Supriya Sharma writes on books and curates and edits lifestyle stories for hindustantimes.com
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Lisa Hilton, author of 2016’s erotic thriller Maestra, is back with Domina. Here, she talks about the inspiration behind her sociopathic heroine, Maestra as a TV series and more.
Welcome to SoundRead, the books podcast of Hindustan Times, where we discuss issues and news on books, publishing and the world at large.
A rare meditation on the plant world that meanders through history, religious philosophy, botanical research, literature, cinema, folklore and mythology
KR Meera’s new novel, The Poison of Love, is a cautionary tale about the much abused and mythified emotion of love.
The stories in this collection are unusual in their choice of themes, touching upon a variety of subjects discomforting for polite society — incest, child sexual abuse, homosexuality, toxic friendships and relatives
The acclaimed classical vocalist will perform this weekend at one of India’s oldest music festivals.
Muzaffar Ali, founder of Delhi’s biggest Sufi festival, reminisces on Zooni, his muses and the relevance of Sufism amid a “hardening of hearts”.
An ongoing exhibition in Delhi reflects on the past and present of two ancient, holy cities that have been sites of faith and conflict.
Fashion photographer Rohit Chawla’s reconstructions of some famous works by Raja Ravi Varma, Gustav Klimt and Frida Kahlo are on display at an ongoing exhibition in Delhi.
From censorship to Shakespeare for clowns
Five out of nine Best Film nominees at the Oscars 2017 are book adaptations. We list 10 of the best Indian films that were based on books. How many of these have you seen, or read?
A two-day festival of literature and ideas celebrates Urdu poet Meer Taqi Meer and his beloved city, Delhi.
The Urdu festival Jashn-e-Rekhta is back to celebrate the language, its literature and culture in all its richness and variety
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Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:16 PM IST
New Delhi | ByManjula Narayan and Supriya Sharma
Tanuj Solanki’s debut novel is an account of coming to terms with one of the oldest afflictions known to humankind – heartbreak
From solo acts to dance dramas to folk theatre, there’s something for everyone at this 21-day-long theatre festival.
Artist Gopi Gajwani is back with a solo exhibition, his first in a decade, which carries forward his life-long romance with abstracts.
The audience roared its applause after Costa award winning British poet-playwright Kate Tempest’s performance
Violence — personal and political — formed the subject of a session on the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival where Tabish Khair and Manju Kapur discussed their recent novels.
Poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi on his childhood spent in libraries, why the Indian education system needs overhauling and the new web series he’s co-producing with Neerja director Ram Madhvani.
The first Indian dinosaur, Titanosaur, was discovered in 1828, but it took almost 50 years for it to be given a name. “The word dinosaur was coined 12 years after remains of Titanosaurus was discovered in India,” revealed biochemist Pranay Lal during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Kannada writer Vivek Shanbagh has been writing for over three decades now. His first story was published when he was only 17, and his first collection came out five years later. He talks to HT about his novella, inspirations and how difficult it is to write alongside a full-time job.
It is a testimony to his popularity that lyricist Prasoon Joshi had a hard time entering the rather small Samvad venue at Diggi Palace for his session Ideate: Freedom to Dream at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The adoring crowds were duly rewarded with the Padma Shri-awardee reciting some of his verses and singing his popular songs.
At a session on memoir writing at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, four authors -- who’ve written on subjects as varied as travel, volunteering in a war-ravaged country, escaping a dictatorship and erotica -- shared the challenges of writing about the self.
British journalist and author Bee Rowlatt said feminism in India is breathtaking during a session titled In Search of Mary during the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Saturday.
The swearing-in of Donald Trump as America’s 45th President and its possible repercussions formed the background to the session on civil wars at the Jaipur Literature Festival where historian David Armitage walked the audience through the history of internal conflicts.
A session on the Ramayana at the Jaipur Literature Festival focused on how Valmiki’s Ramayana held out possibilities for multiple retellings.
At JLF 2017, Telugu writer P Lalitha Kumari aka Volga tells HT about her Sahitya Akademi Award winning book The Liberation of Sita , the misconceptions about feminism, and the story behind her intriguing pseudonym.
Actor Rishi Kapoor spoke about his journey in the film industry and his memoir Khullam Khulla on the second day of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
At the release of his new collection of poems at the Jaipur Literature Festival, poet-lyricist Gulzar spoke of being the voice of the common man. “If you’re connected to the world around you, what happens in it must affect you in some way,” he said.