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Kerala was the first Indian state to report a case of COVID-19. And when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24, Kerala had the most cases of any state. But after the lockdown, while most states kept reporting a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Kerala is one state that...

They say you can always trust an author with a good reading recommendation. To help you find some excellent summer reads, we rounded up authors from across our different lists to answer a simple question: Which book would you recommend to your readers this summer? Here are 6 amazing suggestions –    Abhijit...

We all become angry, and most of us don’t like it. We try to suppress it for different reasons – maybe we don’t want to look a certain way, or be called short-tempered by our peers. Feeling angry is not bad—every emotion is valid, and it can be useful for our growth. What is bad is punching our friend in the face...

This is the year we all get creative with Mother’s day. With restaurants and bakeries shut until further notice, we have 10 easy ideas for you to make the day special for your mom. Whether you are in the same house as your mom or living away, this list has something for everyone! Breakfast in Bed: No matter what...

We live in times of food confusion. For simple questions like ‘how can I stay healthy?’, ‘what should I eat?’ there are tons of complicated answers, most of them contradicting each other. Health is not an instant revolution. Any diet plan or fitness routine that aims to make you healthy must be effortless,...

By Preethi Venugopala On the 28th of July, 2018, I conducted a creative writing workshop at Atta Galatta in association with Juggernaut books. The aim of the workshop was to give a jumpstart to writers who were keen on getting their creativity flow through short stories. It was my first time facing creative...

A story about a boy wizard was written twenty years ago, and the world was never quite the same again. Harry Potter is now one of the biggest brands in the world, with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone being one of the nine books in the world which have sold more than a hundred million copies. But what is it...

Ancient tales of wisdom, kingship and honour Why did the gods and the asuras churn the ocean? How did Vishwamitra and Vasishtha become enemies for life? Who brought the heavenly river Ganga down to earth? Why did King Trishanku end up hanging upside down? How did Kacha emerge from his teacher’s stomach? For the...

Even though real-life journalists’ journey is different from their portrayal in movies and novels, it by no means is without risks and instances of heroism. With my novel ‘Tears for Strangers’ is about an intrepid journalist Nimisha Raste who goes to great lengths to break a murder story. While researching about...

There’s something about same-sex love. For those who know its magic, it’s liberating when books and movies celebrate it. For the others, it’s an almost voyeuristic experience – to read about feminine bodies that curve into each other, to imagine what an orgasm with another woman would be like, to be intensely...