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Poetry

नई किरण, नया सवेरा, एहसास इक नया सा

आज सूरज की पहली किरण/ क्या मुझसे कुछ कह रही है? पलकें झपक-झपक कर/ क्या मुझसे कुछ कह रही हैं? हाँ ज़िंदा हूँ मैं…सासें कुछ ऐसा कह रही हैं

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Literature

Book on Nehru pits Jaishankar against Ramesh, Guha

‘Learnt from the book that Nehru did not want Patel in the Cabinet in 1947 and omitted him from the initial cabinet list,’ Jaishankar tweeted

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Literature

Kerala court issues arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor

The court had summoned the Congress MP on 1 November but his office claims the notice did not mention the date of his appearance

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Literature

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: Whose Pen Shaped Modern Indian Thought

Bankim Chandra has become primarily famous for his work Anandamath and the song Vande Mataram. While he is always seen as a nationalist figure his works reflected that they were far beyond patriotic novels and poems

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Literature

Former bureaucrat: Mumbai attack was ‘fixed’ between Pakistan, UPA govt

Author of Hindu Terror: Insider Account of Ministry of Home Affairs and former under secretary RVS Mani explained how it was mutually planned

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Literature

Bonhams sells copy of first Harry Potter book by Rowling at £ 70K

The copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) by JK Rowling surpassed expectations at the auction

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Literature

Newspaper English: Book by Kiran Thakur says use of difficult English drives readers away

According to the book, Newspaper English, journalists often use jargon, alien to common readers, impeding the communication channel with the reader

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Literature

Thanks to Nobel Laureate Ramakrishnan, science makes a mark at Jaipur LitFest

Jaipur: British poet Ruth Padel’s spellbinding poetry complemented a stimulating talk on science by Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan at the Diggi Palace here Thursday as the curtains went up on the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. “Today science is more important than ever. We live in a world in which science and technology are ubiquitous. Decisions […]

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Literature

गंजहों की गोष्ठी — व्यंग्य प्रेमियों को आमंत्रण

आज का समय भी बड़ा ही विस्मयकारी है। पुस्तक प्रकाशित करना जितना सरल है, उतना ही कठिन भी। ट्विटर पर एक यादृच्छ लड़की मूर्खतापूर्ण कथन प्रसारित करती है और पैंगविन जैसा बड़ा प्रकाशन उसकी पुस्तक छाप कर उसे प्रबुद्ध बुद्धिजीवी प्रचारित कर देता है, पर एक प्रसिद्ध फ़िल्मकार को अपनी पुस्तक प्रकाशित करने के लिए […]

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Literature

The Line of Control: Familiar peak into Pakistan with leftist twist in tale

Happymon Jacob writes a very engaging book, The Line of Control. I purchased this book some evenings ago and could not put it down until I finished it. I needed about six odd hours to finish the book but not once did I feel bored or tired. In fact, when I had picked this book, I […]