Reading/Writing

Tipu Sultan was a brilliant warrior and expanded his father’s kingdom greatly. But who, in reality, was Tipu? What sort of man came to be known as one of India’s earliest freedom fighters? Tipu was a devout Muslim ruler, but he was not a fanatic.   Tipu prohibited the sale of liquor and bhang in his...

Did you know that beloved humorist, PG Wodehouse was not only sent to an internment camp during World War 2, but his writing was also used as Nazi propaganda? Can you imagine the comical creator of Jeeves, PSmith and Lord Emsworth in such a scenario? Here’s what actually happened! A Light Hearted Capture He was...

Srishti Chaudhary is one of the few writers who can claim to have published 2 books and multiple short stories before turning 30! She writes about Indian girls and women and their struggle with their dreams, like in her short story ‘I Want to Be Miss India’ that tells the story of a young girl and a seemingly...

Twinkle Khanna has dazzled us with her wit on and off the screen but she never fails to surprise us with her one liners! Here are 4 hilarious and heart touching quotes from one of her best short stories, ‘Salaam, Noni Appa’! When Binni tries to suggest her niece marries an older man, Noni Appa is shocked with...

Dinah hurried down the flight of stairs in her Burberry stilettos, one hand clutching the handrail and the other her Elie Saab strapless embroidered gown. Today she looked breathtakingly beautiful. All of 5’9, she was wasp waisted with a glossy complexion. Her hair was midnight black, which flowed over her shoulders...

Does the meaning of love change over time? A young, starry-eyed Ratna finds herself at the doorstep of her favorite author, Ronit Sukhdev, and a little white lie lands her the opportunity to stay at his place for a few days. Funny and heartwarming, this is the captivating story of three very different yet similar...

Anita Agnihotri’s The Sickle, translated by Arunava Sinha takes the reader through the lives of farmers, migrant labourers, and activists in Marathwada and western Maharashtra. Agnihotri illuminates, with shocking clarity, a series of intersecting and overlapping crises: female foeticide, sexual assault, the...

पिछले कई सप्ताह से भारत अंतर्कलह से गुजर रहा है । 11 दिसम्बर को नरेंद्र मोदी की हिंदू राष्ट्रवादी सरकार ने नागरिकता संशोधन...

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely As we are celebrating the Week of Love, it only made sense that we spoke of a love that is oftentimes ignored or not considered important in front of other relationships that one is expected to maintain. We are talking about self-love....

यूं तो इस कहानी में वैसे तो बहुत सारे किरदार हैं, पर मीरा की नजरों से देखें तो सिर्फ तीन आरव, रोमा और मीरा। ये कहानी असल में...