Listen: How Cultivating the Audiobook Habit Helped Me Read More

If you're someone who claims to not have enough time to read books, you probably have distractions to eliminate in your constant battle for more and more 'me time': Email. Cellphones. WhatsApp. Facebook. Netflix. The time has come to accept it: 'Me time' is the new oil. As our lives get increasingly packed with gym-time,… Continue reading Listen: How Cultivating the Audiobook Habit Helped Me Read More

Want to Start Reading? Here are 12 Tips from 12 Editors

Choose interesting books to read. Start with thrillers, murder mysteries – basically page-turners that will keep you hooked. – Amrita Mukerji, Chief Copy Editor   Go easy on yourself: read slowly, read a comic book, read a graphic novel, read a book of poems, read a picture book, read a book where nothing happens, read a book… Continue reading Want to Start Reading? Here are 12 Tips from 12 Editors

PRESS RELEASE – HarperCollins India to publish Lisa Ray’s memoir in summer 2019

Photograph ©Farrokh Chothia Courtesy of Lisa Ray Lisa Ray, one of India’s first supermodels, actor, cancer survivor, and new mother of twins through surrogacy, will be publishing her memoir with HarperCollins India. The untitled memoir is an unflinching and deeply moving account of Lisa’s nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry; her relationship… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE – HarperCollins India to publish Lisa Ray’s memoir in summer 2019

An Introvert’s Guide to ‘Celebrating’ New Year’s Eve

No change in the calendar calls for more fanfare than the transition from 31 December to 01 January. It's all well and good but the overwhelming pressure to 'CELEBRATE' can make it an introvert's nightmare.   Here's presenting 5 ways you can enjoy this night without faking it. READ A BOOK, DUH! Seriously, get a… Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to ‘Celebrating’ New Year’s Eve

13 Editors Tell You What Makes Them Say ‘Yes’ to a Manuscript

    We asked our in-house editors – the yay- or nay-sayers, the people who decide whether or not to publish manuscript, the folks whom you'll work with as they delete a word here or add a sentence there to make your book the best possible version of itself – what makes them say yes to a… Continue reading 13 Editors Tell You What Makes Them Say ‘Yes’ to a Manuscript

Staff Picks: The Best of Film, Books & TV

'I am reading Bruce Chatwin’s Songlines these days and am loving it. Chatwin is an excellent writer—grafts theme to sentence so well. The subject of the book is the varied musical "routes" called songlines that criss-cross Australia and Chatwin’s learning about these routes. Each songline was sung by an Aboriginal elder and represent a particular… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Film, Books & TV

An Editor Reflects on His Experience Working with Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

‘A great nation is one which, when faced with a grave challenge, rises to the occasion and brings out the best in itself. Its people work as one to become the master of the problem and defeat it. India has a lot to learn if it is to occupy the pride of place that rightfully… Continue reading An Editor Reflects on His Experience Working with Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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

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

‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

It’s 1510. The Portuguese arrive in Goa armed with guns, swords and crucifixes to the agricultural village of Adolshi, where Hindus have been living peacefully. A sense of foreboding fills them as tigers prowl, cow bones appear in wells, chariot wheels break on festival day. The Portuguese king has licensed Jesuits to take over and… Continue reading ‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’