Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: books

Books are signs that world hasn’t given up on itself. This World Book Day, pick up one

Read books to understand or be understood. Because their power, ironically, escapes words.

Ashokamitran — Tamil writer who ‘no historian of 1960s Indian Cinema’ could ignore

Ashokamitran was the first Tamil writer invited to attend the writers-in-residence program at Iowa University in 1973. He actively wrote even in his dotage.

Author Debleena Majumdar on her book ‘Sabu’, and a lot more

'Authoring a book like Sabu gave me the chance to revisit my enduring love for history and for research. And I am forever grateful for that opportunity,' says Debleena Majumdar.

‘Where will authors go?’: Amazon’s shutdown of Westland leaves many questions, no answers

Rid of ‘reluctant owners’ Tata's Trent Ltd, Westland saw fresh horizons with Amazon after its acquisition in 2016. But the shutdown came out of the blue.

The Book of Dog — Gulzar, Ruskin Bond & others share stories about furry friends in new book

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘The Book of Dog’, edited by Hemali Sodhi, will be released on 19 January at 7 pm on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Our pick of top 10 books in 2021

2021 saw a variety of books being published as life crawled back to normal from the pandemic. These are our top picks.

Books about stargazers, mystery illness, and fungi are the best of science writing in 2021

The shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021 highlights the importance of accessible science writing.

New book underlines quality, effectiveness of India’s healthcare system

Dr K. Ellangovan's book 'Creating Value in Health Care', published by Notion Press, will be released on 7 Oct on ‘SoftCover’, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Nehru sent Indira as a ‘gift to the children of Japan’. She stayed in Tokyo’s Ueno zoo

In ‘Orienting: An Indian In Japan' journalist Pallavi Aiyar explores the various facets of Japanese culture and the common history between the two counties.

8 books that should be on every reading list in 2021

Poetry, short stories, science fiction and humour — here are the best books to read in 2021.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.