What We Learn About Our Times from ‘Shakti’

Structured as a fantastical, women-driven superhero story, Shakti by Rajorshi Chakraborti also gives us a scathing social commentary on present-day concerns of feminism, sexism, communal violence and mental health. Through the characters of Jaya, Arati, and Shivani – three women in Calcutta who are gifted with magical powers – Chakraborti takes us on a journey…

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Eternal and Exquisite- Ghalib and his Glorious Verse

Fluid like the poetry the world loves him for, the inimitable Mirza Ghalib was anchored only in his craft. Reflecting the truth of his time, his words stand testimony to the turbulent world he inhabited. Despite the chaos of his own life, Ghalib’s poetry burnt bright like a flame within him. His verses were rich…

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Here are 5 Things ‘My Value Collection’ offers

Nicky and Noni are just like you. They’re funny, they’re crazy-and like you, they love to have fun. But sometimes, just sometimes, they can be very naughty. That’s when they get into trouble. Author Sonia Mehta’s series of books for children — My Book of Values, is all you need to make a preachy value education…

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The Four Paws of Spiritual Success

When the Dalai Lama’s inner circle is set the task of providing His Holiness with a book that he can give his visitors, an unexpected volunteer stretches out her paws. The Dalai Lama’s Cat and The Four Paws of Spiritual Success summarises the four key elements of Tibetan Buddhism and, more importantly, communicates how it…

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Could Reforms Bolster India’s Financial Fault Lines?

Upendra Kumar Sinha has contributed significantly to shaping India’s capital markets in multiple roles, including as chairman of UTI Mutual Fund and head of the Capital Markets division in the Ministry of Finance. Credited with the revival of the mutual funds industry and bringing in reforms to protect the rights of investors, Sinha has spent…

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Cozy Up With these Books this January!

We are all loving the winter, because it makes for perfect weather to snuggle up with a nice, hot mug of tea (or any hot beverage of your choice) and – of course – a book.  No picture of cozy days is complete without books! If you feel the same way, we have some great…

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