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Sonu Sood inks deal with Penguin India to pen book on his experience of helping migrants during lockdown
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Sonu Sood inks deal with Penguin India to pen book on his experience of helping migrants during lockdown

Sonu Sood's book will reveal the emotional and often challenging journeys the actor undertook along with the people he helped

Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'
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Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'

Raghu Karnad wrote on Instagram, 'The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.'

Adhirath Sethi, author of Where the Hills Hide their Secrets, on managing multiple plot-lines and being inspired by everyday life
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Adhirath Sethi, author of Where the Hills Hide their Secrets, on managing multiple plot-lines and being inspired by everyday life

Where the Hills Hide their Secrets has a way of being familiar and relatable, interspersed with unimaginable surprises being sprung at the reader.

Author Lionel Shriver on her early writing, politics, essential reading list and persevering out of 'sheer spite'
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Author Lionel Shriver on her early writing, politics, essential reading list and persevering out of 'sheer spite'

Before her best-selling We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver had already written seven novels (and published six). In this interview, she looks back on a 30-year literary career.

Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion
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Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion

Mahmudabad spoke to Firstpost about the impact of literature and poetry on shaping political identity and the role of Muslim identity in Indian politics.

Junot Díaz denies sexual misconduct allegations: Doesn't sound like anything that's me
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Junot Díaz denies sexual misconduct allegations: Doesn't sound like anything that's me

Author Zinzi Clemmons and other female writers have recently shared stories of Junot Díaz's behaviour.

David Grossman, Booker Prize winner and critic of Israel's Palestine policy, wins country's top prize for literature
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David Grossman, Booker Prize winner and critic of Israel's Palestine policy, wins country's top prize for literature

Grossman, who won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for fiction, will receive the Israel Prize on Independence Day in April.

Arundhati Roy on her controversies: I keep promising myself I won't write another essay
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Arundhati Roy on her controversies: I keep promising myself I won't write another essay

Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed"

Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85
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Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85

Appelfeld was born in Romania before the rise of the Nazis, lost his mother in the mass murder of Jews during World War II and was only reunited with his father 20 years later.

Kangana Ranaut launches Shobhaa De's book in Mumbai; expresses wish to author her own
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Kangana Ranaut launches Shobhaa De's book in Mumbai; expresses wish to author her own

Kangana Ranaut, who was at the launch of Shobhaa De's latest book Seventy and To Hell With It here, has said she would love to write a book

From Perumal Murugan's The Goat Thief to Tamil Pulp Fiction, a look at recent notable translations
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From Perumal Murugan's The Goat Thief to Tamil Pulp Fiction, a look at recent notable translations

In the final part of the series on translation efforts in India, we take a look at all the translated works making news.

Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award
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Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Sahgal fired a series of salvos at the ruling dispensation, even saying that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is "a fascist regime" practising an undeclared dictatorship.

Edward S Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky, dies at 92
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Edward S Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky, dies at 92

Herman and Chomsky also co-wrote The Political Economy of Human Rights and Counter-Revolutionary Violence.

Asaduddin Owaisi condemns threat against author KP Ramanunni, says perpetrators should be arrested
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Asaduddin Owaisi condemns threat against author KP Ramanunni, says perpetrators should be arrested

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Saturday said those who allegedly threatened Malayalam author KP Ramanunni and asked him to convert to Islam should be arrested

Chetan Bhagat's book in Delhi University syllabus: Does Five Point Someone qualify as good literature?
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Chetan Bhagat's book in Delhi University syllabus: Does Five Point Someone qualify as good literature?

Chetan Bhagat has reason to be delighted. His book, Five Point Someone, will soon be part of the English literature syllabus in Delhi University in the Popular Fiction category.

First Lady: Chetan Bhagat on One Indian Girl, feminism and writing popular fiction
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First Lady: Chetan Bhagat on One Indian Girl, feminism and writing popular fiction

The biggest selling Indian novelist in history or a literary pariah? Chetan Bhagat discusses his new book, his response to critics and more in this week's edition of First Lady with Meghna Pant.

Twitter is a graveyard of bullies, will close down in 5 years: Chetan Bhagat
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Twitter is a graveyard of bullies, will close down in 5 years: Chetan Bhagat

Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat Bhagat, who has often been the target of social media trolls, feels Twitter has become a "graveyard of bullies".

'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize
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'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize | Reuters

By Alistair Scrutton and Scott Malone | STOCKHOLM/BOSTON STOCKHOLM/BOSTON Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his songs from the 1960s onward, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award.The 75-year-old Dylan, who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel literature laureates.Awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($928,000) prize, the Swedish Academy said: "Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary music is profound." The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed by some laughter.Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind", "The Times They Are a-Changin'", "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Like a Rolling Stone" captured the spirit of a generation's rebellion, dissent and independence. More than 50 years later, Dylan is still writing songs and almost continuously on tour, performing his lyrics in a sometimes rasping voice that has been ridiculed by detractors.For many, his lyrics have resonated for decades."Blowin' in the Wind", written in 1962, was considered one of the most eloquent folk songs of all time.

Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote 
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Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote | Reuters

NEW YORK Democratic Party activists in some U.S. states are using Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who has stirred controversy with his comments about illegal immigrants and women, as the centerpiece of their "get out the vote" campaign for the November elections. In California, canvassers from the Orange County Democrats carry pictures of Trump when they knock on doors ahead of the June 7 California primary

U.S. Senate panel approves measure to broaden North Korea sanctions
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U.S. Senate panel approves measure to broaden North Korea sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday that would broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, human rights record and cyber activities, the latest bid by U.S.