The publisher as the writer of a novel for himself

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 22 : When Ashok Chopra set off on a career in publishing, it was a totally different world — but along the way, as he was climbing up the ladder and making a mark in the publishing space, the industry itself was undergoing massive transformation. More than four decades […]

Khaled Hosseini pens ‘intensely moving’ refugee story

London, Feb 21 : The author of “The Kite Runner”, “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, and “And the Mountains Echoed” is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a “lyrical and intensely moving story” around the refugee crisis, Khaled Hosseini’s next is titled “Sea Prayer”. The latest book by Hosseini, […]

Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature

Mumbai, Feb 21 : From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women writers from varied backgrounds. The fourth edition of the literary event will kick off on Thursday and will reach its culmination on […]

Distinct divide in news preferences between Hindi, English readers: Survey

New Delhi, Feb 21 : There is a steep divide in the news preferences of Hindi and English readers online and findings of a survey, announced on Wednesday, show that while nationalistic, religious and political themes attract Hindi readers, the news around entertainment and celebrities find more readers in English. At the same time, the […]

Kashmir’s laugh doctor: He wants to bring mirth back to Kashmir’s depressed lives

By Sheikh Qayoom Srinagar, Feb 18 : Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, Kashmir’s very own “Charlie Chaplin”, used to come on Doordarshan (DD), the national […]

Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence

New Delhi, Feb 17 : Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on “70 Years of Indian Independence” on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades. In one […]