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Arab Spring in Syria? Picnickers tell a different story


April 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) It's a sunny weekend afternoon in Damascus, with a freak chill in the air. Thousands of ordinary families have gathered in parks and under the shade ... Read more...

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New Indian consumer: Caught between tech and tradition


March 21st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Indian market is high on growth and consumer confidence but mythology still rules Indian consumption that is still rooted in "existential fear", say ... Read more...

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Music, calligraphy, poetry in Vikram Seth’s new work


March 17th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Music, calligraphy, conversations and poetry merge in Vikram Seth's new anthology of poetry, "The Rivered Earth", an eclectic journey into the heart of rhythmic lyricism ... 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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This is the best of times for Bollywood: Vishal Bharadwaj


March 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Filmmaker-screenplay writer Vishal Bhardwaj, who is revelling in the success of "7 Khoon Maaf", says the movies have now become a holistic experience in ... Read more...

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Writer William Dalrymple turns to first Anglo-Afghan war (With Image)


March 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Award winning writer William Dalrymple, the author of books like "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" and "White Mughals", is exploring ... Read more...

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The changing contours of Hindi discussed


March 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India's national language Hindi finds itself battling with change due to the influences of other languages, writers and poets opined at the ongoing Penguin Spring ... Read more...

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Shobhaa De, Dalrymple offers sneak peek into new books


March 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Writer Shobhaa De Friday provided a sneak preview into her forthcoming "Sethji", her first novel in 15 years, at the Penguin Spring Fever festival ... Read more...

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Translating ‘Zafarnama’ was difficult: Navtej Sarna (With Images)


March 8th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) It was difficult to translate an 18th century text addressed by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, says diplomat-writer Navtej Sarna who tried ... Read more...

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Delhi talks sex, love at spring fever festival


March 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three delightful young women writers, a breezy spring evening, a brightly lit amphitheatre and a seductive title for a evening discussion! There was fodder aplenty ... Read more...

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Books for India’s young adults turn new page


March 5th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After decades of publishing books for adults and children, publishers are now targeting the young adults segment, which is through with its quota of Enid ... Read more...

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Spotlight on translations at Spring Fever fest


March 4th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The second edition of Spring Fever, Penguin Books India's 10-day literary festival in the capital to celebrate the spirit of spring, began Friday with the ... Read more...

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10-day spring literary carnival in Delhi from March 4


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Literature and spring will blend to form a creative cocktail at the 10-day Spring Fever, an annual literary festival, here March 4-13 at the India ... Read more...

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A tribute to Delhi in Penguin’s spring lit fest


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Tales from the underbelly of the Indian capital told by a gamut of writers as diverse as William Dalrymple, Sam Miller, Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain brought ... Read more...

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Literary festival to celebrate ‘feel of spring’


March 12th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Literature is the flavour of spring in the capital. Come Saturday, the open air amphitheatre of the India Habitat Centre will play host to a flurry ... Read more...

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Cannes’ magic to shine through despite recession


May 7th, 2009 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
By Andrew McCathie Cannes, May 7 (DPA) When the global movie business turns up in Cannes next week for the world's leading film festival, it is likely to find the 11-day movie ... Read more...

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Indian presence missing in 2009 Cannes list


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The official lineup of films competing for the top honour Palme d`Or at the prestigious 62nd Cannes Film Festival was announced Thursday, and once again films from India, ... Read more...

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