People | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 18, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
World | Jonathan Kandell, The New York Times | Friday April 18, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist whose "One Hundred Years of Solitude" established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.
Elections | Swapan Dasgupta | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Narendra Modi has turned the election into a referendum on himself, writes Swapan Dasgupta.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Friday April 11, 2014
Leading Indian-origin writers,artists and lawyers have warned against Narendra Modi as India's next Prime Minister, saying his coming to power will "bode ill for the country's future".
Election 2014 | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih) | Friday April 11, 2014
A deluge of political ads in Urdu newspapers, which, as NDTV's show Truth vs Hype found, make barely concealed - and in some cases, open - appeals for the Muslim vote.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Monday February 24, 2014
As one who continues to support Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's mid-80s decision to ban the import of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, how do I reconcile my horror at what is being done to Wendy Doniger with my solidarity with Rajiv on Satanic Verses?
India | Ellen Barry, The New York Times | Friday February 14, 2014
In a fight with a major company, a frail 84-year-old retired headmaster would seem to be the David to India's publishing Goliath, Penguin Books.
India | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 12, 2014
American scholar Wendy Doniger said she was "angry and disappointed" that all copies of her book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" will be pulped in India after a legal row that has ignited fears about free speech.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday January 17, 2014
The seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a mega annual gathering of litterateurs kicked off in Jupiter today with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 19, 2013
Not since Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali has an Indian film garnered as much encomium from the hard-to-please western critics as Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox. He is overwhelmed.
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 18, 2013
British actor Dev Patel has been listed as one of the most influential global Indians by men's magazine GQ India along with Bobby Jindal and Salman Rushdie.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday May 17, 2013
After adapting Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children for the big screen, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is working on a script based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel Secret Daughter about how two families are bound by an adoption.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 22, 2013
Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel Midnight's Children.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday March 15, 2013
The 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will kick off on April 10 with an exclusive screening of acclaimed director Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children.
World | Reuters | Sunday March 3, 2013
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Islamist movement's most active branch, has released an English-language magazine advising would-be militants on how to torch parked cars and cause traffic accidents.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday February 4, 2013
Issues like fundamentalists' protest against author Salman Rushdie's visit made real concerns of underdevelopment and poverty faced by Muslims in Bengal take a back seat, economist Amartya Sen said here today.
Press Trust of India | Saturday February 2, 2013
Addressing a gathering at the Kolkata Literary Meet on the sidelines of a book launch on former skipper Nawab Pataudi, Ganguly said he was yet to write a book so as to avoid frontpage controversy.
India | Written by Sunil Sethi | Saturday February 2, 2013
With nearly 300 participating authors from around the country and the world, 150 poets, musicians and performers, and more than a lakh and a half visitors, JLF 2013 was a literary blockbuster.
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday February 1, 2013
Author Salman Rushdie has said that he was banned from visiting Kolkata earlier this week by the West Bengal government headed by Mamata Banerjee. "The simple fact is that the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police to block my arrival," Mr...
Press Trust of India | Friday February 1, 2013
Two controversial films, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop and Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, which hit theatres here today, witnessed an average opening at the box office.