Best of Bournvita Quiz for You!

The award-winning Bournvita Quiz Contest started as a radio programme in 1972, then shifted to television in the 1990s. Since 1994, it has been hosted by Asia’s best-known quizmaster, Derek O’Brien, in his inimitable style, and it holds the record for being the longest-running knowledge game show on Indian television. This definitive edition comprises a…

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Do Better with Less – An Excerpt

The world faces a stark challenge: meeting the needs of over 7 billion people without bankrupting the planet. India, with its large population and limited resources, is at the very epicentre of this challenge. Packed with over fifty case studies, Do Better with Less: Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth by the bestselling authors of Jugaad Innovation offers six proven…

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Behind the Scenes of Sarnath Banerjee’s ‘Doab Dil’

In his book, Doab Dil – employing a philosopher’s mind and an artist’s eye – Sarnath Banerjee takes us to still places in a moving world, the place where two rivers (do ab) meet and forests write themselves into history. Here are some of the illustrations from the book – in their raw form! From…

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A River Sutra : an Excerpt

An elderly bureaucrat escapes the world to run a guest house on the banks of India’s holiest river, the Narmada, only to find he has made the wrong choice. Too many lives converge here. Among those who disturb his tranquility are a privileged young executive bewitched by a mysterious lover; a novice Jain monk who…

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Meet the Different Avatars of Goddess Devi

Uma, Durga, Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati-they are all avatars of the Devi.  There are probably more forms of Devi than any other deity, for temples are dedicated to the goddess in every Indian village. She is energy and power, the ultimate destroyer of evil. From The Book of Avatars and Divinities, we quote some of these…

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Are You Balanced?

Take this quiz to find out!           In his debut book, Life’s Amazing Secrets, Gaur Gopal Das distils his experiences and lessons about life into a light-hearted, thought-provoking book that will help you align yourself with the life you want to live.

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The Editor on Why Sohaila Abdulali’s Book on Rape is Important

By Manasi Subramaniam What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape comes at a time when we have just begun to talk – actually talk – about rape. There is a great danger in referring to such a book as ‘timely’. Not only does that seem opportunistic, it also trivializes and oversimplifies sexual violence entirely.…

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Wise Words from The Rabbit and the Squirrel

A story of thwarted love, and an ode to the enduring pleasures of friendship, The Rabbit and the Squirrel is a charmed fable for grown-ups, in which one life, against all odds, is fated for the other. From Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s new book, we came across a list of wise words for you. A story of thwarted love,…

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