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Apr 23, 2015

Tania James gives voice to elephant poaching in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tania James’s “The Tusk that Did the Damage,” puts the spotlight on elephant poaching in southern India and the lives lost to the lure of ivory.

This novel, the author’s second, has three narrators: One is Gravedigger, a rogue elephant who terrorized the countryside at the turn of the century.

Apr 23, 2015

Book Talk: Tania James gives voice to elephant poaching in India

NEW DELHI, April 23 (Reuters) – Tania James’s “The Tusk that
Did the Damage,” puts the spotlight on elephant poaching in
southern India and the lives lost to the lure of ivory.

This novel, the author’s second, has three narrators: One is
Gravedigger, a rogue elephant who terrorized the countryside at
the turn of the century.

Mar 25, 2015

Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips at Amazon India Fashion Week

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk.

But designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2015

Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India’s fashion catwalk

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk.

But Indian designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2015

Valentine ‘police’ offer roses, weddings to keep Indian couples demure

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Right-wing Hindus in India are offering white roses, free counseling and a chance to get married for couples caught kissing or hugging in public places on Valentine’s Day.

Roving three-person teams of volunteers from the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha will fan out across India on Feb. 14, scanning parks and public spaces for couples exhibiting “inappropriate behavior.”

Feb 10, 2015
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Ancient Indian epic to be retold on Twitter from villain’s viewpoint

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(Bhima slaughtering his enemies, from a 19th-century edition of the Mahabharata, from Pahari in northwestern India, gouache and ink on paper/Private collection, Germany)

A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined an ancient Indian epic for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective of the main villain.

Feb 10, 2015

Mahabharata to be retold on Twitter from villain’s viewpoint

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective of the main villain.

Chindu Sreedharan began retelling the Mahabharata on the microblogging service in 2009, taking more than four years and nearly 2,700 tweets to finish “Epic Retold”, published in December as a book billed as India’s first Twitter fiction.

Jan 30, 2015

Art fair turns India’s capital into art hub

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s biggest art fair opened in New Delhi this week with a focus on homegrown artists and exhibits inspired by contemporary themes such as the worst floods in the Kashmir region in more than a century.

A smorgasbord of works by 1,100 artists lured art lovers, gallerists and gawkers to a cavernous exhibition space in the capital, cementing the annual fair’s reputation as one of South Asia’s top cultural events.

Jan 21, 2015

Attempts to block book on India’s Sonia Gandhi only fueled interest: author

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Efforts by India’s Congress party to block the publication of a “dramatized” biography of its president Sonia Gandhi only stoked interest in the book, said author Javier Moro.

“The Red Sari”, the English translation of the 2008 Spanish-language “El sari rojo”, hit bookstands in India last week, seven months after the party was ousted after a decade in power.

Jan 21, 2015

Attempts to block book on Sonia Gandhi only fuelled interest – author

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Efforts by the Congress party to block the publication of a “dramatized” biography of its president Sonia Gandhi only stoked interest in the book, said author Javier Moro.

“The Red Sari”, the English translation of the 2008 Spanish-language “El sari rojo”, hit bookstands in India last week, seven months after the party was ousted after a decade in power.

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      "Tony Tharakan is Editor, India Online and looks after the Reuters India website, managing the desk's 24/7 operations in New Delhi. He has been with Reuters since September 2006 and has previously worked with The Times of India and Press Trust of India. He holds post-graduate degrees in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and in English from Hindu College, Delhi University."
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