‘I would love to have been a bar-room singer.’
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Even as the people of Bangladesh live in fear of "machete terrorism", the government's lukewarm response has only emboldened radical groups such as the ABT and JMB that specifically target bloggers, writers and publishers striving to defend the civil liberties of Bangladeshis.
NEW DELHI -- Actor and BJP MP Kirron Kher today termed the act of authors returning Sahitya Akademi awards as "politically motivated". "I think the intellectuals who are giving up their awards are com...
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As writers across India, cutting across geography and religion, rise in protest against intolerance and curbs on free speech, the country's culture minister made short work of their complaint that the...
NEW DELHI -- An initial list of 165 authors, including global writers set to participate in the mammoth Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled in January 2016 has been announced today. The ninth edition...
Recently, an author with a book fresh from the press sent me review request. Came down straight to the point in a two-line mail - "Where should I send you a copy". No, he did not ask me what the proce...
It's good to be ambitions but in the publishing industry the obvious efforts are usually a waste of time and effort, and sometimes even money.
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Chai, Chai (I finished reading in two sittings) turned out to be not just a book but an experience. It was not a story book, it was not a novel, it was not even a travelogue per se, but it was a beautifully honest account of a curious middle-class man travelling through places that had intrigued him ever since he could remember.
Though self-publishing is still not as respected as traditional publishing, some experts think it's only a matter of time before perceptions shift.