“I think our feudal mindset in Bihar translated very well in the modern age into bureaucracy,” says Amitava […]
Crime today is getting more diabolical than ever, especially the ones perpetrated against women. The agony of the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of the paramedical student in New Delhi still haunts our collective conscience, while the country continues to reel under sexual assaults every day.
Kishwar Desai thus makes it a point to reference last December’s savagery in her latest crime thriller, Sea of Innocence.
Shovon Chowdhury’s grandfather ran away from Dhaka to escape Japanese bombing in 1945, not realising that the war was about to end, and arrived in Calcutta just in time for the Great Calcutta Killings of 1946. These shared family experiences have left him deeply averse to sudden movement, which is why he has lived in Delhi for the last 20 years. In his spare time, he does advertising work for clients who cannot, he says, find anyone cheaper.
His first novel The Competent Authority took him 11 years to complete, because he can type with only one finger.
I know people keep saying the novel is dying, and I’m sorry if I drove another nail in, but can you imagine a world without stories?
The 2013/14 David T. K. Wong Fellowship has been awarded to Sharlene Teo, the fellowship organisers have announced.
Sharlene is the recipient of the 2012/13 Booker Foundation Scholarship and was youngest winner of the 2005 SPH-NAC Golden Point Award. Her writing has appeared in places such as Esquire, Broadcast: New Warwick Writing, New Writing Net, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Eunoia Review.
On the Noodle Road is one attempt to answer an old chestnut: Did Marco Polo really bring noodles from […]
In 2012, former advertising copywriter Jack Cheng had the chance to publish his first novel through Kickstarter, the web’s largest crowdfunding site. He raised more than $23,000 in just three weeks, allowing him to hire a professional editor and publish his manuscript, a story about the human side of technology.
The launch and exploration of crowdfunded book publishing has only just begun.
Chinese writers under 30 are stepping into the limelight with the New Wave series released in June.
Bai Ye, a literary critic who has traced the post-1980 generation for more than 10 years, spoke at the book launch, praising the young writers’ works.
“I used to worry that they would never come of age,” he says. “I don’t have that worry anymore.”
The series consists of three novels. There Is Nothing Like a Cat looks at urban relationships from the eyes of a cat; Bian Wai talks about a young man’s aspirations to work in the bureaucratic system; and Qing Ci depicts a tormented and out-of-control love life.
In continuation of its long-term commitment to support children’s education, the Sony Group of Companies in Singapore said […]
The title has been chosen with care. Earlier collections built around themes such as Rain, Ladakh, Blue Nude, Geographies, Postmarked India, when combined with his latest work reveal elements which recur. Equally, the term fractals defined variously in science and mathematics and general terms, highlights Sen’s own interest in art, science and patterns scattered through nature.
In North Kolkata, big gates lead into Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home, Jorasanko. Staircases lead up to wide verandas […]