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Twist from the past

Dark memories are always there in everyone’s life that come back, for no good reason at all.

02 Dec 2017

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Harry Potter puts a curse on Barnes & Noble's sales 

Shares in Barnes & Noble Inc. fell 12.2 percent, to $6.85 in afternoon trading. The company's shares have dropped more than 45 percent in the past 12 months.

01 Dec 2017

The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival logo. (Photo | Indulge)
Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 from Jan 25; Hamid Karzai, Mohammed Yunus, 'Spotlight' team's Michael Rezendes, writer Helen Fielding among first list of 60 speakers

The Jaipur Literature Festival today announced its first list of 60 speakers for its 11th edition scheduled to begin from January 25 next year.

28 Nov 2017

Writer Kiran Nagarkar.
Padmavati row: Don't know if I would've written 'Cuckold' now, says writer Kiran Nagarkar

Speaking at the two-day Times LitFest, the 75-year-old author said that he is afraid of writing anything that might offend "people who do not understand literature or history".

26 Nov 2017

Anuk Arudpragasam winning DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. (Twitter Photo | the DSC Prize)
I would love to live in India, says Sri Lankan writer and DSC Prize winner Anuk Arudpragasam

By Zafri Mudasser Nofil Dhaka, Nov 26 (PTI) Sri Lankan writer Anuk Arudpragasam, the winner of this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, lov...

26 Nov 2017

‘Women are admonished, their behaviour questioned’

Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang, won critical acclaim for its approach to a crucial issue.

25 Nov 2017

History with a heart

Based on the true accounts of diplomats, this is past viewed through the lens of fiction

25 Nov 2017

Devdari Falls in Mirzapur
Pre-liberalisation in purvanchal

It’s a world when India stood at a crossroads of a stifling socialist order and the apparently problem of poverty

25 Nov 2017

Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond gets lifetime achievement award

The Chandigarh Literary Society today conferred upon children's author Ruskin Bond its first Lifetime Achievement Award -- comprising a citation and Rs 2 lakh cash.

25 Nov 2017

The force that is Padmavati

In this exclusive excerpt from Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen by Anuja Chandramouli, the queen turns to the gods seeking their intervention

18 Nov 2017

The chessboard of empires

Using previously available material and long-buried archives, the lucid writing merges legends and historical details.

18 Nov 2017

‘Mythology can be a Liberating Journey’

Among the prominent Indian writers on mythology today is Anuja Chandramouli, who has created quite a buzz with her prolific writing. Shortly three of her books will be out in a span of less than a for

18 Nov 2017

Egyptian soldiers tend to the wounded after an attack on the reviewing platform which killed President Anwar Sadat
Challenges of 1970s’ egypt revealed

These collected essays focus on some recurring topics that the country faced as it transitioned from one phase to another

11 Nov 2017

Potential lost

There are too many breadcrumbs leading out of the story, none of which amount to anything.

11 Nov 2017

Development that usurps nature

The multi-linear narrative tells a story that reflects the problems that plague various societies

11 Nov 2017

The Great War on Prithvi: A mythological thriller with an Indian flavour

The Great War on Prithvi is a racy read and a reflection of contemporary Indian fiction

07 Nov 2017

Image of Satyajit Ray while recording for Pather Panchali (1955). (Photo | wikimedia commons)
Book Review: The making of 'Shatranj ke Khilari'

When it comes to be counted in the world's greatest directors, only one name finds place -- Satyajit Ray.

06 Nov 2017

Shailli Chopra
‘There is need to put the spotlight on women writing’

Shailli Chopra, founder of SheThePeople, talks about the exclusive book club by women, for women and about women

04 Nov 2017

Salman Rushdie
Missing the quintessential midnight’s child touch

A dark, deep and at times delightful read that definitely could have been more

04 Nov 2017

Walk in the woods

What is true of mountains is also true of this book. In one way, it lives up to the ‘wanderings’ part of its title.

04 Nov 2017

K Satchidanandan | Courtesy - http://satchidanandan.com
K Satchidanandan selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

K Satchidanandan, has been selected for this year's Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Kerala government's highest literary honour.

01 Nov 2017