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Celebrated Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passes away

May 13, 2015

Celebrated Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passes away

Celebrated writer Suchitra Bhattacharya, many of whose books had been made into cult Bengali films including "Dahan", died of a cardiac arrest at her south Kolkata residence on Tuesday night, her family members said. She was 55. #Bengali literature #Tollywood #Rituparna Sengupta #Dahan #Suchitra Bhattacharya #Kokata
Legendary Tamil writer D Jayakanthan passes away after prolonged illness

Apr 09, 2015

Legendary Tamil writer D Jayakanthan passes away after prolonged illness

Jayakanthan, known as JK among his friends, focussed on the marginalised sections in his writing and several of hischaracters reflect their suffering. #Literature #InMemoriam #Tamil #Communist Party #Padma Bhushan #D Jayakanthan
We've heard Modi talk but we need to see some action, says Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur LitFest

Jan 23, 2015

We've heard Modi talk but we need to see some action, says Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur LitFest

Tharoor has gotten into trouble with his party for appearing to not be "Opposition" enough to Modi. But at Jaipur LitFest he made it a point to attack Modi for not walking the talk. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #RSS #VHP #Literature Festival #Jaipur LitFest #Politics of Identity #Politics of Performance
Q&A: Devdutt Pattanaik on the dangers of a world that does not value imagination

Jan 23, 2015

Q&A: Devdutt Pattanaik on the dangers of a world that does not value imagination

Devdutt Pattanaik says what we miss in the rush to prove the historicity of myths or debunk them is the enduring power of human imagination. The obsession becomes about proving something scientifically in order to prove its superiority. #Q&A #Devdutt Pattanaik #imagination #Myth #Jaipur Lit Fest #Jaipur Literature festival 2015
If Modi doesn't fulfil his promises, Congress will be waiting in the next election: Tharoor

Jan 23, 2015

If Modi doesn't fulfil his promises, Congress will be waiting in the next election: Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had won a "phenomenal mandate" for a shining India, but asked did he really have a "game plan". #Politics #Congress #BJP #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Jaipur Literature Festival #JLF #Sunanda Pushkar #PM Narendra Modi #Swachh Bharat

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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