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French model Ines Rau becomes first transgender playmate. (Photo courtesy: Instagram@supa_ines)
Playboy magazine features first transgender model as its playmate

Rau appears in a pictorial and centrefold in Playboy's November/December issue, which pays tribute to its founder, Hugh Hefner, who died last month.

20 Oct 2017

Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall after being announced winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  (AP)
With the Booker going to second American author in row, is the prize losing its British character?

Three of the six finalists were American, which had prompted another round of criticism that emerging British and Commonwealth writers were being overlooked.

18 Oct 2017

Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall after being announced winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  (AP)
US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

Saunders became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".

18 Oct 2017

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Writer of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka literary prize

"The Handmaid's Tale," Atwood's best-known work about a totalitarian society, has inspired a film, a ballet, an opera and most recently, a television series that swept many Emmys.

18 Oct 2017

Among the novels that are in the race for the coveted literary prize are Paul Auster's '4321,' 'History of Wolves' by Emily Fridlund, 'Exit West' by Pakistani-UK writer Mohsin Hamid, 'Elmet' by Fiona Mozley, 'Lincoln in the Bardo' by George Saunders and Ali Smith's 'Autumn'. (YouTube screengrab | Man Booker shortlist)
Countdown begins: Which novel will win the Man Booker Prize 2017?

The much-awaited 50,000 pounds Man Booker Prize 2017 will be announced on Tuesday.

16 Oct 2017

Sweeping saga of change

How a man changes the destiny of his family and his town through his perseverance

14 Oct 2017

A naive take on graft

This is a Kafkaesque process of police inquiries, bail appeals, lawyer conferences, and shifting goalposts

14 Oct 2017

Tackling glitches for a tech breakthrough

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about the company’s 40-year history and peeps into the future

14 Oct 2017

Former president Pranab Mukherjee (centre), DMK leader Kanimozhi (left), CPM leader Sitaram Yechury (second left), former PM Manmohan Singh  (second right) and former UP CM Akhikesh Yadav (right) at the release of the book “The Coalition Years” by Pranab Mukherjee, at Teen Murti Bhawan in  New Delhi on Friday | Shekhar Yadav
My book is account of how an individual saw political drama unfolding: Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday that his latest autobiography was an account of how an individual saw the political drama unfolding and tried to steer clear of any personal details.

14 Oct 2017

Namita Gokhale
Namita Gokhale bags Centenary National Award for Literature

The award will be conferred by one of the most prestigious literary bodies in India, the Asam Sahitya Sabha, for her outstanding literary contributions.

12 Oct 2017

Perumal Murugan
Been a fool who had not assessed environment at all: Perumal Murugan

Writer Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"), which was written during his 'exile'.

11 Oct 2017

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Pakistani author 'Ties' South-Asian culture

'Invisible Ties', penned by Nadiya AR, was jointly launched yesterday at the city-state by Indian High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf and Pakistani High Commissioner Nasrullah Khan.

11 Oct 2017

Sheila Dikshit | PTI
Sheila Dikshit, Yashwant Sinha autobiographies next year

Bloomsbury India has an impressive line-up of titles in the next few months including autobiographies of Sheila Dikshit, Yashwant Sinha and a book by retired Justice Markandey Katju.

10 Oct 2017

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John Green shares how depression affected him in new book "Turtles All the Way Down"

John Green shares the story of a young woman looking for clues in the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while grappling with depression.

10 Oct 2017

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The People Next Door's book review: India-Pakistan relations down the decades

Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan begins with showing how issues that would bedevil relations down the years came within roughly a year of Independence.

09 Oct 2017

FM  Arun  Jaitley releasing a book entitled “I@S – TALE TOLD BY AN IASs” by a former IAS officer Omesh Saigal, in New Delhi. (Image courtesy Twitter @FinMinIndia)
Former Delhi chief secretary Omesh Saigal's book a wacky take on bureaucracy

Omesh Saigal has come out with a book which gives humorous insights into some of the happenings in the higher bureaucracy and the "mental agonies" that trouble them the most.

08 Oct 2017

Life, centuries on...

Settling down in God’s Own Country, Palghat Iyers prospered even though they were outsiders.

07 Oct 2017

Countdown begins for the DSC prize

The world’s literati gathered at the renowned London School of Economics & Political Science as the eagerly awaited shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 was announced.

07 Oct 2017

An unclear approach

It is not clear whether the book is a scholarly work meant for serious students of religious studies or theology or even philosophy

07 Oct 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro. (Photo | AP)
An Artist of the Disconnected World: Kazuo Ishiguro and his works

The narration in all but one of his seven books is in the first person, and the works usually deal with the past of the protagonists.

07 Oct 2017

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Comic Con India signs licensing deal with Archie Comics

Each pass holder to Comic Con India shows this year will receive the exclusive edition comic with a customized city cover.

05 Oct 2017