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Remembering UR Ananthamurthy The literary icon who took a stand against Modi

Aug 24, 2014

Remembering UR Ananthamurthy The literary icon who took a stand against Modi

At the height of the recent Lok Sabha poll campaign, Ananthamurthy had said he would leave the country if Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister but later did a U-turn #India #InMemoriam #Padma Bhushan #UR Ananthamurthy #Kannada Literature #Jnapith award
Hundreds pay tribute to Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy

Aug 23, 2014

Hundreds pay tribute to Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy

The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of the Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed three days of mourning. #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Karnataka #Kannada Literature #Siddaramiah #Ananthamurthy #Ravindra Kalakshetra #Navya
Salman Rushdie awarded Denmark's top literature prize

Aug 18, 2014

Salman Rushdie awarded Denmark's top literature prize

Salman Rushdie has been given a literary award named after Denmark's famous poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. #Salman Rushdie #Books #NewsTracker #Denmark #Rushdie #Midnight's Children #Hans Christian Andersen #HC Andersen Literature Award
19th century Marathi books to be made available online

Jun 30, 2014

19th century Marathi books to be made available online

About 500 books in Marathi language will soon be made available to readers online in digital form. The special software for conversion in digital format of books in Marathi had been indigenously developed by Thane-based educational institute Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM). #India #e-books #Marathi books #19th century Marathi literature
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

May 29, 2014

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982. #World #Life #Literature #Poetry #InMemorium #Nelson Mandela #Maya Angelou #African-American poets #Malcolm X

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Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Jan 27, 2013

Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Really, why do we feel so easily hurt? Can there be benchmarks for any collective identity since all groups -- religious, ethnic, income or gender -- have all shades of people? #HowThisWorks #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #Kamal Haasan
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul

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What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 17, 2014

Classic literature gets new spin on the Web

The makers of Lizzie Bennet are coming out with a new Web series on Frankenstein...
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 13, 2014

So minimal, so addictive: the puzzle game 'Compulsive'

I've been knee-deep in stories about war photography, prison literature and human-trafficking operas. Which means I need a break. I've found it in a video game called "Compulsive," which I've become compulsively addicted to over the last several days...
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Aug 30, 2014

A Labor Day conundrum: Why are so few of America's construction jobs held by women?

Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour...