American Photographer Captures Bollywood at Its Candid Best and Every Photo Narrates a Story
Through some captivating photographs, American photographer Mark Bennington narrates the human side of the Bollywood, the worlds largest film industry.
Our Ancient Culture the Biggest Ally to Liberalism: Amish
The writer, who is coming up with his second book -- Sita: Warrior of Mithila -- in the Rama series, says most of the Indians are cut off from their roots.
Meet Amish Tripathi's Next Protagonist - Warrior Princess Sita
Tripathi said his second book in the Ramachandra series will feature Lord Rama merely as a supporting character and instead focus entirely on his wife.
Facebook COO Pens a Self-help Book On Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focuses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.
Trump's Ex-wife To Publish Book 'Raising Trump' On Her Experience of Raising 3 Children
US President Donald Trump's former wife is set to publish a "non-partisan, non-political" book detailing her experience of raising their three children, the media reported.
Amish's Autographed Copy Of Immortals Of Meluha Could Be Yours; Here's How
Since its 7 years of Meluha, we are giving away autographed copies to 14 lucky winners.
Noted Writer Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87
Taarak Mehta, Indian columnist, humorist, writer and playwright, who has garnered huge popularity for his column Duniya Ne Undha Chasma in Gujarati language is no more.
JK Rowling Hints at Trump's Hate Speech Involvement in Kansas Shooting
Retweeting Indian Author Anand Giridhardas' tweet on Kansan crime, Rowling wrote, "Why hate speech isn't funny. Language has consequences".
Not Necessary to Adapt Every Book Into Film: Nandita Das
Nandita Das is currently preparing for her new directorial venture 'Manto'.
E Books Vs Paperback: Is Digitalization Taking Over the World of Publishing?
While many feel that e-books are far more practical, economical and environment friendly, there are many who still abide by the concept of reading from paperbacks.
Gulzar Advises Aspiring Writers to Become Their Own Critics
In conversation with famous Urdu and Hindi screenwriter Javed Siddiqui, Gulzar also talked about the relevance of pioneers of Urdu poetry like Mir Taqi Mir and Faiz Ahmad Faiz among others.
Disney Has Gutted the Market for Indian Films for Kids, Says Nandana Sen
Actress-turned-author Nandana Sen spoke exclusively to News18.com on writing for children, Indian cinema and why there is a need to translate regional content.
Book Review: A Thousand Memories Is a Simple and Honest Take on Love
Seldom has heartbreak been played out with such utter simplicity and honesty, making it completely relatable to the non-cynical reader.
Ruskin Bond Admits Not Liking Parts of 7 Khoon Maaf Script
The Priyanka Chopra-starrer released in 2011.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Taslima Nasrin Makes an Appearance on the Final Day
Over 400 world leading names and minds in the fields of fiction and non-fiction writing created a feast of words in the Pink City.
Govts Snooping on You Through Internet, Phones: British Journalist
"You Brits are the worst of the lot", he recalled Snowden as saying.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: It Was Full House for Shashi Tharoor, Javed Akhtar and Mallika Dua's Sessions
On Day 4 of JLF, pop culture, Bollywood and history were discussed.
Schools Teach Shakespeare, Not Kalidas. That's a Shame: Tharoor
Tharoor’s latest book An Era Of Darkness: The British Empire In India highlights the subjugation that India was put under.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Brexit, Demonetization and Rajinikanth Ruled Day 3
peakers included Amitabh Kant, Devdutt Pattanaik, Mei Fong, Mrinal Pande, Namita Gokhale, A.N. Wilson, Allan Hollinghurst, Richard Flanagan and Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth.
My Book Is Not a Biography on Rajinikanth, Says Aishwarya Dhanush
At Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, Aishwarya spoke about her debut book, Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl Among the Stars.
Sasikala No Replacement, Won't Last Long, Says Jayalalithaa's Biographer
Vaasanthi also believes that the nature of politics has changed over the years and cinema has slowly cut its ties from politics in the south.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Shillong Choir, Gulzar Make Inaugural Session Memorable
Warm winter sun, with soulful music by Shillong Choir and Gulzar's words made for a perfect opening day.
Barack Obama Spills The Beans On How He Survived The White House Years
In the polarized environment that we dwell in, where the internet has enabled amplification of certainties and biases of kinds and has let people retreat to their own silos, outgoing president of United States Barack Obama sees novels and other art as providing a kind of bridge that might span fissures and "a reminder of the truths under the surface of what we argue about every day."
Wish I Could Be Friendlier With My Dad: Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor, who has written the foreword to his father's autobiography has opened up about the "formal" relationship between him and his father.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: There's More to The Festival Than Books
As the Jaipur Literature Festival inches closer, we list down must-do things to complete your festival experience –
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Shillong Choir, Raghu Dixit, Swanand Kirkire to Perform This Year
Popular Shillong Chamber Choir to open the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival while Raghu Dixit will perform on the final day.
Tom Alter to Play Author Ruskin Bond in Short Film
Veteran actor Tom Alter has taken on a role as celebrated author Ruskin Bond in a new short film, its maker Bhargav Saikia has revealed.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Award Winning Authors to Take Center Stage This Year
2016’s Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty joins a host of other award winning writers at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017.
'Om Puri - Unlikely Hero': Read the Biography That Stirred a Controversy
The 2009 biography of the late actor was authored by his wife Nandita C Puri.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: 10 Speakers to Watch Out for This Year
Jaipur Lit Fest is completing 10 years this year and has an impressive line-up of authors, stars and journalist speaking at the festival.
Booker Prize-Winning Author John Berger Dead at 90
A lifelong Marxist intellectual, Berger died at his home in the Paris suburb of Antony on Monday.
Famous Names, Famous Reads: The Year in Reading
We asked some particularly avid readers of an eclectic mix, the books that kept them company in 2016.
Book Review: Chameleon Lights: A Jammu Boy's Musings
Ayushman hails from Jammu, and poetry runs in his blood. He is the grandson of celebrated Dogri poet Randhir Singh, also known in literary circles as Kunwar Viyogi.
Book Hand-Written And Illustrated By J.K. Rowling Up For Sale
Book hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling goes on sale at Sotheby's auction house in London.
Twinkle Khanna Dedicates Second Book To Her Biggest Cheerleader, Hubby Akshay Kumar
Twinkle Khanna, who has come up with her second book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, says her husband Akshay Kumar is more proud of her work than anyone ever has been.
Shah Rukh Khan Launches Samar Khan's Book Titled 'SRK 25 Years of a Life'
He also caught up with some of the filmmakers whom we had worked with in his initial days.
After a Long Break, Ruskin Bond Comes Out With 8 Brand New Stories
The book comes after a long break in the writer's literary career during which he did not pen any fresh content.
American Paul Beatty's Race Satire Wins Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.
Colin Farrell Has Never Read Harry Potter Books
Farrell shared that he has never read Rowling's most popular books but is a self-confessed fan of the Harry Potter film series
One Indian Girl: Things That Chetan Bhagat Has Learnt About Women
News18.com caught up with bestselling author Chetan Bhagat for a chat on his new book One Indian Girl,women and trolls.
Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
After Mrs Funnybones, Twinkle Khanna Announces Her Second Book
Her debut book Mrs Funnybones was one of the bestsellers last year.
Chetan Bhagat Talks About 'One Indian Girl', Feminism and More
Chetan feels his books are yet to find critical acclaim in India because the book culture in India has always been a domain of the elite.
Notes from a Higher Place: Mountain Echoes, Bhutan
Swati Vashishtha brings back tales from the Land of the Thunder Dragon and the Land of Happiness.
Remembering Roald Dahl: Films That Brought His Magical Writings On-Screen
Happy birthday to the man who wove magic with his writings.
Book Excerpt: Tales from The Quran and Hadith by Rana Safvi
How man came into being.
'Rekha - The Untold Story' Review: Tale of the 'Lady Amitabh'
The author says that the story of Rekha’s love life trumped her career and the same holds true for this biography.
Harry Potter Casts Spell Again With 'Cursed Child' Sales
This has sold more than 2 million copies in its first two days on the market in the United States.
Author Mahasweta Devi Passes Away at 90
Mahasweta Devi was suffering from age-related ailments for the past month.
Neil O'Brien: A Quiz Tribute to the 'Father of Indian Quizzing'
Take this Neil O'Brien Memorial Quiz as a tribute to the pioneer of quizzing in India.
SBI in 'Hall of Shame' of Banks Funding Cluster Bomb Makers
The maximum number of 74 banks are from the US, followed by China (29) and South Korea (26).
Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar Captures Domestic Discontent With Unsettling Precision
Little is said. A lot more implied. It makes you reflect on moments like this in your own life.
Book Review: 'The Bangle Seller' Is a Delightful Story Which Brings Back the Old-World Charm
Adman Monojit Lahiri calls Maya Kalyanpur's new book a delightful read.
Book Review: Sutapa Basu's 'Dangle' is an intricate tale of battling inner demons
The book is an unusual psychological thriller which takes you to some of the most picturesque places in the world.
Man Booker International Prize Goes to Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian'
Published by Portobello Books, 'The Vegetarian' was selected unanimously among 155 books by a panel of five judges chaired by noted critic and editor Boyd Tonkin who described Kang's work as "lyrical and lacerating".
A Biography of Bollywood Legend Shashi Kapoor Is All Set for Launch
Book Review: Suchitra Sen:The Legend and the Enigma
The overgrowing prominence of cinema at lit fests; a boundary overruled?
Always wanted a documentary on 'White Mughals': William Dalrymple
JK Rowling's new 'Harry Potter' stories enrage native Americans
JK Rowling to explore magical history of America through a new series titled 'The History of Magic in North America'
For each of the next three days, details of a new story will appear on the website Pottermore.
RIP Harper Lee: 12 popular quotes from her classic novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
The brilliant author passed away at the age of 89 but her words will always be with us through her writings.
'The Name of the Rose' author Umberto Eco passes away at 84
In a 2011 interview with the Guardian newspaper, Eco explained how someone as "strongly anti-intellectual" as Berlusconi could become a political force in Italy, a cradle of Renaissance culture.
Good news! 'Harry Potter' series to return with its eighth book in July
This newest installment is the first official Harry Potter story to be debut as a stage play in London.
For the first time writers in India matter, and not for their writing: Ashok Vajpeyi on returning his Sahitya Akademy award
Mother where's my country? A must read for rest of India
If you are looking for an answer to all questions about Manipur, then Anubha Bhonsle's debut book "Mother, Where's my country? Looking for Light in the Darkness of Manipur," is a must.
If you are tolerant towards others, they will be tolerant towards you: Ruskin Bond
Bond, who has penned over 500 short stories, essays and novels, has already refused to join the 'Award Wapasi' campaign
Jaipur Literature Festival 2016: Gulzar, Javed Akhtar and Blake Morrison put poetry in spotlight on day four
Told Ajay Devgn that I'll marry him only if he provides me a library at home: Kajol
Kajol also urged publishers and authors to translate their work in regional languages.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2016: Zombies, cricket and war dominate sessions on the second day
JLF 2016: Day 1 of the festival was vibrant, humorous and thought provoking
'As a child I was quite feminine': 10 honest things that Karan Johar said at JLF 2016
At the beginning of the session, Karan apparently told Shobha De, who was the moderator of the session, to ask him 'anything'.
JLF 2016: Margaret Atwood makes keynote address, Raje welcomes literary enthusiasts
On Day 1, Ruskin Bond, Marlon James, Avirook Sen, Karan Johar will be seen speaking. The five days long festival will continue till January 25th.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2016: Rajasthan's rich heritage to come alive at the festival
Jaipur Literature Festival 2016: What we are looking forward to this year
CNN-IBN journalist Anubha Bhonsle's book on Manipur launched
Anubha Bhonsle has made news documentaries on Manipur and has extensively reported on Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for the past 16 years demanding the removal draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA.
George RR Martin's new book to release after 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 premiere
However, he promised his fans to complete the novel soon and come up with something as good as always.
Book excerpt: 'The Edge of Power' by Tuhin A Sinha
Writers should always have something to look out for, even if it's just another wall: Ruskin Bond
Too young to be old, Ruskin Bond who is indeed an inspiration to a lot of aspiring writers, has several short stories, novellas and even some poetry to his credit.
Book review: 'Operation India One' a compelling read for thriller lovers
True to the intention, the book opens with a high octane chase sequence and ends with a superbly crafted hostage-drama.
Chetan Bhagat gets trolled over his 'curiosity' to know the work of historians
Bhagat posted a number of tweets, a day after 53 historians, including leading names like Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, KN Pannikar and Mridula Mukherjee, expressed serious concerns over recent developments in the country.
Readomania launches Talkfest on November 4 with Avirook Sen
Readomania, an Indian literary brand, is launching a programme for literature, culture and art enthusiasts.
Denied Indian visa for literary festival, Pakistani author releases book over Skype
Talking to a full house over Skype session, the 24-year-old debutant said she is moved by the gesture. "I am touched," she said as festival director Sumant Batra released her "Ashes, Wine and Dust".
Industrial production grows at 6.4% in August
The IIP growth for July has been revised slightly downwards to 4.1 per cent from provisional estimate of 4.2 per cent in September.
Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature
Alexievich, only the 14th woman to be awarded the Nobel literature prize, takes home the sum of 8 million Swedish kronor.
After 'Nancy Drew', CBS to give a modern reboot to Agatha Christie's 'Miss Marple' series
'Spooks' creator David Wolstencroft is teaming with the Tiffany Network to tell the story of a young Marple, a character traditionally portrayed as elderly.
Stephenie Meyer announces a new 'Twilight Saga' edition with swapped genders on the book's 10th anniversary
Announcing the new edition, 'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined,' the Arizona-based writer said she wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary.
Famous detective Nancy Drew all set to make her small screen debut
'Grey's Anatomy' alums Joan Rater and Tony Phelan will co-write and produce it alongside Dan Jinks
Renowned novelist Jackie Collins passes away after battling cancer for over six years
The British-born writer (77), passed away yesterday in Los Angeles after she was diagnosed with stage-four cancer six-and-a-half years ago
Potterheads, you have been pronouncing 'Voldemort' wrong all this while
Bangladesh breaking taboos: Meet Dhee, the country's first lesbian comic book character
Book Review: Twinkle Khanna's 'Mrs Funnybones' is endearing, real and well written
Twinkle Khanna, a former actress turned interior decorator turned writer, lets you know early on in her book that she is done with showbiz, decisively so. adviata
Dear JK Rowling, stop teasing us with #BackToHogwarts tweets; it is killing us
Book review: Ankush Saikia's 'Dead Meat' is gory but gripping
You can't help but become a part of the case and Arjun Arora is your master in solving the murder mystery.
Cakes, Custard & Category Theory: Culinary approach to maths
According to Cheng, a senior lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, many people are either afraid of maths, or baffled by it, or both.
Delhi Book Fair is a family event; we have incorporated key factors to ensure people of all age groups feel enlightened: Ashok Gupta
Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) in association with Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) is organizing the 21st edition of Delhi Book Fair which will start from August 29 and continue till September 6, 2015 at Pragati Maidan. Here is an excerpt from the exclusive interview with Jayanta Das, General Manager of ITPO and Ashok Gupta, President of FIP.
Taslima Nasreen's visa extended by one year
Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa was extended for a year by the Home Ministry on Friday.
'The Strength To Say No': A 11-year-old's fight against child marriage
Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' keeping Barack Obama occupied on vacation
Vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, an island summer resort in Massachusetts, President Barack Obama has brought Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri's novel 'The Lowland' with him.
This Independence day, Amar Chitra Katha brings alive the tales of Indian war heroes in their new comic book
This Independence Day, Amar Chitra Katha has collaborated with the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force to give life to iconic battle tales in ‘Param Vir Chakra’.
Chetan Bhagat criticises government's decision to ban porn sites, calls it 'anti-freedom'
The hashtag #PornBan became a top Twitter trend on Sunday morning. Now, #NextBanIdea is trending on the social media site, with many users posting sarcastic tweets as to what the government should ban next
14 immortal friendships from literature that define its very essence
They all complete each other!
10 'Harry Potter' books that the world deserves and needs!
Accio new Harry Potter books!
Book Review: Koral Dasgupta makes Shantiniketan come alive in 'Fall Winter Collections'
‘Fall Winter Collections’ soaks you in the history of Shantiniketan and all things related to the place.
An excerpt from Sriram Karri's book 'Autobiography of a Mad Nation', which has references to APJ Abdul Kalam
Author Sriram Karri, known for his acclaimed book ‘The Spiritual Supermarket’, is soon to come up with another novel: 'Autobiography of a Mad Nation'
10 comic book superheroes who deserve a movie franchise of their own!
It is time we broaden our comic-book intellect beyond Batman, Superman and the Avengers.
'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin has issues with Marvel's movie villains
The 66-year-old author took to his blog to write about the latest addition 'Ant-Man' which he feels has 'a proper balance of story, character, humour, and action'.
The actual truth about Ahalya in Ramayan
Life is an accumulation of extreme forces working together. Good with bad, fair with unfair, beauty with ugliness, faith with deceit.
Koran fragments found in UK library are among world's oldest, says university
Radiocarbon dating indicated that the parchment folios were at least 1,370 years old!
Harper Lee's new 'Watchman' novel sells more than 1 million in first week
Harper Lee's unexpected new novel 'Go Set A Watchman' has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins
'Ragtime' author EL Doctorow dies at age 84
Doctorow was born in New York in 1931 and named after American writer Edgar Allen Poe
'Archie' cartoonist Tom Moore dies at 86
Tom Moore drew Archie Andrews and his friends on and off from 1953 until he retired in the late 1980s.
British girls vie for co-star chance in 'Harry Potter' spin-off movie
The story-line is said to take place some 70 years before the events in the 'Harry Potter' saga
Bangladesh, stop feeling persecuted and move on.
Bangladesh's exit from the World Cup, and the developments in its aftermath, were bizarre. The circumstances first: India were 126/3 after 30 overs. Not too...
16 book series that every parent should make their kids read
They are not only fun and interesting, but also they will pave way to a life-long love for reading
Debutante author Priyanka Luthra talks about her new book 'Simple Plane Love'
Read Priyanka Luthra's interview here.
'Hunger Games' exhibition takes fans into the film franchise
The exhibition uses immersive environments and detailed set recreations from the films
'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James pens new romantic novel
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author EL James has revealed she has written a new romantic novel and is halfway through writing another.
'Sri Lanka â The New Country' â Author Padma Rao has dared to tell the truth
Padma Rao Sundarji has done a great favour to us to by writing this book. It can surely help India and Sri Lanka to strengthen our millennium old relationship.
9 'Game of Thrones' characters for whom the TV show proved to be more fatal than the books
We always say that George RR Martin is a brutal man, but on this occasion the show-makers David Benioff and DB Weiss manage to ace him!
What your favourite fairy-tale characters look like, if they were Korean
All of these illustrations are gorgeous!
Book Review: Gulzar's charming wit flows throughout his latest book 'Pluto Poems'
Monojit Lahiri reviews noted lyricist, writer, filmmaker Gulzar's latest book 'Pluto Poems'.
Mary Kom to feature as female superhero on animated TV series
Mary Kom will be seen in an animated avatar on India's first girl superhero series, titled ‘Mary Kom Jr’.
Comic book king Stan Lee comes up with unique graphic memoir
Lee helped spawn some of the world's most popular comic book heroes - The Amazing Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.
The nation will never forget poet Iqbal: Mamta Banerjee
Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal was posthumously conferred the 'Tarana-E-Hind' award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his grandson Waleed Iqbal.
Ibne Safi to Surender Mohan Pathak: 7 Hindi pulp fiction writers and their detectives waiting to be explored on screen
What still remains widely ignored by filmmakers as their subject for suspense-based detective films are the Hindi pulp fiction writers.
Hungary's Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize
Krasznahorkai, 61, won the prestigious 60,000-pound ($90,000) prize for works that include "The Melancholy of Resistance", "Seiobo There Below" and "Satantango".
This short film called 'Selfie' is a beautiful portrayal of self-worth and low self-esteem
This movie portrays how we let ourselves get affected by what others perceive of us.
'Half Girlfriend' is purely fiction', says author Chetan Bhagat after defamation suit is filed against him
Chetan Bhagat has denied that 'Half Girlfriend' has any reference to the family of princely state of Dumraon.
90s movies, MS Paint comics and life lessons; Sahil Rizwan's book is a fun read
Life offers you lessons in form of almost everything that exists; be it people, or things or a whole batch of Bollywood movies from the 1990s.
Guenter Grass, author of âThe Tin Drumâ, dies at 87
Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author of works such as 'The Tin Drum', has died at the age of 87.
Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee
Banerjee expressed the need for authors in India to have good PR to get the right kind of exposure.
17 'Harry Potter' fans who tattooed their beloved magical world on their skin
There are Potter-heads, and then there are these people!
Creative differences with Suhrita Sengupta? Never. Her complaint was that I never interfered, says 'All That Could Have Been' author Mahesh Bhatt
Based on the screenplay of Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starrer, the novel revolves around the life of a new age woman Vasudha.
Read: Extended excerpts from 'Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader'
The new biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, includes some revelations hitherto not widely known.
I don't try to provoke, I'm a simple storyteller: Jeffrey Archer
Despite irritation with plagiarism, Archer is keen to have his books adapted for films, provided it is with his consent and the right person comes along.
Kiran Nagarkar's 'Bedtime Story and Black Tulip' a terrific read
"Bedtime Story and Black Tulip" together are plays of endurance, of class, society, change and battle in one's mind, heart and soul.
Narenda Modi saw no TV, took only calls after noon on Lok Sabha elections result day: Book
former BBC journalist Lance Price recounts Modi's responses on a variety of issues in his new book "The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India".
Harper Lee's agent 'surprised' by elder abuse allegations
The literary agent for Harper Lee said he was surprised to hear that the 88-year-old author might be the victim of elder abuse and manipulated.
There is no language left in films today: Javed Akhtar
For noted scriptwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, language has no religion.
With natural characters, 'The Forbidden One' by Zaarra Khader is good weekend read
The characters are picked up from day to day life of anyone of us and hence you may start imagining yourself while reading the stories.
Terry Pratchett, author of fantasy 'Discworld' novels, dies at 66
Pratchett died at home surrounded by his family with his cat sleeping on his bed, Transworld Publishers said.
Book raises questions about Mumtaz Mahal's burial
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had her body transported to Agra from Burhanpur, six months after her first burial.
Gay rights, inter-generational chasms and evolving society - A conversation with Indian-American writer Mala Kumar
A novel 'The Paths of Marriage' came out in last October has created both sensation and controversy among the Indian community in America. It deals with the most delicate issue of lesbian relationship among Indian women in the US. People discuss it in hushed tones and refused to accept it in public.
Book excerpt: 'The Sibius Knot'
'The Sibius Knot' is a story about the devastation of adolescence and young adulthood.
Amish Tripathi: There aren't many extremist in India, it is a miniscule number; we are not Syria or Pakistan
Tripathi spoke to IBNLive about India's liberalism, books and the sudden burst of new Indian authors.
'Fifty Shades' author EL James says she 'fought hard' for her fans
'Fifty Shades of Grey' devotees, know this: Whether you end up loving or hating the new movie, author EL James had your back.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studies to partner on Spider-Man movie
Kevin Feige, president of Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, will co-produce the next film set for July 2017 release.
JK Rowling answers Harry Potter fan's queries about Fluffy, Horcruxes and the Black's family house
Author JK Rowling has solved fans' queries about 'Harry Potter' book series, on Twitter.
Typo or intentional? Aarya Babbar promises to treat you like an 'angle' in his debut novel. True story
The who's who of IV and film fraternity were present for 'Bigg Boss 8' contestant Aarya Babbar's book launch.
Six screenplays for 'Twilight' short movies revealed; chosen from 1,200 submissions by author Stephenie Meyer
The project is now searching for directors. The short films will later debut on Facebook.
50 years on, new book from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee
In 'Go Set a Watchman', Scout returns from New York to visit her father, Atticus, in the fictional town of Maycomb.
Iconic Tintin cover fetches near-record 2.5 million euros!
The original cover design for Tintin adventure "The Shooting Star" has been sold for 2.5 million euros
Ayushmann Khurrana: I wasn't the first choice for 'Vicky Donor'; Vivek Oberoi, Sharman Joshi were considered
Khurrana has penned his experiences in 'Cracking the Code', co-written with wife Tahira Kashyap.
Mahesh Bhatt's gift to actor Ali Fazal: A book on the Indian thinker UG Krishnamurti
Fazal features in 'Khamoshiyan', produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner.
'Making India' review: The book is an courageous attempt to explain the modern Indian English literature
It is at times good to find a piece like 'Making India' which gives a broad insight from Historical events that lead to the contemporary developments.
'Korma, Kheer and Kismet' is a gastronomic memoir of a food-obsessed journalist
The book explicitly speaks of her experience across the chaotic and medieval gullies.
Javed Akhtar: Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy
The poet-writer has translated eight songs of Rabindranath Tagore to Hindi, which are featured in an album.
Neil Gaiman's 'The Sleeper and the Spindle' is a fun read
"The Sleeper and the Spindle" is again fascinating because of the illustrations by Riddell and the tales weaved by Gaiman.
Waheedaji was hesitant initially to the idea of a biography on her: Nasreen Munni Kabir
Filmmaker and biographer Nasreen Munni Kabir to write about yesteryear's actress Waheeda Rehman
'Hansel and Gretel' is a delight to read
The book delivers creepy fantastically. The images are in black and white, so that is another twist to it.
'Bloodline Bandra' is an entire culture that disappeared somewhere
"Bloodline Bandra" is about an entire culture that disappeared somewhere or it was made to disappear given the conditions of the world we live in.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy wants business to be a private sector affair
"I'm sorry I'm wearing a suit and tie today. I know this is not the occasion," Narayana Murthy said.
Jaipur Literature Festival comes to an end; organisers confirm Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan for 2016
This year the festival welcomed over 300 authors and 140 musicians.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Chetan Bhagat says Anna Hazare's 'class' has 'placed'; feels that joining politics will make him lose his independence
Throng of people piled in to hear popular Indian writer Chetan Bhagat.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sonam Kapoor says she hates being asked about her 'fashion statement' and her 'friendship' with Deepika Padukone
Actress Sonam Kapoor was her charming self as she walked through the huge crowd of cheering fans.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: I've seen Ravi Teja's 'Kick' 27 times, says popular author Chetan Bhagat
Popular author Chetan Bhagat on Sunday spoke about his stint in Bollywood, and the amount of research and effort he had to put into his work.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: ISRO programme director M Annadurai speaks about Mangalyaan; Indian human spaceflight programme
The programme director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Annadurai was in the pink city to speak at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam draws the largest crowd; shares life story, fitness tips, email address with fans
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam attended and addressed two sessions at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'The Baththub' explores the idea of experiencing art in a unique format, says Jiten Thukral
Artists Thukral and Tagra had come into the limelight a few years ago, because of the phrase 'BoseDK', which was used in the film 'Delhi Belly'.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sheldon Pollock talks about finding one's 'not self' through modern translations of ancient Indian scriptures
Sheldon Pollock was in conversation with writer-actor Girish Karnad and noted translator-author Arshia Sattar.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'Girls have more responsibility because they're better managers'; Sudha Murty discusses motherhood, women empowerment
Sudha Murty talked on a variety of subjects ranging from her latest novel, women empowerment, her grandmother and her childhood in Karnataka.
A book which tries to reveal whether Taj Mahal is a 'mummy mahal'
Falling in the history-non fictions genre, the book has details about Mumtaj Mahal's death, her last few days and the procedure for preserving her body.
JLF 2015, Day 3, behind the scenes: Amish Tripathi's sister is a fan of his books; Shashi Tharoor attracts amateur paparazzi
Amish Tripathi: If I tell you anything about the next book, I might be killed.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'Authors are breaking free from exoticisation of India'; Amit Chaudhuri, Raj Kamal Jha, discuss stories, facts, fiction
"Everything is fiction until it is proven to be a fact," says journalist and author Raj Kamal Jha.
'The Immortals of Meluha' writer Amish Tripathi's next is a series about Lord Ram
After writing extensively on Lord Shiva, bestselling author Amish Tripathi Friday revealed his next series of books will be on Lord Ram.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: School kids turn mystery solvers; author Ketaki Karnik poses questions
It is now on the teenage detectives to solve the mystery, and find the culprit.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Former Indian Ocean man Susmit Sen shows audience how he makes music; launches new book
Noted musician and former member of the Indian rock band Indian Ocean, Susmit Sen was in conversation with the audiences about "the music and the musician".
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Javier Moro talks about 'The Red Sari'; recounts the hilarious incident of how he first introduced himself to Sonia Gandhi
A biography that Moro describes is more on the lines of a love story, is a biographical account of Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
JLF 2015, Day 2, behind the scenes: Waheeda Rehman gets mobbed by the media; Suhel Seth calls Mamata Banerjee 'Lady Macbeth'
Don't know what happened on Day 2 of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival? We get you all the updates.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi and Salima Hashmi remember their famous fathers Kaizi Azmi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz
It was a special session indeed when daughters of two very renowned poets of the sub continent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Kaifi Azmi came together to discuss their illustrious fathers.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Alberto Manguel, Will Self, Nicholson Baker, Amit Chaudhuri discuss the writer's role as a critic
Noted personalities Alberto Manguel, Will Self, Nicholson Baker and Amit Chaudhuri were seen at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Theatre doyen Sushama Deshpande explores Dalit culture in Maharashtra; adapts Urmila Pawar's bestseller
Dressed in a traditional blue and red sari, noted Marathi theatre personalty Sushama Deshpande spoke with palpable excitement about her upcoming project.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj not yet ready to give up on Shakespeare, may direct a comedy next based on bard's play
Vishal Bhardwaj has made a trilogy based on Shakespeare's work already.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Jhumpa Lahiri wins the 2015 DSC Prize for literature; takes home a cheque for $50,000
The prize was given by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Shesadri at a ceremony at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer defend their decision of not highlighting the plight of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in 'Haider'
Vishal Bhardwaj & Basharat Peer talk about not highlighting the plight of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in 'Haider'
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad release coffee-table book on Indian theatre; discuss the legacy of the art form
A coffee table book 'Curtain Call: Celebrating Indian Theatre' was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Cartoonist Mandy Ord, writer Annie Zaidi revisit Salim's Anarkali; give her superpowers
We know the sad story of Anarkali. What if the story didn't end tragically? Maybe Anarkali decided to fight back?
JLF 2015, Day 1, behind the scenes: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has a new catchphrase, Vishal Bhardwaj's unassuming ways
Here's a quick lowdown on the interesting events and tidbits that happened on DAY 1 of the ongoing literature festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Nobel prize-winning author VS Naipaul moved to tears
The Nobel laureate made a rare public appearance at the festival and lent unique insights into his book and its legacy in contemporary literature.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Naseeruddin Shah thought Girish Karnad was a ladies man
Karnad in those days, was the director of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) when Shah was a student there.
Irrfan, Arshad, Manoj are better actors than me, says Naseeruddin Shah
Girish Karnad and Naseeruddin Shah took centre stage on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
No amount of money can make me write vulgar songs, says Javed Akhtar at Jaipur Literature Festival 2015
The lyricist states that Parents should inculcate the habit of reading amongst their children.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Religious terrorism existed in the Elizabethan era, claims British author Jessie Childs
The historian was introduced by festival's one of co-founders, William Dalrymple, who himself has immense knowledge on Mughal history of India.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Youngest winner of Man Booker prize Eleanor Catton's advice to writers - read children's books
Catton was in Jaipur to talk about her best-selling novel 'The Luminaries', and her journey as a writer.
An extract from Sumedha Mahajan's 'Miles to Run Before I Sleep'
FOR A MOMENT, I thought I had lost my limbs.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Chef Vikas Khanna unveils new cookbook; wants to take Indian cuisine to the world
Vikas Khanna said that the launch of his 18th book was set to coincide with the airing of the fourth season of 'MasterChef India' on January 26.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 opens amidst folk tunes of Rajasthan and sufi music
The opening ceremony started with mesmerizing tunes by Delhi based artiste Sonam Kalra and The Gospel Project.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Day 1: Live tweets
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Robinson, Chast, Piketty among book critic prize nominees
Novelist Marilynne Robinson, economist Thomas Piketty and cartoonist Roz Chast are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle prizes.