• Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

Mahabharata retellings for book lovers

It is said that everything that can happen in life has happened in the Mahabharata. No wonder then that the centuries old epic is still as relevant today as it…

Gendered words we must stop using

All living languages grow and adapt with the changing times and English is the prime example of that. The world has always been sexist and certain words in English reflect…

Book quotes to help you in Covid-anxiety

The second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in India and the numerous horrifying news about it, has led to many people feeling anxious about the future in such strange and…

Timeless poems by Rabindranath Tagore

Born on May 7, 1861 the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore has inspired generations of people through his writings, poetry and thoughts. Tagore was much ahead of his time and…

10 memorable characters created by Tagore

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart…

Cheerful books to read to stay positive

This novel is about dislocation and alienation, outsiders and losers, the tenuous and unconscious intersections of lives and histories, and the consolations of storytelling. It is unsentimental yet full of…

Oddly-soothing books on pandemics

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives, experts are advising people to stay at home and avoid large gatherings. Being under quarantine has lead to our lives slowing…

James Bond books adapted into movies

“My name is Bond, James Bond”, is one of the most iconic movie dialogues of all time. James Bond, the dapper and suave spy, and the face behind these lines…

The battle to save Sri Lanka’s leopards

(CNN) —   Having endured a bloody civil war from 1983 until 2009, Sri Lanka is now at peace and developing rapidly. That’s good news for the country as a…

Wildlife is flourishing around Fukushima

(CNN) —   Nearly a decade after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers have discovered that wildlife is thriving in the areas evacuated by humans, despite radiological contamination. On March 11,…