Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author, dies aged 82

Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and writer, has died at his home in New York City. He was 82.

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Jaipur Literature Festival begins today

A special tribute is reserved for the late author Khushwant Singh, the pioneer of Indian writing in English who passed away last year.

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Ashok Srinivasan wins The Hindu Prize for 2014

The panel judges described his 'Book of Common Signs' as a "collection of stories full of quiet surprises"

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Literary fest to explore Kokata’s rich heritage

For the last 188 years, this club continues to celebrate the city's traditions with supreme elegance.

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The challenge of caste

Reading, for the voracious, is often like a good cup of tea. It is light, comforting and warm and lifts up your spirits on a bad ...

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Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel prize in literature 2014

Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel prize in literature 2014

69-year-old Modiano is 13th French writer to win medal, cited by the Swedish Academy for ‘the art of memory with which he ...

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Harry Potter most loved book on Facebook

Do you know which book is the most loved one in the Facebook community? It is the Harry Potter series.This is the result ...

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Superman ‘Holy Grail’ comic becomes ‘most expensive’ comic book with $3.2m sale

The original copy of the very first Superman comic, Action Comics #1, which launched the superhero in 1938 ...

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Simin Behbahani.

Iran’s last great female poet

The small, frail woman, looking all of her 85 years, walked into the room full of Tehran's finest. Initially no one noticed her.But then ...

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Amazon vs Hachette: readers and authors take sides in publishing dispute

A corporate boxing match broke from the ring and swelled into all-out rumpus last weekend, as readers and authors ...

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Arundhati Roy accuses Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination

Arundhati Roy, the Booker prize winning author, has accused Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination and called for institutions bearing his name to be renamed.

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Nobel laureate, activist Nadine Gordimer dies

Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid’s ...

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Touching so many lives

Karan Singh provides a glimpse into the lives and contributions of 27 outstanding women in various walks of public life

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Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet)

Book by Madeleine L'Engle

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Sahara drops defamation case against ‘untold story’

The Sahara Group had filed a case against the author Tamal Bandyopadhyay on his book.

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