Kunzum Media Lab presents Creative Writing Workshop on Saturday, Jan 28, New Delhi

THEME: Turning Yourself Into a Character TUTOR: Brandi Dawn Henderson WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2012; 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Kunzum Media Lab, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi FEE: Rs. 500

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A Career in Travel Writing; Film Screenings; Book Club and more at Kunzum Travel Cafe

Mark you calendars – it is the time for events at Kunzum Travel Cafe in New Delhi in the coming days. Here goes: BookWag, the Book Club, hosts travel writer Rishad Saam Mehta on Saturday, Jan 21, 11:00 a.m. Well known travel writer Rishad Saam Mehta will be launching his new book, Hot Tea Across…

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BookWag Meet on December 17: Book Recommendations by Attendees

BookWag Meet on December 17: Book Recommendations by Attendees

The first meeting went very successfully with just about the right number of people – ten! Some of the pics have been posted here. Following are some of the recommendations by members who attended the meet:

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BookWag meeting, Dec 24, Delhi: Theme – Travel and Adventure

After the successful BookWag meet on December 17, we are meeting again on December 24 as per the following details:

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BookWag is meeting on Dec 17, 2011 in New Delhi

BookWag meetings are off the blocks. You are invited to join Shubra Krishan, well known author and editor, for a discussion on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Kunzum Travel Cafe, T-49 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110016 (For directions call 9650702777). The meeting is open to all.

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Are you an active book clubber at BookWag?

BookWag is back after a long hiatus. With a clear objective of facilitating the setting up of book clubs around the country. Even beyond India. If you would like to start a club, or join an existing one, BookWag is the platform for you. You will meet other book lovers, exchange notes with them, and…

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Not Sharpe enough!

Not Sharpe enough!

by Nimish Dubey There are many who believe that Tom Sharpe writes the funniest books in the world today. And there is good reason for this belief. The English author has been entertaining readers for over three decades now with books that mix confusion and destruction with an amazing turn of phrase. One critic had…

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Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

by Nimish Dubey The world knows him as an intrepid adventurer, who last month became the oldest Briton to stand atop Mount Everest. But the 65-year-old Sir Ranulph Fiennes is also a fine author with a dry sense of humour and a narrative skill that matches his flair for adventure. So even as Sir Ranulph…

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Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

by Nimish Dubey His effort on Everest in 1924 might have cost him his life, but it made George Mallory a legend. Speculation is rife as to whether he actually made it to the top or failed while doing so, and almost every year an author tries to unravel the mystery of what has now…

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Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

by Nimish Dubey Solving unresolved mysteries with a dash of fiction has been a formula followed by many bestselling authors. The results can vary from the ludicrous to the brilliant. Fortunately, Jeffrey Archer’s “semi-fictional or semi-historical” narrative of mountaineer George Mallory, Paths of Glory, falls squarely into the latter category.

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India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

By Nimish Dubey There has hardly been a dull moment in India since the nation gained independence. Be it scandals, battles, political India After Gandhi manoeuvrings, betrayal, assassinations, riots, victories…the national has seen it all and more. And is continuing to see it. So, it is a colossal pity that there has been no decent…

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Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

By Nimish Dubey Most people remember him as the eccentric captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, but  The Examiner in an excellent article points out that some of Johnny Depp’s most notable performances have come in films based on books. The actor, who turned 46 on June 9, has the following…

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Reading List: Seven Fantasy Series You Must Try!

The world of fantasy must be feeling seriously deprived with the death of David Eddings a few days ago. Eddings, like many other fantasy writers, was known for his series of books with the same central characters that enthralled millions of readers all over the world. In his honour, Bookwag presents seven fantasy fiction series…

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