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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,...

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

In recent years our involvement with questions of schooling, pedagogy and culture has led us to re-examine dominant assumptions about childhood and...

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

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

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...

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

As I look back to what I read as a pre-teen, with not much to choose by way of Indian books apart from some CBT and NBT books among which I fondly remember...