• Damodar Mauzo

    Konkani : A Tale of a Phoenix

    November 10, 2017

    The Portuguese who conquered Goa in 1510, in connivance with the missionaries, destroyed whatever literature existed prior to the 16th century. During the early years of conversions, the missionaries overzealously…

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  • parichay_das

    साहित्य-संस्कृति पर समकालीन विचार

    November 7, 2017

    सामाजिक व आर्थिक व्यवस्था की जटिल स्थिति को साहित्य- भाषा की संरचना से जानना और उभरते हुए अनेक संस्कृति – केन्द्रों की बहुलता को समझना आवश्यक है । इसे मात्र…

Discussion Forum

Is the brutal killing of Gauri Lankesh the begining of an end to freedom of writing and expression? - After Kalburgi, Dhabolkar and Pansare, noted editor Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday evening at her Ideal Home Layout residence in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru. She was known for...
Are literary festivals stimulating reading revolution in India? - According to a recent report by IANS, there are 90 literary festivals in India and these fests have given a new fillip to reading habits. But, most of the fests...


  • The poet of pathos

    Is it the voice or the verses, the pain or the grace — it’s hard to say what makes a ‘shayara’ an enigma. She wears saris whose long pallu trails…

  • Book fairs to be held in six districts

    Source : The Tribune Shimla : With a view to developing reading habits and strengthening school libraries, especially in rural areas, book fairs will be organised under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan…

  • Arts Council to honour poet Bhattal

    Source : The Tribune Punjab Kala Parishad chairman Surjit Patar will honour revolutionary poet Minderpal Bhattal in Barnala tomorrow in recognition of his journey of more than four decades. Minderpal’s Left-leaning poems…


    Source : The Pioneer The 5th edition of the Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati, organised by Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) will be held at the Lake Club here on  November 25-26….

  • November 21, 2017

    Book Launch In Black & White: A Biography of Manjit Bawa Wed, 29 Nov 11:30AM  Piramal Museum , Mumbai

Writer at Heart


S.Anuradha, a financial journalist has just published her first novel, ‘The Friendless God’. Set against the backdrop of Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the protagonist Kodanda is a seeker struggling to free…

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Talent Turf


Shri Taro Sindik, received the Sahithya Akademi Yuva Puraskar , 2017 for Aksharo Ki Vinti, a collection of poetry published by Ananya Prakashan, New Delhi. The 31 year old author from Arunachal Pradesh is currently pursuing Phd from Rajiv Gandhi University and is also an assistant professor in Hindi. He has translated Arunachal Pradesh Gao Buda Association Flag Song from Nyishi to Hindi and has also been a winner of, Upper Subansiri Singing Talent Hunt 2004.

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Thus Spake…

When the postcolonial Indian society for decades have crudely practiced  what sociolinguists term as ‘ subtractive bilingualism’- where the acquisition of a second language is at the cost of the first language, (more…)

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Manjit Bawa

Book Launch

In Black & White: A Biography of Manjit Bawa

Wed, 29 Nov 11:30AM  Piramal Museum , Mumbai