Neev Lit Fest

Neev Lit Fest 2019 for children to be held in Bengaluru in September

Bengaluru: It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers ..

Sudha Murty
Sudha Murty's books to be donated to public libraries marking her b’day
William Dalrymple latest book
William Dalrymple's latest book 'The Anarchy' to release on Sept 10
Marvel Superheroes now available in book format!
Manu Pillai

Manu Pillai to explore 18th-19th century India in his next book

New Delhi: Acclaimed for his ability to capture unique perspectives of Indian history, best-selling author Manu S. Pillai will look ..

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor gets trolled by Twitterati for sharing his 'Shakespeare look' amid flood

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been subjected to severe criticism and trolls for an untimely tweet he put up during the rain havoc ..


2018 Kerala floods signalled ecological devastation of Western Ghats, says new book

New Delhi: The floods that devastated large parts of Kerala in 2018 were not an isolated, freak phenomenon; rather they signalled something ..

Toni Morrison

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison passes away

Washington: Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison, who chronicled the African American experience through her novels "Beloved", ..

vijayaraja mallika

Transgender poet Vijayaraja Mallika’s book included in Madras University syllabus

Chennai: The Department of Malayalam at Madras University has created history by including in their syllabus a collection of poems ..

Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar's dramatic life exposed in her biography by former schoolmate

From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a "serendipitous" ..

Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen exposes man at centre of Zomato row

New Delhi: Amit Shukla, who cancelled his order from food ordering app Zomato because he was assigned a "non-Hindu" delivery ..

Edward Snowden memoir

US whistle-blower Snowden's first ever memoir to be published on Sep 17

New Delhi: Edward Snowden's memoir "Permanent Record" will be published globally by Macmillan Publishers on September ..

Ravish Kumar

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Manila: Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian ..

Sahitya Akademi

Sahitya Akademi invites entries for 2020 Yuva Puraskar

New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters, has opened entries for Yuva Puraskar 2020 for publishers and young Indian ..

Ruskin Bond

Writer Ruskin Bond releases latest book amid school students

Noida: Celebrated author Ruskin Bond released his latest book "Words from My Window - A Journal" amid his young admirers ..

n s madhavan

First woman legislator in India was Keralite; writer NS Madhavan corrects Google Doodle

Writer N. S. Madhavan took to Twitter to correct a Google Doodle. The Google Doodle on July 30 had honoured the first woman legislator ..

sunny wayne

Actor Sunny Wayne gifts books to Kozhikode Zamorins school to promote reading

Actor Sunny Wayne contributed 500 books to the students of Kozhikode Zamorin Higher Secondary School as part of ‘My Classroom, ..


Salman Rushdie's yet-to-be-published 'Quichotte' longlisted for 2019 Booker Prize

British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie's yet-to-be-published novel "Quichotte" has made it to the longlist of this year's ..

Balraj Sahni biography

Actor Balraj Sahni's biography by son to hit stands in August

New Delhi: Untold stories from the life and times of renowned film and stage actor Balraj Sahni will now be told in his biography written ..

Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's Indian residence permit extended for 1 more year

New Delhi: The Indian government has again extended the residence permit of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for one ..

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi was 2nd most prominent karsevak: Ex-Home Secy reveals in new book

New Delhi: Several opportunities for saving the Babri Masjid were lost, as neither the Rajiv Gandhi government, the V.P. Singh government ..

Rafeeq Ahmed song  book release

Singer Jayachandran releases compilation of lyricist Rafeeq Ahmed’s songs

Thrissur: Singer P. Jayachandran released a compilation of film songs penned by lyricist Rafeeq Ahmed by handing over the books to ..

Katy Yocom

Ranthambore's most famous tiger ‘Machali’ inspires a book on human survival

New Delhi: At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following ..

Mandira Bedi

Actor Mandira Bedi's memoir 'Happy for No Reason' to come out in 2020

Mumbai: Popular TV host and actor Mandira Bedi's memoir "Happy for No Reason" will hit the bookshelf in 2020. The English-language ..

mobile library

Books on wheels; Sri Ramakrishna Ashram opens mobile library

Thiruvalla: The Sri Ramakrishna Ashram has started a mobile library to promote reading. Only the books published by Sri Ramakrishna ..

Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions in his autobiography

He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative ..

Sudha Murty

Infosys chairperson Sudha Murty to launch children's trilogy on her pet dog

New Delhi: Literary publisher HarperCollins India announced the acquisition of a three-book series titled, "The Gopi Diaries" ..

Nehru and budhni

Nehru’s ‘bride’ is still alive!

Kozhikode: “A river is flowing down as waves and whirlpools through the open door! I held my breath. She is not coming alone ..

Paul Zacharia

Writer Zacharia bags Malayattoor Memorial Award

Thiruvananthapuram: The collection of stories ‘Then’ penned by Paul Zacharia has been selected for the Malayattoor Ramakrishnan ..

Little Wild Library

‘Little Wild Library’: Forest dept arranges bookstalls for tourists in Thekkady

Kumily (Idukki): The forest Department has arranged two small bookstalls for the tourists who visit Thekkady. Two bookstalls named ..

Basheer and letter

Vaikom Muhammed Basheer had no idea of his exact age!

“I don’t know how old I am right now. My father had scripted our horoscopes. But after his death, my younger brother set ..

Vaikom Muhammed Basheer

Today is Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s 25th death anniversary; real life characters to remember him

Vaikom: It is 25 years on Friday since the renowned Malayalam writer Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s demise. A commemoration ceremony ..

Balachandran Chullikkad release Ashitha's books

Ashitha’s letter motivated me to live: Balachandran Chullikkad

Thrissur: Poet Balachandran Chullikkad said that it was the letter sent by writer Ashitha that motivated him to live further during ..

literary award

Aymanam John, VJ James receive OV Vijayan Memorial Literary Awards

Palakkad: The first ever O. V. Vijayan Memorial Literary Awards instituted by the O. V. Vijayan Memorial Trust was handed over to the ..

Vajpayee book

‘Vajpayee wanted Pakistan Army camp hit after Parliament attack’ Former Navy Chief reveals in book

New Delhi: A book authored by the then Navy chief says that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to hit a Pakistani Army camp ..


India's first children's lit fest 'Bookaroo' to debut in Gangtok

Kolkata: With as many as 21 speakers, 59 sessions including storytelling, drama, workshops, art and craft, Bookaroo - India's first ..

Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar's biography to release on July 26

New Delhi: The death on January 17, 2014 of Sunanda Pushkar, businesswoman and wife of writer and politician Shashi Tharoor, was as ..

Manu Pillai

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai in his latest book

Mahatma Gandhi had expressed the opinion that a human life could span 125 years and that he would quite like to live that long. "If ..

anupam kher

Actor Anupam Kher's autobiography to hit stands on August 5

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher's autobiography "Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly" will hit the stands on August ..

Baba Ramdev book

Baba Ramdev announces first official autobiography on Yoga Day

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday, yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced his first official autobiography, titled ..

Manu Joseph book

Indian English author Manu Joseph’s novel to be adapted into TV series

Indian English author Manu Joseph’s novel ‘Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous’ published in 2017 is going to be adapted ..

tovino thomas

Who is Tovino's favourite author?

I took reading habit seriously since the last phase of my graduation. It started when I found a book lost by someone. We rented ..

T Padmanabhan

My ashes will be immersed by a Muslim man - T. Padmanabhan

Haripad: Writer T. Padmanabhan disclosed that as he has no children, he has entrusted a Muslim man to immerse his ashes in Bharathappuzha ..

Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's ‘Hungry Ghosts’ comics to be animated TV show

New York: It's been a year since celebrated chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain's tragic death but fans may now have ..


Mumbai's dabbawalas featured in comic book for second time

Mumbai: For the second time in six years, Mumbai's much-adored and globally-famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been ..

Sugathakumari and tribal women

With bundle of love, tribal women from Krishnavanam visit poet Sugathakumari

Thiruvananthapuram: Tribal women Maruthi and Rami from Krishnavanam in Attappadi came to visit poet Sugathakumari on knowing the recent ..

Sahitya Akademi

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar

New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar. In all 45 individuals will be ..


Braille library for visually impaired soon to open in Malappuram

Malappuram: A library for the books in Braille script to help the visually impaired will soon be set up in Malappuram. This will ..

Sreedharan Pallikkara

Writer Sreedharan Pallikkara passes away

Thikkodi (Kozhikode): Poet and storywriter Sreedharan Pallikkara alias Pallikkaramanattil Sreedharan Master passed away on Thursday ..

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh conferred with Jnanpith award

New Delhi: Renowned author Amitav Ghosh was awarded the 54th Jnanpith Award for his contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature ..


No flowers for me after death, Just give me love when alive: Sugathakumari

Thiruvananthapuram: Poet and environmentalist Sugathakumari has stated that she does not want any funeral ceremonies to be held after ..

OV Vijayan

Entries invited for O. V. Vijayan Literary Award 2019

Entries have been invited for O. V. Vijayan Literary Award for the year 2019. This year, the award will be given to the best novel ..

costliest pearl

China getting assertive in Indian Ocean, says new book

New Delhi: China is building a string of influence - military and political -- in the Indian Ocean region and much will depend on how ..


Ashitha’s three books republished by Mathrubhumi Books

Ashitha is one of the rare writers who did not bother about writing stories to reach the target of the year. She wrote only once in ..

world cup book

Ashis Ray pens down Indian Cricket's journey in World Cups in new book

New Delhi: Celebrated cricket broadcaster Ashis Ray has come out with a new book titled "Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge", ..

The Modern Monk

Book on Swami Vivekananda to get screen adaptation

Mumbai: "The Modern Monk", a book about Swami Vivekananada's relevance to present-day life and times, is set to be ..

Sajeev Edathadan

Sajeev Edathadan's 'Kodakarapuranam' from his work place in Dubai

Sajeev Edathadan a.k.a. ‘Vishalamanaskan’ works at Jebel Ali and resides at Kodakara, and connects with his readers through ..

Annie Zaidi

Indian English author Annie Zaidi wins $100,000 worth international award

London: Indian writer Annie Zaidi was on Wednesday announced as the 2019 winner of the $100,000 Nine Dots Prize, a prestigious book ..

Leonard Cohan and Love letter

Poet Leonard Cohen's love letters to girlfriend to be auctioned

New York: A largely unknown archive of over 50 love letters from Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) to his ..

hydrangea novel

A woman's naked body in bedroom with pink hydrangea flowers spread all over!

Haritha got down from the treadmill. Her whole body was covered in sweat. She swept away the sweat beads on her face using a hand towel ..

Jokha Alharthi and book

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize

London: Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," ..

Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

Poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri turns 80; Mathrubhumi publishes two books as tribute

Thiruvananthapuram: Poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri turns 80 on Monday. Disciples, friends and readers will join together at Bharath ..

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond recollects 1947 Partition in his memoir

Life for some thirteen-year-olds even now, in many ways, could mirror what popular children's author Ruskin Bond recalls in his ..


Controversy over writer Ashitha’s interview: Brother refutes statements; colleagues support

A controversy erupted after late writer Ashitha’s brother Santhosh Nair published a note of disagreement in a leading Malayalam ..

self help guide to weight loss

Actress Anushka Shetty co-authors self-help guide to weight loss

New Delhi: It's easy to wait for a magic weight-loss pill as many online advertisements tend to promise customers than to alter ..

Paulo Coelho

My parents did not encourage me to become a writer: Paulo Coelho

Celebrated author Paulo Coelho says his parents did not encourage him to become a writer as they thought that he would starve to death ..


'Hannibal' author's sixth thriller to release tomorrow

New Delhi: The creator of the widely-familiar fictional character Hannibal Lecter, which featured in the Oscar-winning "Silence ..


Poet K Satchidanandan bags Kaliyachan Award

Renowned poet K. Satchidanandan has been selected for the Kaliyachan Award instituted by Mahakavi P Foundation in the name of P Kunhiraman ..

Shoukath Sahajotsu

‘Koodum Koottum’ - Teachings that transcend time

Kozhikode: Malayalam philosophical and mystical writer Shoukath Sahajotsu’s new book ‘Koodum Koottum’ (The Nest and ..

Divya and status

College teacher uploads an entire novel as WhatsApp status

A teacher has opened the door to the world of reading for the public through her WhatsApp status. Dr. M. Divya, a guest lecturer of ..

Anil Emage and Laila Saein

Wayanad's odd library is a wonder world of Soviet books

A few decades ago, Malayali readers had many books from Soviet Union in their list of favourites. After the fall of the communist empire, ..

subhash chandran

Subhash Chandran’s novel ‘Samudrasila’ now available in book stores

Kochi: The sale of ‘Samudrasila’, the latest Malayalam novel by award winning author Subhash Chandran, has started. This ..

Mathrubhumi Ramzan supplement release

Mathrubhumi Ramzan Special Supplement released

Malappuram: In connection with the holy month of Ramzan, Mathrubhumi released a Ramzan Special Supplement on Sunday. Panakkad Sayed ..

Girl Please stop Apologising

‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ – A book to teach you how to stop people-pleasing

"Like many other women, I'm still in the process of overcoming a lifetime of people-pleasing, “that’s how the ..

deepa nishanth

Poetry plagiarism by Deepa Nisanth: UGC issues notice to college principal

Thrissur: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice to the principal of Sree Kerala Varma College in connection with ..

Book on Virat Kohli

Book on Virat Kohli's success slated to release soon

New Delhi: An upcoming book will spell the life story of India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli as he went from being the chubby-cheeked ..

Kottayam Pushpanath

Kottayam Pushpanath's 1st death anniversary today

‘Detective Pushparaj’ is one of the popular characters in Malayalam literature who is always cherished by the readers ..

Jairam Ramesh, VK

Jairam Ramesh pens biography of diplomat-politician VK Krishna Menon

New Delhi: Former union minister and writer Jairam Ramesh is penning the biography of celebrated Indian nationalist, diplomat, and ..

Singer Prince memoir

7-time Grammy winner Prince's memoir to hit stands in October

The memoir of American singer-songwriter Prince, who died in April 2016, will hit the stands on October 29. As per the publisher, it ..


‘Queens of Crime’ – Know 10 violent women criminals in India

New Delhi: Sushant Singh, host of "Savdhaan India", crime-based reality show, along with his co-author Kulpreet Yadav will ..


Now, Google Assistant to read stories to your kids

There is good news for parents. If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant ..

Abhinanadan Varthaman

Industrialist releases digital compilation of poems on IAF Commander Abhinandan

Thiruvananthapuram: A digital version of literary works on Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman compiled by the ..


Chinese artist writes book using only emoticons

Valencia (Spain): "Book from the Ground" is a book written using only emoticons by Chinese artist Xu Bing that illustrates ..


Rana Dasgupta bags Tagore Literary Prize for ‘Solo’

New Delhi: The second edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel "Solo", ..


Salman Rushdie's new novel inspired by Spanish classic 'Don Quixote'

Spanish classic "Don Quixote", which remains the most-translated book in the world after the Bible, has inspired a new novel ..

Lajo Joseph

Lajo Jose turned writer quitting corporate job

Lajo Jose had entered the world of writing leaving his job in the corporate industry. He began his journey as a screenplay writer. ..

Ariff and Mammootty

Mammootty releases book written by MLA AM Ariff

Kochi: Actor Mammootty released the book ‘Ente Theranjedutha Niyamasabha Prasangangalum Madhyama Idapedalukalum’ (My Selected ..


Superstar Rajinikanth seen with Anand Neelakantan's ‘Asura’ in Kaala and he is delighted

Anand Neelakantan is one of the most read writers in India. His debut novel ‘Asura’ is retelling of the epic Ramayana and ..


India to be guest of honour at Abu Dhabi book fair

Abu Dhabi: India will be the guest of honour at the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair that will be held in the ..


Yes, you can lose weight having your favourite food!

There are many people who perceive losing weight as a herculean task. Some even experiment with new tips and tricks. Experiments do ..

Subhash Chandran

Subhash Chandran’s latest novel 'Samudrasila' to hit stands soon; Pre-book for signed copy

Noted Malayalam writer Subhash Chandran, the author of the award winning novel ‘Manushyanu Oru Aamukham’, has penned another ..

babu paul

This is the book written by Babu Paul after 22 years of long research

The late former additional chief secretary Dr. D. Babu Paul is the author of the first Bible Dictionary in Malayalam 'Veda Shabda ..


Three books to read this election season

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There ..

soochiyum noolum

Comments on RSS-Sangh Parivar: Magazine of Thrissur Law College censored

Thrissur: An allegation has been raised that the magazine of Thrissur Law College titled ‘Soochiyum Noolum’ (Needle and ..


This is the book which Vivek Oberoi gifted to Jhanvi in ‘Lucifer’

Actor Prithviraj’s directorial debut ‘Lucifer’ shows a scene in which the character Bobby played by Bollywood actor ..


Who is Goodknight Mohan? Read what Mohanlal has to say…

I have always felt that we need immense courage to do two things: to commit suicide and to write a memoir. The first one is the moment ..


Do werewolves really exist? A detective finds bizarre truths in his mission

‘The Department of Sensitive Crimes’ penned by Alexander McCall Smith and published by Hachette is a thriller that centres ..


For those who tried but failed to meditate peacefully, here's a stress relief guide

The book ‘Stress Less, Accomplish More: The 15-Minute Meditation Programme for Extraordinary Performance’ written by Emily ..