Posts Tagged ‘amateur writer’

Dhanya enjoys good reads and savors poetry. Books and the feeling of transforming brewed thoughts into words is what interests her about writing. She has studied engineering and has worked as an assistant professor. Her story ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’ is a fast-paced thriller with Zaira, a smart RIW agent at its...

When I was in college, my friends and I would pass around romance novels to each other on the sly, hoping our English teachers wouldn’t spot us reading these juicy novels and give us a hard time. Romance novels were generally considered trashy although no teacher expressly told us not to read them. They were...

When we started and where we are now We’ve had a great year with the Juggernaut Writing Platform. We launched it in May this year and have seen a massive organic growth. Over 35000 stories were uploaded and 10 contracts have been given out. The platform has become our happy place to find new talent from all over the...

We got to read some amazing stories in the Times LitFest contest winners. Have a look at the top 3 entries of the contest: That Girl is Trouble by Divya Anand The winning entry of the contest, That Girl is Trouble is a very balanced, yet eye-opening take on a phenomenon we are all too familiar with. Divya has won...

We’re delighted to announce our association with the Times LitFest 2017 on Dec 15th-17th in Mumbai. As part of this collaboration, we’re launching the Juggernaut Writing Contest. The rules are simple – Entries have to be submitted on the writing platform (write.juggernaut.in) or emailed to...

When I was nine, a classmate of mine bought a shiny, new copy of Harry Potter, flashing it in my face. I took my parents to the bookstore the very same day and never really looked back. Except for the odd phase where I thought my future lies in being a space scientist and the next Kalpana Chawla, I’ve wanted to be a...

Imagine you’re reading a book set in India in 2017, and you arrive at this passage. Dad was looking at his phone, chuckling at one of those American chat show hosts lambasting President Trump. This was the right time. “Dad,” I said. He looked up. “I want some money … for, um, notebooks,” I said. He...

There is a buzz in the fiction writer’s community as the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us. Every year in November, many aspiring writers take the challenge of completing a minimum 50,000 word first draft of their novel in one month. This challenge has produced success stories like Water for...

Tashan Mehta was awarded the Sangam House Writer’s Residency in 2015, and has been longlisted for the TFA prize for fiction for two years. Her writing has appeared in literary journals such as OUT OF PRINT and NOTES, an Oxbridge publication. The Liar’s Weave is her first novel. Give us the origin story of The...

Vismay Harani’s The UnRobot is about a time when robots reign supreme, humanity is enslaved and a desperate plan to overthrow the robots is hatched. While he may be Vismay Harani to outside world, those closest to him call him ‘Alienman’. He has tried to provoke a fat spider to bite him so that he could be a friendly,...