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Great readers pick books that define the idea of India

In the beginning, as usual, was the word. In 1904, when Mohandas Gandhi boarded the train for Natal for what would have been just another dreary journey, his new friend Henry Polak t

Know the 10 megatrends that are shaping our world

It’d be truism to say that the world of the future is being shaped right now. Which are the big factors that can help figure out what would be the shape of things to come? Harinder S Kohli, f

For your new bucket list in 2017

Age of Anger: A History of the Present By Pankaj Mishra, Juggernaut A ground-breaking book by one of the foremost global thinkers of our times, Age

Chipped nib, dried ink

“As president of the Akademi, I may tell you quite frankly I would not like the prime minister to interfere with my work.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, first president, Sahitya

“Mediocrity breeds, promotes, awards and nourishes mediocrity”

Sahitya Akademi award winning poet Ashok Vajpeyi returned his award in 2015 supporting “the right to dissent”, and was instrumental in the protest against the murder of writers. Vaj

Good governance is actually a cooperative, collective endeavour: Jerry Pinto

Prolific writer and acclaimed journalist Jerry Pinto has edited and written many literary works in different genres. His work ranges from children’s fiction and magazine columns to poetry

Sustainable health care model possible in India

Book: Health Care Reforms in India: Making up for lost decades Author: Rajendra Pratap Gupta Publisher: Reed Elsevier India Pvt.

In conversation with author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in Kolkata and has spent most of her life in Northern California. The two cultures are reflected in her writings. Two of her books, The Mist

Speaking with the author who wrote the prequel to Baahubali

Anand Neelakantan is known for his style of counter-telling Indian mythology. His first three books followed the counter-telling style, and narrated stories of mythological villains like Ravana

Hindi’s narrow readership is a concern: Nikhil Sachan

Nikhil Sachan is one of the most promising names among contemporary Hindi writers. His first book, Namak Swadanusar, a collection of short stories published in 2013, was praised widely in liter

PwC, READ India come up community library and resource centre in Gurgaon

Providing access to affordable and quality educational resources, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India Foundation has started a community library and resource centre in Gurgaon. The i

Raag Darbari : Fifty years of the song of court

Idealism of youth often meets with an anti-climax. And when that happens one surely gains perspective. In 2003, when I first read Raag Darbari by Shrilal Shukla, which was part of self-education cu



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