British-Indian political journalist and author Anita Anand's book 'The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj', has won a prestigious history-literary prize in the United Kingdom. The book, published in 2019, is about freedom fighter Udham Singh who assassinated General Dyre, the planner of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The judges showered… read-more
The New York Times' list of 100 notable books of 2020 has mentioned three Indian authors' books. The three books included Megha Majumdar's fictitious work 'A Burning', Deepa Anappara's crime fiction 'Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line', and Samanth Subramaniam's non-fictional work 'A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of JBS Haldane'. Moreover, the list has featured Barack Obama's newly released memoir 'A Promised Land… read-more
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Writer Ruskin Bond answers the most asked question in his new book "How to be a writer?” Published by HarperCollins, the book is receiving an overwhelming response. The book contains practical advice for aspiring writers in humorous Bond style. Ruskin who is in his early 80s said "there is no retirement age for writers," and adding that if he does not have the freedom to write everyday "Life would be intolerable".
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Bill Gates has announced that his book on climate change is expected to release in February 2021. Reportedly, the US-based publishing house Knopf will print his book titled "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need". Gates said he had shared what he had learnt about the subject over a decade. He added that he was "eager" to continue conversations on preventing climate disaster.
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Amish Tripathi's bestselling book 'Suheldev - The King Who Saved India' is all set to be adapted into a major motion picture. Production houses Wakaoo Films, Casa Media, and Immortal Studios will be bankrolling the project and acclaimed ad filmmaker Senthil Kumar will be directing the movie. The producers have reported that the script for the film has been locked and the cast will be announced soon.
On September 14, Bollywood film producer and interior designer Gauri Khan announced her debut as an author with the book "My Life in Design". Scheduled to release on 2021, the book will be about her journey as a designer and will be published by Penguin publications. She said, "the lockdown has given me time to work on this coffee-table book and I will be extremely happy to see it published".
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Narendra Modi on September 8 virtually inaugurated the Patirika Gate in Jaipur and launched 2 books of Gulab Kothari, chairman of the Patrika Group. During his address, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of reading books for the young generation to stay sharp. He also said that the world was listening India now more keenly. He, additionally, thanked the media for spreading awareness about the pandemic and analysing government works.… read-more
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Chelsea Clinton's latest book in 'She Persisted' series - "She Persisted in Sports : American Olympians Who Changed the Game" celebrates the women in sports and will include sections on prominent athletes such as Wilma Rudolph,Venus, Serena Williams and others. The picture book is expected to get released in September 2020. Chelsea… read-more
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