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Delhi book fair begins


September 1st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The 18th annual Delhi Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan here Saturday.The nine day book fair will have e-books as its theme. There will also ... Read more...

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Delhi Book Fair to begin Sep 1


August 30th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The 18th Delhi Book Fair would be held at Pragati Maidan here Sep 1-9, an official said Thursday. The annual event will include seminars and ... Read more...

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Online reading increasing among Chinese


April 24th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) While indicating a declining reading rate of newspapers and magazines, a survey in China has found only half of the Chinese read a little and only ... Read more...

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New non-fictions are simplifying realities for drawing room talk


March 24th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Drawing-room flavoured - that's the buzzword among non-fiction writers this season as they go in for brevity, easy and interesting reads on subjects as ... Read more...

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Fatwa changed history of ‘The Satanic Verses’, says Ben Okri


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The interpretation of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" has changed with the "fatwa", says Man Booker winning Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri."Everything that affects the ... Read more...

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Gary Barlow plans Caribbean Christmas


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow is spending Christmas on the Caribbean island of Antigua with his family.The 40-year-old, who has three children with wife Dawn, is enjoying a ... Read more...

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NBT should reach the grassroots: Director


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Book Trust (NBT) will have to reach down to the grassroots level with everybody's efforts and cooperation, its director M.A. Sikander has said.Addressing ... Read more...

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Government steps in to promote book reading (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government Wednesday unveiled a financial scheme to promote book reading.The culture ministry announced the pilot scheme to aid book fairs, exhibitions, participation in international ... Read more...

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Majority of Chinese dumping print medium for digital reading


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): A majority of Chinese people are turning to digital reading as compared to printed books or magazines, according to the Eighth National Reading Survey.The survey conducted by Chinese ... Read more...

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Hundreds apply for Swedish lifestyle magazine’s ‘beach bum’ job


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sweden, Apr 1 (ANI): A Swedish lifestyle magazine has offered a job that involves getting full-body massages, drinking wine at local taverns, and reading books.Women's lifestyle magazine Amelia posted an advertisement seeking ... Read more...

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Take That become Amazon’s top-selling music artists of all time


December 31st, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Take That have outsold The Beatles and Michael Jackson to become Amazon's top-selling music artists of all time.The band topped the list with their album 'Progress', reports ... Read more...

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Bookaroo: Capital’s children discover the joy of books


November 27th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The sprawling lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) here are abuzz with children who are on a single-minded mission - books.Bookaroo - the ... Read more...

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Receptiveness more important than routine for infant sleep


August 11th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Being emotionally receptive can reduce sleep disruptions and help infants and toddlers sleep better, found researchers at Penn State."Bed time can be a very emotional time. It heralds ... Read more...

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33rd SAARC Literature Festival March 26-29


March 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The impact of environment on literature will be the focus of the 33rd SAARC Festival of Literature at the India International Centre March 26-29. Writers, academics, artists, ... Read more...

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‘Amazon to give away Kindle readers to thwart iPad threat’


February 13th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 13 (DPA) Amazon wants to start giving away its Kindle electronic reader to thwart the threat posed by Apple's new iPad, according to a report Friday by the influential ... Read more...

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Simple strategies can help develop kids’ language skills


February 5th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Children with below average language skills can perform nearly as well as their normally developing peers if their parents make a few simple changes in the way they ... Read more...

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Kalam urges Indians to read books to facilitate ‘knowledge revolution’


August 12th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has said that reading 'quality books' would lead to a 'knowledge revolution' in India, and to facilitate that one should ... Read more...

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Brighter, full-colour electronic readers coming your way


April 30th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Buying an e-reader but not sure if you'd like reading the dim screen? Well, then get ready for e-book reading experience that will be as close to printed ... Read more...

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Book-reading disappearing in India: Javed Akhtar


April 21st, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 21 (IANS) In the middle of a bustling Indian book bazaar at the London Book Fair, India's most famous film lyricist said the culture of reading books ... Read more...

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Kindle 2.0 hits the market with great Valentines reads


February 14th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by David M N James
Amazon has released Amazon Kindle 2.0. This is currently hyped as the most sophisticated reading machine in the modern days. Kindle 2.0 is being dubbed as "next generation wireless reading device". The ... Read more...

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Kids cramming about 6hrs of screen time a day


January 19th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children these days spend increasing amounts of their lives in watching television and playing video games, cramming about six hours of ... Read more...

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Surfing the net boosts brain health


October 15th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Web search activity may be helpful in stimulating and possibly improving brain function, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ... Read more...

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Monica Lewinsky turns into a cartoon character


September 18th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 18 (ANI): Monica Lewinsky is once again in the news, for she has been transformed into a cartoon character for a graphic novel.The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames and ... Read more...

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Congress leader Salman Khurshid turns playwright


February 21st, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Written by Salman Khurshid and starring Naseeruddin Shah! After two tough stints as president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC), Congress leader and former union ... Read more...

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Will Amazon Kindle an E-Book Fire?


November 21st, 2007 - 11:56 pm ICT by admin
On Monday, Amazon.com launched the Kindle, an e-reader that the company hopes will spark a Book 2.0 revolution. The book-reading world hasn't stopped buzzing about the new electronic device all week. But ... Read more...

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