#ReadWomen: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Two days ago, the sage handed me the tome he had been composing for decades. ‘It’s my life’s work,’ he said, and a strange look flashed across his face, one I wouldn’t have expected. It was part shyness and part desire  for  approbation.  But  why  should  the  great  Valmiki  want approval from me, a queen… Continue reading #ReadWomen: The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

#ReadWomen: The Music of Solitude by Krishna Sobti

Excerpted from Krishna Sobti’s The Music of Solitude, translated from the Hindi by Vasudha Dalmia, out now in a special Harper Perennial keepsake edition.   Aranya began to pull on her socks. Have your shoes been hurting you? No. The grass was wet and I needed to protect my shoes. So I carried them in… Continue reading #ReadWomen: The Music of Solitude by Krishna Sobti

#ReadWomen: Walking in Clouds by Kavitha Yaga Buggana

After a light lunch of rice, chicken and omelettes, we begin our trek. Over the next six days we will follow the path of the Karnali and its tributaries, until we reach the Tibet border. This will end the first leg of our trek. Then we will drive to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash, where… Continue reading #ReadWomen: Walking in Clouds by Kavitha Yaga Buggana

#ReadWomen: The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a D*ck bycAlexandra Reinwarth

Not giving a crap about your looks in general. Looks are a tricky issue. I remember a lightbulb moment when, as a teenager, I went shopping with my mother. All of a sudden, she stopped and looked at me completely flabbergasted – she had realised that on this lovely afternoon in this busy shopping centre… Continue reading #ReadWomen: The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a D*ck bycAlexandra Reinwarth

#ReadWomen: Nightmarch by Alpa Shah

Two nights into my stay at the guerrilla camp, I realised that Gyanji would be walking from Bihar, with a platoon, back to Lalgaon in Jharkhand where I had come from and where I had lived for the previous year and a half. There, in the surrounding forests, a similar State-level Committee meeting for that… Continue reading #ReadWomen: Nightmarch by Alpa Shah

#ReadWomen: The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

Now, I move constantly under cover of darkness and commit acts of subterfuge like the daughter of a thief. I surrender to the carnal like the daughter of a dancer. I scatter enigmas like the daughter of a shell-reader. I swallow the ocean in my dreams like the daughter of a diver. And still, I… Continue reading #ReadWomen: The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

#ReadWomen: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

EXCUSE 4: I’M NOT ENOUGH TO SUCCEED I’ve talked a lot in my writings and my speaking about my lifelong battle with not feeling good enough. It is one of the topics I get the most notes about, so I know I’m not alone with those insecurities. For many of us, the list of not… Continue reading #ReadWomen: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

#FirstLook | The Reason is You by Nikita Singh

When he arrived at the restaurant, Siddhant was happy to find that he was a few minutes early. The last thing he needed on a first date was to be late and have to make excuses. Besides, he liked this girl, and wanted to make a good first impression. Just as he pulled out his… Continue reading #FirstLook | The Reason is You by Nikita Singh

Bestselling author, Nikita Singh’s heart-warming new novel, The Reason Is You, will release on this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is time to curl up with stories that pull at your heartstrings. HarperCollins India brings you bestselling author, Nikita Singh’s new novel, The Reason Is You, a book about emotional health, heartache and second chances. A compelling love story that is all about raw emotions and real relationships,… Continue reading Bestselling author, Nikita Singh’s heart-warming new novel, The Reason Is You, will release on this Valentine’s Day