Iconic Libraries in India

11 Iconic Libraries In India That Will Leave You Spellbound

Libraries are beautiful. Apart from the knowledge and exposure they offer, the mere architecture of these structures are majestic; therefore, to bookaholics, libraries are a place of worship or even heaven. As if just being amidst thousands of books isnt enough, libraries double our joy by their silence, altruistic environment and awe-inspiring architecture. India, known for its history and heritage, has some of the best libraries in the world that ...

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Iconic book covers that inspired a generation

9 Iconic Book Covers That Inspired A Generation

Never judge a book by its cover. This is a well known and often preached about proverb. While we may or may not follow this for deeper aspects, most of us are guilty of judging a book by its cover when we see it for the first time.When at a bookstore, most of us consciously or unconsciously single out books that have catchy covers, quirky titles and/or intriguing taglines. Books ...

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balance writing

How to Balance Writing with your Day Job

  One of the crucial things that writers require and lack is time. With an incomplete novel idling at the desk, writers go through a tremendous pressure of completing it on time and getting it published as well. Now, most first-time authors are not celebrities; they are aspirants who have a powerful story in hand and want to get it out to readers. An average writer is an office-goer, who has ...

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India’s Prominent Travel Blogger, Author, and Limca Book Record Holder Shares How She Cracked her First Book

    Here's the transcript for the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast a show especially for those who have dreams and aspirations to become an author. My name is Kiruba Shankar and every week I speak with experienced and bestselling authors to understand their writing habits, best practices, and tips to successfully author a book. This podcast is supported by Notion Press, India's largest publishing platform. Their goal ...

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publishing industry

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF THE INDIAN PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

In India, the land of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabaratha, there is no shortage of stories. With the art of storytelling rooted in our tradition, it is not surprising that we are the sixth largest publishing market in the world.With a population of over 1.28 billion people and estimated to surpass China by 2030, India is seen as a lucrative market by all major publishers.What’s more is that ...

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How to write

How to write when you don’t Feel Like Writing

“Just ten more minutes and I’ll definitely start writing, I swear!” said my writer-friend when I pushed him to complete his sixth chapter. I texted him thirty minutes later and he replied stating that his friends got him a ticket for a movie and that he was on the way. I wasn’t surprised as I’ve seen a lot of people procrastinating their writing schedule and doing things that seemed more ...

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self publish books

How to Self Publish a Book in India

Writing a book is not an easy task. It involves one thing: Work. A lot of work goes behind writing a book, but that is just writing. Publishing & Distributing the book that you wrote is even harder. Finding a publisher, convincing them to publish your book, and if you are lucky your book gets picked up. This process is not just tiring but never-ending. Especially, if you are an ...

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What you need to know about Print-on-Demand

You won't call it unfair if I told you that technology is influencing everything it's touching. Thanks to the rapid advancements due to consistent research and development in the publishing industry, several changes have set in and have changed the way books are published. And the result of one such tech advancement is the onset of a new form of book-printing technique called Print-on-Demand. This technology has made printing books ...

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Author Spotlight: Dr. Mysore Ambashankar- Corporate Strategy and New Realities

  Dr Mysore Ambashankar is the Dean and Director “ Academics of Gupta College of Management and Technology, Bangalore specializing in Corporate Strategy, Organizational Behavior and Marketing apart from other management subjects. He is an Engineering Professional and has to his credit PhD and DSc in Management and Organizational Psychology respectively. Has more than three decades of combined experience in Corporates and in Academia and this expertise helps students to understand ...

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Author Spotlight: Sudha Ramanathan- Suspended

  From being part of a ladies drama troupe specialising in male roles, to writing plays, from living on a remote island near Madagascar to skydiving from 18,000 feet, Sudha Ramnathan has quite the penchant for crafting experiences. She has formed a Theatre club Indardanush made of Indian expats in Tanzania, Africa. She has also written, directed and staged three plays in Indian English there. While others like her drew up ...

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Lolita Jude

Author Spotlight: Lolita Jude – Spectra

  Ms.Lolita Jude, an enthusiast has been into the field of teaching for the past 25 years. She is a passionate teacher and an avid reader who loves to make the lives of children a galaxy of wonders and amusements thereby imbibing values and lessons for life. She has authored a book Poems for all Seasons in 2013 and she is now all set to spark the children with her new ...

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Rinita Jain

Author Spotlight: Rinita Jain- Life Skills for Teenagers

  Dr. Rinita Jain is a consultant Psychologist and an educator. She has taught, counselled and trained students, teachers and parents. Her fine understanding of student specific problems across all age groups, i.e. primary, adolescent, college and university led her to opt for the recently developed SBT (Solution Based Therapy) for finding a way to deal with the obstacles of life. She is presently working with Parenstor Education Pvt. Ltd and ...

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Inderjit Kaur

Author Spotlight: Inderjit Kaur – Elements of Life

Inderjit Kaur is an author, inspirational guide with powerful voice of spreading positive quotes through her tweets and Blogs. With a life changing epiphany from a poet at the very young age of 9 years, she remarked the page of writing as an editor of college magazine during her post-graduation in science, Mumbai University. Writing being a passion made her perceptions changed forever, while being in adversities she launched her debut book ...

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Jasmeet Chhabra

Author Spotlight: Jasmeet Chhabra – Norman Pinglepop

Jasmeet Chhabra continues to be passionate about his private equity investment career, and yet finds solace and sanity in his writings. Distinct from the writings on his professional calling, real estate, in leading mainline dailies and journals, his parallel fiction, an inquiry into the nature and evolution of the human thinking and beliefs, is often an imaginative journey through characters that are in effect each one of us jumping from one time ...

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R S Raghavan

Author Spotlight: R S Raghavan- RISK, The Business Driver in Banks

  R S Raghavan (60), a Science graduate with Chartered Accountancy and CAIIB as professional qualifications, was born in Chennai and had his schooling in P S High School, Mylapore and graduated in Science from A M Jain collage, Meenambakkam, Chennai. Taking it as a personal challenge, he switched over his discipline to commerce and became the first in the large family to become Chartered Accountant. He has travelled extensively across the country ...

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Rashmi Bansal

India’s Bestselling Queen, Rashmi Bansal, Shares Her Advice For New Authors

Here's the transcript of the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to a very special edition of the first book podcast - India's first podcast especially for those who have dreams and aspirations to become an author. My name is Kiruba Shankar and every week, I speak with experienced and bestselling authors to understand their writing habits, best practices, and tips to help you successfully author your first book. This podcast is ...

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Aparna Jain

Ex-Marketing Head of HarperCollins, Aparna Jain’s Advice for First Time Authors

Here's the transcript of the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast - India's first podcast especially for those who have dreams and aspirations to become an author. My name is Kiruba Shankar and every week, I speak with experienced and bestselling authors to understand their writing habits, best practices, and tips to help you successfully author your first book. This podcast is supported by NotionPress, India's largest ...

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Parallelism

Parallelism What Writers need to know

Recently, I happened to meet an aspiring writer, who wanted to talk and discuss the book he is planning to write. We spoke over the phone, exchanged some ideas, and ultimately decided to meet at a coffee shop to sit down and talk about his plans and intentions. On meeting him, I noticed that he was an enthusiastic lad, who was really looking forward to this meeting speaking about his ...

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Chetan Mahajan

Chetan Mahajan on How He Wrote His First Book in a Jail

  This episode is unique because we are talking to one author who wrote the first draft of his book when he was in jail. Chetan Mahajan had a privileged education and an illustrious career spanning two decades in companies like O&M, Tata Interactive Services, Apollo group and Everonn. Unfortunately, in his own words, he joined the wrong company at the wrong time and he soon found himself in jail. In this ...

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why you should write

Why You Should Write a Book

We live in a world of 7 billion people; a beautiful planet that is home to amazing diversity. With thousands of languages spoken around the world, with people from different cultural and diverse backgrounds living together, and with so many things diversifying us at so many different levels, the world is indeed huge and not how the internet perceives it to be. Considering such vast diversity, we, as humans, have ...

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