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PFC-VOW Book Awards 2020: Nominations Invited From Publishers

PFC-VOW Book Awards 2020: Nominations Invited From Publishers

The nominations for the annual book awards are invited under seven categories

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ChaoBella: Chinese-Italian Flavours and Fervours

ChaoBella: Chinese-Italian Flavours and Fervours

At ChaoBella at Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla, the rich taste and texture of Italian food co-exist with the staple dishes of the Chinese cuisine — steamed or simmered, boiled or baked

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Artists as Darners and Healers

Artists as Darners and Healers

A group exhibition in Delhi brings together works that seem to mend an artist’s broken sense of the self or the world

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Billie Eilish: A Star is Born

Billie Eilish: A Star is Born

The latest pop sensation, who won the five Grammys, lives, and makes music, on her own terms, defying the conventions of gender or genre

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Journey to the End of the (American) Night: A Conversation with Director Andrea Di Stefano

Journey to the End of the (American) Night: A Conversation with Director Andrea Di Stefano

The Italian filmmaker on The Informer, his explosive thriller that dazzles with its depiction of the dynamics and ganglia of the American organized crime as well as of the fight against it by the FBI and the police

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What Literary Prizes Are All About

What Literary Prizes Are All About

I have been sitting on various literary juries for the last two or three decades but this year it all came together with the kind of fortuitous intensity that obliges one to stop and reflect on what exactly one is up to and what it’s all about anyhow. Why do we award literary prizes at all? What is their purpose and function?

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Odds and Ends: The Bus Rides of Bombay

Odds and Ends: The Bus Rides of Bombay

A column about miscellaneous things, curated by Palash Krishna Mehrotra

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Five Love Poems

Five Love Poems

Five poems by the poet, translator, curator, a PhD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and the founder of Panther’s Paw Publication

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Seditious Heart and other poems

Seditious Heart and other poems

Five poems by a budding poet from the valley of Kashmir, who is currently a doctoral fellow at the department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, India

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‘Nepal Litfest fosters pluralities of thoughts’

‘Nepal Litfest fosters pluralities of thoughts’

Ajit Baral, Festival Director of Nepal Literature Festival, says the country is uniquely placed to be a neutral space for conducting meaningful dialogue to promote plurality, foster tolerance and generate empathy for all of South Asia

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2019 DSC Prize: Inside the Minds of Jurors

2019 DSC Prize: Inside the Minds of Jurors

The five-member jury for the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature comprised men of letters from across South Asia — India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The jurors share how they selected the winner from 90 books

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Sadia Abbas: Mapping Misogyny

Sadia Abbas: Mapping Misogyny

In her debut novel, Abbas explores how a woman could live with misogynistic values, and with the men in their family bloated with ‘unearned sense of superiority and unthinking everyday cruelty’

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