Observe yourself, observe others, observe nature: Writing advice from poet K Satchidanandan

For writing poetry, it is hard to fix a schedule beforehand.

30 Aug 2020

‘Be less reverential about idea of art’: 'The Scent of God' author's advice to his younger self

I think success is the wrong word to use with literature. This is not investment banking or even science, where there are objective criteria, says author Saikat Majumdar.

23 Aug 2020

INTERVIEW | A writer needs to learn to live with a sense of despair: Author Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters, won the Commonwealth Prize for best first novel, Eurasia region.

16 Aug 2020

Remembering Rahat Indori who 'confronted life directly'

This couplet by Rahat Indori became a prominent slogan slogan during the anti-CAA protests:  Everybody’s blood is part of this nation’s soil/India does not belong to anybody’s father.

13 Aug 2020

Special regulations needed to conserve Chandni Chowk's unique heritage, says expert

As Chandni Chowk gets a makeover, the process should not overlook the unique identity of the heritage edifices on this stretch

10 Aug 2020

INTERVIEW| Good literature makes its place slowly & painfully: Anisur Rahman

He has worked and published in the areas of comparative, translation, postcolonial, and Urdu studies.

09 Aug 2020

For me, writing is a form of nirvana: Poet Sarabjeet Garcha

Sarabjeet Garcha is a poet, translator, editor and publisher. He is the author of four books of poems, including A Clock in the Far Past and a collection in Hindi.

05 Aug 2020

INTERVIEW| Writing empties and exhilarates me: Author AJ Thomas

His noted contributions include Germination (1989), Aagaami Pal Ka Nirman (2010),  Bhaskara Pattelar and Other Stories (1993) and Reflections of a Hen in Her Last Hour and Other Stories (2000).

26 Jul 2020

Revisiting archival musings of leading artists

Several art galleries are finding newer ways to connect with their visitors in the pandemic.

25 Jul 2020

‘A good sentence or turn of phrase can make one feel pure happiness’: Author Siddhartha Sarma

His recent non-fiction title was Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India (Penguin Hamish Hamilton India, 2019).

21 Jul 2020

'I continued working even from the hospital bed': The cancer survivor's podcast

A cancer survivor has started a podcast, that is helping her and others appreciate life much more than before

21 Jul 2020

I play language like an instrument: Author Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan is the author of seven books and is working on a new manuscript; details to be announced soon.

12 Jul 2020

The urban New Delhi, reimagined as an artist’s studio

In a new project, a Delhi-based architectural photographer documents the urban character of the city

09 Jul 2020

Recourse in poetry

The ongoing pandemic has made several poets dwell in the comfort of words more than ever before.

08 Jul 2020

New poets, new mediums

These new writers are promoting their works at several poetry platforms on social media that have their own set of dedicated followers.

07 Jul 2020