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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

E-reading on the rise as survey sees decline for traditional books in America

A Pew Internet Research Center survey released Thursday found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an e-book grew from...

Taj Literature Festival’s website launched

The website of the first-ever Taj Literature Festival being held here Feb 1-3, 2013, was launched by Agra Archbishop Albert D'Souza. D'Souza said the festival...

James Franco to publish poetry collection

Franco, who has had leading roles in  movies such as Milk, 127 Hours, Pineapple Express, and Spider-Man, is an MFA graduate from both Columbia University and Warren Wilson...

Thrissur tops in Keralotsavam

Thrissur district on Sunday won the overall championship in the Keralotsavam, the State-level arts, sports and agricultural festival, scoring 302 points. Kozhikode district secured the...

CPM panel to expel 3 V S Achuthanandan aides

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major blow to opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, the CPM state committee on Sunday decided to expel three of his close aides from...

UN chief expresses deep sorrow over Nirbhaya’s death

In an indication of the international impact of the Delhi gang-rape and the subsequent protests the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon joined political leaders to express...

Delhi Rape victim cremated away from the public eye

Dec 31, Delhi: The cremation of the young physiotherapy gang-rape victim was a low-key affair, with the government taking control and ensuring little public...

World’s first ‘gay Bible’ published

A book that is said to be the world's first "gay bible" has been published to coincide with the debate on same-sex marriage. Titled the...
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Fruit Punch

I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.

Our Men are Learning

“Cut them some slack,our men are still learning.”“Don't be so harsh,our men are still learning.”Did you know thatthe learning...

The Scavenger’s Song

An endless highway. A lone man, Ikbir Kaur, hesitantly walks along the dusty pavement aided by a mystical tinge of...

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first...