‘We That Are Young’, An Excerpt

Preti Taneja in ‘We That Are Young’ recasts ‘King Lear’ in fresh, eviscerating prose that bursts with energy and fierce, beautifully measured rage. The novel revolves around Devraj, founder of India’s most important company, who on retiring demands daughterly love in exchange for shares. Here’s an excerpt from the book. It’s not about land, it’s…

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Meet the Deities from Hindu Mythology

The Hindu mythology comprises of many deities who are worshipped in many forms across India. We all have heard stories about them and have been fascinated about by them. Award-winning author Sudha Murthy in her new book, The Man from the Egg brings together fascinating tales of the most powerful gods from the ancient world.…

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Six Science(Ish) Facts from Movies That Will Surprise You

Covering movies from 28 Days Later to Ex Machina, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks take the readers on a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more subjects that are invoked by your favourite movies. Here are six facts that will blow your mind: The Martian Jurassic Park Interstellar Back to the…

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7 Unputdownable Books We Got to Read in 2017

The year 2017 gave us some remarkable reads. From thriller to young adult, self-help to professional, we got ‘em all! So, if you are looking to round-up the year, here are 7 books out of those magnificent reads. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness The year 2017 saw the return of the Man Booker Prize Winner…

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Who is Chatur Chanakya and Why Should Children Meet Him? Radhakrishnan Pillai Answers

Radhakrishnan Pillai now writes for your young ones! Little Chanakya goes to school, standing up to bullies and maneuvering his way through tricky situations we all may have found ourselves in sometimes. But what inspired this journey? Let’s find out!    From Corporate Chanakya to Chatur Chanakya, what inspired this transition in writing for a different audience? It…

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Forever is True: Prologue

It has been six months since Prisha was pushed to death by the person she loved the most, Saveer. Novoneel Chakraborty is back with a riveting finale to his bestseller ‘Forever is a lie’. Here’s an excerpt from the prologue of the book. Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru Private cabin, 10.35 p.m. ‘I’m sorry, Prisha, but I…

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The Naked Blogger of Cairo, An Excerpt

Marwan M. Kraidy in ‘The Naked Blogger of Cairo’ uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings that took place in the Arab world from 2010 to 2012. Fueled by a desire of sovereignty, protestors flooded the streets and the media, voicing dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, videos and satire that called…

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What Health Risks Will You Be Taking on Your Trip to Mars

In ‘Science(ish)’, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks dwell on all the questions that your favourite sci-fi movies provoke. Inspired by their award-winning podcast, this popular science book dedicates each chapter to a different sci-fi classic, and wittily explores the fascinating issues that arise. Here’s an excerpt from the chapter on the movie ‘The Martian’ which…

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