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Conversations with Khushwant Singh

Conversations with Khushwant Singh

Snatches from a rare and unpublished conversation with Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) by Professor Shiv K Kumar (1921-2017), poet, playwright, novelist and short story writer. Before his death, Professor Kumar had graciously given The Punch the permission to publish this.

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Ingmar Bergman: Through A Life Darkly

Ingmar Bergman: Through A Life Darkly

2018 marks the birth centenary of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), arguably the last great European auteur. A tribute to the master of psychological dramas whose world existed under the precipice separating dreams and reality and who considered films to be fragments of dreams

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Another Almost Made Up Poem and other poems

Another Almost Made Up Poem and other poems

Eight poems by the Delhi-based journalist who is working on his first anthology

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Let Me Discover Myself and other poems

Let Me Discover Myself and other poems

Twelve poems by Saint Lucian poet and Industrial Relations Specialist George Goddard, who published his first collection of poetry Interstice in 2016, as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Kala Ramesh: Beyond Infinity

Kala Ramesh: Beyond Infinity

Kala Ramesh’s first book of haiku and haibun, Beyond the Horizon Beyond, is a piece of cosmos ripped off to give us a glimpse of the vastness that lies beyond infinity

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Scarcity

Scarcity

He always did want to make a movie like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a story about love. And who said there was only one kind of love?

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Conversations with Octavio Paz

Conversations with Octavio Paz

2018 marks the 20th death anniversary of Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet and diplomat. Octavio Paz. Excerpts from a rare, so-far unpublished snatches of a conversation with him in 1982 with late Professor Shiv K. Kumar

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In the Midst of Words and other poems

In the Midst of Words and other poems

Fifteen poems by Sarwat Hussain, translated from Urdu into English by Riyaz Latif

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In A Certain Light and other poems

In A Certain Light and other poems

Three poems by Summer Edward who teaches writing and communications at The University of the West Indies as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Andrew Otis: The Story of India's first newspaper

Andrew Otis: The Story of India's first newspaper

Andrew Otis’s book, Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper, is the story of James Augustus Hicky, the architect of the first newspaper in India

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The Rohingya Exodus: A photo essay

The Rohingya Exodus: A photo essay

The Rohingya refugee issue has been a long-standing problem and, unfortunately, the international community has remained mostly mute, unwilling to play a role in helping to resolve the problem. More than 35 years since it began, the Rohingyas’ crisis is long overdue for a solution.

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From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

Snatches from a conversation with Thomas Mann and Jawaharlal Nehru at Cambridge: "Every writer carries on his shoulder the burden of understanding. He looks around comprehending the world with all its complexities and contradictions

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