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  • Of Festivals and Literature

    Of Festivals and Literature

    “Literary festivals may be a celebration of the written words and a treat for the art lovers but they are no exception to nepotism, sensationalism and exclusive club cultures.”   Ik sukhan aur ki phi rang e takkalum tera Harf e sada ko inayat karay aijaz ka rang One more skill yet the hue of […]Read More »
  • AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – RITURAJ SHARMA

    AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – RITURAJ SHARMA

    I first met Rituraj Sharma during Pune International Literary Festival-2018. I was instantly touched by his warmth and humility that is at once comforting and reassuring. I approached him to chat about his book “Vedic Warriors”, a mythological fiction, published by Vishwakarma Publications. We touched upon the challenges of writing mythological fiction, his writing routine […]Read More »
  • In Defence of Paper Books

    In Defence of Paper Books

    ” The advent of the printing press made paper books available to the rising middle class after the industrial revolution. It is little surprise that the printing press found much  favour with the emerging middle class when it evolved, and in turn helped the class steal a march over the nobility to alter the course of […]Read More »
  • AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – BHARAT BHUSHAN

    AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – BHARAT BHUSHAN

      Bharat Bhushan’s interest in studying natural history and his keen interest in various natural systems of water, land and topography and the local wildlife biodiversity gives him the title of ‘obsessive writer’. “Kailāsa Korā: Mysteries of the Ancients” is his latest release with Vishwakarma Publications.  We got into conversation with him to find out […]Read More »
  • The Power Of Reading

    The Power Of Reading

    “Reading is important because it helps to expand the mind and develops the imagination.” There is an old saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword”.  Ideas written down have changed the destiny of men and nations for better or worse.  The flow of ideas is never ending. What would pop into your head if somebody asked you […]Read More »
  • AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – RISHI VOHRA

    AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – RISHI VOHRA

    A few days ago, the book cover of ‘I Am M-M-Mumbai’ caught my eye. The catchy part about the book title was the way the word ‘M-M-Mumbai’ was written. Curious to find more about why the word was spelt so, urged me to read the book.  I began reading and in no time fell in […]Read More »
  • AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – DR. RAJ RAO

    AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – DR. RAJ RAO

    What comes to your mind when you think of writing?  Well, to me writing is not some mystic art.  It is more of a practical skill. And writers are fascinating.  Writers are adventurers, they are the travellers of knowledge, embarking upon journeys into the unknown.  Writers write to taste life twice; once they live in […]Read More »
  • Why books make the best gifts!

    Why books make the best gifts!

    “A book is a gift you can open again, and again, and again!” Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think. They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones […]Read More »
  • Why do women writers choose to write about feminism?

    Why do women writers choose to write about feminism?

    “In a culture where individualism and protest remain alien ideas for women, a few women writers have managed to leave an indelible imprint on women-centric issues.” Being a Woman. “ She is like the surface of glass.  True and transparent. You see the inside. The more you gently wipe it, the more it will shine. […]Read More »
  • Author of the month : Capt. Nitin Joshi

    Author of the month : Capt. Nitin Joshi

    The hustle and bustle of my mind appears to cease…I’m sitting in a quiet corner of office, knowing that I will have to connect with a military personnel over a phone call. Scary as it gets, I try and memorise the questions I have to ask Capt. Nitin Joshi.   Nervousness and anxiety overcomes me […]Read More »
  • What Does it Mean to be Literate?

    What Does it Mean to be Literate?

    “We need to redefine literacy in a swiftly changing world and skill development has to be an essential feature of literacy programmes.” 8th September is marked as the International Literacy Day by UNESCO to raise awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy. The day aims to draw attention to literacy more than […]Read More »
  • “चौकट वाटोळी”वरील एक अभिप्राय

    “चौकट वाटोळी”वरील एक अभिप्राय

      अविनाश, तुमचं ‘चौकट वाटोळी‘ वाचलं. खूप आवडलं! मी समिक्षक-टिकाकार नसून फक्त वाचक आहे. मुखपृष्ठ आकर्षक, लिखाण साधं सोपं. अलंकार-उत्प्रेक्षा नाहीत. वळणं-आडवळणं नाहीत. प्रवाही लेखन. सस्पेन्स-गूढ नसतानाही उत्कंठा वाढत जाते..वाचत रहावं वाटत रहातं.. विषय परीचयाचा, तरीही ‘आता पुढे काय?’ हे पहायचं भान वाढत जातं! आत्ताच्या काळाचं भान येत रहातं. कनिष्ठ मध्यमवर्गीय मानसिकतेतून बाहेर पडून स्वत:चा […]Read More »
  • वाटा दुर्गभ्रमणाच्या – दुर्गप्रेमींसाठी एक नवी भेट

    वाटा दुर्गभ्रमणाच्या – दुर्गप्रेमींसाठी एक नवी भेट

    सातारा हा गडकिल्ले आणि पर्यटनस्थळे यांनी संपन्न असलेला जिल्हा. साताऱ्याची शान आलेल्या अजिंक्यतारा किल्ल्यापासून ते पार वारुगड संतोषगडापर्यंत असलेले किल्ले, कास – बामणोली सारखी पर्यटनस्थळे किंवा अगदी पाटेश्वर यवतेश्वर सारखी नितांत सुंदर मंदिरे ही सातारा जिल्ह्याची खरी दौलत !! पण सातारा जिल्ह्यातल्या दुर्गवैभवावर प्रकाश पाडणारं Exclusive पुस्तक बाजारात उपलब्ध नव्हतं. अनेक दुर्गलेखकांनी त्यांच्या अनोख्या शैलीत […]Read More »
  • Pune International Literary Festival 2018 – Manuscript Competition

    Pune International Literary Festival 2018 – Manuscript Competition

    The Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) 2018 will soon be upon us.  Every year, PILF along with Vishwakarma Publications, the publishing partner, holds a contest for fiction/non-fiction writers. We invite submissions from unpublished writers which will be judged and three winners will be rewarded with a publishing contract.  Submissions can be in either English or […]Read More »
  • Rajesh Hendre on his latest book ‘Shakespeare chya Deshatil Kavi’

    Rajesh Hendre on his latest book ‘Shakespeare chya Deshatil Kavi’

    Rajesh Hendre, a writer by choice and an engineer by profession leads us on a journey of the forgotten era when English playwrights and their work were looked at as a celebrated form of art and entertainment. Born into an academically inclined family, he spent his early life in Junnar, a small town in the […]Read More »
  • The 11 Best environment books for World Environmental Day

    The 11 Best environment books for World Environmental Day

    Whilst procrastinating on what to write for this month’s article, the calendar gently fluttering on my bedroom wall caught my eye. And there it was, June 5th marked as the ‘World Environment Day’. Schools, colleges, bureaucrats, intellectuals and many others use this day to discuss about the significance of this day and the measures that […]Read More »
  • What do kids want in their story books?

    What do kids want in their story books?

    It was not until I had a tete-a-tete with my six year old nephew, did I realize that the magazine culture for kids isn’t quite the same when we were kids. Summer vacations for us meant mangoes, summer camps and a pile of children’s magazines our parents had carefully selected for us. Does one  sympathize […]Read More »
  • ‘मोघ पुरुस’ या कादंबरीविषयी ज्येष्ठ साहित्यिक श्रीपाल सबणीस आणि भारत सासणे यांचा अभिप्राय

    ‘मोघ पुरुस’ या कादंबरीविषयी ज्येष्ठ साहित्यिक श्रीपाल सबणीस आणि भारत सासणे यांचा अभिप्राय

     ‘मोघ पुरुस’ या कादंबरीविषयी ज्येष्ठ साहित्यिक श्रीपाल सबनीस आणि भारत सासणे यांचा अभिप्राय   ‘मोघ पुरुस’ मराठीतली एक महत्त्वाची, समकालीन व प्रयोगशील कलाकृती प्रतिक पुरी यांची ‘मोघ पुरुस’ ही कादंबरी, सध्याच्या राजकीय, सामाजिक, आर्थिक, सांस्कृतिक असे अनेक प्रकारचे विस्फोट होण्याच्या कालखंडात आली आहे. भारतात आणि महाराष्ट्रातही दहशतीचं एक वातावरण असताना, भीतीच्या छायेखाली लोक वावरत असताना, […]Read More »
  • आमची मुलं सगळं खातात!’ – मुलांच्या आहाराविषयी मार्गदर्शन करणारे पुस्तक

    आमची मुलं सगळं खातात!’ – मुलांच्या आहाराविषयी मार्गदर्शन करणारे पुस्तक

    आमची मुलं सगळं खातात!” या शीर्षकावरून तुम्हाला कल्पना आलीच असेल, की हे पुस्तकमुलांच्या आहाराशी संबंधित आहे. मुलांच्या खाण्या-पिण्याच्या तक्रारी पालकांसाठी चिंतेचा विषय बनला आहे. जवळपास प्रत्येक मुलामध्ये कधी ना कधी पोषक अन्नाला बघून नाक मुरडण्याचा (अव) गुण उफाळून येतोच. त्यामुळे पालकांच्या नाकी नऊ येते. वास्तविक, पोषक अन्न खाणे हा मुद्दा प्रत्येकासाठीच गहन व विचार करायलालावणारा […]Read More »
  • Digital publishing in the times of Google surfing

    Digital publishing in the times of Google surfing

      Is traditional publishing losing out to digital publishing? Or has the publishing world done even better by having books marketed digitally? Yes! Its hard to ignore the internet. In fact, its quite impossible to ignore the internet. If you need to clarify or look for information the first thing that we all do is […]Read More »