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Living in the shadow of the big C

Nazeem Beegum hopes her book, My Mother Did Not Go Bald, will make hospital administrators and medical practitioners rethink their attitude towards terminally ill patients and their relatives and also... »
FLAVOURS FROM THE SOUTH Sumeet Nair, Meenakshi Meyyappan and Jill Donenfeld at the book launch. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Kuzhi paniyaram, international style!

The Bangala Table: Flavors and Recipes from Chettinad curates the best of Chettinad cuisine culled from the heritage hotel’s Chettiar chefs »
A view of the main block of CDS Photo: Jayesh S. Pillai

Not another brick in the wall

The book Masterpiece of a Master Architect: CDS unveils how Centre for Development Studies showcases the architectural concepts of Laurie Baker »
Painter and author Bulbul Sharma. Photo: S. Subramanium

On the wings of words

Bulbul Sharma’s latest book “Grey Hornbills at Dusk”, offers a new way of looking at the city »
LEARNING ABOUT MONEY: Robert Kiyosaki, writer of “Rich Dad Poor Dad

Of rich and poor

Writer of the acclaimed book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, Robert Kiyosaki elaborates on his theory about money and success »
September 18, 2014

Creating the imaginary world

There was once a very hungry caterpillar. He ate through the week, apples and strawberries and name it. Finally he grew into a beautiful butterfly. The simple story of Eric Carle which has been tr... »
The cover of the book
New Delhi, September 15, 2014

Seventeen-year-old pens geo-political fiction

A geo-political drama interspersed with elements of romance set against the backdrop of the political uprising of 2013 in the national capital forms the subject of a novel released by 17-year-old... »
SHOOTING STRAIGHT Sorabh Pant
HYDERABAD, September 14, 2014

‘I like this kind of humour’

Sorabh Pant gets annoyed when he comes across headlines that scream ‘Seventeen year old raped…’ “Shouldn’t we focus on the perpetrator of the crime, shame him and say, for example, a 45-year-old m... »
Anita Agnihotri’s short stories, originally written in Bengali, evoke real, almost raw images – of poverty, injustice and human suffering.
September 12, 2014

From the other side

Translated by Arunava Sinha, Anita Agnihotri’s short stories, originally written in Bengali, evoke real, almost raw images – of poverty, injustice and human suffering. The details she works with m... »
Agartala, September 12, 2014

Veteran Journalist Jiten Paul dies at 101

Jiten Paul, a veteran journalist and freedom fighter, passed away on Friday at a hospital in Agartala, at age of 101. With his demise, a brilliant legacy of journalism and social movement in north... »
A FORK IN THE PATH Publisher-author-photographer Ananth at Monsoon, Le Meridien, in New Delhi. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
New Delhi, September 10, 2014
TABLE FOR TWO

Play’s the thing

A colleague, used to covering the adrenaline-driven world of sports, sits twiddling his thumbs at my table. He forages around, looking for a book to grab his attention until his eyes fall on “Play... »
On the 60th anniversary of their grandfather, Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize in Literature, John and Patrick Hemingway arrived in Cojimar village in Cuba on Monday aboard a boat similar to the writer’s yacht, the Pilar.
Havana, September 9, 2014

Hemingway's grandsons visit Cuban village

The grandsons of noted American author Ernest Hemingway visited a Cuban fishing village which inspired the author to write “The Old Man and the Sea” which fetched him a Nobel Prize 60 years ago. <... »
U.R. Ananthamurthy. Photo: K. Gopinathan
September 6, 2014

‘I was for Shelley and against Leavis’

I did the video documentation of U.R. Ananthamurthy at his home in Bangalore over 10 days between April 2012 and May 2013. In the mornings, he shared his reflections on major 20th century Kannada w... »
Writer Taslima Nasreen during the launch of her first poetry collection in Hindi
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

After 20 years, Taslima’s Lajja translated afresh

Marking the twentieth anniversary of the controversial novel Lajja, a fresh English translation of the Bengali work by feminist author Taslima Nasreenn has now been published. Tran... »
Husna Rahaman has recently come up with Spice Sorcery, yet another cookbook of her community but written in an engaging personalised storybook format.
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Family and food

Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, whose Hajra’s Recipes of Life for Life, published in 2010, perhaps became the first book in English on Kutchi Memon cooking, Husna Rahaman has recen... »
Kiran Joshi
September 14, 2014

Romance takes centre stage

When Kiran Joshi moved from India to Melbourne and in her own words was “jobless” for a few months, she chose to write. Her book Beyond Forever… in Love was published earlier this year, and... »
A still from the animated english film
September 12, 2014

A giant peach for the one who gave us…

When your music teacher cousin gets his students to understand the importance of reading through the song, “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you c... »
Intizar Hussain: The Death of Sheherzad
New Delhi, September 10, 2014

Stories within stories

Writer, critic and literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil launched her new book of translation, “The Death of Sheherzad”, a collection of short stories by the inimitable Urdu writer Intizar Hussain, t... »
Mumbai Confidential,
Bangalore, September 9, 2014

When Ab Tak Chappan meets Sin City

Saurav Mohapatra’s Mumbai Confidential (Penguin Inked, Rs. 499) tells the story of Arjun Kadam, the rising star in Mumbai police who goes into a downward spiral of depression and substance a... »
U.R. Ananthamurthy. Photo: K. Gopinathan
September 6, 2014

The writer as translator

U.R. Ananthamurthy often said that he plunged into an intense reading of other poets when he felt that his writings failed to fully capture his own self and the world around him. This sometimes led... »