Naomi Duguid explores rich culinary culture of Iran in new book 'Taste of Persia'
Arshia Sattar's translation of the 'Uttara' asks uncomfortable questions more..
Daisy Rockwell is coming back again! Her love affair with India, especially the Hindi literary cannon is well known. Her translations of Upendranath Ashk's works have garnered a good following. She not only resurrected Ashkh for the English speaking 'junta' of India, but also other eminent writers like Arun Prakash and Shrilal Shukla. Lately her translation of Shubham Shree's poems caused a stir in the traditionalist Hindi heartland. more..
The 7th edition of Goa Arts & Literature Festival (GALF), organised by International Centre Goa (ICG) in association with Goa Writers Group and Directorate of Art & Culture, will be held from 8th to 11th December 2016. Eminent artists and writers will be under the spotlight during the festival. Over the years, many books that were launched at the festival went on to win literary awards in both India and abroad. The festival has become a talisman for visiting writers and the current edition promises to be even more exciting. more..
Retellings of Ramayana are ceaseless activity in the Indian cultural context. These appear in diverse forms such as books, sculptures, films and art. Every Ramayana is different, as it is relayed from a different perspective. The many Ramayanas shift the gaze to altered positions and facilitate a new look. The Buddhist Ramayana is different from a Kannada or a Telugu Ramayana. more..
Sudhir Kakar lives here. So does Amitav Ghosh, at least for some part of the year. They live on opposite sides of Goa, in the North and the South -a complete face off, as different as chalk and cheese. Wendell Rodrick's heritage den is located midway between theirs. But then he belongs here, both ethnically and biologically. more..
Sabeen Mahmud fell head over heels in love the very first day she arrived in Goa in 2011. The vivacious human rights activist, social worker, and founder of Karachi's cultural landmark 'The Second Floor' wasn't smitten by a person. It was the place,the famously laid-back, tolerant and open-minded vibe that distinguishes this tiny sliver of the Konkan coastline. more..
The Seventh annual edition of Goa Arts & Literature Festival (December 8-11) is the broadest, biggest and most varied ever. GALF 2016 will showcase and highlight writers and poets from a wide range of languages: Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Khasi, Asomiya. As always, there will be considerable focus on the languages most used in Goa: Konkani, Marathi, English and Portuguese.more..