The genesis of a transnational relationship

A son follows in his father’s footsteps forging new friendships in the fabled Malabar Coast

Budapest: From the moment my father, the writer Andrei Kurkov, said that he would ..

Margaret Busby and Andrei Kurkov
Of two sunsets, and memories of sun-kissed Kerala and MBIFL ’20 in between
J. K. Mahindra, P. Balachandran, K. Viswanath, S. K. Nair and Tinu Yohannan
Specialised training and mentoring will take Kerala cricket to the next level
Kaleeswaram Raj and Josy Joseph at MBIFL 2020
Peaceful protests the answer to contradictory verdicts and judicial weakness: Kaleeswaram Raj
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan speaking at the valedictory function of MBIFL 2020

I was a victim of shrinking space, says Kerala Governor

At the valedictory function of the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) 2020 Governor Arif Mohammad Khan stressed ..

Pradeep Panangad, Paul Zacharia and T. K. Rajeev Kumar at MBIFL 2020

Media helped make communalism acceptable in Kerala: Paul Zacharia

Thiruvananthapuram: Noted writer Paul Zacharia said that communalism is the biggest challenge that Kerala has to survive. He was ..


Transcending cinema in the changing world....

Thiruvananthapuram : New age Film makers Vidhu Vincent, Madhu C Narayanan and Mathukkutty Xavier discussed on the topic, ‘changes ..


My 2 C’s and slapstick humour - Director Priyadarshan

Thiruvananthapuram : At MBIFL, in his conversation with writer Sreekanth Kottakkal, Director Priyadarshan shared his experiences of ..

MBIFL 2020

TV Serials may collapse soon: K K Rajeev

Virunnu Muriyille Vishabadha (Poison in the Guest Room) evoked huge interest on the final day of the Mathrubhumi Literary Festival ..

Manoranjan Byapari and Trisha Niyogi

I write because I can’t kill: Manoranjan Byapari

Thiruvananthapuram: The system and law in India favours the rich and not the poor, said noted Dalit writer and socio-political activist ..

V.S. Vijayan, Sarah Joseph and R. Rajasree at MBIFL 2020

By 2050, a large part of Kerala will be under the sea: V. S. Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Environmentalist, wildlife expert and ornithologist V. S. Vijayan said that if we continue to exploit nature the ..

MBIFL 2020

Actor Sreenivasan asks, do political party workers file ITR?

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, in the discussion on the intertwining of real life and silver screen characters, Writer, Actor and Director ..

Andrew Fidel Fernando, Suresh Menon, Tatenda Taibu and Sreeduth S. Pillai at MBIFL 2020

Have the days of pranks in cricket come to an end?

Are the good old days of pranks and pranksters gone missing from cricket? Has the governing bodies tightening their grip on the game ..

S Saradakkutty, P. V. Shajikumar, Geethu Sivakumar and Smitha Prabhakar at MBIFL 2020

Throw off the traditional family system, says S. Saradakkutty

Thiruvananthapuram: The session at MBIFL on, ‘the politics of gender in Cyberspace’ discussed various topics including ..

N. S. Madhavan

Reversed Indian Flag and Pakistani poem – N. S. Madhavan

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, writer N. S. Madhavan commented that we live in a period where the Indian flag is held reversely with ..


Let sex and religion interchange places: Madhavi Menon

The topic on complexities of sexualities opened up to a wide audience under the shady tree on the 3rd day of Mathrubhumi International ..

Hormis Tharakan, Kanam Rajendran and Civic Chandran at MBIFL 2020

Present day Maoists are in the fantasy of police: Kanam Rajendran

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI Kerala state secretary Kanam Rajendran said that it is not justice but the regime that has gone wild. The LDF ..

Ambika suthan mangad

Man and nature are one: Rafeeq Ahmed

“Environment and man are not separate entities, they are one. Man should not see himself away from nature. By protecting nature ..

Tanya Abraham and Elaine Chiew

Are we writing from the heart or from the gut?

How does food influence an author’s style of writing? Can a work of fiction revolve around food and its importance. These were ..

Mohanlal at MBIFL

Mohanlal’s Dasavatharam; 40 years and 10 Characters

Thiruvananthapuram: Celebrated and blessed actor Mohanlal unleashed his feelings and thoughts on his 10 selected characters from his ..

Mahila Manch

We would take anything to leave Gujarat: Mahila Manch

“Three months ago, when Preethi Das told me that we are going to perform at Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, my ..

R Sreekantan Nair, V. D Satheeshan MLA and Sunnykkutty Abraham

The factional Congress - a discussion

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, the session on the fractioning Congress was moderated by the renowned journalist R Sreekantan Nair. Legislator ..


Recognise oral storytellers

Why I Read; Why I write attended by North Eastern writers Jahnavi Barua, Janice Pariat and historian Ramachandra Guha's son Keshava ..


Guidance for Alcohol consumption and the Culture in Drinking!

Thiruvananthapuram: At MBIFL, in the session on keralites and alcoholism, it was explored that keralites get addicted to anything of ..


Writers are ecstatic travellers between fancy and reality, says Benyamin

Thiruvananthapuram: In an engaging session at MBIFL on the topic, ‘the expedition of creativity’, renowned writer Benyamin ..


'Translating poetry is a lonely affair'

The session titled 'Translation or Transcreation' was attended by Malayalam historian, social activist J Devika, poet and editor ..

Juan Pablo, Andrei Kurkov and Panos Karnezis

I believe there is only documented and undocumented migration: Juan Pablo Villalobos

Thiruvananthapuram: Mexican born Spanish writer Juan Pablo Villalobos said that in his personal opinion, there are only documented ..

Sebastian Paul and K. P. Unnikrishnan

Who or what comes after Modi is a frightening question: Sebastian Paul

Thiruvananthapuram: Who or what comes after Narendra Modi is a frightening question, said Adv. Sebastian Paul. "The same question ..

Tatenda Taibu

Would love to coach an IPL or Ranji Trophy team: Tatenda Taibu

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Zimbabwean cricket team captain and wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu said he would love to work as a coach for ..

Sudeep Sen

Poetry of Shaheen Bagh sings change; future is hope: Sudeep Sen

Poetry truly heals. Change is mandatory and it can happen through poetry. It’s happening today and gives us hope about a positive ..

Theary C Seng and Parsa Venkateswara Rao Jr at MBIFL20

Journey of seeking justice in killing fields

When human rights activist Theary C Seng recalled the memoirs of Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 to 1979 in Cambodia, the traumatic ..

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurating MBIFL 2020

CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates MBIFL 2020

Thiruvananthapuram: The inauguration of the 3rd edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters was held at the Nishagandhi ..


Write or Die - Are Writers the Victims of Society?

From the time of man, reformation and varied opinion have invited trouble to the one who have raised the voice of difference. Write ..


Child is the father of Man - the challenging World!

The session on Children’s literature and the challenges named, ‘Balan allatha Balan’ witnessed a large crowd with ..

T. Padmanabhan

Any fool can write a novel, says T Padmanabhan

Celebrated short story writer in Malayalam, T. Padmanabhan, in an entertaining manner said that any fool can write a novel when he ..

Carlos Isaacs

A musical nomad is Carlos Isaacs from UK

A musical person is Carlos Isaacs. She takes many avatars of a pianist, a keyboard player, accordion player and a cartoonist. But Carlos ..

Gowhar Geelani

Gowhar Geelani explains the '3M and 4D plan' of New Delhi on Kashmir

As a Kashmiri I feel safe in Kerala, here one can breathe, talk and discuss, says Srinagar-based journalist, political commentator ..


MP Shashi Tharoor releases festival book of MBIFL 2020

Thiruvananthapuram: Writer and MP Shashi Tharoor released the festival book of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL ..

MBIFL speakers

MBIFL 2020 to discuss about stories, Kashmir, earth in 2050 and drug abuse

Thiruvananthapuram: The third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here ..

Shireen Quadri

Shireen Quadri

Shireen Quadri is the founder and publisher of The Punch Magazine, a monthly digital magazine of literature, arts and culture. She ..

Piya Bahadur

Piya Bahadur

Piya Bahadur is the author of Road to Mekong: Four Women, Six Countries, 17,000 Kilometres – An Adventure of a Lifetime (2019) ..

Anugraha John

Anugraha John

Anugraha John is an avid reader who also enjoys writing. She is a Grade 6 graduate of Piano from the London College of Music and a ..

Arun Lakshman

Arun Lakshman

Arun Lakshman, Journalist with twenty years experience. Post graduate in English lit.PG in Sociology. PG diploma in Journalism. Worked ..

Sangeetha Sreenivasan

Sangeetha Sreenivasan

Sangeetha Sreenivasan is a Novelist and translator. She is the First Indian translator of Elena Ferrante.

Tanya Abraham

Tanya Abraham

Tanya Abraham worked as a journalist and is the author of two books on history. Her latest book on food culture was published last ..

Denise Jacob

Denise Jacob

Denise Jacob is an established enterprenuer and a publisher. He is also the director of India Book Foundation, a non profit organization ..

Preeti Das

Preeti Das

Award winning journalist, teacher and mother,Preeti is Gujarat's first woman stand up comedian. Preeti has won the Ladlee Media ..

Priya Bahadur

Priya Bahadur

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