Interestingly, the trend is being spotted not just in India, but the world over, with translators being recognised and fêted. At the 69th National Book Awards to be held in November this year, for instance, translators will be rewarded alongside authors.
The storyline works at different levels—terrorism, religious fundamentalism, philosophical notions—but its basic premise rests on quantum physics and the existence of a quantum twin.
Sujatha Gidla started writing a book on caste oppression when she realised that the answers to the questions she posed to her mother and uncle about their lives in India needed to be told to a wider audience.
For someone who started attending the India Art Fair (IAF) three years back, getting the chance to head the show may have been surprising.
Poet-writer Jeet Thayil talks about his writing, life as a writer and what writers need to do in the times we live in.
“At a time when power regimes have become hostile to the media and when a vast section of the public which consumes media has become sceptical of it, the onus comes on news organisations to tell the truth,” feels Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Michael Rezendes, who, as part of The Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team, uncovered sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church.
On the sidelines of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, the American journalist and novelist tells Smitha Verma about the time he interviewed Indira Gandhi and wrote the first news story about Bollywood in America.
At 25 years of age, she has published two poetry books, Milk and Honey and The Sun and her Flowers, which sold over a million copies. Canadian poet of Punjabi descent Rupi Kaur tells Smitha Verma at JLF what it means to be an immigrant writing about women’s issues.
The activist, who runs Awaaz Foundation (an advocacy organisation working on environmental pollution) in Mumbai, has been relentlessly leading the fight against noise pollution for almost two decades and had now taken up the cudgels against light pollution.
Today, one in three Internet users in the world is a child, making children more susceptible to the dangers lurking in the dark corners of the Web. But with no fixed regulatory mechanism to protect children from online dangers, how prepared are we to prevent their abuse? Smitha Verma finds out
Consider walking down a museum, looking at artefacts of the past, observing the narrative that led to the modern-day world. But then, you are stopped and asked to think about the future.
Private players are being roped in for several govt-owned enterprises and experts say privatisation will be the buzzword in 2018. But how much of it will actually go through?
From politics to pollution, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and privatisation of public sector enterprises, we discuss issues that promise to be the biggest headlines of the coming year.
A few light chapters include what constitutes the Central Hall of the Parliament, whom to follow on Twitter or how he is eagerly waiting for Sachin Tendulkar to make his debut speech in the House.
Increasingly, more and more Indians, outside the category of high net worth individuals (HNI), are buying property outside of India.
It’s that time of the year when people start talking about Jaipur and literature in the same breath. Because come January, all roads will lead to Diggi Palace, as it hosts the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) from January 25 to 29, 2018.
The phrase ‘razor-sharp wit’ perfectly describes Scaachi Koul’s debut book, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.
With a crunch of funds, resources and staff, a majority of public libraries in the country are in a state of despair. What’s needed is an urgent action plan to make these knowledge hubs relevant
The tarred roads and dusty footpaths near Jantar Mantar have fallen silent. The iconic ‘protest’ site in Delhi can no longer host demonstrations.
‘The Geeks shall inherit the Earth’. It’s a quote displayed proudly on the licence plate of futurist Edmond Kirsch, who happens to be one of the lead characters of Dan Brown’s latest thriller Origin.
Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for road transport & highways, is highly optimistic about electric vehicles in India, telling Smitha Verma that as the use of electric vehicles grows, the technology will become cheaper and more accessible.
If all the talk about electric vehicles could be impetus for them to efficiently roll out on Indian roads, we would have electric vehicles much earlier than 2030—the government target for 100% electric mobility. But how much of the talk is being translated into action for electrification—what about technology, charging infrastructure and, above all, power availability to run electric vehicles? Smitha Verma finds out…
For a country with a large unbanked population, the alternative financial services ecosystem has come as a big boon. Customers, who were mostly shown the door by traditional banks, now have an instant, hassle-free and accessible solution at the tap of a key.
The author has put together a collection of his writings, essentially articles published in various newspapers, speeches he has written, debates he took part in and select interviews at public forums.
In the Economic Survey of India 2017 report released by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an inter-governmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, over 30% of youth aged 15-29 years in India are NEETs (not in education, employment or training).
Zari, once representative of royal Indian households, is undergoing a revival with modern designs
Film director Vikram Bhatt is a busy man these days. It’s not cinema, however, that’s keeping Bhatt, who directed box-office hits such as Raaz, Ghulam, Aetbaar, 1920 and Haunted, on his toes.