There are various events organised by the library promoting the new digitisation of the library, for example, Makerspaces and also Do it Yourself event where the young and the old meet to learn and teach each other. Then there’s Night in Library to emotionalise kids to the library. There are also literature archives in the library. The library also organises trendy events like Science Slam.
He talks about how a book’s setting and appropriateness may also be taken into consideration for a publisher to okay a book. Tenduf-La found help in agents who connected him with others. While writing to publishers may take several months to come back, agents may be faster. They also advise on how to go about fine tuning the drafts.
‘Surviving together’ is not a choice, it is the only option left for the citizens of a once harmonious metropolis. Bombay has always emanated a feeling of belonging, the author mentioned, and this book is dedicated to the spirit of Bombay, to the spirit of survival.
Kannan has a passion for bringing the other countries’ literature to Tamil. His desire is to publish the stories from the countries that are lesser known to the world, like Uruguay and Iceland. He has published the books of the Nobel prize winners and his first choice is always modern classics. He echoed his thoughts on selecting the books that interest him personally and the books that make money.
Scars that made their way into her autobiography. A part of which she says she found courage for, but the other, a difficult path to tread. Autobiographies, writing, or reading them would mean reliving the episodes and the pain.
A constitutional patriot must also be able to feel shame at the failures of his state and have a desire to correct them. Most of the leaders of freedom struggle including Gandhi acknowledged this and worked towards a course correction. Guha further quoted Tagore and Gandhi to drive the true meaning of patriotism and nationalism.
The receding clear lines between the rural and urban, and the long-standing fascination of migrating to cities that he has seen in his childhood, himself, is another aspect. The very thought of how families are willing to move from the open countryside to “ant boxes”, and the stories that churn out from these dynamics, he says are what pushed him to write on cities.
Referring to a conversation with his friend who is a Chennai Super Kings fan, Gideon told the audience that he was amazed to see that for the 2 years that the CSK was out of action, his friend was just waiting for his team to come back instead of switching his loyalties.
While Ashoka figures in our history books as a contributor to infrastructure, Buddhism, and the Kalinga war, seldom is he credited for bringing the Brahmi script and the Prakrit language together into one that millions will speak today.
Ambai recollects how the courtesy of offering water to a guest when you enter a household in the rural Tamil Nadu was a subtle way of enquiring about her caste. Not just the rural area, even in the urban set up there indeed are people who refuse to rent out houses to Muslims and Dalits, added Murugan.
Kaavya Sanje does not just bring in poetry from India, but also those from across the world. Poetry from France, Haiti, and Philippines, made their way in translations of Kannada and English. The poems did what they were supposed to, bring in unexpected little tears from poems on war, and transport the audience to a world of Philosophy. There were also two short films based on poetry curated and connceptualized by Mamta Sagar.
While Savi Sharma admits that it is a necessary evil, Varun Aggarwal expressed that marketing is what that can make or break a book. It was quite inspiring to hear how Savi Sharma used social media to market her book by posting quotes and extracts from her book.