Immersed in aerodynamics, material science, structural analysis and the like, an aeronautical engineer would be the last person expected to be a successful and long-lasting novelist.
The voices from the city of Chennai
Chennai-born Bharatanatyam dancer and writer Tulsi Badrinath whose roots lie in Uttar Pradesh has come out with a new book, which narrates stories of people who call the southern metropolis home.
I am not an artist: Gulzar
Legendary lyricist-poet Gulzar, who has revealed a new side of him with his charcoal sketches published for the first time, says he doesn't consider himself as an artist.
Kolkata mourns writer Suchitra Bhattacharya's death
Leading authors and intellectuals on Wednesday condoled the death of famed Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya, saying her passing away has left a big void in the world of literature.
Author Sangeeta Bahadur creates a mythical wonderland
Retelling of mythologies isn't new to Indian audiences, but when an author chooses to create a fantasy world drawing from classical Indian mythology one does take notice, especially when author Sangeeta Bahadur's offering is part of a trilogy.
Vikas Khanna to present 16-kg cookbook to world leaders
Vikas Khanna's 16-kg book on cuisine for festivals and rituals of Indian communities will be unveiled at Cannes, after which the Michelin star chef will get 12 of its copies signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be gifted to world leaders.
Journalism as literature: The writings of Ryszard Kapuscinski
Journalism, or especially news reporting, is a rather ephemeral form of literary expression, concerned as it is with bare facts of a developing situation in a terse and concise style.
Stolen first edition of '100 Years of Solitude' found
A signed first edition of "100 Years of Solitude" by Nobel-Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was recovered, a week after it was stolen at a Colombia book festival, officials said.
Lord Ram's birthplace Ayodhya is in Pakistan?
Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindu warrior-god Ram, is in Pakistan, claims a book by a top Muslim leader.
Meera Syal receives CBE for drama, literature services
Meera Syal has received a CBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for her services to drama and literature.
A former model, journo and editor of some of the most revered celebrity and gossip magazines, Shobha De is a prominent author and high-flying socialite (just like many of the leading female characters in her books). Erotic, provocative and sometimes even thought provoking, Shobha De’s writing style is signature, fierce and individualistic and is not restricted to the bounds of literary decorum and norms.