Vikas Swarup, whose first book was adapted into the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, and Faramerz Dabhoiwala, the author of an opus on the history of sex lured visitors to Asia’s largest literary festival as organizers avoided Salman Rushdie.
England ended Sachin Tendulkar’s push for a 100th international century before wrapping up an innings victory over India in the final Test at the Oval to secure a sweep of the four-match series.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Deccan Chargers by nine wickets in the third-place playoff in cricket’s Indian Premier League.
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag hit half-centuries as India reached 214-3 to trail Australia by 119 runs in their series-opening cricket Test in Melbourne.
Shane Warne ended his cricket career with a victory as the Rajasthan Royals beat the Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets in the Indian Premier League.
India is 102-2 at lunch on day three of the opening cricket Test against England at Lord’s in London.
India leads England by 43 runs after day two of their second cricket Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Sachin Tendulkar passed 15,000 Test runs in his career as India closed on a win against the West Indies at stumps on day three of the first cricket Test.
India reached 193-5 at tea to trail England by 281 runs on day three of their opening cricket Test at Lord’s in London.
India took a 164-run lead in the series-opening cricket Test after dismissing West Indies for 173 and reaching 91-3 in its second innings.
"They deservedly are the No. 1 side in the world."
- Rahul Dravid on Aug 22, 2011