Namrata Joshi’s Reel India: On the addiction that is Indian cinema

Editor | Arts If there’s one experience that unites India, it is cinema. In Reel India, award-winning film critic Namrata Joshi journeys through the interiors of the country intimately chronicling little-known stories about the nation’s incessant obsession with the movies. In Lucknow, she encounters a Shah Rukh Khan fan who has embraced an alternate reality

Penguin to publish the story of screen goddess Sridevi

By A Special Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition of the book on the iconic Indian cinema legend, Sridevi, written by author and screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and approved by Boney Kapoor. Titled Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar, this book recounts the life and times of the actor who changed how women

Books For You | Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified

Editor | Politics Why has this state of siege in the Kashmir valley continued for 72 years since the Partition of India? What role has Pakistan played in it all of these years? And will there ever be a resolution to the militancy in the state? How will Islamabad get the forces of Islamic jihad—nurtured

Kali’s Retribution, sequel to first installment of The Kalki Chronicles

Editor | Fiction Kali’s Retribution is a sequel to the intriguing first installment of The Kalki Chronicles series, The Sage’s Secret, a contemporary mythological take on the arrival of Lord Vishnu’s last avatar on Earth. The plot is intriguing, complete with a showdown between the avatar and the evil arch nemesis which sets the basis

Essential Reads | Jeffrey Archer is back with Nothing Ventured

Editor | Fiction Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . . William Warwick has always wanted to be a

Must-read psycho thriller: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Editor | Fiction A live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae house, she is smitten by the luxurious ‘smart’ home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish highlands and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare –

Enjoy these books for children from an armed forces’ perspective

Editor | Children’s Books Being in the armed forces means being part of a special, inspiring community of people and their families who have dedicated their lives to guarding their country. The books in this series celebrate the role military families play and offer a peek at the pleasures and pressures of military life from

Books For You | The Vedic Wedding Book by A V Srinivasan

Editor | Religion An immensely accessible guide, The Vedic Wedding will take you to the roots of the Hindu wedding ceremony, on a journey of its evolution from the Rig Vedic times to the present day. A.V. Srinivasan brings the best of his experiential wisdom as a Hindu priest and scholar in the US in