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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

‘Travel’, ‘Woke’ most used words on Tinder India

New Delhi: As users between 18 and 25 come to dominate the Tinder community, the dating platform on Thursday said that terms like 'woke', 'travel',...

Penguin acquires Duckbill Books

The acquisition includes titles and its backlist of non-fiction and fiction books across a broad range of categories. The Duckbill brand will be published within Penguin Random House India's children's publishing group division.

Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala litfest

Set along the shores of the Arabian Sea by the beaches of Calicut, the festival will bring readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment, and discussion.

Of imperfect leaders, connecting with one another, a comprehensive tome on...

What is the legacy of the imperfect leaders of the contemporary era? They give an entirely new dimension to the understanding and functioning of leadership, writes author, thought leader, professional keynote speaker and management consultant Pawan Verma, going beyond the rhetoric associated with leadership.

Now, audiobooks by Ruskin Bond

In a Thursday statement, Penguin Random House India announced that they will be available across all leading audiobook platforms.

Nabaneeta Deb Sen: Wit, brilliance, guts shaped literary oeuvre

Born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on January 13, 1938, to the poet-couple Narendra Dev and Radharani Devi, Dev Sen delightfully listened to her mother reading out to her poems from Rabindranath Tagore's immortal composition for children "Sishu" (child).

Madhuri Vijay wins JCB Prize for Literature 2019

Vijay also received the Prize trophy, a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra entitled Mirror Melting.

Books: A new Great Game in the Himalayas, giving voice to...

Read about the new Great Game afoot in the Himalayas involving India, China and Tibet; a forceful argument for giving Muslim women a chance to reclaim their sacred place; and finally, explore the intricacies of Dalal Street through a desi potboiler.

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Despite the fact that the rules of the competition say that the award may only be bestowed on a single individual each year, the judging panel decided to make an exception on this occasion and declare a tie after more than five hours of deliberations on Monday, Efe news reported.

Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel Prize for Literature

The academy said he received this year's prize "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience".

Perumal Murugan makes JCB Prize shortlist for 2nd year in a...

"Taken together, these novels remind us that fiction remains the most powerful way for a society to examine its fundamental concerns," Krishen added.

‘Change in mindsets required for Clean India’

Centuries of prejudice that has made Indian society biased towards the notion of cleanliness has no parallel in the world, the book states

Rana Ayyub joins Washington Post to write on Indian politics

She is also author of "Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up".

Perumal, Rajkamal, Fatima Bhutto in $25,000 DSC Prize longlist

The DSC Prize, administered by the South Asian Literature Prize & Events Trust, received 90 entries this year from 42 publishers and 55 imprints from across the globe.

Jio MAMI all set to host Word To Screen Market 2019

A total of 21 publishers will be participating in this edition of the Word to Screen Market including Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Juggernaut Books, DC Books, Westland Publications and Rajkamal Prakashan among others.

Flavoured e-cigarettes can worsen asthma

The researchers didn't analyse the liquids directly, to confirm what they contained, however there is evidence from previous research that flavours categorised as "buttery/creamy" and "cinnamon", which likely include "Banana Pudding" and "Cinnacide", respectively, are toxic.

Snowden’s much awaited memoir ‘ Permanent Record’ releases

Snowden himself has been involved with the design and creation of some of these through his work heading the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and empowering public-interest journalism.

Nobel Series’ exhibition begins

  Mohali: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition...

Iconic JLF set for Toronto, to add 8th country in 2019

New Delhi: Close to its debut at Toronto on September 27-29, the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is set to add an eighth country in...

Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar passed away

Mumbai: Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77.He had been admitted...

I’m elected by the devil, remembering Galeano

 Born on this day,¬†Eduardo Hughes Galeano is an Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and...

I carry your heart with me, Read the poems of E...

 Poet Edwar Estlin Cummings died 55 years back on this day. Known to be one of the most innovative poets of his time, the...