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Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

This month, HarperCollins India publishes Trisha Bora’s debut novel, What Kitty Did.  Trisha isn’t new to the world of books and writing—she studied English Literature at Miranda House, and has worked in Indian publishing over the past several years. At the moment, she is a commissioning editor at Juggernaut Books. In this email interview with…… Continue reading Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

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Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs

Tell us a bit about the genesis of Served with Love. P: In my opinion, all stories begin around food. Actually, good stories begin around good food. I remember reading a post on Facebook that said ‘No great story begins with that one time I was eating a salad’. I laughed so hard at that.…… Continue reading Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs

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Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

Ajeet Sharma, the author of the novel Three Marketeers (published jointly by HarperCollins India and Black Ink) is a marketing expert, a business school professor, and a keen follower of trends and action in the business world. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. In his career, spanning more than…… Continue reading Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

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Meet the Writer Who Travelled Across the World to Trace the Women of the Rani Jhansi Regiment

At a time when topics such as feminism and women’s empowerment are slowly permeating into public discussions and debates in mainstream media, it’s a sad reality that an incredible chapter about India’s women during the Indian independence movement is merely glossed over in history books prescribed by the country’s academia. Which is why Vera Hildebrand’s…… Continue reading Meet the Writer Who Travelled Across the World to Trace the Women of the Rani Jhansi Regiment

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Here’s the Best of Our International New Releases to Kickstart Your New Year

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley Magonia captured the hearts of both contemporary and fantasy readers, thanks to its distinct John Green-meets-Neil Gaiman tone. Aerie expands on much of the political intrigue and history introduced in Magonia, and gives the reader a glimpse into everyday Magonian life. In Magonia, earth-bound Aza discovered that she’d been living in…… Continue reading Here’s the Best of Our International New Releases to Kickstart Your New Year

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‘Society is far more liberal and advanced than our law’: Vasudhendra

When Vasudhendra published Mohanaswamy (2013), the first collection of gay short stories in Kannada, it created a stir in the literary world. The book came as a cultural shock to many, not only for its subject but also because it revealed the sexual identity of the writer. By then, Vasudhendra had established himself as a…… Continue reading ‘Society is far more liberal and advanced than our law’: Vasudhendra

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Q&A | Yashodhara Lal Talks about How Love Can Find You, Even at The Workplace

Yashodhara Lal is amazing. She works full-time, manages one husband, three kids, a helping of maids, writes one bestseller every year and goes to town proactively to promote it. Not many Indian writers are able to balance so many roles, and so efficiently. Her first book, Just Married Please Excuse marked her arrival as a fresh…… Continue reading Q&A | Yashodhara Lal Talks about How Love Can Find You, Even at The Workplace

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PREVIEW | Indian Writing: Five Hot New Releases for Your Bookshelf

PREVIEW | Indian Writing: Five Hot New Releases for Your Bookshelf    From the author of the award-winning graphic novel Simian, comes an electrifying new fantasy adventure. Cartoonist and film-maker Vikram Balagopal’s latest book is an exciting read! Akila Raina, the principal’s precocious daughter, was only ten when she disappeared. Shyam, who was with her…… Continue reading PREVIEW | Indian Writing: Five Hot New Releases for Your Bookshelf

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‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil

‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil In 2008, Amruta Patil broke new ground in Indian English storytelling with her compelling graphic novel debut, Kari. Then in 2012, she uncovered Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, a most exquisite retelling of the first book…… Continue reading ‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil

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The Silliest Autobiography in the World – Winning Story

Like Dickens, I was born, except without a caul. Whether or not I am the heroine of my own story is for you to decide. In 2012, I moved from Magnolia, Texas to Mumbai, India; that’s when the silliness started. My days were filled with futile attempts to hear the difference between d se darawaja…… Continue reading The Silliest Autobiography in the World – Winning Story