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Joanna Lobo

  • Picture books for the visually-impaired get a 3D boost

    “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon...” Remember the classic children’s book where a bunny says good night to everything around it? Now, thanks to the efforts of a University of Colorado Boulder team, Margaret Wise Brown’s...

    Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 8:00am
  • An interview with India’s most-celebrated chef: Gaggan Anand

    Gaggan Anand is blunt. He is blunt to the point of being considered rude. In an industry where everyone sugarcoats things, and where chefs pander to their many (sometimes undeserving) critics, he is a refreshing change. 

    Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 5:24pm
  • Roald Dahl day: Go ahead, eat a chocolate and celebrate

    "You can write about anything for children as long as you've got humour." – Roald Dahl  Roald Dahl would have turned 98 today. The beloved author was known for his children's books with their playful language, dark humour and memorable characters. Born on September 13, 1916 in Villa Marie, Cardiff...

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 5:29pm
  • The folks who love the Faraway Tree

    Social media has been abuzz lately with the 'Top 10 book list challenge' or what critics call the 'intellectual ice bucket challenge'. The biggest advantage of this challenge was the throwback to many books that were a big part of my childhood.  

    Friday, 12 September 2014 - 9:00pm
  • All pets welcome

    The city's western suburbs have warmed up to pets and their devoted parents

    Friday, 12 September 2014 - 6:50am
  • The Mockingbird Next Door: The war of words surrounding the Harper Lee memoir

    Harper Lee wrote one book, but what a universally beloved book it turned out to be. To Kill a Mockingbird was released in July 1960, by JB Lippincott and Co. (which later became a part of HarperCollins Publishers). It won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and in 1962, a film on the book won three...

    Friday, 12 September 2014 - 6:04pm
  • Bandra garage that doubles up as workshop, parking space and art museum

    A new garage in Bandra is hoping to become a one-stop shop for everything motorcycle

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • Creating artwork through personalised paper cuts

    Paper cutting is a serious art for Borivali resident Pooja Ajmera

    Friday, 1 August 2014 - 6:59pm
  • Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series may get its very own film series

    UK production company Working Title has acquired the theatrical rights to the entire series. According to Deadline.com, the company has the rights of the entire children's series spanning 21 books and intend to launch a live action franchise based on them. Working Title are known for their...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 7:12pm
  • Book Review: Bomoicars by Reena Martins

    From Bombay, with love

    Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 5:13pm