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 >>




'E-books, no threat to publishing industry'

PTI, Monday, 17th February 2014
With major publishing giants making available books and content online, industry stalwarts say they do not see E-books as a threat but as an opportunity to diversify the traditional publishing industry.

Bond with nature, author Ruskin Bond tells children

Noted author Ruskin Bond reminds children that they should spend leisure time in parks and other outdoor spaces rather than in malls or playing video games so that they can make a bond with the beauty of nature. ... Read More >>

True villain Indian law: Author Wendy Doniger

Washington:  American Indologist Wendy Doniger whose book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" was withdrawn following objections that it hurt sentiments of Hindus is "angry and disappointed" over the development and says the "true villain" is the Indian law. ... Read More >>

Bollywood condoles Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mira Nair and Shekhar Kapur today expressed shock over the sudden demise of Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. ... Read More >>

Firebrand activist, writer Dhasal passes away

Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away here today after a prolonged illness. He was 64. ... Read More >>

Dalai Lama pens foreward to Chef Vikas Khanna's travelogue

New Delhi: Michelin starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna dons the writer's cap yet again chronicling his culinary journey across the Himalayas in a new book. ... Read More >>

'Paperback Dreams': A take on publishing

New Delhi: Rahul Saini, whose latest novel is about a new breed of writers who want to be famous, says an author goes through a lot of harassment at many levels in order to get published. ... Read More >>

Rekindling reading habit is the aim

There has been a lament that the reading habit among the younger generation has dwindled and is seen as a worrying sign. The annual book-fair is a much-awaited event in the metropolis and the forthcoming Chennai Literary Festival (CLF) promises to be another step in reviving interest in literature ... Read More >>

Hillary memoir, books on Modi, Manmohan highlights of 2014

New Delhi:Biographies of Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, Hillary Clinton’s memoir, another novel from the indomitable Jeffrey Archer and a retelling of the Aarushi murder are some of the major titles that booklovers can look forward to this year. ... Read More >>

'History books never gave space for Musilm scholars'

Kozhikode: The history of Muslim leaders, who sacrificed their life for the country's freedom were "tarnished by people with vested interests", Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said today. ... Read More >>


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