February 25th, 2012
December 11th, 2011

Jaipur Lit Fest on from 20th to 24th Jan 2012 !

December 5th, 2011

Google Photography Prize

Google is organising a Photography Competition for students all over the world. The best part is that the registration is free and you can get to showcase your talent to a worldwide audience. 

Do check out the details.


And the relevant rules.

November 17th, 2011

SpectOcular 2011 : NLU Orissa’s Photography-cum-Literary Competition | Submit by Nov 27

National Law University, Cuttack is organising Spectocular, 2011, a Photography-cum Literary Competition, with lots of attractive prizes to win!

1st prize: 5000 rupees

2nd prize: 3000 rupees

3rd prize: 2000 rupees

Rules of the competition: Participants have to send a series of 5 photographs based on any of the following 5 sentences so that the series tells a very short-story too. The sentences are:

1.There is light at the end of the tunnel.

2. Do you believe in magic NOW?

3. There was a bottle of rum, a cigarette butt and a bunch of roses.

4. While the world was sleeping.

5. “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”.

The entries should be emailed to: thecultcrew@nluo.ac.in

Last date of submission : 27th November 2011

So get those DSLRs clicking, whatsay? ;)

Click here for more details about the competition.

Sunday, 20th Nov ‘11 | Comics workshop with Saad Akhtar

Comic Con India in association with Mocha is conducting a Coffee and Conversations  comics workshop with Saad Akhtar, the creator of the popular web comic Fly, You Fools! (www.flyyoufools.com) on Sunday in New Delhi.

Saad will talk about webcomics in India and the process of making your own webcomic, followed by an interactive demonstration of how he creates his stylized photo-comics for Fly, You Fools! 

Sure sounds like a lot of fun! Go for it! :)

Date: Sunday, November 20th
Time: 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Place: Mocha, Defence Colony, New Delhi
RSVP: On Facebook.

For more details check out the updates on Comic Con India’s fb page.


November 16th, 2011

Book fairs are a great way to promote a book and to connect with other people in the publishing industry. However, attending book fairs around the world can be time-consuming and expensive, unless an author can find a third party to exhibit their book for them and collect leads on their behalf….

You can read the entire article here

November 14th, 2011

Indian language literature goes to Frankfurt Book Fair

In a first showcase of Indian indigenous writing, a literary panorama featuring works by over 30 language writers will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair in a pilot exhibition for readers and publishers from Europe, the US and other countries. The literary panorama, initiated by the union culture ministry under the ‘ILA: Indian Literature Abroad’ project, will be held on Oct 12-16. The project aims to carry the diversity of contemporary regional Indian literature from the grassroots to the world through source translation, which involves creation of original work directly to foreign languages in an attempt to remove dependence on English translation, a top ILA official said.

Initially, the focus of translation is on six UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

"The project requires patience and nurturing. It is (in the) long term. We want to understand the kind of Indian language books the international market likes and the market dynamics. We are looking at source language translations - like from Tamil to French," writer Namita Gokhale, the member secretary of Indian Literature Abroad project, told IANS.

Read further at IBNLive