Amanda Noronha

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Keki Daruwalla’s novel of the Partition is the quietest work about an unquiet time

A big story is told through the fine print of personal relationships and the feelings of people living through difficult times.<p>Keki Daruwalla’s</i> …

Horseback Riding

17 Books All Gryffindors Will Love

Daring, nerve, chivalry, books.

Children’s Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2015

<i>We asked staffers at children’s publishing houses to tell us about their favorite children’s book they read this year (new or backlist), and how they</i> …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

Literature

Read again: The novel that just won the Sahitya Akademi award for English

Cyrus Mistry’s ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’ follows up on the DSC Prize with a second win.<p>“Oi, Elchi, you bloody drunkard! Still lolling in …

Deep Blue

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The Indian diaspora fiction that you really should be reading

Nina McConigley’s ‘Cowboys and East Indians’ captures immigrants’ experiences sensitively but without literary angst.<p>Nina McConigley grew up a fan of</i> …

Duckbill

14 Books That Will Make You Smarter

Here is what happened when I asked twenty-seven thousand people “What is page for page the book with the most wisdom you’ve ever read?”<p>My thinking …

Books

First read: Orhan Pamuk’s novel 'A Strangeness In My Mind'

An excerpt from the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author’s first novel in seven years.<p>It was at the wedding of his uncle’s eldest son, Korkut, …

Literature

A reader’s guide to the 11 books on the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature longlist

From treacherous hypocrisies of Indian society to the fictional retelling of a real life death sentence, this year’s contenders reflect the diversity …

How detective Shorty Gomes made it to the pages of a book

The creator of the sleuth from Goa recounts the long saga that led to the publication of the Shorty Gomes stories.<p>From 1975 to 1983 we lived at …

Literature

8 Timeless Books for Kids and Teens

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After Jhumpa: Six books of Indian diaspora fiction

A number of writers are following in Jhumpa Lahiri's footsteps to capture the experiences of Indians abroad through serious storytelling.<p>The …

Books

Mood Examples

A mood is a feeling or a person's specific state of mind at any particular time. A mood is also the prevailing emotion found not only in people but …

Mood - Examples and Definition of Mood

Mood Definition<p>In literature, mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.<p>Usually, …

Literature

How to Define the Mood of a Poem

Poetry has the power to evoke emotions and feelings in its readers and audience members, if it is read out loud. These emotions and feelings help …

Duck Duck Character - a fun drama closing game

Duck Duck Character – a fun drama closing game<p><b>Duck Duck Character</b> is, unsurprisingly, a spin on the childhood classic game Duck Duck Goose. This …

Drama Game: Why Are You Late?!

<b>Type:</b> Creativity, Improv<p><b>Procedure:</b> A fun improv game that includes a lot of players.<p><b>Procedure:</b><p>1. Ask six players to take the stage. Choose four of …

Man Booker International prize 2015: the finalists speak

<b>Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)</b><p><b>How would you describe your work to someone unfamiliar with it?</b><br>My novels often feature “grotesque” characters who hail from Congo’s poor, popular, working-class neighbourhoods.<p><b>Which of your books would you recommend to a reader approaching your work for the first</b> …

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL: Official HD Trailer

100 Books Every Teacher Should Read

I am by habit a bibliophile. I read at least 25 pages of a book per day which usually turns in to 40-60 books per year. I’ve written a few books …

Books

Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death

From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces and phases of grief.<p><i>“If you are protected from dark things,”</i> Neil Gaiman said in the context of his fantastic recent adaptation of the Brothers Grimm, <i>“then you</i> …

Books

An American schoolteacher learns confusing Hindu customs from a family in Nepal

Volunteering to teach in underdeveloped schools meant living with a local family and flouting rules inadvertently.<p>I had already learned much about …

Nepal

Drama Game: Affirmation

<b>Type:</b> Ensemble Building<p><b>Purpose:</b> This is a great activity to use at either the very beginning or very end of a session (or rehearsal). If used at the …

Drama Game: String Shapes

<b>Type:</b> Warm-Up, Ensemble Building<p><b>Purpose:</b> A great teamwork activity for all ages.<p><b>Materials:</b> A long piece of string (or yarn, twine, rope).<p><b>Procedure:</b><p>1. …