Category: Writing

Moments of Wonder

Mumbai born author Mahtab Narsimhan immigrated to Canada in 1997. She started her career as an Account Executive in the IT Industry. In 2003, after her father passed away of cancer, Mahtab started recording memorable incidents about her life back in India. She was always an avid reader and enjoyed the fantasy/science-fiction genre. This got…

Making a Mark

Author Mira Jacob wrote her first book at age 7. It was called “The Fox and The Crow” and consisted of some of her favorite poems that she had written up till then. She would happily hand this over to every person who visited her house. This was about the same time in her life…

Sunday Reading

    . . Ismita Tandon Dhankher likes to call herself a ‘Lesser known Poetess’ and is passionate about poetry. She graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai and went on to pursue an MBA degree. After a brief but highly successful stint in the forex division of Thomas Cook, Mumbai, Ismita decided writing was her true…

Cool. Hilarious. Graphic. Novel.

Tejas Modak is a writer and artist based in Pune, India. Being a huge comic book fan, after his graduation he naturally took to creating his own comics. His first graphic novel – Private-eye Anonymous: The Art Gallery Case – was published in 2008 by Westland Books. Here is a glimpse into the novel: His…

Enchanting Stories from the Mughal Era

Indu Sundaresan grew up listening to her father and grandfather’s stories on themes like Hindu mythology and fictional tales. She moved to the US for further studies and mastered two degrees; one in operations research and another in economics but, her storytelling genes took over and she soon began writing after graduate school. Indu has written…

This is Silly!

Few days back I got invited to Gary Taxali’s Book/Product launch coming up on the 22nd of September in Toronto. I so wish I could go, I really wanted to meet Gary, the creator of the wonderful toy monkey, but I will be in Morocco at that time. Here is a little about Gary, his work and his wonderful new…

‘Rocking’ Poetry

Poet, Designer, Photographer, Lyricist, Entrepreneur -Aju Thomas is a man of many talents. Apart from running a software company with his friends Aju also loves to write poems. Here are few of his Sayiku entries into the World Poets Society: Rules for Sayiku 1.)The central feel should appear to the wanton eye as derogatory, pessimistic…

Awesome twosome

Let me introduce you to Anita and Amit Vachharajani,a husband-wife duo that is passionately involved with children’s literature. Anita, the writer writes children’s stories and also takes writing workshops for children while, Amit creates illustrations for magazines and children’s books and also works with international documentary film crews. Together they have created Amazing India – A…

Images and words like rhythm and blues

The saying a picture speaks a thousand words is so perfectly depicted by this wonderful photo poetry created by Saurabh Tewari, a visual communication student at IIT Bombay,  titled ‘The Story of Confetti’. 1. Prelude All lights went down except those clowns. The show was about to begin And proudly, it was my turn. . . 2. Arrival Before…