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Monday, 18-June-2018

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BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN JUNE

a week ago
The month gone by was one of many lessons for keen observers of contemporary Indian publishing. Over-hyped books, billed as astute and nuanced accounts like “Cyber Sexy”, turned out to be major disappointments while surprise releases like “The Spy Chronicles” garnered international attention. There was, at the same time, the release of a novel that comes but rarely in our day and age -- Anuradha Roy’s “All The Lives We Never Lived,” and yet just so little hype was created before its release. Then there was Sanjeev Sanyal’s “Life Over Two Beers” and “Daughte...
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ONE MAN MEDIA HOUSE

a week ago
In the world of digital media, he is a ‘one man’ media house. He collects and investigates news, writes them on a tabloid-sized white paper sheet with his own hand, circulates the hand-written single-page newspaper on a bicycle. He also sticks his newspaper as posters on public places or at the houses of the lawmakers to seek justice for victims.  Dinesh Kumar, an ice-cream vendor, writes news on subjects ranging from atrocities against Dalits, poor and downtrodden to women empowerment and burning local issues, mainly crime stories affecting the common man. He does not own or use a laptop, iPad, printing ...
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‘CONCEPT OF EQUALITY’ PERVADES WORLD’S BIGGEST COMMUNITY KITCHEN

4 weeks ago
If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the “langar”, or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by Sikhs. Referred to as the world’s largest community kitchen, the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee Langar Hall of the Golden Temple complex is unique in several aspects. On an average, it feeds over 100,000 people daily from children to old people from all religions, castes, regions, countries; and people from varied social, economic and...
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FIVE BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN MAY 2018

5 weeks ago
Its the dull season in the literary space and most known writers are currently doing what they are meant to do -- write. Shuffling between literature festivals and promotional events from mid-September to March, the harsh summer months provide the much-needed space for writers to focus on their craft as their minds are not shattered by constant invitations and events. Rumour has it that Vikram Seth is about to finish his much awaited sequel to “A Suitable Boy” -- and even publishing insiders are eagerly awaiting it. Namita Gokhale has started working on what she calls “a fascinating novel”, Jeet Thay...
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THE COSMOLOGIST WHO EXPLORED THE UNIVERSE ON A WHEELCHAIR

13 weeks ago
“Hello. I am Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist, and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.” In the vastness of the Universe, Stephen Hawking was a star that shone brighter than others. A theoretical physicist by profession and a public icon as recognisable as any A-list actor or rockstar, Hawking was a living embodiment of mind over matter, the triumph of spirit over form, and of resilience over trying adversity, which he faced with optimism, humour and understatement.
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25 MANTRAS FOR STRESS-FREE EXAMINATIONS

17 weeks ago
The thought of examinations usually leaves students under stress. Not only students, the pressure of scoring good marks also takes a toll on parents and teachers. To help them cope with the trials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi authored ‘Exam Warriors’, published by Penguin Random House. It was released on February 3 in the national capital by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. With stressful days round the corner for those appearing for their Class X and XII board exams, Prime Minister Modi has penned this book detailing ‘25 mantras’ to help students treat exa...
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GREAT BOOKS OF 2017

24 weeks ago
The hero in the eyes of the hero Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend By Dr Bindeshwar Pathak Publisher: Sulabh International Social Service Organisation The coffee-table book, with rare photographs running through it all along with the text about Prime Minister Narendra Modi called “Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend” by the founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, was la...
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THE AIDS BEATER

25 weeks ago
The very mention of AIDS has been hushed, or even muted, in India for ages. The lack of knowledge has primarily attached a social taboo to the disease. The stigma associated with HIV/ AIDS can be eradicated through dissemination of knowledge where the media can play an active role. The more the issue and its different aspects are discussed, the more are the chances of generating a feeling of acceptance for HIV positive people. Therefore, it is imperative to highlight cases of HIV/ AIDS where patients have charted an unusual path and which could help spread awareness and put an end to the discrimination. “I am HIV Po...
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“I AM LIKE A BEE, I PICK POLLEN FROM PLACE TO PLACE, AND MAKE HONEY...”

28 weeks ago
“i  am like a bee, I pick pollen from place to place and make honey”. Dr Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa and famous writer, had said these lines about herself. Recollecting these words with the nectar of her life, Prabhat Prakashan launched some books related to her life in the Constitution Club. The occasion was the release of the nectar-fall related to Mridula Sinha’s life. On this occasion, three books were launched : a novel ‘Ahilya Uwach’, a book on the grandeur of simplicity ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’, and the special issue of  ‘Panchva Stambh’ a monthly journal...
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‘THE LIVING LEGENDS OF MITHILA’ RELEASED

30 weeks ago
In a bid to spread the word about the legends belonging to the holy land of Mithila, Bihar, a book entitled “The Living Legends of Mithila” as well as its Hindi edition were released at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in New Delhi.  Authored by Vivekananda Jha, the book was released by India’s Waterman and Magsaysay Award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, Jharkhand’s Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Food and Supply Department Saryu Rai, former Governor T N Chaturvedi and eminent writer and professor Madhu Kishwar. When one talks of “The Living Legends of Mithila”, the name of Sulab...
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PEEPING INTO UNTOUCHED ASPECTS OF PM’S LIFE

42 weeks ago
It was the vision of Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, renowned Sociologist and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, to chronicle the life and times of Shri Narendra Modi in a manner that would motivate the coming generations. For this, he built and led a dedicated team—comprising Colonel (Retd.) Jaibans Singh and several assisting researchers, writers, designers, publishers and producers—which worked hard and with utmost dedication to produce the pictorial biography Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend.  This pictorial biography presents an inspiring and compelling account of Modi fro...
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Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend A Fabulous Book!

48 weeks ago
Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister of India, is a man of destiny—one among the rare few who shape the history of nations and mankind with their distinctive vision and charisma. He perfectly embodies Thomas Edison’s celebrated concept of genius being “one percent inspiration and ninetynine percent perspiration.” He is blessed with a great intellect,  but what makes him truly outstanding is his rich range of experiences and deep knowledge that he has acquired through sheer hard work in the course of his astonishing life journey.  It was the vision of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, renowned Sociologist and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Soc...