Monday, September 7, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

At Pratham Books, we feel extremely happy to see our books being used in different ways. So, when we found out and actually saw how our books were being used as part of curriculum at a training session held at Educomp, it made us feel very proud.

Pratham Books was also part of the Delhi Book Fair and our books were also available during Rangashankara's International Theatre Festival. Read Delhi Book Fair : Observations, Awards and More for news on the fair and the awards we won last week. If you have any pictures or anecdotes to share from the Delhi Fair or Rangashankara's Theatre Festival, drop us a mail at and you can be a guestblogger.

A group of people from different walks of life have come forward to become 'voice volunteers' for the Rotary Helen Keller Talking Book Library (ROHTALK). It has one of the widest collections of Talking Books in English and Tamil catering to all sections of the visually impaired persons.

Bangalore has several small bookshops which enjoy a HUGE following of readers who aren't shifting their preferences to the newer, fancier and air-conditioned bookshops that have sprouted in the recent past. Read why these smaller bookshops continue to charm the Bangalorean reader. Nandan Nilekani’s book ‘Imagining India’ has won the Readers’ Choice Award for Non-fiction at this year’s Indiaplaza Golden Quill Awards. The PaperTigers blog has compiled a list of book related events taking place across the world in the month of September.

All book lovers must take a look at Neil Gaiman's library just because it is breathtaking and impressive. I wonder what kind of bookmarks he uses while he reads. A bookmark we came across this week was a bookmark that not only marks your page, but also the last line you were reading. How would you do place your books on this equation bookshelf?

Anthony Zuiker's new novel is a digi-novel. The digi-novel brings a TV experience to what he calls "a triple platform": books, videos and an interactive fan website. This month will also see the first video advertisement published in a traditional paper magazine.

Read about Devendra Shivlal Desai's Children Toy Foundation which has set up 272 toy libraries across India. Children will love their lunch if you made them a 'Funky Lunch'. Funky Lunch is a sandwich art project by Mark Northeast that encourages children to try and eat a varied and healthy lunch. Learn Something Every Day is a colourful, bright and fun project with random facts and trivia updated everyday.

Leaving you with this beautiful timelapse video of a 'Where The Wild Things Are' mural being painted.

Image Source : _bohemian_

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