Aug 21

My book exposes the systemic corruption that warps our democracy: Josy Joseph

New Delhi: From unearthing the unholy nexus between the underworld and politicians to the staggering might of middlemen, investigative journalist Josy Joseph reveals the dark side of Indian politics in his book “A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India”. In the book, Joseph — who has exposed scams related to Mumbai’s Adarsh

Human race facing question of survival: Karan Singh

New Delhi: Flagging the ongoing unrest inKashmir and the recent instances of caste atrocities, senior Congress leader Karan Singh has underlined the “devastating” effects of violence. Speaking at the launch of a book on non violence last night, he said, “If you still have societies which preach their children hatred for other nations or other

‘One Indian Girl’: Chetan Bhagat’s new novel

New Delhi: Banker-turned-writer Chetan Bhagat who shot to fame with his debut novel, ‘Five Point Someone’ today announced the title of his upcoming fiction, ‘One Indian Girl’. Bhagat took to twitter to make the announcement which was accompanied with a link to a video teaser. “Happy to share that my next book is called ‘One

Grappling With Glory: India and its Wrestling tradition

Title: Enter the Dangal; Author: Rudraneil Sengupta; Publisher: Harper Sport (HarperCollins)                               Pages: 274; Price: Rs 350 Sakshi Malik picked up the first medal for India at Rio in women’s wrestling — a discipline which only made its Olympic debut in

Of oratory, diplomacy and pressure management

New Delhi: Imbibe great oratorical skills, know about the real politik of the modern world, get introduced to the concept of pressure management and flick through the stories of 20 women entrepreneurs who have struck a perfect personal-professional harmony. The IANS bookshelf offers some interesting non-fiction this weekend. 1. Book: Speaking The Modi Way; Author:

‘Tamil literature has a modern, vibrant idiom’

New Delhi: With a surge in translations of Indian literature into English, readers across the spectrum have been transcending the language barrier.From novels and short stories to plays and poems, the rich literary heritage of Indian languages is now reaching readers outside their respective regions and, indeed, worldwide. One such effort is ‘The Tamil Story’

Remarkable things regarding the World’s famous Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh

Prominent Punjabi writer, novelist and short story writer Gurdial Singh passes away. He was 83. He was one of the greatest writers of Punjabi literature and in his books he focused on the economically and socially marginalised people in rural Punjab. There are many remarkable things to know about this well known writer Gurdial Singh.

Book of stories not more than 140 characters long

New Delhi: When writer-illustrator ManojPandey began tagging his favourite authors like Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Teju Cole seeking their feeds to his tweets, little did he know that their responses would be micro stories in themselves. Pandey tweeted out a story. Then some more. And others began tweeting tales right back at him: Atwood and

144th birth anniversary of Aurobindo celebrated

Puducherry: The 144th birth anniversary of saint philosopher Aurobindo was today celebrated with a large number people from various parts of the country offering their homage at his memorial here. Devotees performed meditation before the memorials of Aurobindo and his spiritual mentor “The Mother” at the Aurobindo Ashram, established in 1926 by the revolutionary turned

Pakistan at 69: Perceptions, Prescripitions, and Prognoses

Whither Pakistan? The country, which turns 69 on Sunday, is far from being in a viable state. Vicious terrorists of various stripes not only run free and lethally but are increasingly taking on the state, tensions persist with both immediate neighbours as well as a prime ally, economic growth is stymied and there are many

PU professor revives writer of writers, Anton Chekhov

One of the greatest writers of short fiction in history, Anton Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. As his works have been translated to many languages, Chekhov’s short stories have always gained much appreciation from the readers worldwide. But for the first time, Pankaj

Launch of Great Russian playwright ‘’Rang Chakhov’’

Chandigarh: A great collection of Russian playwright book ‘’Rang Chakhov’’ is launching by today, at studies auditorium of Panjab university by 3pm. This book is translated by Dr Pankaj Malviya chairperson of Russian department Panjab

Pracheen Kala Kendra organized its 225th Monthly Baithak Programme

Pracheen Kala Kendra organized its 225th Monthly Baithak Programme here today at its Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35-B, at 6:30pm onwards when Pune based Eminent Vocalist Pt. Yadavraj Phad and disciple of Legendry Pt. Bhimsen Joshi mesmerized the city audience with his melodious Vocal recital. Kendra’s Chairman Shri S.K. Monga was the Chief Guest

R D Burman ‘hated’ composing disco songs

Legendary musician R D Burman, whose cabaret tunes still reverberate at pubs and discotheques, actually hated composing such songs and even believed that the genre was just a “passing fad”, says a new book and when he first won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, an honour that came to him after two decades of

Adolf Hitler’s short-lived successor and his contribution (Book Review)

Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich; Author: Barry Turner; Publisher: Icon Books/Penguin India; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599 Adolf Hitler is so identified with the Nazi epoch that it is commonly thought that his Third Reich began and ended with him. It almost did but in the few days between his

Anjan Dutta reinvents Hamlet

Kolkata: Shakespeare’s Hamlet has inspired award-winning director Anjan Dutta to recreate the intense drama on celluloid, though with a contemporary spin. Anjan’s ‘Hamlet’, which is the second adaptation of the age-defying drama in recent times after ‘Haider’ by Vishal Bhardwaj, deals with socio-political crisis and violence against humanity. “Shakespeare’s Hamlet suffered from a basic crisis

Ex-SP recounts Hashimpura massacre issue

New Delhi:early 30 years since the Hashimpura massacre, the then superintendent of police of Ghaziabad district has come out with a book giving his version of the gory incident in which 42 Muslims were gunned by jawans of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC). “Still weighing heavy on my conscience is that horrifying night of May

Manbhawan Singh’s punjabi film’Gelo’ is released today

Punjab: Gelo is an upcoming punjabi movie in punjabi indian language based on one of the famous punjabi novel Gelo written by doyen of Punjabi literature Ram Sarup Ankhi, Manbhawan Singh is related to a story of a girl named as Gurmel Kaur belongs to Malwa region of punjab, demonstrates the problems of  the  farmers

Taking Tamil ebooks to the world — for free By Frederick Noronha

Chandigarh:He publishes ebooks. He uploads millions of words to cyberspace — and he’s proud that he charges zilch for this, even though some of the have seen over 150,000 downloads. Thirty-three-year-old T. Shrinivasan, an instrumentation engineering alumni from the University of Madras, runs the site. The site, which turned three last month, already has