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Sunday, December 08, 2019



Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values

October 20, 2019 4:41 am

"Reading in three-four languages makes my world bigger. I keep comparing words, grammar between languages I speak well or little, try to find common features or the roots of words."

Renowned Indian-origin writer Ahmed Essop dies

June 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Ahmed Essop, renowned author and educationist of Indian-origin has died in South Africa, a close family friend said. He was 88.

Looking forward 2015: Senior thespians spot promising talents on stage

December 29, 2014 11:33 am

Senior theatre persons spot some promising talents of the stage

Children's Day: A letter from a writer to her readers

November 09, 2014 1:01 am

I have a confession to make. As a child, I was not a reader. Picking up a book for “fun” was like hitting the pause button on life.

Sociologist Rege passes away

July 14, 2013 5:08 am

Sociologist,writer and feminist Sharmila Rege died after a prolonged illness in city on Saturday evening.

The Tulip Talkies

February 20, 2011 11:45 pm

There is something about them that have inspired generations of writers,and poets photographers and even filmmakers to capture its mesmerising essence..

Around Town

October 12, 2010 6:20 am

Noted writer Leela Gole died following a brief illness in the city recently. She had been admitted to a private hospital.

Of Fantasy & Fiction

March 14, 2010 1:51 am

As China Mieville reads out from his forthcoming book Kraken,snatches of well-articulated expressions catch your ears.

Kamala Surayya Trust formed

June 17, 2009 5:18 pm

A Trust in the name of noted English and Malayalam writer Kamala Surayya,who passed away last month,was constituted on Wednesday.

On Top of the world

May 18, 2009 3:34 am

As the UPA stormed to the top,one writer couldn’t contain his ecstasy. Jeffrey Archer,best-selling British writer,was jubiliant: “I was worried that eight or 10 parties would come together to form a coalition.


Krishna Sobti passes away at 93

January 25, 2019 4:55 pm

Krishna Sobti, legendary Hindi writer, passed away early this morning in Delhi. She was 93.

Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.