Books and Authors

Tuesday, September 17, 2019ON WRITING A ROM-COM TOUCHING ON SOCIAL ISSUES

Author Interview: Sahil Rajput

Sahil Rajput has been born and brought up in Jammu and Kashmir. A computer engineer by profession, he is also a passionate novelist. He has recently come out with the novel “It’s my Girlfriend’s Wedding”, which is a story of two youth and their struggle against the orthodox rituals which are engulfing our nation nowadays. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, hi

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019ON WRITING WHICH FORAYS INTO THE REALMS OF EMOTIONS AND SPIRITUALITY

Author Interview: Farzana Sarup

Farzana Sarup is an author who enjoys writing for both children and adults. She has been a teacher for ten years and believes that writing is a beautiful medium to express oneself. After completing her schooling at Bombay Scottish, she graduated in Physiology and Sociology from Mumbai University. Her first book “Who am I?” is a children's book which was published in 2002 by Bright Sparks, Tata In

 

Friday, September 6, 2019FOR HER, WRITING FICTION MEANS REFLECTING ON LIFE AND LOVE

Author Interview: Farah Naqvi

Dr. Farah Naqvi is an academician, corporate trainer and HRD consultant associated with many MNCs and institutions in the field of academics, behavioural training, consulting and research. She has worked with premier institutes like IIM Ahmedabad, IBA Bangalore, Centre for Organization Development Hyderabad and ICFAI Hyderabad. She has recently come out with the fictional book “The Light in Black

 

Friday, September 6, 2019A SELF-HELP BOOK FOR EMPOWERING THE INNER SELF

Book Review: "It's up to You" by Anju Dhawan

There are many self-help books nowadays which describe how to transform our inner selves, surround ourselves with happiness and achieve work-life balance. However, very few of the self-help books deal with problems of the teenagers and youngsters, and their solutions. The author Anju Dhawan comes up with the book “It’s up to You”, which is a book to empower youngsters and teenagers, and will help

 

Friday, September 6, 2019ON GENDER NORMS, WRITING CRIME THRILLERS AND THE MOVIE “PINK”

Author Interview: Anandajit Goswami

Anandajit Goswami is a social scientist and has got a Masters in International Trade and Economics from JNU with a specialization in Development Economics, Advanced Trade Theories, Labour Economics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics and Investment Finance. He has a PhD in Energy Economics and Policy from TERI School of Advanced Studies. He has led South-South Cooperation projects by bei

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019The longlist of the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature announced: Include these selected novels on your reading list

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The longlist for this year's JCB Prize for Literature has been announced on Wednesday, September 4. Awarded each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer, this year is the second edition of the prize.

Launched last year, the prize aims “to enhance the prestige of literary achievement in India, and to create greater visibility for contemporary Indian writing. It has a particu

 

Friday, August 16, 2019EVOKING THE ESSENCE OF CRICKET LOVE THROUGH FICTION

Author Interview: T. Sathish

T. Sathish lives in Chennai, is an IIM Calcutta alumnus and works in Cognizant Technology Solutions. He is an avid sports fan and a writer. He has recently come out with the book “Life in the Sunshine: Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer”. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, his writing journey, his favourite books and authors, and much more.


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Friday, August 16, 2019A LOVE STORY WITH AN EMOTIONAL VERVE

Book Review: "Loveswept" by Prasupta Roy

What do readers look for in books of the romance genre? Probably it is the melange of emotions that these stories elicit, the twists and turns in the plot, the nuances of the central love story, the lover’s besottedness for each other and the captivating dialogues which make for a good read. The author Prasupta Roy comes up with the book “Loveswept”, which has all of these elements.

The narrat

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019AN AUTHOR AMALGAMATING CRICKET FRENZY WITH FICTION

Author Interview : Pradeep Kapoor

Pradeep Kapoor is a paediatrician by profession and a writer by passion. He lives in Bhopal. He has authored several bestselling books which have been translated into many languages. He has recently come out with the book “The Last Ball Six”, which is a fiction based on cricket. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, his writing journey, his favourite books and a

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019AN AUTHOR FORAYING INTO THE REALM OF MYTHOLOGICAL FICTION

Author Interview : Aniket S Sharma

Aniket S Sharma, is working in the software industry and lives in Bengaluru. He has a keen interest in the mythological history of India. He has recently come out with the book “Chakravyuh”. His interest in understanding the great Indian epics has inspired him in retelling the stories. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, his writing journey, his favourite book

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019A BOOK WITH A RIVETING STORYLINE

Book Review: "Rootless" by Kaushik Roy

The 1971 Liberation war, which spliced the erstwhile East Pakistan from West Pakistan and led to the formation of Bangladesh, has been written about a lot in non-fiction books, but has not been catered to much as a backdrop for a fictional premise. The author Kaushik Roy comes up with the book “Rootless”, which is based on the facts of the 1971 Bangladesh war, merging it with a fictional narrativ

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019INSPIRING YOUNGSTERS TO LEAD A HAPPY LIFE

Author Interview : Anju Dhawan

Anju Dhawan lives in Delhi with her husband and two lovely children. She is a woman of many achievements. In addition to being the founder-director of SMS Consultants, which is a Delhi based consultant firm, she is also a passionate social worker, an educator, a qualified teacher, a motivator, NLP Practitioner, TedX speaker and an author. She has recently come out with her book- “It’s up to You”.

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 WRITING DELICATELY RENDERED LOVE STORIES

Author Interview : Prasupta Roy

Prasupta Roy has done her Masters in English and has taught as an English teacher in schools for many years. Many of her short stories, articles and poems have been published in magazines, newspapers and the online literary space. “Lovestruck”, her debut novel got a good response from the readers. “Loveswept” is her second novel. Her books are character driven, with refreshing and wonderful narra

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019Title authored by Garima Gupta wins 'International Book Award'

“The Body Nirvana: More than just a weight loss book” by the author Garima Gupta has won the International Book Award 2019. The book has won the award in ‘Health: Diet & Exercise’ category. We, at The News Now, had done a review of her now award-winning book and had also featured her in an author interview, and are immensely elated at her achievement.

Speaking to TNN, Garima Gupta, a mind body

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT GENRES

Author Interview : Tanmay Dubey

Tanmay Dubey is an IT professional and is the author of two books “Just Six Evenings” and “The Amigos”. He is an Ironman Triathlete, and has successfully completed many national and international marathons. He has recently come out with his third book “The Red Line”, and a book launch was also done for it under the banner of Jashn Event Management & Promoters. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malho

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019A COMPELLING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK BLENDING DIFFERENT GENRES

Book Review : "Elephants in the Room" by Suraj Laxminarayan

Thrillers- be its books, movies or web series- have a huge fan following and are liked by audiences for their upbeat storylines and gripping mysteries. However, introduction of comical elements in a thriller makes the narrative more captivating. The author Suraj Laxminarayan comes up with the book “Elephants in the Room”, which is a thriller based on a bank heist, with elements of humour and dram

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019SodaBottleOpenerWala launches comic book on Mumbai's dabbawalas

Mumbai, June 16: For the second time in six years, Mumbai's much-adored and globally-famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been immortalised in a special comic book, simply titled "Dabbawala", brought out by restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala.

Penned and illustrated by artist Abhijeet Kini, the comic book was released at a function held at the SodaBottleOpenerWala's outlet in Palla

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019VIVID WRITING THAT MAKES DREAMS FLY HIGHER

Author Interview : Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma is an electronics engineer, who ventured into the writing career mainly because of his interest in storytelling. He has scripted and directed few short films, and composed music. He is a motivational speaker and loves addressing the young generation about dreams and passion in life. He has won “Inspire to change award” for his role in inspiring younger generations. He has recently c

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019Father of 'legal education' Madhava Menon dead

Thiruvananthapuram, May 8: Considered as the tallest figure in modern legal education N.R. Madhava Menon passed away early on Wednesday, here at a private hospital, said family sources. He was 84.
Menon was unwell and was hospitalised a few days back.
He was the Founder Director of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, besides the Founder

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019WRITING ABOUT THE INSPIRATIONAL LIFE OF DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM

Author Interview : Eshan Sharma

Eshan Sharma is one of the youngest Indian authors. He is currently pursuing his under graduation in History from Delhi University. He has written, at the age of 16, a motivational book “The Teacher I Never Met”, based on Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s life and also about Mission INDIA 2030, a dream of Dr. Kalam. He has received many accolades for this book, and he also writes on issues relating to the

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019A PELLUCID FORAY INTO THE REALM OF SPIRITUALITY

Book Review: NUMI: The Guarded Loop by Nupur Sandhu

Most people don’t know about the myriad complexities of spirituality, and for knowing about it, they need a guide. The author Nupur Sandhu comes up such a premise in her book “NUMI: The guarded loop”, which is a smart, empowering work of self-discovery; where the character Nuha morphs from a jovial youngster to an enlightened soul through the help of her healer mentor Minha.
The narrative follo

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019WRITING BOOKS WITH AVANT-GARDE NARRATIVES

Author Interview : Nupur Luthra

Nupur Luthra has been in the writing industry for 12 years now and is currently working in a company called Nimbus Adcom as a senior content writer. She is living in Delhi for 4 years now and has spent 27 years of her life in Pune. She has recently come out with the book 'Disturbed Death', which is her 3rd book. This is a suspense thriller, with characters named as Donald Hump and Bama. In a cand

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019WRITING ENGROSSING THRILLERS, WITH THE ACTION-PACKED NARRATIVE BEING A LAGNIAPPE

Author Interview : Rajesh Shankaran

Rajesh Shankaran writes action packed crime thrillers, is a trivia buff and is regularly found creating pub quizzes and occasionally hosting them. He founded one of the most active writer’s groups in Pune- Write Here, Write Now. He is the author of Freefall, a crime thriller which is available on Kindle. He has come out with his latest book “Switch in time”. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotr

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019WRITING ASTUTE AND ENLIVENING FICTION, WITH A UNIQUE PREMISE

Author Interview : Anshul Dupare

Anshul Dupare is an alumnus of Sainik School, Rewa and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. Originally from Nagpur, he was brought up in Madhya Pradesh and has spent most of his life in different parts of India. He currently resides in Dallas, USA. He likes to explore novel ideas and unexplored avenues through his writing. Creative writing has been his hobby for a long time, and he also

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019OF RIVETING PROSE AND TAUT THRILLERS

Author Interview : Abhimanyu Saxena

Abhimanyu Saxena’s profession can be known as a Software Engineer, but his one true love is creating new worlds in the reader’s minds and writing something that he would enjoy reading himself. He has written over 100 short stories in his school, and the love for writing has increased to ten folds since then. He loves the control over his characters when he writes and loves killing them off (a big

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019AN UNFLINCHING PORTRAIT ABOUT THE VAGARIES OF LOVE

Book Review: 'Together Forever To Never' by Satish Goyal

Some love stories are meant to be, some aren’t. The romance and love story genre and the books written in it incorporate twists and turns in the relationship, and the difficulties that lovers face from people who want to thwart their relationship. However, some books in the same genre include suspense and thrill as a lagniappe. The author Satish Goyal comes up with such a book “Together Forever T

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019WINNING HEARTS AND SOARING HIGH

Author: Nupur Sandhu

In this week’s edition of Authors Now, we are elated to bring for you the inspiriting journey of Nupur Sandhu, a published author and Serenity Surrender Therapist, whose raison d’être is to spread happiness and motivation to people through her many creative endeavours. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, she discusses about her latest book “NUMI: The Guarded Loop”; her awe-inspiring personal