literature

Literature is important, says Vinay Pathak


September 13th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Vinay Pathak is upset about reading and writing books having taken a backseat in this day and age."Writing has dipped these days, only films and ... Read more...

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Eminent Bengali writer passes away


September 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Eminent Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Syed Mustafa Siraj died at a city hospital Tuesday after a brief illness, family sources said.Siraj, 82, was ... Read more...

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Delhi book fair begins


September 1st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The 18th annual Delhi Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan here Saturday.The nine day book fair will have e-books as its theme. There will also ... Read more...

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Delhi Book Fair to begin Sep 1


August 30th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The 18th Delhi Book Fair would be held at Pragati Maidan here Sep 1-9, an official said Thursday. The annual event will include seminars and ... Read more...

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‘Bilingualism boosts mental agility among kids’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Bilingual children outperform counterparts who speak only one language in problem-solving skills and creative thinking, according to a research by a British university.A study of ... Read more...

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Rowling honoured with London award


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London to recognise her services to children's literature.Rowling was handed a framed ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wishes ‘Shubho Nobo Borsho’ to Bengalis


April 13th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wished "Shubho Nobo Borsho!" to Bengali communities around the world on "Poila Boishakh", the Bengali New Year. "Americans have been ... Read more...

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Kishenji’s laptop recovered in search


March 20th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A laptop believed to be that of slain Maoist leader Kishenji as well as a quantity of arms, ammunition, explosives and Maoist literature and documents were ... Read more...

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Patients’ perceptions of illness affects outcome


January 30th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) What you think about your illness matters just as much, if not more, than the factors and conditions that determine your health condition.Keith Petrie of the ... Read more...

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Shakira receives French honour, first for a Colombian


January 29th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Singer Shakira has become the first Colombian to be honoured with France's Chevalier De L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal.The 34-year-old received the ... Read more...

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Two Maoists held in Odisha


January 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (IANS) Two Maoists were arrested Saturday from a forested area of Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.The two, accused of committing several crimes in the district during past ... Read more...

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Kunal Kemmu excited for grandfather’s Padma Shri glory


January 25th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu is on cloud nine after learning that his grandfather and playwright Moti Lal Kemmu will be conferred the Padma Shri, the country's ... Read more...

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Literary fests popularise books: Naseeruddin Shah


January 13th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah feels that literary festivals play an important role in spreading awareness about books among the new generation."If one of the purposes of literary ... Read more...

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Four Maoists held with explosives


January 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Four Maoists were arrested Thursday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region with arms and explosives, a police official said.The arrests were made from Rowghat forested area in ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on immune cells in human spleen


December 26th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the presence of neutrophils in the spleen, located on the opposite side of the liver, even without an infection. Neutrophils are the ... Read more...

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Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie to get Sahitya Akademi award


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the ... Read more...

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Cooper accepts ‘Paradise Lost’ movie version


December 11th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper is so facinated by John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" that he immediately grabbed the chance to star in its movie adaptation.The actor ... Read more...

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Kristen Stewart sports a bikini for a magazine cover


October 4th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Kirsten Stewart graced the cover of the latest edition of the GQ Magazine with a bikini shot. The 21-year-old actress is noted for her ... Read more...

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Franco wants to settle down


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor James Franco who recently parted ways with actress Ahna O'Reilly says he wants to settle down but feels he is an ametaure, when it comes ... Read more...

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Punjab to enact law to make youth read


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab government will enact a new law that is designed to help inculcate an interest in reading amongst youngsters, a minister said here Thursday.Punjab Education ... Read more...

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Suspected suicide bomber held in Karachi


June 13th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 12 (IANS) A suspected suicide bomber, who was carrying a suicide vest, detonators and other explosives, was arrested in Karachi Sunday, police said.Officials from the Criminal Investigation Department ... Read more...

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‘Waste Land’ app released


June 8th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Waste Land has gone digital with the introduction of an app for the poem. The poem by T.S. Eliot is considered one of the most revolutionary ... Read more...

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Two Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh


June 7th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) Two Maoists were killed Monday in a gun battle with police in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region.The gunfight took place in a forested pocket in Narayanpur district, ... Read more...

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Two women Maoists surrender in Jharkhand


May 19th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Two women Maoists surrendered while three other Maoists were arrested in Ranchi Thursday, police said.Two women Maoists of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist - Gita ... Read more...

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Italy to promote food, literature in West Bengal


May 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Italy will promote its food and literature in West Bengal by opening a new restaurant in the city and becoming the theme country in next year's ... Read more...

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Four Maoists involved in killing of 11 security personnel arrested


May 18th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 17 (IANS) Four Maoist guerrillas, allegedly involved in the killing of security personnel earlier this month, were arrested from Jharkhand's Lohardaga district Wednesday, police said.According to police, four ... Read more...

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Marathi litterateur Jagdish Khebudkar passes away


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), May 3 (IANS) Renowned Marthi poet, lyricist and writer Jagdish Khebudkar passed away in a private hospital here Tuesday following a kidney ailment. He was 79.Decorated with 11 ... Read more...

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Air traffic controllers falling asleep on job


April 26th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Highly irregular shifts may be forcing fatigued air traffic controllers to fall asleep on their job.There is even speculation that staff shortage and a lack of ... Read more...

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Majority of Chinese dumping print medium for digital reading


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): A majority of Chinese people are turning to digital reading as compared to printed books or magazines, according to the Eighth National Reading Survey.The survey conducted by Chinese ... Read more...

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James Franco gears up for his second PhD


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
"James Franco was scheduled to enter the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing in Fall2011, but he requested a deferral for an additional year, which the faculty granted, so he ... Read more...

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James Franco to do second Ph.D


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Actor James Franco is set to continue his studies in 2012, as he has won a place at the University of Houston, Texas, to pursue his ... Read more...

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Gagarin, a disciplined man with a passion for poetry


April 11th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human to fly into space 50 years ago, was a "mentally and physically disciplined" man with a passion ... Read more...

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Maoist camp busted in Orissa, explosives recovered


April 10th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) A Maoist camp was busted by a joint team of paramilitary troopers and police in Orissa's Keonjhar district and a huge cache of arms was recovered, ... Read more...

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Emma Watson takes a break from studies to focus on film career


March 9th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Mar 9 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has announced that she is taking time off from university to concentrate on acting.The actress - who plays the character of bookworm Hermione ... Read more...

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Emma Watson postpones studies for acting


March 8th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has postponed her studies to focus on acting.Contactmusic.com reports that Watson had enrolled herself into prestigious Brown University to study literature, but has ... Read more...

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