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Ramendra Kumar with a young reader of Against All Odds
Against All Odds: The Triumph of the Human Spirit – In Conversation with Ramendra Kumar
Against All Odds, the latest book for children by renowned writer Ramendra Kumar, is about three individuals, three obstacles and one passion – Football. Learning...
The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
A review of Lopamudra Banerjee's recently released book, The Broken Home and Other Stories (Authorspress, 2017), her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's...
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Using pearl colours and craft material (stones and pearls), Anshula, a Std VII student made these handpainted diyas for home and her teachers and friends.
'My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within': In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
‘My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within’: In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
An in-depth interview with acclaimed painter and visionary artist hailing from Uttarakhand, Monica Talukdar, who has recently exhibited her stunning paintings in Hewitt Public...
‘Darkness There But Something More’: Up, Close and Personal With the Two Editors Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopa Banerjee
‘Darkness There But Something More’: Up, Close and Personal With the Two Editors Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopa Banerjee
In conversation with the two prolific authors and editors of the ghost story anthology 'Darkness There But Something More', Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee. The...
'Dew and Daze' by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
‘Dew and Daze’ by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
A foreword to Ananya Dhawan's recently released anthology of poems, 'Dew and Daze', available in Amazon Kindle and soon to be available in print.
Monica Talukdar with her installation artwork at ONGC petroleum museum
Featured Artist: Monica Talukdar
Acclaimed as doyenne among Uttarakhand artists, India, veteran artist of repute, Monica Talukdar is exhibiting her works at Dallas, Texas, USA from 1st to 7th October 2017....
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
The Mesmerising Poetic Compositions in Under the Apple Boughs
"A portrait of the poet carrying all the hues the brush of time has painted over the half wrinkled canvas of her life" is how Perveiz Ali describes Dr Santosh Bakaya's Under...
Ramendra Kumar with his enthusiastic bunch of learners
Bookaroo @ Bengaluru 2017: Books & Bliss with Story Telling!
Award-winning and best-selling children's books author Ramendra Kumar conducted a session based on Against All Odds, his latest book which was recently released,...
Silence can never bring you justice
Hostile Behaviour at Workplace: How to Deal With It
Amarpreet Kaur, Partner at HRhelpdesk.in, speaks on how one should deal with hostile behaviors and why women need to raise their voice against such behaviors.
Let the Night Sing
Let The Night Sing- A Pragmatic Review
"The beautiful, passionate bunch of her poems is a testimony to her intense musings and revelations, a kaleidoscope of all the colours of life, a search of her own self in...
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing - The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
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...
The Pensive Farmer
Lost in thought
What awaits me this year
Floods or drought?
The Pensive Farmer
Painting in poster colours of a pensive farmer wondering about the fate of his crop - by Anshula who studies in Std VII.
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot (Thus far and No Further) Author: Rumer Godden Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Publisher: Speaking Tiger Synopsis of the book…. One day while browsing a supplement...
Santosh Bakaya, Subhajit Sanyal and Lopa Banerjee in Kolkata
Kolkata Diaries (1): Launch of Darkness There But Something More and Let The Night Sing
Renowned author Santosh Bakaya, co-editor of Darkness There But Something More pens her many hued musings on Kolkata, the city that never fails to charm her. Visiting Kolkata...
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
Under the Apple Boughs: As Sharp As Shards Yet Enticing and Heartwarming (Poetry Book Review)
Santosh Bakaya's forte remains dramatic and rhyming and wherever she combines these two, the result is exquisite. A Poetry Book Review by Shabir Ahmad Mir.
A Tsunami Called Naani Review: A Euphoric Feel-Good Factor
A Tsunami Called Naani Review: A Euphoric Feel-Good Factor
I had the pleasure of being a panelist at the book launch of A Tsunami called Naani. It was indeed a wonderful experience to discuss the author’s work and thought...
Managing Bullying and Harassment at the Workplace
Managing Bullying and Harassment at the Workplace
In the workplace, bullying and harassment happens primarily by people around you, that is, those who are above you, those who are your colleagues or those below you. Mandeep...
Drops of Moonlight: How to Choose Pearls
Drops of Moonlight: How to Choose Pearls
While gold and diamonds tend to get priority in every woman’s collection, it is the classic and elegant pearl which renders the element of refinement. Choosing pearls is...
Bipade More Rakkha Karo: The Prayer to Be Fearless (Translation of Tagore Song)
Bipade More Rakkha Karo: The Prayer to Be Fearless (Translation of Tagore Song)
Translation of one of the most beautiful and motivating Puja Parjay songs of Tagore from Geetanjali.
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
The book is an imaginative memoir of a 10-year old from his perspective. The naivety of thoughts in children makes it a more compelling read.
Karambhumi  (Hindi, Hardcover, Munshi Premchand)
Premchand’s ‘Karmabhoomi’: Laying Bare the Facets of Human Behaviour
Munshi Premchand has highlighted all the simple strengths and weaknesses of a human being in his masterpiece Karmabhoomi. Gunjan Joshi reviews this novel which highlights...
The new age parent has to be a Memory-Maker, an Empathy Emperor, A Humour Promoter, A Sports Catalyst and a Guru of Values.
Building Habits for a Better Future
As a parent, nurturing your child to help him/her grow up to be a responsible adult depends on how well you are able to inculcate habits in your child and establish routines...
Save the Tiger, India's Pride
Animals are Our Friends
Budding artist Paridhi Bhardwaj takes time out from her Std. VIII studies to paint her love for animals - in posters to save the tiger, on her T-shirt and on the canvas. ...
Kehte Hain Ki Ghalib Ka Hai Andaz-e-Bayaan Aur: The Unique Appeal of Mirza Ghalib’s Poetry
Kehte Hain Ki Ghalib Ka Hai Andaz-e-Bayaan Aur: The Unique Appeal of Mirza Ghalib’s Poetry
One of the most quoted poets in Urdu, the legendary Mirza Ghalib’s poetry was mostly in the form of ghazals. Ghazal enthusiast Niraj Shah takes you through a mesmerizing...
Customized leather bags - organize according to your needs and preferences
Top 10 Shopping Sites to Shop for Leather Bags Online
If you are looking for leather handbags, leather travel bags or leather briefcases, browse this . list of top sites that offer high quality leather bags and accessories.
Darkness There But Something More: Anthology of Ghost Stories Paperback Edition to be Launched
Darkness There But Something More: Anthology of Ghost Stories Paperback Edition to be Launched
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...
Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm
Enjoy Parenting!
Positive parenting tips from Ramendra Kumar, the author of Effective Parenting Book which suggests a fresh avatar for the new age parent, with stories and lively, useful parenting...
Shah Rukh Khan's Doodle Among Stunning Rare Film Collectibles, Stills, Artwork in Osian’s Auction
Shah Rukh Khan’s Doodle Among Stunning Rare Film Collectibles, Stills, Artwork in Osian’s Auction
Among the rare collectibles in the The Greatest Indian Show on Earth 2 auction by Osians are a bunch of original artworks by renowned filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mani Kaul...
Cancer by Joygopal Podder
‘Cancer’, A Brain Twisting Thriller By Joygopal Podder
Cancer by Joygopal Podder is a crime thriller where the graph of anxiety, curiosity and the adrenaline rush, keeps rising higher with every chapter. Amidst all this, romance...
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
An engrossing and in-depth review of Joyce Yarrow and Arindam Roy's cross-cultural saga of crime and intrigue, 'Rivers Run Back'
Rabbit and His Friends is a short story by little write Srobona Banerjee
Rabbit and His Friends
A fable about a greedy rabbit and one of his misdeeds which taught him a life lesson, written by 8-year-old Srobona.