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Marxist ideology completely opposed to the law of nature: Author Anant Vijay

Author Anant Vijay was the guest at the event 'Kitaab', which was organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation late last month, where he spoke about his book 'Marxvad Ka Ardhsatya'. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of his interaction at the event

Literature and epics always had symbiotic relationship: Author Kavita Kane

Author Kavita Kane, who is credited for mythological fictions like 'The Karna's Wife', 'Sita's Sister', was the guest at a virtual An Author's Afternoon session organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement on Jul 28. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of an interaction where Kavita spoke about the blending of literature and epics

Gharana important for student of music: Shubha Mudgal

Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Shubha Mudgal, was the guest at 'Sur Aur Saaz' event organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Ehsaas Women on Jul 27. In an interaction with Indian classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty, Mudgal spoke about her journey as a singer at length besides giving her take on the raging nepotism debate. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

The happiness of always being busy: Japanese writer Héctor García decodes IKIGAI

Kolkata/IBNS:  Ikigai is a mysterious Japanese word which loosely means "the happiness of always being busy" or finding and living one’s passion. Japanese author Héctor García, who became famous for his book IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life,  co-authored with Francesc Miralles, in a free-wheeling online chat decoded it for a chosen audience.

Marxists' weakness is they don't practise what they preach: Author Anant Vijay

Kolkata/IBNS: At a time the Communists are losing their relevance across India, journalist-columnist-author Anant Vijay on Wednesday highlighted the alleged double standards of the Marxists.

Stress is a wasted emotion, unforgiveness destroys health: Lifestyle coach-author Luke Coutinho

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, people across the world are stressed and anxious about their future. But lifestyle coach-author Luke Coutinho has some unique way to get rid of the emotion which he calls a "wasted" one. As a guest at Kitaab, an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Ehsaas Women, Luke launched his book 'The Magic Immunity Pill : Lifestyle'- which is co-authored by Indian actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra- and spoke about stress, health and wellness. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpt of the interaction

'A Burning' is a book about constraints society puts on people: Author Megha Majumdar

Indian-born novelist Megha Majumdar, who lives and works as an editor in New York city, was the guest at Kitaab by Prabha Khaitan Foundation last month. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings an excerpt of Megha's conversation with journalist-author Nilanjana Roy regarding her debut novel 'A Burning'

Girls of Mumbaistan result of my understanding of women: Author Piyush Jha

Filmmaker-author Piyush Jha was the guest at the latest edition of An Author's Afternoon presented by Shree Cement Ltd and organised by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation in May. Jha during an online conversation with filmmaker Arindam Sil spoke about his latest book Girls of Mumbaistan, women, transgender and his genre of crime-fiction. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excepts of the conversation

Yoga in Calcutta is a totally different orientation: Jerome Armstrong

American political strategist, entrepreneur and author Jerome Armstrong was the guest at An Author's Afternoon presented by Shree Cement Ltd and organised by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Taj Bengal Kolkata last month. In an interaction with yoga coach Varuna Shunglu, Armstrong spoke about his book Calcutta Yoga and his journey to publish the book. IBNS-TWF correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

Social media has degraded the political discourse: Shashi Tharoor

Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, was the guest at Kitaab by Prabha Khaitan Foundation earlier this February. As Tharoor's book, co-authored by Samir Saran, The New World Disorder and The Indian Imperative, was launched at the event, the former career officer at the United Nations spoke at length about the Indian and global politics, anti-CAA protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and more. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings few excerpts

Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award 2019 shortlists emerging writers

Kolkata/IBNS: The Oxford Bookstore and Prabha Khaitan Foundation Woman’s Voice Award (PKWVA) recently announced the shortlist for the second edition of the Award. The winner for 2019 would be announced at a function on  Jan 18 at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2020. Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) and AKLF would be the co-presenters of PKWVA.

Empowered, joyous and liberated at 50 than ever before: Sudha Menon

Journalist-author Sudha Menon was the guest at An Author's Afternoon presented by Shree Cement Ltd and organised by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Taj Bengal Kolkata in September. During her interaction for about an hour, Menon spoke about her book Feisty At Fifty and her life at this age. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

Veer Savarkar was vilified and maligned: Author Vikram Sampath

Kolkata: Launching his book Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past at Prabha Khaitan Foundation's programme Kitab last week, author Vikram Sampath said India's independence activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar, was "vilified and maligned".

'Prabha Khaitan Foundation 500' lit event celebrations to draw performing art and literature bodies to Kolkata

Kolkata: Litterateurs and bigwigs representing some of India’s most active literary organizations from more than 25 cities will converge in Kolkata on Wednesday for a two-day meet to be hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation. They would share their experiences and expertise to evolve ways and means to give more teeth to literary and performing art activities across India and beyond through collaborations.

Government must win the trust of Kashmiris: Salman Khurshid

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, alluding to the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir by the BJP-led NDA government, said that the government has a tough task to win back the trust of the Kashmiri people.