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What can we learn from the great parents of literature?

As parents we often question ourselves as to where we are going wrong, and what more can we do for our children. It’s not easy being a parent. Without any helping hand guiding you through the trials and tribulations of raising children, it becomes downright difficult. Fear not. We are here to help. Literature has, […]

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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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The mysterious stranger is back and this time, he is more wicked! A sneak peek into Novoneel Chakraborty’s ‘All Yours, Stranger’.

The photograph of love is sometimes so big that you can’t fit it into the frame of your relationship. If you force it, you are sure to lose some of it. Maybe most of it. Sitting at the bar, Rivanah watched as her boyfriend Danny danced with the ‘other’ girl in a close embrace. Rivanah […]

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A Woman’s Guide to Good Literature

“The emerging woman … will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied…strength and beauty must go together.” ― Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl Fiercely independent women making a place for themselves in a man’s world. Uninhibited female protagonists realizing their dream in the face of crisis. There is just so much more to women’s literature […]

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Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology – Devdutt Pattanaik at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

As Devdutt Pattanaik gets ready to grace the stage and enthral the audience with his superior oratory skills, the audience eagerly awaits. The intimate space of the Samvad allows the audience an atmosphere fit for storytelling and who better than to engage in an hour-long storytelling session? “Somewhere along the line, stories became the best […]

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