Speakers at Tata Literature Live 2018

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Tata Literature Live 2018 showcases an impressive line up of renowned literary personalities. Let’s take a glimpse of some of them! AATISH TAHEER India, author Aatish Taseer was born in 1980. He is the author of the memoir Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands and three acclaimed novels: The Way Things Were, a finalist forRead more

Tata Literature Live

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Since the past seven years, Tata Literature Live 2018 has triggered intellectual debates and riveting speeches in the minds of the bibliophiles of Mumbai. The much awaited festival will witness the congregation of renowned authors, journalists academicians and distinguished individuals in a series of panels, discussions, quizzes and contests. These intellectuals enthrall the audience with theRead more

What Makes Lucknow Awesome

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Lucknow is better known by its epithet of “The City of Nawabs”. The heart of Uttar Pradesh, this city speaks of the effortless union of tradition and modernity. It is a city that boasts of its rich cultural and historical heritage and takes immense pride in the status that it holds today in the nationalRead more

7 Reasons why you need to attend Lucknow Literary Festival

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The city of Nawabs, Lucknow is ready again with the fifth edition of . The festival which is organized by LUCKNOW Society, began with the efforts of Shamim A. Aarzoo, who is the founder of the it. With the aim of promoting and conserving the unique and age-old literary and cultural history of Lucknow, the festival hasRead more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his Interesting life

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While everybody was busy pondering over accuracy of facts and statements made by Narendra Modi at Red Fort on August 15, Atal Bihari Vajpayee bid goodbye to politics, India and this world the following day. Considered one of the most strong and influential leaders in not just our country but the world, he was a role model, anRead more

This doll is your darkest nightmare

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A guy named Alan, who goes by the handle @GammaCounter shared something on twitter recently and it took internet by storm. In a post that said: “My wife found her childhood doll amongst a bunch of old stuff. Look at the range of emotions it goes through.” Alan shared a video of a weird dollRead more

Art of getting up early in the morning

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Getting up early for most of us has always been a frustrating hassle. It is something that we have no control over. We wake up when we wake up. Jab jaago tabhi savera, right? While back in school days, not getting up early worked, i mean we did not need to. And While in college,Read more

Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 Speakers

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One of the best part of Bangalore Literature Festival is the distinguished pool of speakers that attend the festival and inspire everyone with their story. Celebrated people from all spheres of life are invited to join the festival as a speaker. The Final list of Speakers at Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 has not yet beenRead more

7 quotes by Stephen Hawking to educate your obtuse mind

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At the age of 21, doctors diagnosed Stephen Hawking of a rare motor neuron disease. This hit the young graduate very hard who would later become a prodigy and inspiration to everyone on earth. He fell into the dark alleys of depression and like every person in depression, it was hard for him to evenRead more

Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 Schedule, Registration and Speakers

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Bangalore Literature Festival is one of the most sought after and talked about literature festivals of India. The Festival, which is celebrated yearly in India attracts literature lovers from all across the world. Outstanding Pool of events and impressive list of guest speakers make this festival a must visit for every bookworm. Check Full List of BangaloreRead more

When you’re a girl – Lessons to a girl by Anisha Singh

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When you are a girl, you are taught different lessons in life, lessons that often leave you scarred for life. Anisha Singh writes about the lessons a girl is taught while she grows up in a society functioning on patriarchal dictates.   When you are a girl, they teach you many things, but most importantly,Read more

7 Holi Celebrations to attend in your twenties

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Holi is always fun. For people who love it and even for people who don’t. Yes, you don’t need to be painted and soaked in synthetic colors to enjoy this festival. It is about the energetic aura and excitement that it brings. There is something about those colors though, that it makes people relive their childhood,Read more

Unbelievable story of a street dog named “Frodo”

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They called him Frodo. Probably because his shaggy look resembled the curls of Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings. But even before then, he was the miserable Golum in search of his precious. Last May, someone saw a pup starving to his death, wandering around the streets of Croatia. The tiny creature was coveredRead more

7 words to get drunk over this International Mother Tongue Day

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English as a language is beautiful. Words, when placed correctly can do things, unimaginable things. However, in the process of learning and appreciating English as a language, we have lost touch with the ones that we were born with, OUR MOTHER TOUNGE. So This International mother tounge day, we are here with 7 beautiful andRead more

Throw a bone to Bajrang Dal this Valentine’s, they need it

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C’mon, when was the last time you heard of Bajrang Dal? When was the last time they were in the news? When was the last time they were talked about on Social Media? When was the last time they had any (even if negligible) online impression? That’s right! Last year’s Valentine’s. Right an year afterRead more

7 Reasons why you need to attend Jaipur Literature festival

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Jaipur Literature Festival is literally THE GREATEST LITERARY SHOW IN THE WORLD. Writers, Authors, artists, publishers and every other big shot who has to do ‘something’ with art and literature attends the festival. So, why you should attend the festival? No, not because there are celebrities and it will be fun. I will give 7Read more

Enjoy Literature with Culture at Brij Literature Festival 2018

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BRIJ LITERATURE FESTIVAL (BLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity and literature in all its forms. BLF 2018, a two-day festival, is set against the backdrop of Mathura’s stunning literary and cultural heritage. Brij Literature festival 2018 in itself is going to be an extravaganza. It intends to portray the immense profoundness of theRead more

Be Part of Youth Outreach Program at JLF 2018

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Jaipur Literature Festival is known for being mecca for all the literature lovers across the world. In order to hit symphony with youth, Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is launching Youth Outreach program in collaboration with Yuva Ekta Foundation. Through the program, foundation’s plan is to integrate young students from different Jaipur Schools with participants ofRead more

7 Reasons why you need to stay low-key at work ?

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Office, man. Office is fun, right (sarcastic nudging). I am working at a content oriented startup for nearly two years now. There have been days when I moved mountains and there were days when I ate shit from my seniors. And my office has a kinda, sorta pretentious cool vibe so spending days here isRead more

7 Things I wont do in 2018 and you shouldn’t too

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Okay. So 2017 is over. My resolutions are still the same. My habit of procrastinating to tomorrow is still the same. I am still overweight and the plans and goals I set for the year are still a sketch. But there’s this weird relief that my stories resonate with almost everyone on earth (Well not TheRead more

Hyderabad Literature Festival 2018 is here to celebrate creativity

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Like every year, 2018 is starting with the fresh air breath of Art and Literature around. With Jaipur Literature Festival on Jan 25, Hyderabad Literary Trust is also kicking off its annual Hyderabad Literature Festival 2018. The event is organized by the trust in association with support of Government of Telangana and other leading literaryRead more

Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Speakers

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Considered a Kumbh Mela for all the literature and art lovers, Jaipur Literature Festival is scheduled at Diggi palace in Jaipur. The event is one of its kind with more than 300 JLF 2018 speakers to share stage at the same time. The list of speakers in JLF 2018 include some really impressive names in theRead more

Jaime Lannister could finish what Draco Malfoy started

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For us, the journey of Harry Potter started with him getting the letter for Hogwarts and Hagrid coming to that little unknown island.  It was finally time for Harry to change his life. But the story grasped momentum only after he boarded the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9¾ and met Ron and Hermione. But, c’mon guys,Read more

JLF 2018 Volunteer Registration (Over)

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Registrations for Volunteers at Jaipur Literature festival 2018 are now over. The applications were invited in till October 31, 2017 and the interviews of successfully registered candidates was done in November/December 2017. The results of the interview will be declared by contacting the shortlisted candidates. Please note that due to the volume of applications weRead more

7 Things People never tell you about startups

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Working in startup is fun. The office is cool and fresh. The people are young, fun, full of energy and youth. The boss is almost your age and you get to wear anything you want. And since startups generally are a team of 5-30 people, there’s a particular responsibility trusted with you. So after wastingRead more

The Poetry Confluence 2017 is here to poem you up

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The Poetry Confluence: Dec 17, 2017 Venue: The Habitat, Khar Just in case you missed The Poetry Confluence, Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is already here. Make sure to register for the JLF 2018 before the last date. If you’re even a little bit into freestyle poems, or into Limerick, or into Elegy, or into satire, orRead more

Curves of your Body. A Lover’s Eulogy

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Everybody loves, but not everyone is a lover. To be a lover, you have to be melancholic. Drunk on the idea of your partner’s company, their dreams, their happiness, their smile, their breath and their body. Barkha Gaur summarises a beautiful symphony of melancholy and lust within a lover. I have known your body, so intimately,Read more

Ask yourself these 6 questions this Christmas

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Where were you last year? What were you doing? What were you thinking of? Did you think of today? Did you picture yourself at the place you are right now? Did you know you would be this happy and did it content you? I am a convent student and Christmas holds a special place inRead more

I am a sophian and i miss Christmas terribly

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After my IV Standard, when I moved to the only convent school of my town- Well I won’t lie, it felt a little special. People who knew me could see it in my eyes. The days of singing Asato maa Sadgamaya, Tamso Maa Jyotirgamaya, Mrityormaa Amritamgamaya were long gone, I sang carols now. My notebooks, which earlierRead more

Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Registration

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is the place you want to be if you identify yourself as an art lover. You can join the festival and be part of one of most important international literary event of the year. All you have to do is apply at Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Registration link from their official website withRead more

Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is finally here

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Jaipur Literature Festival possibly the Greatest Literary Show on Earth is one of the biggest literature events organized by the ZEE in collaboration with internationally renowned literature fraternity. The festival acting as a meetup for leading and budding literatis across the globe is a have-to-be­ place for every form of artist. Emerging artists get toRead more

This is where Ivanka Trump dined with Modi

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Debated to have the largest dining hall in the world, 5 star Hotel Taj Falaknuma Palace of Hyderabad is the epitome of royalty. Narendra Modi plans to accompany Ivanka Trump along with delegates of 101 different nations for magnificent dinner on Tueday night after GES 2017. 5 star Falaknuma Palace was indeed an obvious choice by the GovernmentRead more

Ivanka Trump in India, Hyderabad all excited

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If she glances through her motorcade window as her vehicle rolls down on roads of Hyderabad, she will be surprised to find the city of pearls revamped with billboards and banners rippling her message of women empowerment. In India to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit along with delegates from different nations, Ivanka Trump is expected toRead more

Where are your standards now, Ryan Intl. ?

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Ryan International School- The term international is used here to reflect global collaborations, certifications and other what-nots the school might have with other International schools scattered all over the globe. On the one hand where the school aims to match the global level education and study culture to ensure the secure future of its student,Read more

GOT spinoff: Westeros the Series, Watch Now

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What if Game of Thrones broke the shackles of era old times it is set in. What if the show dealt with lives and times of today. Aren’t you eager to know what it would be like when Baratheons take on the government impeaching the previous Targeryons. Dont you want to know what it would be like if White Walkers walked theRead more

Ram Rahim Verdict Timeline: What actually happened?

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The hashtags #RamRahimVerdict, #RamRahimSingh, #DeraSachaSauda have been on the fire since August 26. My Facebook Wall is crammed with related posts. News Portals are loaded with news about past, present and future of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Ram Rahim Singh. I can already sense two group of people- The one who think he is aRead more

John Snow is a liability, here’s why

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I’ll just say, Jon Snow is a liability and he does not live up to the promise of The Promised One. He is one reckless, yes channeled, but reckless king. I offend you, Don’t I? How can I speak such blasphemy about the most noble man in the Westeros and beyond? But I have evidence toRead more

Here are 70 things Millennials killed!

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Millennials are many things, but above all, they are murderers. Indeed, if an alien landed on Earth and read a few headlines, they would likely believe millennials are nothing but ruthless life-ruiners, determined to crush every outdated workplace concept or fast food product standing in their way. The reality, though, is probably closer to this: someRead more

Townhall E01: What is wrong with India?

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Okay. I’ve had it. It has been enough with the wave of unrest that is around us. The suffocative aura of religionism, misogyny, intolerance and hate that is there. Maybe, this is not new. Maybe, it has been there all along and I realized it now. Call me a fool but I have had itRead more

5 things I wish I knew after scoring 60% in Class XII

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Back in 2010, I completed my Class XII from a remote area of Uttar Pradesh. I will not bother to tell you about my school. It was not famous. Period. But that’s the thing about schools right, it doesn’t have to be famous or cool as long as it is yours? Well, that’s not whatRead more

7 Things my ‘private engineering college’ taught me

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Almost 10,000,000 students pass Class XII exam from CBSE, ISC and state boards every year and out of every 10 students, 6 choose for engineering, making a total of 6,000,000 students enrolling in various engineering colleges every year. The elite and what’s called the cream batch of every year claim top seats through premium engineeringRead more

What’s the point? Poem by Barkha Gaur

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What’s the point? Have you ever asked yourself that? What’s the point? Of us being here. Where every day is the same as the previous one, This melancholy I am feeling, Do you feel it too? I feel it most at nights, When I am alone with my thoughts, It’s scary! Does it happen to youRead more

An Open Letter to all wannabe writers

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To whom it may concern, It is believed that whenever a person dies, a library is burned. Everyone has stories settled in their souls, and eventually, the world needs stories, but in tangible form. There is certainly some truth in this because each and every one of us haves stories woven into our DNAs, holdingRead more

7 Hacks college Fresher should know

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Even an idea of being a fresher can bring you a tsunami of thoughts and emotions – for you and your parents as well – it’ll be the beginning of a completely new phase of your life but you’ll surely be missing your school buddies that are studying in another part of the country, or world.Read more

सुख (Extract from a father’s diary)

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The bond shared between a father and his daughter is always special. The father, who is alpha of the family is also, the tough guy, both inside and outside the home, somehow loses his grim, when around his daughter. Here, we present you a heartfelt extract from father’s diary about his daughter who has been away from home toRead more

Zemblanity- The Nemesis of Serendipity

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William Boyd in his novel, Armadillo (1998), came up with an antonym for serendipity, called as zemblanity. Serendipity is the term coined by  Horace Walpole in 1754 which means pleasant discoveries by chance. On the other hand, zemblanity is “the faculty of making unhappy, unlucky and expected discoveries by design.” The novel revolves around these twin poles ofRead more

the three Princes of Serendip

The Three Princes of Serendip is an English version of an old Persian fairy tale Peregrinaggio di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in 1557. It consisted of various historical facts decorated by folklore and based upon the life of the Persian King Bahram V, the ruler ofRead more

I was molested and it was my fault

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I was molested today on a date. On my way back home I wondered if it was all my fault. After all, I had met him on Tinder. I didn’t even remember his name when he contacted me almost a year after we had exchanged numbers and I didn’t really think that getting a cupRead more

7 Harry Potter spells in hindi that will bewitch you for life

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The adventures of Harry Potter has been imprinted in our mind and hearts like nothing ever can. The spells have kept us enchanted and the journey is in our memories. The days of Diagon Alley, Leaky Cauldron and Number 12 Grimmauld Place might be over but the experiences and emotions are forever. And now when the series is over, I have softRead more

Serendipity Tattoo: 7 best ideas

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Everybody enjoy Serendipity and it is also cool enough to be a tattoo. Originated from a famous tale of three princes of Serendip, Serendipity tattoo has grown to be everybody’s favorite. It just doesn’t ring good vibes when you hear it but it also conveys one of the most beautiful phenomena ever experienced by humans,Read more

Happiest Man in the world

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What if I told you there was a man who had unlocked all the secrets to human joy? What if I told you that despite all the pain and suffering and all the bad news out there, a monk on the mountaintop in Nepal has discovered the most-simple template to be happy. To researchers, heRead more

7 Photos that will change your viewpoint of the world

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While reading or listening to somebody reciting a poem or a story, my mind often creates an imaginary place with all the little descriptions and details as described by the poet and i am suddenly in a world I’ve never been before and never ever imagined to be. And if i pay attention, I might embody the poem itself and becomeRead more

Quick Class of Professor Wikipedia? Shall We!

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I owe my Graduation Final Year Project to Wikipedia. The file that I submitted was literally a hard copy version of a Wikipedia Page. The professor was not completely satisfied but the project passed so we’re even. At times, you would have also found yourself in an urgent need of some information and voila! WikipediaRead more

A Forgotten Dream by Mihir Chauhan

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The idea of the poem came to Mihir inspired by a dream he once had. In the dream, he was with one of his friends, at his chidhood home, in a neighborhood which saw frequent riots. Vulnerable and exposed to the immediate threat that lay ahead of them, they hid and ran and fought together toRead more

Omerta- Blood and Me

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Blood In my spit. Red liquid. Crimson Red. Viscous, coagulated with my saliva. Mixed with my sweat. Dropped dead on ground. That’s not blood. That’s part of me. That’s my vengeance against myself. My revenge to me. That’s not blood. That’s my friend. That’s what has always been with me. Through my struggle. Through myRead more

Orkut.com has a message for you

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I was introduced to internet through youtube and orkut.com. Orkut was also my first social networking site before facebook, Instagram, whatsapp, twitter, linkedin, snapchat and whatnot. While everyone in my class had an account, we were busied all day exchanging scraps, putting on the latest theme, and writing weird About me on our profile. ItRead more

9 things I learnt being a girl

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Let’s look at the life of every girl- Since birth, people have been putting restrictions on their life wherever they go starting right from their home. While my brother hung out till late 11 or some good days, till mid night, i had to be back by 7 or in ‘my good days’ 7:30. AsRead more

Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated?

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February 14 is celebrated worldwide as Valentine’s Day, and with the Valentine week already started, every couple remotely capable would be at least thinking, if not doing something to make their partner feel good, special, loved, wanted and other such abstracts. The week is completely consumed by romance and ardour starting from February 07 (RoseRead more

What is Serendipity? Know its history, origin and usage

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Serendipity is one of the most beautiful words in English. With its roots going back to late 1700s, Serendipity is fortunate occurrence of events by chance, resulting into something wonderful. The outcome of the events are beneficial, which you were not looking in the first place. Serendipity is popularly known as happy accidents, that initially lookRead more

What is Nostalgia? Know its history, origin and usage

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Remember that time when you saw those college students strolling around the street, joking to each other laughing hysterically; which reminded you of your college days. You spent your whole journey back home thinking about how fun, precious and invaluable those days were to you. Almost everyone of us know this word and have encountered itRead more