Day: December 16, 2018

#Books For You | Masala Shakespeare: A love letter to Bollywood and India

Editor | Non-fiction Masala is a word that conjures up many associations. The word derives, through Urdu and Persian, from the Arabic ‘masalih’—ingredients. To a westerner, it immediately suggests exotic eastern spices. In its most widespread metaphorical use in India, it means embellishment or exaggeration. It also means a mixture—originally a mixture of ground spices,

Penguin to publish ‘God of Sin’, book on Asaram Bapu

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin has announced the release of God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu by Ushinor Majumdar. The book faced opposition and its publication was challenged in court. The court has refused to stay publication and has allowed the book to be released. Overcoming these challenges,