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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Books

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...

When Leonardo da Vinci Visited A Morgue To Perfect Mona Lisa Smile!

New Delhi(PTI): While perfecting Mona Lisa's smile, Leonardo da Vinci spent his nights in the depths of a hospital's morgue, peeling the skin off cadavers and studying the muscles and nerves underneath, says a new book. Da Vinci became fascinated about how a smile begins to form, and he analysed every possible movement of each part of the face to...

1st Person: Pooja Bhatt Writes Book On How She Triumphed Over Alcoholism

New Delhi(PTI): Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is writing a book on how she overcame alcoholism and hopes she can help others deal with their problem by talking about her journey. She, however, says it is not her autobiography. The book is co-authored with Roshmila Bhattacharya and will be published by Penguin Random House India next year. "I would like to emphasise that it...

Down Memory Lane: When Sonia Said ‘Will Miss Tantrums’ Of Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi(PTI): "I will miss his tantrums" is what Congress president Sonia Gandhi said while bidding farewell to Pranab Mukherjee from the Congress Working Committee at a meeting which formally approved his name as the UPA's presidential nominee in June 2012. "After briefing the meeting on the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi bid me an emotional farewell...Thereafter, with a mischievous smile...

Book To Spread Awareness On Preventable Child Blindness

New Delhi(PTI): An illustrated book seeks to address the problem of visual impairment due to refractive error in children and is available in English and six other Indian languages. The book titled "The Singing Tree" is being distributed to 75,000 children free of cost to spread awareness on visual impairment and its easy identification and treatment. The story of "The Singing...

Every Writer Has Fundamental Right To Speak: SC

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court has refused to ban the controversial book--Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu (Vysyas are social smugglers) penned by prominent Dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah, saying every author has a fundamental right to voice ideas freely. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud junked a PIL filed by a...

Hyderabad Cops Register Case Against Dalit Writer Kancha Ilaiah

Hyderabad(PTI): The Hyderabad Police has registered a case against prominent Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for allegedly hurting religious feelings through his book on the Arya Vysya community, an official said. A student belonging to a Scheduled Caste had earlier alleged that Ilaiah, through his book 'Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu' (Vysyas are social smugglers), not only targeted the Vysya community, but all...