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Inside Bright Minds: Meet Illustrator Vinayak Varma

Author-illustrator Vinayak Varma’s wildly imaginative and whimsical illustrations are bound to delight young readers, even if they are not keen readers. His illustrations appear in books such as ‘Up Down’ (Tulika), ‘The Magic Store of Nu-Cham-Vu’ (Puffin) and ‘Phiss Phuss…

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Meet Ranjit Lal, Author of the Award-Winning Book ‘Faces in the Water’

Renowned author Ranjit Lal has written delightful fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children. Lal, who admits to enjoying writing for children more than for adults, started his writing career in the mid 90s. Since then, he has written…

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‘When I Write For Kids, I’m Essentially Writing For Myself’

Do you have books by Anushka Ravishankar in your school library? No, she’s not the daughter of Pandit Ravi Shankar! And if you don’t have her books in your library, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Known for…

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Smitten With Words

Suzanne Sangi got her debut novel ‘Facebook Phantom’ published at the age of 17. Read this article in which she reflects on her enduring love for words, reading and writing. My father often says that as a toddler, I used…

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‘These days, I delight in the hope that I might help children discover how amazing and exciting history is’

Meet Natasha Sharma, the author of Rooster Raga, Bonkers! and Icky! Yucky! Mucky! who possesses a secret spell for making children howl with laughter. In this interview with HSLS, she talks about finding inspiration for stories, using humour as a writing…

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Inside Bright Minds: Author Asha Nehemiah

Each month, look out for our interviews with wonderful authors, illustrators and storytellers who are contributing to the wealth of children’s literature. We are thrilled to kick-start this series with popular children’s author Asha Nehemiah. Over the years, Asha’s books…

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