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Harper Lee’s quotes that will change how you perceive the world.

Harper Lee is an incredible author. Until recently, she had published only one novel in more than half a century. ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’ won her the Pulitzer Prize, and later the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature, among a host of different accolades. The lady from the southern United States also possesses the […]

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Celebrating the rainbow brigade – 8 influential works on the LGBT community.

It has for long been assumed all over the world that men and women are assigned specific sexual roles that they must adhere to strictly, deviance from which can only harm the deviants. In economic terms, it can be explained as leaving a cartel. Pansie, fag, faggot and even ‘Bulgarians’ are terms that have been […]

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Authors, Editors

What are you reading this summer?

Ashok Banker: I’ve been reading four wonderful new hardcovers, all published in the past few weeks: The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik is the latest and perhaps the best of a recent trend in non-fiction books that utilize the latest scientific discoveries into the developing minds of young children to throw light on the human […]

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Authors, Editors

How to write the perfect love story – in four easy steps

Did you love Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland? Johanna Lindsey and Victoria Holt? At Random House, the girls at editorial decided to give in to their fantasies and commission some desi historical romances— we call them the purdah-jhadoka romances inhouse — with nawabs and zamindars and nautch girls. These were the books that we’d been […]

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