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‘So? What are you getting me for the Mother’s day?’ The younger one was feeling unwell and so was bundled up in a blanket and the older one was sprawled on the floor with Gabbar. ‘What now?’ That seems to the younger one’s favourite phrase nowadays. ‘Never mind.’ I pretended to sigh and look sad. ‘Well, you have been...

पवन गोयल  एक पार्ट टाइम लेखक हैं, “आज सिराहने ” सोशल ग्रुप पर उनकी कुछ रचनाएँ प्रकाशित हो चुकी हैं, वह मानते हैं कि कहानी...

We had a great time reading all the stories of our ‘Relationship Status: Complicated’ writing contest. A little romance here, a little humour there – each one was special in its own way and our judges had a tough time deciding the winner. Each entry was so good! The contest was judged by Debeshi Gooptu, author of many...

Who were the original  Indians? Tony Joseph speaks about the genetics of Indians. . . This is a conversation based on Tony’s new book Early Indians Parth:  If one had to simply answer, who are the ancestors of the modern day North Indians, what would you say, who are they? Tony Joseph: Until around 2000 BCE, what we...

India is in the middle of an independence movement. For women. As the country marches forward with high economic growth rates, millions of women in cities have come out of their homes. They go to colleges, universities, IITs and IIMs. They can be seen on the streets, in buses, metros, offices, malls, movie halls,...

We live in a time where we have thousands of stories available to read every month, both online and offline. Everyone has a story and 7 billion people in the world means just as many stories. But that said, logically, there are only 8 different types of stories to be told in this world. For me, a bestselling novel is...

Gautam Bhattacharya has covered more than 150 Test matches, 700 one-dayers and 12 World Cups. He has followed Sourav Ganguly’s career ever since he made his Ranji Trophy debut.

It’s not easy to build a recurring protagonist for a series. The entire weight of whether you will get a chance to write multiple books or stories with one protagonist, rests on how well you have managed to sketch that one character. Our aim is to create a protagonist which will win over the readers and compel them...

“Your style of writing is too classy for the content you wrote. It was too smart for a romcom.” This is what a friend wrote to me after reading my book. I get her point. For that’s the general impression. What’s there to a love story, after all? Boy meets girl, spark/drama/conflict/tension. Love suffers, love...

Dear fellow Indian Mothers, I believe no mother asks her child to hate another child. So it was disturbing and shocking when Zareen told me, ‘My little one is only six-and-a-half years old and was hit in school for being a Muslim.’ A student sitting on the same bench as her daughter, Samaira, asked her,...