Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan (With Images)

Dhahanu (Leh) |Tuesday, 2017 4:23:33 PM IST

The little-known Brokpa tribals of Ladakh, who claim to have been vegans for some 2,200 years of their existence, are slowly opting for an alternative diet including dairy products, eggs and meat -- t

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Neck and neck race for Man Booker, too close to call for Arundhati Roy

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:10 PM IST

While Arundhati Roys comeback novel has once again made the cut for the just announced Man Booker Prize longlist, the other books that are running for the 50,000 pound award make it one of the most di

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Bihar Mahadalits gain jobs with fluent spoken English

Patna |Tuesday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST

Prakash Chandra Azad, a native of Bihar who comes from the Mahadalit community and works with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), is now doing well and leading a happy and prosperous life.

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Wanted to mess with distinction between fiction and nonfiction: Author Amitava Kumar (With Images)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Fiction and nonfiction, the two conventional genres of literature, are distinct in their narratives, structure and style. But acclaimed writer Amitava Kumar has challenged this "fixed distinction" in

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Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans' 'tiger widows' (Societal Feature)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST

Tragedy struck this widow twice in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. First, she watched her husband die of snakebite. Then, her young son was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tiger

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Of murders and unpredictable twists: Author Ravi Subramanian on thriller writing

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

A look at the top 10 highest-selling "Crime, Thriller and Mystery" writers on Amazon India introduces us to the likes of Agatha Christie, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon and James Patterson. The only two In

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Five books to look forward to in July 2017 (With Images)

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST

The current trend in Indian publishing space, as also globally, shows a phenomenal rise of nonfiction while the number of fiction titles have dipped significantly over the past couple of years.

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People of all ages, shades came together to 'lynch' communal hatred

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST

"Everyone, please stand up for one-minute silence for the people who died due to lynching" came an announcement from the stage and almost a thousand people stood up in silence, but one person didn't -

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Of sorrow and penance: Short story writer examines facets of melancholy

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST

What is the best way to relive an unforgettable past? Perhaps, cherishing the old memories. And this recent collection of short stories is an apt reminder of the impact that memories tend to have on o

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Museum with a difference: Tracing 4,500-year history of toilets (With Images)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST

Full of strange facts and objects, our museums and history books carry some very interesting stories from bygone times. But one peculiar piece that doesn't find space anywhere is about a French monarc

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Mithila to see revival of 700-year-old way of matchmaking (Feature)

Madhubani (Bihar)/New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST

Marriages are made in heaven, they say. But there is at least one more place where marriages are made in large numbers -- in Saurath village of Madhubani district in north Bihar.

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Of simplicity and ethereal beauty: Memories of growing up in a different Darjeeling (First Person)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST

"'When the wind is right and the cloud is gone, you can see down this road as far as Darjeeling,' I told her. 'But it is a long and difficult road, full of perils, and if a traveller on foot were to l

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