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These Indian illustrators reveal how book covers are changing

Mumbai | By Nascimento Pinto
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 05:40 PM IST
From botanical illustrations to typographic book covers, the way books are being perceived is changing and even though the advent of online reading is here, it has actually been a boon for illustrators in India and around the world.Four illustrators tell us their thought process while working on a book cover
With the family moving to Bombay, little Nazir made it to cinema. Success swooped on him instantly. His innocence and his voice both unbroken, he had everything that child-stardom needs(File Photo)
With the family moving to Bombay, little Nazir made it to cinema. Success swooped on him instantly. His innocence and his voice both unbroken, he had everything that child-stardom needs(File Photo)

Nazir Ali’s story: A life bigger than nationalities

PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 07:01 PM IST
Ratan Kumar was his screen name. The home-given name of this boy, born in 1941, in Ajmer, was Syed Nazir Ali Rizvi. And just as Bombay turned Mohammad Yusuf Khan into Dilip Kumar, Mahjabeen into Meena Kumari, it morphed Nazir Ali into Ratan Kumar.
As biryani or pulao, khichuri or plain boiled, India savours rice.
As biryani or pulao, khichuri or plain boiled, India savours rice.

Grains of truth: Kunal Vijayakar on India’s love for rice

Hindustan Times | By Kunal Vijayakar
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 06:54 PM IST
From Kashmir’ mushk budji to Tamil Nadu’s kavuni arisi, the kinds of rice eaten in various parts of India could fill a complete edition of an encyclopedia.
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