Career  /  Published 08.08.22

Top 5 Institutes offering creative writing courses in India

One of the most popular types of writing nowadays is creative writing, with more and more people signing up for specialised courses...
By Mehwash Hussain

Career  /  Published 25.07.22

How to be a writer: An Interview with Novoneel Chakraborty

Novoneel Chakraborty is a popular Indian author who writes books for young adults...
By Nancy Jaiswal

People  /  Published 25.07.22

Ruskin Bond virtually interacts with kids about his latest book and more

The 45-minute session enthralled the 200-odd students who ‘Zoomed’ in on the session. The session took us from the streets of London to the doors of publishing houses to the eventual publi...
By Shrestha Saha

Events  /  Published 19.07.22

I’ve somehow been able to let go of all things negative and treasure the beautiful: Onir

Onir addressed the issue of decriminalisation of homosexuality in India (2018) and how it has impacted the queer community. “The struggle today [for the queer community] is a lot similar to the ...
By Saurav Roy

People  /  Published 14.07.22

‘For sensitive topics, animals can get away with a lot more than human characters’

You also happen to be a big sports fan. Which are your favourite sports and teams and players? I play a bit of sports myself, especially this new sport called pickleball, which is a combination of te...
By Priyam Marik


Events  /  Published 02.07.22

‘Democracy as an institution is facing more threats from the inside than from the outside’

In discussing potential solutions aimed at addressing today’s politics, Paranjape said that earlier “societies were blessed with a lot more social cohesion, conversation and conviviality, ...
By Saurav Roy

People  /  Published 16.06.22

Rereading Erich Segal’s cult novel Love Story on his birthday

“...If you were to tell any of a dozen girls at Tower Court, Wellesley, that Oliver Barrett IV had been dating a young lady daily for three weeks and had not slept with her, they would surely ha...
By Shrestha Saha

Events  /  Published 27.05.22

Shobha Tharoor-Srinivasan’s tribute par excellence to her mother

Tharoor-Srinivasan also regaled the listeners with the story of how she had been the first Amul baby when she was only 10-months old, and how Shyam Benegal, then a mere photographer, had taken her pic...
By Saurav Roy

People  /  Published 23.05.22

‘My characters have small successes… and the agency to step from fear to fearlessness’

Many of your stories in this book are cliffhangers. While you have kept the endings open to interpretation, there would be many who would seek closure of characters and their lives. Can they expect a ...
By Hritam Mukherjee

People  /  Published 09.05.22

‘Nobody can tell a new story… all we can do is present an old story with fresh meanings’

We are increasingly seeing youngsters gravitate towards English literature at the expense of their mother tongue, including Bengali. Even though English is the world’s lingua franca, it does not...
By Priyam Marik


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