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Books: January picks for you

Title: Interview with the RobotAuthor: Lee BaconPublisher: Audible Originals Eve looks like an ordinary 12-year-old girl, but there’s nothing ordinary about her. She has no last name. No parents or guardian. She’s on the run from a dangerous and secretive organization that will stop at nothing to track her down. And most astonishing of all: […]

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Constitution for kid, simple and straight! 

Every 26th January, people gather on New Delhi’s Rajpath amidst a colourful jamboree of fluttering flags, marching soldiers and dancing children. What is celebrated on this day is at the heart of our democracy-the magnificent Constitution of India. The document didn’t only lay down the law but united India with a vision that took two […]

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Christmas read: Grab your hot chocolate 

It’s that time of the year when we’re full of hope and nostalgia. The last festival of the year is here, and the year is about to end. Christmas is the time to warm up and sit in a comfy corner with a book. Let your mind wander in the magical stories full of fun, […]

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Top books this month

Title: Dear Sweet PeaAuthor: Julie MurphyPublisher: HarperCollinsPrice: Rs540 Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn’t help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex–best friend, Kiera, a […]

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Ladies, this one’s for you!

Did you watch Mission Mangal and were blown away by the ladies behind the Mangalyaan? You’re not the only one. Not many of us know that thousands of women scientists are working shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts in many organisations like ISRO and DRDO. We all know too well the contributions by Ritu Karidhal and […]

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Books all kids should read

It’s Children’s Day and we think that the best gift to a child is education. Why not encourage our kids to read, and read the best. Here’s a list of 10 books every child should read, and the parents too if they haven’t done so already.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainHuck Finn […]

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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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