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Distinct divide in news preferences between Hindi, English readers: Survey

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

There is a steep divide in the news preferences of Hindi and English readers online and findings of a survey, announced on Wednesday, show that while nationalistic, religious and political themes attr

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Khaled Hosseini pens 'intensely moving' refugee story

London |Wednesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST

The author of "The Kite Runner", "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and "And the Mountains Echoed" is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a "lyrical and intensely moving story" aroun

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Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST

From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women write

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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