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February 13, 2018 4:36:49 pm

Around the world with lit fests. The year has just begun and there is a whole list of literature festivals that beckon the true bibliophile, and we've short-listed five of our favourites for you.

How I Learned to Love Delhi, Delhi, Chennai, Gurgaon, Sarojini Nagar, Priyanka Chopra, JNU’s Ganga dhaba, NH8, indian express, indian express news
January 28, 2018 12:00:56 am

When the language doesn’t play spoilsport, that is.

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January 28, 2018 10:29:54 am

It is these stories of food linked with home that I often think, co-join the lives of so called modern immigrants of today’s world — people who move cities for work, thriving often in the isolated metropolises, where each of us are often abandoned creatures without the comfort of the taste we inherit.

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January 28, 2018 10:02:25 am

The legacy of an unknown Indian photographer who helped capture the last moments of the Mahatma.

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January 28, 2018 9:18:11 am

The fans’ antipathy to Parvathy rests on the “audacity” of a newcomer challenging a veteran actor. Contemporaries criticising the actor is tolerable, but dissent from a “rookie” is not, say fans.

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January 28, 2018 12:00:31 am

The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya or the Gandhi Museum, within this 36-acre land, houses over 30,000 letters written by and to Gandhi, photos, and documents, including those edited by his secretary Mahadev Desai.

Down in Jungleland, Monkeygate in Delhi, Ridge in Delhi, Valentine’s Day, Darwin, Charles Darwin, indian express, indian express news
January 28, 2018 12:00:31 am

The minister is right, say monkeys. They have nothing to do with humans.

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January 28, 2018 10:08:18 am

It’s soon going to be India Art Fair season — reason enough to go scouring for books on art and by Indian artists that can introduce children to art practices and personalities in the country.

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January 28, 2018 10:10:21 am

Israeli actor-director Einat Weizman on her controversial play Palestine, Year Zero and why publicly supporting human rights is an act of courage in her country.

Julia Donaldson, Delhi’s Kamani Auditorium, The Gruffalo and Friends, Malcolm Donaldson, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Room on the Broom, Stick Man, Highway Rat, What the Ladybird Heard, Superworm, JK Rowling, Pan Macmillan, Scholastic, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Britain’s Children’s Laureate, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Judi Dench, Tom Courtney, indian express, indian express news
January 28, 2018 10:12:34 am

Julia Donaldson sits with a variety of marker pens in front of her, letting her young readers choose the colour they want her signature in. A young girl indicates a pink one. Donaldson looks at her kindly and says, “I am a little tired of pink. Shall we try purple instead?” The young girl stares back for a moment and then nods.

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January 28, 2018 2:53:35 pm

The Park Street cemetery, which is now 250 years old, is home to stories of Kolkata’s past and present.

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January 21, 2018 12:10:44 am

My family… see… I also have a sense of humour. But chutkula is chutkula, and deshprem is deshprem. 

January 21, 2018 12:05:57 am

Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat is not a story of religious war. It is a tale with a moral: earth is vanity, nothing lasts forever.

Pilbhit Tiger Reserve
January 21, 2018 12:05:22 am

The lonely life of a forest bungalow guard in UP’s Pilibhit tiger reserve.

January 21, 2018 12:05:20 am

They know the forest like no one else. They are the first point of contact when you visit India’s reserves and national parks. Yet, they remain forever in the shadows. We look at the unknown and unsung men of our wildlife story — the guards, the chowkidaars, the mahouts, the trackers and others who rise from the dust and return to them. First up, the story of Umer Mia and others of his ilk.

January 21, 2018 12:05:15 am

Behind Ranthambore’s success story, men of extraordinary courage and integrity.

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January 21, 2018 12:01:01 am

Tamil Dalit writer Bama on 25 years of Karukku, writing in the language of her people and being a mentor-teacher to first-generation Dalit students.

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January 21, 2018 12:42:48 pm

On a slow trek in northwest Vietnam, negotiating the lush greens and rich ethnic culture of Sapa.

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January 21, 2018 12:00:38 am

Inside one of Mumbai’s favourite ice cream shops.

Vivan Sundaram, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Slade School of Art, London, Paris, Enoch Powell, Grosvenor Square, Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, British Library, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Amrita Sher-Gil, Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, Ramkinkar Baij, indian express, indian express news
January 29, 2018 3:40:07 pm

74-year-old artist Vivan Sundaram talks about archives and history, his political leanings and how the 1968 strikes and agitations in universities and factories in France shaped him.