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Bibliofile

New book from Khushwant, touching 100, Sandipan Deb's Aardvark Media, and Oxford India Perennials

Bibliofile
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Freehand Writing

The grand old man of letters, Khushwant Singh, touching 100, is all set to come out with his new book, A Freethinker’s Prayer Book. Editors working with him say he is as excited as always before the launch of a new book, his memory is sharp as ever, but only that he gets tired soon. And if you thought he has sobered up, sample these lines from the book: “Old age is a nuisance. It buggers up your life. Though I have not yet gone senile and I have been spared the indignity of bedpans and nurses wiping my bottom, it is now time to go.”


Bookworms Beware

Aardvark Media is the latest start-up in publishing, led by former managing editor of Outlook Sandipan Deb. Aardvark is betting big on e-publishing, which is still taking baby steps in India....

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