Books

How Netflix went from a 'That will never work idea' to king of content

An idea that completely changed how an entire generation viewed television, Netflix - now boasting over 150 million subscribers - is an unparalleled triumph of entrepreneurship

published on : 17th November 2019

Ruskin Bond's stories to come alive as audiobooks in his own voice

Chapter books are a format where previously published short stories are broken into shorter chapters to make reading easy for young readers.

published on : 15th November 2019

Penguin Classics Festival for the win

From catering to committed reading communities to curating literary festivals — Elda Rotor, vice president of Penguin Classics discusses what it takes to run a publishing house in the digital era.

published on : 12th November 2019

My science fiction novel set in India took five years of research: British author Ian McDonald

59-year-old McDonald addressed the crowd in a panel discussion at the Bangalore Literature Festival alongside Sri Lankan science-fiction author, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne.

published on : 11th November 2019

The Anarchy: Emphasising loot, plunder by the British in William Dalrymple's new book

What this book fixes on is the fact that India was actually conquered not by a nation state, but far more sinisterly, by a corporation.

published on : 29th October 2019

Chronicling the past

William Dalrymple talks to CE about his latest book that explores the rise of East India Company, his thoughts on the present-day situation in Kashmir and more

published on : 14th October 2019

Activists urge Telangana government to include local history in school textbooks

According to the tourist department, the State has seen a rise in tourism in the last four years which is due to its heritage sites.

published on : 8th October 2019

Madala Veerabhadra Rao's long vigil for independence

In 1946, the Communist Party was banned by then government of Madras Presidency.

published on : 1st October 2019

Plight of the Daryaganj booksellers

The threat of the rains plus no assurance from authorities that they will not be relocated again has dampened the spirit of booksellers of the now displaced Daryaganj book market

published on : 19th September 2019

Harry Potter books removed from school after pastor says curses and spells 'real'

The pastor at St Edward Catholic School claimed that according to exorcists, the spells and curses may lead to 'conjuring evil spirits' when read out.

published on : 3rd September 2019

Are you a Shakespeare reader? It can cause dramatic effect on brain, says study

Experts believed a heightened brain activity may be one of the reasons why Shakespeare's plays have such a dramatic impact on their readers.

published on : 1st September 2019

Fed up with 9-year delay, locals pitch Bengaluru ROB for 'longest incomplete project' record

The construction was taken up by the South Western Railway in 2012 but the project was stalled due to land acquisition issues.

published on : 29th August 2019

Chennai mother’s journey to be the book 

Resilience and growth are the two lessons that Padmini Viswanathan has learned over the course of her writing career.

published on : 28th August 2019

Small joys: Miniature books as tiny treasures

That gift was the trigger for me to understand more about the miniature book — its publishing history, and the fascination it evokes among book collectors.

published on : 27th August 2019

Calling Sehmat author Harinder Sikka talks about women protagonists and treasuring the girl child

Author Harinder Sikka who penned Calling Sehmat, on which the movie Raazi was made, talks about women protagonists and treasuring the girl child.

published on : 27th August 2019
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