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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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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to be held in Jan'18

The ninth edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will be held between January 11 and 15 next year at St Paul's Cathedral. Filmmakers Mira... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/apeejay-kolkata-literary-festival-to-be-held-in-jan-18-117091600221_1.html
Explore the world of books at Mukhaputa

Veteran Kannada writer Vaidehi inaugurated Mukhaputa, the literary-art exhibition, at K K Hebbar Art Gallery and Art Center on the first day of the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/633399/explore-world-books-mukhaputa.html
No need to escalate the controversy; it wasn't for an uprising, says Delhi court

Sloganeering by students at a city college in February this year was not for an "uprising", a Delhi court said today while asking a lawyer not to... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ramjas-college-row-no-need-to-escalate-the-controversy-it-wasn-t-for-an-uprising-says-delhi-court-2545659
MILAP literature festival from tomorrow

Manipal University will host the Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform (MILAP) on September 15, 16 and 17. The festival is spearheaded... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/633022/milap-literature-festival-tomorrow.html
Javed Akhtar criticises ‘easily offended’ religious groups

Criticising extremist religious groups, noted lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday stated that even secular and nationalists have feelings. "People... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-seculars-too-have-feelings-javed-akhtar-criticises-easily-offended-religious-groups-2543969

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