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10 Graphic-Novels guaranteed to make you a comic connoisseur

More than just strung-together pictures, a graphic novel has evolved into a respected genre in its own right. They’re certainly my favourite reads. Here are ten of the best, all of which are responsible for elevating this marriage between art and literature to a whole new level. Consider this my A-B-Cs of the graphic novel curriculum.   The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb What it’s about: The …

10 Must-Read Books about Violence Against Women

10 Must-Read Books about Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We thought the best way to celebrate it would be to put together a list of books that inform and educate about the prevelance and repercussions of violence against women. Take a look: The Courage to Heal – Third Edition – Revised and Expanded: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse …

#NotForChildren: Roald Dahl’s adult stories were his best work

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Spare me the saga about your love for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. All that leads to is an overwhelming craving for chocolate followed by a long binge on the cocoa concoction of your choice. I’m kidding. There’s not a weird kid in sight who isn’t grateful to Dahl for the books he wrote for children. His fantastic imagination and zany logic helped many of us make …

#PyjamaReviews: Things that must be said, Ms Roy

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“This! Just arrived at my doorstep and has thrown all other books off the shelf. Cannot put it down!” is what I said in the afternoon when the book arrived. “Arundhati Roy and John Cusack – Things That Can And Cannot Be Said.” Bold type on a cover that looks a bit like an LP. I was very excited. I’ve been a fan of Arundhati …

Five books about the Independence movement that you should read, or at least buy to let gather dust on that nice bookshelf ;)

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Sounds preachy, this post, amirite? But, it’s a dry-day; there’s not too much to watch on television. So, pick up a book, or a short story. These five are my favourite and they’re in theme with today as well. Let’s get-a-reading, shall we?   From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India, by Sekhar Bandopadhyay Available at Amazon. Price paperback Rs 329   A …

Book recommendations from our favourite bibliophiles

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Books are great. They’re like TV in your head. But, there are probably more books in the market than there are websites selling fake Chanel bags. It’s alright if picking up something to read seems more difficult than deciding which pair of Chelsea booties will your season favourite this year. This is why we decided to ask our favourite bookworms a little bit about what hard …