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Gift a book on World Book Day

Officially, there is a UNESCO-designated World Book Day on 23 April, being marked now for the last 20 years. What does it mean to each one of us individually? Can we make it a more meaningful and personal day? A day we look forward to. And plan for. A day you receive a book as a gift. A day, you are sure, someone who likes you will give you a present and show his caring and her concern. A day you make personal enough, to spend time and go buy a book for someone you care for. Or love or respect or want to show appreciation for.

‘In interacting with young people in India, US, and elsewhere, I have noticed an impressive decline in..

Gift a book on World Book Day

Translations have hit an all time high: KS Pugalendi

Sixth Sense Publications was founded by Pugalendi Subbiah in the millennium year 2000. Hailing from the family of publisher V Subbiah (Poongodi Pathipagam) known for the last thirty years for his classic Tamil books, it was only obvious that K S Pugalendi start his own publishing company. Since January 2012, his son, P Karthikeyan has also joined the family business following a brief stint of 4 years with Infosys. The Chennai publishing house is now in the hands of able third generation entrepreneurs. He is also Secretary, BAPASI, the Book Sellers and Publishers Association of South India. Book Link catches up with..
Translations have hit an all time high: KS Pugalendi

George Orwell may have the last laugh!

Mary shelly wrote Frankenstein in 1818. George Orwell wrote Animal Farm in 1945, Nineteen Eighty Four in 1949.
The underlying theme is the invisible Big Brother controlling you, one who may not even exist. From thence arises the
idea of super-machines and in 1982, the Adrian Mole series. It is nothing unusual for today’s children to see machines
(robots and other beings) talk on the television screen.
In 2009, the UK paper The Telegraph reported that the European Union was spending millions of pounds developing
‘Orwellian’ technologies designed to scour the internet and CCTV images for ‘abnormal behaviour’. A five-year research
programme, called Project Indect, aimed to develop computer programmes which act as ‘agents’ to..
George Orwell may have the last laugh!

Book piracy: Fast, furious & unstoppable

Books are the treasures of wisdom and are the legacies that genius men leave for the generations to come. In the words of Milton, ‘A good book is the precious life blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond’.
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Panama Papers

wins 2017 Pulitzer

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was honoured with the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for its explosive work on the Panama Papers which sought to expose the offshore tax havens used by high-profile individuals across
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Sahitya Akademi award for Mathorubhagan

The English translation of writer Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English. ‘I am really happy about the award as I liked the translation. It has..
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Khalistan debate resurfaces with new book

If anywhere Khalistan could exist, it would be Pakistan as the historical Sikh empire had its capital in Lahore and Pakistani Punjab, FATA, occupied Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was a major part of the empire.This was the media interpretation following the release of Singaporebased..

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India’s first Village of Books

In a first, residents of a small village in Maharashtra are offering up their premises to stack books for public reading, thus coming up with what is supposedly going to be the country’s first ‘village of books’ which opened to public on 4 May. Nearly 25 premises, which include three temples,..

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JLF to partner British Library

The British Library will host the London leg of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for the first time as part of a new partnership, on 20-21 May. ZEE JLF@The British Library is one of the first major events in the UK as part of the UKIndia Year of Culture in

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