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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......

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......

No controversy, only democracy: JLF ends with a bang!

In spite of the wet and wintery weather, the annual extravaganza of the Jaipur Literature Festival ended on a warm note on Tuesday evening.’s Sanchari Bhattacharya reports from......

'Everyone has the right to protest in a democracy, even the CM'

Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi brought the house down at the concluding session of the Jaipur Literature Festival when -- during a debate on democracy --she declared, “In a democracy,......

Rohan Murty, the master of many trades

Over home-cooked food, Murty tells Rahul Jacob how he is fascinated by history and ancient texts, and about his efforts to measure productivity in software companies, such as Infosys. Image:......

Why trade unions have failed to make inroads into the IT sector

With plenty of jobs available in the sector, workers, even if mistreated, choose to keep quiet rather than risk spoiling their careers by organising themselves.   Recently, when Tata......

Private sector must run without govt interference: Murthy

The country would see more economic progress if the private sector was left to run business without government interference, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy has said at the Jaipur Literature......

'I wish there's a society where is no need of censorship for films'

Snippets from the eighth Jaipur Literature Festival. Even as the Censor Board of India is mired in controversy, writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi offered his point of view at the festival. ......

Prasoon Joshi: Not necessary to use vulgar word in item songs

The presence of National Award winning lyricist Prasoon Joshi at the Jaipur Literature Festival drew a packed house at the sessions he attended. He composed the lyrics for Hawan Karenge from the......

WATCH: Music, poetry and a taste of Jaipur

The recently concluded Jaipur Literature Festival was a delightful experience for many reasons. One of them was a beautiful sarod performance by Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan. Check it...

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......

Why Meghna Gulzar made Talvar

'Taking a side could be a fallacy to do. Because you don't have all the answers. So how do you take one particular side?' Meghna Gulzar asks Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ IMAGE: Konkona......

Has the Indian Premier League killed the spirit of cricket?

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate winning IPL 7. Photograph: BCCI Has the popular Indian Premier League commercialised the game of cricket?  Has it killed the actual spirit of the game?......
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Taking bookshelves online

Technology has taken over even our reading habits. With a click of a button, Bengalureans can get the book of their choice. MetroPlus explores its... ...
RGV confesses his love for Sridevi; dedicates autobiography to Bachchan and a pornstar

The autobiography of Bollywood famed filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, 'Guns & Thighs: The Story of My Life' is in headlines and for all the right... ...
Lit fest an epicenter for political ideologies

Over the past few weeks, the Bangalore Literature Festival and, more specifically, one of its key organizers, writer Vikram Sampath, was the... ...
Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's Rushdie book ban remark

Congress has distanced itself from former Union minister P Chidambaram's statement that the ban imposed on Salman Rushdie's controversial novel -... ...
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There is much literary nourishment available for the soul at the upcoming Times Lit Fest. But a literature festival in the financial capital of the... ...

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