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  • A book is a good friend: Nikitin Dheer

    Fave list My favourite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I like the book because it teaches man, of all ages, to not lose faith, keep dreaming and keep believing. Preferred authors Well, I have quite a few favourite authors, but one name I would like to mention is Khaled Hosseini. His narrative is…

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  • Love between the lines: Why it’s time the romantic genre gets its due

    Romance is looked down upon but the genre’s popularity is flourishing. Manasi Y Mastakar feels it is time it got its due It is a universally acknowledged fact that romance as a genre in literature is the most unappreciated compared to other genres like thriller, suspense, even horror. And many a time, it doesn’t warrant critical…

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  • Choreographer Ashley Lobo on how books inspire him

    Favourite books I like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho a lot. I read it many years ago and it still remains as one of my favourite books. It has many valuable insights about life, about following your dreams, about finding yourself, about reading the signs that life gives you, which has inspired me a lot….

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  • From The President Is Missing to Trump’s America: 7 books that are making waves in the international literary market

    The President Is Missing Author: Bill Clinton and James PattersonThe President is Missing. The world is in shock. But the reason he is missing is much worse than anyone can imagine. With details, only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Former US President, Bill Clinton, is a…

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  • From The Cast to Three Days in Moscow: 7 books making waves in the international literary market

    The Cast Author: Danielle Steel Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true…

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  • Mother’s Day 2018: Film and TV celebs reveal why their mom is a hero

    Superhero movies have always managed to rake in the moolah at the box office (Avengers: Infinity War being a recent example of this phenomenon). And why not, who wouldn’t like a saviour in, maybe not shining armour anymore, but a shiny red suit blazing missiles and whatnot! But these are on-screen superheroes, what about the…

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  • Mumbai Summer! A feast of flowers

    Hot, sultry, uncomfortable would be an accurate description of summers in Mumbai. But bringing some cheer and respite amidst the dreary heat and humidity, are an array of blooms, bursting with vibrant hues and colours. From the golden lantern-like Laburnum to the scarlet showers of the Gulmohar, summer is indeed the season of flowers, says…

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  • World Book Day 2018: Novels that are being adapted for the big screen

    In celebration of World Book Day (April 23), here are novels that are being adapted for the big screen and are releasing this year and bibliophile MANASI Y MASTAKAR can’t contain her excitement  Books have always been a fodder for not just thought, but also providing content for films. And Hollywood has always (successfully) tapped into…

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  • 7 books that are making waves in the international literary market

    The Rising Sea Author: Clive Cussler and Graham Brown Kurt Austin and his crew are in a deadly race to stop the sea rising. A mission deep inside the swirling Pacific. Their objective? To save the world. Kurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: A plan to upset the Pacific balance…

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  • Cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke: What’s the difference?

    Manasi Y Mastakar speaks to experts and tries to distinguish the differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, terms which are many a times either used synonymously or interchangeably The initial reports of actress Sridevi’s death said it was cardiac arrest that claimed her life. Of course, later it was clarified that the cause of…

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