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Tamil, Gujarati online dictionaries launched by Oxford Dictionaries

These two new sites will be supported by a Language Champion who will provide strategic advice and help grow awareness of the initiative.

09 Aug 2017

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 Swear words use increasing in American literature: study

In total, American authors used the seven risque words 28 times more often in the mid-2000s than the early 1950s, according to the study published in the journal SAGE Open.     

07 Aug 2017

‘I was told a woman’s place is in the kitchen’

How did the idea of calling your new book, Three Thousand Stitches, germinate? After the success of one of my most ambitious social service projects— ending temple prostitution in Karnataka—3,000 form

05 Aug 2017

Saving greenery amidst development

The author argues how urbanisation and our surroundings have to go hand-in-hand to survive

05 Aug 2017

Where criminals fear to tread

The book talks about the bumbling protagonist and his rickety journey into Pakistan to broker the biggest-yet heroin deal

05 Aug 2017

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Book chronicles legacy of Kumaon, its people and craft  

The author documents the life of Paharis and discusses communities, forest policy and the status of women, analysing and unravelling facets of Hill life.

03 Aug 2017

Rafflesia-The Banished Princess
When a banished princess comes to light

Do not judge a book by its cover. This appropriately suits the story ‘Rafflesia-The Banished Princess.

01 Aug 2017

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, accompanied by Electricity Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy, checks out the new skywalk at the Thiruvananthapuram Medica
Sudha Murthy: A tale of fewer old friends and no new saree!

The couple loves reading, and their massive collection of over 20,000 books neatly arranged in two libraries, stands testimony to it.

30 Jul 2017

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Five books to look forward to in August 2017

August offers simple reading options without the hype that distracts and manipulates readers.

30 Jul 2017

J.L Nehru with Edwina Mounbatten  ( Photo courtesy Wiki)
Mom, Nehru were rarely alone to have physical affair: Daughter of Lord Mountbatten

Pamela Hicks nee Mountbatten was 17 when her father Lord Louis Mountbatten came to India as the last Viceroy. She saw a "profound relationship" developing between Nehru and her mother Edwina Ashley.

30 Jul 2017

A survivor’s tale

The author, a domestic violence victim, through immense courage holds a mirror to society and questions patriarchy

29 Jul 2017

Atheist and the almighty

Does God exist? Or is He a figment of our imagination? The author tackles this endless question in his book

29 Jul 2017

Turning the pages of pain

This collection of short stories based on the theme of Partition opens up many wounds

29 Jul 2017

India's bureaucrats wedded to status quo: Author Aparna Pande in new book

The bureaucracy and institutions designed by the British rulers to maintain a colonial enterprise pose a challenge to India's growth, a new book by an Indian-American said.

28 Jul 2017

Actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna
Actor turned writer Twinkle Khanna writing her third book: Juggernaut Books

Former actress Twinkle Khanna s working on her third book. 

27 Jul 2017

File photo: Indian novelist Arundhati Roy presents her book 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome. (AP Photo)
Neck and neck race for Man Booker, too close to call for Arundhati Roy

Roy, who won the prize in 1997 for "The God of Small Things," is in the running again with her long-awaited second novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness."

27 Jul 2017

Devdutt Pattanaik says the influence brought about a change in the way people consume books because they were easily available online.
Internet, Potter, Bhagat changed the way how India read: Devdutt

The rise of Flipkart opened people to buying books online and the world of enchantment through Harry Potter became more popular among readers. 

26 Jul 2017

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'Immortal India': Amish Tripathi's first step into non-fiction

The author 'helps you understand India like never before'.

26 Jul 2017

Javed Akhtar
Sensibilities as writer don't come on platter; no medium can replace books, says Javed Akhtar

Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, son of eminent Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar, says sensibilities as a writer don't come on a platter and are not available in any shop.

25 Jul 2017

Love and newsprint; Sheila Kumar's No strings attached  reviewed

Classic boy meets girls, fall in love gets a charming new spin with no strings attached.

22 Jul 2017

Golden legacy of turmoil and repression

A searing, terrifying story about intolerance, persecution and religious fanaticism that characterises Pakistan’s recent history, in which democracy is just a facade.

22 Jul 2017