Indians, not Brits, are Shakespeare’s biggest fans, survey finds.
The good days for Priyanka Chopra just keep getting better. The Bollywood actor has expressed gratitude for her inclusion in Time magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people.
Media in India continues to be under stress as the country figures low at 133 out of 180 nations in the latest press freedom index
The choice of English by writers whose mother tongues ranged from Kashmiri to Konkani made people trounce them as elitist “Coca-colanisers”.
William Shakespeare is understood far better in India than his birth country and the iconic playwright’s popularity in the emerging economies exceeds his fame in the UK.
The commonly held notion that everything about medieval India was about Mughal or Deccani patronage and ownership shattered.
One of India’s top newspapers faced a social media backlash after it splashed a picture across its front page of Britain’s Princess Kate suffering a “Marilyn moment” as her dress blew up in the wind.
o matter how glowing the reports of the school canteen or the dedication to quick-cooking noodles, there will come a time in every Indian student’s life abroad when he will yearn for Ma ke haath ka khaana.
When the Constitution was enacted, there was a self-conscious sense that in writing a text, India was finding a way to resolve major substantive debates and disputes over norms and values.
RSS on Monday accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California and said efforts by Hindu activists have thwarted their bid to "undermine the country's glorious identity."
The daily media bashing on Twitter is better understood if you know the history of news media in the country
In literature, dreams as inspirations, settings or plot devices are wide-ranging, right down to J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer.
New competitors are emerging to displace English, especially in rich multilingual contexts such as India.
Dasharatha and Kaushalya spend their later years with a weary gratitude rather than with remembered passion
the ongoing metamorphosis of authors from solitary types to social media celebrities
A group of street children are busy in an unusual editorial meeting in a house in the Indian capital, Delhi.
A periodical published by India's main opposition Congress has criticised India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru over his foreign policy moves.
India's much loved Tinkle comics have entertained and educated children for more than 35 years.
India's Sahitya Akademi, which bestows literary honours, has condemned recent attacks on writers and rationalists.
The first printed cookbook in India, with recipes that go back nearly two millennia.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today termed the steady stream of writers returning Sahitya Academy awards as a "manufactured paper rebellion" against the government in the wake of a "manufactured crisis".
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has decided that Shakespeare's language is too difficult for today's audiences to understand.
A leading Indian writer has returned a prestigious literary award to protest the "vicious assault" on "diversity and debate" in the country.
The Bookshop in Delhi’s Jor Bagh, a window to the pre-Kindle world, makes a compelling case for book stores
The plunging newspaper circulation numbers and widespread reporter layoffs that have come with the spread of the World Wide Web are a distant concern for India’s many newspapermen.
Politicians, business magnates, sports stars — the Indian diaspora has done well for itself in its new homes around the world.
Does the world's oldest textbook of erotic love need to be redeemed and accorded its proper place as a literary landmark of India's rich heritage?
Why Indians feel a certain pride about this prize, and how this might change soon.
Thousands of people make a living selling tea on the roadside in Delhi, but one man stands out. Laxman Rao is not only a tea seller but also a prolific author.
The story of the legendary newspaper agency in Connaught Place through the life of a family patriarch.
From the mountains to the metros, a few gems that have survived the tests of time and are a true testament to the old world charm of reading the written word.
The computerisation of calligraphic fonts has damaged the livelihoods of the remaining few calligraphy artists or Katibs in Urdu Bazaar, Delhi.
Editorial cartoonists have critiqued India since the 1960s, even through the Emergency. Now, a clutch of new political satirists is emerging online
John Borthwick Gilchrist, part of the East India company’s medical corps in Calcutta, translated Aesop’s Fables into Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit and Bengali
One of India's most influential publishers says that it's "very hard" to make money in the Indian book industry.
The suit was filed in the Delhi high court by Chandra Vijay Singh for "express and implied references" to his family in Bhagat's latest book Half Girlfriend that are "false and derogatory in nature",
Long confined to a niche literary circle, Indian poetry in English is becoming part of the mainstream.
An ambitious new library of Indian literature shows the cultural riches ignored by today’s Hindu nationalists.
Ancient Indian epic to be retold on Twitter this time from the perspective of the main villain.