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.
The Urdu type’ at literary festivals in Jaipur and Kolkata.
Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman has died aged 94.
The author disappeared from public view earlier this week and announced he would no longer write books.
When it came to the Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five books were published this week by Harvard University Press, part of the answer turned out to be: think pink.
The attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo has sparked off a furious debate globally about the limits of freedom of speech. In India, that fundamental freedom is a legal oxymoron.
The physical book meets its many avatars.
A year after an allegation of sexual assault led to his arrest on a rape charge, Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, is once again in the spotlight.
The word, which was first used in the 1980s, can be employed as a verb to mean inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes
Aligarh Muslim Univ ban on girl students is a shame.
The bestselling author was less racier than his novels.
Analyses contained in Dwadasharnayachakra are key points of reference for scholars from across the globe who come to Gujarat to study Indian religious thought.
Aperson’s socioeconomic status in Indian society is approximately in line with his or her fluency in the language. In other words: a new caste system.
Google Inc launched the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA) n an aim to boost Indic language content that would boost demand for the internet and indirectly aid its search business.
It has been an exceptionally fertile year for erotic writing in English for Indian publishing.
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings
Why Shashi Tharoor's Great Indian Novel still appeals.
The different attitudes that have given Hitler his unique Indian afterlife can surprise those from the West who are confronted by them.
It's a reservoir that can never go dry, and neither is it possible to ever do justice to any list of top classics.
Comic Con India has become an annual pop culture event across different cities.
No online retailer can match the serendipity that brick-and-mortar book stores engender
The era of the newspaper is over. For the first time, Indian newspapers have registered decaying readership
India began work to restore the dilapidated house where "Animal Farm" and "1984" author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum.
India-born author Surinder Deol has penned a new English translation of Mirza Ghalib's works to bring the famous Urdu poet to North Americans
Recent street protests over a test aspiring bureaucrats must take shines a light on India's touchy relationship with English
Adebate is still raging on the suitability of what many describe as a "foreign language" in a polyglot nation that has 22 official languages and over 350 dialects.
George Orwell is one of the UK's best-known 20th Century authors but he's also claimed by a town in north-eastern India.
Is India's Natwar Singh's Book a Disgruntled Rant?
PM's daughter Daman Singh has sprung to her father's defence with her own book, "Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan".