Books & Literature
Agartala book fair: Over 300 poets to recite on weekend
February 18, 2017 03:51 PM

  A record number of over 300 poets will recite their poems at the Agartala Book Fair on Saturday and Suanday.

Celebrated Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma dead
February 18, 2017 12:28 PM

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Celebrated Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma, who has 176 novels to his credit, died late on Friday in Meerut, his family members said on Saturday.

An Everest mystery, ideas for the future, and writing skills
February 17, 2017 11:13 AM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Wade through a journey from the dangerous heights of Mount Everest to the equally treacherous margins of Europe in the mid-20th century; read about ground-breaking new ideas; and navigate the maze of plot construction, narrative viewpoint, character development, dialogue creation and the like as a writer.

Taj Literature Festival postponed due to elections
January 29, 2017 02:12 PM

The fourth Taj Literature Festival (TLF), scheduled to be held here in February, has been postponed due to upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Lifetime achievement award for publisher K.P.R. Nair
January 28, 2017 03:18 PM

Veteran publisher K.P.R. Nair was on Saturday conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by a federation of Indian publishers for his contribution to the industry. Nair is the founder-proprietor of Konark Publishers.

Urdu poet, lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri dead
January 22, 2017 03:31 PM

Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Jaswant Rai Sharma, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, died here on Sunday, a family friend said.

Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army
January 19, 2017 11:33 AM

Title: I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP's Digital Army; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250

Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize
January 17, 2017 11:21 AM

 British poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his fourth collection, 'Jackself', a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, media reports said.

The recipe for looking good? Eat well
January 06, 2017 12:31 PM

Title: Gorgeous - Eat Well, Look Great; Author: Shvetha Jaishankar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 799

Bottling up feelings no solution to any problem (Book Review)
January 05, 2017 05:56 PM

Title: The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon; Author: Manoj Jain; Publisher: Notion Press; Pages: 194; Price: Rs 250

Pakistan's existential crisis: Toxic legacies and structural weaknesses (Book Review)
January 05, 2017 12:41 PM

Title: Pakistan - Courting the Abyss; Author: Tilak Devasher; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 599

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy
January 04, 2017 11:43 AM

Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399

A quest for wisdom across the ages and around the world (Book Review)
December 30, 2016 12:58 PM

Title: Wisdom - A World History; Author: Trevor Curnow; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399

Vivekananda, travel adventures and contemporary India
December 30, 2016 11:17 AM

Know and understand the bewildering, fascinating and complex Swami Vivekananda; flick through an interesting story of travel adventures; map the history of contemporary India through the eyes of the Amul girl; and read the tale of four sisters who live the life of relative freedom in the Karachi of the 1970s.

A man born of the soil returns to the soil (Book Review)
December 26, 2016 02:17 PM

Title: Born of the Soil, Author: Kalindi Charan Panigrahi (Translated from the Odia original 'Matira Manisha by Dr. Bikram Das), Publication: Niyogi Books, Pages: 128, Price: Rs. 350

A 'spirited' history of the British empire and its 'high' legacy
December 26, 2016 11:10 AM

Title: Empire of Booze; Author: Henry Jeffreys; Publisher: Unbound Publishers; Pages: 303; Price: Rs 699

Age-old fables, wise suggestions, exploring sexuality
December 23, 2016 11:13 AM

 Fables can never fade away from our lives. And here's a book which brings alive the age-old tale of Vikram and Vetaal which will captivate the reader's imagination even today.

Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one
December 19, 2016 04:48 PM

Kashmir is on the boil; the "Azadi" chant reverberates from every corner; normal life is at a halt. A young, educated, career-oriented woman's life gets entangled amidst all this. The result is Nayeema Mahjoor's debut book "Lost in Terror" (Penguin, Rs 299, pp 305).