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Sridhar Balan

‘Book hand-sellers are as rare as ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas’

The values inherent in books are not immediately discernible and it requires a book-lover to discover them.

16 Nov 2018 12:40 AM

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Another new word is the adjective “bongga,” which means extravagant, flamboyant, impressive, stylish or excellent.

02 Nov 2018 12:47 AM

Discovering the Queen’s love for books

One of the highlights in the Queen’s itinerary was the inauguration of the Indo-British Participation and Summit Meeting at Pragati Maidan.

12 Oct 2018 12:26 AM

Wanted: A Gawande to govern healthcare

Gawande says all learned occupations have a definition of professionalism - a code of conduct.

28 Sep 2018 1:21 AM

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