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The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: On Day 2, focus on India’s economic slowdown, and literary bonus for kids
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Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: On Day 2, focus on India’s economic slowdown, and literary bonus for kids

An evening panel discussion featuring Raghuram Rajan and Jayati Gosh on how to rescue the Indian economy will be one of the highlights of the day

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: Ian McEwan to Shashi Tharoor, writers to look out for on Day 1
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Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: Ian McEwan to Shashi Tharoor, writers to look out for on Day 1

The festival will be inaugurated on the evening of 16 November, and will host eighty-three sessions, six performances, and multiple workshops.

The Friday List: From a conclave on architecture and design to horror movies for Halloween, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a conclave on architecture and design to horror movies for Halloween, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

With only two years in mainstream publishing, how editor Rahul Soni carved a niche with empathy, resolve
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With only two years in mainstream publishing, how editor Rahul Soni carved a niche with empathy, resolve

HarperCollins India's Rahul Soni's stint in mainstream publishing has only just begun, having recently crossed the two-year mark, with a prodigious number of acclaimed titles under his belt already. Reactions to his accomplishments from publishing peers range from reverence to unwavering faith in his mettle, but what seems to get repeatedly underlined about Rahul through several testimonies is his abounding empathy — an alleged rarity in the business.

Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes debut works of Tony Joseph, Nadia Akbar
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Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes debut works of Tony Joseph, Nadia Akbar

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes Nadia Akbar’s Goodbye Freddie Mercury, Babu Bangladesh by Atif Chowdhury, Ib’s Endless Search for Satisfaction by Roshan Ali, Priyanka Dubey’s No Nation for Women and Early Indians by Tony Joseph.

Ram Navami 2017: The story of Ramayana changes depending on the narrator
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Ram Navami 2017: The story of Ramayana changes depending on the narrator

On the occasion of Ram Navami, here's a look at some of the Ramayana's best-known versions in India:

Watch: On Dussehra, Ramayana expert Arshia Sattar gets grilled by a 10-year-old
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Watch: On Dussehra, Ramayana expert Arshia Sattar gets grilled by a 10-year-old

When 10-year-old Shayan met Ramayana expert Arshia Sattar, he had questions like: Why did Ram and Lakshman not teach Sita how to fight? Why did Ram not realise Maricha was a demon?

Ramayana teaches us how hard it is to be good to the people we love best: Arshia Sattar
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Ramayana teaches us how hard it is to be good to the people we love best: Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar, whose translation of Valmiki's Ramayana is considered among the most authoritative, is now back with a beautifully illustrated retelling, this time for children