October 24, 2020 15:35 (IST)
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International poetry festival ‘Chair Poetry Evenings’ goes online this year

Kolkata/IBNS: Chair Poetry Evenings, Kolkata’s international poetry festival, has decided to go online this year owing to the global pandemic crisis.

For authors, pandemic unleashed a plethora of topics & ideas: Author Sabarna Roy

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author of six literary works published between 2010 and 2020, Sabarna Roy, opened up about his new novel 'Etchings of First Quarter of 2020' during an interview. An author of a technical book, which was published in 2019 and has been translated into 8 major European languages, Roy also opened up about the pandemic situation. Excerpts from the interview:

Author interview: Dr.Subramonian on his book with the world's longest title

Dr.Subramonian talks about his record breaking achievements and why he chose to write a biography of actor Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame

Author interview: Priyank Talesara on his book ‘The Return of the Lost Civilizations: The forgotten Agreement’

Priyank Talesara pens a fictional narrative to spread the message of message and fellow feeling in his book ‘The Return of the Lost Civilizations: The forgotten Agreement’.

Book with world’s longest title, authored by Dr. Subromonian, released

Kolkata/IBNS: Dr. Subromonian is on a world record breaking attempt once again, after his several world and national records.

Book review: What happens when a forgotten agreement poses a challenge for the human world

Priyank Talesara’s 'The Return of the Lost Civilizations: The Forgotten Agreement' opens on a curious note, which will keep the readers in doubt for some time.

American poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

Stockholm/IBNS: American poet Louise Gluck was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

Sabarna Roy: The Calcutta/Kolkata Chronicler

Sabarna Roy is very aptly known as the Calcutta/Kolkata Chronicler. In all the six Literary books that he has written till date, titled: Pentacles; Frosted Glass; Abyss; Winter Poems; Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018, and Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020, they weave magical stories in and around Calcutta/Kolkata and its ever-changing landscape. In his specificity, Sabarna projects the universal and global concerns and issues that every city in the world has undergone in the wake of aggressive post-modern urbanization. 

Starmark, Dev Sahitya Kutir to pay online tribute to Pt Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar on his 200th birth anniversary

Kolkata/IBNS: Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891) was one of the legendary figures of the 19th century Bengal renaissance, revered as an academician, litterateur, social reformer, humanitarian and philanthropist who endeavoured to ensure the well-being of those oppressed in every possible way—particularly women, the impoverished and the illiterate.

Author interview: Jay Prakash Kushwaha on his anthology of Hindi poems

The Hindi book of poems ‘Ashrupirit Nayan’ is an expression of the deepest emotions experienced by him, according to Jay Prakash Kushwaha

Kashmir would not have been part of India without Sardar Patel's effort: Historian-journalist Hindol Sengupta

Historian-journalist Hindol Sengupta was the guest at  An Author's Afternoon session organised virtually by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement on Sept 12. In a conversation with host Oindrilla Dutta, Sengupta spoke about his book The Man Who Saved India and its central character Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

Book review: A book of poems in Hindi which draws inspiration from grief

When your eyes fill up with tears of sadness, when words fail you, maybe it is time to flip through the book of poems ‘Ashrupirit Nayan’ by poet Jay Prakash Kushwaha.

International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential

New York: With 1.4 billion people around the world lacking basic literacy skills, the head of the UN cultural agency on Tuesday urged all those involved in learning, to mobilize the investments needed that could unleash each person’s potential.

Author interview: Dr Siddharth Suhas Kulkarni on his book ‘Parenting: The Critical Thinking at Home’

It was his wife devising interesting ways to teach their daughter new things during the pandemic confinement which served as an inspiration to pen the book on parental guiding, says Dr Kulkarni.

Book review: A book that guides parents to develop their children’s critical thinking

Parenthood is a wonderful and joyous feeling when your entire world revolves around your child and you think about the ways in which you can help them grow and develop.