The story of Babur
While adults might have the luxury to choose from endless book titles for their fancy, there’s always a dearth of good reading options for children in the market. To bridge this gap, décor veteran Good Earth has collaborated with Penguin’s children imprint Puffin Books India to launch its first book meant for kids – The Story of Babur.
Conceptualized by Simran Lal, CEO of Good Earth, written by Parvati Sharma and illustrated by Urmimala Nag, the book is based on Babur Nama and narrates the life events of the first Mughal ruler of India. In a rather playful and
Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha:
‘When asked to comment on sexual harassment cases in the country after 2012, religious and political leaders referred to the well-known story of Sita crossing the Lakshmana Rekha to culturally back-up their views on modern, independent women, moving in public space. Kailash Vijayvargiya for example said: "Ek hi shabd hai—maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sita-haran ho jata hai. Lakshmana Rekha har vyakti ki khichi gayi hai. Usko koi bhi paar karega, toh Ravana samne baitha hai… woh Sita-haran karke le jayega." Roughly translated, this means: If a woman crosses the limits of decency, then she
Discover the world of Indie Printing:
For the lovers of print who derive comfort in the touch, smell and feel of a book, we’ve found a silver lining in the slowly diminishing print publication industry. The credit for the same goes to Nupur Joshi Thanks, whose Indie magazine subscription service, called Paper Planes, delivers independent international publications to our doorsteps.
A corporate lawyer by profession, Nupur was smitten by the beauty of print when she took a break from her job, thereby ordering one indie magazine after the other. This is when she conceived the idea of sharing her love for
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First job you were hired for?
Piyush Pandey, Ad Man:
Tea taster by TM & MC Pvt. Ltd.
Aatish Taseer, Writer:
Captain Condom for World AIDS Day
Twinkle Khanna, Actor/Author:
I delivered fish for a company that belonged to my grand aunt.
Nadeem Aslam, Writer:
I carried bricks on a building site to finance my first novel.
Cyrus Broacha, Comedian/Author:
I worked for a production house and they paid me ? 1,100 per month and I worked on a sanitary napkin ad- it was Whisper. So I know everything about Sanitary napkins.
Sarnath Banerjee, Artist:
I was a researcher for a television science program. That program never took off.