Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: writer

Dinesh Nandini Dalmia — Nehru’s ‘mysterious one’, a Hindi writer and a feminist icon

When Dinesh Nandini and Nehru met, he was keen to write her a letter of recommendation to Maulana Azad to help her kick start her career in politics.

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer was the master of disguise. Writer to revolutionary, he did it all

From a Hindu mendicant and a palmist to a magician's assistant and a private tutor, Basheer perfected the art of disguise. It reflected in his work.

Haitian writer Werley Nortreus speaks to millions across the world through his quotes, books

The 28-year-old Werley Nortreus is the author of the Best Quotes of Werley Nortreus (Vol 1 & 2), and is credited with having written some of the most powerful quotations known by many.

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested 9 months ago for ‘anti-govt content’, dies in jail

In May 2020, 53-year-old Mushtaq Ahmed was jailed, along with 3 others, for allegedly spreading conspiracy theories and rumours against Bangladesh govt and its Covid response.

25 yrs ago, today I lost my home Bangladesh. Language is my only country now: Taslima Nasreen

During her long exile, Taslima Nasreen’s parents, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles and teachers have grown old and died in Bangladesh. And she couldn’t say goodbye.

Expected easy stay under Modi govt, shocked I may soon be homeless, says Taslima Nasreen

In exile since 1994, Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen recently given a 3-month residence permit by India despite her request for 5-year permission.

Girish Karnad’s last work was an unfinished autobiography in English

Acted in classics Manthan and Malgudi Days, Sahitya Akademi awardee Girish Karnad revisited historical figure in plays such as Tughlaq and Yayati from Mahabharata.

Remembering Kamala Das, feminist Indian writer who chose a ‘stern husband’ in Islam

On her 85th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers the poet who was unafraid of honest expression, and whose progressive stance on sexuality was ahead of her time.

Prominent secular writer, publisher shot dead in Bangladesh

Writer Shahzahan Bachchu was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in Bangladesh's Munshiganj district by five assailants. 

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.