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.
Libraries battling membership decline, but some startups using innovative ideas to buck the trend.
The author of a popular memoir of life under the Taliban that was made into a major Bollywood movie was shot dead
Hinduism is famous for being a religion full of concepts that are difficult to pin down, largely because the religion doesn’t have a single authoritative text but many different scriptures and streams of belief.
Author Amitava Kumar explains why Jack is a rare writer, chronicling India's neglected, small towns.
As the gay movement goes resolutely mainstream, is the “gay novel” dying as a genre?
It was around a year ago that Vikram Seth spoke about A Suitable Girl, the sequel to his massive (both in terms of the novel’s length and popularity) hit, A Suitable Boy.
The greatest crisis that the Indian media faces is not that it is light and populist, but that it is no longer perceived as credible by many of its own consumers.
Reading books, writing and participating in brain-stimulating activities may help preserve your memory into old age
This is a move that will probably be welcomed by Asterix’s many fans in India. God knows, nothing pleases us more than seeing a reference to ourselves in foreign culture.
If a lot can happen over a cup of coffee, a lot more can happen now with the book cafe culture gaining popularity across the country.
The prize, handed out every two years since 2009, was set up as an international, cross-disciplinary award to recognise excellence in the English language in any genre or form.
The word 'tweet' in the sense of social networking has entered the hallowed pages of the Oxford English Dictionary with the lexicon breaking its rule that a new word needed to be in use for ten years before inclusion.
I: Book-music-movie retailing in India is in the middle of a shakeout with almost all the major chains either shutting down shops or diversifying to other segments
The Galleon Group insider-trading scandal involving Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta featured arrogance, greed and, ultimately, prosecution.
The event, part of an ongoing series organised by the UN Department of Public Information's Academic Impact initiative, was designed to promote mutual respect and tolerance amongst the different cultures of the world.
As the ‘alternative’ space in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village becomes more and more compromised, with real estate rentals hitting the roof and even more expensive joints making inroads into the narrow alleys, some outlets are taking a hit.
Rudyard Kipling, India-born famed author of 'The Jungle Book', in a letter has admitted to plagiarising some of his best known work
Over the years, these kids from middle-class homes become the founders of India’s new economy.
Rushdie and Mehta’s Midnight’s Children promises a doubled up feast for thought and senses before the theater goes dark.
Why Does Indian Mythology Dominate Contemporary Fiction In India?
You need good understanding of the entire erotic vocabulary to pull off a book.
William Shakespeare was repeatedly dragged before the courts and fined for illegally hoarding food during times of shortage, and even threatened with jail for evading his taxes.
This year, the Kumbh Mela of literary gatherings seemed to have morphed into an universe of literary outpourings spawning galaxies of thoughts and clusters of ideas around the academic magnets.
Best selling author Jeffrey Archer said that India was his biggest market, and was more important to him than the United States.
Two decades ago, it was hard to imagine there would be so many newsmen of Indian origin in the US.
The much written about relationship flourished across two continents and spanned decades. There were many letters and gifts exchanged between the two, which speak of a deep affection.
It’s easy to find great Indian authors such as Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattanaik and APJ Abdul Kalam, plus international bestsellers from the world’s largest ebookstore.
Well take comfort in the fact that the Oxford English dictionary has begun to share your pain.
Plucky little magazine faces up to internet onslaught, almost goes under, but survives by sheer grit, faith in itself and a cautious acceptance of new technology.
Reader’s Digest may be filing for bankruptcy, but for many of us it will remain preserved forever in the amber of childhood memory of a socialist era past.
The most frightening aspect about the ban on Rushdie from coming to Kolkata during the book fair is that Rushdie was not even on the Kolkata Literary Meet programme. This was a preemptive strike.
Ramayana, the great Indian epic, is now available in Polish language, courtesy Janusz Krzyzowski, an Indologist in Poland who has translated the monumental work.
there is scope to be bullish about Indian publishing. The recent boom in literary festivals also point to “a genuine interest in books and more and more writers writing”.
Once we had the year in books. Now we have the year in literary feuds. The pen does not have to be mightier than the sword especially when you are using it for backstabbing instead of writing.
With uncharacteristic belligerence, the playwright-actor Girish Karnad exposes the clay feet of two global icons in literature — Nobel laureates Rabindranath Tagore and V.S.Naipaul. Is his outburst justified.
The manuscript of a 212-year-old dictionary written by a British polymath employed by the East India Company in the late 18th century has been traced in the British Library, shedding new light on the history of words in Indian languages.
The Noun Project tries to convert every noun into an icon to build a global visual language that everyone can understand.
Meat-eaters "easily cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes", according to a controversial school textbook available in India.