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How much do you score on this list of 25 books by Indian authors you must read?

It's World Book Day, and we're pretty sure most of you would want to curl up in a corner with your favorite book, rather then sitting at your desk …

Books

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

The beauty of Himeji Castle

Imagine a pair of gigantic chopsticks 87ft high, tapering from a diameter of around 38in at their base. This, give or take some clever joinery and a lick of plaster, is all that has kept Himeji Castle, one of Japan’s most important historic buildings, upright for the last 400 years through …

Game 184: Wraith: The Devil's Demise (1990)

<i>All of Nite Owl's games came with an "Amnesty" option that would auto-generate an apologetic letter sent by someone who'd pirated the game or</i> …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3D on your New Nintendo 3DS XL? You can safely sell these items

Many of you New Nintendo 3DS XL owners are now fighting your way across Bionis (or perhaps even Mechonis by this point) in <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 3D</i>, …

Xenoblade Chronicles

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Read TIME's Original Review of The Great Gatsby

The main book review in the May 11, 1925, issue of TIME earned several columns of text, with an in-depth analysis of the book’s significance and the …

Literature

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Hubble Space Telescope