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JLF 2017: Read literature, not history to understand Kashmir, says Naseem Shafaie

A discussion on Kashmir, titled How Green Was My Valley at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur between Kashmiri poet Naseem Shafaie and author Neerja Mattoo concluded that resilience and optimism were a part of the nature of the people of the state.

Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet Naseem Shafaie, who teaches Kashmiri at the University of Kashmir, said that as children they were not so conscious of their identity as Muslims.(Courtesy: Jaipur Literature Festival)
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Heading to JLF 2017? Writers and poets pick sessions you must attend

Before Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 starts, we ask writers Namita Gokhale and Tishani Doshi to pick out the sessions they are looking forward to the most.

A discussion at the 2015 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAruveetil Mariyam Alavi and Supriya Sharma

I was a naive bacha when I bought an award for Bobby: Rishi Kapoor

In his memoir, Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor comes across as the straight arrow that he is known to be as he walks the reader through his life, warts and all.

In his memoir, Khullam Khulla, actor Rishi Kapoor comes across as the straight arrow that he is known to be as he walks the reader through his life, warts and all. The actor pictured during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar in December 2016.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 05:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

On display: The parallel narratives in Jitish Kallat’s works

An exhibition of Jitish Kallat’s works from over two decades is on display at the NGMA

Artist Jitish Kallat with his work, The Cry of the Gland (2009), a study of shirt pockets and their contents.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2017 08:27 AM IST
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This 16-year-old Indian American girl wants to change the way India eats

Avni Madhani decided to create awareness about the simple lifestyle changes that can prevent type-2 diabetes after three people in her family died because of the disease.

After three deaths in her family due to type-2 diabetes, Avni Madhani decided to create awareness about the simple lifestyle changes that can keep the disease at bay.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 07:42 AM IST
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Two ways of looking at India

An ongoing exhibition showcases images of everyday India seen through the perspectives of an Indian and an American photographer

American artist Kathryn Myers’s lens portrays the charms of the mundane.(Photo courtesy: Kathryn Myers)
Updated on Jan 07, 2017 01:03 PM IST
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Karan Johar’s memoir to Amish’s new novel: 10 books we want to read in 2017

We bring you a list of 10 titles from across genres that have us excited for the New Year.

Every New Year brings with it new books and hence the delightful task of drawing up fresh reading lists.
Updated on Dec 31, 2016 02:16 PM IST
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Artists As Art: See rare portraits of MF Husain and Mulk Raj Anand

The ongoing Some Portraits exhibition in Delhi showcases photographs of some of the best creative minds of India taken by famous photographers

Rohinton Mistry, Bombay, 1997(Photograph courtesy Sooni Taraporevala & PHOTOINK)
Updated on Dec 31, 2016 08:44 AM IST
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Besan milk, guavas, oats: Eat smart to fight infections this winter

A rainbow diet of seasonal fruits and vegetables with plenty of exercise and fresh air will keep you protected from winter ailments

Low immunity levels make people prone to cough and cold in winter.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 26, 2016 03:21 PM IST

Scattered Souls depicts the effects of the Kashmir conflict on its people

Shahnaz Bashir’s stories draw attention to the human cost of the conflict, and how excessive militarisation has ravaged the lives of ordinary Kashmiris

Children walk past paramilitary troopers in downtown Srinagar in November, 2016.(Tauseef Mustafa/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2016 01:20 PM IST
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Three books that’ll make you fall hard for Tamil writer Ashokamitran’s prose

These recent translations from across genres are the perfect introduction to the prolific author’s vast body of work

Updated on Dec 20, 2016 06:04 PM IST

Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth tells her favourite Rajini joke

People think that celebrity kids are snobbish. That’s not true, says Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush. Then, she treats us to her favourite Rajini joke…

Aishwaryaa R Dhanush who turned director with the film 3 (2012), has written a memoir -(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Dec 11, 2016 01:46 PM IST

Splinters in our psyche: The story of a small bombing

Karan Mahajan’s new novel, a fictionalised account of the Lajpat Nagar bomb blast, has been shortlisted for the US National Book Awards

Karan Mahajan, who was 12 at the time of the Lajpat Nagar blast in 1996, says terrorism formed the grim background to his coming of age(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 07:18 PM IST
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‘There is no critical discourse around translated works,’ says Tamil translator N Kalyan Raman

Tamil translator N Kalyan Raman talks about the craft of translation and the neglect of the genre

N. Kalyan Raman, 64, who recently translated the works of Tamil authors Perumal Murugan and Ashokamitran, has been making contemporary Tamil poetry and fiction accessible to an English-speaking audience for 25 years now(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST
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Splinters in our Psyche: The story of a small bombing

In an exclusive video interview with Brunch, Mahajan talks about his relationship with Delhi, his memories of the Lajpat Nagar blast, the research he put into the book and how it’s not autobiographical.

(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 05:54 PM IST

Top 5 break-up songs in Bollywood

These are songs that quintessentially talk about the break-up and not the disappointments that comes with the heartbreak associated with it.

The new Arijit Singh song, Channa Mereya, from Karan Johar’s soon-to-release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , has already become a break-up anthem
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 09:36 PM IST
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Bipolarity analysed: The truth about manic depression

TV actor Shama Sikander and singer Honey Singh opened up about their struggles with bipolar disorder earlier this year, bringing the illness into limelight. But manic-depression still remains largely unknown and misunderstood.

In March this year, singer Honey Singh revealed his struggle with bipolar disorder
Updated on Oct 08, 2016 10:45 PM IST

#BrunchBookChallenge: New retellings of Indian mythology

Two new books look at great Indian epics in a new light. While Sita emerges as her own hero in one, the other has Draupadi leave heaven for New Delhi

The Liberation of Sita sees events of the Ramayana unfold through the perspective of its minor female characters, while Ms Draupadi Kuru trails the adventures of Draupadi, Kunti and Amba in modern-day Delhi
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 12:09 PM IST

Review of City of Death by Abheek Barua

The latest entrant to the world of Indian detectives, Sohini Sen, is an alcoholic, world-weary cop, in pursuit of a psychopath

Far from Sen’s city drenched in blood: Taking a dip in the Ganga on Mahalaya on the eve of Durga puja in Kolkata.(Subhendu Sarkar/Getty Images)
Published on Sep 30, 2016 06:45 PM IST
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#WorldTranslationDay: A rose by another name... is a lot of hard work

On World Translation Day, we spoke to five translators, who translate regional literature into English, on the challenges that are a part of their job

Updated on Jul 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST

#WorldTranslationDay: 5 Indian books you must read

On World Translation Day, we bring you a very short (and by no means definitive) list of recent books by Indian authors in translation that are brilliant and deserve to be read

Updated on Jul 20, 2017 11:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

#HappyBirthdayTSEliot: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats Told Via GIFs

Poet TS Eliot had a cheery side. That’s right! The author of The Wasteland and The Hollow Men didn’t

Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is better known in its musical avatar as the long running CATS, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (In picture) Eliot with his sister.(© National Portrait Gallery, London)
Updated on Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM IST

300 minutes of contemporary European literatures

What is it like to attend an evening of literary speed dating? Read on to find out

From left: Spanish writer Gabriela Ybarra, Austrian novelist Vea Kaiser, Belgian writer Jean-Pierre Orban, French novelist Markenzy Orcel, German graphic novelist Line Hoven, Hungarian poet Roland Orcsik, Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad, Indian-Italian writer Laila Wadia, Polish novelist Jacek Dehnel, and Swiss poet-graphic novelist Markus Kirchhofer
Updated on Sep 24, 2016 10:40 PM IST

#HappyBirthdayStephenKing: A beginner’s guide to his books

If you’ve never read King or know not where to start, fret not. Help is here.

On Stephen King’s birthday, we bring you a guide to five of his popular books across genres.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 11, 2016 11:42 AM IST

5 Indian novels that would make great TV adaptations

In the season of book adaptations, we list our wishlist of stories that would make for fantastic TV

Updated on Sep 18, 2016 12:34 AM IST

The Face At The Window review: The rocking spectre

Kiran Manral’s new novel, a ghost story set in a hill station, has some scary moments.

Shimla’s Ridge road. Kiran Manral’s new book is set in a hill town quite like this one(
Updated on Sep 17, 2016 07:46 AM IST
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‘People don’t know I am a grammar freak,’ says Diana Penty

A quick getaway on her own cheers the actor up when she is feeling low

Diana Penty once jumped off a plane over Cape Town
Updated on Sep 10, 2016 11:07 PM IST

Skinny shaming is just as hurtful as fat shaming

The Brunch cover story (August 7) called out body shaming of all types. We take the conversation forward and look at thin shaming, which, though less talked about, is just as damaging to those subjected to it

Updated on Aug 29, 2016 03:54 PM IST

#BrunchBookChallenge: Aravind Adiga’s new novel looks at India’s cricket obsession

Selection Day follows the lives of two talented, budding cricketers from a Mumbai slum who seek to find a way out of poverty by making it big in the game

Updated on Aug 26, 2016 11:50 AM IST

#BrunchBookChallenge: Adventures of an Indian triathlete

At 29, Anu Vaidyanathan became the first Asian to complete the Ultraman Canada triathlon. Her memoir, Anywhere But Home, is a fascinating account of her journey.

Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian to complete the Ultraman Canada triathlon (2009)(Photo courtesy:
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 12:10 PM IST
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