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Author claims NBT denied reading permission to JNU-set novel at ongoing World Book Fair

AAP leader Ashutosh, my hostel mate then at Periyar, was the fellow discussant. We -- the book and us -- seem to be guilty by suspicion, wrote the author on Facebook.

PTI | Jan 10, 2017 07:46 PM

Karan Johar finally opens up about his sexual orientation, relationship with SRK

In a newly released autobiography, ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ published by Penguin India, Karan Johar talks about a lot of things including his relationship with Shah Rukh Khan.

News Nation Bureau | Jan 09, 2017 09:54 AM

New Delhi World book fair gets underway at Pragati Maidan, 800 publishers from over 20 foreign countries will participate

2017 World Book fair will witness the participation of nearly 800 publishers from across the country and abroad. More than 20 countries including China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan and Iran will...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 07, 2017 11:56 AM

Nasira Sharma, Jerry Pinto and Vannadasan among Sahitya Akademi winners

Eight books of poetry, seven of short stories, five novels, two books of criticism, one book each of essays and play have won the award this year, according to Srinivas Rao, Secretary, Sahitya...

PTI | Dec 22, 2016 08:23 AM

Ramayana's Surpanakha: vamp or victim? questions mythological writer Kavita Kane in her latest fiction

Mythological writer Kavita Kane, in her latest work of fiction titled, "Lanka's Princess", offers a flip-side to Valmiki's dark portrayal of the woman whose nose was cut-off by Rama's brother...

PTI | Dec 18, 2016 04:19 PM

Govinda unveils Big B’s statue at Rajasthan’s first wax museum

Jaipur Wax museum will now be the main tourist attraction among historical monuments in Rajasthan.

News Nation Bureau | Dec 18, 2016 09:40 AM

Google trends: Goa, Shimla top most searched tourist spots in 2016

With the year coming to an end, Google has found Goa was the most searched holiday destination in India, while Shimla emerged as the favourite hill station in 2016 for domestic travellers.

PTI | Dec 16, 2016 07:37 PM

Jodhpur among 10 preferred tourist destinations for 2017: Study

Jodhpur in Rajasthan is among the top 10 destinations in priority for travellers on their wishlists for 2017, a recent study has revealed.

PTI | Dec 14, 2016 04:39 PM

Jaipur Literature Festival: Javed Akhtar, Aishwarya Dhanush among list of 250 speakers

Raghu Karnad, a journalist and the author of 'Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War', author Richard Sennett, best known for his writings on cities, labour and culture and French...

PTI | Dec 07, 2016 11:36 AM

Kerala recognised as the ‘Best Honeymoon Destination in India’

Famous for its tranquil beaches, placid backwaters and rolling hills, Kerala has yet again been recognised as the ‘Best Honeymoon Destination in India’.

PTI | Nov 18, 2016 09:34 PM

Bond is back to the hills with his new collection of eight crime stories

Ruskin Bond revisits the oft-trodden paths oftowering mountains and lush green forests in his brand new collection of eight crime stories set in Mussoorie.

PTI | Nov 15, 2016 06:51 PM

Literary agents emerging as kingmakers in publishing

Literary agents are emerging as the new kingmakers in publishing, acting as commissioning editors and helping writers realise their dream besides taking care of packaging, sales potential and...

PTI | Nov 13, 2016 03:09 PM

Rabindranath Tagore sought inspiration in women; took fairer sex for his muse

Many iconic artistes have sought their inspiration in women and took the fairer sex for their muses -- Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was no exception.

PTI | Nov 03, 2016 03:05 PM

Sri Ramayana Yatra: IRCTC announces Sri Lanka tour packages

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Thursday announced a tour package to Sri Lanka in November. Visa, air journey, meals, hotel and sight-seeing for tourists who will be using...

News Nation Bureau | Oct 27, 2016 07:55 PM

Paul Beatty becomes first American author to win Man Booker Prize for satire 'The Sellout'

The 54-year-old author collected the 50,000 pound literary award at a ceremony at London's Guildhall.

PTI | Oct 26, 2016 10:32 AM