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Anti-colonialism, corruption dominate weekend bookshelf (IANS Books)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bookshelf this weekend is a mix of critically-acclaimed non-fictions and powerful dramas... Browse with IANS...Book: "From the Ruins of Empire"; Written by Pankaj ... Read more...

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Looking for creativity in love stories


August 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's best-selling author of love stories, Ravinder Singh, is waiting for a work that will break through the fairy-tales set on campuses to push ... Read more...

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A business deal made easy for young minds


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Be it a toothbrush or a toy... each has a business story behind it.The world of business is greening in years to touch kids in ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Pakistan & history on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)


May 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The book case this week is serious and fires reality shots on issues like terror, Kashmir, Pakistan and history. Browse with IANS....1. Book: "The ... Read more...

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Innovation, Amul butter & Rhino on book-shelf (IANS Books This Week)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The book-cart this week has everything, from innovation to Amul butter and the Indian Rhino to beckon the reader. Browse with IANS.1. Book: "Innovate ... Read more...

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Five books published in India on Commonwealth shortlist


April 26th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian publishing is carving a formidable space for itself on the Commonwealth Book Prize list for 2012 with five titles published in the country on ... Read more...

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History back on shelves with a dash of drama


April 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) History books are inching back on the shelves - but with a dash of drama and peppy language to hook the average reader. "I think ... Read more...

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Penguin’s annual ‘Spring Lit Fest’ in Delhi March 16


March 9th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to ... Read more...

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India yet to see French style niche publishing


February 28th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The status of a bestselling Indian author is often decided by the publisher chosen. It is usually a conglomerate with a wide portfolio - unlike ... Read more...

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New website for audio books launched at World Book Fair


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Reado, a website of one of India's biggest audio books company, Think Ink Media Inc, was launched Saturday at the World Book Fair 2012 with ... Read more...

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Divorce, India, partition on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
The book case this weekend is lighthearted and peppy - matching the mood as a new year begins.1. "Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce"; Written by Judy Balan; Published by ... Read more...

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US scriptwriter makes India debut with Bollywood kid books


December 6th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) New York-based screenplay writer, musician, storyteller and artist Nico Raposo is surfing the Hindi film industry for stories. He has debuted in India with young ... Read more...

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Fairies, history, romance race for space on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


July 7th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The weekend pile of books is a twisted maze of fairytales, history and romance. Chill out with one this week.1. Book: "The First Spring: The ... Read more...

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Movies, business, fitness, feminism on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) One of the best ways to chill out in summer is with a book and here is a pile that provokes and excites:1. "Flashback: My ... Read more...

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English translations of Tagore’s works a mouse click away


May 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A special collection of English translations of novels, poetry, essays and short stories written by Rabindranath Tagore and his biographies is on sale online as ... Read more...

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Delhi a most modern city for women: Pakistani American writer


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Many here may beg to differ, but young Pakistani American writer Sheba Karim, who has made the Indian capital her home for one-and-a-half years, says ... Read more...

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Carnival of beauty, nostalgia and history (IANS Books This Week)


April 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The weekend book shelf is a mix of nostalgia, history, drama and good health.1. "Broken Melodies"; Written by Gajra Kottary; Published by Harper-Collins India; ... Read more...

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Colourful pile: Of victory, tigers, love and Krishna (IANS Books This Week)


March 17th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The pile of books this week is inspirational and exciting, featuring a mix of facts and fictions.1. "The Habit of Winning"; Written by Prakash Iyer; ... Read more...

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Writer William Dalrymple turns to first Anglo-Afghan war (With Image)


March 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Award winning writer William Dalrymple, the author of books like "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" and "White Mughals", is exploring ... Read more...

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Hues of India: History, drama, culture valour on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The bookcase sweeps back on a time machine to history to unearth old classics, sensibilities, edgy stories, slices of history and supernatural. Soak in the ... Read more...

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Of urban angst, riots, mutiny and epic love (IANS Books This Week)


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Relax with a cache of stimulating books this weekend.1. Book: "Crowded Rooms"; Written by Prem Nath; Published by Penguin-Books India; Priced at Rs.199In this collection of ... Read more...

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Money, art, music…take your pick and read (IANS Books This Week)


September 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) From the irrepressible Shobhaa De to a passionate defence of art by Milan Kundera, here's a stimulating pile of books to spend the weekend with. 1. ... Read more...

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A memoir, movies and Pakistan, print that matters (IANS Books This Week)


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Live through the last lap of monsoon with a collection of powerful stories - both fact and fiction. Surf the week's list: 1. "No Way Home"; ... Read more...

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Sufism, America, Nano, poetry to tease the intellect (IANS Books This Week)


September 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The bookcase is exciting, funny and offbeat this weekend. 1. Book: "Looking for America"; Written by Avirook Sen; Published by Harper Collins-India; Priced at Rs.299 ... Read more...

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Negotiate between Mahabharata, management and fiction (IANS Books This Week)


September 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Mythlogy to leadership, the weekend bookshelf offers variety and adventure. 1. Book: "Jaya: The Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata"; Written by Devdutt Pattanaik; Published by Penguin Books ... Read more...

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Penguin announces Man Booker finalists


September 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Penguin-Books India Wednesday announced three of its titles were shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2010. The titles are "The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson, "Parrot and ... Read more...

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Somnath, Khushwant, Rajendra Prasad hit the shelves (IANS Books This Week)


August 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) This week's book rack boasts of some heavyweight names. Former speaker Somnath Chatterjee, acclaimed writer Khushwant Singh or former Indian president Rajendra Prasad...take your pick. ... Read more...

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Bookshelf spills economics, underworld, god (IANS Books This Week)


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As the weather slides and more clouds threaten to burst, retreat with a book and a cup of coffee. The mixed bag this week...1. "Superpower? The Amazing ... Read more...

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Business returning to old world values, the Tata way


August 8th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In the footsteps of India's Tata Group - which is hunting for a successor right now - business houses across the globe are resorting ... Read more...

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Of Tata, Bhabha and good old dramatic tales (IANS Books This Week)


August 5th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Some home truths about towering edifices and small pleasures of stories smartly told. The cache this week is a mix of serious non-fiction and fiction: 1. Book: "Tata: ... Read more...

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Narayana Murthy opens Penguin bookstore in Bangalore


August 4th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Infosys Technologies Ltd chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy late Tuesday inspired hundreds of book lovers by opening PageTurners, an exclusive Penguin ... Read more...

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Pick on history, diaspora and adventure this weekend (IANS Books This Week)


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The reading cart flaunts a heady mix of history, romance, diaspora and hope this weekend. 1. "The Pleasure Seekers": Written by Tishani Doshi; Published by Penguin Books-India; Priced ... Read more...

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Harlequin romance imprint in Penguin-India kitty


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Harlequin Enterprises Ltd, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, has tied up with Penguin-India to promote its popular imprint MIRA in ... Read more...

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Dig into history, urban war, illicit love (IANS Books This Week)


June 10th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Here are five new books to add to your reading list this week: 1. "The Begum's Secret": Written by A.K. Srikumar; Published by Penguin Books-India; Priced at Rs.299.For ... Read more...

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Economist brings ‘Mahabharata’ in English for GenY


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Economist Bibek Debroy has literally taken on a task of epic proportions in his new avatar as a translator of the "Mahabharata", with the first ... Read more...

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