JCB announces Rs 25 lakh literary award, ropes in Rana Dasgupta

New Delhi, Mar 8 A new literary prize, billed as the country’s richest with an award amount of Rs 25 lakh, has been announced with an aim to discover and celebrate distinguished works of fiction by Indian writers and also to break the barriers separating literature in different Indian languages. Award-winning novelist and essayist Rana […]

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Small-town Sanksrit-speaking boy’s journey to becoming English novelist

New Delhi, Mar 8 Having studied in a Sanskrit-medium school and watching other children read English books, life has come a full circle for small-town author Anuj Tiwari, who now has four novels in the language to his credit. But the journey has not been an easy one for Tiwari, who was born and brought […]

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Khandagiri Mela kicks off in State capital

BHUBANESWAR, JAN 24: The annual Khandagiri Mela began today at the foothills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri in the State capital. While traders and craftsmen from various parts of the country have assembled at the Mela, this year Khandagiri-Udaygiri Mahotsav will be a highlight of the fair. The mahotsav, a new addition to the traditional fair, […]

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Printed book won’t lose its relevance: Ruskin Bond

Bhubaneswar, Jan 09: Eminent children’s author Ruskin Bond has said printed books would continue to be in demand despite the advent of digital literature. Quoting the findings of a recent survey, the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer said paperbacks are way ahead of e-books in terms of popularity. “People are reading printed books in lakhs. The […]

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IIT-KGP course to rediscover technique used in making ancient landmarks

Kolkata, Jan 7 (PTI): The IIT Kharagpur has embarked on a course to rediscover the technique used in building ancient Indian landmarks such as the Dilwara Jain temple or the Kailasa temple of Ellora caves. Such ancient structures are marvels of architecture built from top to base cutting a single gigantic stone, IIT Kharagpur Director […]

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I’ve limited time, can’t give 5 years to a film now: Prabhas

By Shubha Dubey New Delhi, Jan 3 He lived and breathed “Baahubali” for five years, a role that established him as India’s latest heartthrob but Prabhas says he will not be able to devote so much time in a future project. The 38-year-old actor believes as a performer he has a shelf-life and taking such a risk […]

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