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Books and Authors

Books and Authors

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



In this podcast, National Books Editor Manjula Narayan tells you about books, authors and their journeys. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

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Available Episodes

61:54
Books & Authors podcast with Ravindra Rathee, author, True To Their Salt
EPISODE 172
22 Sep 2022

"When the British decided to try the INA (Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army) soldiers at Lal Qila, it was the last nail in the coffin. Intelligence reports of the time ar ... Read more

22 Sep62 MINS
50:20
Books & Authors podcast with Bibek Debroy, author Inked in India
EPISODE 171
16 Sep 2022

"Most people who use fountain pens today use foreign ones because they are not even aware that Indian fountain pens are made. We have a serious marketing and distribution problem," ... Read more

16 Sep50 MINS
49:51
Books & Authors with Dr Ekta Chaudhary, author, Garden Up
EPISODE 170
09 Sep 2022

"Gardening is not about spending lots of money. You can basically start from your kitchen, and that's what I've tried to convey in this book. And don't be scared. Even if you fail, ... Read more

09 Sep50 MINS
55:04
Books & Authors with Renuka Narayanan, author, Learning from Loss
EPISODE 169
01 Sep 2022

"The Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Srimad Bhagavatam, and the Buddhist epics like the Manimekalai all recognise that it's a random universe and that anything can go wrong at any t ... Read more

01 Sep55 MINS
59:35
Books & Authors with Vaibhav Purandare, author, Shivaji, India's Great Warrior King
EPISODE 168
25 Aug 2022

"What stood out for me about Shivaji is that a man who was believed to have no hope at all emerged as a giant killer. There are numerous instances when previous biographies have go ... Read more

25 Aug60 MINS
54:37
Books & Authors with Saaz Aggarwal, author, Losing Home; Finding Home
EPISODE 167
18 Aug 2022

"The Sindhi language of the common people, which encompasses wonderful ways of thinking, is now lost. For Sindhis in India, the language is gone, the culture is gone, and the histo ... Read more

18 Aug55 MINS
54:38
Books & Authors podcast with Pravin Sawhney, author, The Last War
EPISODE 166
11 Aug 2022

"Since 2018, the Chinese have been preparing for an AI war. Today they are in the Tibet Autonomous Region and their robots also have real data sets which they have acquired from th ... Read more

11 Aug55 MINS
56:33
Books & Authors podcast with Dr Pallavi Joshi, author, Fast but Lost; Overcoming Depression in City Life
EPISODE 165
04 Aug 2022

"Being female puts you at a much higher risk of depression. Typically, the challenges that women face in each decade are really different - from puberty to childbearing and menopau ... Read more

04 Aug57 MINS
44:34
Books and Authors podcast with Meeti Shroff-Shah, author, The Death of Kirti Kadakia
EPISODE 164
28 Jul 2022

"Plotting is important in the murder mystery genre, but there have been times when my characters have done things I hadn't planned for them to do, and these have been the most rewa ... Read more

28 Jul45 MINS
54:04
Books & Authors podcast with Kubbra Sait, author, Open Book
EPISODE 163
21 Jul 2022

"I felt I had the courage to own up to who I am and to my truest authentic self. And that is a superpower." - Kubbra Sait, actor and author, 'Open Book; Not Quite a Memoir', talks ... Read more

21 Jul54 MINS
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