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Must we pick flowers?

‘My parents have been picking flowers their entire life. I hate picking flowers.’

The opening lines and the heap of pink flowers welcome you to no ordinary ‘flower picking’ but a metaphor for something rather stark – manual scavenging. 

Ms Proma Basu Roy Parag Reads 19 April 2019

For the impact of libraries!

किताबें झांकती हैं बंद अलमारी के शीशों से’, read Gulzar in one of his poems. As I re-read it, I wondered if these ‘band almaris’ had been open. If they had been open, has everyone consumed the pleasure of books before the almirahs closed? Will they be open forever?

Ms Ajaa Sharma Parag Nurtures 16 April 2019

एक दिन जब अमोस मक गी बीमार पड़े

इस किताब से मैं हाल ही में परिचित हुई और पढ़ते ही इसकी अपनी एक कॉपी की चाह मन में बन गई| कवरपेज देखकर ही पता चलता है की इस किताब को चित्रांकन के लिए एक अवार्ड भी मिला है और किताब देखकर ये स्पष्ट हो जाता है की क्यों मिला होगा|

Ms Ajaa Sharma Parag Reads 12 April 2019

‘Children Connect Easily to the Everyday in this Book’

Nani Chali Tahalne is a chain tale. It can also be called a repetitive tale. There is a chain of places which Nani visits with her grandson “Vanky”. Each time she visits a place she describes it with a new name based on her memory of that place. I used the book with children of Grades 1 to 4 and observed that children were able to experience and understand the story.

Usha Malhan Parag Reads 03 April 2019

Frankfurt Diaries: Imagining Desirable Futures

Frankfurt Buchmesse (Book Fair) 2018 has a separate theme called The Arts+ that looks at technology

Swaha Sahoo Parag Reads 15 October 2018

Frankfurt Diaries: Where is India at the Frankfurt Buchmesse ?

After three days of walking the halls of the Frankfurt Book Fair I have learnt one thing –

Swaha Sahoo Parag Reads 15 October 2018

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