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Kolkata: Book depicting Park Street's journey launched at Oxford Bookstore

Kolkata/IBNS: Park Street Theke Phire Dekha (Looking Back From Park Street), a book by Pulak Kumar Chakraborti, depicting Park Street's journey, was launched last week at the Oxford Bookstore, Park Street, by Karan Paul, chairman of Apeejay Surrendra Group.

Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize announces its eighth edition

New Delhi/Kolkata/IBNS: Oxford Bookstores has announced the much-awaited Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize and opened entries for the eighth edition.

Prabha Khaitan Foundation hosts 2022 Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree at India International Centre

Prabha Khaitan Foundation hosted a reception to meet and greet the Booker Prize 2022 recipient Geetanjali Shree, 64, at the India International Centre (ICC), which was attended by the Ehsaas Women of India.

Italy, Bengal bond over Dante, Tagore and D'Annunzio to celebrate 75 years of bilateral diplomatic relations

Kolkata/IBNS: The majestic Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata was witness to a literature seminar last week featuring Italy and Bengal, the two places equally inclined to art, culture and literature.

'The Casket’ and 'Besky' by Nita Bajoria explore a woman's journey for empowerment and love

Kolkata/IBNS: A light shower had washed the grime off the city and Kolkata looked beautiful – the verdant landscape dotted by buildings old and new receding into the sunlit horizon – from the high perched Glenburn Penthouse.

Rash Behari Bose preached 'Asia for Asians' and 'India for Indians' in Japan to become part of pan-Asianism: Prasun Roy

Kolkata/IBNS: Author Prasun Roy has touched upon the role of Indian revolutionary Rash Behari Bose in the country's struggle against the British Raj while speaking about his book A Samurai Dream of Azad Hind: Rash Behari Bose recently in Kolkata.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 25, writer JK Rowling remembers the best moment of her life

London: Writer JK Rowling on Sunday thanked her fans who boarded the Hogwarts Express since 1997 as her debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turned 25, marking a major landmark in the paradigm of English fantasy writing.

Nidhi Vadhera: Books and a healthy reading habit continue to anchor us in this digitally drowned world full of distractions

Mumbai: Author and entrepreneur Nidhi Vadhera wanted to do something that would be beneficial for the society.

Illustrations can advance the story as well as the text for children who can't read: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

Award-winning children's book author and poet Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan on May 26 discussed the interesting elements that makes her latest book 'Parvati the Elephant's Very Important Day' a companion for life during a Prabha Khaitan Foundation event titled Muskaan, presented by Shree Cement. The event was moderated by Damayanti Mukherjee, Principal of Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata.

Srijit Mukherji, other contemporary Bengali filmmakers talk about their journeys in a new book

Kolkata/IBNS: Srijit Mukherji and his contemporaries will be sharing their own experiences in the world of filmmaking in a young writer's maiden book.

Geetanjali Shree's Tomb of Sand becomes first book in Indian language to win Booker Prize

New Delhi/IBNS: Author Geetanjali Shree's Tomb of Sand has become the first book in the Indian language to win the International Booker Prize, media reports said.

Little magazines in Instagram era, a tete-a-tete with independent writer Subhankar Das

Welcome to the world of little magazines, mimeo editors, outlaw poets, chapbooks and experimental writing. IBNS caught up with Subhankar Das, an independent writer, literary activist, poet, blogger, publisher and film producer, to answer some of the questions pertaining to the future of little magazines and small publications in the era of Instagram.  

My mother felt it was criminal to not live up to our full potential: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

Why do you want to write a book about me? Why not one on your famous brother?” – was Lily Tharoor’s first reaction when she learnt of her daughter Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s intention to write about her life.

French love to criticise a lot but care that people take it in right spirit, says author-cartoonist Julien Berjeaut in Kolkata

Kolkata: The French love to criticise a lot and can be really mean at times but they care that people take it in the right spirit, said French cartoonist and comic book artist Julien Berjeaut during his visit to the city.

Do you know what mommy did when she was a little girl? New book crowd-sources their stories

Is there any woman who, as a teenager (or maybe even as a grown up), did not have to hear how unlike they were from their mothers when they (mothers) were at that age.