A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir

The multi-coloured comic book is one of 12 in the series titled Shaurya Gaathas (Valour Stories)

Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will

Besides being a classic example of British humour, or in other words having no shortage of irony and understated and subtle sarcasm, it is a parody pageant unrivalled.

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet: Karmapa

The book shows a way forward to enacting his vision for a global society that truly reflects the interdependence

Israeli comic novel up for Booker Prize

The book is one of the six titles shortlisted for this year's Man Booker International Prize

Smuggled out of N. Korea, these chilling stories lay bare horrors of dictatorial regime

Written with deep emotion and elegance, the offering is at the same time a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life

Robert Oppenheimer

Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

According to many scholars, Oppenheimer had internalised the core message of the Gita

The other detectives of Baker Street - and their chilling cases

The story begins in October 1889 when Mrs Hudson suddenly collapses

Perumal Murugan

Back to life: Perumal Murugan re-emerges days before award

An interaction with Perumal Murugan, days before the Sahitya Akademi award for the English translation of his controversial novel, Maadhorubaagan.

Meet Akbar's ghost as Allan Sealy weaves together poetry and prose

Underlying the depiction of a rich and varied court life at Sikri in the book are reflections on kingship, meditation on fathers and sons and a  plot that tells a crackling story of  love


Popular documentary filmmaker Rupesh Kumar on his debut novel titled Cinemascope 

Be it in person or his documentary productions, Rupesh has never been one to mince words.

K. Satchidanandan

"Freedom to disturb and agitate is the right of all poets"

Eminent litterateur K. Satchidanandan  participated in engrossing scholarly discussion on poetry as freedom held as part of Vak: The Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry

Ashis Nandy

Morality, civilised selves exert little control over poetry: Ashis Nandy

Ashis Nandy said here that the ‘un-socialisable’ nature of the poetic act meant it was an exercise in conscience

A panel discussion at VAK

Real danger of myth becoming memory: Keki Daruwalla

Iconic litterateur Keki N Daruwalla contends that poetry is an important counterweight against the canonisation of myth as memory.

VAK Opening Poetry Session

Nuanced expressions of loss and longing at VAK opening session

Solitude, despair, loss, desire and longing informed readings across Indian languages at the opening session of the country’s first ever biennale of poetry.

Lubna Irfan

Vak is worship: Indian writing at the country’s first poetry biennale 

Indian language poets are set to take centrestage at VAK: The Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry

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