This year’s Indian nominees for Hugo Awards, arguably the most important recognition for science fiction and fantasy, on the potential of SFF to offer an alternative critique of political, social and economic structures.
Tara June Winch sheds light on her upcoming novel The Yield and why writing helps her make sense of her Wiradjuri roots. “I was a daydreamer, but I was always very aware of everything going on around me. I would think, ‘What’s it like to be that person?’ I did that especially with my siblings and my parents," she said.
A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. Celebrating April 15 — the birthday of the Italian Renaissance maestro, Leonardo da Vinci — as World Art Day, a look at some of the best international art biographies.
Leïla Slimani’s sensational book, Lullaby, asks difficult questions about motherhood and parenting. The French-Moroccan writer on why she believes it is her role to break the silence around women’s lives.
The launch was preceded by a panel discussion on the challenges of social development, featuring Gupta, Venkat Krishnan N, the man behind the Joy of Giving Week, also the Co-founder and Director of Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd, and H Harish Hande, Chairman, Selco-India. It was moderated by Manisha Gupta, Founder, Startup-India.
Julia Donaldson sits with a variety of marker pens in front of her, letting her young readers choose the colour they want her signature in. A young girl indicates a pink one. Donaldson looks at her kindly and says, “I am a little tired of pink. Shall we try purple instead?” The young girl stares back for a moment and then nods.