Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: Literature

Translations in Indian languages gaining momentum. But we lack access to regional non-fiction

Indians have natural 'translation consciousness.' But there is a gap in accessing non-fiction from regional languages.

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy said the award is in recognition of his 'uncompromising and compassionate' penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf.

Salman Rushdie on Substack is either killing the novel or taking it back to its birth

It is not surprising that authors such as Patti Smith and Scott Snyder and a host of comic book authors from Marvel and DC have also entered Substack.

The real crisis in Indian literature is the translation pyramid. Bangla sits at the top

The debate around Indian translation is not just about cultural loss, it's the role languages play in the field of translation & the hierarchy they fall under.

Traditional book reviews are dead. ‘Bookstagrammers’ are killing it one post at a time

Photo captions, emoji and star ratings — millennials are disrupting book reviews on Instagram.

Poirot turns 100 — the refugee detective who stole Britain’s heart

Poirot was so loved by readers that Agatha Christie wrote 33 novels, two plays, and more than 50 short stories about him between 1921 and 1975.

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise joins only a few American poets who have received the prize, which has been dominated by novelists through its 112-year history.

Are you anti-national, seditious, or simply inconvenient? Your bookshelf holds the answer

Indians today should ditch the books that Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar read and stick to Chetan Bhagat.

The story of the storytellers: How writers are coping with Covid-19 and the lockdown

From their favourite coffee shop being shut to the lack of research material, the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has changed how writers work.

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The years that preceded Hum Dekhenge

A look at the life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, on his 109th birth anniversary, as editor-in-chief of Pakistan Times and the poetry he wrote in prison.  

On Camera


How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.