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Book review: With Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work, filmmaker Rahul Rawail presents an intimate account of his guru
Entertainment

Book review: With Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work, filmmaker Rahul Rawail presents an intimate account of his guru

With his biography on Raj Kapoor, Rahul Rawail is not looking to ruffle feathers or provide cheap thrills. He is clearly in awe of the person that he is writing about, and this subjectivity is central to the book.

Sonu Nigam's memoir to be published in late 2021; will explore singer's 'scandalous, emotional' life
Entertainment

Sonu Nigam's memoir to be published in late 2021; will explore singer's 'scandalous, emotional' life

The National Award winner hopes his courage will help him overcome the nervousness of writing his autobiography.

'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others
India

'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others

The complaint charges Bloomsbury India with "expunging the work and efforts of the writers, and without their knowledge or consent, leaking a PDF version of the book in public", while accusing Dalrymple and others of "offences of criminal intimidation and statements creating and promoting enmity, hatred, and ill will".

What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing
India

What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing

It’s true enough that Bloomsbury has a track record of publishing Hindutva propaganda. Here’s the thing, though — so does literally every other big player in English-language publishing.

Three authors sever ties with Bloomsbury India after publisher withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots
India

Three authors sever ties with Bloomsbury India after publisher withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots

The authors' statements come shortly after Bloomsbury India faced criticism as the launch of a new book, Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, was announced.

Bloomsbury India withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots after online uproar; cites 'deep sense of responsibility'
India

Bloomsbury India withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots after online uproar; cites 'deep sense of responsibility'

Bloomsbury India's statement read: 'In view of very recent events including a virtual pre-publication launch organised without our knowledge by the authors, with participation by parties of whom the publishers would not have approved, we have decided to withdraw publication of the book.'

Bloomsbury India in online row for book on 2020 Delhi riots; publishing house says it did not organise event featuring Kapil Mishra
India

Bloomsbury India in online row for book on 2020 Delhi riots; publishing house says it did not organise event featuring Kapil Mishra

Twitter users called out Bloomsbury for including Kapil Mishra in its line-up of panelists at a launch event. The publishing house has stated that its logo was allegedly used without its knowledge.

Udayan Mukherjee on his debut novel Dark Circles, and why he may never return to television studios
Life

Udayan Mukherjee on his debut novel Dark Circles, and why he may never return to television studios

The joy of imagining a world and writing about it can never be compared to the career I had in journalism, says Udayan Mukherjee