What Kind of a Traveller are You?

Don’t you agree that travellers are basically of a diverse breed?  For some, it can be the destination of self-discovery, while for others travelling to the same destination is like broadening their cultural horizons or going on a culinary quest. Regardless of the type of traveller you are, journeying to any new destination is a…

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Beautiful Lines From Sudha Murty’s New Book for Children!

“A long, long time ago, seawater was sweet and drinkable. How it became salty is a remarkable story.” India’s favourite storyteller brings alive this timeless tale with her inimitable wit and simplicity. Dotted with charming illustrations, this gorgeous chapter book is the ideal introduction to the world of Sudha Murty. Here are some quotes from…

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Five Reasons You Should Read ‘Siyasi Muslims’

Hilal Ahmed’s new book, Siyasi Muslims does not aim at defining Muslim politics in India. Instead, it looks at the ways in which Muslim politics as a template is used to describe statements, actions and processes. In other words, it studies Muslim politics as a political discourse—an intellectual mode through which certain specific notions of…

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Puzzled by Persia: A Tale of Mis-Adventures from ‘The Travel Gods Must Be Crazy’

Dreaming of glorious sunrises and architectural marvels in exotic places, energy economist Sudha Mahalingam often landed up in situations that were uproariously bizarre or downright dangerous. Punctuating her droll stories with breathtaking descriptions and stunning photographs, in her book The Travel Gods Must Be Crazy, Sudha invites readers on an unexpected and altogether memorable tour around the…

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