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How a semi-erotic story almost led to Ruskin Bond being jailed

Born and brought up in British India, the 83-year-old writer left for England in the 1950s for better prospects.

21 Jun 2017 5:50 PM

Dark truths about Goa

Designer Wendell Rodricks explores an ugly and painful facet of Goan tradition in his third book.

18 Jun 2017 12:39 AM

Colombian garbage man uses discarded books to make library

Jose Alberto Gutierrez said that he started collecting books when he realised that people were throwing them away.

06 Jun 2017 4:48 PM

Ensure that schools don't sell books, uniforms: HC tells CBSE

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra also noted that CBSE had recently issued a circular in this regard.

02 May 2017 4:43 PM

Embrace reading

Reading gives you the opportunity to experience a different and adventurous life.

27 Apr 2017 12:29 AM


Not just a child’s play

Katie, who’s a passionate lover of nature & a freelance teacher, has penned books like Birds of Different Feathers & Odyssey in the Ocean.

05 Apr 2017 12:15 AM

For the love of books

As Books on Toast gets ready to host a quiz for bookworms in the city, Anuya Jakatdar talks about building a community of lit fans.

29 Mar 2017 12:06 AM

Crossing the ‘taboo’ line

Author Balli Kaur Jaswal explores the erotic fantasies of widows in a fictional anthology set in Southall.

26 Mar 2017 12:24 AM

Many stages of Lata

The life of Lata Mangeshkar as a stage performer, right from her first concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

12 Mar 2017 1:38 AM

You can read 200 books in the time spent on internet

Not being too picky and reading as much as possible can help read instead of spending time on social media.

13 Feb 2017 3:16 PM


A ‘scat’tering of Carnatic

Traditional in roots and experimental at heart, musician Varijashree Venugopal talks about her latest collaborations.

09 Feb 2017 6:11 AM

Cracking the puzzle of motivation

Leverage the wisdom of evolution and learn from the experiences of other human beings.

20 Jan 2017 12:15 AM

Author S L Bhyrappa wants freedom to question religion

He made the remarks while speaking about the banning of books and writings that offend religious feelings.

19 Jan 2017 4:49 PM

2016 was a year of books, books and more books

Gautam Padmanabhan, CEO, Westland Ltd finds 2016 as a year of steady growth at Westland.

30 Dec 2016 2:42 AM

Book stock exchange

People in the city are spreading positivity by sharing their favourite books with strangers.

19 Dec 2016 12:12 AM


An Auction to revisit the Raj era

Over80 lots containing rare books, maps and photographs were put on display online for the auction.

14 Dec 2016 12:11 AM

Book hand-written by J.K. Rowling up for sale

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a volume of five wizarding fairy tales left to Hermione Granger by Albus Dumbledore.

09 Dec 2016 4:45 PM

Japan hostel actually lets you sleep in bookshelves

The beds positioned between bookshelves come with free Wifi, underbed storage and other basic facilities.

09 Dec 2016 11:58 AM

Google doodle for 19th century classic 'Little Women'

Louisa May Alcott wrote 'Little Women' as a semi-autobiographical account, telling the story of four women as they grew up.

29 Nov 2016 9:24 AM

Exchange books for free food at cafe in Delhi

The cafe in Delhi's North Campus is trying to unite people and driving a change in behaviour.

28 Nov 2016 1:58 PM