Introduction Welcome to the Crossword.in
(“Website” or “Crossword.in”) service
provided by Crossword. This website is owned and operated by
Crossword Bookstores Ltd, a public limited liability company.(
“Crossword Bookstores Ltd “ or Crossword', 'we' or
'us') Registered office located at Plot no C-30, Block
–G, Opposite SIDBI, Bandra-Kurla complex, Bandra (E),
Mumbai-400 51, Maharashtra, India & Support
Office located at Paradigm bldg, 1st floor,
A wing, Mindspace, Link road, Malad (W), Mumbai-400064. In using
Crossword.in service of Crossword you are deemed to have
accepted the Terms and Conditions of the agreement listed below or
as may be revised from time to time, which is, for an indefinite
period and you understand and agree that you are bound by such
terms till the time you access the website. If you want to ask us
anything about these terms & conditions or have any comments or
complaints on or about our website, You can reach us at our
customer care number 022 4249 8084 /
1800 3000 1203 /
022 3368 5045 9:30 am
to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday, or you may email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org .We will
make all attempts to respond to you within one working day.
We reserve the right to change these
terms & conditions from time to time without any obligation to
inform you and it is your responsibility to look through them as
often as possible.
Ownership of rights All rights, including copyright, in
this website are owned by or licensed to Crossword Bookstores Ltd.
Any use of this website or its contents, including copying or
storing it or them in whole or part, other than for your own
personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without the written
permission of Crossword Bookstores Ltd. You may not modify,
distribute or re-post something on this website for any purpose.
of content and invitation to offer
Ltd has taken every care in the preparation of the content of this
website, in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at
time of publishing and all merchandise have been fairly described.
All prices are displayed inclusive of VAT. Packaging may vary from
that shown. The weights, dimensions and capacities given are
approximate only. We have made every effort to display as
accurately as possible the colours of our merchandise that appear
on the website. However, as the actual colours you see will depend
on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of
any colour will accurately reflect the colour of the merchandise on
delivery. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Crossword
disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of
the information contained in any of the materials on this website.
Crossword shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage
which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in
any of the materials on this website.
All merchandise /services and
information displayed on Crossword.in (“Website” or
“Crossword.in”) constitute an invitation to offer. Your
order for purchase constitutes your offer which shall be subject to
the terms and conditions as listed herein. Crossword.in reserves
the right to accept or reject your offer in part or in full. Our
acceptance of your order will take place upon dispatch of
the merchandise ordered. Dispatch of all
the merchandise ordered, may or may not happen at the
same time, in such a scenario that portion of the order which has
been dispatched will be deemed to have been accepted by
Crossword.in and the balance would continue to be an offer to
Crossword.in and Crossword.in reserves the right to accept or
reject such balance order. No act or omission of Crossword.in prior
to the actual dispatch of themerchandise ordered will
constitute acceptance of your offer. If you have supplied us with
your email address, we will notify you by email as soon as possible
to confirm receipt of your order and email you again to confirm
dispatch and therefore acceptance of the order.
Eligibility to Use
Use of the Website is
available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts
under applicable law. Persons who are “incompetent to
contract” within the meaning of the Indian Contract Act, 1872
as amended from time to time including its reenactment thereof
& un-discharged insolvents etc. are not eligible to use the
Website. If your age is below 18 years, you are prohibited to
use/purchase/contract from/with this website. Such persons are also
prohibited from purchasing any material which is for adult
consumption the sale or purchase of which to/by minors are strictly
prohibited. Crossword.in reserves the right to terminate your
membership and refuse to provide you with access to the website if
Crossword.in discovers that you are under the age of 18 years. The
website is not available to persons whose membership has been
suspended or terminated by Crossword.in for any reason whatsoever.
If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you
have the authority to bind the entity to this User Agreement.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this website are
directed solely at those who access this web from India.
Crossword.in makes no representation that any merchandise or
services referred to in the materials on this web are appropriate
for use, or available outside India. Those who choose to access
this website from outside India are responsible for compliance with
local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Crossword.in will deliver the merchandise only within in India and
will not be liable for any claims relating to any merchandise
ordered from outside India. Some Indian states prohibit direct sale
of merchandise from other states and require special documentation
to effect such a sale without dual taxation, if Crossword.in
receives a order from such states or to be delivered to such states
(to see a list please refer our shipping policy) under such
circumstances Crossword.in retains the right to accept or reject
the order. Those who choose to
access this website from Indian states which restrict such use are
responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent
local state laws are applicable. Crossword.in will deliver the
merchandise only within states having open import policy and will
not be liable for any claims relating to any merchandise ordered
from restricted states. Except where
additional terms and conditions are provided which are merchandise
specific, these terms and conditions supersede all previous
representations, understandings, or agreements and shall prevail
notwithstanding any variance with any other terms of any order
submitted. By using the services of Crossword.in you agree to be
bound by the Terms and Conditions.
Registration Obligations Your Information is defined as any
information you provide to us in the registration, buying or
listing process, in the feedback area or through any e-mail feature
or a written letter or form mailed or submitted to any of our
stores and offices. We will protect your Information in accordance
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password
and account and any activities that occur under your account.
Crossword shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage
which may arise as a result of any failure by you to protect your
password or account. If you know or suspect that someone else knows
your password or suspect any unauthorised use of your password you
should notify us by contacting us immediately through the address
provided in the beginning of this agreement. If Crossword.in has
reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security
or misuse of the Crossword.in Website, we may require you to change
your password or we may suspend your account without any liability
to Crossword.in. Crossword.in does not want to receive
confidential, proprietary or trade secret information through this
Website (excluding information related to any order you submit).
Please note that any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or
comments sent to Crossword.in will be deemed non-confidential. By
submitting any such information, you are granting Crossword.in an
irrevocable and unrestricted license to use, modify, reproduce,
transmit, display and distribute such materials, information,
suggestions, ideas or comments for any purpose whatsoever. However,
we will not use your name in connection with any such materials,
information, suggestions, and ideas or comments unless we first
obtain your permission or otherwise are required by law to do so.
You also agree and confirm:
To provide true, accurate, current and complete
information about yourself as prompted by Crossword Registration
Form or Guest details Form (such information being the
maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it
true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any
information that is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current
or if Crossword.in has reasonable grounds to suspect that such
information is untrue, inaccurate, and not current or not in
accordance with the User Agreement, Crossword.in has the right to
indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to
provide you with access to the Website.
in the event that a non-delivery occurs on account of a mistake by
you (i.e. wrong name or address or any other wrong information)
any extra cost incurred by Crossword.in for redelivery shall be
claimed from you and you shall pay such cost.
you will use the services provided by Crossword.in, its
affiliates, consultants and contracted companies, for lawful
purposes only and comply with all applicable laws and regulations
while using the Website and transacting on the Website.
will provide authentic and true information in all instances where
such information is requested of you. Crossword.in reserves the
right to confirm and validate the information and other details
provided by you at any point of time. If upon confirmation your
details are found not to be true (wholly or partly), Crossword.in
has the right in its sole discretion to reject the registration
and debar you from using the Services of Crossword.in and or other
affiliated websites without prior intimation whatsoever.
you are accessing the services available on this Website and
transacting at your sole risk and are using your best and prudent
judgment before entering into any transaction through this Website
the address at which delivery of the merchandise ordered by you is
to be made will be correct and proper in all respects.
before placing an order you will check the merchandise description
carefully. By placing an order for
a merchandise you agree to be bound by the conditions of
sale and invitation of offer included in
the merchandise description.
Usage Restrictions You shall not use the Website for any
of the following purposes:
any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful,
vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material.
material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal
offence results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any
relevant laws, regulations or code of practice.
unauthorised access to other computer systems.
any other person's use or enjoyment of the Website.
disrupting networks or websites connected to the Website.
transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected
by copyright without the permission of the owner.
Membership Program and its members Members of Book Rewards Loyalty Program
of Crossword can accrue reward points for purchases made at
Program. Customers have to mention their 10 digit Books Rewards
Programme details at the time of billing in the space provided and
acknowledge that they are solely responsible for risks associated
with activating online reward point and will not hold Crossword or
any of its group/ affiliates companies responsible for any loss
arising due to such transactions. Members of Book Rewards Loyalty
Program of Crossword will not be able to redeem their book rewards
loyalty points on the website, they will have to go to the nearest
Crossword store to redeem the points. Crossword.in reserves the
right to obtain collateral authorization on member’s credit /
debit card for the full value of the order.
Restrictions Crossword.in reserves the right, at our
sole discretion, to limit the quantity of merchandise purchased per
person, per household or per order. These restrictions may be
applicable to orders placed by the same account, the same credit /
debit card, and also to orders that use the same billing and/or
shipping address. We will provide notification to the customer
should such limits be applied. Crossword.in also reserves the
right, at our sole discretion, to prohibit sales to any one as it
may deem fit.
While Crossword.in strives to provide
accurate merchandise and pricing information, pricing or
typographical errors may occur. Crossword.in cannot confirm the
price of a merchandise until after you order. In the event that a
merchandise is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect
information due to an error in pricing or merchandise information,
Crossword.in shall have the right, at our sole discretion, to
refuse or cancel any orders placed for that merchandise, unless the
merchandise has already been dispatched. In the event that an
merchandise is mis-priced, Crossword.in may, at its discretion,
either contact you for instructions or cancel your order and notify
you of such cancellation. Unless the merchandise ordered by you has
been dispatched, your offer will not be deemed accepted and
Crossword.in will have the right to modify the price of the
merchandise and contact you for further instructions using the
e-mail address provided by you during the time of registration, or
cancel the order and notify you of such cancellation. In the event
that Crossword.in accepts your order the same shall be debited to
your credit / debit card account and duly notified to you by email
that the payment has been processed. The payment may be processed
prior to Crossword.in dispatches the merchandise that you have
ordered. If we have to cancel the order after we have processed the
payment, the said amount will be reversed back to your credit /
debit card account. We strive to provide you with best
value. However, sometimes a price online may not match the price in
a store in your particular geographic region and store pricing may
sometimes differ from online prices. Prices
and availability are subject to change without notice.
Please note that there
may be certain orders that we are unable to accept and must
cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or
cancel any order for any reason. Some situations that may result
in your order being canceled include limitations on quantities
available for purchase, inaccuracies or errors in merchandise or
pricing information, or problems identified by our credit and
fraud avoidance department. We may also require additional
verifications or information before accepting any order. We will
inform you if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if
additional information is required to accept your order. If your
order is cancelled after your credit / debit card has been
charged, the said amount will be reversed back in your Card
We will seek authorization on
your Card for the aggregate amount of the order placed by you,
however, we may charge your card (capture) only with the amount
corresponding to the actual portion of the order that we are
able/willing to fulfill, and any associated shipping charges/taxes
and levies etc. Any surplus amount, for which we might have
originally sought and received an authorization on your card from
your Card Issuer, if not captured by us in the time period
stipulated by our Merchant Banker, will not be captured / charged.
If however the same is charged to your card / bank account in
error, we will refund it as soon as the same is realized by us or
brought to our notice, whichever is sooner. Crossword.in reserves
the right to capture / charge your card to the full or partial
authorized amount for the concerned order.
Cancellations by the customer
may cancel your order or some merchandise in your order before we
bill and ship the merchandise. You may also exchange the
merchandise or get a refund by returning the merchandise (with the
exception of Gift certificates & Book rewards membership) in
unused, saleable condition in its original packaging along with
original tags, for a return or an exchange, within 14 days from
the date on which these merchandise are delivered. For details of
how to exercise this right please see our Returns Policy.
Crossword.in does not accept returns or exchanges of Gift vouchers
& Book Rewards Membership. In case we receive a cancellation
notice and the order has not been processed /approved by us, we
shall cancel the order and refund the entire amount, if any,
charged to your card. However, orders placed for the Book Rewards
Membership or gift vouchers cannot be canceled or returned. The
customer agrees not to dispute the decision made by Crossword.in
and accept Crossword.in decision regarding the cancellation.
at Crossword stores:
merchandise are returnable in our stores, to check which
merchandise cannot be returned in our stores please call our
customer care on 022 4249 8030 (10:00 am to 7:00 pm). You may
visit any Crossword store in India, and return the merchandise in
unused condition, along with the original sale invoice.
If you return
any merchandise purchased on Crossword.in at any Crossword store,
you shall be issued a Crossword credit note against receipt of the
merchandise, which may be redeemed against any purchases of an
equivalent amount from any Crossword store within 6 months.
that the original Crossword credit note must be produced while
redeeming against any purchases. We shall not be responsible in
the event the original credit note is misplaced or destroyed.
credit note can only be used to pay for purchases at Crossword
stores, and cannot be redeemed against purchases made on
The issue of
Crossword credit note, to the person returning the merchandise,
against the returned merchandise shall be sufficient discharge to
Crossword for the return of the merchandise, regardless of whether
the payment for the original purchase was made by credit/ debit
card or through any other means.
through courier collection:
against a return request made to Crossword.in customer support,
and collected by courier from the delivery address where the
merchandise was originally delivered, shall be processed only upon
receipt of the merchandise in unused condition, along with the
original sales invoice.
merchandise is received by Crossword.in, and subject to
verification of the purchase and condition of merchandise we shall
process a refund/exchange within 5 working days of receipt of the
payments charged to the Cardholder’s credit / debit card
will only be credited back to the Cardholder’s credit /
debit card account, which was used to pay for the original order.
Please note that we shall not be responsible for any delays in
credit to the Cardholder’s credit / debit card account as
that is managed by the Cardholder’s issuing bank.
merchandise can only be returned through courier collection
You agree, understand and
confirm that the credit / debit card details or other financial
details provided by you for availing of services on Crossword.in
will be correct and accurate and you shall not use the credit
/debit card or financial facility which is not lawfully owned /
obtained by you. You also understand that any financial
information submitted by you is directly received by our acquiring
bank and not taken by Crossword.in. Crossword.in will not be
liable for any credit / debit card fraud. The liability for use of
a card fraudulently will be on you and the onus to 'prove
otherwise' shall be exclusively on you. All information collected
its associated acquiring bank or financial institutions reserve
the right to recover the cost of merchandise, collection charges
and lawyers fees from persons using the Website fraudulently.
Crossword.in and its associated acquiring banks or financial
institutions reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings
against such persons for fraudulent use of the Website and any
other unlawful acts or acts or omissions in breach of these terms
When you visit the
Website or send emails to us, you are communicating with us
electronically. You consent to receive communications from us
electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by
posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements,
notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to
you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such
communications be in writing.
have made every effort to display the colors of our merchandise
that appear on the Website as accurately as possible. However, as
the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot
guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be
All reviews, comments,
feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions
disclosed, submitted or offered to Crossword.in on or by this
Website or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection
with your use of this Website (collectively, the
“Comments”) shall be and remain Crossword.in property.
Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall
constitute an assignment to Crossword.in of all worldwide rights,
titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual
properties in the Comments. Thus, Crossword.in owns exclusively all
such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any
way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments.
Crossword.in will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify,
adapt, create derivative works from, publish, display and
distribute any Comments you submit for any purpose whatsoever,
without restriction and without compensating you in any way.
Crossword.in is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain
any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay you any compensation for any
Comments; or (3) to respond to any Comments. You agree that any
Comments submitted by you to the Website will not violate this
policy or any right of any third party, including copyright,
trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s), and
will not cause injury to any person or entity. You further agree
that no Comments submitted by you to the Website will be or contain
libelous or otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive or obscene
material, or contain software viruses, political campaigning,
commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form
Crossword.in does not regularly review
posted Comments, but does reserve the right (but not the
obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Comments submitted to
the Website. You grant Crossword.in the right to use the name that
you submit in connection with any Comments. You agree not to use a
false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise
mislead as to the origin of any Comments you submit. You are and
shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you
make and you agree to indemnify Crossword.in and its affiliates for
all claims resulting from any Comments you submit. Crossword.in and
its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for
any Comments submitted by you or any third party.
Crossword.in and its
suppliers and licensors expressly reserve all intellectual
property rights in all text, programs, merchandise, processes,
technology, content and other materials, which appear on this
Website. Access to this Website does not confer and shall not be
considered as conferring upon anyone any license under any of
Crossword.in or any third party's intellectual property rights.
All rights, including copyright, in this website are owned by or
licensed to Crossword.in. Any use of this website or its contents,
including copying or storing it or them in whole or part, other
than for your own personal, non-commercial use is prohibited
without the permission of Crossword.in. You may not modify,
distribute or re-post anything on this website for any purpose.
The Crossword.in names and logos and all
related merchandise and service names, design marks and slogans
are the trademarks or service marks of Crossword Bookstores Ltd.
All other marks are the property of their respective companies. No
trademark or service mark license is granted in connection with
the materials contained on this Website. Access to this Website
does not authorize anyone to use any name, logo or mark in any
References on this Website to
any names, marks, merchandise or services of third parties or
hypertext links to third party websites or information are
provided solely as a convenience to you and do not in any way
constitute or imply Crossword.in endorsement, sponsorship or
recommendation of the third party, information, merchandise or
Crossword.in is not responsible
for the content of any third party websites and does not make any
representations regarding the content or accuracy of material on
such websites. If you decide to link to any such third party
websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
materials, including images, text, illustrations, designs, icons,
photographs, programs, music clips or downloads, video clips and
written and other materials that are part of this Website
(collectively, the 'Contents') are intended solely for personal,
non-commercial use. You may download or copy the Contents and
other downloadable materials displayed on the Website for your
personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded
materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any
such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as
noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify,
create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of
or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents,
the Website or any related software. All software used on this
Website is the property of Crossword.in or its suppliers and
protected by Indian and international copyright laws. The Contents
and software on this Website may be used only as a shopping
resource. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification,
distribution, transmission, republication, display, or
performance, of the Contents on this Website is strictly
prohibited. Unless otherwise noted, all Contents are copyrights,
trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned,
controlled or licensed by Crossword.in ,one of its affiliates or
by third parties who have licensed their materials to Crossword.in
and are protected by Indian and international copyright laws. The
compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of
all Contents on this Website is the exclusive property of
Crossword.in and is also protected by Indian and international
You understand that
by using this Website or any services provided on the Website, you
may encounter Content that may be deemed by some to be offensive,
indecent, or objectionable, which Content may or may not be
identified as such. You agree to use the Website and any service at
your sole risk and that to the fullest extent permitted under
applicable law, Crossword.in and its affiliates shall have no
liability to you for Content that may be deemed offensive,
indecent, or objectionable to you.
agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Crossword.in, its
employees, directors, officers, agents and their successors and
assigns from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages,
losses, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees, caused by
or arising out of claims based upon your actions or inactions,
which may result in any loss or liability to Crossword.in or any
third party including but not limited to breach of any warranties,
representations or undertakings or in relation to the
non-fulfillment of any of your obligations under this User
Agreement or arising out of your violation of any applicable laws,
regulations including but not limited to Intellectual Property
Rights, payment of statutory dues and taxes, claim of libel,
defamation, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of
service by other subscribers and infringement of intellectual
property or other rights. This clause shall survive the expiry or
termination of this User Agreement.
This User Agreement is effective unless
and until terminated by either you or Crossword.in. You may
terminate this User Agreement at any time by informing us in
writing through Indian postal system by registered post, that you
no longer wish to be associated with this website, provided that
you discontinue any further use of this Website.
terminate this User Agreement at any time and may do so
immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the
Website. Such termination will be without any liability to
Crossword.in. Upon any termination of the User Agreement by either
you or Crossword.in, you must promptly destroy all materials
downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Website, as well as all
copies of such materials, whether made under the User Agreement or
otherwise. Crossword.in’s right to any Comments shall
survive any termination of this User Agreement. Any such
termination of the User Agreement shall not cancel your obligation
to pay for the merchandise already ordered from the Website or
affect any liability that may have arisen under the User
of Liability and Disclaimers
is provided without any warranties or guarantees and in an
“As Is” condition. You must bear the risks associated
with the use of the Website.
provides content from other Internet websites or resources and
while Crossword.in tries to ensure that material included on the
Website is correct, reputable and of high quality, it cannot
accept responsibility if this is not the case. Crossword.in will
not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results
obtained from the use of such information or for any technical
problems you may experience with the Website.
disclaimer does not apply to any merchandise warranty offered by
the manufacturer of the merchandise as specified in the
merchandise specifications. This disclaimer constitutes an
essential part of this User Agreement.
the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, Crossword.in or
its group/ affiliates companies or its suppliers shall not be
liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or
exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss
of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising
out of or in connection with the Website, its services or this
Without prejudice to the
generality of the section above, the total liability of
Crossword.in to you for all liabilities arising out of this User
Agreement be it in tort or contract is limited to the amount
charged to you, against the value of the merchandise ordered by
Crossword.in, its associates and
technology partners make no representations or warranties about
the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness and/or
timeliness of any content, information, software, text, graphics,
links or communications provided on or through the use of the
Website or that the operation of the Website will be error free
and/or uninterrupted. Consequently, Crossword.in assumes no
liability whatsoever for any monetary or other damage suffered by
you on account of the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption
of any data or other information transmitted in connection with
use of the Website; and/or any interruption or errors in the
operation of the Website.
are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security
of the Website, including, without limitation,
not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which
you are not authorized to access;
probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to
breach security or authentication measures without proper
interfere with service to any other user, host or network,
including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to
the Website, overloading, 'flooding,' 'spamming', 'mail bombing'
unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of
merchandise or services; or
TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any
email or newsgroup posting.
of system or network security may result in civil or criminal
liability. Crossword.in will investigate occurrences that may
involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law
enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in
such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or
routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper
working of this Website or any activity being conducted on this
Website. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any
engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism
(including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars
or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Website other
than the search engine and search agents available from
Crossword.in on this Website and other than generally available
third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft
If any part of this agreement
is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to
applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty
disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the
invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed to be superseded
by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the
intent of the original provision and the remainder of the
agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified
herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between
you and Crossword.in with respect to the Crossword.in
websites/services and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous
communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written,
between you and Crossword.in with respect to the Crossword.in
websites/services. Crossword.in failure to act with respect to a
breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with
respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
We do not sell or rent your
personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes
without your explicit consent and we only use your information as
privacy as a very important community principle. We understand
clearly that you and your Information is one of our most important
assets. We store and process your Information on computers located
in India and abroad that are protected by physical as well as
technological security devices. We use third parties to verify and
certify our privacy principles. If you object to your Information
being transferred or used in this way please do not use the
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This User Agreement shall be construed
in accordance with the applicable laws of India. The Courts at
Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any proceedings arising
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A pilot—the narrator—crashes in the Sahara Desert, miles from any habitation, and is worrying over his predicament. A little blonde boy, the little prince approaches him and asks him to draw a ‘little lamb’ and follows it up with a ‘lot of questions’. The little prince has left the safety of his tiny planet, Asteroid 325, and is on an odyssey through the universe to cure his loneliness. His journey culminates on planet earth where he comes across the oddities of adult behaviour through a series of unusual events.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's (1900-1944) The Little Prince, first published in 1943 remains the most translated book in the French language and an enduring classic. The questions posed by the little prince and the responses he receives from ‘grown-ups’ mirror real world scenarios. These reflections make this novella a philosophical work relevant for both young and old.
George Orwell’s classic satire, Animal Farm, is an account of a rebellion and struggle initiated by a group of farm animals which transforms Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm into Animal Farm. This is a democratic society based on the philosophy that All Animals Are Created Equal. But is it all that it looks like?
As strikingly contemporary today as it was when first published in August 1945, Orwell’s novella makes us witness the degeneration of the most idealistic of organisations when unrestricted power corrupts the most charismatic of leaders, turning them oppressors.
In itself a delightful humourous read, Animal Farm presents a moral true for all time.
A ragtag group of friends are planning a bank heist to end their cash crunch. Novices to crime, they are driven more by emotions than skill – their plan seems fool proof, or so they think.
In another part of the city, a gang of seasoned dacoits has botched up a job and now owes money to the local crime lord. They have to either pay up or pay for it with their lives – and time is running out …
In a bizarre twist of fate, both these groups are brought face-to-face. Trapped in a situation beyond the realm of their planning and experience, they must think on their feet, form quick alliances and rally behind an unlikely leader.
Set against the backdrop of Chennai, where men sing gaana songs in kuppams (fishing hamlets) nestled against swanky glass-fronted
buildings and life-size cut-outs of film stars and politicians, a story of love, greed, friendship, fate and the absurdity of the human condition unfolds.
Along a flavour trail...
The thought that I should record these recipes was first suggested by my children, Anil and Radhika, way back in 2006. Both are big time foodies. They can smell a failed dish from a mile away, particularly when it is Karwari cuisine. That’s because they take after the typically Karwari Saraswat side of the family, every member of which is a staunch follower of the philosophy ‘Live to Eat’. So I began writing down recipes in 2006, but the effort never really took off until after Radhika’s marriage in 2015. She flew to San Francisco to join her husband Vineet, also a foodie. Answering her questions over the phone and on FaceTime, I realised that it did make sense to write down whatever I had mastered over decades.
I finally decided that it was not such a bad idea after all to dig out my old recipe notes and make a compilation. Some traditional Karwari foods and a few other styles that I have perfected over the years have helped me pass off as a good cook with my family and friends. To introduce as much precision as possible, I cooked each dish again and again, recording each step methodically. I realised how in mundane matters - such as everyday cooking - there is a wealth of detail, seemingly obvious and simple, but in fact so elusive and complex. Small things make all the difference! I hope I have captured some of these nuances for all of you who yearn to become good hosts and homemakers.
- Sudha Kamat
In Two Leaves And A Bud, M. A. Chacko shares his rich insights into the lives of the Syrian Christian community of India. Three distinct stories weave their magic in this novel: The first, The Faithful Husband, stars Seby, a true Sunday Christian, who has acquired land from the Malabar Namboodiris and contrives to retain the land for his family, using any means.
The protagonist of the second book is a young Catholic boy from Kerala, who sets off for greener pastures to earn a living as a construction worker. Chacko fluently discusses the interplay of family, values, society, marriage, dowry, and property on the day-to-day life of the community.
The Holiday, the final book in this trilogy, is a day in the life of Raymond, who wanders through old haunts in Goa on his day off. With its leisurely pace and graceful style, The Holiday gently touches ethics, culture, politics and religion in this multi-cultural tourist hotspot.
The insects that live in ultra-successful actor Bibly Bob’s mansion just want a normal life. But with their population shrinking, their food supply vanishing, and their hideout teetering at the edge of being discovered, they have no choice but to venture out into the open. Three brave friends, Plutoworm the earthworm, Cattercave the caterpillar, and Mosqueeto the mosquito set out to save the insect race, but their mission goes horribly wrong as they somehow end up trapped in the depths of Bibly Bob’s body! Will they be able to brave the unknown and make it in time to save their friends and family before it’s too late?
Filled with friendship, love, and sacrifice, Inside A Body narrates the story of the humble insects we see every day, but hardly notice.
Yahaira thinks she knows who conducts the air raids. But these days, one can’t be sure. Maybe it’s the ISIS, the Syrian government, or the rebels. As bombs after bombs are being dropped around their shelter, she looks at her brother and their bawling mother. How long can they survive in this filth?
Did they do something wrong? Did they kill innocents, slaughter humans, or murder the poor? Did they rape women, mutilate children, torture slaves? From the alleyways of Aleppo to the treacherous Mediterranean Sea, Yahaira asks herself the same questions over and over again. They are being punished for something they don’t know about. Maybe it will always be this way.
Based on the refugee crisis currently ongoing in Syria and beautifully encapsulating destroyed edifices and torn lives, Escaped – The Ballad of a Syrian Refugee summarises what it is like to live in troubled lands in troubled times.
Compiling a book inspired by her experiments with chocolate was a logical next step. Having conducted several dozen chocolate making workshops for every age group and having organised plenty of chocolate theme parties, events and experiences with chocolate as the focus, Zeba realised that chocolate is the ingredient best loved by home bakers and budding chefs. She has therefore authored CHOCOLATE, which is filled with simple, delicious and easy to make recipes. She hopes the book brings readers as much joy as eating chocolate does.
Getting admission to a US college post high school requires systematic
groundwork. Planning for the admission begins right at the start of the
high school, four years before the wards actually land on foreign shores;
often a crucial decision, involving separation, distance and finances
which entwines the whole family. While information is easy to come by at the click of a mouse, the sheer abundance of suggestions, the new terminology and processes can become overwhelming for parents entering the zone.
The authors, Shalu Gupta and Sonali Mohan, friends who supported their children during their preparations towards their applications and admission in the US, bring to you this essential guide. What started as a journey based on their experiences, the insights that came by way of advising friends and the feedback and inputs received from the network of students and parents who they assisted evolved into a career as admission consultants. Their experience has been supplemented by professional training under the aegis of College Board and the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions.
In the 2nd edition of the book now titled The Updated Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to US Undergraduate Admissions, Gupta and Mohan, unravel the ‘madness and confusion’ of the admission process with detailed procedures and crucial tips, literally from the ‘horse’s mouth’.
The book is a 'tool-kit'—a good starting point to navigate the seemingly circuitous and unfamiliar process which will amply support your admission goals.
On transcending into a virtual simulation, humanity builds the near-perfect society of Eutopia, where each individual has power worthy of the gods, yet none may trample on the rights of others.
Ignoring the norm of the Coupling Season, a process which uses surveillance and algorithm to pair individuals with their perfect romantic partners, Destiny and Descartes “fall in love”. Their union is an ordinary one, with 21st century problems, in a time where every other sorrow has been eliminated.
Will they remain bound to the vows made to each other in the infancy of their immortal lives? Will Destiny recognize the vision of who she is meant to be as true, when chance presents him to her? Will Descartes accept his higher purpose of serving Eutopia?
Children start their travels in the blissful kingdom of Shambala, a beautiful land, where they are protected and taken care of. They enter Shambala as little infants, trusting their parents and caregivers. The children continue on their journey, skipping along the path till they reach a dark forbidding gate, which like some powerful vacuum sucks them inside and into the next kingdom of Dystopia. I am their guide there and I will oversee their journey in this new land.
In his latest book, Manoj Jain discusses themes of childhood pain, growing up, teenage angst, role identities and parenting.
The story, guided by the spirit of Dystopia, is set in a small dinner party, a reunion among five friends. During the course of the evening, they uncover the source of various past wounds and resolve why a young girl had to kill herself at eighteen.