Committed to bring back BJP govt in Jharkhand: Marandi (IANS Interview)
Delhi poll results a big relief: Yogendra Yadav (IANS Interview)
  • Delhi poll results a big relief: Yogendra Yadav (IANS Interview)(10:03)
    By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
    New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Swaraj Party leader Yogendra Yadav, who was once an integral part of the Aam Aadmi Party, has said that the results of Delhi Assembly election are a big relief, but does not show the road ahead on the political landscape of India.
BJP brought fight to one-sided Delhi polls: Shyam Jaju (IANS Interview)
  • BJP brought fight to one-sided Delhi polls: Shyam Jaju (IANS Interview)(14:47)
    By Navneet Mishra
    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Hectic campaigning and a lot of work by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought some fight to the Delhi Assembly elections which otherwise would have become a one-sided affair, Shyam Jaju, BJP national vice-president and Delhi in-charge, told IANS on Tuesday.
Time to bid farewell to festivals: Aruna Vasudev (IANS Interview)
  • Time to bid farewell to festivals: Aruna Vasudev (IANS Interview)(15:53)
    Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Recipient of the French Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters honour, Aruna Vasudev, a name synonymous with film criticism and film festival curation in India, and one of the country's foremost writers on cinema, feels it's now time to stop getting involved with festivals and just concentrate on writing and Japanese painting.
Namita Gokhale pens an ode to JLF (IANS Interview)
  • Namita Gokhale pens an ode to JLF (IANS Interview)(11:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Whether or not the Jaipur Literature Festival continues at its iconic Diggi Palace venue from next year -- in all probability it will have to look for a new venue -- its co-founder Namita Gokhale has ensured its place in posterity with an ode to an event that has has earned sobriquet of "the greatest literary show on earth".
Seek freedom from burqa 1st, not CAA: Tarek Fatah (IANS Interview)
  • Seek freedom from burqa 1st, not CAA: Tarek Fatah (IANS Interview)(10:30)
    By Vivek Tripathi
    Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian author Tarek Fatah has said that those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) are prone to a "separatist mindset". Raising questions on Muslim womens' participation in anti-CAA demonstrations, he said before seeking freedom from the new citizenship law, they must seek freedom from the veil (burqa) first.
Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)
  • Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)(20:40)
    By Sirshendu Panth
    Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Describing as a "temporary arrangement" the return of Sonia Gandhi to the post of Congress president, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday reiterated his call for elections to all leadership positions in order to revive the party and energise its workers.
Kejriwal is not a brand in Delhi, I am: Manoj Tiwari (IANS Interview)
After DC Comics, Ashok Banker forays into graphic novels in India (IANS Interview)
  • After DC Comics, Ashok Banker forays into graphic novels in India (IANS Interview)(16:36)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Author and screenwriter Ashok K. Banker's sweep encompasses mythology, crime thrillers, essays, literary criticism and fiction. He's also collaborated with DC Comics for graphic novels and has now turned to the genre in India with "Prince of Ayodhya" an adaptation of the first book of his eight-part "Ramayana" series.
'Hang Till Death' a timely reminder of perils of crossing the rubicon (IANS Interview)
  • 'Hang Till Death' a timely reminder of perils of crossing the rubicon (IANS Interview)(08:10)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) As a global debate rages on the death penalty and back home, the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape try every trick in the book to beat the noose, a new book on capital punishment is a timely reminder of the perils of crossing the rubicon - and delivers a chilling message that if you take a life you will have to pay for it with your own.
GMs post to be upgraded to apex level: Chairman Railway Board (IANS Interview)
  • GMs post to be upgraded to apex level: Chairman Railway Board (IANS Interview)(19:48)
    By Anand Singh
    New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Chairman Railway Board V.K. Yadav on Friday asserted that with the organisational restructuring of the railways through the unification of the existing eight Group A services into one central service called the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), no official will face a career growth problem and also the post of the General Managers in the national transporter will be upgraded to the apex level so that they can take any decision in the field instantly.
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature set to be more inclusive (IANS Interview)
  • DSC Prize for South Asian Literature set to be more inclusive (IANS Interview)(16:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) It's created an enviable niche for itself in a overcrowded world and now, the $25,000 DSC Prize For South Asian Literature is set to become even more inclusive as it brings Cambridge University into its fold to create a parallel award for students around the globe because "thats the way forward", its co-founder Surina Narula says.
Now, author Aparna Jain focuses on men who broke the mould (IANS Interview)
  • Now, author Aparna Jain focuses on men who broke the mould (IANS Interview)(19:58)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Aparna Jain is not only a certified Integral Master Coach but has also authored two female-centric books - one that takes a searching look at women in the workplace and the other showcasing role models for young girls, as also their parents - and a volume on family recipes. She has now turned her attention to men who broke the mould as males are also subject to partiarchy and tropes.
Implementation of POCSO Act needs scrutiny: Damyanti Biswas (IANS Interview)
  • Implementation of POCSO Act needs scrutiny: Damyanti Biswas (IANS Interview)(15:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Author and social activist Damyanti Biswas, whose novel "You Beneath Your Skin" explores the dark underbelly of the national capital and its spiralling crime spree, says though violence against children under 12 attracts the death penalty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, yet its implementation "needs scrutiny".
Leg up for Urdu literature, 90,000 titles digitised in 6 years (IANS Interview)
  • Leg up for Urdu literature, 90,000 titles digitised in 6 years (IANS Interview)(18:16)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) It's a virtual library where some 90,000 titles in Urdu - including the Mahabharata and the Quran, as also autobiographies, fiction, travelogues, translations, manuscripts and pop magazines - have been digitised and made available on an internet portal for academicians, scholars and researchers to benefit from. In addition, the Rekhta.org portal offers a collection of 'shers' and 'shayaris' and an essential collection of iconic poets - all this for free!
'Spotting Vikram on moon was a challenge when NASA couldn't' (IANS Interview)