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This new graphic novel is a millennial’s guide to good parenting | books | watch out for

This new graphic novel is a millennial’s guide to good parenting | books | watch out for

Millennial parents have their hands full. While there are tons of literature, websites and parenting network groups for guidance, it is nevertheless a challenge to decide on how to raise a child. Drawing attention to modern-day parenting issues is Raising Rihaan, a graphic book written by journalist Ketaki Latkar and ...

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This author claims that India should get credit for Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ | books | author interview

This author claims that India should get credit for Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ | books | author interview

The ‘Vitruvian Man’ is one of the most famous creations by Leonardo da Vinci, along with Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. One of the most significant moments in recent times when the late artist became a talking point was after the release of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code (2003), ...

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Printing press from Germany to be imported for printing Guru Granth Sahib | books

Printing press from Germany to be imported for printing Guru Granth Sahib | books

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will import an ultra modern fully computerised offset printing press to print copies of the Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji. In a bid to keep pace with the latest printing technology in the world, the new eco-friendly “CO2 neutral” four-colour printing ...

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What makes Kolkata a great city in the words of its prolific chronicler | books | author interview

What makes Kolkata a great city in the words of its prolific chronicler | books | author interview

Kolkata still remains a “great city” that hasn’t lost its heart of culture and among whose people there is “some kind of discipline”, says P Thankappan Nair, its 86-year-old barefoot chronicler, who has left the eastern metropolis after a 63-year-long association with the city. His legacy will be the 62 ...

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The world of frugal possibilities | books | reviews

The world of frugal possibilities | books | reviews

175pp, Rs 599; Aleph Most Indians are culturally wired to solve problems. The impoverished majority seems to have an inbuilt cognitive ability for jugaad, the quick-fix frugal innovation that can meet any challenge. It reflects a self-reliant optimism, one that has led to the creation of multiple variants of the ...

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Curtain raiser: The Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2018 | books | watch out for

Curtain raiser: The Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2018 | books | watch out for

The ninth edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival will be held at the International Centre in Goa from December 6 to 8, 2018. Among the notable writers who will attend the event are David Gilmour, Perumal Murugan, Deborah Baker, Manjushree Thapa, Ramachandra Guha, Elizabeth Flock, Shanta Gokhale and ...

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Review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair | books | reviews

Review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair | books | reviews

256pp; Rs 599; Westland ‘Clear’, ‘concise’ and ‘insightful’ are perfect descriptors of Anita Nair’s latest novel, Eating Wasps. The book starts with 30-year-old Sreelakshmi’s suicide on a “Monday. A working day.” A Sahtiya Akademi winner, she is still considered damaged goods by the people in her vicinity because she is ...

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Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

Ramayana Versus Mahabharata By Devdutt Pattanaik Rupa Publications Ram travelled from the Gangetic plains to the southern coast 7,000 years ago, while Krishna migrated from the Gangetic plains to the western coast 5,000 years ago. This is traditional lore, based on astrological information. However, this is not based on what ...

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2025: Our Century Come

2025: Our Century Come

India Ahead, 2025 And Beyond By Bimal Jalan Rupa | (XVIII) + 161 pages | Rs 495 Bimal Jalan, former RBI governor, wears, and has worn, seve­ral hats.  Jalan was chief economic advi­ser for a long time, a duration surpassed only by Shankar Acharya. Therefore, it’s right to descr­ibe him ...

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Why letter-writing still holds relevance in this day and age | books | watch out for

Why letter-writing still holds relevance in this day and age | books | watch out for

We live in an age when technology drives most of what we do in our day-to-day lives. And blessed as we are with tech boons such as smartphones and instant messaging applications, the subtle art of writing letter may seem outdated. But when it comes to giving expression to your ...

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