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Nobel winner Tokarczuk's Polish hometown offers free public rides for bookworms 

A Polish city is offering free public transport rides to bookworms — provided they're carrying works by the country's new Nobel literature prize laureate.

Published on 12th October 2019
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War of words: 'Cosmopolitan Bengalis not averse to Hindi, but off-the-cuff remarks best avoided'

People of Bengal think of themselves as cosmopolitan, love to converse in Hindi, and admire Bollywood, but off-the-cuff remarks of a potential common language for the country are best avoided.

Published on 11th October 2019
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Reactions report: Should Literature Nobel Prize be revoked for Austrian Peter Handke?

Here's a look at some of the many reactions to the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local).

Published on 11th October 2019
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Liberal Pole and Austrian apologist? Literature Nobel Prizes expose Europe's fault lines

The Nobel Prizes for literature have been awarded to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole and an Austrian accused by liberals of being an apologist.

Published on 11th October 2019
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Poland's Olga Tokarczuk, Austria's Peter Handke win 2019 and 2018 Nobel Prizes for Literature

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Published on 11th October 2019

2019 JCB Prize for Literature: Perumal Murugan makes it to the shortlist second time in a row

While Roshan Ali and Madhuri Vijay are debut authors, eminent Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan has made it to the shortlist second time in a row. 

Published on 5th October 2019
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Looking beyond cricket: Fresh off the Ashes and World Cup season, we get a whiff of life in London

Fresh off a hectic Ashes season, and in the aftermath of a whirlwind cricket World Cup season, we get a whiff of life in London.

Published on 30th September 2019
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Check out Anju Modi’s Enchanted Forest collection at BIBA stores

Anju Modi becomes affordable with its collaboration with BIBA

Published on 27th September 2019
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Women of their word: Ritu Menon on trends and developments in South Asian literature

Noted publisher-writer Ritu Menon writes about trends and developments in South Asian writing.

Published on 25th September 2019
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Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead's poetic lyricist and 'visionary wordsmith', dies at 78

Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78.

Published on 25th September 2019
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'I have no political ambitions as of now,' says Anupam Kher as he talks about his autobiography Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly

Anupam Kher recently launched his book, which takes us through his journey from the train stations of Mumbai to becoming the politically vocal, brilliant actor we know today

Published on 12th September 2019
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Mahindra Kabira Festival returns to Varanasi, set to host rare collaborations in its fourth edition

The fourth edition of the unique Mahindra Kabira Festival is on its way back to historic, fascinating Varanasi to celebrate the life, works and philosophy of 15th-century mystic-poet Kabir.

Published on 24th September 2019
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Tolly filmmaker Subhrajit Mitra on some unknown facts about his film, Avijatrik 

Filmmaker Subhrajit Mitra tells us how he plans to shoot his next film, Avijatrik

Published on 20th September 2019
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The Fourth Edition of the Ooty Literary Festival begins this weekend.

Apart from CS Lakshmi aka Ambai’s keynote address this year, Ooty Literary Festival will also celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

Published on 13th September 2019
JCB Prize for Literature Longlist 2019

Perumal Murugan, Paul Zacharia and Rajkamal Jha's novels make it to JCB Prize for Literature longlist 2019

The jury will announce the shortlist of five titles on October 4. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on November 2.

Published on 5th September 2019

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