Posts Tagged ‘Harry Potter’

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...

Varsha Seshan is a writer of to-do lists, detailed notes to self, and emails. In between all that, she writes stories. Her story ‘Wilderness’ is about the feeling of being chosen to get a tiny glimpse of the wonderful wild world. It is also the winning entry of our Travel Writing Contest. Editor’s note: Going to look...

Hari R Krishna is a graduate in Mechanical engineering and now works in a reputed bank. He still wonders how he ended up in a there, but convinces himself that it gives him enough time to write. He started reading when he was 5 years old, after his mother overwhelmed him with tales of Robin Hood, Enid Blyton‘s works,...

Some literary characters simply become iconic. They come to life in a way that they become a real person you would like to know. And sometimes, you would like to date as well! Try out our lit-fic quiz and find out which literary fiction character should you date?

Ever had a bad day and asked yourself what’d make you feel better? We might have a cure for you! Six people tell us what books make them smile, and why. The titles are making us look forward to updating our to-read list. Here are the best ones: If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India by...

Vismay Harani’s The UnRobot is about a time when robots reign supreme, humanity is enslaved and a desperate plan to overthrow the robots is hatched. While he may be Vismay Harani to outside world, those closest to him call him ‘Alienman’. He has tried to provoke a fat spider to bite him so that he could be a friendly,...

“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you.” J.K. Rowling‏ Everything, from Facebook to Twitter is busy celebrating 20 years of Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, so we couldn’t be left behind. Take this quiz of just 7 questions from the 7 books...

Faraaz Kazi, the Nicholas Sparks of India, chooses his five favourite female characters from romances

Barack Obama to write a foreword, JK Rowling expands her magical universe, and Amazon will open a second bookstore

Harry Potter is back, a short story collection from North Korea, and a DIY book editor