Book Preview: Blasphemy-The Trial of Danesh Masih

One of the biggest privileges of working with a publishing house is that one gets to read books even before they hit the market. And if that book becomes one of your favourite reads, you'd go crazy recommending it to everyone as soon as it releases. That exactly what is happening to me now. Blasphemy: … Continue reading Book Preview: Blasphemy-The Trial of Danesh Masih

Book Review: Fearless Freedom by Kavita Krishnan

In a recent article I wrote about women change-makers, it was evident how gender equality, and as a result women’s freedom, needed a change at the social, cultural, and political level to be able to provide women the autonomy they need. The first step in providing this autonomy is understanding the patriarchal forces and other … Continue reading Book Review: Fearless Freedom by Kavita Krishnan

Not Much Has Changed: A Look at the Past Decade

Decade. The word itself evokes a million memories and a zillion other emotions. Setbacks. Sacrifices. Failures. Compromises. Achievements. Victories. Learnings. Experiences. The past ten years have brought opportunities for me to savour it all. Or so it seems. In 2009, I was working at an entry-level position, miserable with the fact that despite my MBA … Continue reading Not Much Has Changed: A Look at the Past Decade

The Journey of Writing Dashavatar: The Story of How I Became a Published Author

First things first. I wrote a book! And miracle of miracles, it actually got published. And it is doing quite well, if I may say so myself. But let me go back a bit and share with you how I actually got here. The initial idea for this book wasn’t mine. Instead, it was my publisher … Continue reading The Journey of Writing Dashavatar: The Story of How I Became a Published Author

Author Interview: Tanushree Ghosh

Fellow writer, inspiring social activist, and dear friend, Tanushree Ghosh, recently published her first single-author book and I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, due to innumerable reasons, I couldn't get my hands on the book earlier. And now, I don't want it to end. The book in question, titled From Another Land: Making Home in the Land … Continue reading Author Interview: Tanushree Ghosh

The Chronicles of Village Life – Part V

This is the last in the series. Check out the previous posts in The Chronicles of Village Life series under Jharkhand Diaries. There are now barely a few days to go before school reopens after the summer vacations. The first thought of living in a village was exciting and instilled in me a sense of thrill. Sure, … Continue reading The Chronicles of Village Life – Part V

The Art of Writing a Complex Thriller: Guest Post by Tanushree Podder

The Crime Writing Festival that Readomania hosted on Twitter was a writer's retreat in the virtual space. It provided a wealth of information on the craft of writing in the genre of crime and thrillers. The past month has been fun and extremely informative. It was an honour for Wandering Soul to be one of the … Continue reading The Art of Writing a Complex Thriller: Guest Post by Tanushree Podder

Exploring the Secrets of ‘Creating Memorable Characters in Thrillers’ with Maitrayee Sanyal De

The month-long Readomania Crime Writing Festival that’s on in full swing on Twitter is as informative and exciting as a virtual writing festival can be. Every Tuesday and Thursday, an author takes the viewers and readers through the various aspects of crime and thriller writing. Along with the discussions, there is also an ongoing contest on the … Continue reading Exploring the Secrets of ‘Creating Memorable Characters in Thrillers’ with Maitrayee Sanyal De

Reflections on ‘Surprising the Reader’ with Deepti Menon

The month-long Readomania Crime Writing Festival that's on in full swing on Twitter is as informative and exciting as a virtual writing festival can be. Every Tuesday and Thursday, an author takes the viewers and readers through the various aspects of crime and thriller writing. Along with the discussions, there is also an ongoing contest … Continue reading Reflections on ‘Surprising the Reader’ with Deepti Menon

Writing Political Thrillers: Author Interview with Anurag Anand

As part of the Readomania Crime Writing Festival, Readomania brings to you readers and writers the opportunity to understand the workings of crime and thriller plots and how to craft better stories.  Today, Anurag Anand talks about Political Thrillers in current times. Q. You’ve written several books in different genres. When did you first know you wanted … Continue reading Writing Political Thrillers: Author Interview with Anurag Anand

The Killer That Lurks Within: Guest Post by Sourabh Mukherjee

As part of the Readomania Crime Writing Festival, Readomania brings to you readers and writers the opportunity to understand the workings of crime and thriller plots and how to craft better stories. Today, Sourabh Mukherjee, author of The Colours of Passion takes over to give us an insight into the darkness that exists within each … Continue reading The Killer That Lurks Within: Guest Post by Sourabh Mukherjee

Delving into the Mystery of Penning Psychological Thrillers

My relationship with Readomania is one I cherish immensely. So when I initially heard about a Crime Writing Festival I was most excited for it is a genre I had debuted as an author with. This is what every newbie as well as established writer needs, I thought. So imagine my happiness when I found … Continue reading Delving into the Mystery of Penning Psychological Thrillers

Book Review: Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar

When I first started reading Kalkatta Chronicles, published by Readomania, it was with the expectation of vicariously visiting a city I had only known about from afar. The various stories I had heard led to a yearning within me to visit the stately capital of West Bengal. Unfortunately, a lack of opportunity kept me away. … Continue reading Book Review: Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar

Book Review: Escape Velocity

I have a special affinity for short stories, and especially, ones with female protagonists. Here was an entire collection! The previous such book I had read was Madhulika Liddle’s Woman To Woman (and, interestingly, the friend who had recommended it to me is a part of this collection too.) What’s intriguing about this collection is that … Continue reading Book Review: Escape Velocity

Book Review: Being Reshma by Reshma Qureshi

An acid attack is, in my opinion, one of the most heinous and damaging crimes against women.When I first visited Sheroes Hangout Cafe at Agra and met the acid attack survivors, it changed me forever.I wrote about that first experience - an article I share regularly even now.This year, too, I've written two articles on the subject. … Continue reading Book Review: Being Reshma by Reshma Qureshi