Happy birthday Roushan

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Birthday celebrations in the hostel. Happy birthday Roushan. May you fulfill all your dreams and aspirations in the year ahead.

Novoneel Chakraborty’s books & Lavanya Sankaran and S.V. Divvaakar’s book added to the hostel library

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Novoneel Chakraborty’s books “A Thing Beyond Foever – The reward for every true love is not love…” and “EX a twisted love story” added to the hostel library. Also added U.S. based Indian author books & Lavanya Sankaran’s internationally acclaimed short story collection “The Red Carpet”, which spent two years on the best-seller lists. S.V. Divvaakar’s book “Beaten by Bhagath” added to the hostel library too.

Happy Birthday Pinky

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Birthday celebrations in the hostel today. Happy birthday Pinky. May the year ahead bring you lot of joy, happiness and success and may you have a blessed year. 🙂

Happy Holi

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Wish all our past and present boarders and website visitors a very happy and colourful Holi. May this festival of colours bring happiness and joy in all your lives.

Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ and other history books added to the hostel library

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Ramachandra Guha’s award winning book ‘India After Independence: The history of the world’s largest democracy’, Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Medieval India’ and Spectrum’s ‘A Brief History of Modern India’ added to the hostel library. Though Bipin Chandra’s ‘India Since Indepedence’ and Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ are both recommended for post-independence history of India, we chose the later as it is more exhaustive, contemporary and unbiased in its outlook compared to the former. ‘India after Gandhi’ was chosen Book of the Year by ‘The Economist’, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and ‘Outlook’, among others and has also won the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award for English. Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Modern India’ is regarded as the best book on medieval Indian history while Spectrum’s book is regarded as the best book for history of modern India prior to Indian Independence. Both Spectrum and ‘India’s Struggle for Independence’ by Bipin Chandra which we added earlier encompass the period of Indian freedom struggle under the British rule. The main difference between the two is that Spectrum’s book is concise and hence, faster to read and revise while Bipin Chandra’s book is a lot more extensive.