World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
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  • Re: World Book Day today....

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    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    Books are the cheapest way to acquire knowledge and spread knowledge. Whatever may be the technological development like E Books etc, nothing can beat a printed book.
    They say " Book lovers never go to bed alone. "

    Thank you said by: Kalyani Nandurkar

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    Books are the cheapest way to acquire knowledge and spread knowledge. Whatever may be the technological development like E Books etc, nothing can beat a printed book.
    They say " Book lovers never go to bed alone. "


    Books since ages have been our best friends and will continue to remain, no matter how far the technology and scientific inventions take us.

    Thank you said by: Kalyani Nandurkar

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    Books are the cheapest way to acquire knowledge and spread knowledge. Whatever may be the technological development like E Books etc, nothing can beat a printed book.
    They say " Book lovers never go to bed alone. "


    Books since ages have been our best friends and will continue to remain, no matter how far the technology and scientific inventions take us.


    I cannot imagine reading "Bhagat Geeta" in a E book format that strains my eyes and cause neck pain. The pleasure of reading a book in a reclining state lying on my bed in the comforts of my Home is altogether a different proposition.

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    For me book in electronic form is also a book. Whether you read on computer or in book form, this is all a matter of convenience.

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  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    It really is shocking that there are so many who cannot read and are robbed of the knowledge and pleasures one derives from books ! unless parents and teachers make it a point to introduce children to books at an early stage this trend will only worsen ..

    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


    Thank you said by: Kalyani Nandurkar

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    Books are the cheapest way to acquire knowledge and spread knowledge. Whatever may be the technological development like E Books etc, nothing can beat a printed book.
    They say " Book lovers never go to bed alone. "


    Books since ages have been our best friends and will continue to remain, no matter how far the technology and scientific inventions take us.


    I cannot imagine reading "Bhagat Geeta" in a E book format that strains my eyes and cause neck pain. The pleasure of reading a book in a reclining state lying on my bed in the comforts of my Home is altogether a different proposition.


    I agree. Reading book as described by you has joy of its own.

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    Books are the cheapest way to acquire knowledge and spread knowledge. Whatever may be the technological development like E Books etc, nothing can beat a printed book.
    They say " Book lovers never go to bed alone. "


    Books since ages have been our best friends and will continue to remain, no matter how far the technology and scientific inventions take us.


    I cannot imagine reading "Bhagat Geeta" in a E book format that strains my eyes and cause neck pain. The pleasure of reading a book in a reclining state lying on my bed in the comforts of my Home is altogether a different proposition.


    I agree. Reading book as described by you has joy of its own.


    Reading should be an enjoyable affair. If your eyes water and back pains, the very purpose of Reading will be defeated.

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    It really is shocking that there are so many who cannot read and are robbed of the knowledge and pleasures one derives from books ! unless parents and teachers make it a point to introduce children to books at an early stage this trend will only worsen ..


    It is definitely upto the parents to take efforts to inculcate reading habits in their children. All I see is many parents who buy books for their children but expect the children to read themselves, which is so silly. Small children will not be able to read for long on their own. Parents have to take time out to sit with their children and read with them. For the last three years I spent 2-3 hours each afternoon reading out stories to my son, now he is 5 and a half years exactly, and he has already started reading on his own. In fact he himself selected a few Dr. Seuss books online and we got them last month. Mostly he reads by himself, but sometimes he wants me to read them. Whenever he does, I keep all my work aside and sit with him. If I ignored him then, he would lose interest in reading. So it is upto parents mostly, is what I feel!

    "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."
    - W. C. Fields :)


    Thank you said by: usha manohar

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    It really is shocking that there are so many who cannot read and are robbed of the knowledge and pleasures one derives from books ! unless parents and teachers make it a point to introduce children to books at an early stage this trend will only worsen ..


    It is definitely upto the parents to take efforts to inculcate reading habits in their children. All I see is many parents who buy books for their children but expect the children to read themselves, which is so silly. Small children will not be able to read for long on their own. Parents have to take time out to sit with their children and read with them. For the last three years I spent 2-3 hours each afternoon reading out stories to my son, now he is 5 and a half years exactly, and he has already started reading on his own. In fact he himself selected a few Dr. Seuss books online and we got them last month. Mostly he reads by himself, but sometimes he wants me to read them. Whenever he does, I keep all my work aside and sit with him. If I ignored him then, he would lose interest in reading. So it is upto parents mostly, is what I feel!


    Yes Kalyani, once the reading habit has formed it will be for lifetime and I am sure your son will benefit tremendously from this ....it used to be the same with me, I made it a point to tell them stories at bedtime and also read with my children.They wanted me to act out certain stories with animal sounds lol, and we enjoyed it together...Today all three of them are voracious readers and we discuss books when we are together !

    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


    Thank you said by: Kalyani Nandurkar, RobertP

  • Re: World Book Day today....

    by » 5 years ago


    World Book Day is being celebrated through out the world. What is shocking is that a study has revealed that 774 million people still cannot read!
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-book-day-774-million-people-worldwide-cannot-read-says-un-study/1/357198.html


    It really is shocking that there are so many who cannot read and are robbed of the knowledge and pleasures one derives from books ! unless parents and teachers make it a point to introduce children to books at an early stage this trend will only worsen ..


    It is definitely upto the parents to take efforts to inculcate reading habits in their children. All I see is many parents who buy books for their children but expect the children to read themselves, which is so silly. Small children will not be able to read for long on their own. Parents have to take time out to sit with their children and read with them. For the last three years I spent 2-3 hours each afternoon reading out stories to my son, now he is 5 and a half years exactly, and he has already started reading on his own. In fact he himself selected a few Dr. Seuss books online and we got them last month. Mostly he reads by himself, but sometimes he wants me to read them. Whenever he does, I keep all my work aside and sit with him. If I ignored him then, he would lose interest in reading. So it is upto parents mostly, is what I feel!


    Yes Kalyani, once the reading habit has formed it will be for lifetime and I am sure your son will benefit tremendously from this ....it used to be the same with me, I made it a point to tell them stories at bedtime and also read with my children.They wanted me to act out certain stories with animal sounds lol, and we enjoyed it together...Today all three of them are voracious readers and we discuss books when we are together !



    It was different case with me. I got lured by the attractive pictures on the cover pages of Books in my Father's vast Book shelf.. My father asked me one day seeing my interest, "If you want to know the story behind the Cover pages, you should read the book." This has ignited my appetite for Books. This starting made me a voracious reader and at the same time an Artist.

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