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Hungarian author edges out India's Amitav Ghosh to bag Man Booker prize

Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won Britain’s prestigious Man Booker International prize for his achievement in fiction as he edged out India’s Amitav Ghosh and eight others......

Ananthamurthy loses out to US author in Booker race

Well-known Kannada author U R Ananthamurthy, the only Indian to be shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2013, on Wednesday lost the prestigious award to American writer Lydia Davis.......

Oscar-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies

Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who won an Oscar as well as Booker prize and lived in India for more than two decades, died in the United States on Wednesday. Jhabvala, 85, breathed her last at her......

Will Jeet Thayil be the fifth Indian to claim Booker?

Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel on the dark underside of Mumbai's opium dens is in race for this year's prestigious Man Booker prize, which British authors Will Self and Hilary Mantel are......

Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist

Indian writer an Jeet Thayil's first novel Narcopolis, described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the six-author shortlist for the Man Booker Prize......

Note 7 backlash may affect Samsung festive sales in India

All but 500 who booked Note 7 phones have bought older devices instead of cancelling their orders but Samsung may still lose market share this festive season. Loyal Samsung customers in India......

Four years to manhood

What do Citibank India head Sanjay Nayar, ABN Amro CEO Romesh Sobti, HSBC India head Niall S Booker, United Western Bank CEO Satish Marathe, Lord Krishna Bank managing director R M Nayak and Laxmi......

This time for iPhone 6, Indians queue up at midnight

Apple’s premium resellers, who organised the midnight sale, made special arrangements for the prospective buyers.   In her mid-30s, she takes care of her father’s business. She is......

What actually saved the rupee?

Primarily external factors and an unconventional intervention by Reserve Bank of India provided the timely relief, notes Arvind Subramanian The near-crisis witnessed this year will be the subject......

AirAsia to replicate low-cost model in hotels

The hotel  brand goes by the ‘great value, great savings’ tagline. The AirAsia group is set to introduce its low-cost hotel business in India, just like the budget air carrier. For......

The White Tiger to be adapted as film

Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger, the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about class tensions in India has been optioned for a film adaptation by a distinguished Hollywood producer. The paperback......

Lunchbox director: From Irrfan to Broadbent to Redford

'One of the director's primary jobs is to make sure that all the actors perform as if they are in the same movie, playing in the same band -- one is not acting in a different band than the......

Nawaz in Lunchbox director's next film

Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra, who has quietly directed a prestigious British film starring Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent, now readies for his next venture. Other than Shekhar Kapur, no......

Bombay Velvet to Boom: Bollywood's love affair with Sri Lanka

A look at films that were shot in the picturesque island country. Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet Bombay doesn't merely feature in the title of Anurag Kashyap's ambitious new movie; it's......

Chetan Bhagat: Kai Po Che is better than the book

Chetan Bhagat has been many things in his life -- an IIT and IIM graduate, who spent 11 years as an investment banker in Hong Kong, a best selling author ("the biggest-selling English-language......
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Israeli writer wins Man Booker prize

Israeli author David Grossman won the prestigious 2017 Man Booker International prize in London for his latest novel "A Horse Walks into a Bar".... ...

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Neel Mukherjee deals with displacement, migration in new book

Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Neel Mukherjee touches upon the subjects of displacement and migration in his new book which will hit... ...

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The Secret of Jahanara Begum (Exclusive extract from 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness')

(One of the most anticipated novels of 2017, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" will hit the bookstands across India on Tuesday, June 6. The novel... ...

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Disney's That's So Raven spin

The clip gives a sneak peek of life at Raven's Home, revolving around 11-year-old Booker who shares his mother's psychic ability. The post... ...

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Arundhati Roy speaks up on Paresh Rawal's 'human shield' remark

New Delhi: Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy, who had recently come under attack from Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Paresh... ...

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