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Facts and figures about children’s publishing in regional languages are riddled with contradictions. On the one hand, we read reports about falling...

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...

Since time memorial, story collections such as the Panchatantra, Hitopadesha, and Kathasaritsagara, folk tales, or stories...

When Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Books enquired if I might be interested in translating Chandrakanta, I was...

Children’s publishing is on a fast growth trajectory today. Giant bookstore chains are spreading to smaller cities and there is demand for more...

A boy who loves to colour takes a brush and colours his hair. Then he goes outside and sees a flower. He sees all the petals are of the same colour,...

We must give importance to our languages, it is a historic need today.

(Lead article on edit page, Navbharat Times, New...

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...

Those of us who were growing up between 25 and 35 years ago read some wonderful translations of Tolstoy, Pushkin, Marshak, Charushin and Mayokavsky...

It is easy enough to find non-existent things; one simply has to look in all the wrong places. It is also easy to find ubiquitous things; like junk...