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Santosh Bakaya invites all the peace and ‘love-mongers’ to be ambassadors and tell the modern Thor to his face that the countdown of his days has started.

Be the Ambassadors of Peace and Love: A Review of Where are the Lilacs?
Be the Ambassadors of Peace and Love: A Review of Where are the Lilacs?
Santosh Bakaya invites all the peace and ‘love-mongers’ to be ambassadors and tell the modern Thor to his face that the countdown of his days has started.
Author Santosh Bakaya reading from her book Flights from My Terrace
Flights From My Terrace – Santosh Bakaya’s New Book Launched
The Significant League (TSL) launched eminent author Dr Santosh Bakaya's much awaited collection of essays Flights From My Terrace in Delhi. A report.
Thwarted Escape: A Cathartic Memoir - Book Review
Thwarted Escape: A Cathartic Memoir – Book Review
Shabir Ahmad Mir, noted young poet, writer, literary critic dissects the intricacies of an immigrant woman's inner sojourns, as a child woman, a woman and mother, and also...
Where Are The Lilacs - In Conversation with Author Dr. Santosh Bakaya
Where Are The Lilacs – In Conversation with Author Dr. Santosh Bakaya
Dr Santosh Bakaya, author of the phenomenal peace poetry collection Where Are The Lilacs and Ballad of Bapu, speaks to Lopa Banerjee, of Learning and...
Scream and Other Urbane Legends by Dr Koshy AV
Book Review: Scream and Other Urbane Legends By Dr Koshy AV
The genre of short story in order to claim its rightful place needs to evolve and diversify like the Novel has already done. It is from this perspective that this collection...
Beyond Apu - 20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee: In Conversation with Author Amitava Nag
Beyond Apu – 20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee: In Conversation with Author Amitava Nag
To capture a close shot of the man, the actor and the thought processes behind the name ‘Soumitra Chatterjee', Silhouette Magazine editor and noted film critic...
Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey
Bon Voyage: Excerpt from Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
An excerpt from my memoir/nonfiction novel 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', published by Authorspress in October 2016.
Scream and Other Urbane Legends by Dr Koshy AV
Scream and Other Urbane Legends: Dr Koshy AV’s First Short Stories Collection
Dr Koshy AV's first short stories collection 'Scream and Other Urbane Legends' was brought out by Lifi Publications on January 10th at New Delhi World Book Fair. The launch...
‘Allusions To Simplicity’: In Conversation with Dr. A. V. Koshy, Poet, Critic, Author, Educationist About His Poetry Collection
‘Allusions To Simplicity’: In Conversation with Dr. A. V. Koshy, Poet, Critic, Author, Educationist About His Poetry Collection
Allusions to Simplicity is Dr. Koshy A.V’s first solo collection of poetry. He speaks to Lopa Banerjee, author of the memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's...
Author Lopa Banerjee Launches her Debut Memoir Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey
Author Lopa Banerjee Launches her Debut Memoir Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey, published by Authorspress, Delhi, is Lopa Banerjee's debut memoir/narrative nonfiction work - a personal journey of seeking...
ParentEdge Magazine Lauds Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm
ParentEdge Magazine Lauds Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm
'The highlight of the book is the author’s storytelling style, one of warmth and sincerity. Ramendra Kumar has the knack of presenting weighty themes with a light touch.,'...
Anything but KHAMOSH
Anything But KHAMOSH – A Review
Anything but KHAMOSH, the biography of Shatrughan Sinha has many parts that will remain with you and leave a lasting impact, reviews Peeyush Sharma.
The Currency of Trust in Effective Parenting
The Currency of Trust in Effective Parenting
Ramendra Kumar presents two positive stories of how effective parenting prevented kids from wilting and helped them bloom and blossom.
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A Thousand Unspoken Words: A Seething Saga of Love
A brief review of the acclaimed novel 'A Thousand Unspoken Words' by award-winning author and scriptwriter Paulami Duttagupta, published by Readomania.
‘The Broken Home’, the English translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s magnum-opus novella ‘Nastanirh’
The Broken Home, English Translation of Tagore’s ‘Nastanirh’
The Broken Home happens to be the second only translation of Tagore's Nashtanirh, and the only one available in Amazon. Written by Lopa Banerjee, Deputy...
Chatting with children at Bookaroo, Children's Literature Festival
Joy in Jaipur: Story-telling at Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival 2016
Renowned author of children's books conducted five story telling sessions for different age groups at the Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival.
Igniting Key- An Embodiment of the Soul, the Mind and the Heart
Igniting Key- An Embodiment of the Soul, the Mind and the Heart
Review of book of poems by Pramila Khadun - a trilogy by a triumvirate, an exciting journey into and sojourn in the world of poetry. The beautifully interwoven layers in each...
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
An intimate author interview with prolific poet Sanjeev Sethi regarding his latest collection 'This Summer and That Summer'.
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas - A Book Review
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review
A detailed, analytic book review of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania, edited and curated by Incredible Women of India.
The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio, 1509, showing Plato (left) and Aristotle (right)
Raphael
showing Plato (left), pointing up to the ideals, and Aristotle (right), reaching out towards the physical world. (Pic: Wikimedia Commons)
Notes On Literary Criticism by Dr A V Koshy
The whole concept of literary criticism arises, maybe, out of a question: On what basis do we judge a book/text as being better than another book/text? Is it subjective, based...
After each of the sessions I was besieged by autograph hunters.
CCLF–2016: Uber Cool and Ultra Creative
Ramendra Kumar writes about the engaging Creative Writing Workshop and Story Telling Sessions at Chandigarh Children’s Literature Festival CCLF 2016.
Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence
The Incandescence of Smita Patil
Smita Patil, the book, is a detailed chronicle of the actresses' work. It is the sum total of the amazing roles essayed in an eventful career by an actress with star quality,...
Raising Happy Kids
Raising Happy Kids
"If you want to raise positive kids, give them a positive environment at home. This fact simply is not negotiable." Ramendra Kumar, the author of Effective Parenting:...
Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Unforgettable Voice and His Musical Journey
Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Unforgettable Voice and His Musical Journey
"Jagjit Singh's songs celebrate life and comment on its inequalities. He added new expressions, surprising twists and new instruments, revolutionising the performance of the...
Effective Parenting Tips: Never Measure The Worth Of Your Child
Effective Parenting Tips: Never Measure The Worth Of Your Child
Never measure the worth of your child in terms of her performance. Even if she is neither brilliant in Maths, nor talented in painting, neither terrific in tennis nor a wizard...
Parenting Tips from Effective Parenting A New Paradigm Book
Parenting Tips #2: Be A Friend
Give your child the power of trust and support which she can count on at all times.
Parenting Tips from Effective Parenting A New Paradigm
Parenting Tips #1: Bedtime Talks
Parenting Tips #1: Make sure the last thoughts in your child's mind before she sleeps are those of caring and sharing.
A Review of The Significant Anthology
A Review of The Significant Anthology
Sitting down with The Significant Anthology is like being invited to sit in some great meeting place around a glowing campfire. You don’t want to get up, close your eyes,...
Ramendra Kumar explaining to a student
Story Telling Session in Workshop on Effective Parenting
Ramendra Kumar's straight from the heart, hands-on approach to parenting received an excellent response at the Workshop on Effective Parenting and Story Telling.
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
A unique, experimental poetic form, the Roseate Sonnet, invented by Dr. A.V. Koshy and inspired by the symbol of the rose, that also inspired other poets to try it.
Worldwide Launch of The Significant Anthology
Worldwide Launch of The Significant Anthology
When thinking about the diverse themes, ideas, styles, forms and voices that coalesce in this anthology, it is this all-pervading attribute of peace and the unifying spirit...
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Prepare and Practice with Olympiad Champs’ E-Courses for Olympiad Exams
Olympiad Champs’ e-courses let students practice and revise for Olympiad exams. Olympiad e-courses are available for subjects Mathematics, Science, and English
Lord Jagannath Tales: Chera Panhara, The Royal Sweeper
Lord Jagannath Tales: Chera Panhara, The Royal Sweeper
The tradition of Chera Panhara started by King Purushottama Deva continues to this day. It is the most famous ritual associated with the Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra. During...
Olymp6iad Science book for Class
Sharpen Your Olympiad English for Olympiad 2015
All the questions in Olympiad English books are designed in a way so as to clear misconceptions and strengthen the knowledge about the subject.
Science Olympiad Class 6 Books For Olympiad 2015
Gear Up for Science Olympiad 2015
The Science Olympiad books and course material contain a wide range of thought provoking questions that tests the student’s knowledge and capabilities thoroughly.
Prepare Well for Maths Olympiad 2015
Prepare Well for Maths Olympiad 2015
Olympiad Champs Mathematics books for Classes 1 to 8 are one of its kind books intended for students who are keen to appear in world’s renowned Maths Olympiad exams.
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Story of Dasia Bauri
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Story of Dasia Bauri
One night Dasia and his family had nothing to eat. Lord Jagannath appeared at the gate in disguise asking for food. 
Lord Jagannath Tales: Experience of Goswami Tulsidas
Lord Jagannath Tales: Experience of Goswami Tulsidas
The experience of Goswami Tulsidas, the great devotee of Lord Rama.
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Anecdote of Arjun Mishra
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Anecdote of Arjun Mishra
"Bhagwat Gita was as good as the body of Krishna and the scratch he had made on the text was reflected on the back of the Lord."
Tales of Lord Jagannath: The Account of Ganapati Bhatta
Tales of Lord Jagannath: The Account of Ganapati Bhatta
The story behind the appearance of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra in Ganapati Vesha at the Snana Mandap.
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Tale of Mania Das
Lord Jagannath Tales: The Tale of Mania Das
This year the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has assumed immense significance because of Nabakalebara which is happening after a gap of 19 years. To commemorate this occasion,...
After travelling quite some distance, Vidyapati found he had lost his way in a forest.
Lord Jagannath Tales: In Search of the Divine
This year the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has assumed immense significance because of Nabakalebara which is happening after a gap of 19 years. To commemorate this occasion,...
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language
A Book Review of “Beckett’s English Poetry : Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language” by Dr A.V. Koshy published by Authorspress Global Publishing Network....
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens in the bicentennial year of birth: representation, art and aesthetics in commercial and industrial England as mirrored in ‘Hard Times’.
Ramendra Kumar and the participants at the Creative Writing Workshop
Creativity Unplugged
"Whenever I find I am not making much headway in one area of creativity I switch genres and move on." Ramendra Kumar writes about the National Level Workshop on Creative Writing...
Effective Parenting Book Creates A Splash 
Effective Parenting Book Creates A Splash 
Ramendra Kumar, author of Effective Parenting : A New Paradigm conducted a workshop based on the ideas culled from his book at a leading school in Rourkela.
In Conversation with Ramakanta Das on His Poetry Collection 'Grass Flower'
In Conversation with Ramakanta Das on His Poetry Collection ‘Grass Flower’
The author and poet extraordinaire Ramakanta Das, speaks about the symbolism, the elements of mythology and the subtle Hindu philosophies represented in his poetry collection...
Ramendra Kumar  is a national award winning author
Effective Parenting Print Edition Launched
Ramendra Kumar is a national award winning author with 25 books to his name. The book is straight from the writer’s heart, it has hands-on approach to parenting and the...
‘Crossed and Knotted’: An Intricate Tapestry of Stories, A Composite Novel
‘Crossed and Knotted’: An Intricate Tapestry of Stories Weaves India’s First Composite Novel
Crossed and Knotted Book Review: The unique experience of reading separate stories woven together to form an intricate tapestry.
Roots and Meanderings Review – The Cast Is Kaleidoscopic
Roots and Meanderings Review – The Cast Is Kaleidoscopic
Roots and Meanderings Anthology of Selected Short Stories a wholesome package ranging from the joyful to the poignant to fond remembrance and perchance fulfillment.
Roots and Meanderings — A Collection of Ten Fresh, Engaging Fictional Narratives
Roots and Meanderings — A Collection of Ten Fresh, Engaging Fictional Narratives
"The delightful collection of short stories in Roots and Meanderings has a very striking resonance to the name of its title... an interesting blend of ordinary, everyday experiences...
Roots and Meanderings - Anthology of Selected Short Stories Launched in Kindle edition on Amazon
Roots and Meanderings – Anthology of Selected Short Stories Launched in Kindle edition on Amazon
Roots and Meanderings - Learning and Creativity Anthology of Selected Short Stories is now out in Kindle Edition on Amazon. This book, born out of Short Stories Contest...
A Treatise on Poetry for Beginners [Kindle Edition] is available on Amazon
Book Review: ‘A Treatise On Poetry For Beginners’ by Dr. Ampat Koshy
Dr. Koshy’s ‘Treatise’ is a journey to make his readers understand why and how, poems through the ages, through their similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration,...
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Walker is available on Amazon, Amazon India and Flipkart
In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens: Lives of Some Phenomenal Black Women
These women have searched for independence, creative and spiritual liberty and aesthetic fulfillment within their restrictive sociocultural milieu. Walker expresses the spark,...
A Tug of War
A Tug of War – Fails To Engage
'A Tug of War' offers too much of 'gyaan' that can get repetitive.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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Revisiting the Gothic, the Metaphysical in Wuthering Heights
Over the years, the novel has been regarded as one of the most powerful works of art due to its depiction of the passion and relationships, the physical and spiritual struggles...
His fourth book released in 2010 saw the poetic innovation in the form the twenty-one line fusion sonnets
A Stroll Through Sonnet Mondal’s Literary Pursuits
One of the most successful younger generation Indian English poets, Sonnet Mondal has a long list international literary magazines/ journal publications to his credit.
Ten Thousand Saints:  Enthralls With Visual Sense Of Narration
Ten Thousand Saints: Enthralls With Visual Sense Of Narration
While there is no denying that a better editor would have made this an improved (and shorter) book, Ten Thousand Saints, for the better part, manages to enthral readers...
Effective Parenting: A ‘Virtual’ Success
Effective Parenting: A ‘Virtual’ Success
Ramendra Kumar writes about how Effective Parenting, his maiden attempt at non-fiction as well as his first e-book, became a ‘virtual’ success.
Two leading lights of India's struggle for independence, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with Gandhiji, at Haripura Congress in 1938. (Pic courtesy: Internet)
The Gandhi Within
A special story by Ramendra Kumar on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on the unsung freedom fighters and martyrs who gave up everything up for the country.
The dimpled smile was there
But behind it a devilish mind
My Sonny Boy
Ramendra Kumar, author of Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm recounts and revisits his years of bringing up his son, a pocket-sized dynamo, a bundle of joy.
I had included a chant conjured up by me in one of the sessions and the children had lapped it up. It included a rhyme, a jig and bit of jive.
Sholai Success: A Vindication Of My Parenting Paradigm
Every activity whether it is cooking, serving, cleaning up, gardening, repairing et al is shared by every child and teacher. The teacher child ratio is 1: 6. As far...
Of Paradigms, Parables and Parenting
Of Paradigms, Parables and Parenting
Parenting is not only about anxiety and apprehension, about fretting and fuming, it can also have its moments of unadulterated mirth and undiluted madness.
Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm ebook Launched
Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm ebook Launched
Learning and Creativity’s first publication, Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm ebook was released formally on Sept 7. It is now available on Amazon
Effective Parenting: Ramendra Kumar's New E-Book To Be Launched Sept 7
Effective Parenting: Ramendra Kumar’s New E-Book To Be Launched Sept 7
Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm suggests a fresh avatar for the new age parent. This topical e-book by Ramendra Kumar has the potential to make a good...
A Song For Issy Bradley
Book Review: A Song For Issy Bradley: A Novel
As with any family or group of friends, it is sad that tragedy turns on the true light of the heart. Sadness is prevalent throughout A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY; it is that raw...
Sahir's Poetry Awakens Me From My Slumber
Sahir’s Poetry Awakens Me From My Slumber
Sahir’s works even today have the power to whip up storms. True to his name… Sahir = wakeful… he awakens me from my slumber and makes me sit up and notice.
The Shambhala Principle Review: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure
The Shambhala Principle Review: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure
For what I gained from reading this, the value is immeasurable. Many ideas are gleaned from others; this is a nice crystallization that presents a new vision. My life is bettered...
Oliver And The Seawigs Review
Oliver And The Seawigs Review
Look closely and you’ll see little hidden charms in each of the drawings.
The Jeeves Collection
Wodehouse: The Wizard Of Words
P G Wodehouse – the pasha of plot, the czar of characterisation, the maestro of metaphor, the sultan of simile and the indisputable lord of the language.
I was assigned the job to keep the little one engaged for a couple of hours while the big one got her 80 winks.
Papa Scheherazade!
As nights passed, I tried everything to win Ankita’s confidence: doing callisthenics, making faces, creating sounds and even yodelling. The result was the same. She would...
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Jungle Book: Don’t Miss This If You Love Adventure
It is an absolute joy and pleasure to read Jungle Book and I would recommend it to all those who love adventure and have the spirit for it.
Half a Rupee Stories: Unraveling Forgotten Emotions
Half a Rupee Stories: Unraveling Forgotten Emotions
Every story unfolds a small mystery or unravels a forgotten memory and emotion.
Suvarnarekha: Poems on Zest & Spirit of Women
Suvarnarekha: Poems on Zest & Spirit of Women
'Suvarnarekha: An Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing In English' reveals women’s zest for an eventful and essential life in the social milieu.
When she first said "Papa"
Rainbows filled up my sky
Five Words
A beautiful poem for daughter by her father that reminiscences his joyful journey with her through life.
Love Story: The Book That Taught Me About Love
Love Story: The Book That Taught Me About Love
The one book, above all else, that has made a profound difference in my life is Love Story by Erich Segal.
No mushy descriptions and no fairy-tale sequences, yet incredibly romantic.
Love Story by Erich Segal – A Tale of True Love
‘Jenny, I’m sorry’. ‘Stop!’ she cut off my apology, then said very quietly, “Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.’
2 States by Chetan
2 States – Kahaani Poori Filmi Hai
'When I started reading it - even though our life had its quota of dramatic situations and characters, especially with me the drama queen being a part of it -the book seemed...
This was a rough read—mostly because of the format, not because of the content.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, A Rough Read
This book has benefited many others—and for them, kudos—but for me, it was too distracting.
'I always write reality as I believe that there is no need to write fiction if there are enough realities around.'
‘I haven’t read any book till date’, says ‘It Had to Be You’ writer Anuj Tiwari
'When my second book It Had to Be You, came, situations were different, so I was prepared for that. Life was teaching and I was jotting down. Many times writing reached at...
Impulse - A collection of some intense and light-hearted short stories.
Impulse By Reekrit Serai: Intense, Intriguing & Inquisitive
The author has weaved different emotions and human psychological traits in the form of short stories in Impulse, all of which are intense, intriguing and inquisitive.
The Lowland was nominated for Man Booker Prize 2013
The Lowland, An Honor to Read
What amazed me—what captivated me—is Lahiri’s use of simplistic prose to create a vivid and beautiful picture. Her artistic strokes are much the same as a classical...
Reekrit Serai signing copies of Impulse
‘Even Romance Can Be Different’, Says Impulse Author Reekrit Serai
'I don’t want to force my thinking on anyone. It’s totally up to the reader what s/he wants to take back home. My job as a writer, just like a painter, is to paint a picture....
The metamorphoses of a common man into a living God is thrilling and enthralling experience.
Book Review – The Immortals of Meluha
The narration is captivating. The revelations and suspense leave you amazed when they unfold in layers revealing new mysteries and adding to your shock every now and then....
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People's Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi is probably the only songwriter in Hindi films whose poetry was accepted in its purest form. So great was his stature as an Urdu poet that he never had to...
Film historian and archivist SMM Ausaja, the author of Bollywood in Posters in conversation with Learning and Creativity
Bollywood In Posters: 25-Year-Long Journey With Film Memorabilia
Film historian and archivist SMM Ausaja, the author of Bollywood in Posters speaks to Learning and Creativity at length, discussing his long and arduous journey through the...
Atlas Shrugged
‘Women Who Have Inspired Me’
As 8th March 2014 dawned, I remembered myself as a woman, a thing I rarely do. I look upon myself as an individual, a rebellious non-conformist, but just an individual with...
"The USP of Never Say Never according to me is the realism in the book. Even though Nikita, the protagonist of the novel, finds herself in hilarious situations, it is all plausible and believable. "
Impossible Is Nothing, Says ‘Never Say Never’ Author Anjali Kirpalani
One thing that I’ve learned while writing Never Say Never is that impossible is nothing. If you can dream it, you can certainly do it.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: I think of the grit of this seagull and find strength to go on
Under the Influence of Characters
It is a difficult task to pick any one literary character among the numerous who swim around my head; signify some part of my life or the other.
Tabrik C - Author of Prisoner 'Jailor Prime Minister'
Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister: More Than Shadows Of Real People
With India heading towards 16th Lok Sabha elections and expecting a new Prime Minister, the setting seems to be perfect for a novel based on politics and has a Prime Minister...
Done With Men is funny and hilarious read!
Done With Men – Light, Crispy & Hilarious
Kairavi has everything. An enviable job, friends and parties! Except that she is jinxed in the matters of love!
It’s goodie-goodie story which revolves solely around the pretty Pia.
Soul Seekers – Love, Lost and Found
Soul Seekers is the story of Pia, a pretty girl, whose life transverses through many twists and turns before she finally finds her soul mate.
Shomprakash Sinha Roy - Author of 'Life Served Hot'
‘Not Every Book is a Spell of Magic’, says Shomprakash
'Honesty is important, yes; but in order to fulfil your own creative requirements, you often need to re-structure the scheme of things, or at least the chronological order...
"It is not unbridled manipulation, naked ambition or overpowering obsession that can bring happiness."
Mohini: Bollywood, Beyond The Gloss And Glitter
"The greatest strength of the book is that the denouement goes beyond the pessimism, the grim reality and the sordid drama to offer more than a dash of hope."
Rahul Dravid along with Sanjay Manjrekar released Unmukt Chand’s book “The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey To The World Cup”
The Sky Is The Limit: Unmukt Chand Is An Inspiration
I would like to share the unique specialty of Unmukt Chand's “The Sky Is The Limit” which has given me new insights about the importance of the role of mentors and coaches....
"It is not unbridled manipulation, naked ambition or overpowering obsession that can bring happiness."
Mohini: The Implosion Of The Brightest Star
By the time dream transforms into obsession, she is ready to pay any price, make any compromise, try any trick and tame any limit so that she can become the shiniest star...
Blood Pressure Down: Making BP Control Easy, Drug-free and Healthy
Blood Pressure Down: Making BP Control Easy, Drug-free and Healthy
Blood Pressure Down book offers effective and easy-to-follow checklists and dietary plans that will help you keep a check on your blood pressure.
Echoes From The Vortex (A memoir)
Echoes From The Vortex (A Memoir): Defeating The Whirlpool Inside
In an interview to Learning & Creativity, Monika talks about her experience of creating Echoes From The Vortex (A Memoir) as an experience of churning and discovery, as she...
Bestsellers At Unbeatable Prices On eBooks.com
Bestsellers At Unbeatable Prices On eBooks.com
Learning And Creativity lists for you the bestsellers and unputdownable books available at super discounts on ebooks.
Bestsellers, All Time Classics As Free eBooks On Amazon
Bestsellers, All Time Classics As Free eBooks On Amazon
Amazon has a virtual Kindle eBook store containing a whopping 18,56,203 Kindle eBooks, including both free and priced eBooks (available at attractive discounts
eBooks at Flipkart
eBooks at Flipkart
Flipkart has dedicated eBook catalogue by authors, genres, bestsellers, award winners or new releases. The website boasts of a store with over 10,000 free eBooks which includes...
eBooks – Revolutionising Reading Habits
eBooks – Revolutionising Reading Habits
For today’s time-deprived corporate community and gadget-obsessed youth, eBooks have come up as a great technology as they allow you to read on your handheld devices
Dravid made a special mention of Unmukt’s “underlying respect” towards senior players as the latter was insisting on calling Dravid “Sir”.
Look After Your Runs And Life Will Look After Itself: Rahul Dravid’s Advice To Unmukt
Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar released Unmukt Chand's book “The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey To The World Cup”
"The Sky Is The Limit - My Journey To The World Cup" is the new book by cricketer Unmukt Chand, to be launched on November 30
My Journey To The World Cup: Unmukt Chand’s New Book To Be Launched Nov 30
“The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey to the World Cup”, Unmukt Chand’s new book chronicles his rise as a cricketer, from childhood to the World Cup victory.
Founder & Chief Editor of Fablery, Nethra A
‘A Lot Of Good Story Tellers Out There’
Fablery is a place where you will get to read (very soon) works of a lot of good storytellers out there.
Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series created by Douglas Adams. The title is derived from the fictional guidebook of the same name, which...
Huge rectangular stairs that lead to the river edge
Where Even the Present is Ancient: Benaras
In an interview to L&C, Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury talks about 'Where Even the Present is Ancient: Benaras', her latest book of poems on Benaras.
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Book Review: Can Love Happen Twice?
Though the book is a literary failure, college students, lovers and teenagers would love it like anything as they would be able to associate them with the protagonist.
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Book Review: I Too Had a Love Story
It is the first and the best book of Ravinder Singh, which made him the darling of the millions and established him as India’s most popular romance writer. If you love to...
Lucid with Tongue In Cheek Humour: Love, Films and Rock n Roll!
Lucid with Tongue In Cheek Humour: Love, Films and Rock n Roll!
Swayam Ganguly's first novel Love, Films and Rock n Roll! is a story of three young men who are travelling on a train from Jamshedpur to Kolkata.
Jhumpa Lahiri's ‘The Lowland’ Gets Shortlisted for Man Booker
Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ Gets Shortlisted for Man Booker
Jhumpa Lahiri's ‘The Lowland’ Gets Shortlisted for Man Booker
Uttam Kumar had been once asked in an interview, 'What if Suchitra Sen had been your wife in reality as in Harano Sur?'
Two Legends and Their Lives: Uttam Kumar Suchitra Sen
Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen ushered in a new age of star-power and charisma. The why’s and how’s of their togetherness mystified an entire generation.
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Love, Films and Rock n Roll: Humorous, Satirical, Nostalgic Youth Connect
Love, Films and Rock 'n' Roll! is contemporary and has a sense of nostalgia for the GenY - 1 type of crowd.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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Alchemist Completes Record Breaking 268 Weeks on the NY’s Best Seller’s List
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Today’s Motivation

There are two possible results of an action.  Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act.  If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act.  The author says .......but you are doomed if you don't try.
There are two possible results of an action. Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act. If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act. The author says ".......but you are doomed if you don't try."