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World Book Fair: UAE-Indian publishers discuss cross-border collaborations | books

World Book Fair: UAE-Indian publishers discuss cross-border collaborations | books

At the World Book Fair, a deliberation by Indian and Emirati publishing bigwigs saw the latter underlining the need for translated works, and for Indian publishing to expand in Africa through Sharjah, the Fairs 2019 guest participant. Sharjah Books Authority (SBA) Chairman Ahmed Al Ameri spoke at the 7th edition ...

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Book Excerpt | Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord

Book Excerpt | Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord

Valay Singh’s Book Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord is a biography of a sleepy city in northern India, which has been a place of reverence for many faiths for millennia, but has also been a place of violence and bloodshed. In this book, the author tells the complex story ...

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The Other Mahabaleshwar – A book you should treasure | The Other Mahabaleshwar

The Other Mahabaleshwar - A book you should treasure | The Other Mahabaleshwar

Located at a five-hour drive from the bustling city of Mumbai, at a height of 1,353 meters, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful blend of the old and the new. Famous for not only its scenic viewpoints—a photographer’s delight—but also its cane weaving industry—hugely popular with the tourists—this hill station has become ...

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When I run out of people to write about, I cook up ghosts: Ruskin Bond | books | author interview

When I run out of people to write about, I cook up ghosts: Ruskin Bond | books | author interview

Ghosts are all around us. Look for them and you will find them,” says the celebrated author Ruskin Bond. Spooky much? And, now these ghosts will come alive in your living room as Bond’s ghost stories will come to life with a web series titled Parchayee — Ghost Stories by ...

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Twinkle Khanna tells us which is her favourite book | books

Twinkle Khanna tells us which is her favourite book | books

Twinkle Khanna was the highest selling female author of 2018, for her book Pyjamas are Forgiving. She is funny, fun, and feisty. Her one liners and writings are quite popular, but what books are popular with her? Find out here: A book that changed your life and how? I don’t ...

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HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

INDIA UNMADE BY YASHWANT SINHA WITH ADITYA SINHA 241pp, Rs 699; Juggernaut Yashwant Sinha is one of the fiercest, bravest and most well-respected critics of the Narendra Modi government. A former finance minister, he has seen events first-hand and steered the country out of several crises, including the East Asian ...

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Review: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen | books | reviews

Review: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen | books | reviews

224pp, Rs 599 Sharmila Sen was born in Calcutta, India. Amid the spectrum of brown visages she grew up seeing, the young Sen never used race to identify herself. This changed when, in 1982, her family migrated to the United States. Her memoir Not Quite, Not White chronicles her metamorphosis ...

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Love on the Third Rock

Love on the Third Rock

Related News Nothing in the book is set in stone — not even stone itself. Rain, tsunami, earthquakes, mountains that sink and peaks that grow — all serve to indicate that change (chaos) is constant. Latitudes of LongingBy Shubhangi SwarupHarperCollins344 pages; Rs 599 The heartbeat of the earth, forests and ...

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Review: The Story of the Reserve Bank of India by Rahul Bajoria | books | reviews

Review: The Story of the Reserve Bank of India by Rahul Bajoria | books | reviews

281pp, Rs 695 The venerable Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a profoundly difficult subject for biography. Its key responsibilities – interest rate policy, deficit financing, credit policy, management of sub-standard banks et al — aren’t quite the juicy, meaty, spicy stuff millennial biographies are made of. Yet, with legerdemain ...

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Review: India & the EU; An Insider’s View by Bhaswati Mukherjee | books | reviews

Review: India & the EU; An Insider’s View by Bhaswati Mukherjee | books | reviews

358pp, Rs 746; ICWA/Vij Books Bhaswati Mukherjee’s book, India & EU: An Insider’s View, is the first authoritative account of India’s relations with the European Union written from an Indian perspective, by an Indian expert on the subject. During her career in the Indian Foreign Service, Mukherjee spent 12 years ...

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