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I live in surreal, dystopian present: Manjula Padmanabhan ( Interview)
She lives in a "surreal and dystopian" world and thus hasn't been too impacted by the lockdown triggered by the coronarirus pandemic, says playwright, author and illustrator Manju...
KDP Pen to Publish 2019 contest winners announced by Amazon
Amazon on Friday announced the winners of its third Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Pen to Publish 2019 Contest, which recognises literary excellence among self-published authors f...
The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother'
"This is not an attempt at literary writing; the passages featured in this book are reflections of my observations and sometimes unprocessed thoughts; expressed without filter," P...
In contemporary times, writing is political activity: Benyamin
For him, it is important that the tales he decides to tell not only relate but also 'belong' to him in multiple ways. And while some stories have a range wide enough for many path...
J.K. Rowling's 'The Ickabog' bedtime stories released online
Breaking new ground, J.K. Rowling, the creator of the immensely popular Harry Potter series, on Tuesday launched the online serialisation of a new 34-part series, 'The Ickabog', ...
Benyamin's 'Body and Blood' out soon
"Body and Bloo", the latest novel by multiple award- winning writer Benyamin is all set to be released by HarperCollins soon. Following the lives of men and women caught in a web ...
India's forgotten war with China
The only India-China conflict that remains etched in our collective memory is the 1962 war, which India tragically lost. But five years later, in 1967, India and China faced off o...
Annual library lending figures reveal UK's most borrowed e-books
'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman has been revealed as the UKs most borrowed e-book of 2018-19, with Sally Rooneys 'Normal People', 'Circe' by Madeleine Mille...
'The Hunger Games' prequel novel launches in India
Coming as a prequel to the cinematically-adapted worldwide bestselling 'The Hunger Games' series by author Suzanne Collins, a new novel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' revisi...
When you're writing fiction, reality is the myth: Tishani Doshi
There was a definite moment in her life when she knew that she had to write poetry. And the place of verse in the larger scheme of things has forever intrigued her. While she work...
Binge-worthy books to sail through Lockdown 4.0
Life in the lockdown has not been easy for most of us. Were isolated and theres no sign of things changing anytime soon....
Recontextualising Raja Rao, a pioneer of Indian-Anglian writing, for today's generation (Book Review)
He is counted among the trinity that includes Mulk Raj Anand and R.K. Narayan and his belief that the philosophy of 'Advaita or nondualism offers a solution to the political and s...
'Soar' a heart-warming tale of Hindu-Muslim brotherhood (Book Review)
Conventional wisdom has it that there are bound to be differences when two communities live cheek-by-jowl in one country but that these were exacerbated by the British colonial ru...
'The End Of October' ominously prescient of Covid-19
Doomsday theories have been flying thick and fast ever since the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has affected close to 5 million people and claimed nearly 400,000 l...
In whatever format, JLF will endure: Sanjoy Roy
Earlier this year, the Rajasthan government ruled that the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), dubbed the greatest literary show on earth, would have to shift out of the Digg...
'Wuhan Diary' releases in India
The much-talked about 'Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has released in India in the ebook format....
'My Son's Inheritance' an eye-opening myth-buster (Book Review)
For generations, it has been drilled into Indians right from their school days onward that non-violence is the essence of the nation's culture. Not so argues a new book by Aparna ...
I wish I hadn't destroyed so many manuscripts: Bijoya Sawian
The perfectionist that she is, Bijoya Sawian wishes she had not destroyed so many manuscripts in the past and whose just-published "Shallow Men", set in her native Shillong - actu...
Pulitzer Prize questions India's legitimacy over Kashmir
In a major controversy, the Pulitzer Prize board has questioned India's legitimacy over Kashmir, calling the valley a "contested territory" whose "independence" was revoked and "e...
Danseuse Leela Samson heads JCB lit prize jury for 2020
Noted Bharatanatyam dancer former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi and author Leela Samson will head the five-member jury for the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2020. ...
Sunny Leone goes to the farm
Lady Gaga's 16-track album 'Chromatica' is out now
Kirti Kulhari: Lockdown has given me time to introspect
Hrithik is 'proud' of cousin Pashmina ahead of her B'wood debut
Mini Mathur doesn't need a salon
Payal Ghosh celebrates 11 years of film debut
Drink coffee to cut risk of digestive disorders like gallstone
Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources
Hoping Olympics goes on for selfish reasons, says Biles
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