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murder Of Many Motives, No Suspects

Keigo Higashino’s intelligent story, which follows a typical template of the Japanese novelist, suggests murderer and motive in the first chapter

18 Jan 2017

The throne of queen Elizabeth II dons the Kohinoor diamond
Romancing the infamous stone

The book narrates the journey of the coveted diamond from the hands of the Mughals to its ownership by the British

14 Jan 2017

A still from the movie  The Girl on the Train
Dealing with the deluge of books

Book lovers are haunted by the fact that there are too many books and too little time to read them all.

14 Jan 2017

A tiger takes  a stroll in Ranthambore National  Park as tourists  look on
A Tiger story burning bright

The author profiles the many tigers of Ranthambore National Park that won a place in his heart, each perhaps for a different reason, and links his story to theirs

14 Jan 2017

Book tastings

Over the course of two intense years, Swati Sengupta spoke to dozens of surrendered Maoist soldiers.

07 Jan 2017

Mariella Frostrup
Love in the time of porn

A collection of erotic tales by writers using adult prose that pursues and chases you with dirty talk

07 Jan 2017

Iyer thinks  he is Bheem, destined to kill Bakasura
Don Quixote in times that are now

The book tells the story of a Tamil Brahmin and his ‘half-beautiful’ love who are on a bizarre adventure down the Ganges to defeat the demon Bakasura

07 Jan 2017

Forlorn existence of a lost soul

An emotionally-loaded narrative of the protagonist falling to his death

07 Jan 2017

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (File)
Vajpayee feared coup by Advani camp in 2002, says new biography

Dubbed by Penguin as the "the biggest political biography of the year", the book takes a fresh look at the former Prime Minister

06 Jan 2017

In this Oct. 18, 1978 file photo author Richard Adams poses for a photograph. | AP
'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dies at age 96

Adams dreamed up the elements of "Watership Down" while working as a civil servant and regaling Juliet and her sister Rosamond with stories about rabbits.

28 Dec 2016

Book tastings

This is the remarkable story of Dara Singh, a man who epitomised unbridled masculinity, superhuman strength and incredible grit.

24 Dec 2016

Feroze Gandhi with wife Indira Gandhi
Many faces of feroze Gandhi

This 32-chapter book reveals Feroze Gandhi’s journey as a Congress worker, freedom fighter, as Indira’s husband and Jawaharlal Nehru’s son-in-law.

24 Dec 2016

Bhimsen Joshi performing; (below) Raghavendra with his parents Bhimsen and Sunanda during his thread ceremony in 1955 in Belgaum, Karnataka
Dirge from the soul of the forsaken son

The book is a gripping narrative of the author’s bittersweet memories of his father, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

24 Dec 2016

A still from the movie  2 States in which Alia Bhatt plays the role of a Tamil Brahmin
A Tamil maiden’s time travel tale

The author’s account is the truth not only of her life but also of those closest to her.

24 Dec 2016

Paramita Satpathy
Women have treaded a long path towards self-realisation: Paramita Satpathy

On the present literary scene in Odisha, Paramita said there has been a general shift of perception of people from literature.

24 Dec 2016

JK Rowling (Photo | AP)
JK Rowling working on two new novels

The celebrated author of ‘Harry Potter’ magically confirmed on a recent social media tweet that she working on two novels.

23 Dec 2016

Aishwarya R Danush's twitter picture
Only Karan Johar can coax out my courtship with Dhanush: Aishwaryaa

The book ‘Standing on an Apple Box’ captures the world of cinema from the eyes of a shy girl who is intensely personal.

20 Dec 2016

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Book tastings

Starting from first principles and stripped of all mathematics and jargon, the book introduces you to all the basic concepts of economic theory.

17 Dec 2016

Letters of loneliness, love and loss

The novel consists of letters and each tells a story, but combines to form a bigger picture.

17 Dec 2016

Magic mania

Let the book help you learn how to don your magician’s hat with any object. A sneak peak at some of his tricks.

17 Dec 2016

Man on a mission

Launching a satellite into space on a rocket, to solve mankind’s problems. Not too long ago, this was the reserve of science fiction.

17 Dec 2016