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The desi roman à clef

"I read Glenarvon too, by Caro Lamb/ Goddamn!" In 1816, when the Lady Caroline Lamb published her infamous roman clef, Glenarvon, Lord Byron's response summed up his dismay at discovering the......

Mahasweta Devi in Man Booker long list

For decades, the admirers of the Bengali novelist Mahasweta Devi have been saying that she should be a major contender for the Nobel Prize. But since her books are not widely translated she remains......

Jhumpa Lahiri No.1 on NYT best-seller list

With most major American newspapers and magazines hailing Jhumpa Lahiri's second story collection Unaccustomed Earth as a terrific and soul-moving reading, there were natural expectations that it......

Desai, Mishra on New York Times' Top 100 books

Six weeks after winning the Man Booker Prize for her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai is hardly out of the news. She appeared with her mother, the novelist Anita Desai, last week......

Ismail Kadare wins the Man Booker

\nNoted Albanian poet and novelist Ismail Kadare has won the first-ever Man Booker International Prize, thus gaining recognition as one of the world's finest writers. \nThe 69-year-old Kadare was......
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Messi and the art of forgetting

It may sound at once counter-intuitive and ludicrously impossible, but the key to getting a clear and accurate measure of Lionel Messi's greatness... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/nirmal_shekar/no-boundaries-messi-and-the-art-of-forgetting/article7210716.ece?utm_source=MostCommented&utm_medium=Homepage&utm_campaign=WidgetPromo
Gunter Grass was more human than his detractors allow

As I write this, Gunter Grass tributes continue to proliferate globally. That most of them focus on the man who "hid" his past is hardly... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/books/prisoner-of-history-gunter-grass-was-more-human-than-his-detractors-allow/article1-1338529.aspx
Quirky quotes on cars

Image: Chaitanaya Dinesh Surpur I m a crazy car guy. Ive got an airplane hangar full of cars. Paul Walker The car was invented as a... ...

http://forbesindia.com/article/thoughts/quirky-quotes-on-cars/40029/1
A quiz on salesmen

It's the 111th birth anniversary of KL Saigal, who started his professional career peddling Remington typewriters. Reason enough for a quiz on... ...

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Old but not gold

It was John Updike who said: Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. Growing numbers of the old are not a... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/letters/old-but-not-gold/article7070926.ece?utm_source=MostPopular&utm_medium=Letters&utm_campaign=WidgetPromo

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