Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

Harry Potter aspires to be a writer

December 29, 2011


Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe has worked in the series of Harry Potter films as the lead character of Harry Potter:# Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)# Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)# Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)# Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)# Harry Potter and the […]

Book Review: ‘Harbart’ by Naburn Bhattacharya

December 28, 2011


Harbart Sarkar, the protagonist of the novel ‘Harbart’ by Nabarun Bhattacharya (translated to English by Arunava Sinha), is the sole proprietor of a business. He has had a tragic and eventful childhood. Harbart was the son of Lalit Kumar and Shobharani. His father lost all the money in gambling that he had made from the […]


December 27, 2011


“Forms and figures of speech originally the offspring of passion, but now the adopted children of power”. COLERIDGE INTRODUCTION ‘Paradise Lost’ was for Milton the fulfillment of a long cherished ambition. He had resolved that his ‘adventurous song’ intended to ‘soar with no middle flight’. Accordingly, after much deliberations he chose the epic form and […]

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011

December 23, 2011


Ramachandra Guha (Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award 2011 for English) A jury representing the 23 Indian languages chose the winners of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards this year. Under the chairmanship of the Akademi President, Sunil Gangopadhyay the awards winners chosen by the jury were approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi. Ramachandra […]


December 18, 2011


Samanvay’: IHC Indian Languages’ Festival was inaugurated with the lighting of a torch on 16 December at India Habitat Center by two Jnanpith winning poets and Senior Fellows of the Sahitya Akademi, Kunwar Narain and Sitakant Mahapatra, along with IHC Director Raj Liberhan. During this 3-day event, 63 writers from 14 languages will discuss upon […]

Book Review: ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ by S. Hussain Zaidi

December 7, 2011


The theme of crime, investigation and intriguing mysteries have been very popular when it comes to the choice of themes to be read. We have had great classics apart from the contemporary authors (writing on such themes), who are a great hit with the readers. It is not without a grain of truth when Vishal […]