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For the second week of the #ReadInstead Literary Festival we had Amitabh Bagchi, author of DSC prize winning book Half The Night is Gone, give a deeply engaging and informed writing workshop on how to write literary prose apt for both fiction writers and prose readers.  Key takeaways:  Bagchi uses the example of a...

For today’s #ReadInstead Lit Fest session, we had Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have a super intriguing conversation about the potential effects of Covid-19 on the world economy. Click here to watch their session. Their book Good Economics for Hard Times is one of the most relevant books to pick...

For today’s session of our #ReadInstead Litfest we had Sanket Pai talking about how to manage your anxieties and fear based thinking. Sanket Pai is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. He is a writer, a Tedx speaker, a certified Leap Ahead and Human Potential Coach, and an EFT practitioner. He takes us through a...

For today’s session of the #ReadInstead Lit fest, author Amish Tripathi talked about the books he is currently reading. Amish is a 1974-born, IIM (Kolkata)-educated, boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a...

  For today’s #ReadInstead Litfest session, we had Manu S Pillai, author of Rebel Sultans, give us a fantastic lowdown of the untold story of India’s Rebel Sultans. You can now read about his intriguing session here:  Rebel Sultans is a book of history that is limited to the region that we call Deccan which is...

Today’s #ReadInstead Lit fest session introduced by Yamini Aiyar, saw Shyam Saran and Shivshankar Menon have the most insightful conversation on the issues and solutions for the present and future in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read their astute conversation below: The coronavirus hit a world that is deeply...

Key takeaways from Neharika Gupta’s #ReadInstead Lit Fest Writing Workshop on how to write a Millennial Story. Neharika Gupta is the author of Adulting. Here are some key takeaways from her writing workshop: Crafting a millennial character The millennials and Gen Z of the 21st century must relate with the...

This Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce that Juggernaut Books will be publishing writer, professor and theatre director Tahira Kashyap Khurrana’s new book: The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman. Written in her witty perceptive voice, the book will be an anthem for every woman. The book will be published...

जब से लल्लू तिवारी का नाती पुत्ती ननिहाल आया है, तब से रामरती की जान सांसत में पड़ गयी है। बमुश्किल सात आठ साल के पुत्ती ने...

Ever wondered how a writer could have created the next best groundbreaking tech app? The story of Granthika is as interesting as the nail-biting plot of Vikram Chandra’s books. For only a writer can understand how difficult it is to keep tabs on every event, scene and structure of the book they are trying to write...