A Kingdom Destroyed Over a Magical Stepwell: ‘The Magic of the Lost Temple’ — An Excerpt

Whether it’s the concrete jungles in cities or the fresh, clean air in villages, a world of fantasy opens up if we look for one. Sudha Murty’s magical collection of stories, where little Nooni from the city goes exploring the village where her grandparents stay, opens up a pandora’s box of wonderful memories of our…

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness with Arundhati Roy — Opening Day at Penguin Fever 2017

“One of the great risks of success and fame in the arts is that you could become domesticated or domesticate yourself by wanting to replicate or…reward people’s expectations,” — said the inimitable Arundhati Roy in her lucid voice, enrapturing a packed auditorium as she opened this year’s Penguin Fever, a special edition of the Spring…

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5 ‘Consolidators’ You Should Know About

Prince Mathews Thomas is a renowned journalist who has written various reputed national dailies such as Economic Times, Business Standard, Dow Jones Newswires and Forbes India. In his book The Consolidators he tells the success stories of seven second-generation who turned around the companies they inherited from their fathers with their imagination, foresight, and gumption.…

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A Glimpse Into the Emotional Side of Indira Gandhi, An Excerpt from ‘Indira Gandhi: A Biography’

Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India. While most of her life was dominated by politics, only a few knew Indira’s non-political persona. Pupul Jayakar’s ‘Indira Gandhi: A biography’ seeks to uncover the many personalities that lay within Mrs Gandhi. The book also reveals the complex personality of Indira Gandhi—her thoughts and…

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Things You Didn’t Know About Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas is the author of The Hate U Give. It’s her debut novel, and she was first inspired to write it while still a senior in college after news that an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, had been shot in the back by police. A supporter of the  #BlackLivesMatter movement, she was enraged…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels. His works include masterpieces like Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently, Inferno. Three of his Robert Langdon novels have been adapted for the screen by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks. They have all been international blockbusters. Here are some of…

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