Himalayan Echoes litfest draws to a close

Nainital, Oct 7 : The Himalayan Echoes literary festival, featuring over 25 speakers in around 15 sessions, came to a conclusion here on Sunday. The three-day event, also called the Kumaon festival of arts and literature, took place amid the scenic beauty and cultural heritage of Abbotsford — a heritage villa dating back to 1860s. […]

Kumaon literature festival kicks off in Nainital

Nainital, Oct 5 : Nestled in the Himalayas, Nainital in Uttarakhand is hosting the third edition of Kumaon literature and arts festival — “Himalayan Echoes” — that kicked off on Friday and will continue till Sunday. The festival, mentored by writer-publisher Namita Gokhale, advised by advocate Anish Dayal and directed by author Janhavi Prasada, has […]

Rare manuscripts by 19th century French poets, artists to be auctioned

Paris, Sep 26 : First-edition rare texts and drawings from a number of 19th century French literary and artistic geniuses, including a melancholic letter from poet Arthur Rimbaud essaying his last weeks, will be on sale at a Sotheby’s auction here on October 9. The auction, themed around “The Library of R. & B. L.”, […]

Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018

London, Sep 20 : Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The announcement was made by Chair of judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, at a press conference at the offices of Man Group, […]

Urdu version of Modi’s ‘Exam Warriors’ to be launched on Saturday

New Delhi, Sep 14 : The Urdu version of the book “Exam Warriors”, penned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be launched at an event here on Saturday. The programme is being organised by India Islamic Cultural Centre. Several cultural programmes will also be presented during the event. The Urdu version of the book will […]

Footprints of the elusive Yeti unravelled, discussed at Bhutan Lit Fest

By Saket Suman Thimphu, Aug 24 : The mystery surrounding the Himalayan Yeti attracts scores of explorers ever year to the snow-capped mountains, but few return with answers. Daniel C. Taylor, who has spent about six decades of his life in search of the elusive creature, shared his findings, insights and rare photographs at the […]