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‘Surdas’ of Sanand strikes gold with cheque of Rs 4.5cr

48, has a lot common with Surdas, the 15th-century blind saint, poet and musician, known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna.Like Surdas, Thakore too is blind, a poet and a noted devotional singer in Khoraj, Sanand — similarities which have earned him the sobriquet of Sanand's Surdas.'Surdas' Thakore was surrounded by his large family — including two brothers, their wives, nephews and...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Ahmedabad

Enid Blyton's Famous Five novels are adult's most loved children's books

Famous Five, firm favourites for parents: Enid Blyton's stories top poll of adult's most loved children's booksFirm favourite: Enid Blyton's first Famous Five book. The series of children's books is the favourite of parents in Britain, a poll has foundIt may be 70 years since they first appeared, but Enid Blyton’s Famous Five novels remain the books most favoured by parents for their children, a poll...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

New York Public Library's Renovation Project Cleared

Must Develop Engineering Plan to Protect Famous Reading Room and Create a Historical Record of Its Century-Old Book StacksThe New York Public Library's planned renovation project has cleared city and state reviews on the condition it develop an engineering plan to protect its famous reading room and create a historical record of its century-old book stacks before they are dismantled.The project still...
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others | City : New York

Comic book character Archie to be killed off

photo released by Archie Comics shows "Life with Archie." Archie Comics says the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July 2014 installment of "Life with Archie."Archie Comics announced on Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of "Life with...
Source : Ndtv |
Category : Others

UP man creates world's 'smallest' book

Claiming it to be the world's smallest book, Verma is going to apply to the Limca and Guinness book of World Record to list his work. This rare hand-made book carries the hand-made portrait of world famous painters, including Picaso,, Rabindra Nath Tagore and MF Hussain, on one side and text about the work of these painters on the other side. It has 25 pages in all. According to Verma, the smallest...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : National

The Biography He Deserved

Lincoln was a moral hero for Lord Charnwood and his cause was the only right one.Books about Abraham Lincoln are legion and usually lengthy. The most famous of these books and the longest is perhaps also the worst: Carl Sandburg's multivolumed biography, a repository of folklore and myth-making that Edmund Wilson called "the cruellest thing that happened to Lincoln since he was shot by Booth." Lincoln...
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others

Bloomsbury withdraws book 'The Descent of Air India' blaming Praful Patel

best"If the contents of the book have caused any embarrassment to Mr Patel, we sincerely regret the same and it was never our intention to discredit him in any manner," Bloomsbury, publishers of famous books as theThe book, 'The Descent of Air India', published on October 11, chronicles the financial troubles of Air India. It claims that its mammoth deal to buy 111 planes in 2005 and 2006 withlead...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : National

Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' short listed for Man Booker

famous Indian American author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri's book has been short listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for the year 2013. Her book 'The Lowland' has been shortlisted among the six top books of various writers.According to sources, the Lowland provides a view of suburban Kolkata (Calcutta) through the eyes of Subhash, who is divided from his rebel Naxalite brother U...
Source : News Track India |
Category : International | City : Agra

Comic book icon Archie to die in July's final issue

Archie Comics announced that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of 'Life with Archie,' a comic book series that tells the story of grown-up renditions of Archie and his Riverdale gang."We've been building up to this moment since we launched 'Life with Archie' five years ago and knew that any book that was telling...
Source : DDINews |
Category : Entertainment | City : National

Court jester Gopal Bhanrandapos;s progenies to attend book rlease programme

Gopal Bhanr, the famous court jester of medieval Bengal, who still stands tall as an overpowering legend with his awesome wit, sense of humour and wisdom, will come to life with his progenies being present at a book release programme at the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair on February three. Written by veteran journalist Sujit Roy, the book, Gopal Bhanrer Sandhane makes the first investigation into the...
Source : Webindia123 |
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