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Rightly said, “never judge a book by its movie” stands tall and true with so many books and their weird movie versions. Here’s a list of some books that ruined the reading experience of the books.     The Time Traveler's Wife   The Time Traveler's Wife was the debut novel of American author Audrey Niffenegger. It is a love story about a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about his wife, ...
Post by: Sonam Kapoor
  Viva Steve – Jobs implied Design and here is Apple … Subdued, charismatic, crazy, genius, drop-out, CEO, showman, pillar – in John Sculley’s words in the beginning of personal computer revolution “Steve was thinking about something entirely different” – dearth of words leads to call him the ‘Fake Turtleneck Magician’. Black polo-neck, ragged jeans and sports shoes – the Man still stands Tall and...
Post by: Uttiya Basu Majumder
Remember how when we were young, nursery rhymes were amongst the first fun things we learnt and recited almost all day long? I am told that in some cultures, those fun verses were verbally passed down from one generation to another. Imagine their longevity, and “richness”! But do you realize that most nursery rhymes are extremely violent in nature, with tales of death and suffering and tragic endings?!?! Read on…    Jack and Jill ...
Post by: Sanjana Kapoor
Books have known to entertain, express and educate. Once bitten by the reading bug, there are very few people who can be tempted to not take refuge in books. Be it science fiction, self-help, romance, fantasy, short stories or chick-lit there are just countless books written in each genre. When you soak yourself in this treasure (world of books), it is up to you to fish out pearls, corals or just pebbles. Would you like to become an avid reader? If yes, here’s a...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
There was a blog by Rosemarie Urquico on “Date a girl who reads” that created ripples. That was a response to Charles Warnke’s “You should date an illiterate girl”.   Since I was almost facing a “writer’s block” and couldn’t think of a blog idea, I thought, why not jot points for people who wish to date. So we can take a look at pros and cons of dating people who are well read, vs. others who disregard books....
Post by: Soina Safri
A man is known by the company he keeps. And a book is any day good company. It reveals more about your character. It reflects your tastes, your desires, your perspectives, and a bit of the real you. Books have a deeper impact on your mind and heart. They become a characteristic trait. Research shows that most of the successful people, read. And read books that broaden their perspective and their knowledge and their thought process. They have more information; learn ...
Post by: Sonia Safri
What is it about fiction that attracts more readers as well as writers? Is it the whole idea of "making up" things or the liberty of "exaggerating" normal ideas/scenes of daily life to add more color, flavor and spice to it; or the limitless possibilities of creating a whole new world to explore with words and imagination? Why is it that not many new-age authors venture into the world of non-fiction with that ease? Does the presentation of actual fa...
Post by: Sonia Safri
The market’s flooded with books on parenting – Supernanny: How to Get the Best From Your Children, What To Expect The First Year, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Spiritual Parenting, The Rules Of Parenting, Progressive Parenting, Smart Parenting … the list is endless. Just Google – parenting books – and your web page will be flooded with so many options, with the results running into several pages. But are mo...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
We have all lived on classics. From Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to George Orwell's Animal Farm, we have cried, laughed, chuckled at the various episodes, not-to-be-forgotten scenes from these memorable novels. But have you ever thought about what keeps bringing us back to these timeless pieces of fiction? We tell you what makes the classic what it is today   * The plots of most classic novels are lengthy, c...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
All ye aspiring authors around…lend me your ears. I need to share with you a bubble of thought that burst in my head. It derailed my cognitive train and killed about a million brain cells in the vicinity. Investigation is on and I know serious damage has been done. But that story is for another time. What I want to highlight today is the present situation of our nation. Nope, not the political one. We have other flag bearers and upholders of truth, honesty, etc. ...
Post by: Sonia Safri
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