A writer explains why she misses the lockdown brought on by the pandemic

PUBLISHING AND THE PANDEMIC A writer explains why she misses the lockdown brought on by the pandemic Arefa Tehsin, who writes books on nature and fiction, says she welcomed the opportunity for solitude. Arefa Tehsin Gawd, how I miss the lockdown! So much that it hurts. I look back at those months with nostalgia and... Continue Reading →

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Hindustan Times reviewer Chintan Girish Modi picks his favourite read of 2022 – Gupshup Goes to Prison

HT reviewer Chintan Girish Modi picks his favourite read of 2022 Books Updated on Dec 23, 2022 05:00 PM IST My interest in restorative justice, prison reform, and compassionate policy initiatives led me to Arefa Tehsin’s book Gupshup Goes to Prison A cat, Che and Guevara: Filled with humour and suspense, this book educates without... Continue Reading →

Iora & the Quest of Five launched in the U.S.!

'Iora and the Quest of Five', a rainforest based young adult fantasy, has been published in the U.S. this November! It is Book 1 in the series of 6 novels. From Donovan’s Literary Services: "The real enchantment of this story lies not just in its action and adventure (which abound), but in its underlying ecological... Continue Reading →

The Indian Express: Of Druk, Dzong and Datshi

​ A brush with beauty and mortality in Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon With its druk, dzong and datshi, holidays in the landlocked Himalayan country offer a glimpse of forever Written by Arefa Tehsin | Updated: July 24, 2022 6:30:29 am A Walk in the Clouds: Tiger's Nest Monastery (Credit: Adityavikram More) Peace is... Continue Reading →

Udaipur Times: Arefa Tehsin, author and naturalist from Udaipur brings the forests of Aravallis to life in her writings

"Two words would define my childhood - social and wild." - Arefa Tehsin By Lulua Ahsan Sun, 24 Jul 2022  "My real education happened in my home library, which housed all kinds of books to pick up and read from..." Udaipur Times caught up with Arefa Tehsin, author of several fiction and non-fiction books, the inspiration of... Continue Reading →

The New Indian Express: Gupshup Goes to Prison

Jails of unjust judgement A tale about reform, judgement and misunderstandings, the search for Gupshup invites Khalid - and the young reader - into the unique prison system of India. Published: 04th July 2022 12:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2022 12:29 AM  Gupshup Goes to Prison (L) is written by Arefa Tehsin. (Photo| Special Arrangement) By Sahana Iyer... Continue Reading →

Scroll: Fieldnotes from a Childhood Forest

NATURE'S SECRETS Nature trails, life lessons from wildlife and a place to heal, deep in the Baghdarrah forest The reserve, a 30-minute drive from Udaipur, offers endless possibilities with its lush biodiversity, or a comforting refuge from the world. Arefa Tehsin Leopards at Baghdarrah | Pankaj Choudhury On the road from Udaipur to Jaisamand, you... Continue Reading →

Kunzum: “I Write the Story for Myself”: Arefa Tehsin, Children’s Author | Conversations

“I Write the Story for Myself”: Arefa Tehsin, Children’s Author | Conversations 3 March 2022 by Shruti Kohli Each time a story is told for children, a little nugget of intellectual innocence and truthfulness is added to the world. It swerves humankind towards a more enlightened prospect. Arefa Tehsin has stirred us in this direction quite a few... Continue Reading →

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