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Translator must always stay true to the original work

By | October 16th, 2017|

Jayakanthan (24 April 1934 – 8 April 2015), popularly known as JK, was an Indian writer, journalist, orator, film-maker, critic and activist. Born in Cuddalore, he dropped out of school at an early age and went to Madras, [...]

One Man’s Journey from the Outer to the Inner Self

By | October 10th, 2017|

This is a novel that takes a peek inside the secret world of an inventor's mind— what he sees, how he thinks and how he conceives the inventions that help change the world. The story [...]

In loving remembrance of Swamiji’s speech in the Parliament of Religions

By | September 11th, 2017|

A frog lived in a well. It had lived there for a long time. It was born there and brought up there, and yet was a little, small frog. Of course the evolutionists were not [...]

The Languages and Peoples in Ancient India

By | August 10th, 2017|

The Rig Veda was included in the UNESCO “Memory of the World Register” in 2007 because, “being among the first literary documents in the history of humankind, [the Vedas] transcend far beyond their identity as [...]

The concept behind the Hindu Gods: An analysis based on Aurobindo’s interpretations of the Rig Vedic Gods

By | August 2nd, 2017|

Sri Aurobindo has provided a very interesting interpretation to the various aspects of the Rig Veda. His interpretations seem very logical.  A cursory glance at the Rig Veda may lead to the apparent belief that [...]

Without Prejudice – the making of the story

By | August 1st, 2017|

The issues related to Mumbai dance bars are multifaceted and very deep-rooted. They have layered nuances, primarily socio-economic and carry legacies of our colonial past. The core problem is a complex social issue. Unfortunately, currently [...]

The Dawn of Online/Digital Magazines

By | July 27th, 2017|

Through the dawn of the online magazines, only time will tell the fate of the traditional ones; however the clash may be, it’s the good content that must win.

Startups Fail Because Founders Are Monsters

By | July 25th, 2017|

Jerry Colonna, a successful VC, who turned into an acclaimed coach for the founders and a compelling speaker on topics ranging from leadership to starting businesses, very aptly calls his blog “The Monster in Your [...]

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A LITERARY KNOCK OF AN OPPORTUNITY

By | June 29th, 2017|

In an ocean of information, countless artistic writings float in an anticipation to find their desired Island of opportunities. Such is the reasoning behind the initiative #TellMeYourStory, a storytelling platform that invites people, irrespective of [...]

Evoke the Leader in you…

By | June 21st, 2017|

It’s rather unusual that I’m writing on leadership. In fact, I had never intended to write on this particular topic, for I always felt I’m not knowledgeable enough in this particular area. Fiction is something [...]

Chikankari: A lucknawi Tradition

By | June 2nd, 2017|

Did You know that Nur Jahan brought the art of "Chikankari" to India in the 15th Century ? Did you know that Chikankari made its way to India all the way from Persia ? Did [...]

When Mother means the world to us | Niyogi Books

By | May 14th, 2017|

                                 Mother’s Day is a celebration of the unique role of mothers in the lives of families and nations around [...]

Book Streets across India, which we would love to explore | Niyogi Books

By | April 23rd, 2017|

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” —Erasmus Every book lover’s dream would be to visit these streets where they can browse [...]

Conservation of World Heritage Sites | A City Keeping its Character

By | April 17th, 2017|

Today, over half of the world’s population resides in cities as a result of which cities are evolving and developing at a faster pace. It is incumbent on us to know how to manage these [...]

Meet the Author | Atul K. Thakur | India Now And In Transition

By | March 31st, 2017|

  Q 1. What inspired you to bring out the collection of essays—India Now and in Transition? The beauty of India is that there are many kinds of Indias. Understanding the fundamentals that have given [...]

Ceteris paribus, publishing houses are as good as their editors are

By | March 28th, 2017|

  My Grandmother’s Home         A red hibiscus flower peeps through                                           [...]

Meet the Author | Siddharth Dasgupta | The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows

By | March 27th, 2017|

Having travelled the world and written about so many places and their cultures:   How has that embellished your writing or helped you grow as a writer?   The more I travel, the more those [...]

White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings | Out Now

By | March 9th, 2017|

A posthumous novel by DrTsewang Yishey Pemba, the founding father of Tibetan-English literature, White Crane, Lend me your Wings is a historical fiction set in the breathtakingly beautiful Nyarong Valley in the Kham province of [...]

The Ramayana In Bengali Folk Paintings | Out Now

By | March 6th, 2017|

The images presented in this book take us into the heart of the rich folk tradition of India. Of that heritage, the display of paintings accompanied by comments recited or sung has been a part [...]

Rajasthani Stories Retold | Out Now

By | February 27th, 2017|

Rajasthan continues to fascinate the world for many reasons. Some of the more obvious ones include its colours, music and dance, venerable history, forts, fortifications, palaces, step-wells and old towns, and rich textile tradition. Rajasthan [...]

Ajmer Sharif | Out Now

By | February 23rd, 2017|

Ajmer Sharif, the heart of homage for thousands of all faiths, welcomes a tidal wave of humanity for the saint known as Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the Poor), whose spiritual order is the most lyrical [...]

Heritage and Humanism—Niyogi Books at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

By | January 29th, 2017|

Niyogi Books has a long association with the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. This year Jaipur Book Mark (JBM), the publishers’ conference where book rights and deals are discussed, [...]

Profane & Profound: Only a Shade Apart

By | January 3rd, 2017|

...musings from Bangalore Lit Fest  My first outing as a panellist in a literary festival is not at all deficient in fond recollection. G. Sampath, Gurcharan Das, Rosalyn D’Mello as co-panellists and Ananth Padmanabhan to [...]

Heritage Lover ‘Vikramjit Singh Rooprai’ selects his #bestreads2016

By | January 2nd, 2017|

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is a Heritage Activist and Founder of Youth for Heritage Foundation. He developed innovative techniques to spread awareness about history and challenged the traditional way of teaching. His methods include promoting heritage [...]

Designer & dog lover ‘Misha Oberoi’ selects her #bestreads2016

By | December 31st, 2016|

The year that has passed has been more work and less play... mainly thanks to Niyogi Books 😉 So my interaction with books has been more of designing and less of reading, and yes, a [...]