Encouragement that Made Rudyard Kipling the Writer he was

In the cultural hub of 1880s’ Lahore Kay Robinson has taken over as editor of the Civil and Military Gazette. Assisting him is the young and impressionable Rudyard Kipling, a lonely, impulsive man who dreams of becoming a writer. Kipling’s literary pursuits have been dismissed as fanciful and foolish by his previous boss. But Robinson is…

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10 Things you Didn’t Know about the Heart

Through fascinating personal experiences and path breaking historical developments, cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar’s Heart-A History presents a wonderful, lyrical insight into the mysteries of the heart-‘the inscrutable shuddering  mass’ whose mysteries have been revealed in sporadic discoveries over the centuries and only radically in the last century (and the intrepid, brilliant men and woman at the…

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The Struggle between Kama Pessimists, Optimists and Realists

Kama: The Riddle of Desire by Gurcharan Das is a fascinating account of love and desire that sheds new light on love, marriage, family, adultery and jealousy. The book weaves a compelling narrative soaked in philosophical, historical and literary ideas while talking about Kama optimists, pessimists and realists. But how are these characterised? Let’s find out in…

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Where to Next, Hippie?

In his new novel Hippie, Paulo Coelho draws on his own experiences to tell the story of Paulo, a young man looking for deeper meaning in his life. Paulo’s journey’s take him around the world. Take the quiz below to see which city you should travel to!   In Hippie, his most autobiographical novel to date,…

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5 Things To Know about Murakami’s Killing Commendatore

1. Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Killing Commendatore, will be published in the UK on the 9th October 2018. 2. The novel is a two-part story in one volume – Part 1: The Idea Made Visible and Part 2: The Shifting Metaphor. 3. The novel is centred on art and its creation. The story centres on a painter dealing with his separation from his…

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Three James Patterson Titles your Little Ones Shouldn’t Miss

James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today and has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. From Hero to Zero is his latest book, in which Rafe visits the incredible city of London with his class. Out…

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Your Puffin Reads this Autumn

This autumn, we have a list of books full of adventure for your little ones! You can send them to solve a mystery with Feluda and Topshe or to meet the ghosts from Ruskin Bond’s world. They can hang with the two most popular avatars of Lord Vishnu or read Sonia Mehta’s fun series on how…

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Books on Gandhi that you Must Not Miss

We all know Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as an eminent freedom activist and an influential political leader who played a major role in India’s struggle for independence. He lead an interesting life that continues to inspire many. In view of Gandhi Jayanti week, we’ve put together a list of books that you should read, on the…

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