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  BookChums wishes a very Happy Birthday to American filmmaker, illustrator and children's writer, Gerald McDermott. His books include Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawaii, Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, The Magic Tree: A Tale from the Congo, Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale, The Voyage of Osiris, The Knight of the Lion, Daughter of Earth: A Roman Myth, Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish tale, Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk: An Irish Tale, Musicians of t...
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BookChums features Abid Surti on Award Thursdays this week. He is a painter, writer, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter. Synonymous with the Indrajal comic character Bahadur, he has also written novels and short stories in Hindi, Gujarati and English. His writings include The Black Book, In Name of Rama, The Golf Widow, He is Radha, Munchon Wali Begam, Kathavachak, Adhi Stri, Bahattar Saal Ka Bachcha, Besabab, Biswin Sadi Ka Akhiri Da...
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      ''Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.''   - Oprah Winfrey   BookChums wishes Oprah Winfrey a very happy birthday. She was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko in Mississippi. A versatile individual, she is a talk-show host, media proprietor, actress and philanthropist. Synonymous with The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has also produced shows, documentaries and movies including Serving Life, Extraordinary...
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    Hope all of you have had a great weekend. Here are the questions and answers for this week:   Q 1: Any novels that you would like to suggest please? Thanks. Meera Bora, Guwahati   Answer: Thank you for writing, Meera. You can try I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe, This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham and Delhi: A Novel by Khushwant Singh. Enjoy!   Q 2: Can you tell me of some good b...
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  On Award Thursdays this week, BookChums features Indian polymath Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941). A larger than life figure, he needs no introduction. Synonymous with writings including The Home and the World, Gitanjali, Fruit Gathering, The Cycle of Spring, Farewell my Friend, Red Oleanders, Gora, Broken Ties and Other stories, The Fugitive, The King of the Dark Chamber, The Golden Boat, Thought Relics, Chokher Bali and Paper Boats among man...
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 She walks in beauty, like the night    Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright    Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light    Which heaven to gaudy day denies.   - She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron     Synonymous with this poem and writings including Hours of Idleness, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, Hebrew Melodies, Cain, The Vision of...
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    Hope all of you are enjoying the flavors of the season. As always, I have been having fun reading and I hope you guys are enjoying too. The following are the questions and answers of the week.   Q 1: Please recommend some fun poetry to read during a holiday. Thank you. Anwesha Dutta, Pune   Ans: Anwesha, thank you for writing. You can try Ogden Nash's collections including Candy is Dandy and Zoo. They are fun reads. Have a great holiday. ...
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  We at BookChums will celebrate Republic Day Special as the theme of this week. Republic Day is round-the-corner on January 26. It calls for much excitement and it is a holiday and a time off work. Needless to add, there is a lot of history attached to it.    India became a republic on January 26, 1950. On this day, the Constitution of India came into effect replacing the Government of India Act of 1935. It was also on this day in 1930 that the ...
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  On Award Thursdays this week, BookChums features popular Turkish screenwriter, writer and academic Orhan Pamuk. Needless to say, his most popular literary works include Snow, The White Castle, The Black Book, Istanbul: Memories and the City, The New Life, Other Colors: Essays and a Story, The Museum of Innocence, and The Naive and Sentimental Novelist. He was born in 1952 in Istanbul. He is currently the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in Humanities at Columbia U...
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“Look, words are like the air: they belong to everybody. Words are not the problem; it's the tone, the context, where those words are aimed, and in whose company they are uttered. Of course murderers and victims use the same words, but I never read the words utopia, or beauty, or tenderness in police descriptions. Do you know that the Argentinean dictatorship burnt The Little Prince ? And I think they were right to do so, not because I do not love The Little Prince...
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