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GLOW, Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy show’s comic book to launch in March | books

GLOW, Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy show’s comic book to launch in March | books

Netflix’s retro wrestling comedy GLOW is set to have its own comic book series which will come out in March next year. IDW Publishing on Monday announced a four-issue comic book series based on the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comic book will offer an original story spinning ...

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Change is in the air, on air

Change is in the air, on air

It is commonplace for Indian parliamentary television channels to broadcast unparliamentary protest. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh/Representational photo) Paradoxically, there is nothing like a reversal of fortunes to calm the nerves and, as Congreve put it, to “soothe the savage breast”. Just weeks after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was pushing ...

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Review: Ramayana vs Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik | books | reviews

Review: Ramayana vs Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik | books | reviews

192pp, Rs 295 For centuries, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have been India’s most popular epics, told across geographies and tongues. Each version of the telling is different from the other, not just in incidents and inferences, but in their very fundamental casting of characters – in many cases, one ...

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HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week | books | ht picks

MODERN SOUTH INDIA: A HISTORY FROM THE 17TH CENTURY TO OUR TIMES BY RAJMOHAN GANDHI 544pp, Rs 799; Aleph The sounds and flavours of the land south of the Vindhyas — temple bells, coffee and jasmine, coconut and tamarind, delicious dosais and appams — are familiar to many, but its ...

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Review: Mehr; A Love Story by Siddhartha Gigoo | books | reviews

Review: Mehr; A Love Story by Siddhartha Gigoo | books | reviews

205pp, Rs 295; Rupa “Thus I begin, not at the beginning, but at the end when I met her for the first time”. The blurb on Siddhartha Gigoo’s novel Mehr: A Love Story brought to mind the unforgettable opening line from Graham Greene’s classic The End of the Affair – ...

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Review: Jiya Jale; Gulzar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir | books | reviews

Review: Jiya Jale; Gulzar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir | books | reviews

199pp, Rs 499; Speaking Tiger Millionaires and beggars are touched alike by the Hindi film lyric, that most democratic form of poetry. It whispers to the centre of our subcontinental selves, serving as the soundtrack to our romances, fiddling with our emotional faucets. When confronted with hurtful gossip, Anand Bakshi’s ...

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Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54h Jnanpith award | books

Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54h Jnanpith award | books

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award, a literary award given to an author for “outstanding contribution towards literature”, Bharatiya Jnanpith announced Friday. “Amitav Ghosh is a path- breaking novelist. In his novels, Ghosh treads through historical settings to the modern era and weaves ...

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The Book of Faith is about many lives one master, says author | books | author interview

The Book of Faith is about many lives one master, says author | books | author interview

She is an award-winning author of a thriller, and her own lives have been nothing less than thrilling. Yes, she has had two lives. One, in which she was known as Ismita Tandon, and the second, her present, where she is Sadhvi Vrinda Om. Her lifestyle might have changed, so ...

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Dancing words | Book review

Dancing words | Book review

Odissi dancer Jaya Mehta calls the poems in her book The Poetic Saree ‘dance poems’. The term is fitting because there is a certain fluidity in her words, like the graceful drape of a sari. They undulate with a gentle cadence. Perhaps it is the exuberance of her thoughts that ...

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Ramayana performed in form of musical storytelling for differently-abled children | books

Ramayana performed in form of musical storytelling for differently-abled children | books

An international storytelling festival “BhuFeSto” was organised for the differently- abled children in Bhubaneswar on Monday, where special storytelling sessions for children with visual and hearing disabilities was organised. Ramayana was performed in form of musical storytelling by artist Deepa Kiran with a twist while children enjoyed the musical narration. ...

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