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  • Karan Patel: Every book I read is memorable

    An acquired taste I got into reading only recently — it’s something I acquired a taste for slowly. Keeping it real I enjoy reading biographies. I am a realist, so I need to know about people and their lives for them to be able to make an impact on me. I enjoyed reading Dilip Kumar…

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  • Filmmaker Abninay Deo suggests books that will help you take a vacation

    Top choice Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer — Kane and Abel was an ultimate story during the times of war of two people who are growing at the same time in different environments and how their paths cross. That, as a screenplay, was most engaging. The Fountainhead by Ayan Rand – As an architecture student…

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Sweet treats for the special season

    Manasi Y Mastakar suggests sweet treats for the special season Lord Ganesha is home and is being indulged with special delicacies offered daily to him. While modak continue to remain his favourite, there are other sweets that one can offer the Lord as well. Here we present a few recipes that can be added in…

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  • Bollywood singer Neha Bhasin on how she reconnected with books again

    Bollywood singer Neha Bhasin tells Manasi Y Mastakar how she reconnected with books again Starting early I was always a very easy reader, I used to prefer reading stuff which was easy on the mind, I started reading maybe when I was a teenager. Seeking help from books Actually I don’t have a favourite book,…

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  • 5 books that celebrate LGBTQ pride

    Title: Selection Day Author: Aravind Adiga Manjunath Kumar, 14, knows he is good at cricket — if not as good as his elder brother Radha. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is…

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  • Tribals in Mumbai! Exploring the city’s incredible yet unknown diversity

    Mumbai’s incredible diversity remains unfortunately unknown, says Mallika Iyer Mumbai is a complex paradox. Nowhere else in the world do 20 million people share a city with over 40 wild leopards. No other city could boast of a fifth of its land being a dense green National Park. No other metropolis could account for over…

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  • Vivek Agnihotri: I have mentally resigned from Bollywood

    Film director, producer, screenwriter and now an author, Vivek Agnihotri wears several hats, along with being an activist. Best known for the critically-acclaimed Buddha in a Traffic Jam, the filmmaker minces no words when it comes to speaking his mind: Be it being vocal about his displeasure of the film industry or voicing his angst at…

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  • Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts: Review

    Title: Shelter In Place Author: Nora Roberts Publisher: Piaktus Pages: 436; Price: Rs 699 I love romantic-suspenses. It gives me chance to indulge in two genres I love reading: Romance and suspense (or rather adds a dash of intrigue to my fave romance genre). Every summer, Nora Roberts comes out with at least one book…

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  • Sharman Joshi: A book needs to capture my attention

    A form of entertainment I got into reading much later. With age I took to reading. Though I am not an avid reader, but yes I finish a couple of books a year. I think books happen to you when you feel all other forms of entertainment have failed. Being inspired I’ve enjoyed reading The…

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