Is Secularism a Colonial Concept?

How did India aspire to become a secular country? Given our colonial past, we derive many of our laws and institutions from England. We have a parliamentary democracy with a Westminster model of government. Our courts routinely use catchphrases like ‘rule of law’ or ‘natural justice’, which have their roots in London. In Republic of…

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Did You Know These Facts about Guru Nanak?

The continuing reality of the First Sikh hinges on his historical memory, and though memories return to the past, they are vital to the making of the future. The Sikh community continues to be shaped and strengthened by Guru Nanak’s memories. We are celebrating some of them by revisiting these facts from his life that…

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Perks of Being a Daydreamer!

Have you ever found yourself in worlds far away from the one in which you live? Well then, you and Daydreamer Dev have a lot in common. The Absolutely True Adventures of Daydreamer Dev by Ken Spillman chronicles three of Dev’s fantastic adventures thought up by his colourful imagination. Dev’s flights of fancy land him…

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Meet the Winged Angels And Beaked Devils from Stork-pur!

On a tranquil moonlit night, the echoing silence of Rose Garden is broken only by the cooing voices of a pair of doves and the chatter of a white-headed squirrel. The shrill, talkative Lovey and the gentler, melodic Dovey are telling Shikar all about the daring escapade that brought the beloved squirrel into their lives.…

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Gift Your Child Some Mindfulness!

Whether you’re an adult in a hectic work environment, or a child, mindfulness positively impacts the lives of all who practice it! Recent studies on mindfulness claim that incorporating this spiritual technique into your young ones’ life at an early stage will lead to great benefits later in their life. Trishla Jain’s The Mindfulness Picture…

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Happy Valentines Day from Your First Love, Books!

This Valentine’s Day, love thy neighbour, love thy friend, love this world, because love knows no end. The day to celebrate love is here, and what better way than to combine your love for books and reading with lines of love from the best writers on the subject? Here, we bring to you some of…

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Heartbreak, Sadness and Vampires

Love isn’t easy like Sunday morning. Seventeen-year-old Gehna Rai has normal friends, goes to normal school and belongs to a normally dysfunctional family. Everything about her is normal – except for the fact that she is also going to be a mom. Erma is a nerdy high-school drop-out and dreams of becoming a poker pro.…

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