Sunday, Nov 27, 2022



By the Book: Himani Dalmia’s empathetic book focuses on the joys of reading, David Walliams returns with a supersonic adventure

November 20, 2022 2:43 pm

'Thammi’s Gift' for primary readers explores the cocoons that nurture readers, even as Walliams’ 'Spaceboy' provides his trademark thrill-a-minute rollercoaster to his loyal readership of middle-graders

'Nritya Katha': Book introduces children to Indian classical dance forms

November 14, 2022 4:07 pm

"Nritya Katha: Indian Dance Stories for Children", illustrated by Moldova-based illustrator Natalia Suruba, is a collection of nine stories featuring different dance forms, ranging from Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri to Kathakali, Kathak, Chhau, Mohiniyattam and Sattriya

Know about the many mental health benefits of reading

August 31, 2022 1:19 pm

"Reading can be used as an escape as well as a tool to increase your attention span, improve your sleep, and increase your knowledge," Dr Naidoo said

'People always read books; the habit has only increased post pandemic'

July 04, 2022 2:02 pm

"Reading has been good in the last 10 years. Ever since the millennials came in, reading habit has gone up by about 30 to 35 per cent," says Anuj Bahrison, owner of Bahrisons Booksellers

Five Things: How to take the reading challenge in a costume and pay with mangoes to enter a story-telling session

June 15, 2022 7:01 pm

Just when we thought we had to visit a museum to learn about art, the New York MET brings us close to some of its finest collections through an interactive map, and then there's building blocks and plays to watch.

Picture Book Beats: ‘Supposing’ tells us we are what we think

June 07, 2022 9:07 pm

What a powerful picture book to say in the simplest of ways what philosophers and spiritual gurus take pages to propound. That we have it in us to change the course of our thoughts.

By The Book: Let’s Talk About Race — two picture books that speak of diversity to young children

May 22, 2022 5:23 pm

Through parallels with food, nature and colours, the books counter discriminatory perspectives of race with a more inclusive one

OUP launches campaign to encourage reading among kids

April 26, 2022 5:58 pm

Like any habit, reading also has to be slowly and consistently introduced into a child's routine, as an exciting hobby and not a chore.

The Reading Room: Books to help take your mind off the news

March 27, 2022 10:34 pm

When the news gets too much, where do writers, publishers and editors seek distraction? Find out in this list of recommendations by stalwarts such as Jerry Pinto and Karthika VK

Naseeruddin Shah opens up about suffering from onomatomania; know more about it here

March 07, 2022 3:02 pm

"I'm not joking. It's a medical condition. You can check it in the dictionary," said Naseeruddin Shah


Holiday reading: Barack Obama shares his favourite books of 2021

December 18, 2021 2:55 pm

Barack Obama has released a list of his most favourite reads of 2021