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Sridhar Balan

The gods bestow a favour

Raja Rao had started his literary career at the age of 15 initially in Kannada and later in English.

13 Sep 2018 12:42 AM

When a cow turns into a ‘rakshak’

Three leading English publishing firms set up offices in India at the end of nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.

31 Aug 2018 12:57 AM

Kipling’s Panchayat of the Gods

The lines certainly smack of racism along with Kipling’s advice to the then American president that America had a ‘moral duty’ in the Philippines.

17 Aug 2018 12:23 AM

The World in a Wall

Durrell life’s work and lasting legacy was in establishing the great zoo in the island of Jersey a part of the Channel Islands.

03 Aug 2018 1:10 AM

The monk who had sold a fortune

The fans soon switched back to football and there they stayed. The football final match was symbolic.

20 Jul 2018 12:46 AM

Fikry, an eccentric bookseller and a doting father

At the end, Fikry is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer “glioblastoma multiforme”.

06 Jul 2018 12:23 AM

How Alice in Wonderland came into being

Even Macmillan was not prepared for the reception the public accorded to Alice in Wonderland.

22 Jun 2018 1:11 AM

It’s important to nurture and endure reading habit

Reading from a print format helps develop imagination and conjure visions in the mind.

08 Jun 2018 1:23 AM

Whatever happened to plain, simple English?

The charges in the said case have also led to users trying their hand at English to outdo Tharoor.

25 May 2018 1:46 AM

The ghosts of Cheenapatti

One of the company’s mandates to its English and Scottish officers, brave enough to go on expeditions, was to find an alternative source for tea.

11 May 2018 12:31 AM