‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to decorate using red, green and white! Check out these Christmas trees made using books. Who would have thought there could be so many innovative ways of using books to create trees?
Book cover design is an interesting art form, if you think about it. The cover is an expression, a description, of the contents of the book, but it should be neither too obvious nor too obscure – it has to reveal the book’s soul using a single image.
Shilpa Shetty sent the Twitterati into a tizzy today with her claim that Animal Farm by George Orwell is a great children’s book that encourages kids to be kind to animals. The hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews soon started trending at the top.
The name Malgudi evokes a nostalgic response in almost anyone you meet. Somehow it seems to bring about memories of a simpler, less complicated era in our lives, so much so that even Indians who've never experienced village life firsthand feel as though 'Malgudi' might be their 'native village'! Advertisers for quite a few products now use 'Malgudi' and its associations to help brand their products – fruit juice, restaurants, home-stays for tourists… Just why do we all collectively love Malgudi so much? Could be any or all of these reasons. 1. The travails of the common man. Most of R.K.Narayan's stories were extremely simple, and had simple plots – an ordinary person, most often a young boy or man, would be jolted out of his peaceful existence through no fault of his own, and be forced to grapple with problems that were obviously too complex for him. Somehow, he would emerge from the experience, not gloriously successful but not a complete failure either. There were no heroic characters. These could well be tales about the author's brother's equally popular creation, the Common Man. 2. The wry sense of humour. Feeling nostalgic? Here's the famous Malgudi Days theme song: While…
Funniest quotes by P.G.Wodehouse. These funny Wodehouse quotes on marriage, life, women, men, and more will have you rolling in the aisles!
Catch these intriguing factoids about Inferno the movie starring Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan, which hits theatres this Friday.
In One Indian Girl, for the very first time, CB seems to have a female protagonist. And a badass one at that. A woman who works, who proudly proclaims that she has an opinion on everything AND that she’s reviled for it, who’s had relationships before.
In The Wedding Photographer by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal, when wedding photographer Risha Kohli sits next to handsome young tycoon Arjun Khanna on a flight, sparks fly. Buy this smart, sassy, sexy novel here. Hour 3 Risha plugged her memory card into her laptop, grumbling to herself. Nidhi called this her ‘post-partum depression phase’, sifting through thousands of photos for the first cut selection. Unlike traditional wedding photographers, Risha didn’t believe in sending her clients thousands of photos to choose from. She spent a substantial amount of time on a thorough quality check. She painstakingly looked through each image, discarding the ones with poor lighting or resolution, cluttered frames and, most importantly, the non-candid images or ‘posers’. Most clients had a regular photographer to cater to requests such as ‘Hamare kitty party group ki ek photo lena’; they didn’t need Risha for that. Risha gulped down her lukewarm coffee, and started with the obvious thumbnails. Select, delete. Select, delete. If Risha ever quit her job to do photography full time, the first thing she would do would be to hire an assistant for this specific task. She loved taking photos and even enjoyed working on the album design, but the tedium…
The following are two excerpts from the book A Half-Baked Love Story. (Buy A Half-Baked Love Story at the best price here.) 2 July 2008. It was the first day at my new school. I had scored ‘pretty average’ marks in my secondary school exams. Well, 88.7 per cent was considered a ‘pretty average’ score in my family. But I had to change my school as my father wanted me to study in a reputed institution. So I was dragged away from my friends. That day, I felt like a primary school kid, unwillingly sent to an alien place. I had reached school in time so as to make a good impression on the teachers on my first day. I was missing my previous school and friends terribly. To make matters worse for me, I had taken up the sciences. Everything was making me anxious. I felt an urge to run away. I wasn’t really sociable, so I couldn’t gather the courage to introduce myself and make friends with the people around me. What if they say, ‘No, we can’t be friends with you’? I felt they should have been courteous enough to help me feel comfortable on my first…
The Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 was a 5-day literary extravaganza which not only involved writers, but people from all spheres of life, be it media, cinema, politics, art or business. The common objective was to have a dialogue, exchange of ideas, of experiences and meeting their other half – the readers.