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Book Box: Rainy Reads

  • Absorb nature, immerse yourself in thrilling geopolitics, and venture into time travel, with these enticing monsoon reads. Also the book to read on Roe v Wade being overthrown.
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Published on Jun 25, 2022 05:42 PM IST
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Book Box: The beginner's guide to audiobooks

  • Six reasons why you should listen to audiobooks, with audiobook recommendations for every mood. Also meet Sagar Arya, the voice behind The Satanic Verses, the Amish series and others. 
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Published on Jun 19, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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Book Box: The Father Factor

  • Read how fathers affect the lives of their children, with seven books that offer insights on how to be a good dad.
Rich Dad Poor Dad. 
Rich Dad Poor Dad. 
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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Book Box: Celebrating Pride Month

  • Read these books to better understand the people around you, and discover yourself.
A few books to celebrate Pride Month. 
A few books to celebrate Pride Month. 
Published on Jun 04, 2022 02:28 PM IST
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Book Box: The book lover's guide to New York

  • Explore New York with these seven books, shop at an independent bookstore, and tour a literary tavern
A Book Lover's Guide to New York. 
A Book Lover's Guide to New York. 
Updated on May 28, 2022 05:13 PM IST
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Book Box: Seven powerful books on mental health

  • May is mental health awareness month, and the perfect time for these seven powerful books on mental health
Maybe you should talk to someone. 
Maybe you should talk to someone. 
Updated on May 21, 2022 04:08 PM IST
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Book Box: Seven fabulous books for architecture lovers

  • Books to help you design a home that makes you happy, building stories from Chicago, and a conversation on why architects should read murder mysteries.
The Architecture of Happiness. 
The Architecture of Happiness. 
Updated on May 14, 2022 06:03 PM IST
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Book Box | Seven provocative books for mothers

  • On Mothers Day weekend, books to celebrate and interrogate motherhood, and a conversation with Zibby Owens of the award-winning Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Podcast.
Crying in H Mart.
Crying in H Mart.
Updated on May 08, 2022 11:54 AM IST
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Book Box | Seven college stories every family should read

  • Set in campuses as far apart as Princeton and Shantiniketan, (and also in imaginary worlds), they grapple with the fears of fitting in, of failure, of phantoms imagined and real, of coming of age.
Secret societies that flirt with life and death have always been part of college folklore. 
Secret societies that flirt with life and death have always been part of college folklore. 
Updated on Apr 30, 2022 01:11 PM IST
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Book Box | World Book Day: Literature from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and India 

  • On World Book Day, we understand the world through some of its greatest minds.
Red Notice is a mesmerising story. 
Red Notice is a mesmerising story. 
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 12:28 PM IST
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Book Box | Four must-reads on caste 

  • Today, we have four must-reads on caste, journalist Samanth Subramaniam shares five favourite Sri Lankan books, and a Korean family saga to continue the Binjin wedding celebrations.
When I Hid My Caste. 
When I Hid My Caste. 
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 07:23 PM IST
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It’s ski season in Gulmarg and Manali

Both towns offer perfect slopes, powdery snow in season and a wide array of snow sports. So why aren’t they getting more attention?
Snowboard instructor Cindy Khrime does a flip on the Sethan slopes in HP. She’s been snowboarding here since she was a teenager and travelled the world as an instructor before returning to guide visitors around the slopes she grew up on. (Photo: Ramesh Iyer)
Snowboard instructor Cindy Khrime does a flip on the Sethan slopes in HP. She’s been snowboarding here since she was a teenager and travelled the world as an instructor before returning to guide visitors around the slopes she grew up on. (Photo: Ramesh Iyer)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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Wonderland: Hope mingles with doubt in Lahaul as Atal Tunnel faces its first winter

There’s excitement over the expected boom in tourism, concern over the drifts of litter already piling up, and worry over robberies and Covid-19. Above all, villagers are waiting to see how the engineering marvel will fare in the heaviest snows.
The Lahaul Valley is hemmed in by some of the world’s highest mountain passes. The roads around it fill up with snow every winter, leaving the region marooned for months. The Atal Tunnel (above) cuts through the Pir Panjal mountains, and could change that.(PTI)
The Lahaul Valley is hemmed in by some of the world’s highest mountain passes. The roads around it fill up with snow every winter, leaving the region marooned for months. The Atal Tunnel (above) cuts through the Pir Panjal mountains, and could change that.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySonya Dutta Choudhury

Bend it like Beckham, only better! Women footballers across the country show you how

Meet Afshan Ashiq and other footballers who are fighting societal norms and making women’s football take off
Afshan Ashiq began playing football with the boys from her building (Location courtesy: St Andrew’s Turf Park, Mumbai, Art direction: Ananya Ghosh, Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri)(Prabhat Shetty)
Afshan Ashiq began playing football with the boys from her building (Location courtesy: St Andrew’s Turf Park, Mumbai, Art direction: Ananya Ghosh, Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri)(Prabhat Shetty)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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