Free Press Journal
  • 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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  • 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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