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    June 29, 2013
    There is no method to the madness in the shelves that line Ram Advani's eponymous bookstore.
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    June 29, 2013
    This bookstore boasts a clientele that once included Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Yashwantrao Chavan and CV Raman.
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    June 29, 2013
    Dayanita Singh launched an informal project on Facebook by asking her fellow photographers to document India's independent bookstores.
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Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
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Author by chance
Maharaja of Mush

Maharaja of Mush

Sonal Nerurkar | July 20, 2013
Pitting his 'bol-chaal ki bhasha' against 'dictionaryoriented' literary fiction, author Ravinder Singh is on a roll.
Best Sellers
To steal perchance a dream

To steal perchance a dream

Anjali Thomas | July 20, 2013
A 21-year-old Oxford student, whose debut novel is a fantasy about a young clairvoyant in a dystopian world, is being touted as the next JK Rowling.
Brain damage
When his brain exploded

When his brain exploded

Vrushali Haldipur | July 20, 2013
One day the ticking time bomb in Ashok Rajamani's head went off. In an 'anti-Oprah' memoir, he talks about how he put his life…
Looking back
Intolerable pain is worthy of what I lost

Intolerable pain is worthy of what I lost

Smriti Daniel | July 20, 2013
The tsunami took everything - her husband, her two sons, her parents. Sonali Deraniyagala contemplated suicide, turned to alcohol, and then began to…
Bookworm
When shoelaces speak

When shoelaces speak

Rakhshanda Jalil | July 13, 2013
Intizar Husain writes about people who like kites, have had their strings cut.
BOOKS
Long read, short shrift

Long read, short shrift

Sonal Nerurkar | July 13, 2013
From e-singles to Twitterature, writing goes short.
Independent bookstores
Specialise to succeed

Specialise to succeed

Mithila Phadke | June 29, 2013
Despite its sudden closure in 2006, Lotus Books lives on in dog-eared snippets of memory among a certain section of Mumbai readers.
Copyright issue in Indian theatre
Copy left and right?

Copy left and right?

Shrabonti Bagchi | June 29, 2013
Can the culture of copyright also be creatively crippling?
BAHRI SONS
The great Khan of books

The great Khan of books

Padmaparna Ghosh | June 29, 2013
Founded by Balraj Bahri Malhotra in 1953, Bahrisons is a proud sentinel at the gateway of Delhi's Khan Market
BOOK STORE
Spreading the Marathi word

Spreading the Marathi word

Mithila Phadke | June 29, 2013
Ideal Book Store, located just outside the perpetually crowded Dadar railway station is a go-to bookshop for Marathi literature.

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