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Israel the flavour of Kovalam litfest


September 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Israel will be the flavour of the fifth edition of the Kovalam Literary Festival Oct 3 at the India International Centre in the capital followed ... Read more...

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Nila Madhab Panda supports ‘green’ films for kids


June 21st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) When go-green is the mantra for everyone, how can cinema be left behind. "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda has collaborated with London's Performing ... Read more...

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Reviving the Parsee Punch with new pickings (With images)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Humour has been the golden lining of India's realpolitik for as long as one can remember. The early kings hired jesters; Mughal emperor Akbar had ... Read more...

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Penguin’s annual ‘Spring Lit Fest’ in Delhi March 16


March 9th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to ... Read more...

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India celebrates - and debates - relevance of Charles Dickens


February 6th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) He gave us Uriah Heep in "David Copperfield", the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist", Ebenezer Scrooge in "The Christmas Carol"...characters who live on not ... Read more...

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Indira Goswami: writer, peace broker and teacher (Obituary)


November 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) A noted Assamese writer, a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, and a teacher -- Indira Goswami played ... Read more...

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Deepti Naval’s short stories look at real India


November 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Actress Deepti Naval has joined the legion of Indian writers with her maiden collection of short stories."The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then And Now", ... Read more...

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Top global publisher to expand footprint in India


June 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Springer, one of the world's leading publishers of books on advanced science, technology and medicine with 1,000 top Indian writers in its international database, is ... Read more...

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Scandinavian master of suspense finds inspiration from India (With Image)


May 17th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Raconteurs, the lifeline of the frozen Scandinavian winters, keep the entertainment mill running with storytelling when the fjords sink beneath mountains of ice.Meet Denmark-based Jussi ... Read more...

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Tagore in spotlight at Indo-Bhutan literature fest


May 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Literatures of the Himlayan country of Bhutan and India and the legacy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore will be the focus of a three-day festival ... Read more...

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Tagore life force for all Bengalis: Bangladesh minister


May 10th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Noble laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, who has composed the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh, is the life force for people on both sides ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka celebrates Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


May 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a series of events, including the release of a special postal stamp.A commemorative ... Read more...

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Rohinton Mistry shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize (Lead, correcting name in intro)


March 30th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Rohinton Mistry, the Indian Canadian author of three acclaimed books, has been shortlisted for the 60,000 pound (around $96,000) Man Booker International Prize 2011.Mistry, whose ... Read more...

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Rohington Mistry shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Indian Canadian Rohington Mistry, the author of three acclaimed books, has been shortlisted for the 60,000 pound (around $96,000) Man Booker International Prize 2011. Mistry, ... Read more...

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On bookshelf: History, movies, and a window to India (IANS Books This Week)


February 17th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The book shelf this week is a peppy combination of facts, fictions and human triumph. 1. Book: "India: A Traveller's Literary Companion"; Written by Chandrahas Choudhury; Published ... Read more...

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States should promote creative talents and diverse cultural expressions: PM


February 11th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said the State has the obligation to play a facilitating role in the development and promotion of creative arts ... Read more...

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Indian writers added diversity to English literature: British novelist


January 27th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Colonial writing has added colour and diversity to contemporary English literature, says British novelist Martin Loius Amis, the author of contemporary British literary classics like "Money" ... Read more...

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Indian literary scene saw fests, awards, strong publishing (2010 in Retrospect)


December 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The world of Indian literature acquired a touch of glamour in 2010 with new festivals, accolades on the international turf, the return of Khushwant ... Read more...

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I wanted to know Indian writers, find myself: Horowitz (Interview)


November 30th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) International bestselling children's author Anthony Horowitz, who wrote his first book at eight and is the creator of teen spy sensation Alex Rider, says ... Read more...

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Pakistani flavour at 3rd Kovalam Literary Festival


August 13th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Three major Pakistani writers and a Chinese author who has achieved global celebrity with her take on socialism are among the literary stars set to attend the ... Read more...

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Child star Rubina still in slum, but Marathi autobiography ready (With Images)


June 12th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Rubina Ali Qureshi, the little girl from a Mumbai slum who shot to stardom with the Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire", is set to release the ... Read more...

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Indian writing is fresh, diverse: Hay Festival organiser


June 4th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A lot of new writing from India has been making a mark across the world, says a top organiser of Britain's Hay Festival that will ... Read more...

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Hay on Wye literary festival comes Kerala


May 14th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 14 (IANS) The literary circuit in India is slated to get a tad more congested with the world's most prestigious literary festival, the Hay on Wye festival, slated to come ... Read more...

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Soyinka, Calasso, Sivakami…Watch out for Jaipur lit fest


January 19th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) From two Booker winners and five Pulitzer awardees to some of the best Dalit writers, the popular Jaipur literary festival beginning Thursday boasts of a big line-up of ... Read more...

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More English works to be made available in Indian languages


December 17th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract more Indian readers to English literature, the British Council is assisting Indian writers in translating classic works into regional Indian languages. "There are ... Read more...

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Hindi speaking American professor to teach in Mumbai


October 28th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) An American professor, who has lived in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh and speaks Hindi well, has won a Fulbright scholarship to teach and study ... Read more...

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When Bhangra and Bollywood met Buckingham Palace


October 14th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Bollywood music rocked the Buckingham Palace recently when the Queen hosted a reception for British Asians to celebrate the talent in the community.The monarch hosted a reception ... Read more...

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Read between the SHOTS- Roshni Chopra


July 27th, 2009 - 10:27 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
"In the journey of discovering yourself it is important to read other people's experiences, stories and ideas," conveys Roshni Chopra. Let's hear it from the young lady about her journey of ... Read more...

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Vikram Seth strikes 1.7 mn pound publishing deal


July 2nd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo K. John New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian writer Vikram Seth, who is working on a sequel to his blockbuster novel "A Suitable Boy", has finalised a deal worth around 1.7 ... Read more...

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Sahitya Akademi commissions US poet to polish up Indian translations


May 21st, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In an initiative to popularise Indian literature across the world, the Sahitya Akademi has roped in young US poet Catherine Jones to polish up English translations ... Read more...

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Vikas Swarup, Om Puri in Cannes limelight


May 19th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Saibal Chatterjee Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Bestselling Indian author Vikas Swarup and veteran actor Om Puri are not physically present at the ongoing 62nd Cannes Film Festival but they are nonetheless ... Read more...

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Book-reading disappearing in India: Javed Akhtar


April 21st, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 21 (IANS) In the middle of a bustling Indian book bazaar at the London Book Fair, India's most famous film lyricist said the culture of reading books ... Read more...

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London Book Fair 2009 to focus on India


April 9th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The London Book Fair to be held April 20-22 will focus on Indian publishers and authors. The British Council (India) announced Thursday that 51 authors and around ... Read more...

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Pride of place for vernacular Indian writing at London Book Fair


March 6th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The London Book Fair, which is focussing on India as an emerging market and literary hub this year, will take a look at not only English writing ... Read more...

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50 Indian authors to descend on London (Lead)


February 28th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 50 leading Indian writers led by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen are to gather in London for a two-day marketing blitz aimed at promoting Indian books in ... Read more...

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