Category Books

Prof. Yash Pal – From asking questions to answering them

Late Prof. Yash Pal loved children and their incessant questions. His book Random Curiosity is the result of that love.

Falling off the map – with Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer’s ‘Falling off the Map’ is less a travel book and more a sociological study of the times in the Lonely Places he has talked about.

The power memories hold over us

If we take away the emotions and feelings associated with memories they would mean nothing to us.

Why do we need memory?

What if a society has citizens who have their memories wiped clean?

Two books, Karma, Clairvoyance, Reincarnation – II

Isn’t it amazing how profound psychological concepts are wrapped in religious imagery in Hinduism?

Two books, Karma, Clairvoyance, Reincarnation – I

The awareness of the causes and effects of karma is perhaps the single most important factor that can help spiritual evolvement of human beings.

The Book Thief – Death tells a story

At the cost of sounding morbid, I would say that Death personified by Markus Zusak in The Book Thief completely fascinates me. He is shown as not only having a heart, but also compassion.

Library Aunty

Most of the children who came to her library knew her only as Library Aunty and the name stuck.

Comics – good or bad for children?

Comic books might not have literary value but those like Amar Chitra Katha have brought the myths, folk tales, epics and biographies within the grasp of even primary school children.

Chacha Chaudhary and the reluctant reader

What an experienced librarian, a frantic mother and dozens of children reading books in our living room couldn’t do, was accomplished by a little girl, who turned the boy into a reader!

Growing up with stories

Create some magic moments for your child. Tell them stories!

Falling in love…with books

For me, magic was in that room filled with books in my grandfather’s house.