Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022



Pune Inc: How a bookstore is taking on e-commerce giants by focussing on old-fashioned reading habits

November 08, 2022 11:38 pm

Pagdandi Bookstore Cafe has opened a new outlet after finding that a lot of people were tired of screen time and coming back to books.

Pune: B. J. Medical College hostel receives Rs 20 lakh donation for library renovation

October 14, 2022 1:57 pm

The medical students study till wee hours of the morning and the capacity at the library is for 250 students. With close to 800 medical students, the renovated library will accommodate 160 more students, said Dr Ravindra Bhosale, hostel management general secretary.

Inaugurated over a month ago, MU’s library building still not fully functional

August 15, 2022 7:14 am

After a long wait of almost five years, the new building was finally inaugurated on July 8, by the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in his capacity as Chancellor of all state universities.

Michigan library's future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

August 05, 2022 11:36 am

A small group of conservative residents campaigned against the millage renewal because the library refused to remove all LGBTQ material

At Delhi’s libraries, leisure reading gives way to competitive exam prep

June 29, 2022 9:19 am

Civil Services aspirant Sunil says it is easy to study in a quiet library environment. “It’s also very useful for me when I need new reference material,” he adds.

Boat library for children in Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Forest

June 15, 2022 3:13 pm

The boat library will be open on all days during the summer vacation in the schools and will be thrown open to visitors when tourism season resumes on August 1

Saving Maharashtra's public library culture

May 23, 2022 1:30 pm

The Maharashtra government recently announced a scheme to start a ‘Village of books’ in each district to ‘nurture reading culture in today’s time’. At the same time, public libraries are struggling to survive amid fund cuts and changing reading habits among people. Maharashtra has witnessed the closure of over 712 public libraries over the last decade. PALLAVI SMART takes a close look at the crisis and steps that need to be taken to address the issue.

Soon, libraries in slums to encourage reading

May 19, 2022 7:44 am

In the first phase of the project according to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), it will start building libraries in ten slums with the aim of stimulating an interest for reading in school-goers.

EDMC launches e-library to help primary classes students studying in Delhi schools

January 27, 2022 9:29 am

Authorities are hoping this e-library will help students and teachers a lot in this pandemic age, considering not many students are being able to attend offline classes.

Elderly man on mission to inculcate reading habit among people through his library on bicycle

January 21, 2022 11:28 am

Ingale, a bibliophile from a small village called Budh in Khatav tehsil and an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts, started the initiative 12 years ago and now his mobile library project has become popular among children and adults in the area.


In pictures: Library named after novelist Haruki Murakami set to open in Tokyo

September 26, 2021 4:10 pm

A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo. Take a look at the pictures here

In pictures: A look at Kolkata's first tram library

September 25, 2020 3:14 pm

The tram library will contain books and magazines, including those on competitive examinations such as the civil services, WBCS, GRE or GMAT in order to attract readers from various educational institutions along its route, PTI reported


University has right to suspend students not attending classes: Swamy on Dalit student suicide case

January 21, 2016 7:55 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Commenting on the Hyderabad Dalit student suicide case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said a university is a place to learn and the administration has all the rights to suspend students who do not attend classes. He added that the boy who committed suicide was not barred from studying, going to library or anywhere else. He was only asked not to stay in the university hostel as he was involved in “violent activities”. He further stated that suspension does not mean expulsion and he shouldn’t have taken such a big step.