Author Akash Verma on writing “Urban Thrillers”

By Akash Verma My idea of writing an urban thriller is creating a story that is believable, riveting and strongly impassioned. I have read some nerve wracking murder mysteries, stories about outstanding secret agents, adventure thrillers from across the world; yet to be absolutely honest, it is tough to recreate one such story. My writing…

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A Global Dessert Trail by Monish Gujral

Restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author and celebrity chef, Monish Gujral in a tête-à-tête on what inspired him to write his latest book, ‘On the Dessert Trail’, everything that went behind the scene and his enriching experience of presenting the best desserts from across the world with a unique twist. How did this book come about? I…

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness with Arundhati Roy — Opening Day at Penguin Fever 2017

“One of the great risks of success and fame in the arts is that you could become domesticated or domesticate yourself by wanting to replicate or…reward people’s expectations,” — said the inimitable Arundhati Roy in her lucid voice, enrapturing a packed auditorium as she opened this year’s Penguin Fever, a special edition of the Spring…

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Things You Didn’t Know About Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas is the author of The Hate U Give. It’s her debut novel, and she was first inspired to write it while still a senior in college after news that an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, had been shot in the back by police. A supporter of the  #BlackLivesMatter movement, she was enraged…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels. His works include masterpieces like Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently, Inferno. Three of his Robert Langdon novels have been adapted for the screen by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks. They have all been international blockbusters. Here are some of…

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Magandeep Singh

A certified sommelier, Magandeep Singh found his calling in wines while working in France. In India, he likes to  divide his time between food and wine tastings, and writing columns about wine. He has also hosted a show called “Around the World in 85 Plates” for NDTV Good Times. His latest book ‘The Indian Spirit’…

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