New Book Alert – The Hindu’s Whoopee 30!

"The old, toothless tooth fairy Tootsie not only collected teeth, she collected thrown away dolls too...." starts my story The Island of Tooth Fairies in 'Whoopee 30!' A freshly baked book for the 30th birthday of YoungWorld! Raising a toast to Young World, THE HINDU has come out with a keepsake anthology of short stories. Designed... Continue Reading →

New Book Alert! It’s Flipped!

One book, two covers, two themes and two…no, 10 authors! In the 'Sports Stories' is Bull’s Eye, a story based in the Kargil valley of Kashmir, which I enjoyed writing immensely. A special thanks to Himalay Tehsin for his precious inputs on the ways and life of the valley. With author friends Ken Spillman, Stephen... Continue Reading →

Shortlisted for FICCI’s Best Book of the Year Award

Amra and the Witch shortlisted for Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)'s Best Book of the Year (age category - below 10 years) along with books by some wonderful authors like Siddhartha Sarma, Ranjit Lal and Richa Jha! Amra has been illustrated by the amazing Chetan Sharma. Buy the book here: Amazon

Sessions at Neev Lit Fest, Bangalore

  Friends in Bangalore, authors Katie Smith Milway, Susan Perrow and I will be in conversation about why cultivating one’s self-awareness is the first step towards empathy on 21st Sep 2019 at Neev Literature Festival. My other sessions with parents and children on 20th and 21st Sep: Date: Sep 20, 2019 Session 1: The Serpent... Continue Reading →

Young India Book reviews Amra and the Witch

Amra and the Witch Author: Arefa Tehsin Illustrator: Chetan Sharma age group: 7+ yrs Number of pages: 66 Publisher: Duckbill Themes: fears witches Indian village Genre: fiction Amra was in trouble. Big trouble. As, in the popular adage, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." Well, that was exactly what Amra’s day was like. First, the... Continue Reading →

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