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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...

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  • Making room for the little readers

    Source : The Hindu BusinessLine-BLink     –     MEGHAA AGGARWAL     Maria Russo, the children’s books editor at The New York Times, on the wisdom behind giving children’s literature…

  • The Gospel according to Paul

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    Source : The Sunday Express Magazine – EYE At 73, Malayalam writer and public intellectual Paul Zacharia has written his first novel in English. A look at his literary journey…

  • Between the word and the margins

    Source : The Hindu BusinessLine-BLink    –     RIHAN NAJIB     Perumal Murugan discusses what it was like to write the two sequels to his acclaimed novel One Part…

  • To write from memories

    Source : DNA – JBM Book: All The Lives We Never LivedAuthor: Anuradha royPublisher: Hachette IndiaPages: 336 Price: Rs 599   Anuradha Roy has an uncanny ability: she has the reader…

Writer at Heart

Irawati Karnik is a budding young theatre person and an all-rounder at that! She has worked as an actor, has directed plays and even written them. Her first brush with…

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Talent Turf

A graduate of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata, multiple award winning screenwriter, video artist, producer and filmmaker, Vipin Vijay’s works are made under strict independent codes and defy any categorization merging film, documentary, essay, and fiction all into one. His works include, The Egotic World (2000), Khurasyadhara (2001), Hawamahal (2004), Video Game (2006), A Flowering Tree (2007), Broken Glass, Torn Film (2007), A Perfumed Garden (2008), Chitrasutram / The Image Threads (2010), Venomous Folds (2012), Feet upon the Ground (2014), Prathibhasam (2018), Anthropocene Relooked(2018) Small-scale Societies (2018). His films have won short Tiger Award – Rotterdam, Best Film – Signs Du Nuit, Paris, National Film Awards, India (twice), Grand Jury Award MIFF, Golden pearl HIFF, Kodak Award, Kerala State Film & TV Award (thrice), Padmarajan Puraskaram, IDPA Award (thrice), Incredible India Award- IFFI Goa, John Abraham National Awards (thrice), Hassankutty Award- IFFK 2010. Apart from widely shown in film festivals, two of his works have been acquired for permanent archives at the United States Library of Congress. He is a recipient of the Sanskriti Award for cultural achievement in filmmaking. The prestigious Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany 2015 honoured him with a retrospective, showcasing his works. Back home, his works were showcased in the ‘Film Maker in Focus’ section by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy at the IDSFFK 2017.

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Interview with Speakers at GLF 2018

S. Anuradha

GLF: Being a language writer, do you think you are not getting due recognition at the national level? A. I have written my debut novel ‘The Friendless God’ in English interspersed…

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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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