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ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Classics, Reading, Literature, Books

Looking for something to read? 16 underappreciated classics from around the world

These should be read by everyone who cares about literature.

ART & CULTURE

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Literature, Novels, Reading culture, Books

How to read a novel, a poem and a judgment: Yes, we need to learn the art of reading all over again

Few have read classics beyond the compulsory reading at schools. Almost none can recite a major poem or quote from a classic play.

ART & CULTURE

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Nostalgia, Literature, Online shopping, Bookstores

Why we must not give up on our local bookshops

Imagine Mussoorie without its legendary Cambridge Book Depot where Ruskin Bond still drops by to sign books.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  4-minute read
Literature, Music, Ziro fest, Arunachal Pradesh

Of bisons, rappers and Gujju boys: Tales from Arunachal's Ziro festival

Erratic phone signals, no broadband — one enters the Ziro bubble for four days and forgets about the world.

ART & CULTURE

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Lord Of The Rings, Fantasy, Literature, Harry Potter

How Harry Potter changed fantasy literature

In the garb of fantasy, the series also explored other genres of horror, romance, thriller and adventure.

ART & CULTURE

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Oral history, Literature, Books, Education

An ode to my teachers whose lectures had to be listened to, not downloaded

My college students do not know how to read a book. They insist on a summary or ask for power points.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  8-minute read
Literature, Elitism, Populism, Politics

Why a novelist within a novel, who rallied against Congress, is disappointed with BJP's rise

Amitabha Bagchi's new book Half the Night is Gone chronicles the rise of Delhi and its many cultures.

ART & CULTURE

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Literature, Bollywood, Novels, Books

How books are changing Bollywood

The degree of exchange between literature and cinema is on the cusp of change.

ART & CULTURE

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United States, Pulitzer, Literature, Books

Goodbye, Columbus: What Philip Roth meant to a sex-obsessed Jew like me

I had never read someone before taking the base urges and making literary magic out of them.

ART & CULTURE

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Literature, Novelists, Philip Roth

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth's death marks the birth of a new era

Literature will no longer be dominated by straight white men only.