Excerpt of the book Winning Like Sourav by Abhirup Bhattacharya. What makes Sourav Ganguly, the ‘Prince of Kolkata’, such a winner?

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Read the excerpt from the book - The Myth of Hastinapur. Draupadi was sitting at the makeshift Shiva temple erected near the boundary of Kurukshetra where the Pandavas had set up their camp...

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell   The book 'Winning Like Sachin' showcases and illustrates the various attributes of that make Sachin Tendulkar the role model, n Read the excerpt from the 5th chapter of the book. (To buy, Winning Like Sachin at the best price, click here.) DO WHAT YOU DO BEST… The fact that Sachin sc...

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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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Review: Beatrice and Virgil
Review / June 12, 2011

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Penguin India
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780670084517

Following the delightful and unconventional Life of Pi, Yann Martel’s Beatrice and Virgil was maybe unfairly burdened with expectations long before it’s release.

Review: Chanakya’s Chant
Review / May 29, 2011

Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789380658674
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Two political sagas – set in two different centuries – form the plot of Ashwin Sanghi’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant.

Review: The All Bengali Crime Detectives
Review / May 15, 2011

Author: Suparna Chatterjee
Publisher: Rupa & Co
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9788129117823

‘The All Bengali Crime Detectives’ (ABCD) is a breezy and light hearted mystery set in contemporary Kolkata.

Review: Only Time Will Tell
Review / May 8, 2011

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780330535670
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There are some writers and some books where in spite of knowing that this book will leave me hanging mid-way you just need to read them.

Review: The Man from Beijing
Review / April 30, 2011

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House Group
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781846552588

Henning Mankell’s The Man from Beijing advertises itself as a political thriller and a detective story spanning generations and continents.

Review: The Harappa Files
Review / April 23, 2011

Author: Sarnath Banerjee
Publisher: Haprer Collins India
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789350290316

‘The Harappa Files’, author Banerjee informs us in the opening pages of this hilarious book, are the result of the decade-long labours of the Greater Harappa Rehabilitation

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

Author: R Chandrasekar
Publisher: Hachette India
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789350090619

'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

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

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