North East  /  Published 04.09.19

Book dream comes true in organic library in Guwahati

From small difficulties arise great dreams.Anjan Nag, an ardent book lover, was initially disheartened to learn that a majority of those who had appeared for the high school leaving examination in his...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

War and Peace: Objectionable material on our bookshelves

Last week, the Bombay High Court judge hearing activist Vernon Gonsalves' bail plea in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case brought up among other things a certain book that was found in the activist's home. ...
By Upala Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.08.19

Books the game changer in Calcutta

Books have changed the lives of nearly a thousand teenagers from the South Dum Dum Municipality area.Children of household help, few of them went to school a decade ago and even those who did dropped ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 14.08.19

6 authors of different genres pen down what freedom means to them

I moved to India with my husband, my six-month-old son and my pup on August 15, 2014, ironically India’s Independence Day, with the vision of regaining some of the independence that we had lost sinc...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

The hollowness of the new education policy

For the last couple of months, the country has been occupied in a discussion on the draft national education policy. Academics and academic institutions are worried about the impending spectre of havi...
By G.N. Devy in

Books  /  Published 15.07.19

Books: From crime fiction to Bollywood to music

Rich man decides to write his will and calls everyone who stands to gain from his death, to a remote manor where an unexpected death occurs. Sounds familiar? What could be the premise of many Hercule ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 09.07.19

Lessons on Tagore and Naga tribes, a pot-boiling thriller and an old friend

The leitmotif of nature can be strongly felt in most of Tagore’s texts. Delving deep into this very thought is author Debarati Bandyopadhyay, teacher in the department of English at Visva-Bharati, S...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 05.07.19

Must-reads for every chocolate lover

This delicious French novel tells the tale of Vianne Rocher, her daughter Anouk and Anouk’s imaginary rabbit-friend Pantoufle as they open a chocolate shop in the stiff upper-lipped Christian villag...
By Emily Ahern and Priyanka Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.19

Chagrin and admiration for today's youth

The other day, a first-year college student complained bitterly that her generation is completely misunderstood. It is thoughtlessly stereotyped as selfie-obsessed and self-centred. She recommended th...
By Devi Kar in

Books  /  Published 24.05.19

An entrepreneurial spark led to Book Thela

Entrepreneurial flair and the need to see your own burgeoning business can arrive at any point of time in life. For Riticka Srivastav, it happened while she was still in college. What started with del...
By Shrestha Saha in


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