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  • Crossword Book Award 2013 - Shortlist Announced 20-11-2013 05:46 PM

    Crossword Bookstore in Association with Principal Retirement Advisors announced the shortlist for the prestigious The Crossword Book Award 2013. This shortlist was announced across four categories which include Indian Fiction, Indian Non-Fiction, Indian Translation & Children's Writing. The Crossword Book Award had also earlier released the ten shortlisted books for...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book 01-11-2013 11:18 AM

    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...
  • Twitter silently introduces Bing translation for tweets 01-07-2013 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Twitter has silently added automatic language translation powered by Bing for tweets on the website. Now when you see a tweet in a foreign language, you will be able to grab its translation from Microsoft's search engine. No official announcement regarding partnering with Bing for the translations was made...
  • Online translation on the rise; changing lives 07-04-2013 10:59 AM

    Online translation on the rise; changing lives California: You might use Google Translate to read a hard-to-find Manga comic book or to decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in rural Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall...
  • 'Sounding Off' is simple, brisk and engaging 07-11-2012 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: AR Rahman was still a branded name before his Oscar win, but one man who was completely stranger to the common music lovers was the sound designer-editor Resul Pookutty, who suddenly became the talk of the town after Slumdog Millionaire won prizes for its sound department at the...
  • Knowledge should not be banned: Kabir Bedi 24-10-2011 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Kabir bedi has started a protest opposing Delhi University's decision to remove late poet and translator AK Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation' from its history syllabus. "I have signed petition opposing Delhi University's removal of of AK Ramanujan's '300 Ramayans'...
  • Crossword Book Award shortlist announced 28-07-2011 01:40 AM

    New Delhi: The shortlists for the Vodafone Crossword Books Award was announced across five categories in New Delhi on Wednesday. The categories are: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Translations, Children's Books and Popular Choice. The last of these has been revamped, with the top 5 fiction and top 5 non-fiction bestsellers at Crossword...
  • Google Translate adds five Indian languages 22-06-2011 06:10 PM

    Washington: Google has extended its translation services to five more Indian languages - Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu - besides Hindi potentially increasing its reach to over 500 million people. "Beginning today, you can explore the linguistic diversity of the Indian sub-continent with Google translate, which now supports five...
  • In which I recklessly predict winners

    Read Only |  Arunava Sinha
    I am not on any of the juries of the Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2010. Thank goodness. The Fiction and Non-fiction juries have to choose...

  • Google unveils instant translation app 14-01-2011 05:36 PM

    London: Google has unveiled a mobile phone application that allows users to translate chats instantaneously. Google Translate can use devices running its Android operating system to allow translation of English to Spanish and vice versa. Users will have to punch a key to activate the translation between sentences, but Google...
  • China bans foreign words in local media 22-12-2010 10:55 AM

    Beijing: China has banned the use of foreign words, particularly English ones, in the Chinese media. The ban order, which applies to newspapers, publishers and website-owners, was issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), the People's Daily reported. According to the GAPP, abuse of foreign languages, particularly...
  • Koni: The rise of the underdog 14-09-2010 05:51 PM

    Strangely, all I remember of the cinematic adaptation of Koni, which I saw at least a couple of decades back, is the battle cry of swimming coach Kshitish Sinha egging on a tired protégé – “fight Koni, fight!” And yet, this is the defining peg of the story of an...
  • Ent Wrap: Scarlett gets engaged to beau Ryan 06-05-2008 11:59 PM

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa will investigate claims that 200 million Rands paid to it by the Indian Premier League in 2009 were not audited. The funds from the IPL are at the centre of a controversy that has seen CSA chief executive Gerald Majola suspended pending disciplinary action and investigation...
  • Answers and winners of The Really Tough Movie Quiz 25-04-2008 11:32 PM

    Mumbai: Opener Ajinkya Rahane, back from the first-half of the Australian tour comprising the Test series, is focusing on doing well for Mumbai in the West Zone one-dayers and not looking too far down the line towards making the Asia Cup squad. The (West Zone) one-day tournament (commencing on February...
  • 5 big tech innovations on the anvil! 30-04-2007 06:16 PM

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