cities

Nambi Narayanan pens book on experience in jail

S. Nambi Narayanan, formerly head of the cryogenic division of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), falsely implicated in the ISRO spy case and exonerated by the Supreme Court, said that he was writing a book on his experience in jail. He said that around 40% of people who had been jailed were innocent like […]

india

The pointlessness of hashtags

Twitter wars over the label ‘urban Naxal’ do nothing to address the deprivation of marginalised groups One of the main things that the 21st century will be known for is the formation of what Bruns and Burgess call “ad hoc issue publics” or the formation of selective channels centred on a particular topic. For keyboard […]

cities

Police book 100 for sand mining in Palghar

Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed. This action was taken after a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said on Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping […]

world

Trump slams Woodward’s book

President Donald Trump insisted on Wednesday that he’s “the exact opposite” of Bob Woodward’s portrayal of him in a new book that has set off a firestorm in the White House with its descriptions of current and former aides calling Mr. Trump an “idiot” and a “liar”. Mr. Trump complained on Twitter that people can […]

lifestyle

Book soon on life of V.V.S. Laxman

Westland Publications announced on Monday the acquisition of former Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxman’s autobiography. A book titled 281 and Beyond will be published on 20 November 2018, the company said. “It was an emotional journey that left me drained at the end of each session. Several incidents that I had all but forgotten suddenly sprang […]

india

A book on making of modern India

New Delhi:A curation of the landmark events, iconic personalities and benchmark institutions that have shaped India over the last century will be released in the form of a full-fledged book by creator of the hugely popular Kaun Banega Crorepati , Siddhartha Basu. Titled Indian Century it will be divided into two parts. The first part […]