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Jan 18, 2019
From Bihar to Tihar: Read an excerpt from Kanhaiya Kumar's story, where he recounts entry to JNUIn March 2016, Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the JNU Students Union, was arrested on charges of sedition, locked up in Tihar jail and beaten up by lawyers in Patiala House court. He
Jan 17, 2019
Paris, Mumbai explored in conversations through poetry, illustrations and rail networksThe latest book 'Over and Underground in Paris & Mumbai' presents a garland of personal insights of poets Sampurna Chattarji and Kavitha Nair along with illustrators Joelle Jolivet and Roshni Vyam threaded by the metropolises' rail networks which form a recurring motif in the narrative.
Jan 16, 2019
Waste of a Nation: Anthropologists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey on garbage and growth in India“Never in history have so many people had so much to throw away and so little space to throw it as the people of India in the second decade of the 21st century,” write Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey in Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India.
Jan 14, 2019
India In The Age of Ideas: Read Sanjeev Sanyal's essay on the crisis facing the country's elitesFor a country with 1.2 billion people, India is ruled by a surprisingly small elite, which runs everything from the government to large companies and even sports bodies.
Jan 12, 2019
The One Who Had Two Lives: Read an excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's book on AmbaThe story of Amba and her two sisters is one of the most interesting ones in the Mahabharata, and is retold in The One Who Had Two Lives
Jan 02, 2019
In Vestin Verghese’s debut novel for children, a classic tale of Good vs Evil plays out in a steam engineVestin Verghese, a Kerala-based writer, is the author of a new children’s book ‘The Shadow of the Steam Engine’ published by DC Mango about siblings who make a steam engine their home having lost theirs to a tsunami.
Dec 28, 2018
A beginning and an end: Five poets respond to a common theme to come up with poignantly varied versesManik Sharma curates this collection of poems, all of which deal with the themes of beginnings or endings in some way. The featured poets include Sharma himself, Urvashi Bahuguna, Mihir Vatsa, Rohini Kejriwal and Maya Palit.
Dec 25, 2018
R K Laxman's Servants of India to be adapted into webseries 'with a contemporary twist' by Vishesh BhattRK Laxman's Servants of India will be adapted by Vishesh Bhatt to suit the contemporary milieu, he said in a statement.
Dec 18, 2018
Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim says rejections shattered, strengthened and streamlined his writingAnees Salim will be presented the Sahitya Akademi award at a special function in January, 2019 at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi.
Dec 17, 2018
Shweta Bachchan Nanda on making her fiction debut in 2018 with Paradise Towers, being a 'people watcher'In this brief interview about her debut book, Paradise Towers, Shweta Bachchan Nanda speaks of her writing process and inspirations.