Literature

The perfectionist that she is, Bijoya Sawian wishes she had not destroyed so many manuscripts in the past and whose just-published "Shallow Men", set in her native Shillong - actually a novella and two short stories - has been nominated for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for 2002, instituted to honour the Nobel laureate for his ...

She says human beings have a notoriously short collective memory, and are especially good at scrubbing minds of whatever they find inconvenient or unpleasant. ...

In the midst of the gloom caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the countrywide lockdown, there is at least one bright sport, the administrators of Indias top two awards for literature – the DSC prize that has completed a decade and new entrant JCB Prize – say, adding it gives them an opportunity to re-think and re-invent to ke...

An Indian novel published in 2018 and set in various parts of Asia and Europe was uncannily prescient about the possibilities of accidental or otherwise release of biotechnology products and how it can trigger an epidemic comparable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. ...

Not too long ago, India was the darling of the world with its rosy growth story. Then came the 2008 global meltdown and it all came crashing down. Thereafter a recovery seemed in sight with GDP growth at 8 per cent in 2018-19, but now it's down to 5 per cent in 2020-21. ...