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CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Cancels Event at Jaipur Literature Festival amid Threats From Karni Sena

CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Cancels Event at Jaipur Literature Festival amid Threats From Karni Sena

Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi, facing the heat of hooligansfor okaying the release of Padmaavat, on Saturday announced that he will not attend the Jaipur Literature Festival this year where he was invited as a speaker, saying that “lovers of literature should get to focus on creativity and not ...

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Gloriously Sinful Are Our Ways

Gloriously Sinful Are Our Ways

The Science Of Sin: Why We Do The Things We Know We Shouldn’t By Jack Lewis Bloomsbury | Pages: 304 | Rs. 499 Around 300,000 years ago, a new species emerged from the now extinct Homo erectus. Homo sapiens differed from its predecessor in several ways but the most important ...

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I Believe In Going To See The Places I Write About, Says Historian And Writer Maya Jasanoff

I Believe In Going To See The Places I Write About, Says Historian And Writer Maya Jasanoff

Historian and writer Maya Jasanoff’s new book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World is a remarkable account of the Polish-British writer’s life and times. Jasanoff takes the themes of Conrad’s four biggest works—The Secret Agent, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and Nostromo—and relates them to the issues ...

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Fake News Is Not New, What’s New Is The Ability To Spread It So Quickly Through Internet, Says Spotlight Journalist Michael Rezendes

Fake News Is Not New, What's New Is The Ability To Spread It So Quickly Through Internet, Says Spotlight Journalist Michael Rezendes

Michael Rezendes was part of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team which broke the story of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Boston and New York (Mark Ruffalo played Rezendes in Spotlight which won the Oscar for Best Film in 2015. Ruffalo was nominated for Best ...

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The Banality Of Evil

The Banality Of Evil

Kuna Kaviyalahan’s The Poisoned Dream is about incarceration and torture. Soviet dissident literature produced some of the finest works on the theme of the individual under a regime of incarceration. Andrei Platonov, Victor Serge and Arthur Koestler have produced philosophically and politically insightful novels on the loss of self, the ...

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Impressions of Syrian author in Kashmir

Impressions of Syrian author in Kashmir

For American born Syrian author, Alia Malek, whose latest book about Syria, The Home That Was Our Country, is getting rave reviews, it is impossible that Kashmir will turn into Syria. Malek, before heading to Jaipur literature festival spent three days in the Valley. She stayed in Srinagar and Gulmarg. She had Wazwaan (a ...

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Regional Writers Gain Prominence, Voice Power At 3-Day National Litfest

Regional Writers Gain Prominence, Voice Power At 3-Day National Litfest

When J. Jayabharathi said writing in English cannot effectively represent the ethos of local aspirations and struggles in India, not many in the gathering took it as parochialism from the young Tamil poet also known as Manushi. For, only on the previous day of the literary festival had actress Nandita ...

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Meet Daisy Johnson, Youngest Author To Be Short-Listed For Booker Prize

Meet Daisy Johnson, Youngest Author To Be Short-Listed For Booker Prize

British writer Daisy Johnson on Thursday became the youngest author to be shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2018 for her mother-daughter tale, “Everything Under”. The 27-year-old joins fellow UK authors Anna Burns for “Milkman” and Robin Robertson for “The Long Take” on a six-strong shortlist dominated by British ...

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Mumbai’s Iconic Strand Book Stall Down Shutters After 70 Years

Mumbai's Iconic Strand Book Stall Down Shutters After 70 Years

Strand Book Stall, frequented by India’s famous figures, including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and APJ Abdul Kalam, downed shutters today after a run of 70 years. The curtains came down a day after the ninth death anniversary of its founder T N Shanbagh, who started it as a kiosk at Colaba’s ...

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After Poet Alleges Sexual Harassment By Editor, 12 Poets Threaten To Withdraw From Sahitya Akademi Book

After Poet Alleges Sexual Harassment By Editor, 12 Poets Threaten To Withdraw From Sahitya Akademi Book

Following allegations of harassment against a literary editor, 12 Indian poets have said they will withdraw their works from a Sahitya Akademi anthology being edited by him if he is not replaced. In a letter addressed to Akademi secretary Sreenivasa Rao, the poets, who were contributors to the proposed “Modern ...

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