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  • Tolkien fans can rejoice as 'The Fall of Gondolin' will be coming soon

    London: Author JRR Tolkien's 'The Fall of Gondolin' will be published as a stand-alone book for the first time. The book charts the story of an elven city sacked by the Dark Lord, Morgoth, reported BBC. Tokkien started writing the book, which he termed as "the first real story" set in...

  • 7,500 dolls under one roof. What's not to like?

    New Delhi: At a time when younger people are privileging smartphones, television and video games over other sources of entertainment, a nearly 55-year-old museum housing thousands of dolls from across the globe is still maintaining its old-world charm and attracting not only children and teenagers,...

  • I would be killed right away in Bangladesh: Taslima Nasrin

    New Delhi: Women's rights crusader and controversial writer Taslima Nasrin was only 32 when she was hounded out of her country and forced to live in exile in Europe and America. Twenty-four years on, she's lost all hope of returning to her native Bangladesh, where the crowds once bayed for her...

  • The dying miniature art of Kota

    New Delhi: Sambhu Singh Chobdar is the fourth generation of his family who is continuing the age-old legacy of Kota miniature art. He claims to have learnt nothing but painting. But what bothers him is the fact that his son Ravindra Singh Chobdar, unlike him, didn't follow his footsteps. Instead,...

  • Entries open for 'India's richest literary prize'

    New Delhi: Entries have opened for the inaugural edition of a literary award that breaks down language barriers and recognises the full cosmopolitan breadth of contemporary Indian literature. The award provides the winner with a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and if the winning book is a translation, the...

  • 'Translation is creativity within a defined space'

    I began translating simply because I wanted my children to be able to appreciate the short stories I was reading in Marathi. When I realised that the translation had come out well, I also realised that many gems in Marathi literature which I had read since childhood were unknown and unavailable to...

  • Bhasha upsurge: Major focus on translations among Indian publishing houses

    New Delhi: Millions of copies of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez have been sold globally. Everybody saw Márquez's name on the cover but little attention was paid to Gregory Rabassa, whose translation of the novel into English was declared superior to the Spanish original...

  • The unscientific perception of women in the sciences and how it can change

    Jaipur: Science, which focuses on facts, experimental validation and purported lack of social considerations, seems to be the last place where you could find gender disparity, but as experts say that it is a human activity after all and its practitioners, who largely happen to be men, cannot ignore...

  • 'Literature not only expression but existential imperative in the Middle East'

    By Vikas DattaJaipur: It is a tragic truth of human conditions that the best artistic endeavours come from chaotic, violent conditions -- wars, revolutions, displacements and others -- and the Arab lands of the Middle East, especially its Levantine part are no different in this respect. But there...

  • India shouldn't depend on Western media for news on Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

    Jaipur: Terming the Western media propagandist, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Friday that India, for whom he had a special message on its 69th Republic Day, should develop its own sources in his country, even as he termed US President Donald Trump's aid cut to Pakistan "a bit too...

  • Google Arts and Culture app brings 'selfie feature' to India

    New Delhi: Google Arts & Culture app on Friday introduced a new feature in India that lets users take a selfie, upload it and the feature will match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums globally.Using the computer-vision technology, the selfie feature lets users...

  • Good judgement impossible without leisure: Australian envoy

    Kolkata: Leading a civilised life is impossible without leisure, which enriches people to make good judgement, but a lot many have no clue how to enjoy it, a senior diplomat and a writer said here on Friday."As a diplomat, my job is to travel. But I think there is something about taking time...