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Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes
India

Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes

For decades, children have been taught problematic lessons on gender stereotypes. Children's books show women being relegated to kitchen chores, while men either read a newspaper or "go to work".
Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize
World

Refugee writes book using WhatsApp, wins Australia's top literature prize

The winner of Australia's top literature prize is a refugee who is not allowed in Australia. Paradoxical much?
World's cutest dog, Boo, dies from 'heartbreak' at age 12
World

World's cutest dog, Boo, dies from 'heartbreak' at age 12

If 2019 has already started bad for you, we have another morose news.
This IIT-Delhi team helps blind students 'see' diagrams using 3D-printing
Science

This IIT-Delhi team helps blind students 'see' diagrams using 3D-printing

We all believe in education for all, but even today, visually impaired students are not getting the education they really deserve.
More engaging stories needed to draw attention of children: Bond
India

More engaging stories needed to draw attention of children: Bond

Master storyteller Ruskin Bond has said that more engaging stories are needed to draw the undivided attention of children from page one itself.
I like to be criticized, it makes me aware: Bachchan
Entertainment

I like to be criticized, it makes me aware: Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he's fine taking criticism as it assures that the work has been consumed by the audience as opposed to people not watching a film at all.
Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls
India

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

Senior journalist Prannoy Roy will come out with a book early next year, which seeks to demystify general elections and answer critical questions on electoral politics.
Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech
World

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech today saying it was the "basis of civilization", after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's Literary Festival, to be held till tomorrow.
Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna
India

Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday released a biography of late Anumolu Ramakrishna, a pioneer in the application of innovative systems and construction techniques in the Indian construction sector.

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