Know How Smriti Irani Won Amethi

April 3, 2022 8:43 pm

Irani’s intervention in another issue that the people of Amethi faced for several years is symbolic of how, for Irani, Amethi wasn’t simply an electoral battlefield. Pipri is a village in Amethi district encompassing an area of approximately five and a half square kilometers. When Irani visited Pipri during her 2014 campaign, the residents bluntly […]

AMA To Host Book Fair of Their In-house Publication And Best Seller Books

March 23, 2022 10:56 am

AMA is one of those associations that promotes the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience, and the management ideas are practiced through various activity centers. Marcus Tullius Cicero said it right when he said, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” This event is a must visit for all bookworms as […]

Welcome Madam Prime Minister; Latest Book By Seema Goswami 

March 18, 2022 4:03 pm

Senior journalist and novelist Seema Goswami is with her second novel; this one is a racy political thriller ‘Madam Prime Minister’.  The book revolves around a 29-year-old woman, Asha Devi, who becomes the Prime Minister.  Goswami’s fiction novel explores various themes such as political dynasties, conflicts, romance, media industry and the lust for power in […]

India’s National Academy Of Letters Publishes A Book Length Of Poem ‘Monsoon’ By Indian Poet- Diplomat Abhay K

March 14, 2022 6:16 pm

Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters has published a book-length poem ‘Monsoon’ by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. on the occasion of its 68th anniversary. Sahitya Akademi was established on 12th March in 1954. Its logo was designed by Satyajit Ray himself and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was its first President. The first book published by […]

Books, Priyanshi Patel’s First Love

February 13, 2022 12:01 pm

She may be a mover-and-shaker in the corporate world, but books remain the ‘first love’ of Priyanshi Patel, founder, Olixir oils and Karma Foundation. Patel says she inherited the hobby of reading from her mother and has been a voracious reader all her life. “My earliest memory of reading is the Chicken Soup series. I […]

Truthfully Books: Top Ten Winter Reads

January 14, 2022 9:33 pm

Top Ten Winter Reads As the temperature reaches single digits outside, it is the perfect time to cosy up with a warm book. The following is a curated list of fiction, non-fiction and even some poetry included for good measure to keep you entertained and indoors for longer. Some new and some old reads that […]

Top 10 Books of 2021

December 30, 2021 6:24 pm

As this year comes to a close, I have curated a list of the ten most thought-provoking, unputdownable prose that you should carry with you to the new year. A mix of novels and memoirs, the indelible quality of writing have contributed to making these books not only the best of this year but perhaps […]

Damon Galgut’s The Promise wins Booker Prize 2021

November 6, 2021 6:00 pm

His third nomination proved the charm for South African author and playwright Damon Galgut, who was awarded the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel The Promise. Galgut had made it to the Booker shortlist in 2003 for his novel The Good Doctor and in 2010 for his novel In A Strange Room. In […]

Top 10 Philosophy books of all time

October 29, 2021 5:15 pm

Philosophy as a subject is proof of the evolution of human beings beyond hunters and gatherers to becoming the most powerful organisms in the world. This title was not won by brawn but by brainpower. The idea that humans can think, analyze and use these thoughts to govern their decisions overriding their primal instincts, is […]

Top 10 Memoirs Of All Time

October 18, 2021 11:56 am

To write a memoir isn’t just about opening up one’s life to the readers, but it serves as a map to one’s soul. It is their account of the incidents that punctuated their life. Memories forgotten, dusted off and then recounted in a way utterly endemic to them. Below are the memoirs that encompassed the […]

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize In Literature

October 7, 2021 5:57 pm

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”. Gurnah, who grew up on the island of Zanzibar but arrived in England as a refugee in the […]

Top 10 Self-improvement Books Of All Time

October 3, 2021 12:42 pm

Over time the perception of self-help/ self-improvement books has changed substantially. What started as an impulse purchase at an airport stall has now become the source of people’s life philosophies and mantras. Nuggets of wisdom are readily available through the condensation of the author’s life or astute observations. It offers an alternative path and often […]

Difficulties in Love

September 26, 2021 12:52 pm

I had spoken about Elias Canetti’s novel, Auto Da Fe, in my earlier column about marital relationships. In fact, Elias Canetti, Nobel laureate, has another fascinating small book in his oeuvre. This is Kafka’s Other Trial. In this rivetting read, Canetti talks about the problems between Franz Kafka and his fiancée, Felice. Canetti traces how […]

Revisit the world of Ramayana through an unordinary travelogue

September 1, 2021 6:40 pm

Book review by Ashutosh Kumar Thakur Most people would claim reading and traveling are two of their hobbies, but reading a travelogue is not exactly a cup of tea for most people. And expectedly, most readers were skeptical to read the book when recommended. ‘I started the book expecting only to get through the first […]

‘Ek Desh Barah Duniya’ talks about differences between rural and urban India

August 11, 2021 2:31 pm

Is it elitist to talk in terms of India and Bharat? Are Bharat and India merely two names and one nation or is the divide between the politically, economically and socially haves and have-nots more visible in practical terms? Devdutt Pattanaik, one of my favourites, has often tried answering in his simple, yet scholarly fashion. […]

The Top 10 Thrillers of all time

August 6, 2021 9:06 pm

It is an aspect of the human condition – the need to be enthralled, to have adrenaline coursing through the veins, to have the heart skip a beat. For most of us, fortunately, our lives are pretty humdrum, so we search for this excitement elsewhere. Be it by jumping out of a plane mid-air or […]

Political revelations of a Rude Life

July 17, 2021 2:43 pm

Days before her assassination, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had apparently communicated to then President Giani Zail Singh to have Rajiv Gandhi sworn-in “if anything happened” to her. In his riveting, soon to be published autobiography, A Rude Life — The Memoirs (Penguin Viking), author-columnist Vir Sanghvi has written that Zail Singh told him that Indira […]

Top 10 Classics of all time

July 16, 2021 3:25 pm

What makes a novel a classic? It’s the stories that stand the test of time. That can be read decades later and still hold significance. Some prose holds relevance momentarily but can feel dated later, but a classic transcends this. It has its brand of universality and readability. The truly challenging part of curating this […]

Truthfully Books

July 12, 2021 6:31 pm

You can never start reading too early with your kids. As a newborn, it ensures one-on-one bonding time with the baby and exposes their brain to accelerated cognitive development. Your child’s brain is like a sponge; the younger they are, the quicker they can soak in information. Reading introduces rhythm, vocabulary, inflections of tone and […]