Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: books

Over 300 books, 2 rebirths later, iconic Tamil author Jeyamohan says translations are strange

Iconic Tamil writer who rejected the Padma Shri is making a big comeback with 'Stories of The True'—his first collection of translated English short stories.

‘Literature isn’t a samosa’ – Geetanjali Shree says Tomb of Sand celebrates older women, words

In a discussion in Delhi, International Booker-winner Geetanjali Shree says her book celebrates women and their lust for life, Partition is only a binder.

Everyone wants to be an IAS officer. But retired IFS officers write much better books

Retired IAS officers write mainly about their exploits when in service. IFS officers write more about issues and context of their work, while also straying into unrelated fields.

Men outnumber women 4:1 in literature. Book character gender gap matters

The cumulative effect of unconscious gender bias in books can contribute to the gender pay gap and fewer women being in leadership positions.

It is France; It is India! New book celebrates both countries through powerful photographs

Top Indian photographer Raghu Rai has collaborated with French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain to bring out the book, ‘To France in India’.

What’s the use of book reviewing? A review of a review of the reviewers

Newspaper critics in an age of Yelp and Goodreads fill gaps in a world where everyone is reviewing everything all the time.

Books are signs that world hasn’t given up on itself. This World Book Day, pick up one

Read books to understand or be understood. Because their power, ironically, escapes words.

Ashokamitran — Tamil writer who ‘no historian of 1960s Indian Cinema’ could ignore

Ashokamitran was the first Tamil writer invited to attend the writers-in-residence program at Iowa University in 1973. He actively wrote even in his dotage.

Author Debleena Majumdar on her book ‘Sabu’, and a lot more

'Authoring a book like Sabu gave me the chance to revisit my enduring love for history and for research. And I am forever grateful for that opportunity,' says Debleena Majumdar.

‘Where will authors go?’: Amazon’s shutdown of Westland leaves many questions, no answers

Rid of ‘reluctant owners’ Tata's Trent Ltd, Westland saw fresh horizons with Amazon after its acquisition in 2016. But the shutdown came out of the blue.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.