Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Reading

SubscriberWrites: In a world rife with misinformation & manipulation, it is time to become critical readers

Readers need to be careful about what they read and hear because of the farrago of information and misinformation in circulation, writes Satyam Choudhary.

8 books that should be on every reading list in 2021

Poetry, short stories, science fiction and humour — here are the best books to read in 2021.

We remember more by reading – especially print – than from audio or video

University students remember more when they read an article as opposed to listening to a podcast of it, a study shows.

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.

Penguin, Bloomsbury, Juggernaut can wait—Twitter is the new fiction publisher

Indians are writing stories on Twitter. In case you can’t sit through a 500-page novel

Bookstores are the kind of endangered species Covid-19 could nearly wipe out

A lot of people will understandably be uneasy about browsing through bookstores now because it increases the chances of catching the infection.

If you can read this headline, you can read a novel. Ignore your phone & do it

It’s not just readers raised in a digital-age who have difficulty with long-form text. Are you finding it difficult to stay with a novel? You are not alone.

Best non fiction books of 2019 for contrarians and the curious

2019 was a good year for books that made one think — from Steven Strogatz's take on the powers of calculus to Tyler Kepner's account of the history of baseball.

There’s one skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age

For those who fear the loss of their language abilities as they grow older, there’s plenty of good news to report.

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.