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India is of the size of continent, should finish in top 5 at Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has said India is such a large country that it should finish among the top 5 at the Olympics rather than satisfying with a couple of medals. Speaking at the book launch of ‘Dreams of a Billion India and the Olympic Games’ co-written by Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta, Rijiju stressed […..]

Books like these are much required in India: Gopichand on Dreams of a Billion


Dreams of a Billion, by Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta, gets its timing right as it hits the stands in the Tokyo Olympic year with stories of triumph and lessons from the lives of India’s Olympic heroes. In the lead up to Tokyo Olympics 2020, celebrated sports historian Boria Majumdar and journalist Nalin Mehta’s new […..]

Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta narrate tales of India’s Olympic stars in new book


WHO IS A CHAMPION? PV Sindhu had just won her quarter-final in Rio against the legendary Wang Yihan of China, and all of us, members of the Indian media contingent, were euphoric. One more win and Sindhu could finally end India’s medal drought. Later that evening, Gopichand bumped into Boria by the gate of the […..]

Book to chronicle India’s Olympic journey

A new book will chronicle India’s journey in the global sports arena of Olympics – the wins, the misses, the star sportspersons, their stories, and the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead of India to make its mark at the mega sporting event. “Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games” written by Boria Majumdar with […..]

Behind a Billion Screens a national bestseller

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Nalin Mehta’s book ‘Behind a Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India’ has become a national non-fiction bestseller. The book, which systematically examines the problems with India’s television, and why it matters to all of us, has been flying off the bookshelves ever since its launch on 8 May 2015. Introducing the book […..]

Mehta’s ‘Behind a Billion Screens’ features in New York Times

Nalin Mehta’s recently released book ‘Behind a Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India’ is receiving rave reviews from around the world. The New York Times devoted an entire column to the book, where the novelist Manu Joseph noted that “Mr. Mehta’s book portrays a host of problems facing Indian television” and the […..]

How a book launch set the stage for a fight between private and public television

The release of senior journalist Nalin Mehta’s book and the discussions that followed have revealed the deep contradictions held by Indian journalists and also the crisis that engulfs the media profession. Mehta’s Behind a Million Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India was launched at a special event in Delhi on May 8. […..]