Reading/Writing

‘Visionman’ by Dr. Prashant Pradhan is the winning entry of our Padman writing contest. Dr. Pradhan is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession. Since childhood, reading and getting inspired from the stories about great philanthropists such as Andrew Carnegie and achievers like Shahrukh Khan, he has the aim of achieving...

It’s Sourav Ganguly fever here at Juggernaut Books and what better day to declare our love from him than February 14! With only 10 days to go for the launch of Sourav’s book, A Century Is Not Enough, we’ve put together tweets from you, professing love to Dada. So much love in just 280 characters. I like to watch...

Rudra Narayan’s The First Time is the honourable mention for the Kolkata Lit Meet contest. Editor’s note: The story is beautifully evocative of the late 80s and 90s. It is the time of Lux, Liril and Rexona, when two boys set out to fulfill a teenage desire. The reader is left guessing on what this desire is, through...

It was mid-May. When the sun had decided to show all its grandeur and burn India to its full potential, unexpected rain one morning had made that evening even more beautiful and pleasant for Mumbaikars. It was then, while standing in his small balcony, that Armaan knew it was a special day for him. Mostly for three...

From the kings of the past to the celebrities of today, India has a rich history of everlasting real life love stories. Some are well known and some have been lost or forgotten in the sands of time. In her books, Kiran Manral brings to you some of India’s most intriguing true love stories. Salim and Anarkali The tragic...

We live in a time where we have thousands of stories available to read every month, both online and offline. Everyone has a story and 7 billion people in the world means just as many stories. But that said, logically, there are only 8 different types of stories to be told in this world. For me, a bestselling novel is...

Gautam Bhattacharya has covered more than 150 Test matches, 700 one-dayers and 12 World Cups. He has followed Sourav Ganguly’s career ever since he made his Ranji Trophy debut.

We got to read some amazing stories in the Kolkata Lit Meet contest entries. Have a look at the top two entries of the contest. The Crafty Statesman by Janaki R. The winning entry of the contest, The Crafty Statesman is a riveting tale of a retired civil servant recollecting his experiences working with his political...

The end of your relationship, even if the end was bad, does not mean that your love was meaningless. Your love has meaning even if your beloved was not worthy of your love. To understand this is to begin to set your deepest self towards the path of healing. Look Within When you say ‘There is no love’, then you are...

Aliv is full of so many miracles that sometimes it strikes me as a tragedy that its benefits are not fully known or celebrated. Traditionally, grandmas would soak these seeds in coconut water and then cook them with grated coconut, ghee and jaggery and roll them into bright red laddoos. These laddoos are the ultimate...