Kashmir's laugh doctor: He wants to bring mirth back to Kashmir's depressed lives (IANS Special Series)

Srinagar |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir

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Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on "70 Years of Indian Independence" on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their

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Is translation a means of retelling stories, experts discus

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

What is the role of translations in bringing many unknown stories to the fore? Can translation be used as a means of retelling narratives? Several experts came together at a symposium organised by the

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Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

The sixth edition of the three-day Delhi Literature Festival is all set to kick off from February 23 at Dilli Haat. Featuring a diverse mix of writers of commercial and literary books, the upcoming li

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How Darul Umoor is turning madrassa graduates into change agents of society (IANS Special Series)

Srirangapatna (Karnataka) |Sunday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

Surrounded by a cluster of coconut trees and at a stone's throw from the tomb of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan in this town near Mysuru, Darul Umoor at first glance looks like a farmhouse. But inside

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Modi highlights 'importance of stress-free examinations' in new book

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused his attention on the "importance of stress-free examinations" and has called on the young students to "pursue knowledge over marks". In a new book, "Exa

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Stage set for 'Difficult Dialogues' on gender equality (Curtainraiser)

Panaji |Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Leading experts, policy makers and renowned personalities have begun to gather in this e Western Indian state for the "Difficult Dialogues" forum, an annual conference tackling the most vital issues f

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Major focus on translations among publishing houses in India

By Saket Suman New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST

Millions of copies of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez have been sold globally. Everybody saw Márquez's name on the cover but little attention was paid to Gregory Rabassa,

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Nikita Singh's 'Letters to My Ex' to release on Valentines Day

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST

With just over a week to go for the Valentines Day, readers of popular fiction may have something exciting in store for them. Nikita Singh, bestselling author of ten novels, has announced that her nex

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Hyderabad trust shows zakat's potential to bring change through education (IANS Special Series)

Hyderabad |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

One of the five pillars of Islam, "zakat" is mandatory charity for every well-to-do Muslim. And Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust (HZCT) has shown how this obligatory form of charity can be channel

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Feeding the hungry: Cancer doesn't detract him from his life's mission (IANS Special Series)

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2018 1:45:34 PM IST

He is 83 years old and has been serving free food to the poor and needy for over three-and-a-half decades. He is fighting cancer and has sold off assets to keep his community service going. And, despi

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Multiple sessions on journalistic, reportage writing at JLF 2018

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

From the award-winning investigative stories blowing the cover on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church by The Boston Globes Spotlight team to the only writer to have ever gone under cover in North Kore

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