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
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
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
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
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?
We love books. We love movies. Its a fact that many movies have their genesis in books. Or, for that matter, from novels, plays, memoirs etc. Invariably, books that have been made into movies draw consternation among the readers who feel that the complexity of the plot has not been captured in the transition onto screen. On the … More Here’s to watching good books
It’s paradoxical that, even as reading & the world of physical books are reaching an inflection point with the arrival of e-readers & the iPAD, the publishing & literary scene in India could hardly care less. Reason? They are on a roll. Here are a couple of trends becoming apparent: Vernacular pulp fiction is being rediscovered … More What’s happening, you ask?