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January Recommendations: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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January Recommendations: Looking Back, Looking Forward

It is only natural that at the cusp of 2020, we at Champaca, found ourselves taking stock of the year that has gone by, and making hopeful plans for the new one. We would like to start 2021 with our reflections on a simple phrase — looking  back, looking forward. And we are doing that by each sharing two books with you that embody our interpretations. Read on to discover a dozen books that we love, and get your copies from Champaca. Radhika Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood I happened to read Oryx and Crake in 2020, and it's...

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Book Review – Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

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Book Review – Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

This little note about Octavia Butler’s Parable Series was written by Kavya Murthy in May 2020, when things around the lockdown were very pressing. Read Kavya’s review, and get Butler’s books from Champaca, available as a limited edition gift box.     I began Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler a little before we began the lockdown, when the atmosphere in India was pre-CoVid19. I was attempting to be more comprehensive in my reading of Butler, and this was the least sci-fi of her books, with very few technological advancements. As always, her protagonists were Black, and the future...

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Book Review — Patrik Svensson’s “The Gospel of the Eels”

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Book Review — Patrik Svensson’s “The Gospel of the Eels”

This month, Nirica Srinivasan reviews Patrik Svensson’s The Gospel of the Eels, a unique natural science memoir, and buy it on our online bookstore.     If you had asked me last week to name a single fact about eels, I would have come up short. “Sea snakes” is generally how I thought of them. I knew some eels are capable of generating electric shocks when in danger, and are therefore terrifying. With that, I would have exhausted my knowledge about eels entirely. The Gospel Of The Eels won me over with how much it taught me about this fascinating fish, but most strikingly for me, how...

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October Recommendations — Horror, Crime & Mystery

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October Recommendations — Horror, Crime & Mystery

In Peter Swanson’s Rules for Perfect Murders, a bookseller idly recommends a few of his favourite crime reads on the bookstore blog. Years later, a detective shows up at his door: she’s looking for a serial killer, who appears to be killing people in the same style as the “perfect murders” on his blog post.  We don’t want to inspire a serial killer — but we were inspired to put together some spooky recommendations for you, and October seemed the perfect time to do that. From classics, to translations, to poetry, here’s a list of books for those of you...

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Exploding Mangoes & Hiring Milkshakes: Recommended Reads for Designers & Makers by Jay Dutta

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Exploding Mangoes & Hiring Milkshakes: Recommended Reads for Designers & Makers by Jay Dutta

This month, we're featuring recommendations by Jay Dutta, the Founder/Curator of DesignUp. Here, he lists recommendations for designers — but really, they're recommendations for everyone! Find DesignUp Deconstruct, a report based on an extensive study of the Design-In-Tech industry in India and SE Asia, on our online store.

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