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#LetsCelebrate: Kolkata Literary Festival 2019 unveils new logo

Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata, recently organised a curtain raiser for the 10th annual Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) to be held from January 18 to 20 at four heritage sites of the city

Published on 14th December 2018
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#Sikh mistakenly blocked by Facebook and Instagram for months

The hashtag was blocked on March 7, apparently after their teams "inaccurately" reviewed a report

Published on 4th June 2020
James Bond Forever And A Day book cover photo

'007 is dead': Anthony Horowitz gives new life to James Bond in Forever And A Day

As far as Bond thrillers go, Forever And A Day, the 40th official novel in the James Bond Series, is set up like the mother of all Bond escapades

Published on 20th July 2018
Author Margaret Atwood holds her award after she was made a Companion of Honour by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, England. Photo credits:Aaron Chown

'A bit emotional': After second Booker, Margaret Atwood wins rare honour from Queen Elizabeth II 

Winning her second Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood has received a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to literature.

Published on 26th October 2019
Ernest Gaines

'A Louisiana treasure': Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies in his sleep at age 86

Novelist Ernest J Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86.

Published on 6th November 2019
Aaron Sorkin and Mark Zuckerberg

'America isn't easy': It's a war of words between Aaron Sorkin and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 

Facebook and its CEO Zuckerberg have recently been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and the blows seem to keep coming

Published on 1st November 2019
Camila The Duchess of Cornwall with Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

'Booker Prize is one big step for Evaristo, a giant leap for British women writers of colour'

Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of colour.

Published on 16th October 2019
Artemis Fowl

'Books are tricky to adapt': Artemis Fowl star Josh Gad on Kenneth Branagh's big release 

Hollywood star Josh Gad says adapting books for the screen is a tricky business.

Published on 9th June 2020
'Clean dozen, in the books!': Eminem celebrates 12 years of sobriety

'Clean dozen, in the books!': Eminem celebrates 12 years of sobriety

Rapper Eminem is celebrating 12 years of sobriety with a promise to grow stronger in his fight against addiction, and says he is not afraid about the road ahead.
 

Published on 22nd April 2020
Smriti Irani in New Delhi (Photo: IANS/BJP)

'Disagreements keep families together': Smriti Irani at launch of Kaveree Bamzai's new book 

Stressing that disagreement with parents does not tantamount to disrespect, Smriti Irani said that respecting diametrically opposing views was what kept families together.

Published on 13th October 2019
Ueli Maurer (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan/IANS)

'Facebook's Libra stablecoin cryptocurrency project has failed in its current form'

Libra, a cryptocurrency project championed by Facebook, has failed in its current form, according to the President of Switzerland.
 

Published on 28th December 2019

'Fake from start to end': Akshay Kumar denies booking charter flight for sister, warns of legal action

He also warned that he is contemplating legal action against fake reports about him.

Published on 1st June 2020
Toni Morrison

'Genius has moved on': Barack Obama, Beyonce and others react to Toni Morrison's death

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died.

Published on 6th August 2019
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

'I made a mistake earlier as I judged a book by its cover, never thought I’d end up marrying Nick Jonas': Priyanka Chopra

However, Priyanka said Nick has surprised her on many occasions and that is why she even calls him Old Man Jonas or ‘OMJ’ because he is such an old soul.

Published on 12th April 2019
Sonu Sood

'I never realised that one day a book will be written on me,' says Sonu Sood about I Am No Messiah

The book is written in first person, revealing the emotional challenges the actor faced while extending help to migrant workers during the lockdown

Published on 28th December 2020

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