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‘I transform, re-manipulate western traditions of music’

‘I transform, re-manipulate western traditions of music’

Belgian saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol on his new collaborative projects, creative process and more

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'Ranthambore Festival seeks to educate through music’

'Ranthambore Festival seeks to educate through music’

Abhimanyu Singh, 16th scion of the royalty of Alsisar in Rajasthan, on the inaugural Ranthambore Festival and more

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We can help publishers in India get global readership: Sharad Mohan

We can help publishers in India get global readership: Sharad Mohan

Sharad Mohan, regional manager for Global Publishers Services, on his plans to make books from far and wide readily available to readers

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We try to make entertaining songs and people connect: Maati Baani

We try to make entertaining songs and people connect: Maati Baani

Mumbai-based World Music band Maati Baani performed at the first edition of the Ranthambore Festival in January. They share with The Punch the ebb and flow of their creative journey, their experiments with music and their global collaborations

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We provide the publisher a tailored approach to each and every market: Chitra Bopardikar

We provide the publisher a tailored approach to each and every market: Chitra Bopardikar

Chitra Bopardikar is the new V-P and General Manager at Global Publishers Services (GPS), a new business unit of Baker & Taylor. GPS provides select client publishers with international sales & marketing, strategy development, world class logistics, alongside the other print and distribution services available through Baker & Taylor.

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My literary agenda is to write women protagonists: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

My literary agenda is to write women protagonists: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni says that the thread that runs through her books is the importance of women making choices for themselves and how it enables them to grow. Her latest novel, Before We Visit The Goddess, was published by Simon & Schuster last year

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I used long exposure time  to visualise speed, energy: Martin Roemers

I used long exposure time to visualise speed, energy: Martin Roemers

Intrigued by urbanisation, Dutch photographer Martin Roemers zooms in on 22 megacities to capture life there. His award-winning series, Metropolis, travels to New Delhi

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Publishers must focus on authors, and telling stories: Charlie Redmayne

Publishers must focus on authors, and telling stories: Charlie Redmayne

HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne says it’s difficult to make money with books. As a CEO, he says, he tries to add value in devising broader business strategy in marketing, commercial, digital and strategic areas

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My art practice is about social conditions, issues that affect women: Anila Quayyum Agha

My art practice is about social conditions, issues that affect women: Anila Quayyum Agha

Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha, whose installations were part of the India Art Fair 2017, tells The Punch that in her artworks she tries to find some way to connect with people and their experiences, through issues that affect them on a deeper level

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The story behind Oscar-nominated Lion: An evening with Saroo Brierley

The story behind Oscar-nominated Lion: An evening with Saroo Brierley

To celebrate the release of the film Lion, an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s autobiographical book A Long Way Home, the Australian High Commission recently organised an event which saw the author talk about his journey in a conversation with author and literary critic Nilanjana Roy. Edited excerpts from the conversation.

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Tom Hanks' book of stories out in October

Tom Hanks' book of stories out in October

Uncommon Type, a collection of 17 wonderful short stories by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, will be published this October by William Heinemann. One of his stories is about an immigrant in New York City after his life has been torn apart by the civil war in his country.

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Curtain rises on Ranthambore Festival

Curtain rises on Ranthambore Festival

The three-day cultural fiesta, oraganised at the regal Nahargarh Palace, is set to shine light on the need to preserve India’s wildlife and promote dying musical forms through performances, open-air film screenings, interactive talks and participatory workshops

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Our list is small, our acquisitions curated: Dharini Bhaskar, Editorial Director, S&S India

Our list is small, our acquisitions curated: Dharini Bhaskar, Editorial Director, S&S India

The aim is to nurture compellingly written, pioneering books, says Dharini Bhaskar, Editorial Director, S&S India

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Indian authors selling better than before: Rahul Srivastava, MD, Simon & Schuster India

Indian authors selling better than before: Rahul Srivastava, MD, Simon & Schuster India

Rahul Srivastava, Managing Director, Simon & Schuster India, on the launch of local publishing programme

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Art isn’t about truth at all, but without it we’d be lost: Anil Menon

Art isn’t about truth at all, but without it we’d be lost: Anil Menon

I define story as something that replaces causes with reasons, says Anil Menon, author of Half of What I Say

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My paintings are realistic, but not real: Kathryn Myers

My paintings are realistic, but not real: Kathryn Myers

For Kathryn Myers, it all starts from light and form

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Every book has to be great on its own terms: Carolyn Reidy

Every book has to be great on its own terms: Carolyn Reidy

I’m not concerned about the place of books or authors because I think they do provide something no one else and nothing else does, says Carolyn Reidy, president and Chief Executive Officer, Simon & Schuster Inc

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