Penning dreams

Titled ‘Yuppy by day, writer by night’ the Telegraph, Calcutta has an interesting article about a growing breed of young Indian professionals is penning pulp fiction, and their success is quietly spurring dozens more to join the trend. Many are inspired by the success of best-selling author Bhagat — an IIT and IIM graduate — … More Penning dreams

Soul food

The dissemination of knowledge is one of the cornerstones of civilization. ~John F. Budd~ Going by the quote above, you’d imagine that the principal objective of a library is to increase knowledge & information. What if you were told that in Baltimore in Maryland, US, libraries are helping fill the nutrition gaps for residents? Residents … More Soul food

Sow & Reap

Titled Harvest Season, the Indian Express, Delhi edition has an interesting story about a major book publisher – Penguin – tying up with the India Habitat Centre for Spring Fever, a festival of books, music, readings and quizzes. Penguin had set up an open air library at the amphitheatre, this year, the library is back … More Sow & Reap

Cookbook Extraordinaire

We came across this report yesterday in the Hindustan Times about Madhur Jaffrey’s new cookbook: A new cookbook by bestselling Indian cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey is due out in September 2010, announced The Bookseller on March 12. ‘Curry Easy’ Jaffrey’s first title to be published in seven years, will continue the author’s signature, award-winning style of … More Cookbook Extraordinaire

A second shot at fame?

Less than four months after Sarah Palin’s memoir, Going Rogue, hit bookshelves and best-seller charts, the former Alaska governor will soon be penning her second book. HarperCollins announced recently about a second book from the former governor of Alaska. According to HC, the as-yet untitled book will be a “celebration of American virtues and strengths,” and … More A second shot at fame?