UAE-based Indian-American Kiara Kaur, sets the world record for reading the highest number of books continuously i.e., 36 books in 105 minutes. The five-year-old bagged the World Book of Records in London and Asia Book of Records for her triumph performed on February 13. Kiara has read 200 books in 2020, and Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella were her favourite books. She prefers to read offline rather than… read-more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 9, unveiled the Hindi translation of Dr Harekrushna Mahtab's 'Odisha Itihaas'. Originally written in Odia, the book was earlier released in English and now it has been translated into Hindi by Shri Shankarlal Purohit. Mahtab, the two times Chief Minister of Odisha and a prominent freedom fighter had written the book in Ahmednagar Fort Jail when he was imprisoned during 1942-45.
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Shedding light on the formation of Indian intelligence system, a book named 'The War That Made R&AW' has been unveiled in the country. Written by filmmakers Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket, the book dwells deep into the watershed events of 1960s. Besides, opening commentary on Bangladesh War, the book also gives detailed insights about RAW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao. However, the book will be available on 'Softcover' from April 11.… read-more
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To instill the reading habit, a team of IT professionals and engineers have begun a mobile library in Maharashtra. With over 10 lakh majorly donated books, the 'Let's Read India' movement’s GPS-enabled vans can be tracked via its website and app. Moreover, with an aim to bring back people from social media to books, the mobile library mandates readers to submit a 300-word summary while returning the book issued.
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The english version memoir of veteran actor-playwright, Girish Karnad will be released at his 83rd birth anniversary on May 19. Released in Kannada, the memoir was to be translated by the gem himself, but unfortunately, he could only translate the first part before his death in 2019. Reportedly, the memoir titled "This Life at Play: A Memoir by Girish Karnad" will now be completed by translator Srinath Perur and be released by Fourth Estate… read-more
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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.