Posts Tagged ‘Children’s writing’

Reading all the entries sent for the kids writing contest was really fun. Short, humorous, simple, sweet, funny – in other words everything that a child would enjoy. However, the winner could only be one. Our judges have chosen Not From Mama’s Tummy by Mallika Ravikumar. Not From Mama’s Tummy by Mallika Ravikumar The...

Ankit hails from Lalitpur, a sleepy little town in central India. Writing and telling short stories and poetry brings him comfort. As a Ph.D. scholar, he gets to spend a lot of time with children in government schools of India, listening to their stories and learning from them about life. At the moment, he is in...

When picking books for children, a lot of parents seem to be guided by age, gender and use (does it teach something? does it transmit good values?). And by ‘brands’–Harry Potter is recommended for everyone from five and up! As is poor Dickens. The one thing which seems to be left out rather often is what the...

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...

Sayoni Basu on the 10 girls from Indian children's books who are simply outstanding!

A good book reminds children to be mindful, to respect people. There’s nothing revolutionary about that; it is boring and mundane, but it is the way to live and be.

In conversation with Nagesh Kukunoor and Anushka Ravishankar about Dhanak, the award-winning children's film

A conversation with Sayoni Basu, publisher at Duckbill, on why Indian teens don't read too many homegrown authors, and publishing for children in India.

A writer of children's books is given just seven days to do what feels like the impossible.