Three books by author Bill K Koul saw a multi-city launch in November

Three books by author Bill K Koul saw a multi-city launch in November. 1. The book 22 Years—A Kashmir Story was launched at The Imperial Hotel in Delhi on 21 November. The event included panel discussion aired live byt Newsx Tv channel. Subramanian Swamy, Nominated Member of Parliament , J J Singh, Former army chief and David Devdas, journalist discussed how peace coud be achieved in Kashmir. The discussion was moderated by Ashish Singh, Editor Strategic Affairs Newsx 2. The launch of the book in Bhopal took place at the Regional Engineering College, with enthusiastic participation by 200 students. 3. The book Issues Whiteanting India was launched at Sapna Book House Bangalore on 18 November in the presence of Manjula,..Read More..

Rupa's hilly affair with books

After missing from the Delhi World Book Fair for the past two years, Rupa Publications have finally e a come back with a book fair of its own. However, this time not in Delhi but on the beautiful hilly terrains of Dehradun city in Uttrakhand. The Book Fair that took place at World Integrity Center from November 2 to 5 coincided with Rupa's completing 81 years in Indian publishing
The Book Fair was inaugurated by the prolific Children author Ruskin Bond. Other prominent authors like Terry O' Brien, Dev Lahiri and Rajiv Dogra added to the charm of the literary get-together. A few other creative activities like painting and creative writing competition were also organised to make the event more joyous.Read More..

The VoW award for Born to Fly

Vitasta Title Born to Fly: Fighter Pilot MP Anil Kumar Teaches Us There is No Battle Mind Cannot Win by Nitin Sathe has been selected by the Valley of Words jury as the Winner in the non-fiction (English) categoryof the VoW Book Awards given on the Valley of Words International Literature and Arts Festival 2017 on November 19.Read More..

Bringing Urdu and Hindi under one roof

Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts wrapped up Jashn-e-Adab, an annual three-day celebration of Urdu art, tradition and culture through poetry, with a mesmerizing musical performance by an 11-year-old Sufi singer Khanak Joshi on 29th of Oct.
Known for its literary activities of celebrating the rich cultural history of Urdu and Hindi across the nation right from 2012, the sixth edition kick-started with an inauguration ceremony whose Chief Guest was Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of Culture, Govt. of India. The following two days were packed with back to back sessions, musical performances and movie screenings. It saw the likes of Manish Sisodia, Irshad Kamil, Piyush Mishra, Hemant Pandey, Muzzafar Ali, Prakash Kothari amongst.. Read More..

Arundhati Roy in conversation with Sohini Ghosh

Arundhati Roy in conversation with Sohini Ghosh at the 4-day Penguin Fever festival in Delhi in October end. Also seen are Sharmila Tagore, Dayanita Singh and Shobha Dey among the audience.. Read More..

The festival that Bangaluru hosted

The sixth edition of the Bangalore Literature Fest took place in Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bengaluru on October 28 and 29. It featured speakers across fields including Perumal Murugan, Ramachandra Guha, Baradwaj Rangan, Ammu Joseph, Anil Kumble, Girish Karnad, Indira Lankesh, Kanhaiya Kumar, Manu Joseph, NS Madhavan and others.
The first day began with remembering the slain journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. Poems written by writers and activists across the country in honour of Gauri Lankesh in the aftermath of her murder, apart .. Read More..

Vibhor: many colours of literature

This year, the Noida Literature Fest has added its name to the list of other lit fests that happen in winter. The first Noida International Literature Fest: Vibhor, took place in the lushgreen field of Noida Golf Course on 27th and 28th October.

Though the fest got kickstarted on a very humble note with a few spectators yet it paid off well with its insightful sessions, art gallery, book stalls and mouth-watering eateries. The sessions saw the likes of Director-Producer Madhur Bhandarkar, Teacher and Author David Frawley, and RJ Khurafati Nitin amongst some budding storytellers, stand-up comedians, musicians, dancer and writers. Both the days began with 45 minutes of musical symphony named Shadaj,.. Read More..

Shah Rukh ties up with Star TV and TED Talks

One of the largest media platforms in the world for sharing 'ideas worth spreading', has been TED. Now it seeks to attempt something in India, which it has never attempted before. The nonprofit global community–which derives its names from the acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design (the three themes which it originally dealt with, though its scope has expanded since)–is wellknown for its viral online videos (also called TED Talks) featuring some of the world's best-known thinkers and achievers in different fields, as well as an annual conference it organises..Read More..

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