A compendium of write-ups related to the earth and the universe, compiled by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy Hawking, is most suitable for middle-school children and teenagers. The key authors and compilers are Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy Hawking.
Worries about the reading habit in children steadily being on a decline in present times have been expressed by all those who interact and deal with them. Be it parents, teachers, counsellors, school librarians and psychologists, the refrain is the same.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Aurat March movement in Pakistan sparked women’s voice throughout Pakistan to end violence and harassment against women and change the attitude towards the traditional patriarchal norms of society. The social, cultural.
A feather in the cap of Puffin Books adding to the impressive list of books written by Subhadra Sen Gupta for children. This book is an ‘academic excursion’ for all school enrolled students and beyond. The magnum opus called the Constitution of India.
Tharoorosaurus! as the name suggests, is a mix between a thesaurus and dictionary, cleverly playing on its author Shashi Tharoor’s last name. Tharoor, a member of India’s Parliament and a prolific writer, is known for his expansive vocabulary, which makes.
Zakir Hussain can be considered one of India’s most famous tabla players. In this simple yet interesting book, the author Sandhya Rao uncovers the life of Zakir as a young boy and his journey towards becoming a music maestro. It shows his love for music from.
Rarely has a book lifted one’s spirits so completely (especially in these bleak times) as did Dan Brown’s recently published children’s picture book Wild Symphony. After reading the book, I wanted to happily announce, like the narratorial voice in the ‘Bouncing Kangaroo’ section.
One of the few happy consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown is that people have become aware of Indian folk art. As crafts bazaars and melas, crafts emporiums etc., have had to shut shop willy-nilly, increasingly the sale of crafts has moved online.
While choosing a book to review, the title of this one quickly grabbed my attention. Having been to the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain a few years back, I was curious to know how this picture-book had portrayed the largest of the religious gatherings in India.
Let’s start with the captivating cover. Designed and illustrated by Sharanya Kunnath in a rather unusual blue and red combination, the cover displays the loveliness of Indian temple art.
The author, Sudha G. Tilak, says that temple visits were a huge part of her summer vacations and those visits taught her to enjoy the stories and art forms of India, both of which she has described in her book.
These two ‘utterly, butterly delicious’ books form part of a series, with a third one, The Royal Tournament, to follow. Their purpose is to introduce the ‘Famous Five’ of the Dwapara Yuga to the young readers today with their own perspective.
This has never happened to me before. I got two books to review and both were about the perpetual state of warfare between the devas and asuras that is the popular template for so many stories of Hindu mythology. It has always reminded me of the Indo-Pak.
The Kathasaritsagara, which was compiled by the Brahmin Somadeva in Sanskrit in 11th century Kashmir, remains one of the great compendia of the world’s stories, drawing as it does from several lost and fragmentary extant texts from earlier centuries. Scholars.
This is a comprehensive and discursive book on child development, adolescence included. Comprising sixteen chapters and two essays it presents a holistic picture, bringing in perspectives from multiple disciplines like child development, psychology, sociology and education.
It is a paradox that when the first stage of the coveted national goal of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) is almost achieved (The Net Enrolment Ratio in the primary stage of elementary education was 99.6% as per the Government’s DISE data for the year 2010-11).