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Thursday, February 25, 2021



American Library Association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

February 06, 2021 10:05 am

With a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York the library association established the award in 2012 with winners in each category receiving 5000 Previous honorees include Donna Tartt Doris Kearns Goodwin and Colson Whitehead

Bhanu Kapil's 'How To Wash A Heart' wins TS Eliot poetry prize

January 25, 2021 1:02 pm

Kapil's book was shortlisted among the 10 other books

Anthology features tales from Indian subcontinent

January 17, 2021 12:08 pm

The stories in this selection titled "The Banyan and Her Roots" were originally published in the "The Equator Line" magazine over the past eight-nine years

Audrey Truschke's new book to analyse Sanskrit texts of Indo-Muslim history

January 16, 2021 5:33 pm

The book will hit the stands on January 18

Ved Mehta passes away: Some of his best books to remember him by

January 11, 2021 11:42 am

In his life, Mehta wrote several books -- most notable among them were his personal essays

Twenty-one of our top picks to read in 2021

January 01, 2021 2:00 pm

Here's the literary roaster of 2021 consisting of both fiction and non-fiction.

Remembering espionage writer John le Carré with some of his best books

December 14, 2020 5:30 pm

David Cornwell -- known to the world as John le Carre -- died after a short illness in Cornwall, southwestern England

Being queer and sexual minority is not a choice, says Rainbow Lit Fest director Sharif D Rangnekar

December 01, 2020 8:51 pm

“I wish for the Rainbow Lit Fest to be a lot more inclusive than it is and to offer a space and place for the community to engage with itself and its realities while brushing shoulders with the heterosexual world,” Rangnekar said on the two-day festival to be held from December 5-6, 2020

Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kids

November 27, 2020 1:11 pm

His programme is mainly centred in Kegalle, a mountainous region of the Indian Ocean island nation about 85 kilometres (52 miles) northeast of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, with poor villages scattered among tea plantations.

Children respond fast to mental health interventions: Psychologist Pragati Sureka

November 25, 2020 10:59 am

This pandemic has brought home a simple fact: that sound mental health is a valuable asset to cope with challenges, both seen as well as unforeseen, says psychologist and author Pragati Surekha


Love books? Catch a glimpse of the World Book Fair in New Delhi

January 06, 2018 9:42 pm

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has emerged as one of the most significant events in the publishing world, will be held in the Capital during January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan.

Books that created a controversy in 2014

December 29, 2014 3:25 pm

It was an unusual year for publishing as many legal and marketing decisions of publishers snowballed into controversies. (Text: IANS)