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Friday , August 11 , 2017


LESSONS FROM DAUGHTER: Hyderabad-based blogger-writer Harimohan Paruvu (centre) released his book titled This Way is Easier, Dad: How My Daughter Saved Me from Growing Up (Jaico Books, Rs 350) based on interactions with his nine-year-old daughter, Anjali, at Oxford Bookstore on July 14. “My daughter taught me to look at the world with a lot more kindness,” said Harimohan, who started this book as blog posts which became very popular. Also present at the launch were Harimohan’s long-time friend PSR Anjaneyulu (left), IG BSF South Bengal frontier, and author Baishali Chatterjee Dutt. 

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TIGER TALE: Writer Anjana Basu (centre) cut a cake and released her book Eighteen Tides and a Tiger (TERI Press, Rs 250) at Oxford Bookstore on July 29. The third in her Jim Corbett Series, this book takes her protagonist Rohan to the Sunderbans, accompanied by someone he suspects to be “Corbett’s ghost”. “The idea for the series came to me on a trip to Nainital, when I found out that Corbett’s house in Almora is supposed to be haunted by his ghost. The Sunderbans has the largest tiger population in the country and it seemed like the perfect place to set Rohan’s most recent adventure,” said Anjana.

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BOND OVER FILMS: Masayuki Taga (left), consul-general of Japan, and filmmaker Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay at the inauguration of a three-day Japanese film festival at Nandan that was organised by the consulate general of Japan and Nihongo Kaiwa Kyookai Society, in collaboration with Nandan. Six films were screened with English subtitles that included both recent releases like A Tale of Samurai Cooking and classics like Rashomon. “It is a great initiative as such festivals give us an idea about what filmmakers in other countries are thinking,” said ‘Shibu’. He underlined the regard that masters like Satyajit Ray and Akira Kurosawa had for each other, quoting Kurosawa — ‘Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon’. “Films are an important tool for cultural ties as they are appreciated by a large number of people,” said Masayuki Taga.

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