Author of ‘The Cartiers’ talks about the art of writing history

What started as a search for champagne to celebrate the 90th birthday of her late grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier, Francesca ended up discovering a trunk full of letters which gave her a window of opportunity to peep into times of the Cartiers. But to write a history book, that too a family’s origin story, is no easy feat. How did Francesca do it? Continue Reading

Working with NGOs inspires author Damyanti Biswas to pen a crime thriller

When Damyanti Biswas started working with non-profit organisations, little did she know that she would soon be penning down characters based on people she came across. The stories soon weaved and became You Beneath Your Skin, her debut novel.
“I didn’t know I was writing a crime novel until I finished the first draft,” she says to News Today┬ávia email. “It took six years, 15 rewrites and endless rejections to complete.” Continue Reading

Study room to come up at Ramakrishna Math library

The library at Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore has numerous books spread across different sections that caters to different readers. But for many years now, the library has been providing engineering books to students using a book bank. Continue Reading

Siddha recipes book launched

With the aim to understand the basics of Siddha medicine, Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR), in collaboration with CPR Environmental Education Centre, held a one-day workshop in the city recently. Continue Reading