Interview with
Speakers @ GLF 2018


GLF: Being a language writer, do you think you are not getting due recognition at the national level? A. I have been a journalist of the English language, a translator from…

read more


  • 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…

Blogs in other Languages

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...


  • Beyonce changed my life: Rupi Kaur

    Source : Times of India The 25-year-old charming Rupi Kaur is more than just a poet. She is an illustrator, a performer and certainly knows how to establish a deep connect through…

Writer at Heart

Saleel Wagh

Saleel Wagh (1967) is a leading contemporary Marathi poet. He has seven collections of poetry to his credit. Nivadak Kavita, Aadhichya Kavita, Sadhyachya Kavita, Racecourse Ani Itar kavita (2008), Junya…

read more

Talent Turf

Aswati Sasikumar

Born in 1991 at Vellathooval in Idukki district of Kerala, Aswati Sasikumar is an electronics engineer by profession. Started writing from school days, Aswati’s first story collection, Josepinte Manam (The Smell of Joseph) received Kendreeya Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2017. She is also a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, Kakanadan puraskaram, Vaikom Muhammed Bashir award, Kadha Magazine award, etc Her latest short story collection Kannu (Eye) will be released shortly.

read more

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…)

Reading Room