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‘Find it difficult to write’: Salman Rushdie speaks out after attack

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Months after a near-lethal attack that left him debilitated and without vision in one eye, Sir Salman Rushdie says that he is “lucky” and has been told that he is “doing very…

Mallika Sarabhai’s performance cancelled after culture minister’s diktat

Union culture minister G Kishan Reddy denied permission for a dance festival to be attended by renowned dancer Mallika Sarabhai at the Ramappa temple near Warangal in Telangana. A staunch critic of Prime Minister Narendra…

No home yet for Mirza Ghalib as Agra forgets its literary heritage

Agra, Dec 27 (IANS) The 225th birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, the doyen of Urdu poetry, was a forgotten event in the Taj city, his birth place, though a ritualistic ‘mushaira’ was held at a local…

A spymaster recounts his life in the shadows

New Delhi: Two things make a memoir riveting – memorable anecdotes and sharp comments about well-known people. When the author is a spook, as he calls himself after a lifetime in the Intelligence Bureau culminating…

Saffron Buddha draws teachers’ ire

Lucknow:  A Buddha statue made of cement and concrete and installed at the main gate of the College of Arts and Crafts in Lucknow University, was found painted in ‘saffron’ colour, leaving teachers and students…

What the fuss over a film revealed about our society

New Delhi: Now that a little time has passed and passions have, hopefully, cooled I want to reflect on the furore surrounding Nadav Lapid’s critique of The Kashmir Files. I believe it reveals some disturbing,…

Amazon brings new Kindle with better display, 16GB storage to India

New Delhi: Amazon on Wednesday announced the next-generation Kindle that offers 300 ppi high-resolution display, USB-C charging, battery life of up to six weeks and 16GB storage. The 16GB variant of the All-New Kindle in black…

‘The Chipko Movement: A People’s Movement’ bags Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize

New Delhi: ‘The Chipko Movement: A People’s Movement’ by historian, activist, and writer Shekhar Pathak, translated from Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry (Permanent Black & Ashoka University), has won the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022, announced…

IFFI jury head terms ‘The Kashmir Files’ as ‘vulgar’, ‘propaganda’ film

Panaji: Nadav Lapid, IFFI’s jury head, during the concluding ceremony of the festival, termed the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ as ‘vulgar’ and ‘inappropriate’, and said that the spirit of the festival can surely accept a…

Tehran bars Iranian filmmaker from going to IFFI for backing protests

Los Angeles:  Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormishian has been barred by Tehran from travelling to the International Film Festival of India in Goa, where ‘A Minor’, a film he produced was due to play in competition,…

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