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The Future Of Words

Purists can roll their eyeballs as much as they may like. But clearly a new future is at our doorstep. Yes, even in India. The word, the original written word, is definitely not dead or irrelevant. But it is certainly stepping with the times, learning to interact and collaborate, shorten or lengthen, become singular or multi-format. It is creating new experiences for a new generation of readers, news consumers and online learners.

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.