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‘A language has to reach people’
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

In its sixth edition, Jashn-e-Rekhta will celebrate the richness of Urdu

After Rekhta skips ‘Urdu’ on posters of its annual festival, lovers of the language fret, organisers bring it back
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Jashn-e-Rekhta has a distinct Urdu flavour and brings together admirers of the language from the spectrum of academia as well as popular culture.

On her first India tour, Polish pianist Anna Lipiak hopes her music will tell her story
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

As she plays the notes, it is her simplicity and sincerity that marks her performance. Lipiak began her multi-city India concert tour from New Delhi on Saturday.

‘Sahir’s poetry is a beacon of hope’
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

On his 39th death anniversary today, a new book explores the enduring legacy of Sahir Ludhianvi

Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

"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."

For a verse
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

In its 21st edition, Jashn-e-Bahar will see Urdu poets across generations and regions

The life and loves of Mirza Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal era
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

The Delhi that shaped Ghalib was a city in flux, but never short of pleasure or wit.

The novel is one of our last democratic spaces: Turkish writer Elif Shafak
Sun, Jul 21, 2019

The 47-year-old Turkish writer Elif Shafak on her new novel, the questions literature must raise and the muzzling of writers and artists in her country.

The many moods of the moon; Urdu poetry’s favourite muse
Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Love, beauty, yearning and despair -- The moon is a multipurpose muse, at once a symbol of ishq (love), taqwa (piety), tanhaai (loneliness), hairat (wonder), khushi (happiness) and arzoo (longing).

Across the Black Waters
Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Set in the Andaman Islands in the decade prior to India’s freedom in 1947, it is the story of bleak and blighted lives caught in the vortex of history. It is also the story of wanton and gratuitous wartime cruelties.

Man Booker International Prize 2019 winner Omani writer Jokha Alharthi talks about her characters’ complexity
Sun, May 26, 2019

The Woman from Oman: In her first interview to the Indian media after winning the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, Omani writer Jokha Alharthi on her characters’ complexity.

As times get tougher, Urdu publishers find it increasingly tough to stay afloat
Sun, Apr 28, 2019

Facing financial constraints and poor distribution, the future of Urdu publishers is rife with uncertainty.

Long overshadowed, Irish women writers are courting global fame now
Sun, Apr 21, 2019

Today, Irish women writers are finding international recognition, and are being assessed on their own terms. They are being published and awarded, and young women writers are succeeding early on in their career.

The Great Game
Sun, Mar 31, 2019

Hamid Ismailov’s EBRD Literature Prize-winning Uzbek novel puts Central Asian literature in focus.

What I know about lines I learned from reading Virgil: Hannah Sullivan
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

UK-based Hannah Sullivan, 39, the 2018 TS Eliot Prize winner on the landscape and architecture of her poems.

What the world is reading
Tue, Aug 27, 2013

The real,terrifying reason why British authorities detained David Miranda was they didn’t want to be messed with.

‘I have the potential
Sun, Jun 30, 2013

Two years after Tanu Weds Manu,actor Swara Bhaskar teams up with director Aanand L Rai again for Raanjhanaa. She talks about her strategy in choosing roles and being hopelessly in love

‘I have the potential to be eccentric’
Sat, Jun 29, 2013

Two years after Tanu Weds Manu,actor Swara Bhaskar teams up with director Aanand L Rai again for Raanjhanaa.

Girl in the Centre
Fri, May 03, 2013

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel,Oleander Girl,is a story of self-discovery and loss. In an email interview,she talks about her bipolar world,flawed characters and childhood in Kolkata.

Girl in the Centre
Thu, May 02, 2013

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel,Oleander Girl,is a story of self-discovery and loss. In an email interview,she talks about her bipolar world,flawed characters,and childhood in Kolkata.

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