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Breaking news: A Post Office in Daryaganj

PMG OFFERS TO HELP PUBLISHERS

The Post Master General of Delhi has promised a post office especially for publishers in Daryaganj, known as India’s publishing hub. Acknowledging the business potential of publishers in Daryaganj, Sujit Kumar Chowdhury says he is willing to understand and resolve their problems if representatives from the publishing community sit and discuss with him their specific issues. ‘I know who my competitors are, and if publishers are shifting from post office to other private services then that is a matter of concern for us.Just to serve the publishers of Daryaganj, I am willing to open a post office over there catering to
PMG OFFERS TO HELP PUBLISHERS

Children of economic immigrants almost never retain mother tongue: Kannan Sundaram

How do the global audiences receive Indian literary stalwarts? Have you ever felt an author (Somebody like Asokamithran) would have sold better and reached wider audience if they wrote in English more directly? For global audiences, Indian literary stalwarts essentially mean Indian writers in English. It is only now that the glass ceiling is cracking for writers of Indian languages.
Children of economic immigrants almost never retain mother tongue: Kannan Sundaram

NBT to host book fairs in panchayats

The National Book Trust (NBT), an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, is planning to host book fairs at the panchayat level to encourage the reading habit in villages.
The NBT is set to launch an ambitious scheme called the Panchayat Pustak Mela (Panchayat Book Fair), whose aim would be to organise regular book fairs in rural areas across the country. A senior official told The Hindu that, for starters, the NBT may test the waters with a book fair across the panchayat bodies in Maoistaffected Chhattisgarh.
The NBT recently brought out eight books in dialects used in the Bastar region of the State, in Devnagri script
NBT to host book fairs in panchayats

New ISBN online interface a Pandora’s box

The portal from where the ISBNs are requested have a trivialised interface. The book description box which demands less than 500 words doesn’t work even if your description has less word count than the aforesaid limit. Moreover, the description box doesn’t allow special characters highlighted in the screenshot. It is impossible to have a book description without proper..
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Puthaga Sangamam 2017 in Chennai a big hit

Institution, Chennai, has been organising Chennai Puthaga Sangamam (Chennai Book Festival) for the last five years in April to coincide with the World Book Day and copyright day – 23 April. This.. Read More

IGNOU joins hands with govt for ambitious library project

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is aiding an initiative of the Ministry of Culture under the National Mission of Libraries by way of creating a catalogue of libraries across India which apart from books includes artefacts and other resources..
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HRD Ministry begins remodelling, nationalising school education

Class 10 examinations reintroduced. Detainment policy returns. One more subject added to examination list. Class X is poised to become once again the crucial year for students, just as in the..
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Not even an original, Mr Tharoor!

Oscar Wilde wrote Picture of Dorian Gray

The prolific writer Sashi Tharoor is these days more in the news for all the ‘wrong reasons’, according to him. His latest book, An Era of Darkness, published..
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GLiterARTi: Gurugram’s sizzling LitFest

With stalwarts like travel writer, historian and co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival William Dalrymple present, the Gurugram Literary and Art Club (GLiterARTi) & DLF Club5 Fact & Fiction event was a fascinating literary afternoon that kept over 150 book lovers..

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