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The Rainbow Runners by Dhrubajyoti Borah, Niyogi Books Dhrubajyoti Borah’s The Rainbow Runners tells the tale of young Simran, whose life takes a drastic turn in insurgency-hit Assam. Consumed by raw terror, Simran becomes paranoid and reticent. He drifts into journalism

Revolutionaries on Trial: Sedition, Betrayal, and Martyrdom by Aparna Vaidik, Aleph. Revisiting the Lahore Conspiracy Case and its renowned martyrs—Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru, the "self-proclaimed revolutionaries"—Revolutionaries on Trial broadens historical analysis by examining the colonial state, the revolutionaries, and the

City As Memory by Sadaf Wani, Aleph Kashmir, a valley renowned for its myriad wonders, continues to captivate for various reasons. At the heart of this enigmatic region lies 'Sirinagar' (not Srinagar), an ancient city steeped in centuries-old history. In recent

The Dharma of Unfaithful Wives and Faithful Jackals: Some Moral Tales from The Mahabharata by Wendy Doniger, Speaking Tiger. Indian mythology is replete with intriguing characters and concepts, and one often wonders what purpose such elaborate craftsmanship of imagination serves. From kingship

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - On the eve of Kamal Haasan's much-anticipated appearance in Shankar's 'Indian 2', which follows the mega star delivering successive blockbuster hits -- 'Kalki 2898 AD' this year and crime thriller 'Vikram' in 2022 -- Audible has

‘A Little Secret About Relationships' by Nikhil Kapoor, Bluerose Publishers NEW DELHI (ANI) - Nikhil Kapoor, a multifaceted artist known for his contributions to fashion, poetry, and literature, has released, "A Little Secret About Relationships." This book goes beyond being just

‘My Lost Pages’ by Sneha Sabu, White Falcon Publishing NEW DELHI (ANI) - Indian diasporic author Sneha Sabu, winner of eight international awards for her debut book Stay Safe with Ruby and Reuben, has launched her poetry collection, My Lost Pages. This

Ekphrasis: Little Book of Myriad Stories, by Dr. Guncha GuptaNEW DELHI (ANI) - Dr. Guncha Gupta, a radiologist with a passion for storytelling, released her new work "Ekphrasis: Little Book of Myriad Stories." This collection of short stories masterfully transitions

The Everyday Stoic: Simple Rules For A Good Life, by William Mulligan Popular on Instagram as 'The Everyday Stoic', the page deconstructs, modernizes, and makes the ancient wisdom of Stoicism practical. The philosophy of Stoicism encourages the development of self-control to overcome

The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula For Success, by Scott Galloway Wealth is not all about just money. So, what must one have apart from an understanding of wealth? The author says it is stoicism, followed by a mindful understanding

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Acclaimed novelist-poet Vikram Seth got introduced to the poetic cadence and eternal philosophy of 'The Hanuman Chalisa' when he was writing the character of Bhaskar Tandon, the Kapoor family's boy genius in 'A Suitable Boy' who

Truths: The Future of America First by Vivek Ramaswamy India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has announced that it will publish ‘Truths: The Future of America First” by former Republican presidential candidate Vivek

Menstruation: Moon, Men and More by Nirmala Gowda Nayak NEW DELHI (IANS) - An offering on "living harmoniously and holistically", the book encapsulates what is often a debate on public forums or sigh-laden utterance in quiet corners: the need for rest,

At the Heart of Power: The Chief Ministers Of Uttar Pradesh by Shyamlal Yadav NEW DELHI, (IANS) - If there is one state in India that could serve as India’s indicator of its electoral and political future, it is Uttar Pradesh,

KOLKATA, (IANS) - Parameswaran Thankappan Nair, who passed away on June 18 in Chendamangalam, a small town in Kerala's Ernakulam district, will forever be remembered as the "barefoot historian" of Kolkata. Nair arrived in the city in 1955 from Alwaye

NEW DELHI (News Agencies) - Arundhati Roy, the internationally recognized author and activist, is currently wanted by Indian authorities. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has granted police permission to prosecute the Booker Prize-winning novelist under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act,

NEW DELHI (IANS) – Temples are integral to Hindu religious practices, they serve as centers for community gathering, spiritual reflection, and the propagation of cultural and philosophical teachings, even playing a pivotal role as generators of economic activity and contributing

Lyrics by Sameer: Stories Behind the Iconic Songs, by Sameer Anjaan and Shuja Ali MUMBAI, (IANS) - For an entire generation, Sameer Anjaan is synonymous with popular Bollywood numbers, most notably the title track of 'Dhoom'. But who knew that Shravan -

Photo: Ambedkar in London, By William Gould, Santosh Dass and Christophe Jaffrelot B.R. Ambedkar's political ideas have not ceased to inspire and mobilize people to this day. His views on caste, labor, women, education, and people's rights and representation have resonated

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - The slim red coat pocket edition of the Indian Constitution that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi flaunted at his election rallies has seen a sudden surge in demand. The Constitution of India in black-red cover published by Lucknow-based Eastern

Spiritual Secrets From Hinduism: Essence of the Vedic Scriptures, by Swami Mukundananda India stands out on the world map as the land of spirituality and divinity, sparking curiosity and fascination for its ancient knowledge system, especially Hinduism. Ancient rishis and sages are

Photo: Unforgettable Chapters: Memoirs of a Top Cop, By Prakash Singh NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Dubbed an "icon" by the former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, retired BSF director-general and prolific writer Prakash Singh did much for the nation’s security in

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - A documentary centered around novelist Salman Rushdie, based on his memoir 'Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder', will be directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney. Gibney is known for making films such as 'Taxi to the Dark

India-West Staff Reporter CHICAGO, IL – Children's author Srividhya Venkat is set to release her latest picture book, "Seeker of Truth: Kailash Satyarthi's Fight to End Child Labor," on July 23. Illustrated by Danica da Silva Pereira and published by Little

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Mythologist and best-selling author Devdutt Pattanaik explored the uncharted terrain of infrastructure in mythology in a talk that covered an incredible range, from the rationale of the location of the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath to

India-West Staff Reporter ‘My Name Is Long as a River,’ Penguin Workshop, for children aged 4-8 In a new picture book, ‘My Name Is Long as a River,’ author Suma Subramaniam and illustrator Tara Anand tell the story of a young girl

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - MTG Learning Media has announced its foray into early childhood development with the launch of "My First Library," a new product designed to spark early literacy and a lifelong love for reading. This delightful collection of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Bengaluru boy Nithin NJ and Delhi’s Gaurav Sharma, the 'Dance Deewane' winner duo, shared that they would like to choreograph for Bollywood's 'Greek God' Hrithik Roshan. At the show's 'Parivaar Ki Grand Finale Party' on May 25

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Basking in the warm reception accorded to 'Laapataa Ladies', Kiran Rao has a message for all aspiring screenwriters to be on top of their game. Rao said: "I always feel that there are some films that do well

India-West News Desk Author Divya Ramaswamy's newest release, "Love at First Byte," offers an insightful look at the transition from academia to the corporate world. This novel follows a young woman's journey into her first job, highlighting the often-overlooked challenges and

India-West Staff Reporter Throughout history, empires have survived only as long as they could project their power. This power could be real or imagined, but it must be believable to its subjects. In 1942, the British Empire lost much of this

DEHRADUN (ANI) - Renowned Indian author Ruskin Bond, who celebrated his 90th birthday on May 19, expressed his joy and determination to continue writing. Ruskin said, "I might not be very strong, but I can read and write. I can do

KOLKATA - Authenticity is a powerful tool in literature, offering readers a mirror to their own experiences. Author Purbasha Ghosh's novel - Anatomy of a Half Truth - delves into the complexities of modern love, broken marriages, and the emotional

NEW DELHI (ANI) – The Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahrdayaloka-Locana have been included in the UNESCO's Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register. The 'Ramcharitmanas', 'Panchatantra', and 'Sahrdayaloka-Locana' are timeless works that have deeply influenced Indian literature and culture, shaping the

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Renowned Urdu litterateur and academician, Shaikh Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq, famous by his pseudonym Salam Bin Razzaq, passed away at his residence in Navi Mumbai after a prolonged illness, a family friend said here on May 8. Razzaq, 83, won

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Photographer Rajesh Satankar, who is gearing up for his photobook exhibition of 'Celebration of Heritage' has captured the essence of the Kumbh Mela through his lens. He feels that the extravaganza makes for a textbook in logistics management

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Looking back at his childhood, Chetan Bhagat remembers the time when the radio was the primary source of entertainment. He recounts the sense of anticipation with which people awaited simple yet captivating audio dramas that held their

NEW DELHI (ANI) - After receiving Padma Shri in the field of literature and education, Tamil writer RN Joe D'Cruz said that the award was a pat on his shoulder. D'Cruz, was conferred with the Padma Shri award at the Rashtrapati

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - The 2024 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on May 6 by Columbia University, with Siddharth Kara's groundbreaking work "Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives" receiving recognition as a finalist in

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - In a fusion of cultures and traditions, a unique performance is set to be performed on June 15. Vijayalakshmi, a celebrated exponent of Mohiniyattam, the graceful South Indian classical dance form, will join forces

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The 'New York Times'-listed bestselling author and head of the Rockefeller Capital Management's international business, Ruchir Sharma, will be out with his new book, 'What Went Wrong with Capitalism', on June 16. It will be the

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) made 10 new acquisitions for its permanent collection during the museum’s 38th Collectors Committee fundraiser, including a key piece by Manjunath Kamath. Since 1986, Collectors Committee weekend

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress Shefali Shah, who earned a lot of acclaim for her work in ‘Three of Us’, has shared her parenting secrets as she opened about the reading habits of her two kids. Shefali said while her children were

Photo: @FareedZakaria India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - In a compelling narrative of progress and resistance, The Age of Revolutions: From Classical Liberalism to Global Upheaval, by Fareed Zakaria, chronicles the tumultuous journey of humanity through seismic changes, tracing the emergence

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress Karisma Kapoor took a stroll down memory lane, recalling her experiences working with  Madhuri Dixit Nene, whom she has grown up "admiring". "I have grown up admiring her dances,” Karisma said. The actress was talking about the star,

By Sukant Deepak NEW DELHI (IANS) - He makes it clear that the memoir is not about his theatre journey, nor the making of some of the finest theatre productions he has brought on stage, but in fact, about India and

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Trees take on myriad forms -- Krishna holds aloft the Govardhan hill, Christ's Last Supper, and Shiva as Nataraja, for instance – in National Award-winning artist Ompal Sansanwal's 60 paintings. It’s an intricately crafted set of paintings

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India’s cultural consciousness is embedded with pearls of heritage carried forward through generations in the form of folk art. Stories from epics such as Mahabharata, Ramayana and Panchatantra are prominently illustrated and propagated by Patuas (Pattachitra

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As his daughter, he treated her with the utmost care and was loving and protective. As a student, he was a hard, even harsh, taskmaster and pushed her to give her very best. But when she

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Renowned artist Padma Subrahmanyam, known for reviving many forgotten elements of Bharatanatyam including ancient temple dance forms, was honored with the Padma Vibhushan award on April 22. Padma the eminent Bharatanatyam artist was born in Chennai on February