Wednesday 23 January, 2019

When the story of your suffering is the best weapon you have

Book: The Last Girl; Author: Nadia Murad; Publisher: Vergo Press/Hachette India; Pages: 306 She suffered at the hands of the Islamic State, was held captive as a sex slave, but went on to become a human rights campaigner and was awarded the [...]

Dharmendra: The man who saw tomorrow (exclusive book extract)

By Rajiv Vijayakar Had his dreams remained just dreams, Dharmendra could well have been driving a tractor in the verdant fields of Punjab all through the years during which he was, instead, one of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema. Born Dharminder [...]

Natural coping skills to improve physical & mental health

REVIEWED BY MAHADEV DESAI Stress Rescue by Panchajanya Paul, MD& Bob Kamath, MD Paperback: 228 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 7, 2018) The Stress Rescue book, co-authored by Dr. Paul and Dr. Kamath, [...]

Hinduism is ideal religion for modern age of incertitude: Tharoor

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Hinduism is a “wonderful” religion suited for the modern era of uncertainty and questioning because it values incertitude, according to Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor, who also excoriated the politicisation [...]

Jaipur Literature Festival expands its presence in the US

Houston, Sep 12 (IANS) The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be hosting a series of events – with headline authors as participants – in three cities across the United States, starting September 14 and ending on September 23. The [...]

Chetan Bhagat reveals cover, ‘movie-style promo’ of new Hindu-Muslim ‘unlove story’

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat has revealed the cover and a “movie-style promo” of his new book “The Girl in Room 105″ — “a funny kind of thriller” about a Kashmiri Muslim [...]

Interview: Author Joshua Pollock on living the Heartfulness way

L to R: Joshua Pollock, Heartfulness trainer Sanjay Sehgal, NRI Pulse’s Jyothsna Hegde and flutist Shashank Subramanyam. BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, August 6, 2018: “The Inner stillness. Silence inside. A lightness and smooth [...]

Man Booker longlist captures a world on the brink

London, July 24 (IANS) From a staggering 171 submissions — the highest number of titles put forward in the Man Booker Prize’s 50 year history — 13 novels, which capture facets of a world on the brink, have been longlisted [...]

I write to create change: Chetan Bhagat

BY VEENA RAO Chetan Bhagat, the bestselling author of ten blockbuster books that have sold millions of copies across India, says his incredible success is the outcome of exceptional luck, being at the right place at the right time and his innate [...]

Sudha Murty’s ‘Here, There and Everywhere’: Easy to read, heavy on sermonizing

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Book: Here, There and Everywhere; Author: Sudha Murty; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 243 Before you pick up a copy of “Here, There and Everywhere”, do not confuse it with the famous Beatles’ song. “Here, [...]