HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

A fresh palette: Japanese comic art form Manga finds a devoted following in India

Manga, the Japanese comic art form, is finding a devoted following in India, amid a growing number of dedicated clubs, libraries and cosplay or comic costume events.

Most banned and challenged books of 2013 revealed

Dav Pilkey's best-selling picture book series Captain Underpants topped the list of the most banned and challenged books of 2013 for its offensive language and material unsuited for its targeted age group.

It's time for Modi: writer who shocked publishing world speaks up

Tamil author Joe D'Cruz made a Facebook post supporting BJP leader. A publisher withdrew his book and his translator backed out. D'Cruz tells Hindustan Times about his views.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Garcia Marquez and Castro: A controversial friendship

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution - the beginning of a decades-long and controversial friendship.

Tributes pour in for the champion of magic realism Gabriel Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday and tributes poured in from presidents, authors and pop stars. Take a look.

Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

Hogwarts is here, an online educational website modeled after J.K. Rowling's school for young magic-users, is open for currency-free business.

Washington Post, Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

The Guardian and the Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize Monday for reporting on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that revealed a global surveillance network monitoring millions of Americans and foreigners.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 'very fragile' condition, says family

Marquez's family issued the statement one week after the 87-year-old Nobel literature laureate was released from a Mexico City hospital, where he had stayed for eight days to be treated for lung and urinary tract infections.

India-born poet wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer citation described Seshadri’s "3 Sections" as "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless".


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