Month: July 2018

James Bond comes back in original

By A Staff Writer The World Cup is over, but not the thrills. Now you can sit back and read the prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, this is the story of how James Bond becomes secret agent 007. Titled, Forever and A Day  (Rs 599) it is a thrilling, fast-paced, page-turner of a novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author Anthony

Sacred Games gets a new Penguin twist

By A Staff Writer Be ready for the exclusive tie-in editions of the most awaited Netflix series of the year starringSaif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games is an edge of the seat thriller that will now be published by Penguin India in two parts with brilliant cover artwork from the Netflix series.

Translate Bengali story to win Harvill Secker Prize

By A Staff Writer The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize 2018 is open for entry. Now in its ninth year, the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize aims to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers. It is an annual prize, which focuses on a different language each year and is open to

Storywallah: A collection of short stories from everyday India

By A Staff Writer Renowned storyteller Neelesh Misra brings together a handpicked group of writers from across the country who share bittersweet stories about provincial life in an India at a crossroads with modernity. Members of a select group called the Mandali, these are writers with distinct voices that strike a chord at once. In

Why you should read Reverse Innovation in Health Care

By A Staff Writer Healthcare in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. For more than a dec ade, leading thinkers, including Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, have argued passionately for value- based health-care reform: replacing delivery based on volume and fee-for-service with competition based

The English Patient wins the Golden Man Booker Prize

By A Staff Writer The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury) has been crowned the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize. The Golden Man Booker winner was revealed at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival in Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre on July

Taming The Sun is not an easy task: Varun Sivaram

By A Staff Writer How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems. Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What’s more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy

Now, read The Rajneesh Chronicles

By A Staff Writer The Rajneesh Chronicles is the true story of the cult that unleashed the first act of bioterrorism on the US soil, told with authority and aplomb by Win McCormack, the editor-in-chief and publisher of the prestigious magazine The New Republic The Rajneesh Chronicles (Hachette India, Price Rs 450) captures the sensational

Why you must read Ondaatje’s Warlight

In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” Rare are the novels that hook the reader from the very first sentence. In Warlight (Published by Jonathan Cape, London | Penguin Random House, Pages 290, Price Rs 599) Michael Ondaatje manages to do exactly