Despite US government approval, temples wait for right time to restart in-person worship

Ritu Jha- Even though the California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping, Northern California temples say they will wait. “It’s risky seeing the number of rising COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara,” Balwant Birla, chairman of the Santa Clara-based Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, told […]

‘Wuhan Diary’ releases in India

IANS- The much-talked about ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has released in India in the ebook format. Published by HarperNonFiction, the audio will follow on May 26. The book, which will be translated into 15 languages is a compilation of the author’s diary entries and social […]

In whatever format, JLF will endure: Sanjoy Roy

Vishnu Makhijani – Earlier this year, the Rajasthan government ruled that the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), dubbed the greatest literary show on earth, would have to shift out of the Diggy Palace, its home for 13 years on logistical issues. Then came the coronavirus pandemic that has locked down India and much of the world […]