And like that elusive butterfly settling on a still, welcoming hand, the 23rd of April arrived in Landour (Mussoorie) with the gentle softness of the breeze. A day—truly a long, still, wonderous moment—we would savour and carry back with us, like a balm for the harsh heat of Delhi. The end of a long walk, to and from Char Dukan, found the six of us, the designated Harper team, walking over to the quaint house sitting next to the vibrant Doma’s – to meet Mr Ruskin Bond.
I travel quite a bit, both within the city I live in and to the others, and amidst all the chaos cities can overwhelm you with I often look for places that I can spend time in – especially with a book – simply to find much-needed down time. These are twenty of my favourite… Continue reading From the CEO: Ananth Padmanabhan Lists 20 Places He Loves to Visit with a Book
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
HarperCollins India is delighted to announce the publication of Saraswatichandra by Sameer Acharya, a retelling of one of Indian literature's greatest classics – Govardhanram Tripathi's Saraswatichandra ‘Imbued with aesthetic delight; the characterization is matchless.’ – Mahatma Gandhi Now turned into a very popular Indian soap opera by Sanjay Leela Bhansali on STAR Plus One of… Continue reading Sarawatichandra retold by Sameer Archarya
Recent studies have shown that a clear majority of kids prefer humour over much else, and like books that have characters they can identify with. Basically, books that are more entertainment than infotainment (which is the key factor for parents determining what their child should read). And that is precisely what we hope will be the keyword for the list: engaging content for children that helps establish a long-term bond.
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5LKs6LlsPQ Paranoia Agent: Spanning over thirteen episodes, this anime series follows the intersecting lives of many individuals in central Tokyo, all of whom become victims of a mysterious street assailant. A typical Satoshi Kon story, the series is made more dark and suspenseful with music by Susumu Hirasawa (who collaborated with Kon in Paprika). Also,… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV
'Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom: I picked this up thinking it was one of those typical teen-angst books with incarnations of John Green's characters. But it hit me squarely, right in my heart, and knocked the breath out of me. Parker Grant is blind, opinionated, forceful, and has a set of… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Film & TV
Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Movies & TV ‘The recently released The Case of the Beasts, which is a part of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie book series, is a treat for any collector of special editions and I am now own one. The book is gorgeously produced and comes… Continue reading Staff Picks: The Best of Books, Movies & TV