Children’s literature is now being taken seriously: Ruskin Bond

 Keeping children riveted to a book is not an easy task and requires responsibility and sensitivity, legendary author Ruskin Bond, who at 81 has more than 150 titles to his credit, says. The popular storyteller is also gratified by the fact that children’s literature has grown impressively and is now taken seriously by publishers.

Jaipur Literary Festival travels to U.S. this year

From the plains of the pink city, the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) plans to move to the United States of America this year. Boulder in the state of Colorado will be the host city for JLF this September.

President Pranab Mukherjee to present Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

 President  will present "Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil" for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 tomorrow.

Journalism as literature: The writings of Ryszard Kapuscinski

Journalism, or especially news reporting, is a rather ephemeral form of literary expression, concerned as it is with bare facts of a developing situation in a terse and concise style.

Belgian varsity honours Tagore with his statue
Belgian varsity honours Tagore with his statue

Belgium’s most prestigious and largest university in the city of Leuven, 26 km from Brussels, has honoured India’s world renowned poet, artist and humanist Rabindranath Tagore by erecting his statue in the university premises.

Alabama closes investigation into Harper Lee `abuse`

An Alabama government department has closed an investigation into whether celebrated novelist Harper Lee was coerced or abused into publishing a long-awaited second book this summer.

Karachi Literature Festival begins

Pakistani authors Intizar Hussain, Bilal Tanweer, H.M. Naqvi and Indian authors Nayantara Sahgal and Arshia Sattar would be part of the Karachi Literature Festival that begins today (Friday).

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sudhir Chaudhary talks about Urdu language

On the second day of the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, Sudhir Chaudhary talked about Urdu language.

Dr Subhash Chandra, Vasundhara Raje inaugurate Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

The eight edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been inaugurated today by Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group, and Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan amidst the cream of literary minds, joining hands together for a healthy debate and enriching discussion.

BBV: Sneak peek into Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) 2015 will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25. Watch who all will make it to the festival this time.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 begins Wednesday

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (ZJLF) will begin on Wednesday, January 21. The ZJLF is being held on the same dates as the Zee Cine-Lit Festival (ZCLF) from January 21-25.

Fire guts Ethiopian hotel made famous by 'Scoop'

Fire has badly damaged a historic hotel in Ethiopia`s capital made famous as the setting for Evelyn Waugh`s 1938 satirical novel "Scoop".

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to start from Jan 14

There is a reason to smile and read more this month, as the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) is ready to kick start this month from from 14th-18th January 2015.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography.

Soviet `angry young poet` Yevtushenko hospitalised


Moscow: Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalised Sunday after suffering a fall.

International literary gathering at New Zealand's City of Literature

An international conference on literary culture will be organised in New Zealand's southern city of Dunedin to celebrate its designation as a Unesco City of Literature, Mayor Dave Cull announced Tuesday.

Indian-origin writer finalists for US literary award

An Indian-origin writer is among the finalists for one of the most prestigious US literary award for his non-fiction book set in war-torn Afghanistan.

Vayalar award for K.R. Meera

 Former journalist K.R. Meera, 44, has bagged the Vayalar Rama Varma Award, the most prestigious literary award in Kerala.