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Bilingual Fairy Tales

The magical story of Cinderella, whose unhappy life is transformed when she meets her fairy godmother!

The magical story of Little Red Riding Hood, who meets a wicked wolf in the woods, but escapes alive with the help of a kind huntsman!

The magical story of Hansel and Gretel, the brother and sister who have an enchanting adventure in the forest, which turns their bad luck around!

Bilingual Fairy Tales is a series of books aimed at helping young readers achieve proficiency in both Hindi and English. These illustrated retellings of popular fairy tales engage children, while building their skills and vocabulary in two..

Bilingual Fairy Tales

Gita: The Battle of the Worlds

When 11-year-old Dev's father dies, he can't stop lashing out at those he loves. Until he meets Sanjay – a sprite-like being who claims there is a battle raging inside Dev's own body. Sanjay embarks on a perilous journey beginning in the darkest realm at the bottom of Dev's spine. As he searches for the noble warrior Prince Arjun—the only hope to defeat wicked Prince Ego—Sanjay encounters starving mobs, thieving gangs, water worlds and lands of fire, until at last he finds Arjun on the battlefield, ready to fight for Dev.

This book attempts to take the messages of the Gita and make them more accessible to children and to also present the Gita as a universal message..

Gita: The Battle of the Worlds

BARD OF AVON's BIRTHDAY:

All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. -William Shakespeare, As You Like It

BARD OF AVON's BIRTHDAY:

A study for literature students

In the name of God is a fascinating thriller with twists and turns. An ideal plot for a new generation Bollywood movie. The book shot into limelight and became a national bestseller. Not because it was a book about bank scams. But because the main protagonist of the book was a diamond merchant named Nirav Choksi, the duo of the now infamous PNB bank scam. This despite the author's steadfast refusal to bask under the glow of the hottest breaking news of the day.

But that is not the reason why we will be talking about the book and its author here today. The book is a lesson for budding writers on how to develop multiple story plots and weave them..

A study for literature students

Dump sellers seek dedicated space, legality

Complete series of Sherlock Holmes at 25% of the MRP, Brand new copies of Penguin Classics at Rs 150 per kilogramme! Best selling novels at Rs 99, beautifully illustrated Coffeetable books at Rs 500 each will lure every book lover to these four, neatly decked up bookstores on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Marg, Daryaganj. Popularly known as the secondhand booksellers and dump booksellers, these stores have their own stories to tell and woes to share.

While being heavily criticised by the mainstream publishers for polluting and disrupting the usual flow of the book fairs at Pragati Maidan, these bookstores consider themselves as equal and a part of the publishing sector and as good..

Dump sellers seek dedicated space, legality

Tome that caters to intellect & faith

I often speculate if the progenitors of the sacred Rig Veda ever had the faintest idea of the word Hindu. When the venerated sages of the many mandalas that spawned this great compendium of lofty intellectual thought which also blends holy practice and earthy philosophy they were clear about one belief; worship of the Creator. The Rig Veda exhorts the individual to focus on the life here as opposed to the hereafter. It then permits or provides ways and means to connect with the Creator according to ones predilections and needs. Thus, one of the opening richa's of the Rig Veda categorically states: Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah (1.89.1 Rigveda), which in translation best reads as 'Let noble thoughts come to us from every direction'.
Tome that caters to intellect & faith

The JCB award: Promise of transparency

The JCB award: Promise of transparency

In a short and sweet event on 10 April, leading manufacturer of earthmoving equipment, the JCB Group offered a sumptuous Rs 25 lakh award to fiction writers in India, bringing equity to the prizes game. If the winning book is a translation, the translator will be awarded..

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Charles Allen and the meandering Vaigai

When'll we derive the 'Outcome' in NEP?

Recent news reports state that the HRD Minister has announced in a television interview that NCERT syllabus will be reduced by half, and it will be introduced from the year 2019 academic session.

If you recall, the MHRD has also announced that assessment..
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The comeback kids who set examples

The Life We Live!

What is the nature of human life? If you were to read Professor Jordan Peterson’s recent best-seller,12 Rules for Life, you will learn that human life is full of 'suffering' and our very existence in this world is a 'horrible' tragedy for which we need to 'make amends'. Life, in Peterson’s worldview, is 'nasty [and] brutish'.

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This novel sees a Sino-Indian nuclear war over water

This novel sees a Sino-Indian nuclear war over water

The novel, Radius 200 by author Veena Nagpal, has two facts at the centre of the fictional narrative that she weaves. 'Impending water scarcity and the very real danger..
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NCT book fair for schools, a mixed bag of plus & minus

NCT book fair for schools, a mixed bag of plus & minus

The Directorate of Education under the government of the NCT (National Capital Territory, in other words, Delhi) in February organised a Book Fair for schools at the government school in Dwarka Sec 22.
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Hillary Clinton on India book tour

Hillary Clinton on India book tour

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in India promoting her book and was descending the stairs of the Jahaz Maha palace in Mandu when she slipped and injured herself. Luckily someone was..
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The Great Indian Literature Festival, which took place in Udaipur between 3-5 March, was quite a departure from the other some 150 literature festivals which have cropped up across India over the last decade or so. The inception of TGILF was done under the vision to specifically position itself as a literature festival, which for the first time ‘discusses only literature and not cater to the glamour of celebrities in the garb of literature’, as put by Amit Shankar, the founder of the festival. Their motive was simple—have a platform to discuss and celebrate Indian literature and its many regional tenets, while also promoting young writers by mentoring them through the festival. There were sessions lined up to discuss a host of issues ranging from literature in cinema to exploring the dying art of writing, from understanding contemporary political trends to delving into the intricacies of regional language literature. The two-day festival also saw some of the sessions taken from being closed door to more open-air venues, lapped in the arms of nature and surrounded by Udaipur’s rustic charm.