The school is giving out an award for the best all-rounder, and Nicky and Noni want to win badly. But when they behave rudely with the school gardener and their bus driver, they come to realize that the prize depends on good manners as well...
We don't see them on TV, in textbooks or in newspapers, and most of us wouldn't be able to name a single one. But there are dozens of women scientists in India who are hunched over experiments in laboratories, peering through powerful telescopes and camping out in harsh and extreme conditions this v..
Let's take a walk to our past
As you travel through time, dine with Mughal princess Jahanara Begum; have a jugalbandi with Mian Tansen; compete with the nawabs of Chandi Chowk in a kite-flying duel; be a part of Raja Ram Mohan Roy's fight for the girl child's education; revolt with Indian sepoys in ..
There's a kind of love that makes you go down on one knee, and there's the kind that brings you down on both. You don't need the latter, because no matter what you do, you cannot make anyone love you back.'
Renu had always craved for love and security, and her boring marriage, mundane existence some..
In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of whom are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in an elabora..
In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. Millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, torn from the lives they have left behind and reeling from the horrors they have witnessed on their hazardous journey. In this welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the W..
An elderly bureaucrat escapes the world to run a guest house on the banks of India's holiest river, the Narmada, only to find he has made the wrong choice. Too many lives converge here. Among those who disturb his tranquility are a privileged young executive bewitched by a mysterious lover; a novice..
Every relationship requires effort but a long-distance relationship requires extra effort
Aditya is a writer while the mere thought of reading repels Jasmine. They have absolutely nothing in common. Not even the cities they live in. Yet nothing can stop them from falling head over heels for each oth..
A seamless blend of fable and philosophy, the Bhagavata Purana is perhaps the most revered text in the Vaishnava tradition. It brings to life the legends of gods, asuras, sages and kings-all the while articulating the crucial ethical and philosophical tenets that underpin Hindu spiritualism. The nar..
Returning to his long-time home in Japan after a sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office, watching the maples begin to blaze, engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. As he does so, he starts to unfold a meditation on chang..