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South Korean author Han Kang wins Booker International Prize

South Korean author, Han Kang, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘The Vegetarian’. It tells a story of a wife who decides to become a vegetarian. The decision provokes cruelty from her husband, and from her father, and obsession from her sister’s husband, as the woman, Yeong-hye, dreams obsessively about … Continue reading South Korean author Han Kang wins Booker International Prize

Famous US writer Harper Lee dies at 89

Harper Lee, one of America’s most celebrated novelists whose masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird” was read by millions worldwide, has died at the age of 89. The Pulitzer-winning author evaded the spotlight for decades and spent her final years living in seclusion in Monroeville, Alabama, where she was born in 1926. US President Barack Obama … Continue reading Famous US writer Harper Lee dies at 89

Babri Narasimha Rao’s biggest failure, Never aspired for PM, says Prez Mukherjee latest book

TIA NEWS / President Pranab Mukherjee has held former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao fully responsible for the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992, which triggered communal violence across the country. In the second volume of his memoir – The Turbulent Years: 1980-96 – President Pranab Mukherjee, said PV Narasimha Rao’s biggest failure was his … Continue reading Babri Narasimha Rao’s biggest failure, Never aspired for PM, says Prez Mukherjee latest book

Volume II of memoirs of President Pranab Mukherjee released

  AMN / Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari today released the second volume of memoirs of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee titled “The Turbulent Years – 1980-1996”  at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said: “He has had the good fortune to be a witness and, sometimes, … Continue reading Volume II of memoirs of President Pranab Mukherjee released

Govt frames New Business Policy for Publications Division

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a new business policy for Publications Division with the objective to streamline business practices in line with the contemporary trends prevailing in publications industry. One of the key highlight of the policy includes promoting online readership by pricing the digital version of the publication at 75% the … Continue reading Govt frames New Business Policy for Publications Division

Book Review: Art of News Reporting

Andalib Akhter / If Journalism is often a routine affair that requires learning things on daily basis, this e-book. ‘News Reporting – Made Easy@nirendelhi.com’ can provide some of the answers. Students of journalism often get confused when they go out for jobs in the industry when no one asks them ‘What is News.’ Rather they are … Continue reading Book Review: Art of News Reporting

No copyright exists on the title of literary work: SC

The Supreme Court in a judgement today held that no copyright exists in the “title” of a literary work. It also said that a plaintiff or a complainant is not entitled to relief on such basis except in an action for passing off or in respect of a registered trademark comprising such titles. A bench … Continue reading No copyright exists on the title of literary work: SC

Indira Gandhi saw her political legacy in Priyanka Gandhi : Fotedar Book

AMN NEW DELHI: Indira Gandhi had a premonition about her death just days before she was assassinated and confided to her close associate M L Fotedar that she saw the possibility of Priyanka Gandhi emerging as her political legatee over time — a suggestion that did not seem to go down well with Sonia Gandhi. … Continue reading Indira Gandhi saw her political legacy in Priyanka Gandhi : Fotedar Book

Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature

Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.The prize committee called her writing a monument to courage and suffering in our time. The 67-year-old author is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in its history. Her best known works in English translation included Voices From … Continue reading Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature

‘Heart Alone – A Collection of Short Stories’

By Andalib Akhtar  – Do tragedies and tales of heart breaks have memories? The refrain often is : a New tale of heart-breaks would drive out the Old one. Now, for those who love literature and are fond of agonies of broken hearts, Nirendra Dev brings a collection of tales of hearts. Aptly called, ‘Heart … Continue reading ‘Heart Alone – A Collection of Short Stories’

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