Friday, April 12, 2024


Book review: My People Shall Live by Leila Khaled

‘My People Shall Live’ is the autobiography of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) revolutionary Leila Khaled who attempted two plane hijacks- TWA Flight 840 and El-Al Flight 219 in 1969 and 1970 in order to free her people who were being held as prisoners in Israel, as well as bring the Palestinian cause to the forefront. The book, originally published in 1973, was edited by George Hajjar. 

Art Deco, aspiration, and air in middle cinema

I was already a mother when I first came to know that the house I live in is called Art Deco by architects and academics.

Milan Kundera, author of ‘Unbearable Lightness of Being’, dies at 94

Czech writer Milan Kundera, who explored being and betrayal over half a century in poems, plays, essays and novels including The Unbearable Lightness of Being, has died aged 94 after a prolonged illness.

I was not informed about Gandhi Peace Prize being awarded to Gita Press: Jury member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, said Tuesday that though he was a jury member of Gandhi Peace Prize, he was kept in the dark about the decision to award 2021 Prize to the Gita Press, the publishing house which is associated with Hindu nationalism.

Perumal Murugan makes International Booker Prize 2023 longlist with ‘Pyre’

Perumal Murugan, a renowned Tamil author, has made it to the longlist of the International Booker Prize 2023 for his book 'Pyre'. The book, originally written in Tamil, has been translated into English by Aniruddhan Vasudevan. This marks the first time that Tamil has appeared on the prestigious award's longlist.

Ek Khumar ki Shaam (An evening of intoxication): A visit to Khumar Barabankvi’s home

Sitting in the drawing room where Khumar saheb used to sit with various famous shayars and poets was an amazing feeling for all of us.

K Satchidanandan receives Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal award at Jaipur Literature Festival

The pioneering modern Indian poet K. Satchidanandan Sunday received the 8th Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry at Jaipur Literature Festival 2023.
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Veteran linguist RE Asher, specialist in Dravidian languages, dies at 96

The British linguist and specialist in Dravidian languages Ronald Eaton Asher has passed away. He was 96.

Annie Ernaux; writing from experience

Siobhán McIlvanney, King's College London The French author Annie Ernaux has won the 2022 Nobel prize in literature at the age of 82. Of the 119 awarded, Ernaux is only...
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Meena Kandasamy wins PEN Germany prize

Poet and author Meena Kandasamy won the Hermann Kesten prize of the German chapter of the PEN International writers’ association.

5 books and films that tell story of Partition of India, its aftermath

Madhur Anand, University of Guelph; Ajay Verghese, Middlebury; Amitabh Mattoo, The University of Melbourne; Geetha Ganapathy-Doré, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, and Uditi Sen, University of Nottingham Editor’s note: At midnight...
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 sets to begin with a power-packed program in hybrid mode

Hailed as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 opens on 5 March in a hybrid avatar ensuring both its on-ground magnificence as well as its nifty virtual presence.

Rahul, Vijayan, Omar, Tejashwi share stage to release Stalin’s autobiography

A host of opposition leaders, including former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav and Omar Abdullah of the Jammu Kashmir National Conference gathered in Chennai on Monday on the occasion of a launch of a book on Tamil Nadu chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo MK Stalin.
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Iconic Gaza bookshop bombed by Israel, reopens

The famous Samir Mansour bookshop, gutted in an Israeli airstrike last May, opened its doors to customers on Thursday in the blockaded Gaza strip.

Watch | Meena Kandasamy receives Kalaignar Karunanidhi Award

Author Meena Kandasamy on Wednesday received Kalaignar MU Karunanidhi Porkizhi Award from Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin.
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‘Disappointing’: Authors as Amazon plans to shut down Westland Books

Authors and readers were not happy with the news of Westland Books shutting down, with many expressing their disappointment.

Art is supposed to move you: Sanitary Panels artist Rachita Taneja

Political cartoonist Rachita Taneja named her webcomic Sanitary Panels with an intention to make India's "uncles feel little uncomfortable".
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