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Author Amit Chaudhuri's new book, Sweet Shop rediscovers Kolkata's love for sweets

Sahitya Akademi Award winner Amit Chaudhuri rediscovers Kolkata's insatiable love for sweets, in verse form

Published on 26th January 2019

Priti Paul, the driving force behind AKLF speaks about her love for the written word

Priti Paul speaks about India being the guest of honour at the 2020 Paris Book Fair and translating Francois Mitterand's secret letters to his mistress

Published on 25th January 2019
Jayant Kaikini along with translator Tejaswini Niranjana wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literatu

Jayant Kaikini along with translator Tejaswini Niranjana wins the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018

‘No Presents Please’ emerges as the winner from a shortlist of six to take the coveted US $25,000 DSC Prize.

Published on 26th January 2019
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Roundup: Celebrating the written word at 10th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 

From Tharoor predicting UPA III over NDA III to senior Abdullah talking about peace, and from poetry bridging boundaries to Shobhaa De urging to hear out men too. AKLF 2019 was all this and more

Published on 25th January 2019
Vir Das on Netflix web Series Losing It

The world laughs with Vir Das: An interview on Losing It, his American TV debut and new movie roles

Vir Das sits us down for a chat  about the success of his Netflix special, Losing It, debuting on American television with the  drama Whiskey Cavalier, and why it is important to be authentic.

Published on 25th January 2019
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Artist Simran Wahan launches a meditative colouring book for adults

A 110-page colouring book for adults that promises to help them relieve their stress

Published on 25th January 2019
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India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) presents Alakananda Nag’s new book Hold Nothing Dear

Alakananda Nag’s book of photographs and text is based on the Armenians living in Calcutta

Published on 23rd January 2019
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Why Jack Canfield is hooked on Ayurveda and vipassana meditation

Jack Canfield tells us how India has influenced him, from his Ayurveda practice to a life-changing 
vipassana meditation experience 
 

Published on 18th January 2019

In the lap of nature- Dvara at Siruvani for the perfect get-away

Wake up to the songs of birds, watch the sunset over the Western Ghats and dine under the stars. Dvara at Siruvani is all about the drama of nature.

Published on 5th May 2017
The Guerrilla Girls

Who are The Guerrilla Girls? Anonymous activist group makes 'bold protest art' look cool

The anonymous activist group The Guerrilla Girls is taking their brand of ‘bold protest art’ to viewers across the globe.

Published on 19th January 2019
Jonathan Gil Harris

The desi Bard: Jonathan Gil Harris goes from 'firangi writer' to an Indian in Masala Shakespeare

Jonathan Gil Harris decodes the popular appeal of Shakespeare’s classic works for Indian mass audiences in Masala Shakespeare: How A Firangi Writer became Indian.

Published on 19th January 2019
Nadeem Zaman

Deep, Dhaka secrets: Nadeem Zaman on his debut novel, In the Time of the Others

Nadeem Zaman takes us through erstwhile East Pakistan, during the turmoil-ridden year of 1971.

Published on 19th January 2019
Vintage Punch magazines

The Indian Institute of Cartoonists receives vintage books from late cartoonist, Bapu’s private collection

The collection of Punch and Mad magazines, as well as compilations of works by famous cartoonists, is available for display at the library 

Published on 18th January 2019
Rajathi Salma

Jaipur Lit Fest confers the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry on Tamil author and poet, Rajathi Salma

With two volumes of poetry, a short story anthology and two novels, several of which have been translated to other languages, Salma has made her mark as a distinctive literary voice

Published on 18th January 2019
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 Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival kicked off today

The 10th edition of AKLF was inaugurated in the presence of Anita Ratnam, Coonoor Kripalani, Indrani Dasgupta Paul and Priti Paul, the Director Apeejay Surendra Group among others

Published on 18th January 2019

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