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7 Signs That You Were Born To Be A Writer

This strife-torn world we are living in is in need of more and more writers who can mollify people through the power of their words. Writers are born with an innate ability to observe, sense and feel stuff that’s difficult to be spotted by anyone else. “When the imaginary world in your head is more(…)

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A University Textbook Teaches Students Ways To Conceive A Boy

Do you believe that Nature doesn’t distinguish between boys and girls? And human beings have no control over the gender of their unborn baby? A University textbook of Ayurveda, however, defies nature’s laws and shares with the readers a recipe for having a son. A Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) Textbook which is(…)

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5 Instances Of Indian Textbooks Promoting Blatant Sexism

If you thought that sexism existed only at workplaces or public spheres, it is time to get your facts correct. Indian textbooks that are meant to sensitize students about issues that plague the country are promoting blatant sexism unabashedly. Read on to know 5 such instances that make us wonder the kind of education we(…)

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Women Writers Fest: 15-Year-Old Zuni Chopra Shares Her Insights As A Writer

India’s coveted list of Indian female authors has another name added to it. This time, it is a 15-year-old girl. Zuni Chopra, author of The House That Spoke, discussed about her journey as a writer at the Women’s Writers Fest held recently in Mumbai. Zuni started her writing journey with a book of poetry. Talking(…)

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Books That Are A Must-Read For Budding Entrepreneurs

India is living the startup life these days. And while the competition gets tight, we bring to you some books that have tips to give you an edge over the others. That’s right, here are some recommended books for entrepreneurs who need just a little help in honing their skills to get a broader understanding(…)

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Padma Lakshmi: On Personal Memoir Love, Loss And What We Ate

Padma Lakshmi has said on record more than once that she’s a feminist and … unlikely to be able to be friends with anyone who isn’t. I got a chance to meet her for a quick interview today and to moderate a Facebook Live with her for her publisher HarperCollins India — and she laughs when(…)

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Yoga Helped Me Find Myself as a Writer: Ira Trivedi

Ira Trivedi is one India’s best loved authors. I became addicted to her books after reading There’s No Love on Wall Street which is about a young woman discovering just how misogynistic and cut-throat the seemingly glossy world of investment banking can be. Trivedi is multi-talented. She is an alumnus of Columbia Business School, has written(…)

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5 Women Tell Us Their Fave Feminist Read Of All Time

Books are vital in anyone’s life, as important as windows, they say. It is even more important to read good books, a book which will make us intellectually sound and can help us do away with our ignorance. I remember the time when I picked up ‘Jane Eyre’ during my school days. A friend had(…)

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‘I Am a Troll’ Makes Waves: Author Swati Chaturvedi in Conversation

Senior journalist Swati Chaturvedi has been in the spotlight for her new book ‘I Am A Troll’ that promises to lift the veil off social media campaign of political parties. There have been headlines and controversies, based mainly on the statements made by a “reformed” troll who claims to have been working at the BJP(…)

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Shilpa Shetty Gets Trolled For Misunderstanding George Orwell’s Animal Farm

It’s never too late to learn. Even after you are trolled. Shilpa Shetty Kundra trended on Twitter today because she quoted as saying that George Orwell’s dystopian novella Animal Farm educates kids how to love and care for animals. A journalist sought Shetty’s reaction to the news that Harry Potter would be included in the English Literature(…)

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