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THE FOREST SPEAKS BACK

New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself threefold. In your bloodstream. In the town square. In the turning of galaxies," Amruta Patil writes ear... Read More


Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh sign PEN letter in support of Aatish Taseer in OCI row

New Delhi, Nov. 14 -- PEN America released a statement on Thursday requesting the government of India to reconsider its decision to revoke the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status of writer Aatish T... Read More


Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938-2019): Writer and fighter till the end

New Delhi, Nov. 13 -- Although she was ill with cancer for a while, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, who died at her home in Kolkata last week, kept writing till weeks before her death. In her last column for the B... Read More


'I was especially galled that the government cancelled my OCI on Twitter': Aatish Taseer

New Delhi, Nov. 13 -- Last week, the Union government revoked writer Aatish Taseer's Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status, which allows non-resident Indians a permanent visa to enter and stay in the... Read More


Amruta Patil on forests and the making of her graphic novel 'Aranyaka'

New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself threefold. In your bloodstream. In the town square. In the turning of galaxies," Amruta Patil writes earl... Read More


The Kashmir book we all must read

New Delhi, Nov. 7 -- In an ideal world, the fate of a book should be decided by its readers, not by a prize. But in reality, with the explosion of new titles in the publishing scene every year and the... Read More


Ten years, one novel, two prize shortlists

New Delhi, Oct. 19 -- Roshan Ali became a writer the hard way. About 10 years ago, he dropped out of college, where he was pursuing a course in graphic design. "I felt defeated by college," he says. B... Read More


Breathing life into forms

New Delhi, Oct. 18 -- At 80, Jogen Chowdhury is remarkably spry, brimming with ideas and observations. "When does an image become art? What is the difference between a painter and an artist? I would t... Read More


Lost and found

New Delhi, Oct. 13 -- Fans of Andre Aciman are waiting with bated breath for the release of Find Me, the sequel to his widely loved novel, Call Me By Your Name, at the end of this month. Until then, F... Read More


100 years of art in Santiniketan

New Delhi, Oct. 12 -- It's 9.30 on a morning in mid-September but it's sweltering. A group of young men and women are assembled on the chaataal-a raised platform-on the tree-lined campus of Kala Bhava... Read More