Allow Me These Books In Judicial Custody: Manish Sisodia
After the Delhi Rouse Court extended the judicial custody of Manish Sisodia, the former Deputy CM of Delhi, he asked for a few books. On March 22, Sisodia urged the court to allow him some spiritual and religious books to be taken into Tihar Jail. Notably, the request was made during the court proceedings in money laundering case registered by the ED. Sisodia will be in custody till April 4.
Tags: Manish Sisodia, Tihar Jail, Books, Indian Politics, Delhi liquor scam
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Neena Gupta Announces Her Autobiography Release On June 14
Actor Neena Gupta took to her social media to announce the release of her autobiography "Sach Kahun Toh" on June 14. In the video shared by her, Neena called the pandemic as hard times for everyone and she hoped that her book will help people tide over. Gupta also mentioned that she wrote this book in the lockdown in 2020. She also shared the pre-booking link in her post.
Tags: Neena Gupta, autobiography, Books, Bollywood, Lockdown
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Actor Kalki Koechlin Turns Author, To Release Book On Motherhood
National Award winning Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin is all set to make her writing debut with a book on motherhood titled "Elephant In The Womb". The non-fiction graphic book, illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko, will consist "candid funny and relatable" essays and stories. The book will be published by Penguin Random House India. Earlier, Kalki was blessed with her first child, a baby girl, in February 2020.
Tags: Kalki Koechlin, Entertainment, Books, Elephant in the womb
Indian-American Bookaholic Girl Sets world Record; Reads 35 Books In 105 Mins
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
Tags: Books, World Record, Indian-American, Asia Book of Records, Kiara Kaur
PM Modi Unveils Hindi Translation Of 'Odisha Itihaas' By Harekrushna
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.
Tags: Books, Odisha Itihaas, Harekrushna Mahtab, PM Modi, Brifly Exclusive
Courtesy: Brifly News
A New Book That Traces History Of Indian Intelligence System 'RAW'
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
Tags: Books, RAW, Indian Intelligence Agency, India
Courtesy: The Print
Maharashtra: Mobile Library Enables People To Increase Reading Habit
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.
Tags: Library, India, Maharashtra , Books
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Actor Girish Karnad's Memoir In English Version To Be Released Soon
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
Tags: Books, Girish Karnad, Indian literature, Books and literature
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
British-Indian Author Wins Literary Prize For Her Book On Jallianwala
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
Tags: Books, london, journalist, Historian
3 Of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books Of 2020 Are From Indian Authors
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
Tags: Books, Knowledge, Writing, The New York Times
Courtesy: The Tribune