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The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data
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The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data

Indian publishing, dominated by education and struggling to function through a lack of data, suffers the consequences of a state hostile to publishing and apathetic to the dissemination of knowledge.

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Pulitzer Prize-winners Colson Whitehead, Andrew Sean Greer to speak on Day 1
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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Pulitzer Prize-winners Colson Whitehead, Andrew Sean Greer to speak on Day 1

Keeping in tune with the focus of the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival — all things science — the keynote address at the inaugural session will be delivered by the structural biologist and Nobel laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on The Role of Science in Today's World

Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: A session with Ravish Kumar, panel on modern dating spark discussions on Day 2
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Kolkata Literary Festival 2019: A session with Ravish Kumar, panel on modern dating spark discussions on Day 2

The second day at the Kolkata Literary Festival featured conversations about the MeToo movement and magic

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018: Nayantara Sahgal, Soha Ali Khan, Kiran Nagarkar enthrall audiences
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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018: Nayantara Sahgal, Soha Ali Khan, Kiran Nagarkar enthrall audiences

The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival had something for everyone, from discussions on cinema, the environment and even Lucknowi cuisine | #FirstCulture

IDSFFK 2017 Day 2: Urvashi Butalia's The Books We Made, Bleeding Hearts stand out as highlights
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IDSFFK 2017 Day 2: Urvashi Butalia's The Books We Made, Bleeding Hearts stand out as highlights

Campus section dominated the second day of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala with films like Bleeding Hearts and Arrow of Time.

#PachauriHatao: Guilt, shame and loneliness for the victim, impunity and immunity for the predator
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#PachauriHatao: Guilt, shame and loneliness for the victim, impunity and immunity for the predator

So power wins again. Why should this be surprising? As women, we know by now that our protests will not be taken seriously, our complaints will be dismissed.

Urvashi Butalia will not head Tehelka's sexual harrassment committee
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Urvashi Butalia will not head Tehelka's sexual harrassment committee

Publisher Urvashi Butalia has refused to head Tehelka's internal complaints committee set up to probe sexual assault allegations against its editor Tarun Tejpal, saying it was now not needed as the case was being investigated by police.

Tehelka scandal: Tejpal faces arrest after being booked for rape
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Tehelka scandal: Tejpal faces arrest after being booked for rape

Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal on Friday faced possible arrest after Goa Police booked him for rape following an allegation by a journalist colleague that he sexually assaulted her during an event a fortnight ago.

Tehelka scandal: Committee set up to probe sexual assault case
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Tehelka scandal: Committee set up to probe sexual assault case

Tehelka's Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury said the complaints committee, headed by publisher Urvashi Butalia, will investigate the matter.

Indian and entitled: Our gimme, gimme, gimme culture
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Indian and entitled: Our gimme, gimme, gimme culture

Entitlement itself has become an aspiration for ever growing numbers, the ultimate gated complex we want to live in. It is the Number 1 reason one wants to get filthy rich (or even middle class) in rising India.