Not just ‘Adarsh Bhartiya Nari’, Sita was a warrior: Author Amish Tripathi

Not just ‘Adarsh Bhartiya Nari’, Sita was a warrior: Author Amish Tripathi

New Delhi He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history — “The Shiva Trilogy” — and his last book, “Scion of Ikshvaku”, was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies. Now, banker-turned-writer Amish Tripathi’s upcoming book narrates the story of Hindu […]

The nights

The nights

By Mousumi Ghose She is loved every night a thousand times,  Thrown away in the morning. .. Like a rotten fruit or, An empty basin. Her velvet berth is painted red, Yet she longs for that pristine white bed…. Ruffled with her passion  And fragrant from her lover’s breath.  Before she can respond. … They […]

‘Women in my book are not afraid to burn rotis’- Burnt Rotis, With Love Writer

‘Women in my book are not afraid to burn rotis’- Burnt Rotis, With Love Writer

By Nidhi Kumari Prerna Bakshi, a writer, poet and activist of Indian origin from Australia,  a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the recently released full-length poetry collection, Burnt Rotis, With Love, long-listed for the 2015 Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in the UK, gets candid in an exclusive interview with Indus Age. “Burnt Rotis, with love” a title good enough […]

Not taking Sahitya Akademi award back: Bengali woman poet

Not taking Sahitya Akademi award back: Bengali woman poet

Bengali poet Mandakranta Sen, who recently returned her Sahitya Akademi award, on Monday said the Akademi has written to her requesting she take it back, but that she will follow through with the ‘award wapsi’. “My stand remains the same. I still refuse to take it back. Even though the Akademi has condemned the killings […]

Returning awards is symbolic gesture: Shabana Azmi

Returning awards is symbolic gesture: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says the decision of several artistes and filmmakers to return their awards in protest against “a culture of intolerance” is a “symbolic gesture” of bigger things to come. “It’s not an either or. Artistes returning awards will also reflect their concern in their work but making a film, writing a book […]

When Kalam made India touch the moon

When Kalam made India touch the moon

Late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was instrumental in making India touch the lunar surface on its maiden mission to moon in November 2008, a senior space scientist said on Friday. “When we made a presentation to President Kalam in 2004 on Chandrayaan-1 mission which was to orbit the moon at 100 km from its […]

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