Eight Things You Didn’t Know About A.K. Ramanujan

Journeys offers a glimpse into the life of A.K. Ramanujan (1929-1993), one of India’s finest poets, translators, folklorists, essayists and scholars of the twentieth century, is a stalwart in India’s literary history. His translations of ancient Tamil and medieval Kannada poetry, as well as of UR Ananthamurthy’s novel Samskara, are considered as classics in Indian…

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6 Things you didn’t know about Delhi

Delhi Darshan: The History and Monuments of India’s Capital by Giles Tillotson provides a fascinating account of Delhi’s built heritage, from the traces of the earliest settlements at Indraprastha, through the grand legacies of the Delhi Sultans and the great Mughals to the ordered symmetries of Lutyens’ Delhi and the towering skyscrapers of Gurgaon. We learn some interesting…

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7 places that should be a part of your Delhi Darshan

Filled with quirky details and original insights, as well as a section on important monuments, Delhi Darshan by Giles Tillotson is a lively and informed account of the many fascinating twists and turns in the national capital’s built history and an original reflection on the many transformations of its urban landscape. Here’s a list of 7…

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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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