LITERATURE

  • Bengaluru Police asks Twitter India to join probe on Mehdi's pro-IS account 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Days after Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas confessed to running a pro-Islamic State twitter account, the city's police has sent a notice to Twitter India executives to be a part of the investigation. The notice was sent after police wanted more information on Biswas' twitter handle - Shami Witness....
  • Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Naseeruddin Shah to attend Lucknow literature fest November 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Bollywood celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Shyam Benegal, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi and Tom Alter would be among the many panelists and performers attending the Lucknow Literature Carnival to be held here Nov 28-30, the organisers said Tuesday. Lucknow Literature Carnival founder chairman Jayant Krishna confirmed the presence of Bollywood...
  • Excerpts of Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano's works in English October 9, 2014

    Paris: Missing Person: Published by David R Godine (Original title: Rue des Boutiques Obscures) - "In this strange, elegant novel, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory." --"I am nothing. Nothing but...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 9, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India warns Pakistan, says stop firing or pay the price October 9, 2014

    Putting forth a firm stance, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in a strong warning said that if Pakistan does not stop the unprovoked firing, it will have to pay a heavy price. "If Pakistan persists with adventurism, Indian forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable for them," Jaitley said. ...
  • Stirring portrayal of German occupied France wins French writer Patrick Modiano the literature Nobel October 9, 2014

    Stockholm: Media-shy French writer Patrick Modiano was awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Literature "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation". Modiano debuted with La place de l'étoile published in 1968. The writer who lives in...
  • French author Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature October 9, 2014

    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 has been awarded to the French author Patrick Modiano 'for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation'. Patrick Modiano, born on July 30, 1945 in suburb of Paris is son...
  • Nobel Prize in literature: Oh really? Or finally? October 4, 2014

    Stockholm: It's soon time for the highbrow culture event of the year: the Nobel Prize in literature. But don't worry if you are left scratching your head when the winner is announced. While the Swedish Academy sometimes picks well-known authors long lauded by critics, just as frequently it surprises the world...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized September 21, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival set to travel to London this May April 27, 2014

    The vibrant energies of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, which attracts over 250,000 visitors annually in India, are set to travel to London this May for a daylong edition of the literary extravaganza. Partnering with South Bank Centre for their annual festival of South Asian culture 'Alchemy', Jaipur Lit Fest will...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival to go to London for a day April 23, 2014

    For the first time, a day long event of the popular Jaipur Literature Festival will be organised in London as part of an annual festival of South Asian culture in the United Kingdom. The organisers of JLF have partnered with renowned South Bank Centre for their festival of South Asian cultur'Alchemy'...
  • Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 22, 2014

    Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. Hundreds thronged outside Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts, a domed jewel of early 20th century...
  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize March 11, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • Bonanza for book lovers this election season March 9, 2014

    It is the election season and politics has taken the centre stage everywhere, even in the world of literature. There is a galore of options for book lovers in this election season to chose from. ...
  • In conversation: Bangladeshi writers Maria Chaudhuri and K Anis Ahmed February 24, 2014

    An explosion of new writing from Bangladesh is fast spreading across the world of contemporary literature. Two of the newest literary stars from the country, Maria Chaudhuri and K Anis Ahmed, both have new books out this year. Chaudhuri's candid and moving account of growing up and growing away, Beloved...
  • Oral stories, comics develop interest in literature: Shashi Tharoor February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The strong tradition of oral stories in India can be used to develop interest in reading in the country, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. On the second day of the ongoing threeday international conference "Literacy through Literature", Tharoor touched upon multiple topics like the relevance of comic...
  • Freespirited discussions at controversyfree Jaipur Literature Festival January 22, 2014

    After being in the news for all the wrong reasons for two consecutive years, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 traversed geopolitical borders, overcame language barriers and discussed political, social and women's issues to exchange ideas without attracting any unwanted controversy. "It was truly a literary festival," said a journalist who has...
  • Curtains down at the Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2014

    The seventh edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival concluded in Jaipur on Tuesday on a rainy day with organisers vowing to maintain the event as a platform to celebrate the freedom of speech and expression. "We have always advocated this festival to be a platform supporting freedom of expression for...
  • After Javed Akhtar, Mary Kom cancels visit to Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2014

    Fivetime world champion and Olympic bronzemedallist Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom cancelled her scheduled visit at the Jaipur Literature Festival. "Her baby is unwell after her recent London trip, so unfortunately she had to cancel the visit to Jaipur," her manager Jimmy Levion told PTI. Mary Kom was slated to participate...
  • Ekta Kapoor's session interrupted at Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Movie and television producer Ekta Kapoor's session at the Jaipur Literature Festival was interrupted on Monday when members of Rajput Karni Sena started shouting slogans against her for distorting facts and showing Rajputs in bad light in her TV show 'Jodha Akbar'. As soon as her session 'Each Other Stories'...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Rajput outfit disrupts Ekta Kapoor's session January 20, 2014

    Jaipur: The fourth day of the Jaipur Literature Festival witnessed chaos on Monday evening as members of Rajput Karni Sena barged into producer Ekta Kapoor's session and shouted slogans against her. Kapoor was addressing a session on Monday at the world renowned literature festival when about 1012 protestors interrupted the programme. The...
  • Javed Akhtar gives Jaipur Literature Festival a miss January 20, 2014

    Bollywood lyricistscriptwriter Javed Akhtar who was to attend the annual Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday gave it a miss. The 69yearold lyricist was scheduled to participate in a session titled "Urdu Mein Hindustan" in conversation with popular Hindi poet Ashok Vajpayi. In Akhtar's absence, the session was taken over by lyricist...
  • Theatre not dead, says Mahesh Dattani at Jaipur Lit Festival January 19, 2014

    Playwright and stage director Mahesh Dattani on Sunday denied that theatre was dead and said the medium of stage drama had instead cemented its own place in the contemporary era of visually rich cinema. "I do not think that theatre is really dead. It's a drawing room conversation for you that...
  • Outrage over December gangrape led to more awareness: Gloria Steinem January 19, 2014

    Iconic feminist, activist and writer Gloria Steinem says that the Delhi gangrape was a very important incident that helped in fighting violence. "I think it's very important and it helps all of us, because we are all fighting violence in general and specifically female violence whether its in war...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Writing alone can't run your house, says Cyrus Mistry January 19, 2014

    In an honest confession, reticent author Cyrus Mistry admits a writer either has to take up odd jobs or should have the backing of a guardian angel to run his household, as writing is a creative pursuit and isn't a highpaying job in India. "In India, they don't pay very much...
  • Modi is Dabangg hero, Kejriwal angry young man: Meghnad Desai January 18, 2014

    Bollywood movies have had impact on eminent personalities over the years, making them resemble certain characters, Indiaborn British economist Meghnad Desai says. "Narendra Modi is a 'Dabangg' (bold) hero. Every time he speaks, it feels like he is going to kick somebody. He is definitely dabangg and we need dabangg types...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Cyrus Mistry wins DSC Prize for 'Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer' January 18, 2014

    Cyrus Mistry won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his novel "Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer", in Jaipur on Saturday at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. His novel deals with the lessknown life of corpse bearers, a microscopic community within the Parsi clan. Their job is to cleanse the...
  • Our country very good at editing realities, says Jerry Pinto at JLF January 18, 2014

    India is good at editing realities, turning a blind eye to them and believing that fail to exist, authorjournalist Jerry Pinto has said. "Be it the issue of criminalising homosexuality, of prostitution or a new political party's win as an outcome of public outburst, we tend to edit realities and...
  • American literature massively overrated, says Jhumpa Lahiri at JLF January 18, 2014

    Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri believes that American literature is massively overrated and that current reading habits are transformed by the mainstream. "Our reading habits are transformed by the mainstream and to be frank, I find American literature massively overrated," the 46yearold author said at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival in...