Category Books

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The power memories hold over us

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

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Why do we need memory?

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

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Two books, Karma, Clairvoyance, Reincarnation – II

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

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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.

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Death tells a story – The Book Thief

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.

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Library Aunty

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

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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.

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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!

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Growing up with stories

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

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Falling in love…with books

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

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A tale of two books

Writing a biography is not easy. It gets tougher when it is about the childhood of eminent personalities. But it is most challenging when the target audience is children.

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Children and the Holocaust

Life is not all about rosy things, though we would like to protect our children from suffering and depressing stuff. Letting them see the world in all its goodness and ugliness through a well written book is perhaps the best way to sensitise them.