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’

Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade conferred with Jnanpith Award

Published on: 26 Apr 2015 @ 0:34 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday conferred the prestigious Jnanpith award on eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade. Mr Nemade is the 50th recipient of the award. Speaking on the occasion Mr Modi said, creative writing has the capacity to touch lives of several generations. He emphasized that literature is … Continue reading Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade conferred with Jnanpith Award

24 Akbar Road

24 Akbar Road: A short history of the people behind the fall and rise of the Congress by Rasheed Kidwai published by Hachette India is a political overview of the Congress party – its key characters, its ideology, its failures and its successes – in the years after the Emergency.

Kidwai says that in the changing political, social and economic milieu, the Congress party has stayed one step ahead by constantly reinventing itself to stay in touch with peoples’ aspirations and the political realities of the day.

Dard Ka Safar


MADHUBALA, the renowned Hindi film actress of 1950s and ‘60s, formed a triumvirate of fame along with fellow artists Nargis and Meena Kumari. Her actual name was Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehlavi.

Widows and Half Widows

The ‘Widows and Half Widows’ by Afsana Rashid is a saga of extra-judicial arrests and killings in Kashmir. It is story of women who even after years of the disappearance

The Potter’s Poison

Dr S K E Haider
Cleft away by the unhealthy Yamuna, Gunjaan, on the other side of the river bank, is a small neglected locality dotted with battered low houses, swathed with dirt and filth and smothered into illiteracy.

Legislature and Judiciary

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday emphasized on maintaining the delicate balance between the organs of the government.

Memories of Emergency

“THE Emergency, which lasted for 19 months between June 1975 and March 1977, has been the subject of many books… The point being that the Emergency marked an important watershed in the evolution of ..

Islam in Europe

OPINION is divided on the future of Europe. Books with titles like Why Europe Will Run the Twenty-first Century claim that Europe will (or already does) supersede the United States in global economic or political power.



Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...