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What is the origin of the word ‘candidate’? (Deepa Sharma, Delhi) The word ‘candidate’ has several different meanings — someone who contests in an election is called a candidate. It is also frequently used to refer to a person appearing for an interview, taking an exam, etc. In the past, ‘candidate’...

Lit for Life 2014: Fit for Life

"People were not meant to just sit in one place for hours together. So if you want to be fit, start moving!", says fitness expert Rujuta Diwekar at The Hindu Lit for Life 2014 in Chennai. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life 2014: Fit for Life Courtesy...

Lit for Life 2014: The Writing Life

Moderated by eminent literary agent David Godwin, authors Jim Crace and Samantha Shannon give different perspectives on their careers with regards to both age and experience in the publishing industry. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life 2014: The Writing Life Courtesy : Know Your English

Lit for Life 2014: The Many Forms of Literature

This session at The Hindu Lit for Life 2014 united authors from different worlds as humorist Shovon Chowdhury, journalist and poet Mamang Dai and non-fiction author Stephen Alter had a lighthearted discussion with Ranvir Shah that delves into literature and creative inspirations. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit...

Lit for Life 2014: Beyond the Vagina: Thoughts on Sex and Sexuality

Naomi Wolf has the audience at The Hindu Lit for Life 2014 eating out of her hand at her thought-provoking session on sex and sexuality with a generous slathering of humour, extreme frankness and decoding complex medicine. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life 2014: Beyond the...

POKE ME: The Internet can’t end up being governed only by American laws (Readers react)

If a conflict arises between various users, the US will have an upper hand. Surely, this situation will not be agreeable to many nations. If a conflict arises between various users, the US will have an upper hand. Surely, this situation will not be agreeable to many nations. ..... More at...

Lit for Life 2014: Who Am I, A Tamil, A Muslim, Or…?

Watch documentary filmmaker S.Anwar answer questions about his journey as A Tamil Muslim in search for his identity. Excerpts from his documentary, 'Yaadhum', which was screened as part of the session can be viewed here. Click here for more videos from LFL 2014. Source : Lit for Life 2014:...

Lit for Life 2014: Return of A King: The Battle for Afghanistan

Watch as William Dalrymple recounts Britain's historical quest to win power in Afghanistan while warding off Russian attempts to do the same. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life 2014: Return of A King: The Battle for Afghanistan Courtesy : Know Your English

Lit for Life 2014 – The Past Before Us: Historical traditions of early North India

Historian Romila Thapar shares the story of how she made the unequivocal choice of obtaining a degree in history over marriage. N. Ram, Chairman of Kasturi and Sons Limited and Publisher of The Hindu introduces her and moderates the session. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life...

Lit for Life 2014: Women In The 21st Century

Naomi Wolf and Barkha Dutt speak about 'what it means to be a feminist' and why feminism is, in fact, nothing but a logical extension of democracy and the values it stands for at The Hindu Lit for Life 2014. Click here for more videos. Source : Lit for Life...

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