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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)

PM Modi proposes setting up of library of Buddhist literature in India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Addressing the 6th Indo-Japan Samwad Conference via video conferencing, Modi lauded the forum for doing great work to promote the ideas and ideals of Lord Buddha, especially among the youth.
The Kolkata Young Reader’s Tramcar has been jointly developed by the West Bengal Transport Corporation and Apeejay Anand Children’s Library and will have around 1,000 books.(PHORO CREDIT: WBTC)
The Kolkata Young Reader’s Tramcar has been jointly developed by the West Bengal Transport Corporation and Apeejay Anand Children’s Library and will have around 1,000 books.(PHORO CREDIT: WBTC)

Library for children on tram to be launched in Kolkata

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Kolkata has the only existing tramways in India. The Kolkata Tramways have been operating since 1873 when the first tram pulled by horses started operations.
Representational Image. (Unsplash)
Representational Image. (Unsplash)

In a first, Kolkata to get tram library

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The tram library, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, will travel regularly between Shyambazar and Esplanade, traversing 4.5 km through the city’s education hub -- College Street, Kapur said.
With the constant support of bibliophiles, some of the privately-run libraries are braving the Covid-19 situation and opened to business in July. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
With the constant support of bibliophiles, some of the privately-run libraries are braving the Covid-19 situation and opened to business in July. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Hit by Covid-19 pandemic, Pune libraries use every trick in the book to survive

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Of the 190 libraries across Pune (100 privately-owned and 90 government libraries), at least 100 have witnessed reduced subscriptions and revenues over the past few months.
“LITTLE FREE LIBRARY outside my colony gate. Take a book - return a book,” wrote Manav Kaul in his tweet.(Twitter/@Manavkaul19)
“LITTLE FREE LIBRARY outside my colony gate. Take a book - return a book,” wrote Manav Kaul in his tweet.(Twitter/@Manavkaul19)

Manav Kaul, Richa Chadha tweet about ‘little free library’. Tweeple laud the idea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:29 PM IST
A picture of this tiny library will make you smile.
The image shows several wooden shelves filled with books, from top to bottom.(Twitter/@shoumik__)
The image shows several wooden shelves filled with books, from top to bottom.(Twitter/@shoumik__)

Netizens cannot stop gushing over this Twitter user’s book collection. Check it out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 08:21 AM IST
“For those who didn’t know......I live in a library,” read the caption shared alongside the post.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patna University to have e-library cafeteria soon, VC lays foundation stone

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 08:40 AM IST
The e-library cafeteria will remain open 24 hours for the students where they can read books online and enjoy tea, coffee and snacks.
Every government school library will be equipped with 500-1000 books for which we have tied up with the National Book Trust (NBT) and NCERT.(HT file)
Every government school library will be equipped with 500-1000 books for which we have tied up with the National Book Trust (NBT) and NCERT.(HT file)

All government schools in UP to have library by March 2020

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 06:23 PM IST
All the 1.58 lakh government primary and upper primary schools in the state will get functional libraries by March 2020.
To facilitate world-class libraries across the country, OneUp Library, Bookstudio and Learning Lab launched this one-of-a-kind award in memory of Bandana Sen. (Representational image)(HT file)
To facilitate world-class libraries across the country, OneUp Library, Bookstudio and Learning Lab launched this one-of-a-kind award in memory of Bandana Sen. (Representational image)(HT file)

Bandana Sen Awards: Celebrating libraries, librarians

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2019 02:29 PM IST
The awards aim to motivate and promote library as a space for nurturing young students’ imagination, critical thinking abilities and the development of collaborative spirit and innovation.
The award ceremony envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, saw participation of over 100 schools.(HT Photo)
The award ceremony envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, saw participation of over 100 schools.(HT Photo)

Schools awarded for their work on libraries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The award ceremony organised by ‘OneUp Library, Bookstudio and Learning Lab’ was envisioned in memory of late Bandana Sen, a pioneer in the field of children’s libraries.
Green library(ANI)
Green library(ANI)

Karnataka University develops ‘Green’ library to motivate reading among students

Karnataka | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 05:21 PM IST
The park facilitates free Wi-Fi to access e-library and other books borrowed from general library amid tight security in order to preserve the park.
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Justin Trudeau’s policies, a feminist library on this week’s Brunch WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Bathed in sunlight that filters through its red curtains, the DLF-2 community library is a long hall with blue cabinets packed with books from across genres.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bathed in sunlight that filters through its red curtains, the DLF-2 community library is a long hall with blue cabinets packed with books from across genres.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Stumbling onto literary treasures in a crumbling box of paperbacks

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:56 AM IST
From rock music magazines dating back to the 60s and hardbound books on French décor to a March 1930 copy of the popular out-of-circulation American women’s magazine McCall’s, the box contained uncanny treasures of the literary world.
Representative photo(HT File)
Representative photo(HT File)

Bhagvad Gita in Urdu and Ramayan in Persian, a library of rare finds in Walled City

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Managed by members of the DYWA, the library today owns more than 20,000 books in Urdu, Arabic, English, Hindi, and Persian. About 2,500 books are received from rare collections
The library will remain open twenty-four hours a day and is equipped with five computers, free internet connection and books to help students prepare for competitive exams.(HT Photo)
The library will remain open twenty-four hours a day and is equipped with five computers, free internet connection and books to help students prepare for competitive exams.(HT Photo)

IIT-Delhi alumni set up library in Pahari village

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Members of the association said the aim is to expand rural children’s horizons of thinking and improve their knowledge base.
Calling it “a civilized idea”, Goenka stated that this idea is worth emulating.(Twitter/@hvgoenka)
Calling it “a civilized idea”, Goenka stated that this idea is worth emulating.(Twitter/@hvgoenka)

Harsh Goenka wants ‘libraries in local trains’, Twitter disagrees

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Though the post attracted about 10,000 “likes” and over 2,300 retweets, Twitter users were not on board with Goenka’s idea.
U.S. President Donald Trump with a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. (File Photo)(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump with a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Trump likely mistook ‘parliament’ for ‘library’ in his India put-down on Afghanistan aid

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 11:53 AM IST
Indian officials have been in a google-it mode since, trying to figure out the “library’ President Trump has accused PM Modi of boasting about to him as evidence of Indian interest and commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, a long time ally.
(Left to right) Authors William Dalrymple, Satyajit Sarna, Mitali Meelan, Aarti Kelshikar and Arunava Sinha pick five libraries that you must visit to satisfy the bookworm in you
(Left to right) Authors William Dalrymple, Satyajit Sarna, Mitali Meelan, Aarti Kelshikar and Arunava Sinha pick five libraries that you must visit to satisfy the bookworm in you

Authors pick libraries for the book lovers

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:18 PM IST
5 authors pick a library they could spend hours in, and where you could go too!
Around 250 books on Marathi literature, art and culture have been housed in the libraries.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Around 250 books on Marathi literature, art and culture have been housed in the libraries.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Books on wheels: Deccan Queen, Panchavati Express get library each

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 09:02 AM IST
Launched on Monday, the libraries will be accessible to monthly season ticket holders for free
Established in 1902, the Central Archaeological Library is owned by the Archaeological Survey of India and boasts of 1.5 lakh books.(Photo: Sourced)
Established in 1902, the Central Archaeological Library is owned by the Archaeological Survey of India and boasts of 1.5 lakh books.(Photo: Sourced)

Over century-old library to get digital push

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Parvez Sultan
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 01:31 PM IST
The entire collection of books at the Central Archaeological Library is set to be digitised for preservation.
Mohammad Naeem, co-founder of Hazrat Shah Waliullah Library supervises the restocking of the new shelves, part of library’s renovation.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Mohammad Naeem, co-founder of Hazrat Shah Waliullah Library supervises the restocking of the new shelves, part of library’s renovation.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The book keepers: How an Old Delhi neighbourhood rallied to save a library of rare reads

Hindustan Times | By Danish Raza
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 03:46 PM IST
Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library is home to about 20,000 books, including rare works in Urdu, Persian and Arabic
Students will be paid ₹100 for an hour of work, but the hours will be capped at 40 per month. They will be tasked with organising book shelves and counter duties.(HT File)
Students will be paid ₹100 for an hour of work, but the hours will be capped at 40 per month. They will be tasked with organising book shelves and counter duties.(HT File)

Love books? Panjab University offers students part-time jobs at library

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Students will be paid Rs 100 for an hour of work, but the hours will be capped at 40 per month. The students will also be given a work certificate.
The 135-year-old Marathi Grantha Sanghralaya opposite the Thane Zilla Parishad office.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
The 135-year-old Marathi Grantha Sanghralaya opposite the Thane Zilla Parishad office.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

One of Thane’s oldest libraries goes digital

Hindustan Times | By Ankita G Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Around 3 lakh pages from 1,777 books have been converted and are available online
Visitors at the air-conditioned library at Chananwal village in Barnala.(HT Photo)
Visitors at the air-conditioned library at Chananwal village in Barnala.(HT Photo)

World Book Day: To counter drugs, panchayats in Punjab’s Malwa turn to books

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh, Muktsar
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 07:52 PM IST
Apart from providing facilities to bookworms, panchayats are providing the option of libraries to prevent youth from falling into the trap of drug addiction by opening in front of them the world of books
Readers listening to a ‘book’ narrating his story at a human library event. The human library movement, which began in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000, aimed to bring people together and break social boundaries in an age dominated by social media.(HT PHOTO)
Readers listening to a ‘book’ narrating his story at a human library event. The human library movement, which began in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000, aimed to bring people together and break social boundaries in an age dominated by social media.(HT PHOTO)

Listen to a book straight from the author in Pune’s human libraries

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Preeti Devnani, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Human library is a concept where you can borrow people instead of books and listen to their stories.
An ‘International Centre for Publication Ethics’ will be established in the SPPU campus to guard against the growing business of predatory/dubious journals that has plagued Indian academia.(HT Photo)
An ‘International Centre for Publication Ethics’ will be established in the SPPU campus to guard against the growing business of predatory/dubious journals that has plagued Indian academia.(HT Photo)

Pune university’s department of library and information science to be focal centre of International Centre of Publication Ethics

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Shubhada Nagarkar, assistant professor, department of library and information science, said, “The Centre of Publication Ethics will be set up in the department of library science. Hence, the department has a very important role to play.” The centre will be driven by the department. 
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