Posts Tagged ‘write’

Akriti is a journalist with aspirations of being the next Mindy Kaling. She can be found spending all her money on buying books or buying pizzas. Her story ‘Biting Apples’ has been chosen as the Editor’s Pick of the Week. Read it here . Juggernaut had a conversation with Akriti about her story.   Your story is...

  It was an awesome time reading all the entries of the ‘Friends Like Family’ writing contest, and choosing is always hard, as talent is everywhere!  But after great deliberation, our judges have finally settled upon one entry which triumphed over all the others to rise as the winning entry of the contest. The...

Vrinda Baliga finds the real world a fascinating place, but is equally content to remain immersed in the imaginary worlds of the stories she reads and writes. She is the author of the short story collection ‘Name, Place, Animal, Thing’. Her stories have won prizes and recognition, and appeared in literary magazines...

In the literary world, you’re spoilt for choice. Whatever your taste, more often than not, when you walk into a bookshop, you’ll find it. In the process of doing so, you gravitate towards a particular category- for example, fiction or non-fiction, travel writing, self-help, and so on. This is where the concept of...

So you have finished your first draft. You have given it your all. Now is the time to self-edit. Why? Because you get no more than a few minutes to woo a commissioning editor. Because it is your responsibility to present a neat, smooth and strong manuscript. Because even if you plan to hire someone to edit your work,...

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...

It’s amusing how easily accessible smoking rooms are in the world, isn’t it? Law had made sure that when one gets an uncontrollable urge to light a cigarette, one wouldn’t have to wait for too long to enjoy the puffs in peace. Imagine if all those smoking chambers were replaced with reading rooms! It’s a...

For over twenty-five years, every time I read a good book, I wistfully told myself, someday, I too would write a story. I knew there was a story (if not a few) in me. It just needed, I convinced myself, the right time. Now and every moment, I deluded myself with ‘I have a full-time job, a fuller time wife and...