Women Authors

Butterfingers is Back! In Conversation with Khyrunnisa A.

We’ve all read and loved the children’s magazine, Tinkle. One of the most exciting comic books, it would definitely remind most millennials of their childhood. Most of us will recall one prominent story in Tinkle is Butterfingers. A story about a 13-year old boy Amar, who is clumsy and always up to something mischievous, but(…)


Days Before Event, College Refuses To Host Release Of Lesbian-Themed Novel

The release of a lesbian-themed novel ‘’Meenukal Chumbikkunnu’ is mired in controversy after St. Teresa’s College in Ernakulam, where the ceremony was to be held at 3 pm on May 14, withheld permission for it. Reason? The book could be a bad influence on the students. The management said that the event may “’impact the minds of students”.


Sudha Menon: Insights about the Writing Process

Sudha Menon is the author of 4 books. Her most recent one, Devi, Diva or She Devil has insights from women in different types of careers talking about the strategies they have adopted to live the lives they want. The author is also a well-known writing coach who has started workshops titled Get Writing and Writing With(…)


Why I wrote Onaatah, the story of a rape survivor

It was right after we finished Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty that we started working on the script of Onaatah – Of The Earth. The seed of the story belongs to the director of the film, Pradip Kurbah.  He had met a few rape survivors who had shared their grief with him. The judiciary would take(…)


Read more to write more, says Sara Naveed

The plot for her book Our Story Ends Here came to Sara Naveed while listening to a romantic Bollywood number when she was heading home from work. The author who has a master in Banking and Finance knew what she wanted to write – she wanted ‘an extremist to fall head over heels for a(…)


On her Birthday: Rewinding Back to Enid Blyton Times

Today is the day to reminiscence about all the adventure stories you read during the early school years. Yes, today we celebrate Enid Blyton’s birth anniversary. A woman who changed story-telling for the younger generation in with her captivating plots and twists. Reading Enid Blyton was “cool” in school. Students walked out of the library(…)


Why I chose a plus-sized heroine for my novel

She’s strong, spunky, super-confident and FAT – you can’t miss her even if you wanted to. Shuchi Singh Karla writes a special post for SheThePeople on what she faced. Fat girls are real and they are not even rare. Then how come nobody’s telling their stories? I’ve grown up reading romances, and believe me, I’ve(…)


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