Nicole Krauss shares about her intemacy with Israel. Krauss extends the idea of the self to Israel, painting a portrait of a nation that was created after a deadly war, and for the past 70 years, has become “a place that is constantly becoming itself”,
Thomas L Friedman on the future worker and why it is too early to write globalisation’s epitaph.
In India to attend the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest, writer Gary Shteyngart on the joy of being a “little stupid” occasionally and why social media appeals to our basest instinct.
Anuk Arudpragasam won the prestigious award for his novel The Story of a Brief Marriage.
Jury chair Ritu Menon described Anuk Arudpragasam's work as a "remarkable novel", saying it had "several exceptional qualities". The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was founded in 2010 and over the past seven years has emerged as a major literary award.
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"
This futuristic eye-shaped library in China has a huge collection of books and novels that have been placed in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in a five-storey high space building.
Writer Mark Kurlansky on how he finds the remarkable histories of unremarkable things
The biography traverses the predictable path of recounting Hema’s childhood years, strict Tamilian upbringing under the watchful eyes of her mother Jaya Chakravarti and her rigorous Bharatnatyam training.
Apart from books on the celebrated dyad of Indian cinema — Hindi films and Bengali directors — the epitome of commerce and art, other cinemas in India seldom get a mention in these ‘national’ narratives.
For the initiated, there is something all-encompassing about the name ‘Madras’ — stitched together by millions of narratives, the city has perennially been on the cusp of tradition and modernity, warmth and cruelty, glamour and grime.
Football expert Novy Kapadia’s latest book, Barefoot to boots: Many Lives of Indian Football, is an eye-opener is many ways. But it also surprises you with tales beyond the football pitch, underlining the cultural influence the sport had before it went into a freefall.
The author, in an email interview from London, told IANS that it took a long time for her to find a publisher in the UK as well. In fact, it was rejected by all mainstream London publishing houses.
Chef Vikas Khanna launched his 28th book 'A Tree Named Ganga' and led the campaign 'Gift a Tree', with more than 250 schoolchildren by planting saplings in Delhi.
The study concluded that although periods no doubt can serve a grammatical function in texts just as they can with more formal writing.
Critic Akhil Katyal held a conversation with Malik Sajad, the author of Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir. Munnu is a graphic novel, a commentary on the conflict and state of affairs in the last two decades of Kashmir.
Mumbai-based Tejaswini Apte-Rahm on why the short story is an important literary form what it takes to be a full time writer
Who was Yashwant Chittal? What is his place in modern Indian literature? As an English translation of his cult novel, Shikari, releases this month, a look at the life and times of the Kannada writer, who saw the “nightmare” of the city long before his contemporaries did.
In his latest novel, Salman Rushdie addresses the question of evil and how our choices impact our destinies, through the story of a dysfunctional family
Former Prasar Bharti chairman A Surya Prakash’s latest book offers some case studies from an era in independent India which illustrates what terrible woes can befall a nation when democracy is snuffed out.
A searingly honest account of one man’s struggle with bipolar disorder
A forthcoming book explains that inflation, which haunted the world in the Seventies and the Eighties, is now only a windmill to be tilted at
Poetrification will be held on the inaugural day after the panel discussion, Writing Scared: Freedom of Expression & Punjabi Literature.
British Arts Minister John Glen hopes that the book could be kept in Britain to enrich the study of English theatrical history and learn more about the performances of Jonson's work.
Iyer’s book was born out of the columns that she wrote for a various publications and magazines. The book begins with Iyer sharing all the troubles she had to face to find the right underwear.
For those who read His Dark Materials as children (and likely re-read it as adults), La Belle Sauvage is another chance to enter a world where a repressive church and state try to control diversity, sexuality and knowledge.
Lt Karamjeet Singh Judge won the VC posthumously in Burma (now Myanmar) in World War II, while serving with the 4th Battalion of the 15th Punjab Regiment.
Chemical fertiliser application, too, was hardly 40,000 tonnes a year in nutrient terms, while artificial insemination didn’t extend beyond trials at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly.
Celebrating literary critic, bibliographer and Urdu author Abdul Qavi Desnavi's 87th birthday, Google honoured him with a special doodle on the occasion. The author breathed his last on July 8, 2011 in Bhopal.
While Indian delicacies like 'Ghosht', 'Gulab Jamun', 'Bhelpuri' and 'Bhindi' also found recognition in the dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) did not leave out colloquial terms such as 'Yaar', 'Chi-Chi', 'Jugaad' and 'Chup'.
Girish Karnad to receive Lifetime Achievement award at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest
While October saw a diverse bookshelf, ranging from "Finding my Virginity," by Richard Branson to "The Bhojpuri Kitchen," by Pallavi Nigam Sahay, the upcoming month is more about concrete titles by well-known faces.
"A great honour to win an award with such wonderful writers -- See you at the Bangalore Literature Festival tomorrow (Sunday) in Bengaluru," Twinkle Khanna tweeted.
Durjoy Dutta, one of India's leading romantic fiction writers, says digital love, like romances in the earlier times, is very "passionate".
Geeta Dharmarajan looks back at the journey of Katha, a pioneer among publishing houses in India.
Historian Upinder Singh speaks on why thinkers in India have for centuries engaged with the problem of violence, the limits of the ancient tradition of debate and her new book.