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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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Chigozie Obioma: The Metaphysics of Being

Chigozie Obioma: The Metaphysics of Being

Booker-shortlisted author Chigozie Obioma on his second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, narrated by his protagonist Chinonso’s chi, a reincarnating spirit

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Rajbari at Bawali: Escape into the Past

Rajbari at Bawali: Escape into the Past

The Rajbari at Bawali in Kolkata, which stands witness to the healing hand of time, is a visual delight. Opulence is a theme nurtured here, and the rooms, the flooring and walls, as well as the gardens reflect it

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Unni R: The Magic of Realistic Stories

Unni R: The Magic of Realistic Stories

Noted Malayalam writer Unni R’s short story collection underlines his mastery of storytelling

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The Remains of Love: A Sonnet Series

The Remains of Love: A Sonnet Series

Excerpts from a sonnet series by a postgraduate student studying MA Creative Writing and Critical Life at the University of Leeds

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 Stories of Immigrants: Submission Guidelines

Stories of Immigrants: Submission Guidelines

The Punch Magazine invites submissions under Fiction, Poetry and Essays/Creative Non-Fiction categories for its special issue on immigrants — works featuring migrants. Here are the submission guidelines

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Elton John: My Gift is My Song

Elton John: My Gift is My Song

At 72, one of the world’s most iconic pop stars finds happiness at home

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Women in South Asian Writing

Women in South Asian Writing

The traditions, complexities and dysfunctionalities of a rapidly globalizing South Asia as described in the literature by women can become empowering or used to subjugate women further. Women writers from this region need to look at its western readers and not only inform them but condemn such practices as archaic and out of context.

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The Golden Glass and other poems

The Golden Glass and other poems

Thirteen poems by the author of And What Remains in the End: The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant, whose collection of poems, The 70th Milestone, has been published by Speaking Tiger Books

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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Being a promoter of inclusivity and equality, I seek a world where basic human rights are not flouted

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The Saffron Closet

The Saffron Closet

The long fight against Article 377 is a reminder of the truth that naming non-normative forms of sexuality is important for purposes of political mobilisation. But this should also be a moment to remember that there are forms of intimacy that are hard to name, and hence too easily pushed into the shadows

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