Dhanishta Shah

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Why Jane Austen is still relevant today- 200 years after her death

She may have led a very short life, dying at the age of 42. But, Jane Austen’s charm is not lost on us yet, even 200 years after her death. Jane …

Falguni Kothari’s Soul Warrior: A fantastical twist inspired by Mahabharata.

Soul Warrior is the first book in the trilogy, The Age of Kali, a mythical fantasy fiction series by New York based novelist Falguni Kothari. Soul …

Gods and Goddesses of India by Kanika Gupta: A unique colouring books for adults

As children, all of us have indulged in colouring activities. Well, growing up and colouring books apparently did not go well together for many …

Book on the Wall: Book posters from The Narrators

‘The Narrators’, an initiative by Reshma Jain, gets literary gems on the wall in form of beautifully designed book posters. In short, get the text of …

Books

Bookbinding magic from the quaint streets of Venice

Did you know that Venice was one of the ancient seats of the book trade? Bookbinding as an art flourished in the venetian society. If you walk around …

View Jane Austen through objects that were a part of her life

Jane Austen…does she need any introduction? It is a truth universally acknowledged that the genius of Jane Austen stands in a league of its own. The …

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel comes with a beautiful cover depicting a braided bun of a woman with vibrant red hair. The fact that the woman’s face is …

Literature

Classics for children: Why you must encourage your child to read them.

Classics are forever. Today, with quick books that kids can skim through and the limitless releases of easy-to-read stories, it seems that kids may …

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Reading Corner: Create a book nook in your house

For a bibliophile, curling up with a good book is the ultimate luxury. It helps to have a reading corner, a special book-nook in the house. While an …

Furniture Design

A handbook for my lover..a handbook or erotic memoir?

Writer Rosalyn D’Mello’s first book, A handbook for my lover, makes a firm imprint on the much neglected genre of erotic memoir writing. What does …

Frantumaglia.....into the mind of Elena Ferrante

Writers have today, become celebrities of sorts. Why not? The pen is mightier than the sword and eager fans are always waiting to get a glimpse of …

Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang’s “The Last Vicereine”

1947. The year that India and Pakistan got ‘freedom’. The year that tore us apart, and joint us as well, in a sequence of events that still continue. …

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

The Little Gardener is a very simple story. Like in any good picture book, the pictures take the story forward, with minimal but very effective …

Book sculptures….out-of-the-book thinking?

I am at a book signing session, where author Padma Lakshmi is busy signing copies of her latest book. An elegant woman enters and presents her with …

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

This book was an ‘epic read’ as my students would have said it. In my words, it was ‘superbly awesome.’ Herman Koch’s unputdownable book simply …

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie on the danger of a single story

Thanks to the proliferation of social media, we are able to access varied points of view and make up our own narratives. When my friend Rupa, …

Famous opening lines in literature...well begun is half done?

The first line of a novel or literary work holds great responsibility…and if it sticks in the minds of readers, it will make the book timeless for …

150 Brilliant Ideas to Keep YOUNG MINDS Fit & Fine by Neeraa Maini Srivastav...a book giving tips to teenagers

Writing for the tween and teen community is always a challenge, and giving tips for teenagers, that is, presenting a self-help book (read ADVICE!), …

Things to Leave Behind...by Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale sets her historical novel, Things to Leave Behind, in a time that has been relatively unexplored in fiction. Set between 1840 and …

T4Tales: Bringing the bilingual reading experience to toddlers

Pridhee Kapoor Gupta, Founder and CEO, T4Tales<p>Indian publishers have come up with a great variety of bilingual books to introduce regional languages …

Dhanishta Shah

1 hour ago0<p>Lore of the land: Storytelling traditions of India by Nalini Ramachandran delves into the dynamic world of Indian stories<p>3 days …

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids: Sean Covey

There are some timeless principles that have a deep influence on all areas of our lives. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to instill these golden …