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Bollywood's original bad boy: Sanjay Dutt's life uncensored (Book Review) (19:02)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
Title: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood's Bad Boy; Author: Yasser Usman; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499

'Fault In Our Stars' getting Bollywood version amazing: Author (13:16)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green can't believe that the book is getting a Bollywood remake.

A 'secular' Godse and a fallible Mahatma (Book Review) (11:36)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Book: Why I Killed the Mahatma -- Uncovering Godse's Defence; Author: Koenraad Elst; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 251

Siliguri artist bags 10 lakh cash prize, 3-month residency in Scotland (14:56)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Biplap Sarkar is a fresh and talented artist from Siliguri but his artistic journey has found new boost after he was announced as the seventh recipient of Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2018.

Ajmer-based artist captures the myriad nuances of Krishna (14:44)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) "When Krishna is your muse," says Ajmer-based artist Ashok Hazra, "the art that captures the myriad nuances of this blue-skinned deity is bound to be both enigmatic and spiritual". And inspired by the Srinathji form of Krishna in Nathdwara of Rajasthan, Hazra is all set to showcase a solo show of paintings titled "Krishna - The Enigma" at Gallerie Ganesha in the capital.

India world's greatest land of opportunities: American author (11:40)
By Gokul BhagabatiIANS Photo Service
With a powerful combination of brainpower, entrepreneurial energy and favourable demographics, India is the world's greatest land of opportunities, says American author Richard M. Rothman, who has come up with a book that aims to help ordinary Indians do extraordinary things.

A mid-20th century French philosopher's lessons for our times (Book Review) (11:02)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
Title: Create Dangerously; Author: Albert Camus; Publisher: Penguin Modern/Penguin Books; Pages: 58; Price: Rs 50

Bad news and 'verse': A poetic journalist's contribution (Column: Bookends) (12:02)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
News is rather ephemeral. Since it has most effect -- in these times -- when on TV, we may paraphase Shakespeare's Macbeth to term it something "full of sound and fury" but soon forgotten due to our limited memory and the sheer volume of round-the-clock programming. But there are ways of preserving it for posterity.

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan (Book Review) (11:08)
By Porisma P. Gogoi
Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499

Legendary violinist Dilip Roy dead (22:34)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Legendary musician and violinist Dilip Roy died at his residence here following old age complications, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. He was 83.

Amitabh Bachchan rails against 60 year copyright rule, calls it 'rubbish' (17:46)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, has questioned the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. turns nostalgic at sports lit fest (15:40)
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Bringing together sports personalities of India, who have either written books or have been the subject of one or more books, Play Write 2018, a first-of-its-kind sports literature festival of India, got off to a colourful start here on Saturday.

President dedicates Odisha's Anand Bhawan museum to people (14:44)IANS Photo Service
Cuttack, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, the ancestral house of late former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, to the people of Odisha.

Now, Dalai Lama events to kick-start from Dharamsala (14:38)IANS Photo Service
Dharamsala, March 17 (IANS) After cancelling events in the national capital, the Tibetan government-in-exile will now start the pan-India programmes to mark the beginning of the 60th year of the Dalai Lama stepping on Indian soil, from its headquarters here, organisers said on Saturday.

'The Beatles reinvented themselves in Rishikesh' (IANS Interview) (11:34)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In February 1968, members of the legendary rock band, The Beatles, arrived in Rishikesh for a "momentous" sojourn. A teenage rebel -- a diehard Beatles fan himself -- watched them with keen interest. Five decades later, he has compiled an account of their stay here, and maintains that the three-year period that marked their affair with India was particularly significant in the life of the band.

Ancient sculpture of Hindu goddess on sale at Christie's (09:48)
New York, March 17 (IANS) An around 1000-year-old blackstone sculpture of Hindu warrior goddess Durga will be on sale at Christie's in New York next week.

Exhibition to host art, decor and design under one roof (18:22)
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) An interesting design-centric exhibition that brings together the best in the fields of art, decor and design will be taking place here over the weekend.

British Council to felicitate 100 Indian women (17:32)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As many as 100 Indian women will be awarded the British Council's 70th Anniversary Scholarships to mark the organisation's 70th anniversary in India here on Saturday. It is the organisation's largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, according to a top official.

The world needs more quality teachers: Brad Cohen whose book inspired film 'Hichki' (12:08)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Passion, perseverance and a flair for building relationships with students are pre-requisites for the kind of teachers that the world needs, says American motivational speaker and educator Brad Cohen, whose book "Front of The Class" -- detailing how Tourette Syndrome made him the teacher he never had -- has inspired upcoming Bollywood film "Hichki".

The 'home' of capitalism and the renovations it needs (Book Review) (11:36)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
Title: Why Wall Street Matters; Author: William D. Cohan; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 192; Price: Rs 499

Of women in business, quest, mystery and truths for children (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:16)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Are women getting their due at workplaces or are they being overlooked? What happens when a devastated man embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donated kidney? IANS book shelf for this weekend presents an exciting array of books that, apart from answering these questions, also feature a thrilling mystery novel and a book for children where 10 "idea-shapers" have valuable lessons for kids.

Touch of Italian Renaissance in Kolkata to celebrate 70 years of bilateral relationship (23:24)
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) In a bid to enthrall the people of Kolkata with a taste of authentic Italian art from the Renaissance period, a unique exhibition of famous Italian painter Raphael's works was inaugurated on Thursday as part of the multifarious events on occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.

'Maelstrom Rising' to get film adaptation (16:28)
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The film adaptation rights of author Gagandeep Bakshi's "Maelstrom Rising" have been acquired by 200 NOTOUT Cinemas, which backed "Sachin: A Billion dreams".

Grammy-nominated percussionist to headline Jazz India Circuit finale (14:00)
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Music lovers in the national capital have an exciting event coming up this weekend where Grammy-nominated percussionist Jamison Ross will be performing at the grand finale of the ongoing edition of Jazz India Circuit.

Harper Lee's estate sues over Broadway adaptation of 'Mockingbird' (13:38)
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing the producers of a much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the US novel, saying that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the novel and violates a contract.

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