Rajnikanth, the definitive biography by Naman Ramachandran

Rajnikanth, the definitive biography by Naman Ramachandran

This is a well written biography of a very impressive man. Rajnikanth may be a movie superstar but he is definitely so for his humility
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Mixed Tape, Mantaray and Prabha Mallya

Mixed Tape, Mantaray and Prabha Mallya

Curious experiment with comics. A new bi-monthly experiment with comics of 3-8 pages long. Launched by Mantaray, an independent publishing firm based in Bangalore and
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Inking India, Asian Age

Inking India, Asian Age

My article (cover story) on word portraits of India, published in Asian Age, 2 Dec 2012. Here is the link http://www.asianage.com/cover-story/inking-india-946 The recent Girish Karnad-V.S.
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Janice Pariat “Boats on Land”

Janice Pariat “Boats on Land”

An excerpt from an email exchange with Janice Pariat who recently published her debut collection of short stories — Boats on Land (Random House India,
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Ladakh: A book review, Romesh Bhattacharji

Ladakh: A book review, Romesh Bhattacharji

My father, Romesh Bhattacharji’s book on Ladakh reviewed in the Frontline ( http://www.flonnet.com/fl2920/stories/20121019292007900.htm ). He has been visiting the place for over forty years, including
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From SPICYIP, Eastern Book Company (EBC) granted injunction against Lexis Nexis for infringement of copyright

From SPICYIP, Eastern Book Company (EBC) granted injunction against Lexis Nexis for infringement of copyright

Last month we had blogged about the interim injunction granted in favour of Eastern Book Company (EBC) restraining Thomson Reuters (including Westlaw and Indlaw) from
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A response to Sudhanva Deshpande’s article on “fair use”

A response to Sudhanva Deshpande’s article on “fair use”

After uploading http://www.jayabhattacharjirose.com/jaya/2012/09/21/du-photocopying-case-ongoing-sept-2012/ on the photocopying case/IPR in Delhi, I received the following email from Sudhanva Deshpande. I am uploading it on my blog with
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Crossword Award decides not to give any award to children’s literature this year!

Crossword Award decides not to give any award to children’s literature this year!

The Crossword Book Award judges have decided not to award a children’s book award this year, citing the following reason: “Writing for children demands the
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<strong>Mind your words: Who decides what we should read?</strong>

Mind your words: Who decides what we should read?

Mind your words: Who decides what we should read? The Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 did not slink by unnoticed. It is a literary extravaganza which
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DU-Photocopying case (ongoing), Sept 2012

DU-Photocopying case (ongoing), Sept 2012

A few days ago some publishers (OUP, CUP and Taylor and Francis) filed a case in the Delhi High Court against a photocopying unit on
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