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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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For books to sell, the desire to read needs to be created: Gaurav Sabharwal, Prakash Books

Book distributors are crucial in the supply chain of books from publishers to readers. Gaurav Sabharwal steers Prakash Books, one of India’s leading distributors of trade fiction and non-fiction. With offices in Daryaganj, the heart of the books’ business in northern India, he has witnessed a sea of changes in the business over the past…… Continue reading For books to sell, the desire to read needs to be created: Gaurav Sabharwal, Prakash Books

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‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

It’s 1510. The Portuguese arrive in Goa armed with guns, swords and crucifixes to the agricultural village of Adolshi, where Hindus have been living peacefully. A sense of foreboding fills them as tigers prowl, cow bones appear in wells, chariot wheels break on festival day. The Portuguese king has licensed Jesuits to take over and…… Continue reading ‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

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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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‘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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‘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