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I trained with rats for ‘Life of Pi’: DU student Suraj Sharma (Interview)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Training, training and training! Delhi University student Suraj Sharma swam for hours, worked on his body and his dialect and even had rats run all ... Read more...

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Shanghai to welcome 300 authors


August 1st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) This year's Shanghai Book Fair will feature more than 300 writers and academics as well as 150,000 books from both home and abroad.The annual event, now ... Read more...

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Why was Guwahati molestation video put on YouTube, ask netizens


July 13th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Social networks were Friday flooded with angry reactions over the molestation of a teenager in Guwahati, with many questioning as to why the video was ... Read more...

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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel


April 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams Imran Khan at India Today conclave


March 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely in India this weekend for India Today conclave


March 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After his aborted visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, controversial Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie is expected to be in India this weekend to ... Read more...

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Rushdie to speak via video on ‘Midnight’s Children’ (Second Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after his visit was cancelled over security fears, author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via a video link Tuesday, the last day ... Read more...

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‘Homeless’ Afropolitans strike roots in Jaipur


January 20th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) London meets Lagos meets Durban meets Dakar meets New York. And now Jaipur. "American accent, European affect, African ethos." A new breed of hybrid inklings ... Read more...

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Congress steers clear of Rushdie visit controversy


January 10th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to steer clear of the demand by Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband to not allow author Salman Rushdie to visit the ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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16 authors in contention for Asian literature prize


September 14th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Sixteen authors, including Atiq Rahimi, Kishwar Desai and Manu Joseph, are in the race for the DSC Prize for the South Asian Literature 2012, which ... Read more...

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It needs more than love to write about India


August 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Stepping into the soul of India is not easy for a foreign writer; the journey needs more than mere love for the country. The process ... Read more...

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No woman writer as good as me: V.S. Naipaul


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Indian-origin author V.S. Naipaul has dismissed female authors as "unequal" to him and said women writers demonstrate a lack of ability."Women writers are different, they are ... Read more...

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Book imagines what if Diana had faked her own death, started life anew


March 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): An author has written a book that imagines what would have happened had Princess Diana faked her own death and started life anew.Monica Ali, whose first novel ... Read more...

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Booker biased against crime thrillers: British author (Interview)


February 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Best-selling British author and movie producer Peter James has made it his mission to eliminate the stigma of trash associated with crime fiction in his ... Read more...

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(After 11) Literature scene in India at a glance (To go with Literature: 2010 in Retrospect)


December 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The world of books and litterateurs in India was abuzz with lots of activity, launches and awards. While the Hay Festival debuted in scenic Kerala, grand old ... Read more...

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Irrfan Khan To Be Seen As Tabu’s Son In Ang Lee’s Film!


December 18th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan and Tabu make perfect on-screen couple and that has been proved by the film Maqbool and Mira Nair’s The Namesake. Their onscreen chemistry is amazing and ... Read more...

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VS Naipaul pulls out of international writers’ conference over Islam row


November 25th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Trinidadian writer of Indian descent VS Naipaul has pulled out of an international writers' conference in Istanbul over objections to his previous criticism of Islam.Naipaul, 78, who ... Read more...

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No legal action against Arundhati: Chidambaram


November 1st, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said no action according to law could be taken against author-activist Arundhati Roy for her alleged seditious speech on Kashmir ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy does not deserve to be arrested (Comment)


October 30th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Nothing will please the Booker prize winning author Arundhati Roy more than being charged with sedition for advocating "azadi" or freedom for Kashmir. Ever since she won the prize in ... Read more...

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Social activist files police complaint against Geelani, Arundhati Roy


October 29th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Social activist Sunil Pandit lodged a police complaint at the Tilak Marg Police Station here on Friday against Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer ... Read more...

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Unknown Delhi Teen Bags Lead Role In Film Adaptation Of ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New Delhi teen has been chosen to play the lead in the film based on the Booker prize winning novel 'Life of Pi'. The unknown ... Read more...

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Unknown boy from Delhi to play lead role in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A teenager from Delhi, with no previous acting experience, has bagged the lead role in Ang Lee's forthcoming film 'Life of Pi', an adaptation of Canadian author Yann ... Read more...

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Media should stop paying attention to persons like Arundhati: Congress


October 26th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): Congress party on Tuesday urged the media to avoid giving unwanted attention to individuals like novelist Arundhati Roy who do not represent the national voice.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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BJP raps government on Geelani meeting in Delhi


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday hit out at the government for allowing hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani to address a public meeting in ... Read more...

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Protests over removal of Mistry’s novel from syllabus


October 19th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Expressing shock over the removal of author Rohinton Mistry's novel 'Such a Long Journey' from the syllabus of the University of Bombay, a group activists Tuesday ... Read more...

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Sonu Sood To Do Ang Lee’s Next Movie


October 19th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Sonu Sood received a lot of appreciation for his performance in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg. His performance has caught the attention of several filmmakers. ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray to anoint grandson into politics


October 17th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Nearly half a decade after anointing son Uddhav Thackeray as Shiv Sena's executive chief, supremo Bal Thackeray will launch his grandson Aditya into politics at a Dussehra ... Read more...

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Howard Jacobson Deserves The Booker Prize


October 15th, 2010 - 7:11 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Tuesday night when Howard Jacobson won the Booker Prize for his comic novel ‘The Finkler Question’, he not only shocked some of the puritans of the literature ... Read more...

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Shabana Azmi Keeps Her Role In Midnight’s Children Secret


September 14th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is playing an important role in Deepa Mehta's upcoming movie Midnight's Children, is keeping the details of her character secret.Shabana, who ... Read more...

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Russell Crowe Replaces Late Heath Ledger In Australian Film Dirt Music


August 10th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Hollywood actor Russell Crowe of Gladiator fame has replaced the late actor Heath Ledger in the forthcoming Australian movie Dirt Music. The movie is an adaptation ... Read more...

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Deepa Mehta Signs Soha Ali Khan For Midnight’s Children


August 4th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan has now signed Deepa Mehta's much talked movie Midnight's Children, which has seasoned actors like Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, ... Read more...

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Complaint against Arundhati Roy for ‘glorifying’ Maoists


April 12th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 12 (IANS) A social worker has filed a complaint here against Booker prize winning writer Arundhati Roy for writing an article allegedly in an attempt to glorify the Maoists, police ... Read more...

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Rushdie accuses Amnesty International of “moral bankruptcy”


February 21st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 21 (ANI): Salman Rushdie has slammed Amnesty International's association with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, by saying that the charity is suffering from "moral bankruptcy" as it "has lost ... Read more...

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Irrfan moves from Mira Nair to Deepa Mehta


January 18th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Irrfan Khan has been offered a major role in Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of "Midnight's Children". But this means the actor won't be seen playing ... Read more...

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