Month: March 2019

Krishna Udayasankar’s Beast is on prowl

Editor | Pulp Fiction When Assistant Commissioner of Police Aditi Kashyap is called upon to solve a gruesome triple homicide in a Mumbai suburb, she is dragged into the terrifying world of the Saimhas—werelions—who have lived alongside humans, hiding amongst them, since ancient times. Faced with the unbelievable, Aditi has no choice but to join

Essential Books | Reforming India: The Nation Today

Editor | Non-Fiction A remarkable collection of essays on the state of India today by experts from across the country, Niraja Gopal Jayal’s Re-forming India is an incredibly important book for the pre-election period as it takes a hard and overarching look at various facets of the present administration. India’s social and political landscape has, in recent

Books For You | Magical Women out to enthrall you

Editor | Fiction A weaver is initiated into the ancient art of bringing a universe into existence. Four goddesses engage in a cosmic brawl. A teenage shape-shifter learns to understand and control her unchannelled powers. A graphic designer duels with a dark secret involving a mysterious tattoo. A rebellious chudail makes a shocking announcement at

Essential Reads | Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to Next Level

Editor | Non-Fiction In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task–following in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook’s leadership, Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world’s

How rampant is match-fixing in Indian cricket? Look for the No Ball!

Editor | Sports Writing Whispers and then some progressively loud murmurs! Match-fixing and illegal betting had begun to pervade the cricketing world. In 2000, when the much-respected South African skipper, Hansie Cronje, was found guilty of match-fixing soon after a trail of stars fell after the another. Prominent cricketers from India, South Africa, Kenya, England,

Books For You | Ground Scorching Tax: Does India need GST?

Editor | Non-Fiction Everything the government does not want you to know is here. On 1 July 2017, Goods and Services Tax (GST) became a reality. The government hailed it as the biggest tax reform of independent India which would herald a new freedom for the nation and unify it with ‘One Nation One Tax’.

Novoneel Chakraborty’s Cheaters to be turned into web series

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Bestselling writer Novoneel Chakraborty signs rights for a thrilling story from his short story collection Cheaters to be made into a web series by Miraj Entertainment, a wing of the Miraj Group. Cheaters was published in 2018 by India’s largest English trade publishing house, Penguin Random House India. Categorized as

Grab the Bournvita Quiz Collectors’ book, be a champion

Editor | Children’s Books The award-winning Bournvita Quiz Contest started as a radio programme in 1972, then shifted to television in the 1990s. Since 1994, it has been hosted by Asia’s best known quizmaster, Derek O’Brien, in his inimitable style. It holds the record for being the longest-running knowledge game show on Indian television. This

Books For You | 21 Kesaris: The Untold Story of Battle of Saragarhi

Editor | Non-fiction Here is a first-of-its-kind account of the legendary Battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikhs fought 10,000 Afghan invaders, based on historical records. On 12 September 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of 36th SIKH Regiment stood undeterred as they guarded the post of Saragarhi against the onslaught of almost 10,000 Afghan tribesmen – a