than three years after publishing a memoir about her career. The New York Times reports that Wilson has a book deal with Penguin Group USA for a series of international suspense novels. The newspaper says she will...
  • Seinfeld's Uncle Leo worked on memoir before death February 18, 2011

    Los Angeles: Len Lesser, the working actor who got a big break late in life when he was cast as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," once visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Surrounded by hundreds of Jews and tourists from around the world paying homage...
  • Hitler's last bodyguard gives up on fan mail January 27, 2011

    Berlin: More than 65 years after World War Two, Adolf Hitler's last surviving bodyguard says that he can no longer respond to the continuous deluge of fan mail he receives from around the world, because of his advanced age. Rochus Misch is 93 and uses a walking frame to move around...
  • Coming up: The memoirs of Julian Assange December 22, 2010

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sold his memoirs to two publishing houses and is expected to have a manuscript ready in March, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported. The Guardian, one of the newspapers to whom WikiLeaks has provided some of the secret material it has acquired, said Assange is understood to...
  • Salman Rushdie to publish his memoirs October 21, 2010

    London: AngloIndian author Salman Rushdie has signed a worldwide deal to publish his memoirs in 2012, publishers Random House revealed in London on Thursday. "I have waited a long time to write this memoir, until I felt I was ready to do it. I'm ready now," the 63yearold awardwinning author said...
  • Bush's memoir to have print run of 1.5M copies October 8, 2010

    New York: Former President George W. Bush's memoir will arrive next month with a huge first printing and an ebook with multimedia extras, Crown Publishers said in a statement Thursday. Decision Points will have a print run of 1.5 million copies, the same number given six years ago for Bill Clinton's...