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Chetan Bhagat hits back: Equating good English with intelligence is snobbery

Nov 20, 2014

Chetan Bhagat hits back: Equating good English with intelligence is snobbery

I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to disrupt me. But in the initial stages there were real moments of doubt," Bhagat, 40, told Reuters in an interview. #Literature #India #TheySaidIt #Chetan Bhagat #English #Five Point Someone #Candy Crush
The SIMI plot Hyderabad Biryani now a codename for literature on explosives

Oct 25, 2014

The SIMI plot Hyderabad Biryani now a codename for literature on explosives

What has Biryani got to do with terror activities? As the latest discovery by the police in Hyderabad suggests, both are connected in a bizarre way by SIMI. #India #Terrorism #Al-Qaeda #ConnectTheDots #SIMI #Indian Mujahideen #Hyderabad #Student Islamic Movement of India #Hyderabad biriyani #literature on explosives
Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

Oct 10, 2014

Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature for works that made him "a Marcel Proust of our time" with tales often set during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War Two, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Relatively unknown outside of France and a media recluse, Modiano's works have centred on memory, oblivion, identity and guilt. #Business #Literature #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #French #Mexico
French author Patrick Modiano awarded Nobel prize in literature

Oct 09, 2014

French author Patrick Modiano awarded Nobel prize in literature

The Swedish Academy gave the 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) prize to Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation." #Literature #France #NewsTracker #Nobel Prize in Literature #Second World War #Patrick Modiano. Nobel Prize #French author #Jewishness #Nazi occupation #2014 Nobel Prizes #Swedish Academy. Alfred Nobel

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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