Children’s literature is now being taken seriously: Ruskin Bond

 Keeping children riveted to a book is not an easy task and requires responsibility and sensitivity, legendary author Ruskin Bond, who at 81 has more than 150 titles to his credit, says. The popular storyteller is also gratified by the fact that children’s literature has grown impressively and is now taken seriously by publishers.

JK Rowling's 'bush-trimming' blamed for traffic 'chaos'
JK Rowling's 'bush-trimming' blamed for traffic 'chaos'

 J.K. Rowling is now being blamed for a four day traffic disruption outside her Edinburgh housewhile having her Leylandii bush trimmed back.

Jaipur Literary Festival travels to U.S. this year

From the plains of the pink city, the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) plans to move to the United States of America this year. Boulder in the state of Colorado will be the host city for JLF this September.

I have not been offered 'Half Girlfriend': Varun Dhawan
I have not been offered 'Half Girlfriend': Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan has denied reports that he will star in Mohit Suri's "Half Girlfriend", saying he has not been offered the romantic film.

The mesmeric allure of mysterious book titles

"What's in a name?" asks fair Juliet in Shakespeare's play of star-crossed lovers, questioning the relation between what we name something and its attributes (and in the process, giving birth to an important aspect of linguistic philosophy).It is undeniable that names are an arbitrary description

Twinkle Khanna turns author!

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New Delhi: Bollywood's Mrs Funny Bones aka actress Twinkle Khanna is now turning into a full-time author with her first book titled 'Mrs Funnybones' ready to hit the markets. The book is right now open for pre-order bookings online.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' author pens new romantic novel

"Fifty Shades of Grey" author EL James has revealed she has written a new romantic novel and is halfway through writing another.

Book Review: The Patels of Filmindia: Pioneers of Indian Film Journalism

A captivating account of activist film journalism of 1930s-onward

Holly Madison wants to inspire women

Model Holly Madison says she wrote her biography "Down the Rabbit Hole" to help other women by sharing her story.

Shonda Rhimes to publish first memoir 'Year of Yes'

Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind popular television shows like "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder", is set to publish her first memoir "Year of Yes" in November this year.

J K Rowling takes on homophobic trolls on Twitter
J K Rowling takes on homophobic trolls on Twitter

Acclaimed author JK Rowling has taken to Twitter troll after they linked her "Harry Potter" character Albus Dumbledore with Lord Of The Rings' Gandalf as gay partners.

Comic book king Stan Lee to come out with graphic memoir

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee will tell the story of his extraordinary life with the same inimitable energy and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics in a unique graphic format.

Julianna Margulies to author children's picture book

"Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies will pen "Three Magic Balloons", a picture book for children.

Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

Another Clinton is becoming an author. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!" the publisher announced yesterday.

Fans tweet best wishes on Ruskin Bond's 81st birthday
Fans tweet best wishes on Ruskin Bond's 81st birthday

 As Mussoorie-based author Ruskin Bond turned 81 on Tuesday, fans turned to the micro-blogging site Twitter to wish him and quoted many of his memorable lines to highlight the simplicity of his writings.

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.

'Half Girlfriend' is purely fiction' Chetan Bhagat

 Author Chetan Bhagat, who has been slapped with Rs 1 crore defamation suit, has denied that "Half Girlfriend" has any reference to the family of erstwhile princely state of Dumraon in Bihar. The author said there was some "misunderstanding" as his book is a work of fiction.

Rita Ora will continue to star in '50 Shades' sequel as Mia Grey
Rita Ora will continue to star in '50 Shades' sequel as Mia Grey

 Rita Ora will be reprising her role in ' Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel as Christian Grey's sister Mia.

Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled
Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday.

Olly Murs publishing book

Pop star Olly Murs is to publish a behind-the-scenes book giving fans an insight into his life on the road.