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#ThrowbackToday: It was 61 years ago today that To Kill A Mockingbird was published and it's still a classic

In today's #TBT, since it's the weekend anyway, let's honour Harper Lee's book To Kill A Mockingbird in the best way possible, by diving deep into it via some good ol’ weekend binge-reading. Shall we?

Published on 11th July 2021
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"We are going to read what we read, no matter what," says poet Rebecca Vedavathy

Commenting on the police's absurd line of questioning with regards to the arrests made in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case, the poet says they will continue reading what they read 

Published on 8th September 2018

5 Memes you'll absolutely LOVE if you're psyched about Avengers: Infinity War

Every Marvel fan is extremely excited to watch the film, but they're all equally dreading how they'll feel once it's over, knowing that many of their favourite characters are likely to die

Published on 27th April 2018
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5-year-old Dubai-based Indian origin boy can read 20 books in an hour, sets record

The kindergarten student at the JSS International School also has a YouTube channel on reading books, called "Reading Room by Aayush"

Published on 28th January 2021
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9 out of 10 children in India's fancy private schools can’t read English: Study

Stones2Milestones came up with this report after evaluating 19k+ students over 20 states in India

Published on 8th August 2018
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A nation of readers: Here's why it is important to build the ability to ‘learn to read’ among children

As a nation, we have been able to solve access to schools, but we haven’t been able to ensure that learning outcomes are met adequately, especially in reading and languages

Published on 31st August 2019
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After #MeToo, men more likely to shame victims, empathise with perps in harassment cases

The second study was an experiment where people were asked to focus on the man's or the woman's point of view before reading the same information

Published on 19th August 2019
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Amid pandemic, enrollment in government school rise by 5 per cent, dips by 4 per cent in private schools: ASER survey

Reading closely, it was noted that the share of children in government schools rose from 64.3 per cent in 2018 to 65.8 per cent in 2020 to 70.3 per cent in 2021

Published on 17th November 2021
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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's learning app wins $125,000 prize in US-based XPRIZE Adult Literacy Competition

Amrita Learning App was awarded $125,000 after a 12-month study of low-literate adults in the US showed significant gains in reading skills for all learners through the app

Published on 22nd February 2019
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AMU students ask Superintendent of Police to take action on those demanding burqa ban

AMU students termed the demand for a ban "a step for spreading religious discord" and have placed several complaints to get the college to back down

Published on 13th September 2019
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Anushka Ravishankar and the art of writing nonsense for children!

After novelising the movie Dhanak, author Anushka Ravishankar, the reigning queen of nonsense literature, talks about why writing for children is where it's at and how they need to keep reading

Published on 24th February 2017
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AP Minister for Education launches 'We Love Reading' campaign to encourage habit among students

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita urged the students to inculcate the habit of reading books, newspapers on a day to day basis to gain knowledge

Published on 26th November 2020
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Appupen's five tips to understand and appreciate satire and graphic novels in quarantine

One of our generation's best graphic novelists, Appupen, describes the ideal graphic novel and how to appreciate the task of reading satire if you are new to the genre
 

Published on 27th April 2020
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Are students coming for exams or health checks: Meet the advocates who have filed a PIL against Karnataka conducting the SSLC exams 

The PIL mentions that it is a risky job to conduct board exams for SSLC students at the point when the pandemic is spreading in rapid numbers and more than eight lakh students are attending this time

Published on 23rd May 2020
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Are you read-y?: Passionately discuss your favourite books at BYOB's monthly meetups

Talk about the book you are reading with fellow bookworms at Bring Your Own Book's meetups

Published on 5th November 2018

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