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Words of Wisdom by The Modern Monk

Vivekananda is one of the most important figures in the modern imagination of India. He was also an utterly modern man who consistently challenged his own views, and embraced diverse, even conflicting arguments. It is his modernity that appeals to us today and makes him the coolest monk we know. More than 100 years after […]

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Growing Out Of The Cocoon

Greetings. I’d never have imagined that my book—and especially one written in my mother tongue—would be launched in the capital city of India. I have mixed feelings on this occasion. I cannot but be unhappy about the circumstances that occasioned this. However, I cannot turn my back in sadness. During the nightmarish time when my […]

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Harper Lee’s quotes that will change how you perceive the world.

Harper Lee is an incredible author. Until recently, she had published only one novel in more than half a century. ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’ won her the Pulitzer Prize, and later the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature, among a host of different accolades. The lady from the southern United States also possesses the […]

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Learn how Yoga can help you get better control of your life!

Yoga has caught on spectacularly worldwide in the 21st century. Many attempts have been made to highlight the importance of Yoga through celebration of  “International Day of Yoga”, it is only recently due to immense lobbying by Indian delegates that it has finally been recognized. A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly has […]

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Contemporary Pakistani Art – Salima Hashmi and Kamila Shamshie at Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

(Left to right- Salima Hashmi, Alka Pande, Kamila Shamsie) As Salima Hashmi, Kamila Shamsie take centre stage, along with Alka Pande, their presence is as pleasant as the cool winter morning in Jaipur. As the crowds are quick to fill the Baithak, it becomes clear that this will truly be a worthwhile discussion. Pakistani Contemporary […]

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Art, Art & Culture, Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

Amidst the splendour of Jaipur’s royal past and the flamboyance of India’s rich cultural heritage, the city will witness what is undoubtedly Asia’s foremost literary festival. The five-day literary gala held at the Diggi Palace promises to bring together the very best of Indian and International authors, poets and journalists and truly this festival does not fail to impress. […]

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Solo by William Boyd: Book Extract

 ELEMENTS OF RISK ‘Happy birthday, James,’ Miss Moneypenny said, as Bond stepped into her office. ‘Rather, happy birthday in arrears. Did you have an enjoyable day off, last week?’ ‘I’d rather hoped you’d forgotten it was my birthday,’ Bond said, his voice thick and raspy. He could hardly swallow. ‘No, no. It’s my business to […]

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