Why and How do People Pray across the Earth?

(The Sun and the Moon will tell you) We all need a little time to re-affirm the healing, calming power of faith and to appreciate the plurality and flexibility of prayer, to appreciate prayers as a source of community rather than communalism. Children are usually already intuitively aware and accepting of spirituality and of individual…

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The Reluctant Billionaire – An Excerpt

Dilip Shanghvi is one of the most interesting and least understood business minds whose journey has been shrouded in mystery because of his reticence. The Reluctant Billionaire reveals the riveting story of the fiercely intense personality that lies beneath his calm demeanour. Based on interviews with over 150 friends, family members, rivals, former aides and…

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The Best of Ruskin Bond’s Years with his Daddy

At age eight, Ruskin goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music and walks and conversations with his father—a dream life for a curious and wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.  This Father’s Day, we revisit the story…

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Ruskin Bond on Friendship and Farewells

“It was 1947, and life was about to change quite dramatically for most of us” In the third part of his memoir, thirteen-year-old Ruskin Bond is back at school, doing what he loves – reading, goal-keeping, spending time with his friends and eating lots of jalebis. But things seem to be rapidly changing all around…

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Get to Meet ‘The Four Horsemen’

Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights – about religion and atheism, science…

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