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Amazon shuts down Westland publishing house 6 years after buying it

Much to the disappointment of booklovers, Westland, one of the largest publishing houses in India, is being shut down by e-commerce giant Amazon, they announced on Tuesday. IMAGE: Kindly note that......

A former ISI chief's SENSATIONAL story

General Asad Durrani's disclosures could leave considerable egg on the face of those currently wielding the stick in Pakistan, notes Rana Banerji, who headed the Pakistan desk at the Research and......

Could India have solved the Kashmir problem in Simla?

'Indira Gandhi and P N Haksar did not want Pakistan to leave as an embittered foe hell-bent on taking revenge for being humiliated so comprehensively,' reveals Jairam Ramesh in his book Intertwined......

Britain finally discovers how the Raj hurt India

Unlike the Germans, Britons began to face the hard truths about their colonial empire only recently, says Kanika Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It has taken a little under seven......

The Truth and Myth of Indira Gandhi

'It has even been suggested that Modi and Amit Shah, however grudgingly, harbour admiration for her controlling streak and steely resilience,' says Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: Indira Gandhi with Mother......

Any idea why economists don't write autobiographies?

For a bunch that fancies itself so greatly and does not hesitate to express an opinion on everything, this is very odd behaviour, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Dominic......

Why is Amazon betting big on self publishing in India?

US e-commerce company Amazon says it is betting highly on self-publishing in India. This was a medium termed ‘vanity publishing’ till now. However, says Amazon’s New York-based......

Don't read but listen to these books

Book lovers can now think of doing away with flipping pages as popular titles will be available in the digital audio format.Imagine hearing to bestsellers like Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, The......

Simon & Schuster set for India operations

In more good news for book lovers and authors, top publisher Simon & Schuster will begin its India operations from August and promises to give readers 'the best' in terms of content, price and......

Will Rangarajan's magic work?

Doctor C Rangarajan stepping down from chairmanship of the PM's official economic advisers is, fortunately, not a sign that his role as a policy-maker is coming to end; he has become a Rajya Sabha......

Images: Celebrities' Day Out

Sanjay Dutt tries out gym equipment as he attends the first anniversary celebrations of a gymnasium in the suburbs of Mumbai on...

'Aamir never wanted to be an actor'

It's been 20 years since Aamir Khan's Raakh released in theatres. Fresh after the release of his blockbuster hit Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, audiences couldn't quite relate to Aamir's dark character in......

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......

Memories of a former American Idol

Sanjaya Malakar's critics, who thought he had absolutely no talent and would fade soon after being out of American Idol, are in a for a surprise. Though he is no longer the kind of phenomenon that......

Lalit Modi Was Born To Take Risks

The IPL, which was perhaps the biggest gamble of his life, turned out to be the biggest success story ever, making Lalit Modi a cult in the echelons of global sport.A fascinating excerpt from Boria......

How Lalit Modi delayed signing of Kochi IPL team

Lalit Modi did everything possible to delay signing of Kochi franchise papers: book IMAGE: Several meetings were convened but each time Lalit Modi would ask for changes in the......

When Mercedes cars reached Dharamsala for Lalit Modi!

'Glamour and opulence were at the very core of the league's existence and for Lalit, his actions were integral to making the IPL what it had turned out to be' Photograph: Kind courtesy Lalit......

NBA stars extend support to Indian farmers

IMAGE: Farmers during Kisan Mahapanchayat against the new farm laws, in Jind district, on Wednesday. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI American football league NFL star Juju Smith Schuster has......

'Kohli will roam around Oxford Street shirtless if India win WC'

'I don't think it will only be me because there will be a lot of people with six packs in the team. We will all be roaming shirtless' IMAGE: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with former captain......

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