I was just starting to become entrapped in the business of reading, and so everything about a book was fascinating — the old cover design under the scratched and dented lamination, the insides of the cover, sometimes with a map or Latin inscription, the tiny publishing date, the binding, the typeface, the illustrations, everything. Sometimes I’d borrow a book just because I liked the way it looked and Kaka would sneer and grimace while signing it out, “What do you want with this, you boy?” I just wanted to hold the thing, open it properly and look at it. I now suspect I also wanted to see if it smelt it slightly different from the Enid Blytons, Billy Bunters and Biggles that were my staple. … [Read more...] about Books in a bottle: Will the smell of books become a thing of the past?
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“After 15 days of my son’s death, I came to know that my son was murdered by his wife and Charanjit. Amandeep had developed illicit relations with Charanjit and the duo planned my son’s death. They gave him some poisonous substance. I wanted a postmortem to be conducted on my son, but the duo did not allow it and he was cremated in a haste.” … [Read more...] about Woman, ‘lover’ booked for killing husband
Rajasthan’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) booked an additional superintendent of police from the special operation group, Satpal Midha for allegedly demanding Rs 2 crore as bribe on behalf of additional director general of police (ADGP), SOG-ATS, Anil Paliwal from an official of credit cooperative society, in lieu of settling a case, officials said on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Rajasthan police officer booked for seeking Rs 2 crore bribe, another top cop in crosshairs
In July 2015, Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts and former head of Tata Sons, said his greatest mistake was branding of the Nano car as the cheapest instead of the ‘most affordable’, which was the intention of the company. Branding the car as the cheapest created a negative impact on the market, he said. “Success comes i f one took decisions that one thinks are the right ones,” Tata said. … [Read more...] about Business insights in the pandemic: The 2 books Bill Gates recommends from his bookshelf
Let’s keep in mind here Lady Colin’s pedigree. In 1992 she published Diana In Private: The Princess Nobody knows which was the first biography to air claims that the royal had bulimia and that she had an affair with James Hewitt. While her claims were rubbished at the time, those two points were later borne out to be true. In the decades since then, Lady Colin has made a name for herself as a reality TV contestant and starred in a documentary called Lady C and The Castle. Last year, Lady Colin sparked outrage after going on TV to defend Prince Andrew and said that while she was not defending Jeffrey Epstein, “there’s a difference between a minor and a child.” … [Read more...] about Book claims Meghan Markle wanted to leave Prince Charles’ 70th birthday