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“I’m happy being a writer-editor-bookclubber-bookshopper and everything else in between!” Says Vidya Mani

After a long chase, Hippocampus finally pinned Vidya Mani to do an interview with us. Enjoy her witty responses and expert advice. When was the first time you, as an adult, discovered a love for children’s literature? I used to work…

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“There’s a little part of us that remains a child forever.” says Payal Kapadia

  Payal Kapadia’s debut book, Wisha Wozzariter, won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013. It is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. After getting a B.A.(Hons.) degree in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College,…

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Vishaka Chanchani is a well-loved illustrator with a Masters in illustration from MS University, Vadodhara. She has written and illustrated many books for children and is also an art educator and workshop facilitator in Bangalore. Her book – The House…

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Let’s Get Curious – with Author Shweta Taneja

Shweta Taneja is an author and comics writer based in Bangalore. She loves to prod into the paranormal and ask uncomfortable questions about everything. Her book The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong which  is packed with mystery and adventure is a big hit…

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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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‘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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‘Each time I see a child enjoy something I’ve drawn, my heart takes a giant leap of joy’

Have you noticed the way children’s books in India have become more aesthetically appealing over the last few years? Talented illustrator Priya Kuriyan has been a strong contributor to this slow visual revolution toward making children’s books more child-friendly. Read…

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