RIP Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh… The first mention of this author for many would have been from the NCERT book of class 11 – ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ where the author gave the picture perfect portrayal of his grandmother. Until that time I had no idea about the nature of fame he had.   It’s just lately…

‘Two States’ In The League Of Books-To-Movies List
Books-to-movies seem to be the latest fad in Bollywood. And the best thing is that it has worked most of the times. Yes, we did watch flicks like ‘Saawariya’ which was a complete disaster; also flicks like ‘Aisha’ which was not so bad; and something like ‘3 Idiots’, a super hit. For the ones who…

Afro Asian Book Council at New Delhi World Book Fair
So, New Delhi World Book Fair is over. Hope you all attended and enjoyed too. The interested readers may read my musing on ‘New Delhi World Book Fair: What to expect?’ Having commented on the NDWBF as an event, I’m going to give you the details about the Afro-Asian Book Council that I attended at…

New Delhi World Book Fair: What To Expect?
New Delhi World Book Fair is one of the major calendar events in the publishing world that has been held for 41 years now. And as important as it is, this year Prints Books decided not to participate. Though I did visit the arena as a trade visitor and also attended the Annual General Meeting…

Is Advertising Really Necessary to Sell a Book?
If you pose this question to me, I would say ‘Hell yes!’ In fact in this age of internet, it becomes quite necessary for the authors/publishers to go for sound publishing of their book. It becomes quite a lot more essential for the newcomers and the ones who were like a flash in the pan…

Jaipur Literature Festival 2014
I know it’s a little late to write on ‘Jaipur Literature Festival’ given the fact that it’s a thing of the past now. But as they say if you’ve a thought, it’s never too late. And as it’s considered as ‘The Greatest Literary Show on Earth’ by the pros, so it kind of becomes a…

Jaipur aka ‘Pink City’ is the hot-spot any time of the year. One big reason for it would be its popularity as a cultural site. The forts and monuments in the city are world famous. Everybody is familiar of the historical sites like Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, et al.…

The year 2013 is finally going to bid us goodbye. But like every year, I’m sure this year too will be leaving us with many sweet memories that we are going to cherish every day. Personally, for me it has been an exciting year. And as I look back and run a flashback, I can…

Top five books of 2013
2013 is almost ready to bid us goodbye. While we are all set to welcome the New Year with full fun and fervour, we shouldn’t forget the things for which we can thank this passing year. And, why not mention books amongst those things! 2013 was indeed a special year from a literal point of…