How grownups are tuning into podcasts and audiobooks for bedtime stories

It takes their mind off the pandemic anxiety and helps them drift off to sleep.

published on : 20th June 2021

19-year-old Jharkhand girl pens book on home isolation, available on Amazon and Flipkart

Recalling the isolation days, Mansi said that she thought of writing her experiences in a diary as she could not express her emotions to anybody at that time.

published on : 9th June 2021

Stay home, stay well-read: Pandemic drives book sales in twin cities

 Being forced into avoiding outdoor activities seems to have pushed many people to take up the habit of reading.

published on : 11th April 2021

Handbooks on how to counter trafficking

Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan launched ‘Handbooks on Countering Human Trafficking’ brought out by Prajwala, at a programme held in Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

published on : 9th April 2021

Parents demand use of NCERT books in schools 

The SME department had asked the Directorate of Elementary Education to ensure that all schools affiliated to it prescribe NCERT books.

published on : 27th March 2021

Locked down but not out: Bookstores that lived through the COVID-19 pandemic

Iconic brick and mortar bookstores across India have overcome a difficult year and have shown that perseverance always wins the day.

published on : 21st March 2021

A treasure trove for book lovers in Coimbatore

The library, a three-storey building, is built in an area of approximately 6,000 square feet.

published on : 17th February 2021

Penning prises for people’s prose

Veterans in the Tamizh literary world step up to recommend the best reads from among new-generation authors and novelists, all creating history in their own stride

published on : 6th February 2021

Uttarakhand govt to transfer money to students for books

Earlier, the government used to distribute books to the eight lakh students studying in the government schools, from class 1-12.

published on : 5th February 2021

Looking at the world, from one language to another

At The Morning Standard, we curate the best of the upcoming translated titles that attempt to look at the world through a myriad of renditions.  

published on : 21st January 2021

Old and almost-forgotten Tamil textbooks to get new lease of life and be sold online

Tamil textbooks which slipped out of common usage after the 1960s and 1970s, will soon be available online - even on popular e-commerce websites.

published on : 18th January 2021

The touch of knowledge

This 92-year-old writes and abridges books for Braille in Kannada, distributes them for free

published on : 10th January 2021

Of myths and monsters: JK Rowling's new book 'The Ickabog' has it all

A satirical fairytale, this story of a bogeyman may not have witches and wizards, but boasts magical writing  

published on : 10th January 2021

Neighbourhood youngsters turn Bibliopreneurs in Kerala post pandemic

Aksharapura allows anyone to choose, read and return a book of choice to the shelf in 14 days, though it can be re-issued for the slow reader.

published on : 3rd January 2021

From Kolkata to Kilinochchi via Kannur: Books that kept me company during the pandemic

While I gained many insights from books this year, reading was not a priority as 2020 dawned. But then quarantine and a lack of wi-fi was set to change all that.

published on : 28th December 2020
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