Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicTamil writer

Topic: Tamil writer

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.

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.

Remembering Kannadasan, the Tamil lyricist who wrote over 5,000 songs & 4,000 poems

Credited with bringing prominence to lyric writing in Tamil cinema, Kannadasan also won a Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Cheraman Kadhali.

There’s a sense of fear among writers after Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Perumal Murugan

Tamil author, who was hounded by Right-wing groups over his controversial novel, says freedom of expression must be upheld and all types of books should be given space in society.

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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.

Defence

(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.
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