Facebook Girl by Peerzada Salman Peerzada Salman is a Karachi-based journalist. He works for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading […]
By Partha Sarathi Biswas Over the last few years, a large number of bloggers, social media influencers and other […]
The Delhi University (DU) in the Indian capital is contemplating to include “Facebook post writing” as part of […]
by Lada Adamic and Pinkesh Patel (Facebbok)
Favorite books are something friends like to share and discuss. A Facebook meme facilitates this very interaction. You may have seen one of your friends post something like “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.” If not great works of literature, what are the books that have stayed with us?
A video has been making rounds on Facebook, showing a young Malay boy reciting ancient literary works written in Tamil.
Called the Thirukkural, a few lines of the literature was recited by one Mohd Nor Mohd Rafe in fluent Tamil.
Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information has also instructed the National Library Board to review their processes for dealing with such titles: CNA
Two books pulled off the shelves of the library’s children’s section will not be pulped, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim told the Straits Times. Instead, they will be moved to the adult section.
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested author Amaresh Mishra, who claims to be well connected to the […]
Gaiutra Bahadur unearths buried stories of indenture—those of women who battled rigid patriarchy on either side of the black water: The Margins
Some months ago, I found myself stewing over a Facebook argument that flared up after I posted on my timeline the link to Gaiutra Bahadur’s magnificent new book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture. “‘Indian woman’—not ‘Coolie woman’” a well-meaning African-Jamaican friend responded, a bald declaration that irked me for various reasons. Do you think the two are synonymous, I asked?
The idea is to put more books into more people’s hands. Could Malay translations of English bestsellers help to do that?: The Star Online
Hafiz Hamzah, founder and editor of Pustaka Obscura, put out Obscura late last year featuring translated snippets of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, T.S Eliot’s The Wasteland, and Homer’s Iliad, among others.