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No grants yet for Kannada after over a decade of obtaining classical language status

By M Chenna Nagaraj Nov 19, 2020 Bangalore: Kannada which secured the Classical Language status in 2008 after persuading the Centre for years, is yet to get Rs 1000 rores of grant which it is…

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Stephen Alter, Jairam Ramesh on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize shortlist

Nov 16, 2020 Bengaluru: Stephen Alter’s seminal book on the Himalayas and Jairam Ramesh’s painstakingly researched biography of V.K. Krishna Menon are among the six books shortlisted for the Rs. 15 lakh Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF…

By Vishnu Makhijani

My book will now be better understood: Malayalam author S. Hareesh

By Vishnu Makhijani Nov 14, 2020 New Delhi: Hindu fundamentalists had panned his book on the dual discrimination that Dalit women face in Keralas Kuttanad region and the interplay of caste and politics when it…

By Vishnu Makhijani

‘The Water Phoenix’ author Rituparna Chatterjee is courage personified

oCT 25, 2020 New Delhi: How many women have the courage to portray in graphic detail the sexual abuse they have suffered from age six? Rituparna Chatterjee grew up through the “sheer hell” of it…

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I don’t abandon writer after book is out, says Ajay Setia, founder of top digital publisher

Oct 17, 2020 New Delhi: It took me six long months to finally single out the publisher for my second book; Invincible Publishers. True to its name as well as commitments, I was really impressed…

Three weeks after receiving Jnanpith, Akkitham passes away

Oct 15, 2020 Thiruvananthapuram: Three weeks after eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was conferred with the Jnanpith award, the hugely popular writer often referred to as Akkitham, passed away at a hospital in Thrissur…

American poet Louise Gluck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 8, 2020 Stockholm: American poet Louise Gluck was on Thursday awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. The New York-born…

By Vishnu Makhijani

‘Santati’ an exhibition on the Mahatma, now immortalised in a book

Oct 3, 2021 New Delhi: Hampi-based curator Lavina Baldota conceptualised eSantati four years ago as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary. “The idea that started with textile art, eKhadi A Canvas,…

South India film music legend SP Balasubrahmaniyam is no more

By GS Rahakrishna Sep 25, 2020 Bangalore: Legendary South Indian film play back singer S P S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away here this afternoon after prolonged illness and hospitalisation since August 5 last. He was admited…

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Indian origin writer Anvi Doshi makes cut for 2020 Man Booker Prize

Sep 16, 2020 London: Indian origin author Avni Doshi has made the cut for the 2020 Man Booker Prize for Literarture with her book “Burnt Sugar” (Hamish Penguin Random House) in the shortlist announced here…

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