Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced formation of a committee to...... Read More >>

Talk on epic character Bhishmar

Chennai: Writer P N Parasuraman will deliver a talk on epic character Bhishmar as part of '...... Read More >>

Overcoming trauma to become donor

Chennai: It is not easy to take a decision at any point in life but the most difficult must be to...... Read More >>

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Manchester: Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and...... Read More >>

Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

New Delhi: They may not have been setting the stage ablaze in recent times but newly-appointed...... Read More >>




JK Rowling plans more crime thrillers

PTI, Monday, 21st July 2014
Author JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create 'a series' that will run for longer than her hugely successful seven Harry Potter books.

Marja Mills-penned biography unauthorized, says Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee, the reclusive author of beloved classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird', has slammed a new biography on her life as unauthorised. ... Read More >>

B'desh-origin writer pens novel on global financial crisis

New Delh: The global financial crisis of 2007-08, the consequences of the "war on terror" and racial and religious politics in the West in the last decade form the crux of a novel by a Bangladesh-born writer, who worked as an investment banker on Wall Street. Britain-based Zia Haider Rahman's debu... Read More >>

Debut novel brings up inheritance rights of women

The tale of a single woman's fight to be recognised as a daughter forms the main plot of Ratna Vira's first novel "A Daughter by Court". ... Read More >>

Book on motifs of 'celestial women' in Indian temples

Singapore: A new book, authored by an Indian- origin curator of a museum here attempts to delve into the meaning of sculptural motifs of 'celestial women' in Indian temples, seeing them as more than aesthetic appendages decorating its walls. ... Read More >>

Objection! Your Honour

Everything seems perfect at a small-time law firm in Virginia Bay, until its lawyers begin to die one after the other. ... Read More >>

Banned Urdu short-story collection now in English

New Delhi: A collection of Urdu short stories which was banned in 1933 after it created a firestorm of public outrage for its bold attack on conservative Islam and British colonialism is now available in English. Young writers Sajjad Zaheer, Ahmed Ali, Rashid Jahan and Mahmud-uz-Zafar, all eager t... Read More >>

Reliving the long-extinct elephant bird!

New Delhi: The long-extinct giant, flightless elephant bird, once a common sight on the Madagascar island, comes alive in a book that introduces children to a world of mystery. "The Elephant Bird" by wildlife activist Arefa Tehsin is a about a young and brave girl Munia in a village called Adhania... Read More >>

Suspense, action and mythology in right mix

As it is in every thriller, the story opens with cops at Henry Ashton, a retired British Army officer 's home. ... Read More >>

I wish I had married Shammi Kapoor: Bina Ramani

New Delhi: Socialite Bina Ramani's life might have been a roller coaster ride from being a fashion designer, a restaurateur and even an entrepreneur to being a witness in the Jessica Lal murder case, but the only regret she has is of not marrying actor Shammi Kapoor, whom she claims to have had a t... Read More >>


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