India is making room – both physically and mentally – for art like that from Anish Kapoor, which is large and untraditional.
'Dhobi Ghat' ('Mumbai Diaries') is an amalgam of soap opera and street-level realism.
Travel the world through these three new books just released this month. In them, the Dalai Lama flees Tibet to save his followers, three men grapple with the past in post-war Sierra Leone, and an Indian-American returns to the country his parents left.
As literacy grows, so do the ranks of inexpensive and sometimes racy paperbacks that appeal to youths.
A conscript for the Russian army talks on a mobile phone at a recruiting station in Stavropol, Russia, on October 20.
Chefs pose in Doha, Qatar, on Dec.16, after entering the Guinness Book of World Records for making the largest cake in the world, which is made in the shape of Qatar. The event was organized to mark Qatar winning the hosting rights to soccer's 2022 World Cup. The cake is 24 feet by 12 feet and took 25 cooks 1,176 hours to make.
British authorities rounded up 12 men Monday morning suspected in a terror plot. Police said the arrests are not connected to the Dec. 11 suicide bombing in Sweden.
The best thing about annual literary prizes is the way they alert us to authors and books we otherwise might have missed. The Man Asian Literary Prize ($30,000 awarded to the author of the best novel by an Asian author written in or translated into English) is no exception. The 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize will be awarded in March. The longlist for the award – announced this week – features the writers below.
Do smaller urban centers promise a better life than a congested megalopolis?