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By Preethi Venugopala On the 28th of July, 2018, I conducted a creative writing workshop at Atta Galatta in association with Juggernaut books. The aim of the workshop was to give a jumpstart to writers who were keen on getting their creativity flow through short stories. It was my first time facing creative...

A story about a boy wizard was written twenty years ago, and the world was never quite the same again. Harry Potter is now one of the biggest brands in the world, with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone being one of the nine books in the world which have sold more than a hundred million copies. But what is it...

Ancient tales of wisdom, kingship and honour Why did the gods and the asuras churn the ocean? How did Vishwamitra and Vasishtha become enemies for life? Who brought the heavenly river Ganga down to earth? Why did King Trishanku end up hanging upside down? How did Kacha emerge from his teacher’s stomach? For the...

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...

There’s something about same-sex love. For those who know its magic, it’s liberating when books and movies celebrate it. For the others, it’s an almost voyeuristic experience – to read about feminine bodies that curve into each other, to imagine what an orgasm with another woman would be like, to be intensely...

With the Supreme Court of India declaring that it is going to re-examine Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises same-sex relationships, it has become more than important now to bring the issues of the LGBTQ community to the mainstream. And what better way is there to foster empathy than through...

We got to read some amazing, motivating and outstanding stories in our Sheroes #SheWrites Challenge. It was a tough time for the judges to decide upon the winner. All entries were so good. So, at the end, our judges have finally decided upon ten winning entries for the contest. All the winning entries will be...

Authors and writers are amongst the most coveted group that are revered and admired for their wise words on Twitter. So, here I have 9 of the most sought-after Indian authors that you must follow for your dose of Twittered wisdom. Ashwin Sanghi  @ashwinsanghi Ashwin Sanghi is a renowned author who is named as the...

Let me open my list with a dodgy but enjoyable choice. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice is the first-ever vampire novel I read and it features the fabulous Vampire Lestat switching bodies with a psychic who refuses to switch back. Is it really a retelling of a myth? Well, sort of. It is a vampire story and a...

Feminism is always a hot topic, be it in news or be it in movies. Feminism is trending! So, here we bring to you a list of movies that is a must watch for every feminist out there. From the role of a mother to fighting for one’s own rights independent woman, these movies depict the different roles and shades of a...