The novel set in the '90s is the story of Veda who harbours big dreams but finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage and realizes that her opinions in real life don't matter.
Eminent novelist of India, Sri Govind Mishra will be the Chief Guest of the Sarala Award function.
He has been chosen for this honor for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’.
This award consists of a cash award of Rs. 5,00,000/- along with a citation.
Pandit Umesh Chandra Karto be awarded ‘ Ila Panda Sangeet Samman’ in the field of music and art.
Sri Binod Moharanawill receive ‘Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman’ award.
The book was released by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of National Teachers’ Day.
The book was launched in 13 languages: Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English.
The book was Developed by Universities in the state, state SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) and Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE).
This reference document has been developed by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) in collaboration with IMD to facilitate enhanced utilization of Weather Portal in all spheres of Power Sector.
He is noted Doordarshan producer and senior journalist.
The book published by Darpan Publication.
Sea Prayer”, the new book of writer Khaled Hosseini will be released on 30th August 2018.
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist.
He has written books like “The Kite Runner”, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “And the Mountains Echoed”.
The autobiography will be released by the Westland Publications on November 20, 2018.
Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012, played 134 Tests, scoring 8,781 runs at an average of 45.97.
He also played in 86 ODIs for an aggregate of 2338 and average of 30.76 in the shorter format.
Australian cricketer Shane Warne's autobiography “No Spin” will have a global release on October 4. The memoir is written with cricketer and TV presenter Mark Nicholas.
Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1,000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals).
He also captained the Rajasthan Royals to victory in the IPL in 2008.
He officially retired from all cricket formats in 2013.
A book titled "Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)" has been written by Ramachandra Guha. This book will be released in September 2018 and narrates the story of Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948.
This book will be will be published by Penguin Random House India.
The author has written several bestselling books like “India After Gandhi” and “Gandhi Before India”.
Sri Lankan-born Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel ''Warlight'', which tells the story of two orphans in London in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
Ondaatje's "The English Patient," which won the Booker in 1992, was named winner of the Golden Man Booker winner on July 8, a special award to mark the Booker's 50th anniversary.
2018 Man Booker Prize includes six U.K. writers, three from the United States, and two each from Canada and Ireland.
This book is written by Abhirup Bhattacharya and has an interesting story about Sourav Ganguly gambling on young players like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh to build the concept of 'Team India' and 'Men in Blue'.
The author has previously wrote "Winning Like Virat: Think & Success Like Kohli".
Michael Ondaatje’s best selling novel 'The English Patient' has been crowned as the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize at the Southbank Centre in London. The prize was instituted as part of celebrations to mark the Booker’s having completed 50 years.
The novel move between large themes of war, loyalty, love. It is set, during World War II, about Hana, a nurse, who tends to a horribly burned man who finds himself in an Italian villa with three other unlikely characters. It was picked as the winner by a public poll from a shortlist of five books.
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has received the book "Vedvigyan Alok" (Maharishi Aitareya Mahidas Praneet - Aitareya Brahmina ki Vaigyanik Vyakhya) authored by Acharya Agnivarat Naishthik.
The book is divided into four broad volumes. The Book Vedvigyan Alok is the scriptural verse in Vedas' prose.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army the Staff released the book 'Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System' by Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, former Army Commander, and Member 'A', Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow Bench.
The book deals with military judicial system vis-a-vis command and management issues within the military establishments besides the whole gamut of issues relating to veterans, their families, and dependents.
India is organizing a five-day cultural festival in Egypt to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
An exhibition on the paintings of Tagore titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in Colours’ will be held at the Museum of Ahmed Shawky at Giza as part of the Tagore festival.
The festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism’ by former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member C H Hanumantha Rao.
Mr Rao is presently one of the most creative thinkers, social activist, and distinguished economist in India.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) paid tribute to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya with a book titled, 'A Tribute to Jagu'.
The cricket association felicitated Dalmiya posthumously as the greatest non-Sri Lankan contributor to Sri Lankan cricket.
A signed hardcover copy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's 'The King of the Dark Chamber'- the English translation of his famous Bengali play 'Raja' - has been sold for USD 700 at an auction in the US.
Signed on a prefatory page in fountain pen by Tagore, the Bolpur edition of the book was published by The Macmillan Company in 1916.
The book penned down by PM Narendra Modi named 'Exam Warriors' was launched to reach out to the students across the country ahead of their exams.
The book was released by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The book has been written to inspire youths to face the difficult moments of examinations and life, with fresh and new energy. 'Exam Warriors' is published by Penguin India, which runs into 208 pages.
A book containing selected writings by late journalist Gauri Lankesh was launched at the Mumbai Press Club, three months after she was gunned down.
The book, The Way I See It - a Gauri Lankesh Reader, has been edited by writer and sociologist Chandan Gowda.
The six sections of the book comprise Lankesh’s early reportage in various publications and selected articles she wrote for the Kannada language Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which she edited.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India Some Insights’, from the Author former Joint Secretary, Dr. Pavan Sharma.
The author has made an excellent analysis and more such studies can help focus nation’s attention to important areas like matrimonial laws, property laws, laws relating to inheritance, succession, guardianship as well as NRI marriages and issues of sexual violence.
The Odisha government passed a bill to launch the first-ever Odia language university for post-graduation in literature and linguistics among other subjects.
The university which will be established in Bhubaneswar will also devise ways to make Odia script more adaptable to technology.
It mainly aims at making Odia script more adaptable to computer technology.
It would also administer PG courses in literary criticism, the evolution of East Indian language scripts, historical scripts, archaeology, musicology and translation into and from Odia.
The book of Former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran named “How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century” launched by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The book records the crucial meeting of the CCS (Cabinet Committee on Security) on the eve of India-Pakistan Defence Secretary-level talks in May 2006.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) launched a web portal for the supply of textbooks to schools and individuals.
The web portal of NCERT will enable schools to place orders for their books online. It will also enable individual buyers to place their orders.
The NCERT is an autonomous organization set up in 1961 by the Union Government as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies.
The world’s shortest woman Jyoti Amge presented a 51-feet high book at a program on 6 of August.
The book Kadve Vachan is written by Jain saint Acharya Tarun Sagar Maharaj. It was unveiled by her in the presence of BJP state president Ashok Parnami.
It is the ninth volume of the book written in Hindi.
Amge is considered to be the world’s shortest woman by the Guinness World Records at 62.8 cm.
Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu (additional charge) C. Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis released the book ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ at Raj Bhavan.
The book includes transcripts of the first 23 episodes of Prime Minister’s monthly address on radio ‘Mann Ki Baat’.This book will enable citizens to read and understand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and his ideas of development.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is a new design of communication to reach people and it has truly worked as a revolution.
He chose All India Radio as the medium for broadcasting his programme because it is the only medium which reaches 99% of the population of the country.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the fourth volume of Selected Speeches of Former President Pranab Mukherjee.
The book titled- Selected Speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of President-elect Ramnath Kovind and other dignitaries.
Under Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Rashtrapati Bhavan became a ‘Lok Bhavan.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of the book ‘Future of Indian Universities Comparative and International Perspectives’ at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The book aims to provide international and comparative perspectives on higher education and highlights issues being faced by Indian Universities.
The book is compiled by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU University and is published by Oxford University Press.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee from Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The author of the book is Sangeeta Ghosh.
Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was essentially a private person with a strong interest in music (particularlyTagore music) and paintings.She restricted herself to music, painting and writing and she tried to take Tagore music to a non-Bengali audience.
BJP President Amit Shah and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat released a coffee table book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life in New Delhi.
The book – Making of A Legend, composed by Sulabh International Founder Bindeshwar Pathak.
The book fully explains about the Life History of Narendra Modi.
Amit Bhardwaj, the founder of Amaze Mining & Research Limited launched his third e-book ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners ‘ in the series, after ‘Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners’ and ‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Beginners’.
The book empowers readers with the concept of the blockchain.
‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners ‘provide information on cryptocurrencies. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are set to transform the world with their efficient solutions.
President Pranab Mukherjee launches digital initiatives Swayam, Swayam Prabha, and National Academic Depository - in New Delhi to push e-education in the country.
The main aim of the initiatives is to raise the Gross Enrollment Ratio in the higher education from 24.5 to 30 by 2020.
Swayam Prabha is the platform of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programs 24X7 using GSAT-15 satellite.
National Academic Depository will facilitate online verification of certificates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a photo book titled "President Pranab Mukherjee - A Statesman", at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The book mainly covers the Presidency and documents his various roles.
It is a comprehensive photographic record of India's 13th president.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched the book which titled 'The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour'.
A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of Prasar Bharati.
The book was launched to honor all those who fought for the restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.
Israeli author David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A Horse Walks Into a Bar".
David Grossman, the first Israeli author to win the Man Booker International Prize.
He will share the £50,000 ($64,000) award money with his translator Jessica Cohen.
Other important works of David Grossman includes The Yellow Wind, To the End of the Land.
His works have been translated into over 30 languages.
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu presented 100 volumes of collected works of Mahatma Gandhi to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for the Parliament Library.
The written works of national movement evoked a sense of popular participation, feeling of oneness and unity for the nation.
Gandhi's writings played an instrumental role in weaving the freedom movement together with the morals of truth and non-violence.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, book titled ‘ Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’. will be offically released.
The first copy of the book on the social and political life of Vajpayee was presented to our President Pranab Mukherjee.
The book “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” authored by Arundhati Roy released recently.
It is fiction-based novel and will be published by Hamish Hamilton from the United Kingdom and Penguin India.
Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work.
President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of two books " Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio" and "Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm" at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The program mainly connected with the 'New India' particularly about youth.
The book Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid-term written by journalist Uday Mahurkar analyses the changes of cultural in a developing country.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and IAS officer Haulianlal Guite published a philosophical novel for God titled “Confessions of a dying mind: the blind faith of atheism“.
Haulianlal Guite is the first civil officer to write on Philosophy after John Stuart Mill’s work titled “On Liberty” published in 1858.
The book explores interesting arguments against atheism. It also explores the nature of science, religion, evidence and love.
China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year rivalling Wikipedia and Britain’s Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The main objective of this project is to guide public thought.
Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry” jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi.
In addition, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu also launched Hi-speed free Wi-Fi services for the visitors at National Rail Museum.
About the book "Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry":- This book by Shri Bibek Debroy is a great contribution for Indian Railways. We can shape the future of Indian Railways by linking the past through this book.
This book traverses the timeline from 1830-1947. The book is written in a storytelling manner. The book narrates some anecdotes of Indian Railways History.
About WiFi Services in National Rail Museum:- The National Rail Museum, New Delhi, became a high speed RailWire Wi-fi zone.
The Wi-Fi facility has been commissioned by RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the hundreds of people visiting the National Rail Museum every day.
RailTel is also in process of providing fast Wi-Fi at 5 more tourists sites of Delhi namely Red Fort, Humayun Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, QutubMinar and Rajpath Lawns being maintained by Archaeological Survey of India.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra inaugurated Mr. Babar Afzal’s “Pashmina Art Exhibition” and released his book “6 TIMES THINNER”.
This event was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) at the Abhinav Theatre.
Appreciating the innovative idea of using pashmina fabric as a medium to paint, weave and embroider, the Governor complimented Mr. Afzal for his ingenuity in meaningfully and aesthetically highlighting the pashmina goat and its rare soft wool which is used for producing valuable shawls and garments, prized the world over. He lauded the artist’s efforts to highlight in an altogether unique manner, the centuries old tradition of pashmina craft, which is a hallmark of Jammu &Kashmir.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat released the book 'Home of the Brave' on the history of Indian Army's Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), in New Delhi.
The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).
About the Book 'Home of the Brave':- 'Home of the Brave’ traces the early history of the RR, its organization, including its raising and subsequent deployment in Punjab, the North East and in Jammu & Kashmir.
The RR, a formidable Counter Insurgency Force, has won many laurels in the operations. In addition to fulfilling its primary mandate of securing the Nation, the Force has also conducted several softer measures to win hearts and minds of the people- a critical and valuable practice that the Indian Army has embraced.
The book also reflects upon the role of the RR in strengthening the professionalism of the Indian Army and military ethics and values throughout its rank and file.
'Home of the Brave' will serve as an authentic record of achievements of the RR for all the Army units and Army training institutions. For defence policy planners, research scholars and military historians, this book provides factual and well chronicled information.
Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, on 23 March 2017, launched a Coffee Table Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution.”
The book was launched to commemorated National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year.
The book summarizes NDDB's remarkable 50-year journey and the value it has created for millions of dairy farmers in India.
The book also underlines the NDDB’s belief that cooperative principles are as relevant in the present time as they were in the past. It also highlights the Board's efforts towards bringing about socio-economic change in rural India.
National Dairy Development Board : The National Dairy Development Board was set up by an Act of Parliament of India.It is an institution of national importance. It was founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien.
The NDDB was created in 1965.Its main office is located in Anand, Gujarat. It subsidiaries include IDMC Limited-Anand, Mother Dairy, Delhi, NDDB Dairy Services, Delhi and Indian Immunologicals Ltd, Hyderabad.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has launched his autobiography named ‘My Story’ in Kolkata in the presence of former Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly
This book was triggered by how he was affected by Phil Hughes’ death when India were touring Australia in 2014-15
Michael Clarke: Michael John Clarke is a former international cricketer and captain of Australia.
He was retired from One Day cricket after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup and retire from all forms of cricket after the final test of the Ashes Series from August 2015.
The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning: Anand Neelakanthan
The book titled The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning was released on 7 March 2017. The book will be available to readers beginning on 15 March 2017.
The book was written by the noted author Anand Neelakanthan.
About the book : It is the first book in the series Baahubali: Before the Beginning.
The plot of the book is considered as the prequel to the acclaimed movie Baahubali: The Beginning, which was released in July 2015.
As per the author, it is a tale of intrigue, power, revenge and betrayal. The revelations in The Rise of Sivagami will grip the reader and not let go.
Anand Neelakanthan : Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author. Before the present book, he wrote three fiction books based on the Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
He is the bestselling author of Asura: Tale of the Vanquished and the Ajaya series.
He has written the screenplays for various popular TV series, including Star TV’s mega series Siya Ke Ram, Sony TV’s Mahabali Hanuman and Colours TV’s Chakravarthi Samrat Ashoka.
His books have been translated to different languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese and Indonesian Bahasa.
The book titled Rekha: The Untold Story authored by Yasser Usman was in news in the first week of March 2017. The book that was published in August 2016 by Juggernaut suddenly came into news after few reports claimed that Rekha was secretly married to Sanjay Dutt.
As per reports, she applies vermillion on her forehead as she is married to Sanjay Dutt. It also claims that these details were mentioned in a book named, ‘Rekha- The Untold Story’, written by Yasser Usman.
These claims made Yasser Usman come forward and deny such claims that are making rounds on the internet. He said, ‘this is wrong and nothing of this sort is mentioned in his book.’
Elaborating the story, Usman spoke about the part that was mentioned in the book and that is, rumours of their affair surfaced in 1984, when they, Rekha and Sanjay Dutt, were working in a film together, probably Zameen Aasmaan. In fact, rumours of that time also claimed that they got married, which later made Sanjay Dutt come out and deny the allegations.
About Rekha: The Untold Story : The book, Rekha: The Untold Story tells about Rekha and her childhood and what made her enter Bollywood. It also talks about her relationship with the reigning superstar of the time, her many other love affairs, the shocking suicide of her husband and her curious relationship with her androgynous secretary Farzana.
Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra released book titled Numbers Do Lie, 61 Hidden Cricket Stories which takes a different look at stats.
The defensive opening batsman narrated about the cricket records and player performances more lucidly that reflects player’s impact in the game of cricket. It is based on the Impact Index analytics by Jaideep Verma, Soham Sarkhel and Nikhil Narain.
The book is more about Impact Index measures performance based on the match in series context and not just plain statistics.
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh's biography, 'The People's Maharaja', was released
The authorised biography of the erstwhile scion of Patiala royalty, authored by Chandigarh-based writer Khushwant Singh, sheds a new light on the sequence of events that led to the 1984 army action at Golden temple in Amritsar.