Why do you want to write a book about me? Why not one on your famous brother?” – was Lily Tharoor’s first reaction when she learnt of her daughter Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s intention to write about her life.
Spring blooms a smile in Nature. Spring blooms joy in the human heart. There’s a fragrance of happiness all around. Green, red, orange, yellow, pink, blue, and violet – the abundance of colours during spring calls for a celebration with song and dance.
Valentine's Day was perfect for an exclusive festival on love, Chasing Love, presented by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation. The 3-day virtual boutique literature festival was online thanks to the pandemic and was pre-recorded for a seamless quality watch. The seven sessions with 26 speakers was curated by author and literature festival director Shinie Antony.
Prabha Khaitan Foundation organised a week-long Kitaab Festival in Delhi presented by Shree Cement, from 13 to 17 December, where English, Hindi and Urdu literatures were celebrated in the company of a niche audience. Eleven books were launched in these 5 days at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
Kolkata: Project `Muskaan’ – an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education for All Trust and supported by Shree Cement - will reach out to thousands of students across India to popularise heritage literature and culture by engaging them in cultural programmes, story-telling, dance, music, puppetry, theatre and art.
At the launch of his book A Bird From Afar at the Kitaab Books Festival organised by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement, writer and Times of India Executive Editor Anshul Chaturvedi talks about the mystique of Subhas Chandra Bose on whom his latest work is based. IBNS correspondent Shashi Sunny was present at the conversation between the writer and Suhel Seth and Nila Madhab
Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi's book on Swami Vivekananda, titled The Vivekananda Handbook for Everyday Living, was officially launched on Jun 28 this year. Days after it was launched, Chaturvedi spoke about the book in a candid conversation at The Write Circle Special, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings some excerpts
Kolkata: Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi said his new book on Swami Vivekananda is not a scholarly analysis of his religious views but an attempt to present the readers with an easy to comprehend work on the Hindu monk and his thoughts' relevance in daily life.
Former Information and Broadcasting Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari feels there is no need to have the portfolio which he once had served under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In an exclusive chat with Archana Dalmia in another session of Ek Mulakat Vishesh, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement, Tewari, a lawyer by profession, also spoke on crime and law. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings more
English novelist and former British politician, Jeffrey Archer, had his book Turn a Blind Eye launched in India at a virtual event of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In an exclusive conversation with Vidya Gajapathi Raju, Archer spoke about his new book and more. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event
Himanshu Gulati, the Indian-origin youngest MP of Norway, had also served as a Deputy Minister of Justice at the age of 25. He is one of the youngest politicians of the Scandinavian country to have assumed such a high profile post. Besides working for his party (Progress Party), Gulati, whose parents are from India, has a keen interest in travelling and has been to more than 160 countries. In an exclusive chat with Ehsaas Woman of Chandigarh, Rishma Gill, Gulati spoke about his political journey as a Norwegian and much more at a session in Ek Mulakat Vishesh, hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event
In a virtual session of Tete-a-tea organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation of Kolkata, UK-based author, journalist and social worker Lady Mohini Kent Noon, had an engaging conversation with Dr Alka Bagri and Bina Rani – two leading women achievers of Indian origin in the UK and cancer survivors. The two women spoke on the overarching influence of mothers in their lives as the session focussed on Lady Mohini Kent Noon’s book 'Dear Mama', a compilation of intimate letters to their mothers written by billionaires, spiritual gurus, members of the British House of Lords, political leaders, members of royal families, actors, entrepreneurs, journalists, photographers and doctors. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of the conversation
Kolkata/IBNS: It was a mesmerising evening where the participants soaked in the explosion of colours, songs and dance that symbolise Holi, the festival of multi-hued love marking the advent of spring.
Lord Meghnad Desai, a British economist and a Labour politician in the UK, was the guest at Kitaab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In the course of his interaction with Indian economist and civil servant Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Lord Desai spoke about his book Rebellious Lord, Indian politics and economy. India Blooms brings excerpts
Author Nasreen Munni Kabir was the guest at the "tête-à-tea" organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation. During her conversation with Namrata Joshi, Kabir spoke about her latest book In the Year of Sahir 2021 Diary which is based on poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts