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Ravi Subramanian, Indian banking’s John Grisham, goes digital with new book


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) With four incisive books, Ravi Subramanian has firmly established himself as the John Grisham of the Indian banking industry and is going digital with his ... Read more...

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Kareena gets the brandwagon for ‘Heroine’


August 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Women-centric films have caught the right attention in recent times, thanks to unique content and strong roles. But for "Heroine", Kareena Kapoor has gone a ... Read more...

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Spooky tales from the hills


July 10th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Ghosts from Shimla's past are back to haunt this picturesque hill town. Shimla-based writer Minakshi Chaudhry has come out with another set of 16 spooky ... Read more...

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Spirituality, drama and women…Read on (IANS Books This Week)


April 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The bookshelf this week talks of the spiritual journey into the dilemmas of existentialism and life's realities. Here's a peek.1. Book: "Anthony deMello SJ, The ... 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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Translations, young India & health on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


February 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) This weekend, the bookcart wheels a medley of thoughtful titles on a diverse range of subjects. Browse with IANS.1. "A Life Incomplete"; Written by Nanak ... Read more...

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Captured: Polymath S. Balachander and his great wars


February 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Storming the world of Carnatic music and Tamil cinema with his non-conformist, controversy-creating ways in the 1940s, polymath and veena exponent Sundaram Balachander steadfastly fought ... Read more...

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Cinema, dieting, Delhi on book shelf (IANS Books This Week) (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


January 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A compilation of short stories on women, the story of a budding lawyer wrongly diagnosed with cancer, the confessions of a serial dieter, an anthology ... Read more...

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Weight loss, cinema, Delhi on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A compilation of short stories on women, the tale of a budding lawyer wrongly diagnosed with cancer, the confessions of a serial killer, an anthology ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama, sports, Delhi on book cart (IANS Books This Week)


December 1st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Settle in with a book from the colourful shelf this weekend.1. "Upwardly Mobile"; Written by Ranjini Manian; Published by Penguin India; Priced at Rs.250The book ... Read more...

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Shringara, India, Karachi on weekend book cart (IANS Books This Week)


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Enjoy a lazy autumn weekend with a shelf of gripping new titles... Browse with IANS.1. Book: "Shringara: The Many Faces of Indian Beauty"; Written ... Read more...

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Rumi, myth and cricket on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


October 20th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The book shelf this weekend is mostly meditative and spiritual.1. "Rumi: A New Translation"; Written by Farrukh Dhondy; Published by Harper Perennial; Priced at Rs.299"My ... Read more...

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Business, sports, tarot on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


October 6th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The books on the shelf this week are serious, informative and fun.1. "Uncommon Ground: Dialogues With Business and Social Leaders"; Written by Rohini Nilekani; ... Read more...

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Use stuff you know as springboard for novel: David Davidar


September 29th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Life and books often come close to each other in the world of fiction as with ace publisher and author David Davidar. His new book, ... Read more...

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A bookshelf with love, cricket and Buddhism (IANS Books This Week)


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Go through a pile of page-turners this weekend.1. "The Shadow of the Buddha"; Written by Matteo Pistono; Published by Hay House; Priced at Rs.299For a ... Read more...

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Punjab, industry, social drama on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


September 15th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Browse through the bookshelf of thought-provoking new titles that blend gripping narratives with hard facts...1. Book: "The Punjab Bloodied: Partitioned & Cleansed"; Written by Ishtiaq ... Read more...

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Nostalgia, homeopathy, advertising on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


September 8th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Narratives, dramas and the good life -- the book cart this week is a delight for those with a dreamy side.1. Books: "An Autumn Melody"; ... Read more...

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Mithun starrer ‘Nobel Chor’ to be screened at 55th BFI London fest


September 7th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Producer Ashwani Sharma's Bengali feature film "Nobel Chor", which stars Mithun Chakraborty, will be screened at the 55th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival ... Read more...

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At 100, Sikh marathoner yearns to read biography (With Image)


July 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) At the ripe old age of 100, iconic Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh has one regret. He yearns to read his biography but cannot - he ... Read more...

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Subhash Ghai says ‘Awara’ drew him into Bollywood


June 29th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) Subhash Ghai credits Raj Kapoor's film "Awara" for his entry into Bollywood."In my childhood, I saw 'Awara' and I bunked from school. After that when ... Read more...

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Telangana, economy, food on weekend book cart (IANS Books This Week)


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A look at the Telangana movement, a cookbook compiling over 150 original recipes, a critique of India's consumer-driven economic policy and a tale of ... Read more...

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Health, Laden and Rafi on book cart (IANS Books This Week)


June 16th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A wealth of books that excites and touches the intellect.1. "Black Limericks"; Written by Ranjit Lal; Published by Roli Books; Priced at Rs.195Completely outclassed by ... Read more...

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At 100, Sikh marathoner lives to see his biography (With Image)


June 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) He is perhaps the oldest man to have lived to see his biography published. Hundred-plus Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh's biography "Turbaned Tornado" is slated for ... Read more...

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David Davidar announces new publishing house


May 16th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Noted publisher and writer David Davidar, who last year exited as CEO of Penguin's international division amid controversy, has tied up with Rupa Publications, ... Read more...

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Woman, employee held for murdering husband


April 12th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) A woman and her employee have been arrested for allegedly smothering to death her husband, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader who was found murdered in ... Read more...

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Kashmir, cancer, Buddha and writers - captured in print (IANS Books This Week)


January 27th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The book cache this week is a mix of tomes that is thought-provoking as well as fun.1. Book: "Nehru's Kashmir"; Compiled by Sati Sahni (photographer); Published by ... Read more...

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Cheer to anger - Mood changes over ULFA chairman’s release


January 4th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 4 (IANS) It's no longer 'ULFA zindabad' slogans renting the air in Assam's countryside, but pure expression of revulsion and anger against the euphoria and jubilation after ... Read more...

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Indian casino king’s kingdom crumbles in Nepal


December 28th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) A billion-dollar gambling industry built up in Nepal by a chartered accountant from New Delhi, which encompassed seven casinos and employed nearly 7,000 people, has been ... Read more...

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‘Ghost writer’ back to her spooky ways


December 5th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Less than six years after she came out with her first book of ghost stories, writer Minakshi Chaudhry is penning another collection of spooky tales based ... Read more...

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Women, teenage girls undergo martial arts training in Noida


November 28th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Noida, Nov.28 (ANI): Women, including teenage girls, are undergoing basic martial arts training like judo and karate here, to counter chain snatchers, robbers and eve-teasers.Housewives and young girls at ... 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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Bangladeshi director highlights exploitation of humankind in ‘Ganga Jatra’


November 17th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi filmmaker Syed Wahiduzzaman Diamond's "Ganga Jatra", which was screened at the 16th Kolkata Film Festival, shows that mankind is the ultimate victim when religion is vocal. The ... Read more...

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Nepal’s casino king cuts new deal


November 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 12 (IANS) When faced with great danger, the best-known gamblers of the world have been known to keep their cool, as well as their shirt on. Remember ... Read more...

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Can ‘Indian Idol’ Prashant Tamang become Nepali matinee idol?


November 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 10 (IANS) This is going to be a critical week for former "Indian Idol" Prashant Tamang. He is now aiming to become the new matinee idol of ... Read more...

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Lighten up with tomes on Nehru, SRK and Mumbai (IANS Books This Week)


November 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) This weekend, break off from the hectic festival schedule with a bunch of engaging books.1. Book: "Jawaharlal Nehru: Civilising a Savage World"; Written by Nayantara ... Read more...

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