Writer Madeleine L’Engle says “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” I am happy to share that my book ‘The Little Rainmaker’ is now … Continue reading My debut fiction now available on Kindle
Here’s the link to my short story for children: https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/6600-in-search-of-a-story-kalpana P.S StoryWeaver from Pratham Books is an open platform for writers, readers and illustrators of childrens’ books to connect through their stories. The aim of this platform is to make all kinds of stories accessible … Continue reading My short story for children
I took a break from my T.V writing last year to take full time care of my son Shivaan. But after about two months or so I was itching to write again. Although I did not want to go back to commercial work projects yet, I had a couple of book ideas running in my head and I decided to work on them.
I started with writing on weekends when my husband was at home to look after my son and this way i finished one book. The joy of completing a book was unparalleled and I cried for a full twenty minutes the day I finished my first draft.
That book went on to reach the Top 20 in Disney’s Pitchkiaow contest in India which gave me further encouragement to write another book.
I completed the second book and entered it in Times Chickenhouse fiction competition, London, 2016 and was surprised to see my name in Top 20 all over the world. Here’s the link.
P.S. I continue to work on these two books. Write, rewrite and then rewrite again. Nothing in my work has given me so much happiness as writing these two books.
She dragged the last suitcase inside the room, left it in the hallway and flopped on the couch in the room. She heaved a sigh of relief and closed her eyes for a moment. As she lay there, she dozed off. The door creaked … Continue reading The Speaking Walls…
“It’s right there, you blind fellow! Can’t you aim a stick and shoot?” Aunty shouted from the first floor balcony, seemingly ready to jump off at a moment’s … Continue reading Frankly my dear… 17 Dec, 2012