Five combined editions of Aniketana, covering the period from 2009 to 2014, will be brought out.
Five combined editions of Aniketana, covering the period from 2009 to 2014, will be brought out.

‘Aniketana’ is back after nearly six years

Kannada literary buffs have a reason to rejoice. Aniketana, the quarterly journal of Kannada language and literature, which was being brought out by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy (KSA), has... »

Sci-fi thriller penned by IIIT alumnus unveiled

The book, written by Vedant Karthik Kidambi who died in 2010, is set in the period between 2060 and 2084. "Vedant began writing when he was 17 and finished it when he was in his early twenties,&q... »

The translation quandary

Ghaus Siwani’s “Do Aatisha” shows more than a spark »
Author Nazeem Beegum.

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... »
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 »
Dr.Akkiraju Sundara Ramakrishna makes a fine rendition of Padyams at the Santhapet Saibaba Temple open auditorium in Ongole. Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
ONGOLE, September 22, 2014

Padyams by Akkiraju Sundara Ramakrishna captivate men of letters

Noted painter Macharaju Ramachandra Rao has been presented the Akkiraju Ramaiah Pantulu Cultural award while Telugu littérateur Chadlavada Lakshmi Narasimha Rao received the Akkiraju Ramaiah Pant... »
Veyilil Oru Kaliyezhuthukaari
Thiruvananthapuram, September 18, 2014

What’s inside

Reflections on life In this collection of nine short stories, the author presents realistic situations in life in a different way. She goes beyond mere meaning of words and thoughts and e... »
September 18, 2014

Friendship calling

The storySchool finals are over and it’s celebration time for Tenida and his friends Habul, Kyabla and Pela. Undeterred by the prospect of dismal scores and determined to make their h... »
A view of the main block of CDS Photo: Jayesh S. Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Not another brick in the wall

The picturesque nine-acre campus of Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in the capital city is a masterpiece of Laurie Baker. It beautifully complements the architectural concepts of Laurie Ba... »
Arundhati Roy
Ahmedabad, September 16, 2014

Arundhati Roy gets wrongly listed as co-author with Ambedkar

A series of misleading author listings for B.R. Ambedkar’s seminal text The Annihilation of Caste on web portals has generated a lot of flak against writer and columnist Arundhati Roy and pu... »
Chennai: 16/09/2014: The Hindu: oeb: Book Review Column:
Title: Shaping the Discourse. Women's Writings in Bengali Periodicals 1865 - 1947.
Author: Ipshita Chanda and Jayeeta Bagchi.
Publisher: School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University.
September 15, 2014

Voices of women from colonial Bengal

The purpose of an anthology is often the most important thing about it. The title, 'Shaping the Discourse', describes the light in which the collection of women's writings in Bengali periodicals f... »
September 15, 2014

An indentured worker’s journey

Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman is an attempt to recreate the journey of an indentured woman labourer — a woman from India —who travelled to the West Indies and eventually to the United Stat... »
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... »
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... »

Medicine for melancholy

A giant peach for the one who gave us…

Veteran Journalist Jiten Paul dies at 101

Left an indelible impression

Stuck in the mud!

And pop goes culture

Stories within stories

Harry Potter series most loved book on Facebook

HYDERABAD, September 22, 2014

Sci-fi thriller penned by IIIT alumnus unveiled

A science fiction thriller, Different Epochs, written by late Vedant Karthik Kidambi, an IIIT-Hyderabad alumnus who died in a road accident in 2010, was released in the city on Sunday. »
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... »
FLAVOURS FROM THE SOUTH Sumeet Nair, Meenakshi Meyyappan and Jill Donenfeld at the book launch. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, September 17, 2014

Kuzhi paniyaram, international style!

It was love at first bite for both Jill Donenfeld and Sumeet Nair when they visited The Bangala hotel in 2010 and 2004 respectively. For Meenakshi Meyyappan, or Aachi, as she is fondly called, the... »
LEARNING ABOUT MONEY: Robert Kiyosaki, writer of “Rich Dad Poor Dad
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

Of rich and poor

Robert Kiyosaki, writer of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is emphatic that there is lack of financial education in the system prevalent in the schools world over. “There is no financial education in the insti... »
September 15, 2014

Know your English - How to use 'then and there'

“I understand that your cousin is house hunting in Mumbai.”“Not anymore. He found a place he liked and signed the lease there and then.”“There and then? Shouldn’t you ...”“When... »
September 15, 2014

Impact of migration on Himalayan communities

In the recent years I have travelled in and out of Nepal many times. In the mornings when I return from Kathmandu on a flight to New Delhi, a significant number of my fellow travellers at the airp... »
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... »
September 12, 2014

The best kind of Promise

“Some things you don't have to promise. You just do.” ¯ Rick YanceyGlissade. Sonatina. Petiole. As I turn the pages, new words from a different, more genteel time dance... »

The compulsive browser: Spy vs Spy

Rahul Dravid on courage beyond cricket

When Mary was a nanny

When gas poisons the conscience

Flights of fantasy

On the wedding trail

Play’s the thing

To me, as a little boy growing up in the ’70s, S.D. Burman was just R.D. Burman’s father. Yes, R.D. who sang “Mehbooba mehbooba” in the epochal Sholay and preceded it with Yaadon ki Bara... »

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