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 ..

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Subhash Chandran’s novel ‘Samudrasila’ now available in book stores
Mathrubhumi Ramzan supplement release
Mathrubhumi Ramzan Special Supplement released
Girl Please stop Apologising
‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ – A book to teach you how to stop people-pleasing
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 ..

Lalu Prasad

Lalu Prasad’s upcoming memoir to tell all from Mandal Commission to Sonia to Nitish

New Delhi: With election fever mounting across the country, RJD boss Lalu Prasad will be spilling the beans on many inflection points ..


Poet AK Ramanujan's personal diaries to be out this week

The hitherto unpublished personal diaries and journals of late poet-scholar A.K. Ramanujan, who wrote in both English and Kannada, ..

Arundhati Roy

Indian writers, artistes appeal citizens to vote out hate politics

New Delhi: Over 200 writers and artistes including Arundhati Roy, Girish Karnad, Keki Daruwalla, T.M. Krishna, and Nayantara Sahgal ..


Read how Dawood Ibrahim's mentor transformed him into mafia boss

New Delhi: Had it not been for Khalid Khan Bachcha, Dawood Ibrahim would not have been Dawood; he would have perished in obscurity ..

poet award

Sugathakumari receives Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan Award

Thiruvananthapuram: Poet Sugathakumari has been presented with the Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan Award instituted by Kadammanita Ramakrishnan ..

rana dabbubati

‘Baahubali’ star Rana Daggubati teams up with ‘Amar Chitra Katha’

Hyderabad: Actor Rana Daggubati, who used to be an avid reader of Amar Chitra Katha books in childhood, has now come up with an Amar ..

book fair

India to be guest country at Paris Book Fair 2020

New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen Indo-French ties, India has been designated as the guest of honour at the Paris Book Fair in 2020, ..


Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics

Launched in 1959, the French comic classic 'Asterix' boasts having sold an unmatched 370 million copies in more than 100 languages ..


Novoneel Chakraborty's story from 'Cheaters' to be web series

A thrilling story from "Cheaters" - a 2018 anthology of nine short stories on modern-day infidelity - authored by Novoneel ..


Pinarayi Vijayan to launch collection of essays on Sabarimala issue

New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will launch a new book on Sabarimala issue on Friday at the state conference of Dalit ..


Apple CEO Tim Cook's biography to be launched in India this April

New Delhi: The India edition of the first biography of Apple CEO Tim Cook, 'Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level', ..


Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' sells 10 mn copies; makes history as most successful memoir

London: Former US First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" has sold over 10 million copies globally to date and ..

chetan bhagat

Chetan Bhagat announces new book "India Positive" on GST, corruption and more

Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat announced the launch of his new non-fiction book "India Positive", which comprises essays ..


Poet Sugathakumari bags CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize

Thiruvananthapuram: Renowned Malayalam poet and environmentalist Sugathakumari has been selected for 16th C. V. Kunhiraman Literary ..

nadia murad

From sex slave to Nobel laureate; Life story of Nadia Murad now available in Malayalam

Mathrubhumi Books has published a biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad in Malayalam titled ‘Njan Nadia Murad: Adimapenninte ..


‘Bells of Shangri-La’: Spy in monk's disguise and more tales from forbidden land

The non-fiction book ‘Bells of Shangri-La: Scholars, Spies, Invaders in Tibet’ penned by Parimal Bhattacharya and published ..


Anees Salim’s ‘The Small Town Sea’ to be adapted into movie by Director Shyamaprasad

Popular movie director Shyamaprasad is adapting Indian English author Anees Salim’s semi-autobiographical novel ‘The Small ..


‘Baahubali’ producers to adapt Manu Pillai’s ‘The Ivory Throne’ for screen

Producers of the super hit movie ‘Baahubali’ has optioned the audio-visual rights of Keralite English author Manu S’ ..


‘A Beautiful Corpse’: A reporter’s journey to solve her mother’s murder

Appealing characters and an insider's look at ethical journalism in the midst of newspaper cutbacks lend a solid foundation to ..


‘Home Boy’ author Naqvi's second novel relevant for South Asian geopolitics

Heavy on flourish, fleet-footed to the point of extreme convolution and desperately crammed with humour, H.M. Naqvi's second novel ..


Dr M Leelavathy bags Samskara Arts Society’s Literary Award

Chathannoor: Writer Dr. M. Leelavathy has been selected for this year’s Samskara Arts Society’s Literary Award. The award ..


MT Vasudevan Nair bags 2019 Puthoor Award

Thrissur: Renowned Malayalam author M. T. Vasudevan Nair has been selected for this year’s Puthoor Award instituted by Unnikrishnan ..


Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived next to US Afghan base, reveals new book

Kabul: Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that ..


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's biography to be adapted into web series

New Delhi: Indian politician Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's biography - 'The Man Who Saved India' by Hindol Sengupta - is all ..


I cannot write poems for money: Akkitham

Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri is a great poet living in contemporary times. Though he is 92, the poet is still busy penning new lines ..


Kashmiri warrior queen Didda remembered in new book

A valiant story set in the resplendent landscapes of 10th century Kashmir - "Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir" - remembers ..


New book reveals about serial killer Charles Shobhraj’s life

To find out whether the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj has a heart, from the mouth of his cardiac surgeon, one has to go through ..


Sacred yet erotic: Radha and her love for Krishna

The anthology ‘Finding Radha - The Dance for Love’ edited by Malashri Lal and Namita Gokhale and published by Penguin Random ..


Freedom is not a blank cheque: Prasoon Joshi

In the long run, every true artist recognises that life trumps art, and is therefore sensitive to both oneself as well as the faintest ..


Nayantara Sahgal unveils new novel, slams Modi

Veteran author Nayantara Sahgal unveiled her new novel "The Fate of Butterflies" at a function attended by bibliophiles and ..


Billionaire Sir Michael Moritz to become new funder of Booker Prize

London: Silicon Valley billionaire Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman's charitable foundation 'Crankstart' will ..


Maths hater, frying pan seller and finally celebrated bestseller author

All five novels penned were bestsellers. Six lakh copies of the first novel were sold. Rs 1.5 crore earned for the rights to film adaptation ..

van gogh

A thrilling novel on a stolen Van Gogh painting

The novel ‘The Heist Artist’, penned by Vish Dhamija and published by HarperCollins, opens in the art classroom of the ..

manav kaul

Actor-author Manav Kaul’s book on teenage love now available in English

A bittersweet ode to teenage love, when coyly-exchanged handwritten letters expressed newfound feelings of affection, reminds readers ..


Fragile bones, life in wheelchair; Shilpa fights destiny by rewriting own story

Shilpa is rewriting her own destiny by writing stories every day. Though her life is confined to a wheel chair due to weakness of legs, ..


No substitute for great storytelling: ‘Dark Blossom’ author Neel Mullick

Publishing one's first novel is often more complicated than what the process may seem but Neel Mullick, whose "Dark Blossom" ..


Heads, hands and hearts: How 'Globotics' will change worklife

Predictions about job crisis that the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence may unleash in developing as well as developed ..


Huge collection of novels pulls crowd at Mathrubhumi Book Festival

Neeleswaram: A wide collection of novels is awaiting the readers at the Book Festival organised at Riyaz Shopping Complex here. Novels ..


Nanak Singh's ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ banned by British to be launched in English

New Delhi: Nanak Singh, widely regarded as the father of the Punjabi novel, was present at the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919 when ..


Racism exists all over the world: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ author Shrabani Basu

New Delhi: "Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant" author Shrabani Basu says the subject ..


'A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There': Translation of Krishna Sobti's last novel to hit stands tomorrow

New Delhi: The English translation of 'Gujarat Pakistan Se, Gujarat Hindustan Tak', the last novel of eminent Hindi author ..


Class 6 student starts library for children in Kochi; Collects 2500 books in one month

Yashoda, a class 6 student, has been very fond of books and reading since a young age. Her father and artist Dinesh Shenoy took her ..


Ruskin Bond’s story to be adapted for film again by Vishal Bhardwaj

New Delhi: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj had adapted two of Ruskin Bond's stories for his movies - "The Blue Umbrella" (2005) ..

Salman rushdie

'Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie speaks on 30th year of fatwa calling for his murder

Thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist remains a figure of hate for extremists across ..


Amitabh Bachchan praises actor Govind Namdev during his book launch

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday night said that actor turned author Govind Namdev is not only a good actor but also a ..


There was an ugly line in 'Call Me by Your Name' I decided to remove: Aciman

Kolkata: American author Andre Aciman, whose celebrated novel 'Call Me by Your Name' (CMBYN) adapted onscreen by Luca Guadagnino ..

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond recalls charm of Agatha Christie’s books

Kolkata: Master storyteller Ruskin Bond, a connoisseur of the literary genre of mystery, on Saturday said writing can only be timeless ..

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R.K. Narayan deserved a Nobel Prize: Jeffrey Archer

Jaipur: Indian writer R.K. Narayan deserved a Nobel Prize for his writings, said renowned British author Jeffrey Archer here on Saturday ..


Send a 'Letter to the Writer': MBIFL gives opportunity to contact your favourite authors

Thiruvananthapuram: The second edition of to be held in Kanakakkunnu in Thiruvananthapuram from January 31 to February 3 has planned ..

book release

M K Muneer releases entomologist T C Narendran Commemoration Volume

Kozhikode: The release of T C Narendran Commemoration Volume was convened by Prof. T C Narendran Trust for Animal Taxonomy at Malabar ..

dot book

Aditi Mittal happy to be featured in children's book ‘The Dot That Went for a Walk’

Comedian Aditi Mittal, who features in a children's book "The Dot That Went for a Walk", says she is glad to be a part ..


Dalit Literature Festival to take place at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College

A two-day Dalit Literature Festival will take place at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College in New Delhi on February 3 and will ..


Ruskin Bond's ghost stories to be made into web series

Ruskin Bonds ghost stories will be coming to life with web series titled "Parchayee - Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond". The ..

book fair

New Delhi World Book Fair 2019 to start from Saturday with Sharjah as guest

The 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has the UAE's third largest emirate Sharjah as its 2019 guest ..

Sunitha Wilson

Here’s Sunitha, the author who completed a novel within 10 days in flood relief camp

Thrissur Kuriachira native Sunitha Wilson is the author of the novel ‘Maya Vipanchika’ for which late CPM leader Simon ..


Meet N Shamnad, the author-cum-seller

Thrissur: Those who buy books from the street seller in front of the Sahitya Akademi in the city may get stunned after seeing the author’s ..


Five books to pick for New Year 2019

As 2018 speeds by, bibliophiles will have an opportunity to ring out the old and ring in the new with major literary festivals, awards ..


'Bullocks from the West': The South, its land, its lore in technicolour

If you are living a life in urban India, which passes like a blur each time you open your eyes, the stories in N.A Muthuswamy's ..


MBIFL 2019 to welcome Latin American writers and Vilayat Khan music

Thiruvananthapuram: The second edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL-2019) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..


‘Priya's Mirror’, superhero comic on acid attack victims, to come to Delhi

A tale of "courage and overcoming societal ridicule" by acid attack survivors will be presented in an upcoming exhibition ..


Cartoonist RK Laxman's book to be made into web series

Filmmaker Vishesh Bhatt will be producing a web series based on late R.K. Laxman’s book "Servants of India". The book ..


Comic book on Dara Singh depicts him as real life superhero, says son Vindu

Mumbai: Actor Vindu Dara Singh said comic book "Epic Journey of the Great Dara Singh" presents the late wrestler, actor and ..


Malala was not impressed by Time magazine ranking, father reveals in book

When Malala Yousafzai came to know that she was on the cover of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2013, it hardly ..


How can Deepa Nisanth teach students, asks T. Padmanabhan

Kozhikode: Writer T. Padmanabhan asked how can Deepa Nisanth teach students after being involved in the poetry plagiarism row. Despite ..


Modi 'unmade' India: Yaswant Sinha in no-holds-barred book

GDP numbers are misleading, RBI's autonomy is in extreme danger and demonetisation is the biggest banking scam, former finance ..

MBIFL 2019

MBIFL to be a confluence of international authors and literature

Kozhikode: The second edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL), the union of letters, ideas and gratifying ..


175th year of ‘A Christmas Carol’ makes this Christmas brighter

Everyone is in a mood to celebrate Christmas and the tunes of carols have already filled the air. But this Christmas season would be ..


"Asma's Indian Kitchen" - The story of an Indian immigrant restaurateur

UK-based restaurant owner Asma Khan's book "Asma's Indian Kitchen" has been launched New Delhi for Indian readers ..


Nuts and Bolts - Exploring tech-infused education

There are no excuses for not improving your English. In the age of digital invasion, , a progressive web app designed by Dr Premanand, ..

Santhosh Echikkanam

Writer Santhosh Echikkanam granted bail after arrest

Kasaragod: Writer Santhosh Echikkanam has been granted bail by the district sessions court here following his arrest on charges of ..

little things

Dhruv and Kavya again; “Little Things” web series made into book

Ending the long wait of the fans, Dice Media's popular web series “Little Things” has been adapted into a book under ..

Nadiya Murad

From sex slave to Nobel Peace Laureate; Nadiya Murad recounts her story

She suffered at the hands of the Islamic State, was held captive as a sex slave, but went on to become a human rights campaigner and ..