Interns, Reading

What Books Have Taught Me

When I received this assignment, I immediately texted my friends asking them about their experience of reading; what have books taught them? I learnt that one of the common feature in each of their experiences was the ability of books to cure the ailment of loneliness. My friends are weird and quirky and it is […]

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Interns, Reading

You Are What You Read

Every person who loves books has a special space in their home where they build a shrine for all the books they have ever bought. This shrine, in colloquial terms, is known as ‘library’ and commands great respect and devotion from acolytes. One of the universal truths is that you are what you read. Sometimes […]

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Celebrations, Reading

New Year’s Special: A Reader’s Resolutions

The New Year is almost upon us and research tells us that people who make resolutions on New Years’ as opposed to resolutions taken up throughout the year, succeed in keeping them. So let’s get this New Year started with some interesting choice of resolutions for bibliophiles: 1. The Books that Defined the Eras – […]

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Authors, Interns

Neologisms

Words invented by famous authors Some legendary authors have left a trail of fascinating neologisms behind them. Neologism refers to ‘the creation or use of new words or senses’. Here are some of the words that famous authors invented! Chortle This is one of the most commonly used word in the contemporary world and we […]

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Audio, Extracts

Success

Extract: This time the plan worked. The final layer of plaster gave way. The three men crawled out and waited by the wall. This extract has been taken from the book Four Miles to Freedom by Faith Johnston. — About the book FOUR MILES TO FREEDOM: ESCAPE FROM A PAKISTANI POW CAMP When Flight Lieutenant […]

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Classics

Classic Of The Month: Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte, Joyce Carol Oates

Even after nearly seventeen decades of its first publication, Jane Eyre remains adored all around the world. The fictional autobiography and love story was published in 1847 and adapted into numerous film, television and theatre versions. It is as enjoyable and engrossing as holiday reading and as layered as a school/college textbook. The novel that […]

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Audio, Extracts

The Plan

Extract: His plan is to ask to be taken to the toilet in the middle of the night. O the way there or back he will grab the guard’s gun from his holster and take him hostage.  This extract has been taken from the book Four Miles to Freedom by Faith Johnston. — About the […]

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Business, Management

Why Working Hard Is Not Good Enough?

I have seen scores of students, working professionals, and young entrepreneurs really working hard and trying to scale the ladder of success. Every other person you meet is busy answering emails, filling reports, learning, inventing, selling, sweating it out, and hitting the road. In short, running very hard, pushing themselves to achieve, accomplish, and be […]

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