An Interview with Preeti Shenoy
Authors Exclusive / September 20, 2013

Preeti Shenoy has come a long way since being 'just a mother of two'. (Before irate homemakers-by-choice jump down our throat, let us hasten to clarify: that's the name she called her blog by! It's currently called, 'Much Love'.)

Review: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Review / September 12, 2013

The Lowland starts as the tale of two brothers; Udayan the iconoclast, and Subhash the conformist.  Udayan becomes a revolutionary and ends up doomed, Subhash chooses to be just a regular guy in the pursuit of happiness – but with one exceptional action – the reverberations of which affect him deeply, all his life.

Was Ganesha an Editor?
Article / September 9, 2013

A tongue-in-cheek investigation into Ganesha’s role in writing the epic of epics, the Mahabharata. Did he just take dictation…. or did he play a more active role in shaping this greatest of all sagas?

September 2013 Book Releases
News and Events / September 7, 2013

September brings with it the first whiff of the festival season, and also some mindblowing new books! Here's a sneak peek into a few of them. Adventures with Hanuman, My Journey by Abdul Kalam, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and many more.

Top Teachers Day picks!
Uncategorized / September 5, 2013

“Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon ‘in service,’ which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.” ― Neal Shusterman, Bruiser Whether your teachers need therapy after dealing with you, or the other way around….  check out these awesome Teachers Day picks from us. Goodbye, Mr. Chips! Author: James Hilton Click for latest prices An old-fashioned, sentimental novella about an old-fashioned yet beloved teacher of boys at an English school. Mr. Chips, like many teachers who go on to become favourites among their students, was not the most brilliant teacher at his school, but his dedication and, later in the book, his blossoming sense of humour contributed towards his popularity among the boys. A comfortable, feel-good book about bygone times.   The Offering : The Story of Ekalavya and Dronacharya Author: Hansa Pathak Click for latest prices A look at the dark side of student-teacher relationships. We all know this story of a wily old teacher who demands a terrible sacrifice from his best student just to appease his favourite one … but Campfire brings alive the mythological tale in a scintillating graphic novel format. An…

A Luddite’s take on e-books; how I (almost) converted..
Article / August 25, 2013

The joys of e-books are essentially the basic miracles of the digital age – speed, convenience, security (if you take a backup, and you should) and, sometimes but not always, price – the e-book versions of books typically retail for lower than the price of the paperback/hardcover versions. And look, Ma – no trees cut!

The Patriot Games: Expressing my National Pride in a Globalising World
Article / August 13, 2013

As our country gets ready to celebrate one of its biggest national holidays, citizens all over its length and breadth will gear up to put up a dazzling show of national pride. School teachers will teach their pupils patriotic songs. Housing societies will organize flag hoisting ceremonies, preceded by a seemingly polite but emotionally charged battle over which member will do the honours.