Books and Authors

Wednesday, February 13, 2019TAKING THE LITERARY WORLD BY STORM

Author Interview: Reecha Agarwal Goyal

Reecha Agarwal Goyal is an MBA from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and is based out of New Delhi, where she lives with her husband and two kids. Describing herself as ‘Fragile but Unbreakable’, she believes in miracles, takes life head on and is passionate about weaving magic with words. Her first book is “Such is HER Life” and her second book is “Witnessed by the Hills”. She writes

 

Saturday, February 9, 2019Computer education on wheels for Varanasi schools

Varanasi, Feb 9: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inaugurated the 'HP on Wheels-Mobile Computer School,' which is set to march ahead on a bus.
On the last day of his two-day visit to the temple city, Mr Yogi inaugurated the air-conditioned bus of the mobile school in the Circuit House and then gave a green signal to the vehicle to proceed to the rural areas.
This school,

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019WHERE MASTERFUL WRITING MEETS AN UNCONVENTIONAL CRIME THRILLER

Author Interview: Suraj Laxminarayanan

Suraj Laxminarayanan lives in Bangalore and is a software engineer by profession. He is a big fan of crime and mystery thrillers, and movies in the genre of crime and suspense inspired him to take up writing on similar subjects. He has recently come out with the book “Elephants in the room”. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, his writing journey, the nuances

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019GRIPPING DETECTIVE MYSTERIES IN EXOTIC LOCALES AND INTERESTING SETTINGS

Book Review: Baptism by Fire by Saumya Chaki

Detective thrillers and mysteries are liked by readers for their intense narratives, uncanny settings and the storylines delving into elaborate crime solving. The author Saumya Chaki comes up with the book “Baptism by Fire”, which details the adventures of the detective duo Samrat Sanyal and Aveek Gupta.
The book is a collection of five investigative stories. Each story has been released by the

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019WRITING ADROIT AND ENGAGING ROMANTIC FICTION

Author Interview: Kamini Kusum

We, at The News Now, are enthused and take pride when Indian authors, especially those connected to us, accomplish outstanding feats. Kamini Kusum is one such author. We conducted an interview with her when her second book “A New Dawn” was released, and her warm heartedness and humorous nature led to an instant connection. She has now come out with her third book “Honey and The Moon”, which is ga

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019AN AUTHOR EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT GENRES OF FICTION

Author Interview: Gautam Choudhury

Gautam Choudhury has done his post-graduation in Management, and works as a consultant and business analyst in a leading IT firm. He has spent his childhood at different places across the North-East, and is an avid reader and book lover. He has authored the book “Rafflesia: The Banished Princess”. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his book, his writing journey, his favourite

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019WRITING POETRY WHICH IS EVOCATIVE AND WITH A PERTINENT MESSAGE OF WOMEN UPLIFTMENT

Author Interview: Rafia Mukhtar

Rafia Mukhtar, born and brought up in Kashmir, is of the view that pen is the greatest weapon that a girl has. She has put all her efforts in uplifting the condition of women and giving them the courage to fight against hopelessness. She has recently come out with her book “Her Castle of Dreams: Eve’s Hopeful Songs”. Affected a lot by the struggles of women in the society, she thought of scribbli

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019AN AUTHOR WRITING COMPELLING STORIES FOR FICTION AFICIONADOS

Author Interview: Anupriya

Anupriya has done engineering and then completed her MBA in Human Resources. She has worked in the corporate world for 8 years, before taking a professional break. A mom by day and a reader/writer by night, she is a die-hard romantic. She has a blog www.mommytincture.com, where she talks about her experiences in her various roles as a mother, daughter, wife, and foremost a human being. Her debut

 

Monday, January 7, 2019AN EXUBERANT AND THRILLING FANTASY READ

Book Review: Inkredia Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan

J. R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” are book series that are loved by their fans for their fascinating descriptions of fantasy and adventure fiction. The immense popularity of this genre stems from the elements of mystique, thrilling adventure, and the frequent plot turns. However, there are not much books by Indian authors in this genre. Th

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018WRITING PERSPICACIOUS POETRY IS HER RAISON D’ETRE

Author Interview: Divye Duheta Mahajan

Divye Duheta Mahajan is a daughter of the soil, born and brought up in Jammu. Having studied in J.K. Public School, Jammu and after doing her Bachelors of Engineering from Jammu University, she has done her Masters in Gandhi and Peace Studies. However, it is writing exquisite and soulful poetry that has been her passion. She has recently come up with the Hindi poetry book “Maan Manch”. In a candi

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018A FASCINATING BOOK WITH AN INTRICATE BACKDROP OF THE MEDICAL WORLD

Book Review: From Emptiness to Happiness by Dr. Sandhya Mohan

The premise of a hospital setting with both subtle and affecting delving into the personal and professional lives of doctors has often been seen in medical telenovelas, Grey’s Anatomy being an example. Though books also frequently take up this subject, there are not much of Indian fictional books on this theme. The author Dr. Sandhya Mohan, herself an anaesthesiologist, comes up with the book “Fr

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018AN EPITOME OF GRACE AND INSPIRATION

Author Interview: Savita Singh

Savita Singh was born in New Delhi and did her schooling from DPS Mathura Road and St. Joseph’s Convent, Patna. She has done her BA Hons. in Psychology from IP College and her Masters in Aviation Psychology and M.Phil. in Social Psychology from Delhi University. She has been writing professionally since 1979 and has more than 300 published short stories, articles, poems, dramas, etc. to her credi

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018WRITING SOULFUL POEMS WITH A HEARTFELT GUSTO

Author Interview: Shreyans Kanswa

Shreyans Kanswa has done his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering and M.Tech. in Structural Engineering. Though he runs a construction business, his love for literature has compelled him to dedicate himself to poetry. To stay close to his passion, he is also a part time blogger. Shreyans, a dreamer, spends most of his time delving into the world of nature and philosophy. He has come out with a poetry boo

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018A COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON HOLY HERBS

Book Review: Holy Herbs by Sudhir Ahluwalia

With the words ‘herbal’ and ‘organic’ becoming popular and being in common parlance around the world, there has been rising interest in herbs and herbal remedies. Herbs have been used since times immemorial, and find mention in many ancient texts. The author Sudhir Ahluwalia comes up with the book “Holy Herbs: Modern connections to Ancient plants”, which details about the herbs that have been men

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018AN AUTHOR REVISITING INSPIRATIONAL STORIES ABOUT GREAT LEADERS

Author Interview: Ashraf Haggag

Ashraf Haggag is a senior executive with nearly three decades of experience in close proximity to the corporate market. Having worked in Germany, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, his global experiences have helped him on his journey to become a non-fiction author and he is eager to bring enhanced cross-cultural awareness to today’s business leaders. He has come out with the boo

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018SPREADING SMILES AND HAPPINESS

Author Interview: Ashutosh Mishra

Ashutosh Mishra is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Mechanical engineer from IIT Delhi. In his corporate career of sixteen years, he has been a senior banker with global banks like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and is currently working with ANZ Bank. With gruelling work schedule and plenty of business travel, he was fortunate to realise the importance of health and wellbeing early on. Based on hi

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018WHEN STORIES ARE DAZZLING AND MAGICAL

Author Interview: Abhirup Dhar

Abhirup Dhar is a banker by profession. Born in Kolkata, he is filmy to the core and reviewed movies for a few portals. He is passionate about writing and that itself led him to pen his first book “Once Again… With Love!”. He has come up with another book “Stories are Magical”. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his latest book, Indian English short story genre, his favourite

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018A DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES

Book Review: 'It’s all about love' by Sourabh Mukherjee

The present generation of readers prefer the genre of short stories because it conveys intense messages like novellas to the readers but in lesser time; and like reading books on digital platforms. Publishing houses are also taking these changing reading habits and the preferred medium of the readers into account. The author Sourabh Mukherjee comes up with one such book “It’s all about love”, whi

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018WEAVING A MAGNIFICENT FANTASY WORLD

Author Interview: Sarang Mahajan

Sarang Mahajan is a novelist and a screenwriter. He has written TV shows for the channels such as Life Ok, Star Bharat and Colors Bangla. Among his popular shows was Hatim for Life Ok. He is currently in the limelight for his fantasy novel, Inkredia - Luwan of Brida, which is the first of the four books the Inkredia Series will have. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, he talks about his lat

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018A FAST-PACED BOOK WITH A REFRESHING STORYLINE

Book Review: 'Dare Dreamers' by Kartik Sharma and Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma

In the business world, Start-ups are the new cool. Many successful businesses of today started as Start-ups; and many entrepreneurs, both young and old, are embarking on such types of business ventures to develop viable business models to meet a marketplace need or problem. However, a start-up of superheroes is not much heard of, going even by standards of fictional or fantasy books. The authors

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018A POWER-PACKED SUSPENSE THRILLER

Book Review: 'Sniper’s Eye' by Mainak Dhar

Suspense thrillers are liked by readers for the sheer element of intrigue, plot twists, fascinating climaxes and the adrenaline rush that all this entails. This element of suspense and intrigue grows manifold when international mafias and geopolitical tensions are brought into the picture. The author Mainak Dhar comes up with the book “Sniper’s Eye”, which is a suspense thriller with a plot centr

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 WRITING ENGAGING DETECTIVE THRILLERS

Author Interview - Saumya Chaki

Saumya Chaki works as a Solutioning Leader in a global technology consulting firm by day, and an author by night. He holds a Masters in Technology from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. He has authored two non-fiction books “Enterprise Information Management in Practice” and “A Journey through 100 Years of Indian Cinema”. He has forayed into fiction with his book “Baptism by Fire”. He is also a frequent speaker

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018AN INTRIGUING CRIME THRILLER, AGAINST A BACKDROP OF INDO-PAK GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS

Book Review: 'Unforeseen' by Chandan Sen Gupta

India, along with many other developing countries, is becoming a growing hub for medical tourism, and a lot of foreign nationals come to our country for high quality and low cost medical treatment. Though visa hassles in such situations are quite common (though the Foreign ministry is doing commendable work in this regard, with facilities of visas on arrival and expediting the visa process on hum

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018AN AUTHOR DARING TO SOAR

Author Interview - Anuradha Prasad

Anuradha Prasad is a feature writer, artist and a model. She has done her PhD in English literature from Mumbai University and has had the privilege of working with the best publications in the country. She has published thousands of articles with top magazines and newspapers, and was featured on the cover of Times West-Side Plus. Her passion is writing and she has come out with the book “Coming

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018AN EVOCATIVE PORTRAIT OF KASHMIR’S SYNCRETISM

Book Review: 'Echoes from the valley' by Vinay Capila

Many contemporary fictions which deal with the Kashmir issue have been written in the recent years, and these describe the situation in Kashmir during the insurgency, the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits, and the lives of the Kashmiri people- both the Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims during the post-insurgency years. The author Vinay Capila comes up with such a book “Echoes from the Valley”, with a pre

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018A HOLISTIC HEALTH EXPERT BUSTING SOME COMMON WEIGHT-LOSS MYTHS

Author Interview - Garima Gupta

Garima Gupta is a mind-body wellness coach and holistic weight loss specialist. Her background in Psychology gives her a unique insight into how dieting or exercise will not help anyone lose weight unless, their mind, too, is looked after. She has come up with the book “The Body Nirvana: More than just a weight-loss Book”, published by Harper Collins. She also writes articles on holistic health a

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018AN EXQUISITE BOOK ON SELF-EMPOWERMENT AND SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT

Book Review: 'Infinity' by Minal Arora

A lot of books on the themes of the quest for the inner self and about the path and journey for realising the inner consciousness have been written, but the premise of these stories remain arcane to most readers. The author Minal Arora, a Serenity Surrender therapist, comes up with the book “Infinity”, which contains practical techniques and simple advice to connect with one’s higher self and liv

 

Monday, September 24, 2018ADVOCATING THE PATH FOR A GREEN ECONOMY

Book Review : 'Survive or Sink' by Naina Lal Kidwai

The issue of climate change and environmental pollution is a global challenge. The global community has come to realise this, which can be gauged by the signing of the historic Paris climate change agreement; and many governments worldwide are also pursuing initiatives and schemes for tackling these issues, India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) being an example. However, the US has withdrawn from t

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018A CORPORATE MOGUL WITH AN IMPRESSIVE LITERARY OEUVRE

Author Interview - Mainak Dhar


Mainak Dhar is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and has spent more than two decades in the corporate sector. After 15 years abroad, he moved back to India in 2014 as the Managing Director & CEO of the India operations of a leading multinational firm. A self-described cubicle dweller by day and writer by night, he ios also the author of over a dozen books, some of which include the Alice in Deadland

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018A POLYGLOT AUTHOR WRITING INTENSE STORIES

Author Interview - Ishita Deshmukh

Ishita Deshmukh is a multi-tasking marketing professional who currently runs a small home business in Singapore and helps with her family business back home at Puducherry. She is, in many ways, a mascot for national integration. Born to Bengali and Gujarati parents, she grew up on a steady diet of Tamil culture and French literature (in the lovely town of Puducherry), and is married to a Telegu b