Books

Will Digital ‘Juggernauts' Raze Traditional Bookstores In India?

With some publishers spearheading the industry towards a truly game-changing "digital revolution", the traditional brick-and-mortar booksellers and conglomerates that started it all are confronted with potential doom. When one of the oldest bookstores of Delhi, Fact & Fiction, recently shut shop after an admirable 30-plus years in business, it was a reality check not just for many other bookstores but also customers like me who are still accustomed to their conventional book-in-hand routine.

Why I do not review books for free

Recently, an author with a book fresh from the press sent me review request. Came down straight to the point in a two-line mail - "Where should I send you a copy". No, he did not ask me what the proce...
Anubhuti Krishna

The Book That Changed My Life

Chai, Chai (I finished reading in two sittings) turned out to be not just a book but an experience. It was not a story book, it was not a novel, it was not even a travelogue per se, but it was a beautifully honest account of a curious middle-class man travelling through places that had intrigued him ever since he could remember.

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