20 Sips by Major Gautam Ohri

Reading Time: 3 minutes Coming up with such contrasting stories is not possible when you haven’t seen or done extraordinary things. His days in the army and his current life as a corporate troubleshooter have created a man with the most unique combination of experiences. That’s what you get from the book.

The Illuminated by Anindita Ghose

The Illuminated by Anindita Ghose – Book Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes The most interesting twist is the creation of a separate state for women. The new state is for women and by women, where men would have special reservation rights, and live to play reverse traditional gender roles. It’s like a utopia of sorts for women, and the initiator of the movement to create it was a fisherwoman from Colaba. All in all, The Illuminated is a dull story that falls short of what it promises to be.

In Conversation with Onyeka Nwelue

Reading Time: 5 minutes “They resorted to a cheap smear campaign aimed at rubbishing my image. And to a considerable extent, they enjoyed some success with that amongst circles who readily believe that an African shouldn’t aspire to much.”

Review of A Dark and Shiny Place by Pragati Deshmukh

A Dark and Shiny Place by Pragati Deshmukh – Book Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rating: 3/5 To be honest, I enjoyed reading A Dark and Shiny Place. But enjoying the novel cover to cover was a challenge. It has more than a few flaws, which consistently distract you. Nonetheless, A Dark and Shiny Plan is not the worst book I’ve read recently. Unlike other stupid books from new others, …

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Reactivating Old Clients as a Strategy to Grow Business in 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes The evolving business landscape demands two things – innovation and a fresh influx of clients. Innovation to be relevant amid growing competition and new clients to rake in the numbers. However, it’s often the case that the pursuit of new clients leaves little time to splurge on keeping the existing ones active. The result is …

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Upagupta by Rabindranath Tagore

Upagupta by Rabindranath Tagore – A Critical Analysis

Reading Time: 8 minutes Rabindranath Tagore and Upagupta – An Introduction Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is arguably the most revered literary figure of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in India. Tagore was among the handful of poets, along with Sarojini Naidu and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, for standing in resistance to the colonial powers while also shaping sociopolitical discourse …

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Vauhini Vara’s The Immortal King Rao to be Adapted for Television

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vauhini Vara’s popular debut novel, The Immortal King Rao, is all set to be adapted for television. According to a tweet by HarperCollins, the publisher of the bestselling novel, independent studio Wiip will helm the project.  As per The Hollywood Reporter article, Wiip has acquired the rights to The Immortal King Rao. Screenwriter Madhuri Shekar …

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Like Fine Wine by Syeda Imam

Like Fine Wine, a Love Stories Collection by Syeda Imam Released

Reading Time: < 1 minute Acclaimed author Syeda Bilbrami Imam released a collection of love stories called Life Fine Wine last Friday. The book was launched via an event organized by the coveted publisher at the Olive Qutub cafe in Delhi. Among the attendees were the Prince of Kashmir Dr Karan Singh, and Roli Books Managing Director Kapil Kapoor. Like …

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Instagram Account of HarperCollins CEO Ananth Padmanabhan Hacked

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Instagram account of Ananth Padmanabhan, the CEO of HarperCollins India, was hacked on Thursday, March 2. As per Ananth’s tweet on Friday, a hacker from Nigeria hacked his account. The publisher urged his followers to ignore messages and report if they received one.  Ananth Padmanabhan is one of the most active publishers on social …

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“Contamination” by Richa Lakhera – Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first that struck me when I got my hands on Richa Lakhera’s Contamination was actor Manoj Bajpayee’s comment: “Brilliant. Standout. Richa Lakhera writes vividly of the wicked.”And that set a lot of expectations from the book. After all, very few play wicked better than Mr Bajpayee himself.  To be honest, the book met most …

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg | Book Review 

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Power of Habit tries to find and present answers to such deeper questions. The book deals with some of the most intrinsic aspects of human behaviour, giving lucid and interesting explanations. With more than two million copies sold, Charles Duhigg’s masterpiece is practically changing lives across the globe. Let’s find out why.

HarperBusiness India to Publish Tata’s Leadership Experiment

HarperBusiness India to Publish Tata’s Leadership Experiment

Reading Time: 2 minutes HarperCollins India will publish Tata’s Leadership Experiment, a story of the Tata Group’s leadership development programme. In the official announcement on Twitter, the leading business books publisher said that the book is available for pre-order on Amazon.  Bharat Wakhlu, Dr Mukund Ranjan, and Sonu Bhasin have co-authored Tata’s Leadership Experiment. The book tracks the Tata …

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The Shehnai Virtuoso & Other Stories by Dhumketu

The Shehnai Virtuoso & Other Stories by Dhumketu

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new collection of Dhumketu’s short stories was launched on July 26, 2022. The Shehnai Virtuosos & Other Stories is the second English translation of the iconic Gujarati author’s short stories. The new collection is translated by Jenny Bhatt, the Indian American author who also translated the first collection, Ratno Dholi. While HarperCollins had published …

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Sally Hayden Wins Orwell Prize 2022 for Political Writing

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Orwell Prize is named after Eric Arthur Blair, aka George Orwell, arguably the greatest dystopian writer of all time. The winners in each category will receive £3,000 as prize money. The Orwell Prize 2022 winners were declared during the closing ceremony of the annual Orwell Festival of Political Writing.

Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 Shortlist

Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 Shortlist Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The shortlist for the Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 was announced on Wednesday. Endowed by businessman and philanthropist Arthur Ross in 2001, the award recognizes the contributions of non-fictional to the understanding of foreign policy.

The Muslim Vanishes by Saeed Naqvi - Book Review

The Muslim Vanishes by Saeed Naqvi – Book Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Muslim Vanishes is probably the most political fiction since Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence. Saeed Naqvi brilliantly captures the underlying crux of the growing Hindutva extremism in the country. While the author propagates more than a few controversial viewpoints, the primary objective of this unique play is right on the button.

Farside – Everybody Has Another Side - Book Review

Farside – Everybody Has Another Side – Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The story of Jaishankar Krishnamurthy’s and Krishna Udayashankar’s Farside is as simple as the title sounds. The book is what a good eight-part Netflix series could be about. It’s got it all – greed, gambling, blackmail, escorts, and politics. If you’re looking to spend a chilly winter Saturday at home, Farside could give you good company. Here’s …

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The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt – Book Review

The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt – Book Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Delicate Storm is a beautifully written novel and I would easily recommend it to someone who’s just started reading. The novel is simple in its language for a young reader to comprehend, and the 450-page length assures that it has enough depth to quench an enthusiast’s thirst.

Ramachandra Guha Wins the Howard Milton Award 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned historian Ramachandra Guha is the recipient of the coveted Howard Milton Award for Cricket Scholarship 2021. Guha won the award for his recent book, ‘The Common Wealth of Cricket’, published by HarperCollins India late last year. The book has received high critical acclaim and has cemented its place as one of the best cricket …

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New book on M K Gandhi assassination by Appu Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju

HarperCollins Announces New Book on Gandhi’s Assassination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Monday a new book on the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The book, titled ‘The Murderer, the Monarch, and the Fakir’ is penned by investigative journalist Appu Suresh and Cambridge scholar Priyanka Kotamraju. According to the official announcement, the book will hit the shelves on October 01, 2021. …

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In Defense of a Book Store – Moral Responsibility of Literature Enthusiasts

In Defense of a Book Store – Moral Responsibility of Literature Enthusiasts

Reading Time: 6 minutes During my childhood in the slums of central Bombay, I often hung out with friends in Dadar, Sion, and Colaba. While the tall buildings, clean roads, and open spaces were a delight, what always fascinated me were the huge stores. They often felt out of reach for the pockets of slum dwellers, no matter how …

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Atlantic to Publish Alastair Santhouse’s New Book head first

Atlantic to Publish Alastair Santhouse’s New Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes British publisher Atlantic Book will publish neuropsychiatry consultant Dr Alastair Santhouse’s new book, the company announced on Monday. In an official tweet, the publisher said that the book, titled Head First, explores the connections between physical and mental health, dealing with complex questions like whether being well is related to the body or mind. Head …

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Lucy Foley’s New Book to be publish by HarperCollins

HarperCollins India Announces Lucy Foley’s New Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Friday a new book by bestselling author Lucy Foley. According to the official tweet, the new murder mystery, titled The Paris Apartment, will go on sale in the spring of 2022. The Paris Apartment is another thriller from the #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling, following …

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Kavitha Rao’s Book ‘Lady Doctors’ Up for Pre-Order on Doctor’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon-backed Westland Books revealed the first look of author Kavitha Rao’s new book on National Doctors Day. The book, titled Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine, is up for pre-order on Amazon India and will release on July 12. The role of Indian women in various fields of technological and …

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Macmillan India to Publish Dhaval Kulkarni’s Book on Godse

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house Pan Macmillan India announced on Thursday that it will publish senior journalist and author Dhaval Kulkarni’s new book on Nathuram Godse. According to the official tweet, the book, titled Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin, will release in 2022. Nathuram Godse committed one of the gravest crimes of independent …

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KDP Allows Kindle Vella Stories to Be Published into Books

KDP Allows Kindle Vella Stories to Be Published into Books

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) launched the Kindle Vella content platform earlier this year, where authors could publish serialized stories. While the platform gained significant popularity, it restricted the stories published on it to be published in the form of books or other formats. However, addressing the feedback from a large number of authors, KDP …

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The Orwell Prize 2021 Winners Announced

The Orwell Prize 2021 Winners Announced

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Orwell Prize winners for 2021 were announced on Friday, and winners in all four categories have been declared. The prize is awarded in four categories – Political Writing Book Prize, Political Fiction Book Prize, Journalism Prize, and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. Each year, The Orwell Prize is awarded on 25th June, the birth anniversary …

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Why We Kneel How We Rise Michael Holdings New Book Out

Why We Kneel, How We Rise: Michael Holdings New Book Out

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legendary pace bowler and West Indian great Michael Holding’s new book released on Thursday. Titled Why We Kneel, How We Rise, the book is published by Simon & Schuster UK and unravels the racist abuse the fearsome bowler received. The book comes following an emotional speech on racism Michael Holding delivered during a discussion before …

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Terry Milewski’s Book on Kanishka Bombing Up for Pre-Order

Terry Milewski’s Book on Kanishka Bombing Up for Pre-Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes HarperCollins India, one of the country’s leading publishing houses, will release the book about the Kanishka Bombings on July 05, 2021. Blood for Blood, written by veteran Canadian journalist Terry Milewski, is up for pre-order on Amazon India. On the eve of the 26th anniversary of the terror attack, HarperCollins interviewed the author, discussing the …

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Pan Macmillan to Publish Koral Dasgupta’s Next Book

Pan Macmillan to Publish Koral Dasgupta’s Next Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house in India, Pan Macmillan announced that the next book in the Sati Series by mythology author Koral Dasgupta will go on sale on July 07. Like the previous book, the new book, titled KUNTI, is also based on a character from a mythological tale, using which the author tries to explore …

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Political Analysis of Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows

Reading Time: 10 minutes Brief Introduction to Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows was written in the year 2009 by renowned Pakistani-British author, Kamila Shamsie. The novel is a historical epic, documenting the most tragic events of recent global history through the lens of two families, the fate of whom seem to be intertwined throughout the story. The …

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Penguin Acquires Two New Titles from Anees Salim

Penguin Acquires Two New Titles from Anees Salim

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier publishing house Penguin India announced on Monday that it has acquired two new titles from critically acclaimed author Anees Salim. In the official announcement on the website, Penguin stated that the two novels will be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint, the first, The Odd Book of Baby Names, in 2021 and the second, …

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Jeffrey Archer’s Novel Paths of Glory to be Adapted for Big Screen

Jeffrey Archer’s Paths of Glory to be Adapted for Big Screen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned author Jeffrey Archer’s novel, Paths of Glory, will soon be adapted to the big screen. In an official announcement on Twitter, the British novelist said that Doug Liman will direct the movie starring Ewan McGregor, Mark Strong and Sam Heughan. The shooting of the movie, titled Everest, will hit the floors in January 2022, …

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Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My Favourite Authors

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: My Favourite Authors – Part II

Reading Time: 6 minutes Growing up in the ghetto of Mumbai, I was personally never good or even interested in studies. Usually spending my time as an ‘outstanding’ student, I was more into sports than academia. Reading books was the least important for me, and reading the ones out of the syllabus was out of the question. Regardless of …

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Steve Biddulph’s new book ‘Fully Human’ to be Release on June 10

Steve Biddulph’s ‘Fully Human’ to be Release on June 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house Pan Macmillan will publish Australian psychologist Steve Biddulph’s latest book on neuroscience and the concept of ‘supersense’. The book, titled ‘Fully Human’, is up for pre-order on Amazon, and will hit the shelves on June 10, 2021. In a tweet on Monday, the publisher said that Biddulph combines therapy with neuroscience in …

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Kalki Koechlin’s Pregnancy Memoir-The Elephant in the Womb

Penguin India Acquires Kalki Koechlin’s Pregnancy Memoir

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house Penguin India has announced that it has acquired Kalki Koechlin’s debut memoir. In a tweet on Saturday, the premium publisher said that the book, titled ‘The Elephant in the Womb’, is a beautifully illustrated and witty book on pregnancy and parenting. The book is illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko and will hit the …

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