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  • The art of not writing May 07, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    The art of not writing

    Over two million books are published every year, not to mention countless essays, opinion pieces, and other articles. Here’s how to stop adding to the torrent.

  • Veterans Unpacked | Gurcharan Das: 'Make a life, not just a living' Apr 30, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    Veterans Unpacked | Gurcharan Das: 'Make a life, not just a living'

    'Have a purpose in life, and whether in Covid or normal times, retired or working, you’ll know what to do after breakfast each morning.'

  • Remembering Shankha Ghosh, the literary giant who spared no political party from his criticism Apr 25, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Remembering Shankha Ghosh, the literary giant who spared no political party from his criticism

    Friends and fans remember his contributions to society and 'the language and literature that he wrote and loved in'

  • What do Uday Kotak, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Anil Naik and Harsh Mariwala have in common? This book finds out Apr 24, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    What do Uday Kotak, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Anil Naik and Harsh Mariwala have in common? This book finds out

    In fact, it's a collection of six books, called Shapers of Business Institutions, penned by former Tata Sons director R Gopalakrishnan, and five academics from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research.

  • If reading isn’t a pleasure, why bother? Apr 24, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    If reading isn’t a pleasure, why bother?

    Antonia Fraser’s 'The Pleasure of Reading' is a welcome respite at a time when concentrating on a book is next to impossible.

  • Your guide to powerful, emotional books from Australia, circa 2021 Apr 22, 2021 11:52 PM IST

    Your guide to powerful, emotional books from Australia, circa 2021

    Australia's Stella Prize recognises some of the best writing by women authors in the country - here's a look at this year's winner and books that came very close to winning.

  • The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh Feb 27, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh

    Award-winning author Sonia Faleiro's latest work of nonfiction follows the mysterious death of two teen girls found hanging from a tree in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in 2014.

  • Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher? Feb 26, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal | What happens when a publisher becomes a megapublisher?

    One of the main questions federal regulators will look at when deciding whether to approve the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster deal, is how big the two companies would be if combined

  • Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor: How intelligence, impatience and greed made for corporate tyranny Dec 25, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor: How intelligence, impatience and greed made for corporate tyranny

    No society deserves a bank that runs out of money. No bank deserves a boss who runs amok with shenanigans. Journalist Pavan Lall in his book Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor has pieced together the account of how  Rana Kapoor brought down one of the biggest private lenders in India. Lall recounts what he learnt about the man.

  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ editor starts her own publishing firm Oct 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ editor starts her own publishing firm

    Launching a new publishing venture in an oversaturated media ecosystem — not to mention during a pandemic and economic crisis — may seem like a risky undertaking. But Stern has aligned herself with deep-pocketed backers.

  • George W. Bush's new book of paintings stirs controversy online Aug 15, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    George W. Bush's new book of paintings stirs controversy online

    Many online commentators have criticized the book in light of the immigration reforms pushed by Bush's administration and his involvement in the creation of ICE

  • Malgudi memories revived: RK Narayanan's fictional work gets its own museum in Karnataka Aug 09, 2020 03:24 PM IST

    Malgudi memories revived: RK Narayanan's fictional work gets its own museum in Karnataka

    During the shooting of an episode based on his short story Old man at the Temple, the writer visited the location himself and approved of it.

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveils new book on India’s 'struggle gaining influence in foreign policy' Jul 22, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar unveils new book on India’s 'struggle gaining influence in foreign policy'

    In his book, S Jaishankar talks about how India struggled to gain influence as its foreign policy carries "three major burdens" from its past.

  • Writers on the state of being in limbo May 01, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Writers on the state of being in limbo

    The current lockdown limbo brings to mind a sentence from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”

  • World Book Day 2020 | Why it is celebrated, other interesting facts you must know Apr 23, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    World Book Day 2020 | Why it is celebrated, other interesting facts you must know

    April 23 was chosen as it is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died

  • Coronavirus pandemic | The news is making people anxious, so here’s what they’re reading instead Apr 15, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | The news is making people anxious, so here’s what they’re reading instead

    The most popular good-news accounts are focused on delivering coronavirus-related stories with a positive, productive message

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 10 dystopian books/movie to read/watch during lockdown Mar 24, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 10 dystopian books/movie to read/watch during lockdown

    Here is the dystopian binge list with five great films on disease outbreaks and five great books on pandemics you can watch and read during lockdown.

  • How one tweet turned around the fate of this antique bookshop in the UK Jan 16, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    How one tweet turned around the fate of this antique bookshop in the UK

    After its disheartening sales record earlier this week, Robert Sansom, who has worked at the store for the past 13 years, took to Twitter to share a picture of the empty bookstore, which went viral.

  • You can kickstart your reading goals for 2020 with these powerful books from last year Jan 14, 2020 03:01 PM IST

    You can kickstart your reading goals for 2020 with these powerful books from last year

    Here is a list of fiction and non-fiction titles from last year as recommended by Gautam Padmanabhan, CEO of Westland Publications that are engrossing, entertaining and insightful reads.

  • Book Excerpt | When the Panama Papers almost implicated the wrong Ratan Tata Nov 27, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    Book Excerpt | When the Panama Papers almost implicated the wrong Ratan Tata

    Journalists on the trail of the Panama Papers scandal mistook a Gulf-based businessman named Ratan Tata for the Indian industrialist.

  • Digitisation and flux in print media gnawing away at existence of railway book stalls Sep 26, 2019 09:06 AM IST

    Digitisation and flux in print media gnawing away at existence of railway book stalls

    Newspaper stalls and vendors are an important cog in the newspaper industry, but they have never been able to reap benefits from the existence of an independent and sustainable media ecosystem

  • Book Excerpt | A practical guide to effectively availing loans and handling credit Aug 20, 2019 06:33 PM IST

    Book Excerpt | A practical guide to effectively availing loans and handling credit

    As a thumb rule, take any loan only when you can easily repay it. So, for instance, thumb rules (its getting repeated) suggest that car loan EMIs should not exceed 15 percent of the net monthly income and personal loan EMIs should not exceed 10 percent.

  • Book Excerpt | With elections underway, economists propose India’s way ahead May 08, 2019 07:53 AM IST

    Book Excerpt | With elections underway, economists propose India’s way ahead

    In 'What the Economy Needs Now', prominent economists have said that while India has performed creditably in the last twenty-five years across different administrations, there is no room for complacency given our economic challenges. They are mounting.

  • Book Excerpt: R Gopalakrishnan on the cultures of Unilever and Tata Group Feb 11, 2019 06:17 PM IST

    Book Excerpt: R Gopalakrishnan on the cultures of Unilever and Tata Group

    While Unilever is highly process-oriented and goal-driven, reveals the author, while Tata Sons is very Indian and highly relationship-oriented.

  • Here are the best books Team Moneycontrol read this year Dec 19, 2018 07:38 AM IST

    Here are the best books Team Moneycontrol read this year

    Read on to know more about what we read in 2018.

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