Fittingly, I was in a bookshop when I heard about the death of Khushwant Singh. It was undoubtedly unexpected, for the grand old man had seemed on course to go on for ever. The news evoked a flood of memories - of standing in a bookshop and memorising jokes from his celebrated jokebooks (and the importance of knowing how to laugh at yourself), then relishing his accounts of travels to far-off lands, of his meeting all kinds of people (mostly VIPs) , his robustly outspoken views on various social and political issues and how interesting they seemed.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:20:09 PM
Title: Our Moon has Blood Clots; Author: Rahul Pandita; Publisher: Random House India; Pages: 258; Price: Rs.499
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:02:03 AM
The partition of the Punjab in mid-August 1947 took place as part of a negotiated settlement brokered by the British between the Indian National Congress, the All-India Muslim League and the Sikhs of Punjab to partition India and transfer power to India and Pakistan.
Saturday, March 02, 2013 9:28:01 AM
Book: 'Jorasanko'; Author: Aruna Chakravarti; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 406; Price: Rs.350
Monday, February 18, 2013 3:14:06 PM
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The culture ministry has put archiving of heritage high on its list of priorities by sanctioning five new museums, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 9:06:05 PM
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday expressed deep shock over the death of celebrated Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi president Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:21:14 PM
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Legendary writer and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay died Tuesday following a major cardiac arrest here, family sources said. He was 78.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:04:32 PM
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India will renew its tryst with the 'Black Magic Woman' when celebrated guitatrist Carlos Santana performs at the Vladivar Rock'N'India in Bangalore Oct 26, a statement from the organisers said.
Friday, September 28, 2012 3:18:59 PM
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular American self-help author Stephen
R. Covey, whose 1989 book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'
shot him to international fame, died early Monday in Idado from
complications arising from a bicycle accident in April. He was 79.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:33:40 PM
Book: 'The Prabhakaran Saga'; Author: S. Murali; Publisher: Sage Publishers;Pages: 362; Price: Rs.425
Monday, July 16, 2012 8:53:21 AM
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