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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

Oxford English Dictionary chooses 'vax' as 2021 word of year

London/UNI/Sputnik: The word vax has been chosen as Word of Year in 2021, after the frequency of its usage increased 72 times since the beginning of the year, compared to the same time in 2020, Oxford Languages said on Monday.

Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Tanzanian novelist Abulrazak Gurnah

Stockholm/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The 2021 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Tanzanian novelist Abulrazak Gurnah on Thursday.

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist was my trigger to tell stories, says debut writer Priyasha Bagchi

It was her dexterous balancing of career plans and deep-rooted passion for story-telling which led 22-year old medical student Priyasha Bagchi to publish her debut novel ‘The Road to Infinity: A Story of Two Parallel Lines’. In this interview with Uttara Gangopadhyay, the pre-final year medico, studying at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, talks about her journey of transforming an idea into a book.

Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu launches book on smart villages

New Delhi: A new book that puts together case studies on uplifting villages, titled ‘Smart Villages: Bridging the Global Urban-Rural Divide” by Springer Nature Switzerland AG was launched late Wednesday by Zoho founder Dr Sridhar Vembu, who has inspirationally gone back to a village to lead his company’s $610 million software operations.

The difficulty of being a Supreme Court judge today is insurmountable: Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman used the pandemic lockdown to pen in two volumes the book titled 'Discordant Notes'. The book traces and analyses all dissenting judgements in the history of India's apex court till date. While a lay person understands a dissenting judgment as a judgment or an opinion of a judge who ‘dissents’ or disagrees with the majority opinion of a larger bench he is part of, the eminent legal mind at the recent event Kitaab, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement, explains the nuances of law. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings you excerpts

Sufi poet Ahad Zargar’s poetic works released

Srinagar/IBNS: Sufi poet Ahad Zargar’s poetic works in the shape of a book was released at the Narwara area in Shaher-e-Khaas on Monday

My book on Vivekananda a summary of how he helped me to deal with questions: Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi

Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi's book on Swami Vivekananda, titled The Vivekananda Handbook for Everyday Living, was officially launched on Jun 28 this year. Days after it was launched, Chaturvedi spoke about the book in a candid conversation at The Write Circle Special, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings some excerpts 

My book on Swami Vivekananda is a travelogue where he is the travel guide: Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi

Kolkata: Journalist-author Anshul Chaturvedi said his new book on Swami Vivekananda is not a scholarly analysis of his religious views but an attempt to present the readers with an easy to comprehend work on the Hindu monk and his thoughts' relevance in daily life.

Author Interview: Ashwin P Chandran on his new book 'The Sixteenth Night Of The Kurukshetra'

Professor Ashwin Chandran elaborates why he chose to write about the 'The Sixteenth Night Of The Kurukshetra' in 16 conversations that took place on that fateful night. 

Won't write about India due to lack of knowledge or confidence: Jeffrey Archer

English novelist and former British politician, Jeffrey Archer, had his book Turn a Blind Eye launched in India at a virtual event of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In an exclusive conversation with Vidya Gajapathi Raju, Archer spoke about his new book and more. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event

Book review: Soumajoy Majumder reveals his short story writing skills in this Bengali anthology

The book “Ramdhanu O Aro Ekti” is a collection of variously themed eight short stories in Bengali by Soumajoy Majumder.

Author Interview: Aviranjan Sharma on his new book 'Mission India'

The dream of a corruption-free country is what drove him to write 'Mission India', says  Aviranjan Sharma

Book review: ‘Mission India’ to end corruption in the country

Abhiranjan Sharma describes his dream of a corruption-free country in his book ‘Mission India.

Author interview: Poet Richik Banerjee talks about his upcoming book ‘Two Commas & That Voice’

‘Two Commas & That Voice’ is an anthology that talks about the merits of life from an alternative poetic lens, says poet Richik Banerjee about his upcoming book.

Book Review: Richik Banerjee talks about the sandwiched voiced in his anthology of poems

“Poetry is what? What is poetry? Yes. Yes. No. No. Poem is that. That is poem.”