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Top 10 books of 2016 – read them before the year ends!

Vivek Tejuja
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What’s your definition of a great read? A gripping mystery, a culture-laden short story, a scientific tour de force or a biography that presents a new facet of an old face? The year 2016 had a little of everything for the avid reader and here’s a list of the top 10 books of 2016 that you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

Ganapathy Poojari, the Ekart wishmaster who beats the clock

Arjun Paul
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To deliver over three hundred and forty packages a day, single-handed, is no modest feat. Now, imagine doing that while beating Bengaluru's infamous traffic. Not only does Ekart Wishmaster Ganapathy Poojari accomplish the seemingly impossible every day, he fulfills the wishes of Flipkart customers without breaking a sweat — or a single traffic rule. There's one other thing he's good at — breaking his own record. Peep under his helmet and there's more to this personable, polite man — he's a hobby filmmaker who has also acted in a Kannada television serial. Flipkart Stories had a tough time catching up with Ekart's own Flash Gordon but when we did, we learned of his extraordinary story. Read on...

Interview: Children’s author Aaron Blabey on why he loves Tintin and Dr Seuss

Vivek Tejuja
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Whether you’re starting the tradition of reading out loud to your kids or looking to continue it, don’t miss out on Aaron Blabey’s laugh-out-loud children’s graphic novels and picture books. Clever, cheeky and good at heart, Blabey’s books feature some of the most wonderful characters ever penned for children, be it the Al Capone-ish Mr Wolf or the unforgettable Pug named Pig!