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Evening digest: Don`t politicise Sahitya Akademi, says chairperson

Following announcements by writer Nayantara Sehgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi to return their Sahitya Akademi awards, the literary body`s president said authors should "adopt a different way to pr

Evening digest: Bihar election turnout croses halfway mark

More than 50%  voter turnout has been recorded till 3pm in 49 assembly constituencies of Bihar in a peaceful atmosphere. The highest turnout has been recorded for Jamui district at 40.77% and

Morning briefing: High industrial output in Aug, growth in capital and consumer goods

Growth in retail inflation accelerated to 4.4 per cent in September following three months of deceleration. Consumer Price index inflation was 3.7 per cent in August. Industrial production, as meas

The Swedish Academy and the Sahitya Akademi

A majority of readers had not heard of Svetlana Alexievich before she won the Nobel prize for literature. In the run-up to the announcement, a betting website had placed her as top favourite and ev

Chipped nib, dried ink

“As president of the Akademi, I may tell you quite frankly I would not like the prime minister to interfere with my work.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, first president, Sahitya

“Mediocrity breeds, promotes, awards and nourishes mediocrity”

Sahitya Akademi award winning poet Ashok Vajpeyi returned his award in 2015 supporting “the right to dissent”, and was instrumental in the protest against the murder of writers. Vaj

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The NHRC, however, has steadily become more busy. From 496 complaints it received in 1993-94, in 2015-16, the commission registered more than one lakh cases of civil, political, economic, social an

Freedom of speech is an index of maturity of a society: Author Githa Hariharan

How do you view the state of contemporary Indian literature? Our cultural spaces are in a bad state – and this affects the writing, publishing and reading of l

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