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Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off at Diggi Palace

Soulful strains of classical music wafted through the chilly air as the ninth edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in Jaipur on Thursday at its usual venue, the sun-kissed Diggi......

Award wapsi row: Bengaluru literature festival director Sampath steps down

Sahitya Akademi award-winning author Vikram Sampath has stepped down as one of the directors of Bangalore Literature Festival in the wake of three Kannada writers deciding to boycott the event over......

Pak writers storm out of Indore Literary Festival session

Enraged by Pakistani-origin Canadian writer Tarek Fatah's critical remarks about their country, two Pakistani writers on Friday walked out of the inaugural session of the Indore Literary Festival.......

Debate on free speech heats up; Anupam Kher booed

Mumbai audience boos actor for his remarks. Actor Anupam Kher was booed by the audience as a debate at a literary festival in Mumbai on freedom of speech heated up, with the actor wondering aloud......

8th Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off to a grand start

The eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off on Wednesday to a grand start with a bevy of authors, poets, Nobel Laureates along with some Bollywood celebrities, trooping in to......

Bollywood condemns Salman Rushdie ban

As Rajasthan government persuaded the organizers of Jaipur Literary Festival to ask Salman Rushdie to call off his visit, stars condemned the ban on Twitter.Celina......

Talat Aziz's genius elevates Majaz

Majaz, based on the life of Asraul Haq Majaz, the John Keats of Urdu poetry, marks Talat Aziz's debut as a composer in Hindi cinema.The film could have been an excellent biopic had it stuck to the......

Karan Johar becomes An Unsuitable Boy!

Want to know everything about Karan Johar? Well, read it from his own words! The filmmaker has penned his biography called An Unsuitable Boy, co-authored by Poonam Saxena. The book unravels Karan's......

A new Sanskrit wave

A cow that speaks, a question on patriarchy and the story of a 17th-century poet -- Sanskrit filmmakers are finding new ways to revive the 'dying' language. IMAGE: Rajesh Hebbar and Pratheeksha......

'With the National Award, Priyamanasam is vindicated'

'I didn't get any recognition in Kerala for this film and it has definitely hurt me. When the whole world is celebrating the return of Sanskrit, my state is busy ignoring it.' Vinod Mankara talks......

Sehwag's prediction: 3-0 or 3-1 series win for India over Australia

Sehwag, however, warned the Indian team against the law of averages catching up IMAGE:  Virender Sehwag heaped praise on Indian captain Virat Kohli, terming him the best player in all three......

I will place Tendulkar higher than Kohli, says Harbhajan

IMAGE:Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph: BCCI Ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh termed Indian captain Virat Kohli as ‘an intense cricketer’. "Virat (Kohli) is a very intense......
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Bengali book fair to be held in Delhi from Monday

The 17th edition of the Bangla Boi Mela (Book Fair) and Literary Festival will be held here from Monday.According to a press release from Bengal... ...
Jung Chang among leading authors blocked from Macau literature festival

Three writers -- including bestselling "Wild Swans" author Jung Chang -- will no longer attend the Macau Literary Festival after authorities there... ...
Between the Sea and the Shore

OVER A FEW months in 2014, on various visits to his mother’s room at Hinduja Hospital on Mumbai’s western shore, Ranjit Hoskote felt himself... ...
J-K govt seeks explanation from officer over 'disrespecting' national anthem

The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought an explanation from one of its officers after he allegedly disrespected the national anthem at an event... ...
Digitally restored 'Imaji Ningthem' screened

A digitally restored 37-year-old Manipuri film 'Imaji Ningthem' at its premiere here has enthralled the audience.Made in 1981, the restored... ...

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