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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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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The Life of Munshi Premchand

Munshi Premchand is regarded as one of the most important writers of Hindi-Urdu canon. His prolific style of writing widely contributed towards the shaping of the genre of short stories in India. Writing these short stories, Premchand used this opportunity to critique social issues such as moral bankruptcy, the plight of women, caste injustices, blind…

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Sangeetha Sreenivasan on Exploring the World of Acid

Acid by Sangeetha Sreenivasan is a gripping and powerful story about two women and their journeys of discovering their lives and the struggles that come with it. Kamala and Shaly, pose as two distinctive women living in an unusual household. Kamala’s twins, from her former marriage, take care of each other and are a part…

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Things You Didn’t Know About Enid Blyton

The name Enid Blyton has been synonym to the term children’s literature for over half a century. Being one of the world’s bestsellers in this genre, Blyton’s work continues to impact the sphere of children’s fiction till date. Her most famous works include Noddy, Famous Five, The Secret Seven, which have found a paramount place…

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