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#ArtView: Ten Books with Stunning Cover Photos

A lot goes into the creation of a book cover. First come the broad ideas, both from the author and the publisher. They’re followed by inputs and suggestions from the creatives – the cover designer, editor and the production team to help embellish those ideas. The final cover that holds the book together on shelves…… Continue reading #ArtView: Ten Books with Stunning Cover Photos

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Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV

‘Living the Dream: The Life of the ‘Bollywood’ Actor by New York-based actor-photographer Mark Bennington (who also played Deputy Commissioner Wilkie in Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy) is a coffee table book every movie buff must have. It shows a range of actors—from strugglers to A-list celebs—behind the scenes, doing everyday things as they go…… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV

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Oscar Fever: Ten Books That Inspired Great Movies

1. Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner | F.X. Toole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_RsHRmIRBY This hard-hitting collection of powerful and moving tales based on the experiences of the late, great fight manager and cut man Jerry Boyd, who wrote under the pen name F.X. Toole, is the basis for the Oscar-winning motion picture starring Hilary Swank and Morgan…… Continue reading Oscar Fever: Ten Books That Inspired Great Movies

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10 Tweets That Prove Rishi Kapoor Is The King of Sass

Rishi Kapoor’s Twitter bio reads: ‘Son of a famous Father-Father of a famous Son. I am the hyphen in between them.’ It is not just his bio that’s refreshingly different, his tweets too are a little hatke. He has strong opinions and he definitely does not shy away from airing them khullam khulla, much like his bestselling autobiography.…… Continue reading 10 Tweets That Prove Rishi Kapoor Is The King of Sass

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4 Women Writers We Love

Here’s a list of women writers from around the world whom we think everyone should read. We love them! Lena Dunham — the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls — just brought out a  hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” Hilary…… Continue reading 4 Women Writers We Love