Turn over a new leaf

Updated: Mar 31, 2020, 10:20 IST | Sukanya Datta | Mumbai

From author interactions to an online litfest, publishers are bringing the world of books to you. Dig in and feed the mind

For gyaan on kids

Penguin Random House India and online parenting platform Momspresso have launched #OnceUponABookwithPenguin. Authors including Ruskin Bond, Paro Anand, Harshikaa Udasi, Neha Singh and Anushka Ravishankar will be live every day to tell children an interesting story from their books.

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For a litfest vibe

As part of its #ReadInstead campaign, Juggernaut Books in association with Scroll started a month-long online literature festival. The fest will include meet-your-author sessions, workshops, masterclasses, and more.

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For all-round reads

Sadaf Hussain
Sadaf Hussain

Hachette India will bring on board authors to read their books, cook meals, or share exercises. Their line-up includes Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Sadaf Hussain, Sheela Nambiar and Sukanya Venkatraghavan. For the kids, look out for Roopa Pai, Anupam Arunachalam, Deepa Agarwal, and Cordis Paldano, among others, for question-answer rounds and tutorials.

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For the language buff

The National Book Trust of India is providing more than 100 titles for free download as part of its initiative of #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks. The collection includes titles in Hindi, English, Asamiya, Bangla, Gujarati, Malayalam, Odia, Marathi, Kokborok, Mizo, Bodo, Nepali, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu and Sanskrit. It includes authors like Rabindranath Tagore and Premchand.

Log on to nbtindia.gov.in

For reader connect

Sunetra Choudhury
Sunetra Choudhury

Publishing house Roli Books has started a #believeinbooks campaign through which writers like Vir Sanghvi and Sunetra Choudhury, journalist Maya Mirchandani, cricketing expert Alan Wilkins, among others, will be interacting with viewers about everything from stories for young readers to incredible sporting moments.

Log on to Roli Books on Instagram for the schedule

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