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Kathaiyum : Narrating India’s beloved stories

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Remember those boring history lessons when you would be busy doodling in corners of the notebooks while the teacher narrated years and years of war stories. Or maybe Maths made you doodle too . Doodling can be serious form of art and also an extremely entertaining form of story telling. The Barber’s dilemma is a story compilation by Koki Oguma who loves people watching and wandering around the neighbourhoods of Tokyo. He loves to doodle…

Priya’s creativity and talent comes out through her work. I had never even heard of quiet books till I came across Cubs and Calves. And if you look at the pictures that follow in detail you will be amazed at the creativity , attention to detail and hardwork that goes in building these books. And we recommend to buy these books not because they build up your child’s imagination but it will also teach them…

This is second in our series of Karadi Tales book reviews – A spooky tale in an abandoned house in Nanikhet, a quiet village in Sahyadri Mountains . But first some music  One full moon night , Zaheer a tall thin lanky man arrived in Nanikhet looking for a place to spend the night which unfortunately had no motels or lodges. A local tea seller recommended him to spend the night in Diwan Khana -…

I am  that generation which was still under the strong influence of British English and books too… While we spent endless summers reading the famous five and secret seven and dreaming that one day we will have a gang like that of our own. The kids these days explore the world of multiple screens from iPads to iPhones to interactive television but nothing beats the feeling of cuddling up with a book in your favorite…

First the music Do you have a pet at home ? Perhaps you don’t like any little animals in the house but your little ones have been asking for one for the longest time … perhaps they will get a dog called Bruno on their next birthday or an adorable cat called Poochki ? So our little girl Maya brings home Acchu ( bless you ? ) So you didn’t get it – Maya brought home…

This is something new on the blog. I have never covered a house which is based on Green Architecture . Its Indian , its beautiful , its breathtaking, its natural and ecofriendly  in so many ways. It is based on the 5R concept – Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Respect. Perhaps we use the same concepts to lead our lives too ? All these five elements come across beautifully in Vinay and Shrutali’s beautiful home.…

As you know its Jaipur on our mind these days in so many ways – for the forts , the colours , the festivals and all its inspirations in design and art. But there is an equally eclectic magazine J’aipur inspired by the the jewel-like pink city of Jaipur (India)  for her beauty, culture, history and gypset spirit. The publication is truly a crossroad where east and west, old and new, converge to reveal interesting stories along…

A Roli Books initiative, CMYK is a first of its kind concept bookstore in the country. The focus at CMYK is on books dedicated to art and design from award winning publishers such as Phaidon, Thames & Hudson, Laurence King, Antique Collector’s Club, Tate Museum, British Museum, Abrams, Skira, Braun, and many more.  Subjects covered in the 20,000+ titles available are art, design, photography, architecture, jewelry, travel, lifestyle, specialty cookbooks, fashion, gardening, and a select collection of fiction,…