Snowflakes of Time: Poems by Kanwal Sibal

Snowflakes of Time: Poems by Kanwal Sibal

 Why write poetry, when there are apparently more weighty and profitable things to do? Diplomat Kanwal Sibal, who has grappled with realpolitick and the chessboard⋅⋅⋅
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Garden of Enchanted Stones: Amarendra Khatua

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Amarendra Khatua’s anthology “Garden of Enchanted Stones & other poems” encircle around love, longing, exile, despair and the ephemerality of existence. Half-made songs of love⋅⋅⋅
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Diwali: The Bowl of Light

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Inner Darkness primordial, sempiternal, deep As you sow, so shall you reap. You think, earthlings, lighting up a few candles and Diwali diyas, will brighten⋅⋅⋅
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Bonding with China in Delhi, via books and culture

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Beijing-Delhi bonding via books and culture. This is the way to go, and the New Delhi World Book Fair provides just the platform to rediscover this ancient civilization morphing into a major global power through Chinese literature.

Global guidelines needed for security & freedom of thinkers, writers: K.S. Bhagwan

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In this interview with India Writes Network, Bhagwan speaks about increasing intimidation and threats faced by writers, thinkers and scholars not just in India, but also across the world. Against this backdrop, he argued for the need for the UN to create a set of global guidelines to protect intellectuals, writers and thinkers who are targeted by fanatics of all stripes.

Booker glory beckons Amitav Ghosh

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The Booker glory beckons Indian novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh yet again. Having narrowly missed the Anglophone world’s most coveted literary honour in 2008, the⋅⋅⋅
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ISIS is now the Fourth Reich: V. S. Naipaul

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Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul has warned the world of a “contemporary Holocaust” as the ISIS threatens to create a “Fourth Reich” through violence and⋅⋅⋅
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My Book Story: When Things Fall Apart…

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon⋅⋅⋅
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The Seduction of Delhi

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Nehru Park Flames of crimson, blue moon in full bloom, birds transmuting into humans, rocks permeated with love. Nehru in dialogue with Lenin and the⋅⋅⋅
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China to be Guest of Honour at 2016 New Delhi Book Fair

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Seeking to build a knowledge bridge between the two ancient civilisations, India has selected China as the Guest of Honour at the New Delhi World⋅⋅⋅
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