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Philip Roth: Blake Bailey’s much awaited biography of the American author arrives this April
Arts & Culture

Philip Roth: Blake Bailey’s much awaited biography of the American author arrives this April

Few literary biographies have been so awaited. Bailey’s book is a meeting ground between one of the world’s most tempestuous and debated authors and one of its most celebrated biographers.

In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work
Arts & Culture

In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work

The biography draws from Dalmia’s long acquaintance with Raza, and her interviews with his colleagues from the Progressive Artists’ Group, such as MF Husain and Krishen Khanna.

First look of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín's Spencer revealed
Entertainment

First look of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín's Spencer revealed

Spencer also includes Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris in pivotal roles.

Meena Kumari's life to become subject of upcoming biographical drama at Almighty Motion Pictures
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Meena Kumari's life to become subject of upcoming biographical drama at Almighty Motion Pictures

Film production company Almighty Motion Picture has acquired the rights of Mahjabeen as Meena Kumari, a book based on the Pakeezah actor.

A trip down memory lane: Seema Sonik Alimchand's biography of Rajendra Kumar fills important gaps in the superstar's life story
Lifestyle

A trip down memory lane: Seema Sonik Alimchand's biography of Rajendra Kumar fills important gaps in the superstar's life story

Jubilee Kumar: The Life and Times of a Superstar is more than worth a read as it recreates the aura and charm of a time when an unlikely star became the biggest box office phenomenon but never really made a big deal of it.

The mysterious ascent of Salar Jung I from obscurity to power: Read an excerpt from The Magnificent Diwan
Life

The mysterious ascent of Salar Jung I from obscurity to power: Read an excerpt from The Magnificent Diwan

Bakhtiar K Dadabhoy, author of The Magnificent Diwan, lays down the life and times of Salar Jung I, also providing a social and political history of Hyderabad, recounting how Salar Jung decisively shaped the city's politics and economics for almost three decades of the latter half of the 19th century.

Book excerpt: Vaibhav Purandare's Savarkar biography is a timely exploration of Hindutva ideology founder's life
Life

Book excerpt: Vaibhav Purandare's Savarkar biography is a timely exploration of Hindutva ideology founder's life

Vaibhav Purandare's Savarkar: The True Story of the Father of Hindutva is a thorough study of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a figure shrouded in polarising controversy, who has the most lauded and opposed legacy in national politics today.

Gulshan Grover on his biography Bad Man, and creating a 'mud-path' between Bollywood and Hollywood
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Gulshan Grover on his biography Bad Man, and creating a 'mud-path' between Bollywood and Hollywood

Gulshan Grover speaks about straddling Bollywood and Hollywood, and struggling to get offers in both industries in his upcoming biography Bad Man

NTR, A Biography: This account of Telugu matinee idol-turned-politician's life is a must-read
Life

NTR, A Biography: This account of Telugu matinee idol-turned-politician's life is a must-read

Pitched as the first-ever biography of NTR in English, K Chandrahas and K Lakshminarayana’s NTR, A Biographyruns over a mammoth 600 pages and barely leaves anything about the iconic star behind.

In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetry
India

In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetry

The 63-year-old retired peon from Malgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra completed his 47th poem in the first half of this year.

Krishna Trilok's Notes of a Dream, an authorised biography of AR Rahman, is an underwhelming experience
India

Krishna Trilok's Notes of a Dream, an authorised biography of AR Rahman, is an underwhelming experience

Notes of a Dream - The Authorised Biography of AR Rahman is such an underwhelming experience that it makes you wonder if you really want to know anything about Rahman ever.

Annapurna Devi passes away: A glimpse into the mind of the elusive Indian classical music legend
Life

Annapurna Devi passes away: A glimpse into the mind of the elusive Indian classical music legend

Annapurna Devi would say, 'Music has real power. It can bring the rains. It can put trees on fire. It can make cows give more milk.'

Priyanka Chopra's unauthorized biography, being penned by Aseem Chhabra, will be released later this year
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Priyanka Chopra's unauthorized biography, being penned by Aseem Chhabra, will be released later this year

The unauthorized book on Priyanka Chopra's life will narrate her tale from being a Bareilly girl to an international star.

Narendra Modi pens foreword for Hema Malini's biography Beyond The Dreamgirl
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Narendra Modi pens foreword for Hema Malini's biography Beyond The Dreamgirl

Narendra Modi has penned a "short, crisp and sweet" foreword for Beyond The Dreamgirl, an authorised biography of actress and BJP MP Hema Malini

Barack Obama proposed to a 'serious' girlfriend before he eventually met Michelle: Book
Life

Barack Obama proposed to a 'serious' girlfriend before he eventually met Michelle: Book

Barack Obama proposed to a "serious" girlfriend before he met his eventual wife Michelle, according to a new biography of the former US President.

'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' review: Sushant Singh Rajput’s film is insipid PR for Mahi
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'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' review: Sushant Singh Rajput’s film is insipid PR for Mahi

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is so lacking in energy and verve that you have to wonder whether there is no mid-path between over-dramatisation and flatness.

MS Subbulakshmi's mystique is decoded in a comprehensive biography by TJS George
Life

MS Subbulakshmi's mystique is decoded in a comprehensive biography by TJS George

TJS George’s narrative decodes the mystique of Madurai Shanmugavidivu Subbulakshmi about whom Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said, “Who am I? A mere Prime Minister before this Queen of songs”.

Rekha's biography claims to tell the enigmatic star's 'untold story': Does it?
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Rekha's biography claims to tell the enigmatic star's 'untold story': Does it?

Does Yasser Usman's biography Rekha: The Untold Story really tell us things we didn't already know? Does it make Rekha any less enigmatic than she is?

Salman Khan? Really? Sania Mirza opting for Sultan star to launch her autobiography is disappointing
Sports

Salman Khan? Really? Sania Mirza opting for Sultan star to launch her autobiography is disappointing

Sania Mirza, an icon of feminism in India, had her autobiography launched by Salman Khan, who has set back feminism several steps with his words and deeds.