India is among one of the ten countries that account for almost three quarters of the world’s illiterate adults, according to the UNESCO. National Literacy Trust says, the number of children reading books has fallen down to 26 percent in 2020 as compared to 43 percent in 2015
As many people have resorted to reading during the present pandemic-induced indoor routine, here’s the list of five authors one should read to understand the Kashmir’s celebrated penmanship
As Abdullahs became freemen on the heels of an Indian spymaster’s ‘new JK CM’ prediction recently, a new book penned by a senior Indian scribe started doing rounds for its journalistic take on Srinagar-Delhi furtive dealings
With early reports that book sales are soaring while bookshops and warehouses close down and publishers reassess their lists, what can the reading patterns of an earlier generation tell us about getting through a crisis and staying at home
Reading is gaining momentum and people are making best use of their quarantine time. There is one good news for readers. If you love reading books and find solace in words, there are a lot of creative opportunities that you may cherry pick. Some of these are
Most of the contemporary poetry books let us surge into skies with our closed eyes into the dream world. On the contrary the poems of ‘The Wail of The Woods’ penetrates deep inside the soul and compels one to ponder and search for the answer to questions posed
A dystopian novel about a deadly pandemic wreaking havoc across the world that was rejected 15 years ago has finally been published after reality once more proved itself stranger than fiction
Gulshan Books, a premier bookstore and publisher in the city, has donated 1,000 books to people quarantined at different centres in the Kashmir valley.
Radio was the most potent propaganda tool at the time. It was, though, a medium that could not be banned. Airwaves did not respect national boundaries
At the festival, Kashmir was a hot topic at various sessions, attended by literati from across the globe. The U.K.-based academic, author and poet Nitasha Kaul, urged the international community to play a more vigorous role in highlighting the Kashmir issue.