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The choice is yours

We all learn to make decisions early in life. What to wear for a party, what to eat for lunch, what to make for a project, etc. We all have been trained to make a choice, and these choices make us the people we are. These choices define us. They show what we really are, […]

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Top picks of October

Title: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales About Women in MythologyAuthor: Sudha MurtyPublisher: PuffinPrice: Rs250This book tells numerous untold tales of women in mythology; many names and identities that have been lost in the pages of Indian mythology. An interesting read which shows the power of the female divinity and also common women […]

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Meet the trailblazers…

We may know them but we mostly never see them on TV or newspapers. However, these women are geniuses in their own fields. These women scientists have made our country proud in their own ways.  Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Freidog write about the stories of thirty-one of these trailblazing women who work in a diverse […]

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Atwood, Evaristo share Man Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize after judges decided it was a tie.  British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s tragicomic ‘Quichotte’ was among the six books shortlisted for the prize. The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they “couldn’t separate” Atwood’s ‘The Testament’ and […]

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Book review: Know Gandhi in few sentences

We all know that Gandhiji refused to cheat in the exam, but do you know he stole once? And he was so overcome with guilt that he asked for forgiveness?  These and many more motivating anecdotes from the life of one of the greatest men on earth has been bound in a book.  With his […]

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Greta effect: 10 books that teach kids about nature

Don’t let them disappear  In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, sharing what makes them special, and also what threatens them. Taking readers through the course of a day, Don’t Let Them Disappear talks about rhinos, tigers, whales, pandas and more, and provides helpful tips on what we […]

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Top picks this month

Title: A Cloud Called Bhura Author: Bijal VachharajaniPublisher: Speaking TigerPrice: Rs399 Amni wakes up one morning to find the sky taken over by a huge brown cloud. Where did this cloud appear from suddenly? Even as she and her friends Mithil, Tammy and Andrew start finding out more, their city of Mumbai starts reeling from the […]

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This book has just one sentence!

Book lovers around the world look forward to this one award. The list for Man Booker Prize 2019 is out and six out of 13 authors have already been shortlisted for the final round.  There were famous authors and even Nobel laureates in the list. But the most extraordinary book is by author, Lucy Ellmann. […]

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Stop, and smell the roses!

Growing up among nature and nature lovers is a blessing not all of us have. Priya Fonseca is one such blessed soul who not only learnt and loved nature while she was growing up, but enhanced those habits even after her marriage. Brought up by nature-loving father and married into the family of Dr Salim […]

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Your August picks are here!

Title: Boy Oh BoyAuthor: Cliff LeekIllustrator: Bene RohlmannPublisher: Wide Eyed EditionsPrice: Rs1,500 Boy Oh Boy is an entertaining way to meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history, with coming-of-age stories about sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists: from Nelson Mandela to Prince and the slam poet Kit Yan. What unites them all is […]