Friday 23 March, 2018

Sanjay Dutt is upset about his unauthorized biography, but can he really do anything about it?

By Saket Suman New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Celebrity memoirs and biographies, despite the terrific attraction they have for readers, have come to be quite controversial in recent times. It was not very long ago that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui [...]

‘The Beatles reinvented themselves in Rishikesh’

By Saket Suman New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In February 1968, members of the legendary rock band, The Beatles, arrived in Rishikesh for a “momentous” sojourn. A teenage rebel — a diehard Beatles fan himself — watched [...]

Fearful of writing about gods and humans, Perumal Murugan turns to goats

By Saket Suman New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) He can barely speak a few lines of English, yet his deep insight and observations of rural life are reshaping how we view the hinterland. With a distinctive voice — as fresh as it is ancient [...]

Sea Prayer: Khaled Hosseini’s next novel is set amid Syrian refugee crisis

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The author of “The Kite Runner”, “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, and “And the Mountains Echoed” is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a “lyrical and intensely [...]

The burden of being brown- and a woman

By Himani Kothari Title: Trust No Aunty; Author: Maria Qamar; Publisher: Touchstone: Pages: 178 If you’re a brown woman — of any age group, living in any part of the world — you have my sympathies. Because we are burdened [...]

Brown: The color of toil but non-acceptance across the West?

By Vikas Datta Title: Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone); Author: Kamal Al Solaylee; Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers; Pages: 344 All our social development and our technological advancements don’t seem [...]

The book that Trump dismissed reveals a President in crisis

By Saket Suman Book: Fire and Fury; Author: Michael Wolff; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 699 “A f**king idiot”, “A f**king moron”, “A child”, “A dope” and “Dumb as shit” [...]

A quick reference for Statistics using R

The intention of this book is to quickly introduce the complex concepts of Statistics, especially Managerial Statistics, through different situations depicted in the problems. The solution to the problems can be sought through R. R is an open [...]

I learnt leadership values on cricket pitch, Nadella tells Kumble

Gurugram, Nov 7 (IANS) For Satya Nadella, the leadership values he learnt while playing cricket in India helped him compete vigorously in the face of uncertainty — putting the team first and bringing out the best in everybody — [...]

Modi pens foreword for Hema Malini’s biography

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned a “short, crisp and sweet” foreword for “Beyond The Dreamgirl”, an authorized biography of actress and BJP MP Hema Malini. The book, by former editor of [...]