Mighty Raju Series of #ChildrensBooks

Summer vacations are the best times to encourage children to take up hobbies that can help mold young lives by being an amalgamation of learning and fun. Reading and indulging in activity books are just a few of them of them. Encouraging young children to read on their own needs a careful selection of books, …

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Winning Like Virat, Think & Succeed Like Kohli

I am not a Cricket fan and neither do I follow the game. This one statement has already made me stand in the 5% population of India who does not follow the one game, India follows like a religion. Anyway, this year, on the 10th anniversary of the IPL (Indian Premier League) I decided to …

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7 Reasons Why You Must Read “How I Became a Tree” by Sumana Roy

As a nature lover, I have always felt connected with the flora and fauna. Assessing the passage of time and syncing major events of my life with the trees, flowers, fruits and fragrances has been a hobby that I have been proud of. This was why, when I chanced upon this book, I was immediately …

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The #ChildrensBooks I read this January

During the school winter vacations, I bought as many children's books as I bought other reads to last me almost the year. So you can expect a number of reviews of children's books this year because I am more excited than my daughter to read those titles and share how my child liked them. The …

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These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape

While shopping for books in December, I chanced upon this anthology with a vibrant cover and an interesting title. While I was amazed by the illustrations, the blurb of the book was the real charmer that inspired me to pick this book. The book promised funny, dark, richly layered debut collection of stories, something I …

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Our Nana Was a Nutcase

At this time every year, I am eagerly noting down book recommendations to shop enough books to (almost) last me the whole year. This was when, while browsing through the list of winners of the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016, I spotted Our Nana Was a Nutcase by Ranjit Lal. It has bagged the Jury's award …

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Amir Khusrau – The Man In Riddles

My childhood was spent working my way through many riddles with my grandfather. Many of these riddles were skillfully crafted by my grandpa's favorite shair ~ Amir Khusrau in a way that the answer lay in the question itself.  Well-versed with reading and writing Urdu and Persian among a dozen other languages, my grandfather had …

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The Temple Tiger And More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

This is the second book of the three book series on man-eaters by Jim Corbett famous for hunting a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. Strangely though, I chose to read only this book from the series to test waters. I picked this book on Ruskin Bond's recommendation in his book The …

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