Books

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’

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

NIGAR AKHTER

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.

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SPORTS

Hockey Federation reprimands coach Harendra for his outburst against umpires

Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday officially reprimanded In ...

Australia humiliates England 8-1 to claim Hockey World Cup Bronze

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar A rampaging Australia pumped out all their pent up frus ...

Hockey: Belgium win maiden World Cup title, Netherlands miss history and cup

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar Playing to the script, Belgium held their nerves and downed ...

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MARQUEE

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

In January, the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police had registered a case of cheating against builder ...

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

By Utpal Borpujari / Panaji (Goa) Indian cinema scored big at the 49th International Film Festival of India ( ...

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