WRITER

  • Hyderabad: Writer Kona Venkat looted at knifepoint 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu writer Kona Venkat and producer DVV Danayya were robbed at knifepoint when they were returning home from a party late at night. The incident happened at Shadnagar on Thursday. "A very shocking moment for me & our producer Danayya garu, when we got looted at knife point by some...
  • An extract from Sumedha Mahajan's 'Miles to Run Before I Sleep' January 21, 2015

    Chapter 6 Reading the Signs FOR A MOMENT, I thought I had lost my limbs. With the help of people around me, I managed to get up on my feet and take a few tentative steps. The wounds on my knees did not bother me, but as long as my limbs were not...
  • Musical session marks the beginning of Jaipur Literature Fest January 21, 2015

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the Jaipur Literature festival on Wednesday. A host of writers, poets, Nobel laureates and celebrities have descended in Jaipur for the festival. ...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • Dibakar Banerjee nervous about 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy'; says he tried to stay true to the books January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's next, the highly awaited 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is making all the right noises in the industry. The You tube teaser of the film has crossed well over a 1,000,000 views already. The film is adapted from Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's crime thriller novels which have the Bengali detective...
  • E-publishing, lit fests likely to rule the literary world in 2015 January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is reading like never before and it is not just the paperback version. For the young smartphone obsessed citizen of 2015, Harper Collins has come up with Harper-21 that publishes books which are purely digital. Harper's Chief Editor Karthika V K says 'Its the future'. Karthika MV...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! January 5, 2015

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X' to be screened at International Film Festival of Kerala December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X', made by 11 directors, is set to have its India premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Dec 14. In Nov, the film had its world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York. "The 'X' team rocked it...
  • UR Ananthamurthy: Eternally vigilant writer, thinker and teacher August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. Born at...
  • Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 82 August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. The Karnataka government...
  • Irish writer pips Jhumpa Lahiri to win top UK prize June 5, 2014

    Firsttime Irish novelist Eimear McBride beat five other authors including Pulitzer Prize winning Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri to win this year's Baileys Prize, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. McBride's debut "A Girl is a Halfformed Thing" tells the story of a young woman's...
  • Luis Suarez named England's Footballer of the Year May 5, 2014

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was named England's Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA) on Monday, completing an award double after taking the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) accolade last month. The 27yearold Uruguayan finished ahead of teammate Steven Gerrard and Yaya Toure of Manchester City in the poll. The...
  • Kannada writers Ananthamurthy, Karnad to campaign against Modi in Varanasi April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Jnanapeeth Award winning renowned Kannada writers U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad have now decided to campaign against the BJP candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi. The Progressive Writers Association (PWA) is planning to organize a public meeting against Modi in Varanasi on May 4. The PWA wants to back...
  • Khushwant Singh: The noted author and journalist no more March 20, 2014

    Khushwant Singh, one of the finest authors who elevated English writing in India with his classic works on Partition and history of Sikhs, literature and displayed an impeccable sense of wit and humour, died in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 99. ...
  • Candour, humour and single malts, that's what you brought to us: Tisca Chopra mourns Khushwant Singh death March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Acclaimed actress Tisca Chopra mourned the death of her grand-uncle, celebrated writer-journalist Khushwant Singh. Her memories of him are about "candour humour and single malts". "Candour humour and single malts, that's what you brought to us... may you find it wherever you are. Will miss you Khushi uncle," Tisca posted...
  • Woody Allen on big screen after 8 years in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo' March 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor-director Woody Allen will be seen on the big screen in a full-fledged role after eight years. Allen, who is otherwise known to make cameo appearances in his own films, will be seen in 'Fading Gigolo' with Hollywood's two appealing actresses Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. In the movie,...
  • Khushwant Singh: A writer who had no regrets and intellectual pretentions March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Khushwant Singh died at 99. He missed a rare century by just one year. As film actress and model Gul Panag tweeted 'what a man, what a life', he was a totally different type of writer and journalist. Unlike his peers, he had no intellectual pretentions. He was...
  • 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...
  • 'Her' and 'Captain Phillips' take top Writers Guild Awards February 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: The writers of 'Her' and 'Captain Phillips' were given top honors by their peers on Saturday at the annual Writers Guild Awards, a strong predictor of success in the screenplay categories at the Oscars in a month's time. Spike Jonze won the best original screenplay award for 'Her,' a...
  • The good should win right from the beginning, say SalimJaved January 11, 2014

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of SalimJaved. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straightforward opinion. CNNIBN's Rajeev Masand talks to them about the role of a writer in...
  • Every person who knows his job and is aware of that is an arrogant person: SalimJaved January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: SalimJaved, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, were seen as arrogant during their prime and the two feel that 'every person who knows his job' is arrogant. The duo scripted commercially successful films 'Zanjeer', 'Sholay', and 'Deewaar' before parting ways about 32 years ago. They...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' in race for Writers Guild Awards January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Screenplays for two films depicting graft and greed in America 'American Hustle' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' were among the nominees on Friday for the Writers Guild Awards, a prognosticator for the film industry's top prizes, the Oscars. Notably missing from the nominees for best adapted...
  • Ghaziabad lawyers, deed writers on strike over robbery; demand immediate arrest of accused December 5, 2013

    Lawyers and deed writers in the sadar tehsil and subregistrar offices in Ghaziabad on Wednesday struck work following another robbery overnight in which a stamp vendor was looted of Rs 18 lakh. They said the strike would continue till the culprits are arrested. Two more incidents were also reported on Tuesday.On...
  • Rajasthani folk writer Vijaydan Detha passes away November 10, 2013

    Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha, who gave a modern touch and identity to folk tales of the colourful desert state, died in Borunda village on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. Detha, 87, is survived by three sons and a daughter. Popularly known as "Bijji', Detha kept himself confined to his village Borunda near...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise. At a chance meeting, she asked him to write for her 'Bartika' journal. Thus began Bypari's stint as a writer that has...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book November 1, 2013

    The Venetian merchant Niccol de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...
  • He credited JK Rowling, says Shah Rukh Khan's Chief Digital Strategist October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: When blogger Agratha Dinakaran slammed Shah Rukh Khan for giving a speech at AIMA (All India management Association), which, as she says, was hugely inspired from British author JK Rowling's speech that she made at Harvard in 2008, little did she know that disregarding the credit, which the...
  • Did Shah Rukh Khan plagiarise JK Rowling's speech? October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: In his interviews and shows, Shah Rukh Khan comes across as someone who quickly connects with the audience through his words. Recently, the actor was invited to speak at an AIMA (All India management Association) gathering where he talked about the fundamental things that shape the life of...
  • Writing is the act of interpreting real life events: Eshwar Sundaresan June 20, 2013

    A techie community of around two hundred Indians stationed in Milwaukee suddenly finds itself under a siege. On a fateful Friday, a cyclonic snowstormSuper Susanis breaking winter records outside their windows. And beyond, somewhere in the inky darkness, a serial killer who targets immigrants is on the loose. An indiscreet...
  • WB: Women govt staff supporting Left protest near Mamata's office June 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Around 60 state government women employees on Tuesday went on a protest march along the main corridors of the Writers' Buildings, the state secretariat, against spurt in sexual violence and atrocities against women across West Bengal. Officials sources said the protesters, all proleft women employees, held placards decrying the state...