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To become a successful illustrator, one has to know the right people. The right people in my life were my parents and later, teachers. My father taught...

Many of us have grown up on books written by Enid Blyton. I remember my first exposure to the ever green author.  Every page in the book thrilled...

Ah comics! The funny pictures in panels that tell a story through speech bubbles! It’s a fascinating art form that has evolved over thousands...

Among my first ‘friends’ in the world of books were two Russian girls named Masha and Zhenya. While Masha was resourceful and clever, with...

At the three-day seminar organized by the  Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and Ekalavya in Bhopal on illustrations in children’s books, there...

Surely pictures just happen! Happy, time-pass creations of  characters floating around in a make-believe world. Is there anything more to them...

Picture books—the term that can best describe them and that comes first to my mind is ‘life-long friends’. I still remember the brightly...

I spend a lot of time in children’s bookstores, looking for books that will make my three year old a book lover. So far, I seem to be on the right...

The posy of six books offered by the Children's Book Trust, on the eve of the IBBY (International Board of Books for the Young) confer­ence...

It may appear to be an unlikely project ­to study picture books in the home of the waltz. Definitely, Vienna holds a stronger association with western...