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Caught @ NDWBF

With no guest country, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) 2017 was a mixed affair. Publishers and booksellers generally make good profits at NDWBF, but there were some for whom sales realities did not meet with their expectations. The positive takeaway was that in 2018, European Union will be the guest country, as announced by representative at the inauguration by its Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Mahendranath Pandey. About 800 publishers took part this year. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to India was the special guest on the occasion.
Caught @ NDWBF

Politically incorrect: Trump tops takeaway

People have begun to call the annual Jaipur Literature Festival a ‘pilgrimage’. And of course, given the precedents of the Salman Rushdie and Ashish Nandi controversies, the tenth edition could not possibly have been without politically incorrect statements. At a time when the bigger story than the Trump presidency taking office in Capitol Hill is the story of millions of women’s protests against Trump in the USA, Europe and Australia, the JLF started off with Anne Waldman calling the ascendency as a ‘ drunken dumb show’ and Paul Beatty calling it ‘dick pics’. Historian Andrew Roberts said exit of UK from the European Union was ‘winning back UK’s freedom’.
Politically incorrect: Trump tops takeaway

We should know our rights and get equally paid: Sudha Murthy

Sudha Murthy is a well-known philanthropist and an eminent author. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Born in Shiggaon in Karnataka, she is the daughter of surgeon RH Kulkarni and his wife Vimala. Her childhood experiences form the historical basis for her first notable work entitled How I Taught my Grandmother to Read & Other Stories. She was trained as an engineer. Sudha Murthy is also the famous girl who had written a postcard to JRD Tata, complaining of the ‘men only’ gender bias at TELCO. As a result, she was granted a special interview and hired immediately.
We should know our rights and get equally paid: Sudha Murthy

New Delhi World Book Fair turns 60

Booklink brings to our readers glimpsis and highlights from the 9-day long World book fair which took place at Pragati maidan, New delhi

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ISBN online process on road to recovery?

Come April, the ISBN online portal will have completed one year but the initial problems publishers faced while applying for ISBNs online still persist..

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FICCI partners Google for language publishing

Like every year, the fifth edition of the FICCI-NBT flagship programme CEOSpeak threw up a lot of interesting data on reading habits and language..

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10 Developments publishers will watch in 2017

Instead of thinking of resolutions of the year gone by, which mostly go unfulfilled and make us feel uneasy, this one is an aspiration... So, here’s a wish list of the 10 developments that the ..

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40th Chennai Book Fair: Goes cashless

Demonetisation, follwed by constraints in cash flow and shortage of currency notes has not dampened the spirits of Chennai people to visit one of the largest book fair of the country,the Chennai Book Fair and shop for books of their interest.Right from day one the crowd..

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Vinode Pande talks of the ‘inner wailing’

With the release of his latest novel Saanvri: The Story of a Concubine at the WBF the renowned actor, director, and author Vinod Pande revealed more about his future projects, took us back to his early days in UP

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