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  • Kannada writers Ananthamurthy, Karnad to campaign against Modi in Varanasi 14-04-2014 12:09 PM

    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 20-03-2014 10:45 PM

    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 20-03-2014 04:44 PM

    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...
  • Woody Allen on big screen after 8 years in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo' 20-03-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • Khushwant Singh: A writer who had no regrets and intellectual pretentions 20-03-2014 02:57 PM

    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 24-02-2014 10:18 AM

    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 03-02-2014 12:04 PM

    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,'...
  • The good should win right from the beginning, say Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 12:22 PM

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of Salim-Javed. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straight-forward opinion. CNN-IBN'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: Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: Salim-Javed, 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....
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' in race for Writers Guild Awards 04-01-2014 12:44 PM

    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...
  • Ghaziabad lawyers, deed writers on strike over robbery; demand immediate arrest of accused 05-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Lawyers and deed writers in the sadar tehsil and sub-registrar 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...
  • Rajasthani folk writer Vijaydan Detha passes away 10-11-2013 03:31 PM

    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...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books 08-11-2013 07:36 AM

    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 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...
  • He credited JK Rowling, says Shah Rukh Khan's Chief Digital Strategist 06-10-2013 08:53 PM

    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? 06-10-2013 12:13 AM

    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 20-06-2013 06:23 PM

    A techie community of around two hundred Indians stationed in Milwaukee suddenly finds itself under a siege. On a fateful Friday, a cyclonic snowstorm-Super Susan-is 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 19-06-2013 04:46 PM

    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 pro-left women employees, held placards decrying the...
  • West Bengal: Medical team examines Mamata Banerjee 19-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Kolkata: A medical team from the private clinic, where she was treated recently, on Friday examined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her Writers' Buildings office for an hour and advised her complete rest. "Since she is busy in her office, we could not contact her and so we...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders 09-04-2013 10:29 AM

    Noted Marathi writer and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, who had been absconding, has surrendered after being accused of sexually exploiting 6 women. 63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working president. ...
  • Roger Ebert: 10 things to remember about him 05-04-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ten things to remember about acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday: 1. There were many firsts in his career Roger Ebert was the first journalist to win the Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism in 1975. He also earned an honor given to the movie stars...
  • International Women's Day: Subcontinent's women writers in English

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Published in 1895, Saguna is said to be the first autobiographical novel in English written by an Indian woman; its author was Krupabai Satthianadhan (1862-1894),...

  • William Dalrymple talks about his book 'Return of a King' 18-01-2013 10:12 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, writer William Dalrymple talks about his inspiration to write his latest book 'Return of a King'. ...