Chit Chat and Chai with Chhimi
The SAARC Women’s Association- Sri Lanka Chapter organized “Chit Chat and Chai with Chhimi” on the 29th of April 2016. Chhimi Tenduf-La of The Amazing Racist and Panther fame and Artika Bakshi, Co-Founder of The Good Book Corner and President of the SAARC Women’s Association, Sri Lanka Chapter, came together for an evening of discussion about his books.
Chhimi’s books were reviewed by The Good Book Corner in 2015, and we loved both his books.
The SAARC Women’s Association was formed in 1996 to promote cultural integration,friendship and harmony among the women in the member countries of the SAARC region. Since its inception, the Association has undertaken specific fundraising events for charity. This year too, under the baton of their President Artika Bakshi, this event was organized to aid the CCC Foundation, an approved charity to aid children suffering from cancer.
Artika Aurora Bakshi
Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror.
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts.
She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance.
Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com.
She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016.
An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members.
Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook.
Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults.
You can reach Artika at email@example.com .