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Friday, August 19, 2022

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'Hindi literature written by a woman has gained recognition': Alka Saraogi on winning the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Samman

August 16, 2022 11:37 am

"When my first novel was published in French, Italian, Spanish and German, it was like a dream come true," Alka Saraogi told

Picture Book Beats: The Silence of the (H)Ears

April 04, 2022 8:04 pm

It is the marvel that picture books are, gathering the deepest life lessons within their folds in the simplest of ways. If only we care to read between the powerful lines and visuals.

Temsula Ao holds up mirror to everyday life in Nagaland

March 13, 2022 2:00 pm

With its pared-down prose and gripping, original tales, "The Tombstone in My Garden", published by Speaking Tiger, reflects Ao's deep understanding not just of the human condition, but that of all life.

Kate Middleton reads a bedtime story that she remembers 'reading as a little girl'

February 15, 2022 10:18 am

The duchess chose to wear a casual look: a pair of jeans and a semi-patterned white sweater

It's a Cat and Dog Story

January 12, 2022 2:54 pm

In the game of one-upmanship, which among the two, evolved from a common ancestor, has a better chance at winning?

Why fairy tales need updates to survive

January 07, 2022 6:42 pm

Classic fairy tales are being revisited and diverse characters added. But even H.C. Andersen and the Brothers Grimm modified stories to reflect the values of their time.


January 04, 2022 9:37 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Writer-director Neel Chaudhuri on coping with grief and learning to live in the now

Once upon a time... bedtime stories were just for kids

January 02, 2022 11:22 am

No longer just for children, bedtime stories are a key part of many mindfulness and meditation apps, which boomed in popularity throughout the pandemic.


January 04, 2022 11:40 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Of the sea and a match made in the wrong kind of heaven

Doll Diaries

January 02, 2022 11:26 am

Be careful what you wish for -- they may just come true!