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Jaipur Literature Festival: Sans Intolerance, Echoes Message Of Unity

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra Jaipur: Between 3 am to 6 am I was raised on Ganesh, Saraswati strotas by my father Ustad Allah Rakha Khan, a legend by himself. His fingers mellifluously generating bols, taals and often conquering different seasons and times. Mesmerized and bewildered, between 6 to 7 I was sent to Madrassa , did up and down to...

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Pens Autobiography

New Delhi(PTI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is coming out with her autobiography, "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life", publishers Bloomsbury India announced today. The memoir which will be unveiled on January 27 at the 11th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, will take readers through the "lifelong journey of the only female politician in India to be part...

Myself Read Very Few Children’s Books As A Boy: Ruskin Bond

New Delhi(PTI): His prolific ability to churn out stories for kids notwithstanding, one of India's most-loved authors Ruskin Bond read very few children's books as a boy as he graduated straight from comic papers to adult fiction. Bond shares this secret in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again", which is a story about his life when...

Printed Book Won’t Lose Its Relevance: Ruskin Bond

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Eminent children's author Ruskin Bond has said printed books would continue to be in demand despite the advent of digital literature. Quoting the findings of a recent survey, the Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer said paperbacks are way ahead of e-books in terms of popularity. "People are reading printed books in lakhs. The paperbacks have not been replaced as yet,"...

PIL In Bombay HC Seeks Revocation Of Ban On Book On Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination

Mumbai(PTI): A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking revocation of a ban on the import of a book published over five decades ago in Portugal that alleged larger conspiracy behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The PIL has been filed by city-based researcher and trustee of right wing group Abhinav Bharat, Pankaj Phadnis, seeking...

Book Questions Conviction Of Christians In Kandhamal Violence

New Delhi(PTI): A book questioning the conviction of seven Christians in the sensational murder of Swami Laxmanananda in Kandhamal in 2008, was today released by veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. The revised edition of Anto Akkara's book 'Who Killed Laxmanananda?' also challenged the "Christian conspiracy" theory behind the killing of VHP member Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. "The book brings out the absurdities and...

Renown Writer Ramendra Kumar Felicitated In Sri Lanka

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Noted writer Ramendra Kumar, whose stories feature in Sri Lankan text books, has been felicitated in the neighbouring country for his contribution to children's literature. Kumar is an award-winning writer with 32 books to his credit. His writings have been translated into 14 Indian and 13 foreign languages and have found a place in school text books and anthology also...

Gayatri Sharaf, Suryamani Khuntia To Receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar: Two noted Odia litterateurs namely Gayatri Saraf and Suryamani Khuntia have been selected to receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2017 for their outstanding literary works. While Sharaf will get the prestigious award for her short story collection ‘Itabhatira Shilpi’, Khuntia will get the coveted award for his translation work ‘Juganta’. ‘Anahata Parampara’, ‘Alokita Andhara’, ‘Barshara Odhana Tale’, ‘Nila Janha ra Jui’...

Bengali Poet Joy Goswami To Get 31st Moortidevi Award

New Delhi(PTI): Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017, a selection board meeting announced here today. The committee, headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, unanimously decided to confer the award upon Goswami for his poetry collection titled 'Du Dondo Phowara Matro'. It is the first time the award will be...

Novel Debut: Gulzar Pens Debut Novel In English On Partition

New Delhi(PTI): Veteran lyricist Gulzar has come out with his debut novel in English which examines the status of refugees after the Partition. "Two" was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar's medium of writing. "But then, it included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and other dialects spoken in that area of Punjab which became Pakistan after Partition. I belong to...

Sudha Murty Weaves Tales Of The Hindu Trinity For Kids

New Delhi(PTI): As a child, storyteller Sudha Murty had several questions in her mind about the tales related to epics and now she has come out with a book retelling stories of mythology in her unique style and satisfying her curiosity in a way. "The Man from the Egg: Unusual Tales about the Trinity" answers many of these questions like...

Upendra Namburi’s New Novel Offers A Timeline Of Corporate India

New Delhi(PTI): Marketing professional Upendra Namburi loves to set his books in short capsules of time to capture its influence on emotions, actions and behaviour and his new novel is an extension of his number series and talks about the fate of a multibillion dollar conglomerate and thousands of its employees. Namburi started a unique format in the numbers series...

Sonia Asked Chidambaram To Ensure No Unfair Treatment To ‘Tehelka’ Magazine

New Delhi(PTI): In 2004, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi wrote to the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram asking him to ensure that the financers of Tehelka are not meted out "unjust or unfair treatment", claims former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly. Tehelka magazine had done a sting operation on alleged corruption in defence deals during the previous Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA...

Digital Trending: Love In The Times Of Social Media

New Delhi(PTI): In today's technology and social media driven world, 'true love' may seem passe, but Durjoy Dutta, one of India's leading romantic fiction writers, said digital love, like romances in the earlier times, is very "passionate". "It's great to find your soul-mate at the click of a button," he said. The writer of bestselling books like, "Of Course I Love...