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In documenting Steinbeck's work, the author finds a powerful feeling that the promised land promises nothing, not even hope.
A group of about 25 young people participated in a short but intensive writing workshop with young author, poet and journalist Annie Zaidi.
Haruki Murakami's Dance, Dance, Dance is a murder mystery and also a journey from aimlessness to rootedness... A review of a contemporary classic from the OS library.
On the anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore's death, Aseem Shrivastava helps us to look into the heart of a man who was both a simple poet and a remarkably insightful social commentator.
"The sky, struck with lightning's golden whip, cries out in pain in a rumble of thunder . . . Cranes are drawn to the clouds by desire and fly around them in formation, like a garland of white lotuses that streams in the wind across the sky.”
Reading the Ramayana with Arshia Sattar is always an experience in itself. For a book like the Ramayana which for 20 odd years has been bound to the single interpretations of a dominant social group, Arshia’s workshop on the Ramayana and Valmiki seemed to have released it from the shackles. The workshop was held at Open Space between the 12th-18th of March.
Why can't people express themselves in succint, well-chosen sentences any longer? Is it like, some virus kind of thing?
At the Jaipur Literature Festival (2011) the question we ask ourselves is does Literature matter in a modern world, and if it does how do we as modern readers locate our understanding of it?