Category: Biblio

Pran

Of memories and comics: Pran’s Chacha Chaudhury

Today I realized something; although psychology firmly states that we could never be the same person that we were once at the age of seven, I and perhaps millions of...

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Rowling Continues To Roll

3 o’clock in the morning and I was still up, sitting on the bed, my head buried in a book. I could hear footsteps coming from the room above mine. It was gramps’, up...

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A fable called ‘Bal Narendra’

At a time when an anticipated Modi wave is the talk of every town, even children’s comics are roped in to promote ideologies, parties and above all, leaders. Bal...

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DU Beat staffer’s all time favorite books

There are books which we read and in that moment they make all the sense in the world, but soon they slip from our minds as reality slowly takes over but then there are...

Brooklyn Art Library

Four books that changed my life

For anyone who likes to read, immersing oneself into a story, a thought process, an idea, an opinion is so fascinating – our books become the little niches we make for...

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Book Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous

The latest book by Khushwant Singh that recently hit the bookstores is a compilation of 35 famous and controversial personalities through the eyes of the 98 year old...

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Book Review: Dozakhnama

Name of the author: Rabisankar Bal Translator: Arunava Sinha Genre: Magic realism Year of release: 2013 Price: Rs 399 Who is the better storyteller: God or Manto?...

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Book Review: Seeing like a Feminist

Title: Seeing like a Feminist Author: Nivedita Menon Year of publication: 2012 Feminist politics is complex, critical and contains a pattern of innumerable structures...

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Read them, don’t watch them!

Someone once said ‘those who say money can’t buy happiness are the ones who don’t have any’. That someone apparently had excellent insight into human mind,...

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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one. Anyone who has reconciled themselves to the fact that Khalid Hosseini has already  exhausted the stock of their...