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What happened on November 26: Recalling the horrific events of 26/11 that shook India, plus Lewis Carroll's absurd fixation 

The burning Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is an image imprinted in the minds of Indians for many reasons. Also, exploring absurdity through the prism of writers Eugène Ionesco and Lewis Carroll

Published on 26th November 2021
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Award-winning writer and teacher PN Das passes away from brain infection

The writer who penned several books was a recipient of the K R Namboothiri endowment award, instituted by Kerala Sahitya Akademi, for the book ‘Oru Thullivelicham

Published on 29th July 2019
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Let the Azad Day celebrations begin: Here's how MANUU will pay respect to India's first-ever education minister

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a writer, poet and the first education minister of independent India. This is how MANUU will celebrate his legacy

Published on 3rd November 2021
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What happened on October 7: Poe dies, Teresa saves lives and a war begins

Every day has a history but this day has a history that changed the lives of millions with a writer, a saint and an unholy war

Published on 7th October 2021
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October 3: The mysterious death of writer Edgar Allan Poe

In today's #TBT, let's indulge in the works of American writer Edgar Allan Poe, whose writing is mysterious, macabre and delicious. Here's why his death was quite mysterious too

Published on 3rd October 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: The magic in the words of writer TS Eliot

In today's #TBT, we talk about the famed writer TS Eliot and what makes his words ring true even today. Also, did you know today is observed as World Rivers Day?

Published on 26th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Agatha Christie and her mastery over detective novels

In today's #TBT, we talk about the writer who gave us one of the most famous fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and how her books continue to sell like hotcakes today. Here's more about her

Published on 15th September 2021
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Academicians, writers ask DU to reinstate texts by Mahasweta Devi, Bama & Sukirtharani in syllabus

The petition has been signed by the likes of writers Arundhati Roy and Vikram Chandra, actors Sharmila Tagore and Shabana Azmi, filmmaker and writer Adoor Gopalakrishnan and filmmaker Anand Patwardhan

Published on 7th September 2021
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Why we need sensitisation in schools to arrest apathy towards non-male genders

Writer, social policy researcher and Dalit activist Cynthia Stephen said that the school itself does not include teachings about gender equality

Published on 2nd September 2021
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Course material shouldn't hurt sentiments of any individual: DU after dropping Dalit writing from syllabus

The parts that were excluded include Draupadi, a short story by Mahashweta Devi and works of two other Dalit women writers, Sukirtharini and Bama

Published on 26th August 2021
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Is Delhi University taking an anti-Dalit, anti-feminist turn? Here's what was scrapped from the English syllabus 

Not only did the committee delete the texts, they also refused to accept any short story by Mahasweta Devi despite her iconic status globally as a writer

Published on 26th August 2021
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Why everyone loves Mangaluru architecture student Frizzell D'Souza's music and lyrics

Architecture student and independent artist and songwriter Frizzell D'Souza speaks to us about how she cut three singles and how lockdown helped her speed up the process of writing songs

Published on 11th August 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When Macbeth the play was performed for the first time 415 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the tale of ruthless ambition and how it brought downfall and destruction. Of course, it was the greatest writer ever who could have conceived it just so

Published on 7th August 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: When the iconic musician Bob Dylan was booed off stage ruthlessly

In today's #TBT, in an attempt to boost your spirits, we tell you stories of two legends. One was a musician who wouldn't let anything keep him down and the other of a legendary short story writer

Published on 25th July 2021
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This anthology of stories by IIM-A alums is the shot of college nostalgia you need

An institute that has managed to produce some well-known writers, has always had a culture of writing. An anthology manages to bring the most delicate of stories out to represent the institution

Published on 21st July 2021

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