Amitava Nag analysed Satyajit Ray's heroes and heroines as the characters they portray in the films rather than as individual celluloid celebrities off-screen, says National Award winning critic Shoma Chatterji in her review of Nag's latest book.
In a candid conversation with Lopa Banerjee, Dr. Madhumita Ghosh, author, Of A Man And The Mountains talks about short stories, characterization, the process of storytelling and her inspirations in life.
Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines, published by Rupa Publications recently was launched in Kolkata this month. In a conversation with Learning and Creativity, the author Amitava Nag, who is Editor in Chief of Silhouette Magazine and a film critic and scholar of repute, speaks about how the book embarked on it journey to pay tribute to Bengal's superlative actors who bloomed to their fullest in the cinema of Ray.
'Sachin Dev Burman' or 'SD Burman' or 'Burman Dada'... whichever way you take this name, it will spell magic in music! :) Blue Pencil. a venture of Learning & Creativity-Silhouette Magazine and an imprint of Wisitech, is proud to present the Revised and Updated Second Edition of HQ Chowdhury's celebrated work Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman, the first published biography of the maestro, originally published in 2011. The delightful 470-pages book takes you through his life and works is priced at Rs.599.
A Skyful of Balloons by Santosh Bakaya will make you laugh and cry with the characters, the vicissitudes in their lives will tug at your heartstrings; you will savour the beams of the rising sun, and the romance of the setting sun will tickle you into a beautiful morn. An extract.
In the month of March, which is the Women's History Month, Learning and Creativity brings to you our book of the month, 'Cloudburst: The Womanly Deluge', a poetry anthology of contemporary Indian women poets, painstakingly edited and compiled by Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee, and published by Global Fraternity of Poets, Gurugram, India.
Note: Learning & Creativity celebrates authors in the ever expansive realm of traditional and indie publishing by featuring a new book every month and sharing a few words about its author. This February, our book in focus is The Earthen Bowl by the prolific writer/poet Bhuvaneshwari Shivkumar Shankar.
Learning and Creativity and our imprint The Blue Pencil recommend books from various genres for our readers. These are books we have read and enjoyed. We are absolutely certain you will love them the way we did! So go ahead and pick them up... and do let us know your reviews. The selected reviews will be published with the author's profile in LnC.
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing – The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
Subhajit tastes the ecstatic flavours of murk, weird esotery in Darkness There But Something More that give him enough fright to visualize gleaming eyes in darkened room at night.
After all the excitement of the highly successful Kindle Edition, The Blue Pencil launched the much awaited paperback edition of Ghost Stories collection Darkness There...
A Tsunami Called Naani is the latest ace served by renowned children's books author Ramendra Kumar. He speaks to Antara on what drives him to write books for kids and how he loves weaving those enriching stories are kids love to read and listen to.
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 Creativity about her books, passions and inspirations.
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 Editor, Learning and Creativity.
A detailed, analytic book review of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania, edited and curated by Incredible Women of India.
Roots and Meanderings Anthology of Selected Short Stories a wholesome package ranging from the joyful to the poignant to fond remembrance and perchance fulfillment.
"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 of our mundane surroundings told with simplicity and earnestness and haunting, riveting narratives marked with subtle, poetic and also cinematic style of narration. " Roots and Meanderings - Learning and Creativity Anthology of Selected Short Stories is now out in Kindle Edition on Amazon. A special foreword and review by Lopa Banerjee.
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 organized by Learning and Creativity is made up of 10 selected stories, each from a different author. The range of authors takes in published authors as well as budding short story writers.
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 with its visual sense of narration.
Learning and Creativity’s first publication, Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm ebook was released formally on Sept 7. It is now available on Amazon
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 strong opinions about everything. Yet today, knowing that it is a day when life is supposed to centre around women, (not that on other days it doesn't), I remembered some women who have inspired me ever since I was a teenager.
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 battled stoically with cancer.
Learning And Creativity lists for you the bestsellers and unputdownable books available at super discounts on ebooks.
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
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 classics as well.
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
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”, Unmukt Chand’s new book chronicles his rise as a cricketer, from childhood to the World Cup victory.
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.
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.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
Yann Martel's imaginative fantasy adventure novel - Life of Pi offers a magical reading experience.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a heart touching story about Mariam and Laila.
In late-2000, a young boy in Ahmedabad called Govind dreamt of having a business.
The Kite Runner is a heart-touching story about Amir and his loyal friend Hassan.
A penetrating satire on the English landed gentry of Austen's dayandone of the best-loved romances of all time, Pride and Prejudice is one of English literature's most cherished novels
And the Mountains Echoed is a story about Abdullah and his sister Pari who live with their father and step-mother.
But Shiva must not fail, no matter what the cost. In his desperation, he reaches out to the ones who have never offered any help to him: the Vayuputras.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces Dante’s Inferno.
" There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition" (Sunday Times)
“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.” Tell your heart that the fear...
Backed by solid research, Brill cuts through the medical jargon to explain how and why each step in her program works.