There are books which sit on our shelves, read, cherished, added to the literary CV and never re-visited. There are however, other books which command to be read again. 945 more words
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This book is very complex and difficult to read, especially when you read it in a foreign language like I did…Rushdie speaks to you in riddles and half page sentences and you get easily lost in the wealth of characters, trying to figure out what is dream, what is legend and what is the reality of the storyline. 121 more words
NSA ‘Chilling’ Effect Feared By Writers.
American writers are increasingly fearful of government surveillance in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency and have even started to self-censor their work, a survey released by the writers’ group PEN on Tuesday found. 147 more words
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani private schools associations office bearers said on Sunday that they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across the country, claiming it doesn’t show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the West. 515 more words
The woman in the seat next to me on the second leg of a last-minute trip from Bombay to Budapest wore long sleeves and a heavy skirt. 298 more words