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Eminent Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore , Aug 22

Renowned Kannada writer and literary critic U.R. Ananthamurthy died here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82.

Renowned Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore , Aug 22

Renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpith awardee U.R. Ananthamurthy passed away here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82.

Two Indians to feature at Tatarstan ethnic festival

Moscow , Aug 22

Two Indian artists will feature at the sixth edition of Tatarstan's Krutushka ethnic festival that began in the village of the same name and will showcase the culture of different parts of Russia and the world.

Short stories, self-help and seduction

New Delhi

Overcoming emotional obstacles can be achieved only when one liberates the soul or learns new lessons of life from Mahatma Gandhi's principles. On the other hand, there are women who who will go to any length to fulfill their desires. All this and more is at the IANS book stack this week. Take a look.

Don't copy us, Mao had told Indian Maoists

New Delhi , Aug 22

Mao Zedong may have clandestinely backed the Naxalite movement but the Chinese revolutionary leader told Indian Maoists in the late 1960s not to blindly copy the tactics that brought him to power.

PM condoles Ananthamurthy's death

New Delhi , Aug 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the death of writer U.R. Ananthamurthy, terming it a loss to Kannada literature.

Pakistani Urdu writer's oeuvre dipped in Indian nostalgia

New Delhi , Aug 22

Unlike his counterpart and celebrated Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani writer Intizar Husain's writings have distanced themselves from the gory details of partition and have, in fact, drawn from early memories of his stay in India.

Kolkata remembers theatre legend Sombhu Mitra

Kolkata , Aug 22

Dubbed as the pioneer of contemporary Bengali theatre, thespian Sombhu Mitra's birth centenary celebrations were ushered in Friday with discussions revisiting his works and interviews of those associated with him.

Reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' unhealthy for young women

New York , Aug 22

Have you read the blockbuster erotica "Fifty Shades of Grey" that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and a movie adaptation is scheduled for release? Beware that you are at an heightened risk of developing binge drinking and unhealthy sexual habits.

Fiction from troubled South Asia

New Delhi

Title: False Sanctuaries: Stories from the Troubled Territories of South Asia; Author: Meenakshi Iyer; Publisher: Promilla & Co; Pages: 284; Price: Rs.395