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Books of the week: From Sudhanva Deshpandes Halla Bol to Jyoti Gulati Balachandrans Narrative Pasts, our picks

Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar. Firstpost .

Firstpost 5 Apr 2020 10:03 am

Yiyun Li on winning the Windham-Campbell Award, her body of work: A writer has to be able to live in an almost..

Even as Yiyun Li's work is set as much in China as in America, she continues to have a complicated relationship with the country and maintains that shed rather not have h

Firstpost 5 Apr 2020 9:52 am

14 Telltale Signs Your Boyfriend Is In Love With Your Friend

You may find it normal to see your boyfriend and female friends have a friendly bond. In fact, you may feel happy to see that they are on g

Boldsky 4 Apr 2020 6:45 pm

13 Sweet And Adorable Things That Your Man May Want To Listen From You

Do you think your man is not romantic or doesn't like hearing cheesy lines from you? If you think so, then you may be wrong. Love and affec

Boldsky 3 Apr 2020 6:31 pm

Why the balcony is a socio-political tool for human communication in isolation, celebration, rebellion

The significance of the balcony in the time of the coronavirus are manifold, besides being our only means to connect with the now empty world outside. Tracing the socio-p

Firstpost 3 Apr 2020 9:33 am

In Lockdown Journal, accounts of daily life during coronavirus outbreak yield moments of beauty, melancholy an..

As the tenor of everyday life dimmed across the globe as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, Sunila Galappatti wondered if this unprecedented experience could be r

Firstpost 3 Apr 2020 9:11 am

International Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; includes titles like The Enlightenment of The Greengage T..

The shortlist of six authors and their translators for this year's International Booker Prize has been announced by The Booker Prize Foundation. Firstpost .

Firstpost 2 Apr 2020 5:07 pm

Duringcoronavirus outbreak, theres much we cannot control. But we can deal with the misogyny of the Wife Joke

Knowing how the coronavirus lockdown is ravaging our country, if you have a roof over your head and a couple of meals lined up, very few people can currently feel sorry f

Firstpost 2 Apr 2020 11:05 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Fatima Bhuttos books project to Mohini GuptasMother TongueTwisters a social media g..

During the ongoing lockdown in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, there are several cultural initiatives on social media that offer audiences a community to engage wit

Firstpost 2 Apr 2020 8:59 am

World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why acceptance must be prioritised over initiatives like light it up blue

World over, autistic people have challenged the normative idea of lighting it up blue with its harmful connotations, and sought a shift from awareness to acceptance, cele

Firstpost 2 Apr 2020 8:12 am

Plan A Wedding And We'll Reveal The Exact Date You'll Get Married

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BuzzFeed 1 Apr 2020 9:30 pm

Citing financial constraints, Sameera Iyengar and Sanjna Kapoors Junoon announces closure after eight years

Arts and culture organisation Junoon announced on Tuesday that over the next few months, it would be closing down. Firstpost .

Firstpost 1 Apr 2020 10:28 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: As kids find themselves stuck at home, childrens literature community offers up readings..

A group of writers and illustrators from the children's literature community came up with a plan to have a different author read out a story at 11 am everyday. One writer

Firstpost 1 Apr 2020 9:47 am

Sophia Nazs new book captures the story of her mother Shehnaz a life of royalty, showbiz, crippling trauma

'Shehnaz' chronicles the life of a woman who survived domestic abuse, partition, familial estrangement, and what seemed like a glamorous life in Bombay long enough to liv

Firstpost 1 Apr 2020 9:28 am

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak while being queer, femme, and a body that doesnt conform

Theres been a lot of policing of bodies in this time of the coronavirus pandemic and LGBTQ+ influencers on social media have been especially calling out the community for

Firstpost 31 Mar 2020 10:49 am

Love Jihadis: New book traverses West UP, hotbed of communal strife, to capture voices of the dispensable

Love Jihadis: An Open-minded Journey into the Heart of Western Uttar Pradesh by journalists Mihir Srivastava and Raul Irani chart the territory of Western Uttar Pradesh,

Firstpost 31 Mar 2020 9:46 am

Vincent van Goghs painting stolen from Singer Laren Museum in Netherlands during COVID-19 lockdown

The Singer Laren Museum east of Amsterdam said The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884 by the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was taken in the early hours of Monday.

Firstpost 31 Mar 2020 9:22 am

Include these bras in your list to get relief in summer

In summer, you should wear such clothes in scorching sun and sweat, which are relieving heat, so when choosing clothes in summer, its mater

News Track 31 Mar 2020 8:59 am

Choose your footwear according to occasion, try these tips

Talking about going to any party or going to work every day, if you have not made the right choice of your foot wear, then your reputation

News Track 31 Mar 2020 8:38 am

Millennials in the coronavirus times: Beyond Netflix and chill, we have a larger duty towards those who are mo..

Millennials have become unique amid the coronavirus outbreak by being both potentially safe from humanity's excesses and unwitting agents of its distress. Their prerogati

Firstpost 30 Mar 2020 10:43 am

Road to Mekong: Piya Bahadur chronicles how four women on bikes ranged deep into South-East Asia

In Road to Mekong, Piya Bahadur chronicles her unique journey through South-East Asia, along with three other women who left their 'regular lives' to travel from Hyderaba

Firstpost 30 Mar 2020 9:51 am

Books of the week: From Kate Elizabeth Russells My Dark Vanessa to Tejaswini Niranjanas Musicophilia in Mumbai..

Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar. Firstpost .

Firstpost 29 Mar 2020 9:46 am

The Stories in My Life: Jorge Luis Borges The Garden Of Forking Paths pushes against conventional thought-dime..

To call Jorge Luis Borges The Garden Of Forking Paths a story seems a travesty. For it is a tour de force of creative cerebration, a quantum leap of the imagination. Firs

Firstpost 28 Mar 2020 11:10 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: As mental health experts respond to crisis, filling gaps in service delivery needs govt ..

Mental health organisations and professionals have recognised the severity of the impact on people's mental health and are responding to the crisis by optimising digital

Firstpost 28 Mar 2020 9:45 am

10 Signs You Share A Strong Compatibility With Your Partner

Compatibility is one of the pillars of a strong relationship. It ensures if you and your partner are able to exist together despite your pe

Boldsky 27 Mar 2020 4:27 pm

Renowned painter, sculptor, muralist Satish Gujral passes away at 94

Overtime, Satish Gujral's work focused on several themes prominent among which were the trauma of Partition, the relationship between man, animal and technology and mytho

Firstpost 27 Mar 2020 10:30 am

12 Signs That Show Your Partner No More Respects You

We all know that it takes so much more than love to build and maintain a relationship. Trust, honestly and respect form the very base of re

Boldsky 27 Mar 2020 10:30 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indias theatre practitioners view crisis as time to introspect, reinvigorate stage ecosy..

Even outside the context of a lockdown, theatre in India operates as what could be termed a grossly underpaid gig economy, with actors and technicians buffeting their sle

Firstpost 27 Mar 2020 9:57 am

Coronavirus outbreak poses rising mental health concerns, as experts develop therapeutic frameworks to meet th..

Unfortunate outbreaks like the coronavirus pandemic are a lesson into public ableism as they provide an empathetic window into the lives of those who already live with ps

Firstpost 27 Mar 2020 9:47 am

27 Unpopular Marriage Opinions That Are Toootally Up For Debate

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BuzzFeed 27 Mar 2020 9:30 am

Taslima Nasrin revisits writing Amar Meyebela in exile: It is the story of millions of women, not just mine

Speaking from her home in New Delhi, Taslima Nasrin travels back to the time when Amar Meyebela was another solitary thought, keeping her company in exile Firstpost .

Firstpost 27 Mar 2020 9:17 am

Mirza Waheeds Tell Her Everything, Santanu Das India, Empire, and First World War Culture win The Hindu Prize ..

The jury of the 2019 The Hindu Prize described Mirza Waheed's book as being 'an extraordinary work of fiction whose complexity, depth and narrative mastery would be hard

Firstpost 26 Mar 2020 6:23 pm

How chef Floyd Cardoz shaped Indian cuisine, from his New York restaurant Tabla to Mumbais The Bombay Canteen

Whats often overlooked is how Floyd Cardoz opened the doors for Indian cuisine to move beyond immigrant food and into the world of fine-dining. Chefs like Vikas Khanna an

Firstpost 26 Mar 2020 1:53 pm

Book Excerpt: In Locating World Cinema, MK Raghavendra examines the role of socio-cultural context in a films ..

MK Raghavendra's Locating World Cinema: Interpretations of Film as Culture highlights the importance of understanding the local context within which a film was created an

Firstpost 26 Mar 2020 10:01 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: As we make the radical behavioural changes required in face of pandemic, lets not give u..

In over just a few weeks, a microbial entity has come not only to reign over our bodies and minds, but also to smash down our carefully constructed edifices of civility,

Firstpost 26 Mar 2020 9:46 am

9 Ways Through Which You Can Utilise The Self-Quarantine In Strengthening You..

Amidst the severe outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, people are supposed to stay at their homes and avoid going out, if not necessary. Many

Boldsky 25 Mar 2020 5:00 pm

Nemai Ghosh, Satyajit Rays still photographer for over two decades, passes away at 86

Most known for working with Satyajit Ray as a still photographer who captured the master craftsman in different moods at sets besides framing actors as they faced camera

Firstpost 25 Mar 2020 3:17 pm

Inquilab Inquilab Inquilab Zindabad: Revisiting the legacy of beloved revolutionary Telugu poet Sri Sri

Srirangam Srinivasarao, popularly known as Sri Sri, needed no introduction in Telugu households until a generation ago. Famously called Mahakavi (The Great Poet), he enjo

Firstpost 25 Mar 2020 9:17 am

Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92 of heart attack unrelated to coronavirus

Italian-born artist, illustrator, and Asterix co-founder Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, informed his family earlier today. Firstpost .

Firstpost 24 Mar 2020 5:25 pm

8 Good Relationship Habits That People May Consider To Be Toxic

Let's get one thing straight, having a strong and healthy relationship is not an easy cakewalk. Couples need to put an equal amount of effo

Boldsky 24 Mar 2020 2:00 pm

The Sri Lankan Civil War, a murdered photographer and the after-life come together in Shehan Karunatilakas lat..

Shehan Karunatilaka on his new novel Chats with the Dead, writing about politics and finding hope amidst despair. Firstpost .

Firstpost 24 Mar 2020 10:03 am

Coronavirus Outbreak: Art world braces for pandemics impact with online initiatives, social media outreach

From online viewing rooms to virtual gallery tours and clever social media campaigns such as #museumfromhome, the art market is leaving no stone unturned to offset the po

Firstpost 24 Mar 2020 9:59 am

16 People Share Why They Decided To Wait Until Marriage To Have Sex

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BuzzFeed 23 Mar 2020 7:30 pm

On Minder the halal Tinder for Muslims swiping right on fantasies, fetishes, and potential spouses

Minder is described as an app for awesome Muslims to meet each other basically, to find potential spouses. But there's a lot else going on on the halal app. Firstpost .

Firstpost 23 Mar 2020 9:26 am

As religion re-emerges as the faultline of Indian society, could Bhagat Singhs ideas of atheism be a way forwa..

Bhagat Singhs objection to faith and God seemed to be both philosophical as well as springing from the severe religious unrest that he observed around him which marred re

Firstpost 23 Mar 2020 9:09 am

Remembering Abhay Xaxa, the activist whose focus on emancipating Adivasi lives was second to none

As we remember Abhay Xaxa's steel, determination, and his intellect to think beyond the reasonable, we also need to remember that he fought hard to break notions, build b

Firstpost 23 Mar 2020 9:08 am