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HT-Nielsen top 10: One Indian Girl tops fiction list | books | top 10

HT-Nielsen top 10: One Indian Girl tops fiction list | books | top 10

Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl is on number one position in the fiction category of books. It is followed by Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Life is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy. Top – 10 Fiction Titles One Indian GirlChetan Bhagat The AlchemistPaulo Coelho Life is What You ...

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The man who lived in interesting times

The man who lived in interesting times

Written by Sanjaya Baru | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:52:55 am Karan Thapar with former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma in the green room before a show. (Express Archive) Title: Devil’s Advocate: The Untold StoryAuthor: Karan ThaparPublisher: Harper Collins IndiaPages: 215Price: Rs 699 Karan Thapar is an endangered species. They ...

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A translation of Krishan Chander’s Ghaddaar that is timely, moving, vital | books | reviews

A translation of Krishan Chander’s Ghaddaar that is timely, moving, vital | books | reviews

In today’s conflicted world where language has become an index of one’s identity, Krishan Chander’s works speak volumes for the subcontinent’s glorious and secular past even when his writings are about the bloody Partition of it. Counted among the best writers of the Urdu language, Chander stole everyone’s heart through ...

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In The Flesh

In The Flesh

The Revenge Of The Non-Vegetarian By Upamanyu Chatterjee Speaking Tiger | Pages: 116 | Rs. 350 In 1988 Upamanyu Chatterjee, a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) arrived in the literary world with his debut novel ‘English, August’. Set in the fictional town of Madna it charts a year ...

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Excerpt: Ten Ideologies by S Jaipal Reddy | books | excerpts

Excerpt: Ten Ideologies by S Jaipal Reddy | books | excerpts

282pp, Rs 795; Orient BlackSwan The concept of a nation, in its current connotation, is of modern origin. However, people all over the world have had notions of their nations in cultural, religious, linguistic, ethnic, or geographical or imperial senses since ancient times. There is, therefore, an imperative need to ...

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‘Atalji Suggested We Be Ready For The Police’

‘Atalji Suggested We Be Ready For The Police’

A Prisoner’s Scrap-Book By L.K. Advani Ocean Books, 2016 L.K. Advani, then president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, was arrested and imprisoned during the Emergency for nineteen months. For a brief period, his fellow prisoner in Bangalore was Atal Behari Vajpayee. “Prison is meant to be a punishment,” wrote Morarji ...

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Akshay Kumar launches author Vijay Singal’s adaptation of Bhagavad Gita | bollywood

Akshay Kumar launches author Vijay Singal’s adaptation of Bhagavad Gita | bollywood

The book Bhagavad Gita – Saying it the Simple Way, was launched yesterday by actor Akshay Kumar in New Delhi. Written by author Vijay Singhal, the book, an adaptation of Bhagavad Gita, consists of translation of shlokas from Gita in simple Hindi and English, which helps the readers understand these ...

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Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

As India turns 71 next week, Outlook zeroed in on 21 individuals who have made a lasting impression on this country – for both good and bad – so far in the 21 st century. And we got 21 equally important personalities to write on the 21 individuals we chose. ...

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Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Chetan Bhagat: Half A Day At Tin Pan Alley

Let’s get the facts out of the way. Chetan Bhagat is the ­highest-selling Indian writer in English, and no one else even comes close.  As an insider in the publishing industry, I know how sec­retly his manuscripts are guarded, how meticulously the releases are planned, and how much money is at ...

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HT-Nielsen top 10: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tops fiction list | books | top 10

HT-Nielsen top 10: Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tops fiction list | books | top 10

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist continues to reign supreme on the best-selling fiction list this week. But this week, Calling Sehmat by Harinder S Sikka took over One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat, which came in at number three. Top – 10 Fiction Titles The AlchemistPaulo Coelho Calling SehmatHarinder S. Sikka ...

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