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Akhil Vaani: Why Shehan Karunatilaka makes Booker famous
Opinion

Akhil Vaani: Why Shehan Karunatilaka makes Booker famous

It is not Booker which makes Shehan Karunatilaka famous rather contrary is the truth- “It is authors of the genre of Karunatilaka who make, Bookers of the world, famous”

International Translation Day 2022: Five translated books you should try out
Lifestyle

International Translation Day 2022: Five translated books you should try out

There is no better way to honour translators and other people working with languages than reading some translated fiction. This International Translation Day, here are some novels translated into English that you can try

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters swap guns for books as hundreds return to school
World

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters swap guns for books as hundreds return to school

Since the Taliban swept back to power in August last year, hundreds of fighters have returned to school, some either came on their own or were pushed by their commanders

Father’s Day Special: Four must-read books by Bollywood dads 
Arts & Culture

Father’s Day Special: Four must-read books by Bollywood dads 

From Tusshar Kapoor's Bachelor Dad to Emraan Hashmi's The Kiss of Life: How a Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer, here is a lot of book recommendations for Father's Day.

Shrayana Bhattacharya talks translating her fondness for Shah Rukh Khan into a book, women in academia and more
Arts & Culture

Shrayana Bhattacharya talks translating her fondness for Shah Rukh Khan into a book, women in academia and more

Shrayana on her book Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: 'People think that fandom is an act of mindless devotion and worship. It isn’t. It is an act of agency, and it also involves women choosing to spend on what they like'

Amish Tripathi on his new gaming and time travel book set in London, and adapting his Shiva trilogy for three-season OTT series
Entertainment

Amish Tripathi on his new gaming and time travel book set in London, and adapting his Shiva trilogy for three-season OTT series

"The medium is different so my experience as a writer is bound to be different. With a book, I use words to create images in the minds of my readers but how they visualise also depends on their own imagination. On screen, you get to see only the director’s imagination," says Amish Tripathi.

Anindita Ghose on her debut novel The Illuminated: 'It is essentially a novel about shifts in perspective'
Arts & Culture

Anindita Ghose on her debut novel The Illuminated: 'It is essentially a novel about shifts in perspective'

Anindita Ghose on The Illuminated: 'It is a story about women coming into their own, how they dazzle when they choose to shine together'

What on-ground literature festivals like JLF mean to first-time authors: 'Getting your book out finally feels real'
Arts & Culture

What on-ground literature festivals like JLF mean to first-time authors: 'Getting your book out finally feels real'

Jaipur Literature Festival this year was all the more special also because it gave several first-time authors, whose books released during the pandemic, the chance to talk about their work.

Shane Warne: Six books you must read to learn more about Australia cricket legend
First Cricket News

Shane Warne: Six books you must read to learn more about Australia cricket legend

Shane Warne, who died on March 4, 2022, was one of the greatest cricketers and cricket commentators to have come out of Australia. We bring you a list of six books to read to learn more about who he was and the life he led.

Devil's Advocate | Hindi cinema's depiction of the writer is ludicrous — but that's how authors want to see themselves on screen
Entertainment

Devil's Advocate | Hindi cinema's depiction of the writer is ludicrous — but that's how authors want to see themselves on screen

The portrayal of the writer in both Gehraiyaan and Bestseller are simultaneously hilarious and the fantasy land most authors are dying to get to. Either way, the joke is on them.

It's a pet's life: The Book of Dog and Cat People are heartening accounts of fur babies and their pet parents
Arts & Culture

It's a pet's life: The Book of Dog and Cat People are heartening accounts of fur babies and their pet parents

In the pages of both books, I found people who laughed at their pets’ silly antics, shed tears when they fell sick, indulged in their every whim, wrote them poetry, and treated them better than they did themselves.

Valentine's Day 2022: Read these six Indian books on queer fiction, from The Other Man to Ritu Weds Chandni
Arts & Culture

Valentine's Day 2022: Read these six Indian books on queer fiction, from The Other Man to Ritu Weds Chandni

These queer books will compel you to reexamine your definition of love. They will pull the rug from under your feet. They will hold up a mirror and wink at you.

How books, movies and TV help us understand the infodemic, anti-vax messages and conspiracy theories
World

How books, movies and TV help us understand the infodemic, anti-vax messages and conspiracy theories

For centuries, writers have recognised that disease outbreaks spur the spread of incorrect information, or misinformation

Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision
Arts & Culture

Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision

TM Krishna, who has collaborated with Westland Books, attributes the imminent closure to Amazon’s “unsustainable economic model” and “a culture of discrimination."

Akhilesh Yadav defends remark lauding Jinnah for India's freedom struggle, asks detractors to read history books
Politics

Akhilesh Yadav defends remark lauding Jinnah for India's freedom struggle, asks detractors to read history books

Yadav courted controversy when he named Jinnah, along with Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Mahatma Gandhi, saying they had helped India achieve independence

Page Turner: In Shivani Sibal’s novel Equations, a portrait of 1980s Delhi and its aspirational inhabitants
Arts & Culture

Page Turner: In Shivani Sibal’s novel Equations, a portrait of 1980s Delhi and its aspirational inhabitants

Equations is a story of aspiration and social change, of individual ambition and family bonds, told through the lives of two families, the Sikands, a wealthy business clan, and the Kumars, who are the family of their domestic help.

The Ritu Menon interview | 'Feminist publishing is a development activity. It is not just about producing books'
Arts & Culture

The Ritu Menon interview | 'Feminist publishing is a development activity. It is not just about producing books'

Address Book takes the reader on a literary pilgrimage as Menon cobbles together recollections of the stalwarts she has worked with.

Long overdue books checked out in 1920s and 1930s returned to Massachusetts library
Lifestyle

Long overdue books checked out in 1920s and 1930s returned to Massachusetts library

Some of the returned books are currently on display at the West Branch of the library with a note explaining how the books made their way back decades after they were checked out.

Dead by Dawn: In Mike Bowditch's compelling new novel, lawman faces hypothermia, ambush
Arts & Culture

Dead by Dawn: In Mike Bowditch's compelling new novel, lawman faces hypothermia, ambush

Doiron draws on both meticulous research and his own wilderness experiences in Maine to give the struggle an unmistakable feeling of authenticity.