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The music of Ishiguro's words

'Did the Nobel committee, reviled for awarding Mr Dylan, play a little inside joke this time around, by awarding another lyricist who was once an aspiring musician?' asks Uttaran Das......

What a writer this man is!

'One of his most famous scenes is set in a prison in Delhi where the British try to subvert Karla, the legendary Soviet spy who is being transferred back to Moscow and is being temporarily detained......

When Amitav Ghosh issues a warning, it's time to listen

'We know many things are going to happen.'People should be preparing for sea level rise, for increased cyclonic activity, for drought.''One reason I wrote the book is to alert people to the......

'Dancing breathes new life into me every day'

'My age? It keeps changing every year. I can't remember it. I don't like ageing at all,' the legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai, who passed into the ages on Thursday, told Jasmine Shah Verma in......

India-born author Manil Suri wins 'Bad Sex in Fiction Award'

Indian-born author Manil Suri has bagged this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award, a dubious distinction given annually by Britain's 'Literary Review'. A cosmic-themed threesome in his latest novel,......

Note-worthy: Whose face is on which currency?

Countries through the world feature prominent personalities on their banknotes to acknowledge their contribution to the nation. For example, there are about 49 personalities that feature on......

India can grow at 8.5% in 2 years: Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday said there is no reason why India, despite the current global financial turmoil, could not get back to earlier high......

If you ain't a cat, don't worry!

There are two kinds of career paths in India -- the 'safe' ones that bring in crisp, kadak salary slips by age 23 and the 'risky' ones which pay off in the longer run, given a mix of time, talent......

Jaadugar To Jane Austen: On OTT This Week

From jaadugars to Jane Austen, OTT offerings this week are as eclectic as it gets, says Sukanya Verma.   JaadugarWhere to watch? NetflixLanguage: Hindi When Jitendra Kumar's small-town......

While Stars Won Globes, Audiences Lost Out

There was no drama, no applause, no tears, no laughter. The 79th Golden Globes had indeed lost its lustre, says Aseem Chhabra. Photograph: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Hollywood Foreign......

'Glad Cadbury stuck to SRK during his bad times'

'Once an ad, or a brand, has taken a stance, it should have the guts to stick to it.''You cant put out an ad and then issue an apology.' IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in the Cadbury's ad. "I've never been......

Dil Bekaraar review

Dil Bekaraar is watchable, but not quick-witted enough to binge watch, feels Sukanya Verma. Adapted from Anuja Chauhan's novel Those Pricey Thakur Girls, Dil Bekaraar, directed by Habib Faisal, is......

Potluck review

Things may seem too nice to be true but the affable energy of its harmonious cast makes Potluck a rare light watch on the desi OTT scene, says Sukanya Verma. A well-heeled Indian urban family, its......
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