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#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

10 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the toughest and most sought-after professional courses in the country.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

07 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

No more Chetan's 'Half Girlfriend' in railway stations: Here's why

22 Aug 2019

No more Chetan's 'Half Girlfriend' in railway stations: Here's why

Earlier this month, writer Chetan Bhagat was seen buying one of his own (pirated) books from a traffic-signal vendor.

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

22 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the gateway to top institutes like IITs and NITs, is the most popular exam for engineering aspirants.

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

21 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Preparing for GATE 2020? Here are some must-read books

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

29 Jul 2019

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

MP Vijay Kumar is an illustrious Chartered Accountant who needs no introduction. He is popular among CA students across the country for his books on various finance/accounting subjects.

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

27 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: What are the best-recommended books for CA aspirants?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the toughest and most sought-after professional courses in the country.

Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes

21 Jun 2019

Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes

For decades, children have been taught problematic lessons on gender stereotypes. Children's books show women being relegated to kitchen chores, while men either read a newspaper or "go to work".

Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize

02 Feb 2019

Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize

The winner of Australia's top literature prize is a refugee who is not allowed in Australia. Paradoxical much?

World's cutest dog, Boo, dies from 'heartbreak' at age 12

20 Jan 2019

World's cutest dog, Boo, dies from 'heartbreak' at age 12

If 2019 has already started bad for you, we have another morose news.

This IIT-Delhi team helps blind students 'see' diagrams using 3D-printing

17 Jan 2019

This IIT-Delhi team helps blind students 'see' diagrams using 3D-printing

We all believe in education for all, but even today, visually impaired students are not getting the education they really deserve.

More engaging stories needed to draw attention of children: Bond

10 Dec 2018

More engaging stories needed to draw attention of children: Bond

Master storyteller Ruskin Bond has said that more engaging stories are needed to draw the undivided attention of children from page one itself.

I like to be criticized, it makes me aware: Bachchan

17 Nov 2018

I like to be criticized, it makes me aware: Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he's fine taking criticism as it assures that the work has been consumed by the audience as opposed to people not watching a film at all.

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

15 Nov 2018

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

Senior journalist Prannoy Roy will come out with a book early next year, which seeks to demystify general elections and answer critical questions on electoral politics.

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

10 Nov 2018

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech today saying it was the "basis of civilization", after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's Literary Festival, to be held till tomorrow.

Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna

13 Oct 2018

Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday released a biography of late Anumolu Ramakrishna, a pioneer in the application of innovative systems and construction techniques in the Indian construction sector.

This book offers remedies to help you deal with stress

22 Sep 2018

This book offers remedies to help you deal with stress

At a time when depression, especially among youth, is becoming a major issue of concern, a book offers an understanding of life's basic principles and suggestions on how to deal with mental stress.

When Stephen King inspired the writer in Nikhil Pradhan!

15 Sep 2018

When Stephen King inspired the writer in Nikhil Pradhan!

Newbie author Nikhil Pradhan picked up a worn-out copy of Stephen King's 'Christine' in school and since then he has been enthralled by the prospect of the unknown and the things that live there.

Artistes will always fight for freedom of expression: Deepa Mehta

10 Sep 2018

Artistes will always fight for freedom of expression: Deepa Mehta

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta swears by Tony Morrison's quote, "All art is political," and says artistes across the world will always fight for freedom of expression, trying not to succumb to "self-censorship".

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

07 Sep 2018

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, 'The Rule Breakers'.

Bob Woodward's book, a work of fiction: US President Trump

06 Sep 2018

Bob Woodward's book, a work of fiction: US President Trump

US President Donald Trump has described famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, which has some damaging revelation about his presidency, as a work of fiction.

Comic series on Dara Singh to motivate youth in Punjab

30 Aug 2018

Comic series on Dara Singh to motivate youth in Punjab

The heroic exploits of legendary Dara Singh, in the ring and outside it, would soon come in a graphic avatar as a comic book series is set to be launched on the wrestling icon's life.

Women writers surpass men in 2018 DSC Literature Prize entries

26 Aug 2018

Women writers surpass men in 2018 DSC Literature Prize entries

The DSC Prize has emerged as a top recognition in South Asia's literary landscape and this year more than half of the eligible entries from publishers worldwide include novels written by women.

Ruchir Sharma's next book on how democracy works in India

21 Aug 2018

Ruchir Sharma's next book on how democracy works in India

Global investor-writer Ruchir Sharma's new book looks into how Indian democracy works and analyzes its glaring foibles and surprising strengths.

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

15 Aug 2018

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

Four years after the death of the legendary Khushwant Singh, a new book brings together some of his finest writings on his native land Punjab.

A book on Warren Buffett's investing style

14 Aug 2018

A book on Warren Buffett's investing style

Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the 20th century's most profitable, trendsetting companies and a new book seeks to uncover the key insights of his investments by journeying through his career that began in the late 1950s.

'Ek doctor ki maut' writer Ramapada Chowdhury dies at 95

29 Jul 2018

'Ek doctor ki maut' writer Ramapada Chowdhury dies at 95

Acclaimed Bengali writer Ramapada Chowdhury, whose story "Abhimanyu" was made into a Hindi movie "Ek doctor ki maut", has died at a Kolkata hospital today, his family said.

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

25 Jul 2018

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

The CBSE has filed an appeal in Madras High Court challenging a single judge order mandating schools affiliated to CBSE to adhere to NCERT prescribed syllabus and books alone.

Biography of esteemed Marathi actor Bal Gandharva translated to Hindi

23 Jul 2018

Biography of esteemed Marathi actor Bal Gandharva translated to Hindi

The Hindi translation of renowned Marathi theater actor and singer Bal Gandharva's biography was recently launched at Rabindra Bhawan in New Delhi.

Chandamama, a fast friend of 90s' kids, dying slow death

15 Jul 2018

Chandamama, a fast friend of 90s' kids, dying slow death

With software company Geodesic Ltd under IT and ED scanner over siphoning of funds, its subsidiary, the famed Chandamama, a Chennai-based magazine, has also fallen from grace.

Book tells kids how to tackle difficult childhood experiences

14 Jul 2018

Book tells kids how to tackle difficult childhood experiences

A new book introduces kids to discussions around difficult childhood experiences and addresses issues like grief and healing.

Dutt to pen autobiography: Will we get honesty this time?

11 Jul 2018

Dutt to pen autobiography: Will we get honesty this time?

Actor Sanjay Dutt will come out with his autobiography next year in which he will reveal many interesting stories that he "never had the chance to tell before".

Hussain Zaidi's new novel, a tribute to men in uniform

01 Jul 2018

Hussain Zaidi's new novel, a tribute to men in uniform

Crime writer Hussain Zaidi pays tribute to the men in uniform in his new novel "Eleventh Hour".

WWF-India launches its first-ever comic book about awareness of nature

23 Jun 2018

WWF-India launches its first-ever comic book about awareness of nature

WWF-India has launched its first-ever comic book for the love of nature and to raise awareness about its protection among children.

Was threatened against releasing autobiography, alleges Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham

16 Jun 2018

Was threatened against releasing autobiography, alleges Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham

Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, alleged she received death threats and was asked to not release her autobiography.

'Imran Khan is gay, sexually-harassed me': Shocking allegations by Reham

11 Jun 2018

'Imran Khan is gay, sexually-harassed me': Shocking allegations by Reham

Days after Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, received legal notice for her new book, more sensational claims by her have now made headlines.

Pakistan bans school books showing Kashmir in India

08 Jun 2018

Pakistan bans school books showing Kashmir in India

Pakistan has banned social studies books in private schools in Punjab province for showing Kashmir as a part of India in its map.

Shocking allegations about Wasim Akram, others in Reham Khan's new-book

07 Jun 2018

Shocking allegations about Wasim Akram, others in Reham Khan's new-book

Former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Reham Khan, is in trouble. She has been slapped notices by four persons for "defaming" them in her yet-to-be-released book, the manuscript of which was leaked online.

6 apps to use if you don't have a Kindle

30 May 2018

6 apps to use if you don't have a Kindle

We can safely assume Amazon's Kindle is the most preferable way to read e-books.

Use this app to borrow free e-books, audiobooks from libraries

29 May 2018

Use this app to borrow free e-books, audiobooks from libraries

Libby is a digital library app that allows users to borrow e-books and audiobooks from public libraries.