As much as the Urdu media is guilty of unethical professional conduct in peddling a one-sided picture of a very complex situation it reveals a disturbingly sectarian worldview that critics are likely to seize on to question the secular claims of Indian Muslims.
Twenty years after she was expelled from Bangladesh, controversial author Taslima Nasreen still has no idea whether she will ever return home, but she refuses to give up trying
In a changing media landscape, no newspaper has the final say on anything.
The New York Times has shut its India Ink blog, “the first-ever country- specific” news site after a nearly three-year run, as it no longer wants to “direct its resources” towards blog-style content.
India's Supreme Court has granted bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with raping a female colleague.
From hanging out on street corners to "hands-free underpants", English is resurgent in India.
An unlikely encounter between two very different poets—Wilfred Owen and Rabindranath Tagore
Yes, according to a hashtag that's been trending in the country - #IndianEnglish.
This is a list of the greatest Indian novels ever written.
Chinnathambi keeps it active, serving the reading and literary hunger of his impoverished clientele.
In a major boost to promotion of Hindi in Israel, Indian businessmen here have announced a grant of about USD 33,000.
Newspaper is everywhere in India. Print readership, especially of the country’s vernacular press, is continuing to rise.
Modi’s secret admiration for Bhagat, on the other hand, leaked through in more subtle ways, signaled in form not content.
Imagine a reading room where books are not just meant for reading but they also double up as pieces of art.
India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections."
The sudden craze of the hoi polloi to gatecrash into every cultural and literary event in India
Khushwant Singh, one of India's best known writers won fame for a searing book on partition of the subcontinent as well as his once-daring descriptions of sex.
He shrugged off intellectual trappings and promoted jokes in a way that no other writer had ever done before him, or since.
The ‘babumoshai’ has moved up and down the social hierarchy in less than a century, but he dresses like it’s still the 1950s
Hugging saint’ in a spot of bother, ex-disciple alleges abuse in tell-all book
Six authors tell their stories about what it is like to see their life’s work go waste.
If India served up a disappointing result in the list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia in 2013, this year its performance could be described as undercooked.
After months of apologies and outright denials, the former Tehelka magazine editor faces prison.
Penguin’s decision to withdraw controversial scholar Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History has resonated strongly in the academic world.
Penguin India has defended its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a prominent US scholar.
Wendy Doniger said she did not blame her publisher Penguin India for withdrawing her book The Hindus
American scholar Wendy Doniger said she was "angry and disappointed" that all copies of her latest book on Hinduism will be pulped in India.
The problem, increasingly, in this Republic of the Gagged, is that everything seems to offend.
Wendy Doniger has confirmed in an email to Firstpost that the book is being taken out of publication in India.
Indian Readership Survey 2013 figures leave print media smarting.
According to Chua and Rubenfeld, the three features that distinguish the six from others are superiority, insecurity and impulse control.
As the popularity of the Comic Cons grows, so has interest from both Indian and Western publishers.
Author Amish Tripathi, who created waves in Indian publishing with a $1 million book contract, has cracked it even bigger this time with an American producer purchasing the rights to “The Immortals Of Meluha.”
Since the vast majority of those who visit the library are tourists, he has named it the Travelers Library.
The constitution protects the liberties and rights of Indian citizens. It is not for the judges to confer rights or take them away.
It is being put down to the rise in the number of Indian authors writing in English.
India, among other countries like China and South Korea, is seen as a big market for the English language dictionary, despite a swell in digital tools for word learning and usag
Today the challenges for the Mills & Boon genre are multiple including carpet bombing from various other forms of entertainment for young women, a transition to digital reading habits and retail bookselling chains shutting down in India.
Two obsessions have come to dominate human social interaction in the age of social media: obsession with the self, and obsession with the screen
India is frequently considered the last vestige of printed news. In many ways, it is.