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World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

Devdan Chaudhuri, contributing editor of The Punch, is also a member of Calcutta-based group Poetry Paradigm, which has collaborated with 27 establishments (cafes and hotels) in 8 cities in four countries who will offer a free coffee/tea with an original poem on March 21 to celebrate the UN World Poetry Day. This poem was written for the occasion.

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World Poetry Day: The Chicken Trusser

World Poetry Day: The Chicken Trusser

Sharanya Manivannan’s most recent book is The High Priestess Never Marries, a collection of stories, which was shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live! Award For First Book (Fiction). She is also the author of a collection of poems, Witchcraft, and a children’s picturebook, The Ammuchi Puchi. Her next book of poetry, The Altar of the Only World, is forthcoming from HarperCollins India in 2018.

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The night reporter: Chronicling murders that shook the country

The night reporter: Chronicling murders that shook the country

In The Front Page Murders: A True Story, Puja Changoiwala, who covered the gruesome murder of a senior citizen in a wealthy Mumbai neighbourhood, recounts the story behind the sensational case of multiple murders. She explores the murky depths of a serial killer’s mind and the media's frenzy for a juicy story

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Creme de la crime: A thriller with a desi touch

Creme de la crime: A thriller with a desi touch

The CEO Who Lost His Head is a crime thriller by Aditya Sinha. Morning Analysis CEO Buster Das has been found dead in his office with his head bashed in. When unlikely detective duo Sandesh Solvekar and Mona Ramteke make it their mission to catch the reckless criminal, they find themselves knee-deep in Mumbai’s sordid world of dissolute starlets, business moguls and a sell-out media

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World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: RED in Konya

World Poetry/Prose Portfolio: RED in Konya

This is part of a section, World Poetry/Prose Portfolio, curated by Sudeep Sen. Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet, literary translator and writer. Her latest collection of poems is Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths. Wolpé’s modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Iranian Sufi mystic poet, Attar, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

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Delhi’s most significant annual art event gets into its second decade

Delhi’s most significant annual art event gets into its second decade

The 2017 edition of the India Art Fair saw a usual mix of colour, canvas and crowds

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