Dilip Kumar Made Me Do It – An Excerpt from Ways of Being Desi

Ziauddin Sardar, the author of Ways of Being Desi boldly says that his identities draw on antecedents from all parts of the subcontinent. From the beauty of Bharatanatyam, to the poetic genius of Amir Khusrau and Faiz; from the universes created by Dilip Kumar and Guru Dutt to the untranslatable, indescribable taste of a perfect golgappa.…

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Kama: Should You Trust Someone Who Has Never Been Tempted?

Kama is both cosmic and human energy, which animates life and holds it in place. In Kama: The Riddle of Desire, Gurcharan Das examines how to cherish desire in order to live a rich, flourishing life, arguing that if dharma is a duty to another, kama is a duty to oneself. Everyone has temptations…right? Would you trust…

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Seven Incredible Moments from the Wishing-Chair Series

Of all the reasons to love Enid Blyton, The Wishing-Chair series is a big one. These books are full of fun, as we follow Peter and Mollie on strange and wonderful adventures on the Wishing-Chair. Together with Binky the pixie, the children visit exciting and magical places – from the Land of Wishes to Snoogle’s…

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Gurcharan Das’ Trilogy for Decoding Life

Gurcharan Das is a renowned author, commentator and thought leader. He is the author of two bestsellers, India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good, which are volumes one and two of a trilogy on life goals, of which Kama: The Riddle of Desire, is the third book. His first book, India Unbound focuses on…

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Get to Know the Author of Requiem in Raga Janki

An Indian English fiction writer and academic, Neelum Saran Gour is the author of Grey Pigeon And Other Stories,, Winter Companions And Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song Without End And Other Stories. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and journals and she has been an active book reviewer for the…

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The Art of Deceiving – the Life of The Perfect Imposter

Is Raju the perfect imposter? R.K.Narayan’s The Guide follows Raju, a corrupt tourist guide who, together with his lover, the dancer Rosie, leads a prosperous life before he is thrown into prison. After release he rests on the steps of an abandoned temple when a peasant passing by mistakes him for a holy man. Slowly,…

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Know Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya

The author of When Coal Turned Gold ParthaSarathi Bhattacharyya was a former Chairman and Managing Director of CIL (Coal India Limited). In his book, he tells the story of how the CIL joined the elite club of Maharatna PSUs after a resoundingly successful IPO. Along with this, he remembers the time when he dealt with…

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Ten Simple Rules for Dating a Bollywood Goddess

When charming, goofy Vicky Behl, everybody’s favourite scandalous leading man, and Kritika Vadukut gorgeous model/badminton player turned successful actress, meet on the sets of Ranjha Ranjha they find it hard not to give in to their attraction to each other amidst all the romantic numbers and their undeniable onscreen and off-screen chemistry. But will the…

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