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Vernal hanging parrot (Photo: Atreyo Mukhopadhyay)

Free as a bird! It's the season to go birdwatching, and we're all set for some fun in the wild

As the season opens for birdwatching among enthusiasts for all things avian, we pull out our maps, cameras and binoculars and head out in search of the excitement…  

Published on 8th November 2019
Audience at an earlier edition of BLF

The 8th edition of BLF hosts an eclectic mix of authors that includes names like Simon Taufel, Pankaj Kapur, Anuja Chauhan and others

The Bangalore Literature Festival returns to create a dialogue on everything from fiction and history, to climate change and mental health

Published on 8th November 2019
Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Source: Wikipedia)

Tribute to Nabaneeta: 'A voice that spoke of the dilemma of Bengal's so-called intellectuals'

Nabaneeta Dev Sen once said she took up the pen because there was no escape for her as "everybody who came to our house, was a writer".

Published on 8th November 2019

Interview: Ahead of Little Things S3, we take a trip down memory lane with Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal

The adorable couple of Little Things, Kavya and Dhruv are back with Season 3. We take a trip down memory lane with Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar who play the two leads

Published on 8th November 2019
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Revisit Overlook Hotel from The Shining in its sequel Doctor Sleep, starring Ewan McGregor 

Forty years after his terrifying stay at Overlook Hotel,  The Shining’s Danny Torrence returns to confront demons from his past, in Doctor Sleep 

Published on 7th November 2019
Madhuri Vijay

Madhuri Vijay in for rare double, makes $25,000 DSC lit prize shortlist

Vijay, whose novel The Far Field is set against a complex personal story in the backdrop of the conflict in Kashmir in the 1990s

Published on 7th November 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
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Keanu Reeves surprises fans in a rare appearance with first girlfriend, Alexandra Grant

For weeks there have been rumours, Reeves has gotten serious with the artist. The couple looked very happy in mid-October when they were arm in arm as they left a sushi bar on Sunset Boulevard in LA.

Published on 5th November 2019
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Attention bibliophiles! The Penguin Classics Festival kicks off in eight cities with the largest selection of classics

Penguin Random House India celebrates the love for classics with this one-of-its-kind, month-long festival

Published on 5th November 2019
The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

'A luminous new talent': Madhuri Vijay's debut novel The Far Field wins 2019 JCB Prize

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay was announced the winner of the INR 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature.

Published on 4th November 2019
Nemat Sedat (Photo: Elliott O'Donovan)

'Kite Runner meets Brokeback Mountain': Is Carpet Weaver the catalyst for a gay-friendly planet?

Debut author Nemat Sadat’s The Carpet Weaver has been making waves and gathering rave reviews across the board.

Published on 4th November 2019
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John le Carre’s latest espionage thriller, Agent Running in the Field, is a chilling portrait of our time 

The British author’s latest is a look  into our current political happenings such as Brexit, Boris Johnson and Trump

Published on 4th November 2019
Books from the Tortall Universe

Feminist fantasy author Tamora Pierce's Tortall Universe will soon become a TV series

Move over, Hunger Games!

Published on 4th November 2019
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British Council brings the global Reading Challenge to Bengaluru

The challenge is to encourage, motivate and inspire children to read

Published on 1st November 2019
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Nemichand Bamalwa and Sons (J) are redefining jewellery shopping in Kolkata  

A spa, a library and an exclusive boutique for high-end edits, Nemichand Bamalwa’s new outlet at Park Street is redefining jewellery shopping

Published on 1st November 2019

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