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Stories take time to come on paper

By Vishnu Makhijani An idea, an experience or even a fleeting moment can become a story. But the story does not get written immediately after you think of it. Sometimes the story ideas live dormant in the mind for years and then one…

Dante’s 700th death anniversary in Italy

Events were held across Italy to commemorate the 700th birth anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri, whose "The Divine Comedy" is deemed the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language. More…

Career options in Nutrition

By Ranjan K Baruah We eat food for getting energy and we also get engaged in different activities for which we need good food for good health. We have been studying about the importance of balanced diet since our school days. In simple…

What makes publishing industry tick

The Indian publishing industry is thriving with a wave of new publishers, international contracts, and authors but the average Indian reader and first-time author knows very little about the intricacies of the publishing process. In an…

Sita as an icon of the #MeToo Movement

By Vishnu Makhijani When Indian American writer Sini Panicker, a trained chemist who is a heroin profiler for the US government, began her research into the Ramayana in early 2018, the #MeToo Movement was extremely popular and highly…

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a man with a vision

By Sukant Deepak Exactly a year back, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had shifted to his small village in Maharashtra before the lockdown was announced. Luckily, he had his writing material and was with his family. Cut off from…

Penguin India to publish China Room

China Room by 2015 Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota, a riveting novel about two characters separated by more than half a century but united by blood inspired in part by the authors own family history, is to be simultaneously published by…

E-book revisits Mumbai’s iconic, British-era GPO

By Quaid Najmi Like many of the magnificent British-era buildings, the iconic General Post Office of Mumbai is a riot of turrets, big and small spires, minarets, big and small windows which allow light and air inside, topped off by a…