Reading/Writing

10 celebrities from across the country have come together to narrate parts of the classic Tagore story, Kabuliwalah. Watch the latest videos here.

Everyday we will do a call out for a new part to be read. You can submit a video of your reading of the story by emailing us at contact@juggernaut.in.

About the story Kabuliwallah is a Bengali short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892. The story is about a dry fruit seller from Kabul, who comes to Calcutta to sell his wares. There he becomes friends with a five-year-old girl Mini from a bhadralok family. The story has been made into popular films in both...

Submissions guidelines Ensure you are reading the extract we share on our blog and our social media only Make sure the audio and video quality of the recording is great. Minimise ambient noise, keep the camera steady and record in natural light. Send in your recording with this subject line: “One story one nation...

Karunanidhi, or ‘Kaliagnar’ as was hailed by his followers, was one of India’s most powerful Chief Ministers. Read on to know why he was one of the greatest statesmen India has ever seen –  The DMK chief was just 14 when he entered politics and was the leader of the DMK for over 40 years. He was five times chief...

  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...

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 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...

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...