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Children S Fiction
Books  /  Published 02.10.20

Harshikaa Udasi on writing for children

Formerly a journalist, Harshikaa Udasi’s first book for children, Kittu’s Very Mad Day, won the FICCI Publishing Awards 2017 for the Best Children’s Book. Her latest venture Friends ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.09.20

Two amphibians’ secret of togetherness

In the list of great friendships in children’s literature, Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad — they completed 50 years of togetherness recently — ought to sit right at the top. A cl...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

In the chocolate river a savage beauty hides

Birthdays are usually considered fitting occasions for cake, which means that it would be apt to consume a slice — or, perhaps, all — of the legendarily decadent chocolate cake from M...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 05.09.20

How Greg Heffley happened

Rowley has always been Greg’s sidekick whose character was never the hero who naughty kids would be inspired by. What led you to build him into a hero (literally!) and give him his own series? ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 24.07.20

Baby steps towards a better world

It would be difficult to differentiate between sinner and saint among the gods. Consider Saturn — he swallowed his offspring soon after their birth. Then there is Shiva: the temperamental deity ...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 21.12.18

Crime, punishment and the Grimm brothers

Once upon a time, there were two brothers whose family fell into hardship after their father died suddenly, leaving them utterly penniless. So it was determined that they would go out into the world t...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 19.03.20

An evening with Ruskin Bond

If you have grown up as an ardent reader, you’ve more than likely been a Ruskin Bond fan as well. Perhaps India’s most-loved children’s author, Bond was at the Storyteller Bookstore, VIP Bazaar,...
By Vedant Karia in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

Lusty blows from the hammer of morality

In 1954, the American psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham, emerged as a mighty adversary to the comic book industry with the publication of Seduction of the Innocent. As strange as it may seem today to fans...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 21.02.19

More types of lies than Pinocchio knew

There are two kinds of lies, according to Carlo Collodi, the author of The Adventures of Pinocchio, which was originally published as a book 136 years ago this month. There are lies with short legs ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 06.03.20

Singular abandon

Munro Leaf’s cult classic, The Story of Ferdinand, received a fabulous after-life in Chetla Krishti Sansad’s latest production, Fear-de-anando, performed for the first time in the latest edition o...
By Dipankar Sen in


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