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 →
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 →
Only those who really, badly need an answer would dare go to the witch! But Amra has done something bad, and he really, badly needs to know if he is in trouble... Available on Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmraandtheWitch Published by Duckbill Books The fabulous illustrations by Chetan Sharma.
Arefa Tehsin: A Long-ago Life Arefa Tehsin’s "Amra and the Witch," the latest in the hOle books, is out later this month. Of all the lives that I’ve lived, some have bleached to a bleak memory while others refuse to fade. They burn as bright as the cooking fire in the mud chulha of Veerma’s... Continue Reading →
OCTOBER 31, 2018DUCKBILL BOOKS Arefa Tehsin and Chetan Sharma: Interviewed by Siddhartha Sarma Says Siddhartha Sarma: Arefa Tehsin and Chetan Sharma’s Amra and the Witch (November 2018) is a delightful, quick-moving tale with memorable characters and clever word-pictures, besides drawings which stand out and add to the hilarity, in the best traditions of hOle books. Amra,... Continue Reading →
June 27, 2016 Updated: June 27, 2016 17:58 IST COME, BE A STUDENT REVIEWER! Photo: R. Ravindran It’s your chance to read a new book and be rewarded It’s your chance to read a new book and be rewarded. In the run-up to The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards 2017, we invite students to team with... Continue Reading →
World of the wild in your backyard Arefa Tehsin’s new book is an eye-opener to the many wild species that we encounter in our every day lives The mongoose is not the only animal on whom the venom of its traditional rival cobra and some other snakes is ineffective, there are honey badgers, hedgehogs and... Continue Reading →
OF THE OWL AND THE KOEL By MEHRU JAFFER Stories for children The many books about bees and birds written by Raza and Arefa Tehsin, a father-daughter duo are a must for all children destined to spend the rest of their lives away from the mysteries of nature. For to read the Tehsins is to discover... Continue Reading →