Art, Art & Culture, Authors, featured, Indian Culture, Indian Literature, News, Opinion, Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House India

Growing Out Of The Cocoon

Greetings. I’d never have imagined that my book—and especially one written in my mother tongue—would be launched in the capital city of India. I have mixed feelings on this occasion. I cannot but be unhappy about the circumstances that occasioned this. However, I cannot turn my back in sadness. During the nightmarish time when my […]

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Global Issues, Interviews, Opinion, Penguin Random House India, Random House India, Spring Fever 2016

Pakistan is in the Eye of the Beholder – Day 3 At Spring Fever 2016

If the first two days at the Penguin Random House Spring Fever 2016 witnessed fantastic monologues by Ramachandra Guha and Sunil Khilnani, followed by a dynamic session of questions and answers, Day 3 at the open-air festival saw five highly opinionated achievers taking to the stage. Spring Fever Brings More Richness – And A Surprise! […]

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Indian Literature, Management, Opinion, Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House India, Quotes, Random House, Random House India, Reading

How to become a better writer

We all have a story to tell, or so they say. The problem is, for most people, getting your story out to the world. While only a fortunate few become bestselling authors earning millions of dollars a year from their writing, it is not impossible to enjoy success as a published writer in many other ways. Your dreams […]

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Authors, Biography, Current Affairs, History, Interview, Interviews, Journalism, News, Opinion, Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House India, Politics

The Author Talks: An interview with Coomi Kapoor

Coomi Kapoor has been writing as a journalist, writer and political commentator for more than four decades. Educated at the Royal Institute of Science and Boston University, she started her career at Motherland, a right wing newspaper in India. She has since served as Chief Editor and Special Correspondent for the Indian Express, the principal […]

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Leading Bloggers Talk About The Future of eReading

The Future of eReading As the world around us becomes increasingly digitised in every possible way, more and more people have begun to embrace reading on portable electronics such as Kindles, tablets, smartphones and, of course, on their personal computers. The trend brings up some inevitable questions: how much longer are those good ol’ paper books […]

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Authors, Opinion, Uncategorized

What Independence Means To Me

It is being dependent on no one but yourself. It mustn’t be confused with freedom. It is the power of imagination. It involves being ignorant at the right time. It brings terrifying responsibility and being responsive. It means you can seek any kind of (strange) love, the kind you want but don’t need. It is […]

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Authors, Cricket, Opinion

Amol Rajan – On Twirlymen

This week we have Amol Rajan, author of Twirlymen, on the book and about Twirlymen-  the great eccentrics of the ‘gentleman’s game’, i.e., cricket… Sitting in the Edrich Stand at Lord’s on a glorious first morning of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka, I took out my binoculars to watch Ajantha Mendis warming […]

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