Author speaks

  This week, we had author and former Chief Economic Advisor of the Government of India, Arvind Subramanian have a riveting discussion with French economist Thomas Piketty, author of Capital and Ideology and many other bestselling books.  Watch their conversation here:   Following are some of the key takeaways from...

  Most writers have, in some way or the other, struggled with how to further the plot of their story. To help out with this all too familiar problem, Srishti Chaudhary, author of several short stories on the Juggernaut App, Once Upon a Curfew, and upcoming Lallan Sweets, takes us through her super helpful writing...

Vaibhav Datar is a mid-life coach and author of the bestselling book Simplify Your Life. In his #ReadInstead Litfest session, he shared with us 3 secrets that will help us simplify our lives. During this lockdown, let’s take Vaibhav’s help to introspect, reevaluate our lives, and improve ourselves. Key...

Tony Joseph, author of Early Indians, gave a super enlightening #ReadInstead Lit fest Masterclass on ‘Who Are Our Ancestors, And Where We Came From’. His book Early Indians has won several awards like Atta Galatta Bangalore Lit fest Award for Best Non-Fiction Book 2019, the TATA Lit Live! Book of the Year Award...

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...