One would expect a civil servant to write about grim, political issues, but Vivek Atray preferred to use "intelligent humour" to tell a tale, as he feels this genre is extremely challenging and excites him the most.
Tisca Chopra turns author with her book `Acting Smart`
Actress Tisca Chopra who starred in movies like `Taare Zameen Par`, `Firaaq`, and `Qissa` plans to launch a book authored by her called `Acting Smart`, which provides information to young aspiring actors, a source close to her said here today.
Liam, Noel to write autobiographies
Singers Liam and Noel Gallagher are planning to write their respective autobiographies that will give details about their split.
Short stories are not inferior: Jhumpa Lahiri
Stating that she doesn`t write for a specific audience, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri Thursday asserted short stories are in no way "inferior" to novels and instead are "powerful" literary forms.
Moon Moon Sen may pen coffee table book on mother
Moon Moon Sen is contemplating the idea of penning a coffee table book about her late mother, the reclusive Bengali screen goddess Suchitra Sen. But the book will be sans details of her personal life.
JLF Review: Free-spirited discussions at controversy-free lit fest
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 traversed geopolitical borders, overcame language barriers and discussed political, social and women`s issues to exchange ideas.
Sex in the Arab world
British author of Egyptian origin, Shereen el Feki, discusses sexuality in the Arab regions.
Murli Manohar Joshi, Shazia Ilmi dominate democracy debate on last day at Jaipur Lit Fest
The final session of the Zee Jaipur Lit Fest was a debate on `Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the rest`.
Assamese poet Rabindra Sarkar gets Sahitya Akademi award
Assamese poet Rabindra Sarkar has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for "Dhuliyori Bharir Sans" his book of poems, an official statement said today.
Curtains down at the Jaipur Literature Festival
The seventh edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival concluded here today on a rainy day with organisers vowing to maintain the event as a platform to celebrate the freedom of speech and expression.
A former model, journo and editor of some of the most revered celebrity and gossip magazines, Shobha De is a prominent author and high-flying socialite (just like many of the leading female characters in her books). Erotic, provocative and sometimes even thought provoking, Shobha De’s writing style is signature, fierce and individualistic and is not restricted to the bounds of literary decorum and norms.