More than books

We came across this article in the IndianExpress of Dec 17th about an initiative of Hema Shanbhag & friends of Malleshwaram, moving from house to house and collecting old books, for a cause! “These books will later go towards the creation of libraries in community schools,” said Hema Shanbag, the brainchild of this concept & … More More than books

Indian ink

In this post, we list some ‘talked about’ books by Indian authors during 2009. Books hold a special place in every book lover’s heart for their special ability – they engage. Unfortunately for this author – Jaswant Singh, a former Minister who has held Defence, Finance and External Affairs during his tenure as a politician, his … More Indian ink

Feels snowy, eh?

The clever folks at WordPress have made it possible to give a ‘falling snow’ effect on the blog. So folks, rest assured, nothing is wrong with your eyes nor the pixels of your monitor screen. Its the Christmas holiday season and boy, everything seems just right with the world.  Wish it weren’t so darn cold, … More Feels snowy, eh?

Think it over

I‘ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books. ~ Anonymous ~ PS: With due apologies to the … More Think it over

Digitization

Here’s our first – and certainly not the last – on this subject as it assumes importance on a global scale. Digitization.  Its meaning? From Wikipedia: Digital preservation in its most basic form is a series of activities maintaining access to digital materials over time. Digitization in this sense is a means of creating digital … More Digitization