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Interview with Devdutt Pattanaik

                Devdutt Pattanaik – on children, Indian myths and mythology, and the importance of retelling the ‘old’. tgbc: You are a prolific writer, … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall & Becky Hepinstall Hilliker

‘They were sisters, the pretty one and the one who lived in her shadow,………..Libby and chipped-toothed Josephine, Libby’s elder by a year………The other children in town courted the affections of … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Squiggle Takes a Walk by Natasha Sharma

A little Squiggle finds herself alone on a lined page and doesn’t know who she is. She decides to jump into the pages to figure herself out. Is she a … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

What Will You Give For This Beauty by Ali Akbar Natiq

The Good Book Corner featured short stories all November2014. With author features, excerpts, reviews and interviews, and writings of greats like Ruskin Bond, Anton Chekov, Ismat Chughtai, Saadat Hasan Manto … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

City Adrift, A Short Biography of Bombay by Naresh Fernandes

Much is known of Bombay, the city of seven islands and its history; this city of scarce space provides millions with enough space to chase their dreams. Not surprising then, … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Rashmee Roshan Lall, journalist and author

Rashmee Roshan Lall is a journalist who has lived and worked in six countries in the last seven years. Her e-novel, ‘The Pomegranate Peace’, is a comment on the absurdity … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sophia – Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand

“Like braille, the history of India can be read in the rocky ruins left by a succession of victors and vanquished”. And when these stories are written down with an … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pashu, Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik

When I asked Devdutt Pattanaik if Indian myths and mythology had been done to death in children’s literature in India, he said,”The assumption here is we ‘know everything’ that the … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor

A young girl, abandoned by her father and left in the care of Aunty in East Delhi, meets a man, “ugly with dark skin, with short wiry hair, with a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Sandip Roy, author of ‘Don’t Let Him Know’

tgbc: What was the inspiration behind Don’t Let Him Know? Sandip: My inspiration was an image I had that comes in the third chapter. A woman standing on a rooftop … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment