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“If Swapnil Bhatnagar was in a fairy tale, his house would be built of books instead of chocolate. He loves to write about relationships with their subtle shifts and twists. He believes that the setting of a story is a also a character within it, and should be developed with as much love as any of the characters. He is...

Even though real-life journalists’ journey is different from their portrayal in movies and novels, it by no means is without risks and instances of heroism. With my novel ‘Tears for Strangers’ is about an intrepid journalist Nimisha Raste who goes to great lengths to break a murder story. While researching about...

‘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...