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Twinkle Khanna Reveals Her Reaction When Astrologer Told She'd Marry Akshay Kumar

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Twinkle Khanna, who married Akshay Kumar in 2001, stated that her father Rajesh Khanna's astrologer foresaw her marriage to the actor long before she met him.

Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy And Wendy Doniger To Grace The Kerala Literature Festival In 2022

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

To be held at the beaches of Kozhikode, the four-day literary extravaganza, Kerala Literature Festival 2022 will have eminent personalities like Jeffry Archer, Arundhati Roy, Chris Kraus, and Wendy Doniger as its attendees.


Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry Death: Venkatesh Daggubati, Jr NTR, Siddharth Pay Their Last Respects

Following the news of Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry's death, members of the south film industry flooded Twitter with tributes to the late lyricist.

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: I Believe In The Concept Of Living Life One Day At A Time

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Time tends to fly by, but the most successful people seem to do more in a day than many of us do in a week. Here's how the writer-filmmaker-director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari manages all her work in time.


Kanika Dhillon And Himanshu Sharma Become Proud Parents Of Baby Veer Dhillon Sharma

Writers Kanika Dhillon and Himanshu Sharma have welcomed home a bonny baby boy. The two kept the pregnancy news a secret amidst the pandemic time.

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01 October, 2021

Mahasweta Devi: A Memoir

Ina Puri

Long before Shyamanad Jalan had directed and staged ‘Haazar Chaurasi kee Maa’ we had heard of the real-life mother whose name might or might not have been Sujata. By this time, we had started reading Mashi’s books ourselves and were getting to know her literary world, far removed from our own.


22 September, 2021

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Javed Akhtar For Linking RSS To Taliban

Outlook Web Bureau

An RSS worked has filed a defamation complaint against Bollywood writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar. The complaint is against Akhtar’s statement linking RSS to the Taliban.


27 July, 2021

Booker Prize: Ishiguro, Powers Among Contenders For Fiction

Associated Press (AP)

Founded in 1969, the Booker Prize has a reputation for transforming writers' careers, and was originally open to British, Irish and Commonwealth writers


16 December, 2020

Bringing John Le Carre In From The Cold

Vappala Balachandran

A top Indian sleuth demystifies one of the world’s best-known spy authors


14 December, 2020

Master Of Espionage: Spy-Turned-Novelist John Le Carre Dies At 89

Associated Press (AP)

Le Carre's literary agency confirmed he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness.


11 December, 2020

Indians And I Have Always Been Natural Friends: Jeffrey Archer

PTI

The bestseller author has a loyal following in India over the decades with his many books, including 'Kane and Abel', 'The Fourth Estate'


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08 November, 2019

Padma Shri Awardee Bengali Writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Dies At 81

PTI

Dev Sen was suffering from cancer for a long time and her condition deteriorated over the past 10 days.


01 September, 2019

Not Allowed To Leave Country, Kashmiri Journalist Gowhar Geelani Stopped At Delhi Airport

Outlook Web Bureau

Reportedly Geelani was travelling to Germany to attend a conference organised by Deutsche Welle, the German public broadcaster when he was stopped at IGI Airport


21 July, 2019

Controversial Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen's Indian Residence Permit Extended By One Year

Outlook Web Bureau

Taslima Nasreen, a citizen of Sweden, has been getting residence permit on a continuous basis since 2004.


24 April, 2019

How Twinkle Khanna Reacted To PM Narendra Modi's Comments About Her Criticism Of Him

Outlook Web Bureau

In a candid conversation with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he follows him and his wife Twinkle Khanna on social media, and also made light of Khanna's criticism of his policies.


14 March, 2019

Journalist And Author Raghu Karnad Wins $1,65,000 Windham-Campbell Prize

Outlook Web Bureau

Raghu Karnad has been announced as one of the winners of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize of the Yale University for his book 'Farthest Field: An Indian Story Of The Second World War'.


09 March, 2019

Ethnicity, Race, Gender Should Not Be Barriers To Love: Dr. Anita Heiss

Mahima Monga

An Australian author and poet, Dr. Anita Heiss has seeped conversations surrounding social justice and identity into popular fiction. ‘Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia’, ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’, ‘Not Meeting Mr. Right’, are some of the many books Heiss has authored and edited.


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07 March, 2019

Gabriel García Márquez's 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' Soon To Be Netflix Show

Outlook Web Bureau

'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' will be adapted into a Spanish-language series and filmed largely in Márquez's home country of Colombia, with his sons, Rodrigo García and Gonzalo García Barcha, serving as executive producers.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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