Currently, the status of Hindi language in literature is as unpromising as it can ever be. Blame it on our modernity or the importance that we give to English language, Hindi literature is in its worst phase. Here’s a little proof if you want… How many of you have heard these names? Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh… (0 comment)

Cultural influences in writing and on writers, have been in the mainstream for way too long. From the legendary classics to the contemporary writers now a days, you’ll witness this impact. The books in forms of the various inferences and references mentioned, exhibit a peculiar cultural impact. More or less, it depends on the cultural… (0 comment)

Book Fair. Publishing. And international ties! Odd one out, there isn’t any! Book Fairs are an integral part of the publishing industry. True that! But international ties? Well, for an avid reader, it migh be little incomprehensible to understand the significance of such ties and reading, but for the publishing industry at large, international relations… (0 comment)

Like India, its literature is also popular for its multiplicity of language, culture and talent. This vibrant hybrid has significantly contributed towards enriching the canvas of Indian literature. Works of international authors are slowly getting diverted towards India owing to their translation in many languages, and consequent rise in royalty. From all perspectives, literary awards… (0 comment)

At some point in our life, each one of us has befriended characters more than real people as we grew up. A world full of friendly captions and interactive pictures used to be our favourite hideout. Do you remember these reigning cartoon stars: Chacha Chaudhary, Nagraj, TinTin, Bhokal, Bahadur, Doga, Detective Moochwala, Inspector Steel, Shikari… (0 comment)

Are bestsellers the books that sell best, or simply mean the best? Or they are the ones that don’t easily fall into the hit classic cannon of literature. Strolling along roads, we happen to find a similar bountiful collection with every next hawker. Be it Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, or Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth,… (0 comment)