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Rekindling passion
(The Hindu - April 29, 2013

By AZERA PARVEEN RAHMAN
Online libraries help reclaim a lost love: of spending time with books
Remember the last time you visited a library? For many, it would be a distant memory, probably when they were still in school or college. Somewhere along the years, in between the traffic jams and hectic schedules—not to mention the ill stocked shelves in the library itself—the charm of browsing through different titles, discovering new authors, and finally picking a book that evokes interest has been lost; a charm that a growing surge of online libraries are trying to re-kindle.”
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Fiction in place
(The Hindu)

By SRAVASTI DATTA
“Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t”, this observation by Mark Twain was given credence at a discussion on fiction, held recently at the Easylib, between authors Anjum Hasan and Brinda S. Narayan.

Anjum Hasan, whose novels Lunatic In My Head and Neti Neti are set in Shillong and Bangalore, respectively, spoke of the responses she has received for them. “Readers tell me how they have discovered Shillong— even those who have never been there— through my novels. But I also discovered the dangerous side, they consider the novels too close to reality when fiction is only a representation of reality. No fiction writer can accurately say that their novel is about one thing. Neti, Neti , for example, set in Bangalore, is a story of liberation as well as a dystopian novel. So, it’s not an absolute novel on anything.”
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In his eyes…
(The Hindu)

By Marianne De Nazareth
Amitabha Bagchi's The Householder looks at Delhi through the eyes of an IAS officer's PA

Perusing the invite for the book reading by Amitabha Bagchi, the thought that crossed my mind was, has it become fashionable now for IIT alumnus to write novels? But chatting with Amitabha before the reading, at Easy Library, in Koramangala, he revealed that his debut novel, Above Average took four years in the writing, and he was pipped at the post by Chetan Bhagat.
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Of myths 'n'stories
(The Hindu)

By Marianne De Nazareth
Event Ashok Banker's deconstruction of the writing process was instructive

“Ican also write intense heavy metal lyrics and my son's pals say, wow man, your Dad is so cool!” said Ashok Banker at the 10th anniversary celebration for EasyLib in Koramangala.In fact it was his relaxed and jovial manner that lightened what could have been a heavy-going talk on the intricacies of the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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Women's room
(The Hindu)

By Marianne De Nazareth
Readings by Jahnavi Barua , Shinie Antony and Samhita Arni sparked off vociferous discussions

As part of their tenth-year celebrations and to celebrate Women's Day early, an evening with three women authors from the city — Jahnavi Barua , Shinie Antony and Samhita Arni — was held at EasyLib in Koramangala.
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Once upon a story-time.
(The Hindu)

By Catherine Rhea Roy
Enrique and Beatriz cast a Spell at EasyLib
You are a grown up and much too old to enjoy story-time, but the job demands you sit cross-legged on the floor, fighting a cramp and watch a Spanish lady prance around you and narrate the story of a whimsical prince. You are not too old anymore and wish you could have someone at your bedside every night and rock you to sleep as they begin, “Once upon a time…”
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Know your comics?: Amar Chitra Katha/Tinkle Quiz
(The Hindu)

One would think that comics have outlived their utility among young children of today, brought up in an era where new gadgets are launched every day and diversions such as the social media, the Internet, and 24/7 programming on television.
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What rhymes with wicked?
(The Hindu)

It was a fun morning at Easy Library in Koramangala with Darius Sunawala and Arati Punwani reading some evergreen kiddie stories turned into poems with a modern twist. Easy Library is celebrating its 10th year with an event every month.
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Oh, for those genuine libraries  
(The Hindu)

by Shilpa Pai Mizar. Remember the neighbourhood circulating library from a couple of decades back? It stocked a standard set of bestsellers, magazines and comics from India and abroad. The librarian was probably no literary connoisseur, but knew you by name and tucked away a copy of the latest book by your favourite mystery writer for you to pounce on.
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Bookworming through the web 
(Deccan Herald)

Smitha Prasad meets Vani Mahesh who has smartly tossed up her two passions -technology and reading- and has come up with a successful recipe. EasyLib.com is not just its founder Vani's dream realised. Indeed, it is a dream come true for all book lovers in Bangalore.
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Home delivery for books
MyBangalore.com

By Adithi Mathews. It can't get better than this! Lazy bookworms can now just log on, browse and order your books to be home delivered within 24 hours. All thanks to EasyLib.com
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EasyLib.com, a High-tech Library  
(Deccan Chronicle)

What prompted a software engineer with IBM in the US, to give up the fast track to start her own walk-in, log-in library back home in Bengaluru? The simple answer — her sheer love for books.

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BOOKWORM
(Femina)

Its a dream concept... doing something you love and being paid for it! Vani Mahesh of Easylibrary speaks to Reshmi Chakraborthy.
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Bringing the World of Books to your Doorstep
(Indian Express)

There is still hope for those who have not picked up reading for the lack of time... Read more...

Booked by a Click
(India Today)

The City's first E-library has got many residents hooked to its Books. Its the age of the geek and none of them seems to have time to spare. At least not go into libraries and check out the new books on the shelves.
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Life’s a piece of cake
(The Hindu)

By SRAVASTI DATTA
Easylib organised yet another literary discussion with Preeti Shenoy of Thirty Four Bubble Gums And Candies fame

Cupcakes and steaming cups of tea to go with Tea for Two And A Piece of Cake. This was the mood at last week’s discussion with author and blogger Preeti Shenoy at Easylib in Koramangala.
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Swedish idli meets asuras
(The Hindu)

By Isha Purkayastha
Two authors who reinterpret the bizarre in the world around us — Zac o’ Yeah and Nilanjan P. Choudhury — chat about their works

On a sleepy, humid afternoon, an expectant audience waited for some therapy in the form of laughter. They received that and how! Comic geniuses Zac O’Yeah and Nilanjan Choudhury snaked their way in through the tantalising piles of books at EasyLib.com and regaled the audience with their droll wit.
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Detox is the key
(The Hindu)

By Marianne De Nazareth.
Considering it was a Sunday morning, when most people would rather chill at home, than discuss depressing marital issues, it was a surprise to find the EasyLib premises in Koramangala, packed to capacity. The crowd puller was Vijay Nagaswami, who was in Bangalore for his latest book launch — “3's A Crowd”. Instead of the regular book reading, author Shinie Antony engaged him in a tete-a-tete, which made the morning less heavy and laboured, with her quips and humorous side sweeps about marriage.
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LITERARY INTERACTIVE SESSION HELD
(Jagran CityPlus)

EasyLib.com, the online library in Koramangala had organised 'Meet the Author', a talk and an interactive session with readers on April 29. Dr. Vijay Nagaswami, a renowned psychiatrist and bestselling writer of relationship books, was present at event.
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A Workshop on creating picture stories
(DNA)

Reading habits help a child grow from within and mature at the right age, apart from developing their language and knowledge. Gone are those days, when a child picks up a book to read every time he is taken out by his parents. But now, they have shied away from making their kids read books.
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Where words came alive: Anita Nair at EasyLib
(Deccan Herald)

Playwright Mahesh Dattani, writers Swapna Datta and Maya Chandrasekaran, performance poet Arka Mukyopadhyay — what could have brought all these arty folks and a room full of avid readers together at EasyLib.com, the online library? A book reading and interactive session with writer Anita Nair.
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Once at a Workshop

By Rashmi Rao. Want a fun activity for your three-year-old on a Saturday afternoon? Listen to the engrossing stories at EasyLib.com.
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Fun and emotions come together: Summer Reading Program - 2007

B V Prathyusha. Some kids have certainly kicked off their summer vacation with loads of fun! As opposed to rotting in front of the television or playing on the computer all day long, a bunch of kids enrolled in a storytelling workshop by Easylib.com conducted in association with Kathalaya.
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All in a world of words: Summer Reading Program - 2006 (Deccan Herald)

By Deepti Govind. Trapped in a world of high-end gizmos, reading habit is fast diminishing among kids. Encouraging children who loathe lounging around at home with a book is what ‘EasyLib’ has been doing for the past two weeks. Ending last Friday, the final session saw the children telling ‘The story of a story’.
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Library Online
(Times of India)

The first online library that has come to Bangalore brings with it a host of simple solutions. Now you can select your books online, have them dropped at home and picked up when you've finished reading them. Or you could browse through a vast selection of books just for the sheer pleasure of doing so.
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Easy Does it!
(Deccan Herald)

Just log on, sign up, browse through the collection at easylib.com, reserve your book and it will be delivered at your house or place of work. PAMELA ANTIC on Bangalore’s internet-enabled circulating library. Cheer up meek ones, easylib.com is now at your service. Just log on, sign up, browse through the collection, reserve your book and it will delivered at your home or place of work. At what price? An affordable one, avers Vanishree K Mahesh, the proprietor of Bangalore’s internet-enabled circulating library..........
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READ ON!
(The Hindu)

Here's about a contest that required children to read as many books as they could in two weeks......
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Story Hour : Deccan Herald

Check Link. Want a fun activity for your three-year-old on a Saturday afternoon? Listen to the engrossing stories at EasyLib.com.
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Performance by Edgar Ortiz

Edgar combines jugglery, music, acrobatics, and narration into his storytelling....
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Anita Nair at EasyLib (The Hindu)

Thus reads the writer. Reading from her most popular works, Anita Nair had the crowd taking familiar literary journeys
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Books at your door The Hindu

Sitting by the window and watching the rain you think it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book. But you wish that some one would just come by and drop it off at your doorstep. Want this dream to come true? Log on to EasyLib.com, select the books you want and get them delivered to any part of the city you live in.
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Literary Meet at EasyLib (26 Aug 2008)

It was an informal setting over tea, but the discussion was intense and interesting. A literary meet was organised at the Easy Lib, an online library in Bangalore, which saw writers, editors and publishers assemble together to discuss issues in writing, editing, translating and publishing. Writers Shashi Deshpande, Usha K R and publisher Jamuna Pani, were among the panelists and many writers like Shiney Anthony and Samhita Arni, besides, interested readers participated in the discussion. Read more...

Interview on Radio City