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  • RIP 'City of Joy' writer Dominique Lapierre; a look at his career, some of his best-selling books Dec 06, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    RIP 'City of Joy' writer Dominique Lapierre; a look at his career, some of his best-selling books

    French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his novels about the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum, died on December 4 at the age of 91. Born on July 30, 1931, in Chatelaillon, Lapierre has sold about 50 million copies of the six books he wrote in collaboration with the American writer Larry Collins — the most famous being Is Paris Burning?

  • Salman Rushdie releases excerpts of new book 4 months after stabbing Dec 06, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Salman Rushdie releases excerpts of new book 4 months after stabbing

    The celebrated author, 75, lost his vision in one eye and the use of one hand after he was attacked in New York in August.

  • Book review | 'South vs North': Are north and south India frenemies? Dec 04, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    Book review | 'South vs North': Are north and south India frenemies?

    South India’s resentment for northern states comes from losing control over resources due to population divergence and centralised government, as evinced in Nilakantan RS' new book 'South vs North: India’s Great Divide'.

  • Year-end reading: Mahatma Gandhi's cinematic biography and 4 other books releasing in December Dec 04, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    Year-end reading: Mahatma Gandhi's cinematic biography and 4 other books releasing in December

    There's something for everyone -- history lovers, cooking enthusiasts, horror and thriller aficionados.

  • Audiobook review: Quentin Tarantino's 'Cinema Speculation' is a love letter to the movies from its greatest acolyte Dec 04, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Audiobook review: Quentin Tarantino's 'Cinema Speculation' is a love letter to the movies from its greatest acolyte

    Quentin Tarantino takes us on a wild journey into the movies he saw growing up; examining them with a lovingly critical eye and showing us how they influenced his filmmaking career.

  • The five best fiction books of 2022 Dec 04, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    The five best fiction books of 2022

    Our academics have read hundreds of books this year and out of those, we have managed to pluck these five.

  • Goals are for football, not reading Dec 03, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    Goals are for football, not reading

    Setting targets of the number of books to read only makes the end larger than the means.

  • 'India’s struggle for independence and final victory has been a resonant subject for me from childhood': author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Nov 27, 2022 04:53 PM IST

    'India’s struggle for independence and final victory has been a resonant subject for me from childhood': author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel is a tale of sisterhood set against the backdrop of India’s struggle for freedom.

  • Inside the country hosting the World Cup Nov 26, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Inside the country hosting the World Cup

    John McManus’s 'Inside Qatar' examines the lives of outsiders and citizens in the wealthy Gulf state.

  • Maharashtra govt sets up 7-member panel for roadmap to publish MBBS books in Marathi Nov 24, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt sets up 7-member panel for roadmap to publish MBBS books in Marathi

    Notably, the Madhya Pradesh government recently launched books for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) course in Hindi.

  • Bill Gates recommends 5 of his all-time favourite books for holiday reading Nov 22, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Bill Gates recommends 5 of his all-time favourite books for holiday reading

    The holidays are a good time to catch up on some reading, and what better way to do it than with Bill Gates and his recommendations.

  • Book Review | ‘Manjhi’s Mayhem’ is much more than your run-of-the-mill noir Nov 20, 2022 01:45 AM IST

    Book Review | ‘Manjhi’s Mayhem’ is much more than your run-of-the-mill noir

    Tanuj Solanki places his new crime thriller 'Manjhi’s Mayhem' at the centre of the politics of language and storytelling.

  • A writer’s struggle to stay away from social media Nov 19, 2022 07:35 AM IST

    A writer’s struggle to stay away from social media

    Jordan Castro’s slim debut novel deals with the predicament of an author trying to finish his manuscript but unable to stay offline.

  • Weekend Guide: What to Watch, Read, Listen & More! Nov 18, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Weekend Guide: What to Watch, Read, Listen & More!

    A detailed guide to all the latest OTT releases, book recommendations, podcasts and exciting activities to indulge in over the weekend! This weekend, you can pick from a host of Netflix & Amazon prime releases, a book on making better decisions, listening to podcasts, attending fun events & much more!

  • Michelle Obama: 'All of us go through periods of uncertainty, even if you’re a former First Lady' Nov 17, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Michelle Obama: 'All of us go through periods of uncertainty, even if you’re a former First Lady'

    In her new book, the just released 'The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times' — to be published simultaneously in 14 languages and 27 countries — Michelle Obama reflects on change, challenges, self-worth, power and wants people to feel a little less alone after reading it

  • Children’s Day 2022: 5 new books to gift to kids Nov 14, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Children’s Day 2022: 5 new books to gift to kids

    Happy Children's Day 2022: Draw little ones into the magical world of storytelling.

  • Book Review | Alan Moore spins grotesque tales of wonder and fantasy in 'Illuminations' Nov 13, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Book Review | Alan Moore spins grotesque tales of wonder and fantasy in 'Illuminations'

    Moore’s prose, in this short story collection, is engaging, but ultimately makes you want to revisit his legendary comic books.

  • Savita Ambedkar: The other Dr Ambedkar who lived in the shadow of a giant Nov 13, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Savita Ambedkar: The other Dr Ambedkar who lived in the shadow of a giant

    A new translation of Dr Savita Ambedkar's Marathi autobiography, by Nadeem Khan, ‘Babasaheb: My Life with Dr Ambedkar', will hopefully help ease the pain of a wife vilified and erased by many.

  • Use and abuse of storytelling Nov 12, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    Use and abuse of storytelling

    In a world where everyone is telling stories, it would be wise to investigate how they are framed and the power they have over us, says literary scholar Peter Brooks.

  • Book Review | George Saunders' 'Liberation Day' is a parable for our times Nov 06, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    Book Review | George Saunders' 'Liberation Day' is a parable for our times

    The nine stories in the American writer's latest collection, 'Liberation Day', are not simple reads; the interior monologues and multiple viewpoints capture a sense of entrapment, of love and loss

  • Ankur Warikoo recommends his top 10 reads Nov 05, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    Ankur Warikoo recommends his top 10 reads

    Ankur Warikoo's recommendations range from books on business advice to better living.

  • King Charles takes teddy bear, ‘custom-made’ toilet seat along on trips, claims author of his biography Nov 04, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    King Charles takes teddy bear, ‘custom-made’ toilet seat along on trips, claims author of his biography

    Christopher Andersen's book, 'The King: The Life of Charles III', is releasing next week. It promises to be a sympathetic yet unsparing portrait of the king.

  • Lakshmi vs Kubera: India's wisely wealthy think beyond wealth creation Nov 03, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Lakshmi vs Kubera: India's wisely wealthy think beyond wealth creation

    In 'Wise Wealth', Rajmohan Krishnan draws on interviews with 35 super wealthy Indians to explain.

  • November reading: The most anticipated books releasing next month Oct 30, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    November reading: The most anticipated books releasing next month

    Stock up your bookshelves with some new releases.

  • Book review: 'Like, Comment, Subscribe' offers a ringside view of the rise and rise of YouTube Oct 30, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    Book review: 'Like, Comment, Subscribe' offers a ringside view of the rise and rise of YouTube

    Mark Bergen's 'Like, Comment, Subscribe' is a definitive account of a business that is an integral part of many of our daily media consumption routines.