Did Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ever play cricket? Were there any connections between Gandhi and cricket during the high tide of national movement?  The book, Mahatma on The Pitch, tries to find answers to these apparently quirky questions by exploring the untold relationship between Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian cricket. Read the excerpt from the 3rd chapter of the book.

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'Tis the season to be jolly... and to decorate using red, green and white! Check out these Christmas trees made using books. Who would have thought there could be so many innovative ways of using books to create trees?

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Book cover design is an interesting art form, if you think about it. The cover is an expression, a description, of the contents of the book, but it should be neither too obvious nor too obscure - it has to reveal the book's soul using a single image.

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Shilpa Shetty sent the Twitterati into a tizzy today with her claim that Animal Farm by George Orwell is a great children's book that encourages kids to be kind to animals. The hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews soon started trending at the top.

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The name Malgudi evokes a nostalgic response in almost anyone you meet. Somehow it seems to bring about memories of a simpler, less complicated era in our lives, so much so that even Indians who've never experienced village life firsthand feel as though 'Malgudi' might be their 'native village'! Advertisers for quite a few products now use 'Malgudi' and its associations to help brand their products – fruit jui...

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Funniest quotes by P.G.Wodehouse. These funny Wodehouse quotes on marriage, life, women, men, and more will have you rolling in the aisles!

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Catch these intriguing factoids about Inferno the movie starring Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan, which hits theatres this Friday.

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In One Indian Girl, for the very first time, CB seems to have a female protagonist. And a badass one at that. A woman who works, who proudly proclaims that she has an opinion on everything AND that she's reviled for it, who's had relationships before.

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In The Wedding Photographer by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal, when wedding photographer Risha Kohli sits next to handsome young tycoon Arjun Khanna on a flight, sparks fly. Buy this smart, sassy, sexy novel here. Hour 3 Risha plugged her memory card into her laptop, grumbling to herself. Nidhi called this her ‘post-partum depression phase’, sifting through thousands of photos for the first cut selection. Unlike traditional wedding photographers, Rish...

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The following are two excerpts from the book A Half-Baked Love Story. (Buy A Half-Baked Love Story at the best price here.) 2 July 2008. It was the first day at my new school. I had scored ‘pretty average’ marks in my secondary school exams. Well, 88.7 per cent was considered a ‘pretty average’ score in my family. But I had to change my school as my father wanted me to study in a reputed institution. So I was dragged away from my friends. That...

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Review: The Goat, The Sofa And Mr Swami
Review / April 16, 2011

Author: R Chandrasekar
Publisher: Hachette India
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789350090619
[rating:4/5]

'The goat, the sofa and Mr Swami' weaves together the two most discussed subjects in India – cricket and politics.

Review: Room
Review / April 9, 2011

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780330519922
[rating:4.5/5]

In any disaster - be it at a country level, or at a personal level - it is impossible to understand what the victim feels, unless one himself is a victim.

Review: The Quarantine Papers
Review / March 27, 2011

Author: Kalpish Ratna
Publisher: Harper Collins India
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9788172239145
[rating:4/5]

The Quarantine Papers is many things - a deftly plotted mystery that flirts with the speculative; a searing indictment of the communal hatred