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Are online streaming channels eating into our reading habits?

With streaming platforms like Netflix and Hotstar offering a variety of content, millennials are taking to them for more than just entertainment. Some even say that their reading habit has taken a hit now. ThePrint asks: Are online streaming channels eating into our reading habits? Netflix, Hotstar have ensured we carry a vast pool of audio-visual content in our pockets Ekta Handa Web Editor I agree that online streaming channels are eating into our reading time. Everyone has access to the internet today and it is easier to watch a video/series online than read a book, which probably requires more concentration. We see many people watching movies or shows on their phones while on the Metro or in buses, where it is difficult and cumbersome to read a book. Yes, one can always read a book on one’s phone, but not many people like it and not everyone can afford e-readers like Kindle. What’s more, the...
Attendees at a session in Jaipur Lit fest | @ZEEJLF/Twitter

How to ace the Jaipur lit fest exam like a Delhi Khan Market pro

You want to get a writer’s attention? Don’t say I loved your book.
Shashi Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi | ShashiTharoor/Facebook

5 books Shashi Tharoor thinks journalists should write before BJP loses 2019

The pleasures of literature, after all, outweigh the joys of journalism.
Narendra Modi and Shashi Tharoor | ShashiTharoor/Facebook

5 books Shashi Tharoor must write after Congress loses 2019

The prolific author-politician has been missing the woods for the trees.
Renuka Chodhury's favourite books

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on the three books she says shaped her

The Congress MP and former minister spoke to ThePrint about the books and authors who have had an impact on her life.
A graphic featuring Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, Nehru or Vajpayee: Which Prime Minister has written the most books?

Indian PMs have explored a wide range topics in their written work – from Nehru’s letters & books in prison to Modi’s guide for exam stress-addled students.
A joined image of the cover of the book and the author

‘On a Stormy Course’ is Valson Thampu’s defence against charges that plagued his career

Thampu rarely acknowledges his faults; clarifying that only a person of ‘superhuman will and a heroic sense of purpose’ would survive in his situation.
Book cover and the author

‘The People Next door’ provides a wide angle view of India-Pakistan relations

Author T.C.A. Raghavan attempts to show the flesh and blood of the relationship rather than just mapping the skeleton.
The mob is often used to enforce literary censorship in India under the guise of sentiments being hurt

Political correctness has morphed into an undemocratic censor in India

The mob as censor is a convenient clamp-down weapon for democratic governments

Former RBI governor’s six secrets to unshackling India’s economy

Instead of sweeping reforms,Bimal Jalan advocates smaller changes that will strengthen governmental institutions

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.