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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

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.

Delhi and its inhabitants through the eyes of a taxi

Travails with Chachi: Conversations with a DLY Taxi Driver is embedded in the distinct Indian flavour are 42 chapters on the travels of a 15-year-old ambassador taxi which has human emotions and at times breaks down to express her displeasure.

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Penguin Books confirmed Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier.

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