The Art of Deceiving – the Life of The Perfect Imposter

Is Raju the perfect imposter? R.K.Narayan’s The Guide follows Raju, a corrupt tourist guide who, together with his lover, the dancer Rosie, leads a prosperous life before he is thrown into prison. After release he rests on the steps of an abandoned temple when a peasant passing by mistakes him for a holy man. Slowly,…

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Know Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya

The author of When Coal Turned Gold ParthaSarathi Bhattacharyya was a former Chairman and Managing Director of CIL (Coal India Limited). In his book, he tells the story of how the CIL joined the elite club of Maharatna PSUs after a resoundingly successful IPO. Along with this, he remembers the time when he dealt with…

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Ten Simple Rules for Dating a Bollywood Goddess

When charming, goofy Vicky Behl, everybody’s favourite scandalous leading man, and Kritika Vadukut gorgeous model/badminton player turned successful actress, meet on the sets of Ranjha Ranjha they find it hard not to give in to their attraction to each other amidst all the romantic numbers and their undeniable onscreen and off-screen chemistry. But will the…

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Premchand on Screen: Movies Based on His Books

Munshi Premchand, widely lauded as the greatest Hindi fiction writer of the twentieth century, wrote close to 300 short stories over the course of a prolific career spanning three decades. His range and diversity were limitless as he tackled themes of romance and satire, gender politics and social inequality, with unmatched skill and compassion. Premchand…

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Not Just Grades- An Excerpt

In the race to admit more and more children in privately run, English-medium schools and orient them to a world of cut-throat competition and grades-based performance, the quality of education is suffering. Not Just Grades by Professor Rajeev Sharma, is about schools that have proved that it is possible to yield positive personal development together…

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DIY step-by-step Guide to Glowing Skin

With recipes of home-made face masks and knowledge of basic garden-variety fruits and vegetables for glowing skin and a healthy body, Vasudha Rai’s Glow has a plethora of ways in which you can attain a radiant life the natural way! While make-up can help in hiding your blemishes, the combinations from this book will give…

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The Last Englishmen: Finding the Story

Deborah Baker’s new book is titled The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire. In this special piece by the author, she tells us how she came across this story. My intention always was to write a book set in India during WWII. I wanted to find a story that would contrast the Indian experience…

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A Photo-Journey of Lahore

Imagining Lahore by Haroon Khalid is an anecdotal travelogue that talks about the city of Lahore and its origin. From its emergence under Mahmud Ghaznavi to recasting it as the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Khalsa empire, Lahore has influenced the subcontinent’s political, social and social atmosphere time and again. The city continues to cast…

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