Wisdom from The Puranas

The word ‘purana’ means old, ancient. The Puranas are old texts, usually referred to in conjunction with Itihasa (the Ramayana and the Mahabharata).The  corpus of the Puranas is immense, in scope, as well as in length. Taken together, the eighteen Puranas are four times the size of the Mahabharata. From Bibek Debroy’s translated volumes of…

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New Year, New Books!

What better way to start the new year than with some new books? This year, let’s all aspire to read more and encourage others to, too! Penguin presents a list of new books for the month of January. Which one of these will you start your year with? Democracy on the Road On the eve…

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Meet the Authors of The Ultimate Memory Handbook for Students

Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal are the authors of The Ultimate Memory Handbook for Students. In their book, they provide the ultimate hacks to memorize information, understand vast topics and answers from particular course studies. Giving tips on how to enhance memory and activities to train the brain in order to retain a wide range…

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Hungryalist Movement in India

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury’s The Hungryalists-The Poets Who Sparked a Revolution is the never-before-told true story of the Hungry Generation (or ‘the Hungryalists’)-a group of barnstorming, anti-establishment poets, writers and artists in Bengal in the 1960s. Braving social boycott, ridicule and arrests, the Hungryalists changed the literary landscape of Bengal (and many South Asian countries) forever.…

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