HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

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".

1838: Indians’ first journey to British Guyana

A book, widely believed to be the first known literary piece to provide a documented chronology of the perilous journey of the first group of Indians to have arrived in Guyana from India in 1838, is now schedule for release in India in April.

Parakh in his book embarrasses PM Manmohan

At a time when his former media advisor's book has created political ripples, former Coal secretary P C Parakh has embarrassed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by saying that he was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. UPA govt 'remote controlled', says Narendra Modi

Highs and lows of aam aadmi: book on rise of AAP, Kejriwal

A book for the first time has analysed the rise of the AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal and the highs and lows of the party that made a stunning debut in last December's Delhi assembly election.


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