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Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge
Rs 499

Before Harsha Bhogle there was Ashis Ray. He was the only Asian ball-by-ball commentator on BBC’s coverage of the 1979 and 1983 Cricket World Cup. Ashis Ray is the seniormost active Indian broadcaster and writer on cricket.

Super Sikh to the rescue!

Describing how hard it is for children today to live with good values, Eileen Alden — one-half of the creators of Super Sikh — describes Deep Singh, the 20-something turbaned superhero as a cross between Batman and Jason Bourne.

Snap judgment, with elan

A newspaper column is, by definition, something current and immediate. The writer gets an opportunity to offer instant analysis on a matter that is in the news, thus helping shape opinions and perceptions. It is an enviable job.

‘Compactness has its own allure’

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A self-professed bibliophile and a language enthusiast, Shivangi Ramsay’s latest Straight from a Lover’s Heart is her first short story anthology, post her debut novel.

Glitzerland decoded

Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira  (Photo: Vishav)

After proving his mettle as an actor, singer, lyricist, Ayushmann Khurrana turns writer with a book co-authored with his wife Tahira

Thrills of the subversive kind

Kiran Nagarkar is known for his path-breaking fiction in Marathi and English. A recent newspaper survey found that Ravan & Eddie and Cuckold were counted amongst the finest fictional works written by an Indian, while Khushwant Singh said that Cuckold was the best Indian novel written.

Be in charge of your good luck


In his first non-fiction foray, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi demysitifies the idea of luck as something elusive and beyond our control

‘The trick to write is to look within’

Ashay Abbhi

He lives two lives, alternating between dream and reality, between the outer and the inner world. A research analyst by profession, Ashay Abbhi seems to have done it all, or at least a lot.

‘There’s nothing like being alone’

Photo: From Ruskin Bond The Mussoorie Years; Published by Niyogi Books

Drawing upon a lifetime’s experience in the hills and small towns of North India, Ruskin Bond records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.