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Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' Memoir 'Unfinished' To Release In January 2021

03 October, 2020 PTI

The "thoughtful and revealing" memoir will take readers through Priyanka's childhood in India, her teenage years in the US, to her return to India, where she unexpectedly won the national and global beauty pageants.

Inside The Tablighi Jamaat: A Book Review

Inside The Tablighi Jamaat: A Book Review

29 September, 2020 Rizwan Qaiser

As Tablighis came under the scanner of the government post lockdown in India for allegedly ' spreading the coronavirus intentionally', journalist and noted author, Ziya Us Salam pens down a topical book on the history and evolution of this Jamaat. The book is being published by Harper Collins India.


Sahitya Akademi-Winning Book Of Arupa Kalita's Is Now Available In English

Written in a variety of styles, from gritty social realism, folklore to magical realism, the stories in 'The Loneliness of Hira Barua' have been translated into English by Ranjita Biswas.

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

25 September, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The shortlisted works reflect a wide diversity of Indian writing, in terms of theme and language. Five novels have been shortlisted.


A Week In The Life Of Svitlana: A Peep Into A Contemporary Russia

The breezy narration makes the novella good to be lapped up without feeling the burden of the underlying issues in a very contemporary Russia.

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08 September, 2020

Ahalya's Alternative Feminism: ‘Pleasure’ As A Slice Of Feminism

Dr. Nandini Sahu

I assess the fairplay of alternative-feminism in the subdued discourse of Koral Dasgupta in Ahalya when she talks with clarity, precision and balance about ‘pleasure’ as a slice of feminism, writes Nandini Sahu.


28 July, 2020

Indian-origin Avni Doshi Among 13 Authors On 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

PTI

Doshi, born in the US and now living in Dubai, released her book in India last year as 'Girl in White Cotton' and it gets a UK release this Thursday as 'Burnt Sugar'.


30 May, 2020

Book Excerpt: Letters to Mother | Narendra Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

“Letters to Mother”, translated from Gujarati by renowned film critic Bhawana Somaaya, will be released as ebook and hardback by Harper Collins India. These letters have been taken from Modi’s diary, dating back to 1986.


19 May, 2020

Book Excerpts: The Orissa Tragedy -- A Cyclone’s Year Of Calamity

Ruben Banerjee

Ruben Banerjee, editor-in-chief, Outlook, lived through the 1999 Super Cyclone as a reporter based in Bhubaneswar. He extensively covered the disaster and later authored a book on it, The Orissa Tragedy – A Cyclone’s Year of Calamity.


01 May, 2020

Book Excerpt -- Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star

Aseem Chhabra

Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star, authored by Assem Chhabra, released in January 2020. The book looks at the life and work of the actor that begins in a small household in Rajasthan and culminates in his face gazing down from billboards in Hollywood.


01 November, 2019

Meet Shortlisted Nominees Of The JCB Prize For Literature In This Engaging Video Series

Damini Babbar

The #JCBPrizeTea series presents the shortlisted authors in conversation about books, writing process, and the current state of affairs over a cup of tea.


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15 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo Jointly Awarded Booker Prize As Jury Breaks Rules

PTI

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize.


14 October, 2019

Book Excerpt | Good Economics For Hard Times: Better Answers To Our Biggest Problems

Abhijit Banerjee

'Ideas are powerful. Ideas drive change. Good economics alone cannot save us. But without it, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of yesterday.'


10 October, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk Wins 2018 Literature Nobel, Peter Handke Wins 2019 Award

Outlook Web Bureau

The Nobel Prize for Literature was postponed last year after a sexual harassment scandal left the institution paralysed.


27 September, 2019

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Shajahan Madampat

‘The Tale of the Boy Who Never Laughed’ is a parable that tells the reader that it is important for Arabs and Muslims to learn to approach life and world more intellectually than sentimentally.


03 September, 2019

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichote' Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2019

Outlook Web Bureau

Quichotte is the 14th novel from prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.


22 July, 2019

Centre’s Unresponsive Stance On Dec 16 Gangrape Shifted Focus On Delhi Govt: Sheila Dikshit In Autobiography

Outlook Web Bureau

An excerpt from ‘Citizen Delhi’, the autobiography of three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Dikshit, who was a senior Congress leader, passed away in Delhi on July 20 at the age of 81.


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11 July, 2019

Book Review | LOVE WITHOUT A STORY: Poems By ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM

Anna Sujatha Mathai

Some poets use language to reveal. Others use language to conceal. Arundhathi Subramaniam seems to do more of the latter.


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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta
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