Why I love reading graphic novels

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My foray into the world of comic books happened through the comic strips in newspapers. It began with a fondness for Garfield and his shenanigans, and led to the discovery of a wide range of comics like Champak, Chacha Chaudhary, Tintin, and Archie. My older brother played an important role in nurturing this love for comic books. A collector himself, he inspired me to... Continue Reading →

Aren’t bookstores the best thing about Phase 2?

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As we enter phase 2 in Singapore, public libraries will still remain closed and bibliophiles are craving for good new reads (we know we are!). However, all is not lost as book lovers in Singapore can get their fix at Books Kinokuniya. They have reopened all three of their outlets on the first day of phase 2. Rest... Continue Reading →

In this digital age, she aims to rekindle our love for penmanship

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In the digital age, typing dominates. We spend most of our time pushing buttons on a keyboard; calligraphy classes have been phased out in favour of typing classes in schools; and, with the increasing prevalence of digital signatures, we may not even have to pick up a pen to sign our names. What will the... Continue Reading →

What is killing our reading habit?

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For kids who grew up in the 90s, when the Internet was still a futuristic thought and we were still unaware of mobile phones, computers meant playing around with MS Paint and watching a series meant following Vikram Betaal every Sunday on Doordarshan while to communicate with distant relatives or friends we had to use the... Continue Reading →

Here’s How These Books Helped Me Combat Mental Health Issues

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In today’s digital era, we are living fast-paced lives where most of our choices are “influenced” by social media and everything is instant. Trends that go viral today become irrelevant the next day. From fashion to music and pop culture to career options everything evolves in a blink of an eye. In fact, life is... Continue Reading →

Five non-fiction books you need to read now

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Reading can be one of the most fruitful activities. You develop a deeper understanding of the world and form your own opinion on things. Many read only non-fiction, while many find it daunting or boring. Personally, I go for books that have an element of uniqueness in them. Something that makes the writers different from... Continue Reading →

How Being A Potterhead Made My Childhood Better

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Dear J.K Rowling, I owe you my sanity. I was 9 when I held the first Harry Potter book in my hands. It was the very first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". I don't quite remember who bought me my first HP book - I think it was my Grandfather. I remember... Continue Reading →

Looking For The Light by Arunima

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This romanticization of the 'troubled genius' is something we need to let go of. No, it's not okay to suffer - it doesn't look cool. You're not supposed to suffer to make good art. In fact, the clearer your mind, the better the art.

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