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Pakistani author Reema Abbasi at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Thursday. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras
Pakistani author Reema Abbasi at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Thursday. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras

No one can change history - we are the same people, says Pakistani author

The author of 'Historic Temples in Pakistan: a Call to Conscience,' Reema Abbasi is here to promote her book at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. »
A view of the Katas Raj temple complex in Pakistan. Located some 40 km from the modern city of Chakwal in Pakistan, the Katas Raj temple complex dates back to the Mahabharata era. Jaipur Literature Festival

Hindu temples in Pakistan evoke shared past: author

We are the same people, says Pakistani journalist-cum-author Reema Abbas »
ECONOMIC GROWTH, TRADE AND POVERTY — A Comparative Analysis of India and China: Edited by Elumalai Kannan, R. S. Deshpande, Guo Xiaoming, Yue Zhaomin; Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 206 I Floor, Peacock Lane, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049. Rs. 595.

Incohesive attempt at comparing China and India

For unstated reasons, it has become customary to compare China’s achievements in growth, trade, etc. with India’s. Part of this was indeed due to the rapid growth of India in the early years of th... »
NATURE WITHOUT BORDERS: Edited by Mahesh Rangarajan, M.D. Madhusudan, Ghazala Shahabuddin; Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd., 1/14, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 595.

Recognising the interlink between culture and conservation

Nature is apparently quite simple and at the same time equally complex. To understand the way everything works is generally to recognize the interconnectedness of everything and also to realize th... »
From lleft, Sharan Apparao, Na Muthukumaraswamy, Dayanita Singh, Anita Ratnam, Renuka Narayanan,, Pradeep Chakaravarthy, Geeta Doctor and Sadanand Menon Photo: R. Ragu

The fine art of writing reviews

Reading, research, a perceptive eye…critiquing art requires all this and more »
Arundhathi Subramaniam
JAIPUR, January 25, 2015

Arundhathi Subramaniam wins poetry prize

Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam on Saturday won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry for her work When God is a Traveller.The winner was announced at a prize ceremony... »
Avani Rao Gandra
January 23, 2015

Artfully speaking, at the Lit Fest

The city, as she sees it Since 2006, Lakshmi Prabhala has been photographing different facets of Hyderabad. “These are not regular touristy images. I’ve tried to capture li... »
January 23, 2015

Writer's block: Why Chetan Bhagat and Amish may help the cause of literature

 “See that man in the brown shirt? That’s Amish, the writer.”“That’s Amish? Oh my god! He’s my favourite writer! Oh my god! Oh my god!” I overheard this exchange, between two... »
Kuldeep Kumar
January 23, 2015

Hindi Belt: A glimpse into an unfamiliar world

To write an autobiography is an act of tremendous courage. One has to bare one’s soul to the world and go through the agony and ecstasy of living one’s life all over again. Writing biographies or a... »
Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir and Arshia Sattar at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday.— PHOTO: ROHIT JAIN PARAS
JAIPUR, January 23, 2015
Jaipur Literature Festival

Guru Dutt wanted me to change my name: Waheeda Rehman

Yesteryear actor Waheeda Rehman continues to draw as much crowd, attention and admiration today as she did in her heydays.Braving heavy rain and biting cold, thousands gathered at the ‘Mugh... »
January 22, 2015

Of Krishna and his adventures

SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM (Skandhas X and XI) SRI KRISHNA CHARITAMRTAM (In English) – Author –Dr.A.R.Panduranga Rao, published by Tattwsamshodanasamsat, Sri Palimaru Matha,Udupi. Available at 27, TPKoil... »
Pen Panchathanthram Mattu Kathakalum
Thiruvananthapuram, January 22, 2015

What’s inside: Power games

A social satire that holds a mirror to dirty games in the world of politics. In addition to 14 stories that come under Pen Panchathanthram, the book has three other stories. <... »
Jaipur Diggi Palace being decorated on Monday for the upcoming five-day Jaipur Literature Festival. Photo: Rohit Paras Jain
JAIPUR, January 21, 2015

Amazon to take JLF closer to book lovers

Amazon.in, India’s largest online store, has partnered with Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) to bring the festival closer to book lovers across India.As official book partner of the JLF thi... »
Jaipur's Diggi Palace being decorated for the Jaipur Literature Festival. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras.
JAIPUR, January 20, 2015

Jaipur Literature Festival begins today

The eighth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, all set to open on Wednesday, will see a galaxy of literary and musical stars come together. The organisers expect over two lakh visitors... »
BELOVED BAPU — The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence: Edited by Tridip Suhrud, Thomas Weber; Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd., 1/24, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 950.
January 19, 2015

Gandhi's clinging disciple

Apparently, Beloved Bapu is one more book on the Mahatma, a subject that has attracted researchers and writers since Independence. But the book distinguishes itself by being the first volum... »

The power puff girls

A journey home

When books speak

Chronicling a family’s tragedy over six generations

Between the covers

The truth through memories

Sentinel of the wild

Being Bhagat

Revolutionary poet Maha Kavi Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasa Rao). File photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
COIMBATORE, January 23, 2015

Protest Poetry

“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.” John Milton The belligerent mood is yet to pass. Perhaps, being a poet has something to do with it. You write about things you will not ignore... »
Malini Chib. Photo: V. Sudershan
HYDERABAD, January 23, 2015

‘I am my own person’

Last Sunday, among hundreds of Mumbaikars who participated in the Mumbai marathon was a woman on a wheelchair. Malini Chib was smiling as she was being helped by Kalki Koechlin. Kalki and Malini h... »
THE LIGHT SIDE Nickunj Malik with Farrukh Dhondy ,
Nickunj's daughter Nikita Malik and Prabhat Kumar
January 23, 2015

Of fun and identity

As she got ready for her first book, an admittedly nervous Nickunj Malik confessed that it was her first event of the kind. Yet, her tryst with writing is a far more comfortable one. The journalist... »
Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri
Jaipur, January 23, 2015

Jhumpa Lahiri wins DSC Prize for 2015

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri on Thursday won the $50,000 DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia’s top literary awards for her book, The Lowland. The Prize celebrates... »
January 22, 2015

Onward Cottonians!

When Bishop Cotton Boys’ School (BCBS) was founded in 1865, it is doubtful whether its founder Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew would have had the slightest notion that he was founding an institution... »
Karikkottakkari
Thiruvananthapuram, January 22, 2015

Book review: Historical riddles

Pedigree brings dignity. Look at any struggle of the marginalised in the history of mankind and one finds that they were deprived of their dignity by those claiming to have a ‘better’ lineage,... »

Anu Hasan Photo: Shaju John
January 21, 2015

Absolutely unique just like everyone else

“I’ve led a colourful life and experienced ups and downs which I felt would not be unique to me. I wanted to put that out and see if people could relate to and perhaps benefit from it,” says actres... »
Anja Lutz pays tribute to the city. Photo: Murali Kumar K
January 20, 2015

Chronicling the glorious Bengaluru

There is something about Bengaluru that draws people to it. It’s old charm and traditional persona, despite the modern outlook that dominates it now, is impossible to replace. One such tradition i... »
January 19, 2015

Know your English — How is the word ‘cicerone’ pronounced?

What is the meaning and origin of ‘dead in the water’? (J Mallikarjun, Bangalore) The expression is frequently used in American English in informal contexts. When you tell... »
Book lovers sift through the collection at Our Sacred Space. Photo: G.Ramakrishna
January 19, 2015

Joy of reading shared

Coming across cherished, old books is rather common for most book lovers. But the fact is that most book lovers are faced with a mounting collection of books that just get pushed deeper and deeper... »

A leaf out of our lives

Creative ways to fiction writing

Traversing translation

‘I’d like to have more local authors’

Brunching better

Words of faith

Wheels in motion

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