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Published on 06-Feb-2016
Being Salman, Jasim Khan, Penguin, 2016, pp 235, Rs 599

This book delves into superstar Salman Khan's family lineage and his personal history to reveal interesting vignettes...

A fresh spy thriller

Published on 06-Feb-2016
The Marble  Collector, Cecelia Ahern, Harper Collins 2015, pp 290, Rs 350

This book about a marble collector has got to be one of the most intriguing pieces of fiction. The author, Cecelia Ahern...

Political drama

Published on 06-Feb-2016
The Honest Season , Kota Neelima , Random House  2016, pp 364, Rs 299

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever," the agent provocateur O'Brien tells...

A real scarefest

Published on 06-Feb-2016
Slade House, David Mitchell , Hachette 2015, pp 233 499

I came into Slade House without having read the formidable back catalogue of David Mitchell that includes cult classics such...

Testing truths

Published on 30-Jan-2016
In her book 'Goddess of Fire', Bharti Kirchner revisits a rare chapter in Indian history where love transcends racial differences.  Sumitra Kannan reviews the novel

Bharti Kirchner's Goddess of Fire is a fitting title for the story of a woman who escapes her fate as a sati...

Keep up the pace

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Sidney Sheldon's Reckless Tilly Bagshawe Harper Collins 2015, pp 405 399

It's a dangerous world out there. A terror organisation, calling itself Group 99, is hell-bent on creating mayhem...

Tale from a valley

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Meer Humra Quraishi Rupa 2015, pp 162 295

Humra Quraishi's novel Meer is set in the 1990s, right after the Babri Masjid incident. The protagonist...

Transformed relationships

Published on 30-Jan-2016
INVISIBLE INK Neelum Saran Gour Harper Collins 2015, pp 224 299

A journey of two friends amidst familial, social, and religious vicissitudes is the focus of Neelum Saran Gour's ...

A surreal read

Published on 23-Jan-2016
Collected Stories,  Naiyer Masud,  Penguin 2015, pp 696, Rs 899

Naiyer Masud's Collected Stories brings together the mysticism and surrealism latent in simple narration, which has made...

King of horror

Published on 23-Jan-2016
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Stephen King, Hodder & Stoughton 2015, pp 496, Rs 799

Stephen King has been called a master of the Horror genre, and justified it, for over 30 years. However, it's the writing...

Photo Gallery
Actress Priyanka Upendra  after inaugurating three days wedding essentials collection...

Actress Priyanka Upendra after inaugurating three days wedding essentials collection...

A woman holds the hand of a boy as they cross a temporary bridge made of bamboo on a canal...

A woman holds the hand of a boy as they cross a temporary bridge made of bamboo on a canal...

NSUI Workers pay tribute candle light tribute to Siachen soldier Lance Naik Hanamanthappa ...

NSUI Workers pay tribute candle light tribute to Siachen soldier Lance Naik Hanamanthappa ...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad...

Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Gold medalist Neeraj Kumar, silver medalist Gurpeet Singh and bronze medalist Mahender Singh...

Gold medalist Neeraj Kumar, silver medalist Gurpeet Singh and bronze medalist Mahender Singh...

Kavita Raut and Niotendra Singh Rawat of India shake hands during the 12th South Asian games 2016...

Kavita Raut and Niotendra Singh Rawat of India shake hands during the 12th South Asian games 2016...

Women Indian hockey players (blue )celebrate after scoring a goal against Srilanka (red ) during...

Women Indian hockey players (blue )celebrate after scoring a goal against Srilanka (red ) during...

Women hockey final match played between India(blue ) and Srilanka (red ) during the 12th South...

Women hockey final match played between India(blue ) and Srilanka (red ) during the 12th South...

Indian shooter, Chain Singh celebrates after winning gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Men's final...

Indian shooter, Chain Singh celebrates after winning gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Men's final...

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