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Changing perceptions about books on psychology

Though there are tonnes of books on happiness, the one that I enjoyed the most is psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s classic Flow.

21 Oct 2023

Does ghostwriting diminish a book’s authenticity? 

Ghostwriting is the practice of writing content for other people, who will then post it as if it was their own.

27 Sep 2023

Watching and listening to true crime: Disturbing-yet-captivating

Rather predictably, true-crime drama routinely features in the top 10 most-watched shows on OTT platforms.

14 Sep 2023

Incunabula – a peek into the infancy of printing

I could immediately sense the buzz around it because the director Miranda Nesler got up from her seat to observe the opening of the package.

09 Aug 2023

Literature that sprouted from prison cells  

As a genre, prison literature refers to literary work created by authors while they are incarcerated.

19 Jul 2023

The art of cataloguing 

The first published catalogue was an auction catalogue in English from 1676, when the books of a clergyman named Lazarus Seaman were sold at a public auction in England.

06 Jul 2023

The art of cataloguing

Cataloguing is the last stage of book madness. After they lay their hands on a rare piece, collectors often lose interest in it.

05 Jul 2023

Pop-up books – A painstaking feat of engineering

Pop-up books or Movable books have existed since the Middle Ages.

29 Jun 2023

Belief, Buddhism & books

If we understand the truths – that life is full of suffering, and that the path to overcoming suffering is through compassion and wisdom – then we can all find happiness and peace in our lives.

15 Jun 2023

Belief, Buddhism & books: For a clear vision of the path to enlightenment, read these!

Buddhism is not a religion. It is a very complex belief system that focuses on personal spiritual development.

14 Jun 2023

Isreal Conflict