Arundhati Venkatesh

Arundhati Venkatesh

Arundhati Venkatesh is a children's writer. Her books have won several awards, including the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2015 for India, Middle East and Asia for Petu Pumpkin Tooth Troubles, the Comic Con India 2015 Best Publication for Children award for Bookasura, and the RivoKids Hindustan Times Parents and Kids Choice Award for Petu Pumpkin Tiffin Thief and Junior Kumbhakarna. Her most recent book, the sequel to Bookasura, Koobandhee - The Adventures of Bala and the Book-barfing Monster, was published in 2016. Arundhati gives author talks in Bangalore where she lives, as well as at schools and literature festivals across the country. More about her work here.

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What Motivated These 9 Female Saints Of India To Give Up Everything For The Spiritual?

What were the struggles and motivations of female saints of India? A brief history of women saints from Kashmir to Karnataka, Gujarat to Bengal.

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What You Should Know As A Woman Before Taking Vitamin D Supplements

With many Indian women taking vitamin D supplements, it’s important to be aware of the risks of vitamin D overdose and to know the symptoms.

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Andal: The Tamil Female Saint Brought To You In A Very Satisfying Translation [Book Review]

Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess is a wonderful introduction to the Bhakti saint-poet and a soul-stirring translation of her works from medieval Tamil.

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Until The Lions: Women From The Mahabharata, In Evocative Verse [Book Review]

Karthika Nair's lyrical Until The Lions: Echoes From The Mahabharata is a re-telling in the voices of its women - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Devdutt Pattanaik’s Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana

In 'Sita', Devdutt Pattanaik analyses the Ramayana, the motivations of the characters, and the workings of the human mind, making the reader empathise and introspect.

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Aditi Mittal Standup Comedian
Aditi Mittal: Class Clown To Comedian

What does it take to be a stand-up comedian? It’s not easy, says Aditi Mittal, but she loves performing on-stage and making people laugh!

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remembering a girl who rocked
Remembering A Girl Who Rocked

Remembering a girl who knew the value of education

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Interview with Anita Roy of Young Zubaan
Anita Roy: Engaging Young Readers

Anita Roy of Young Zubaan tells us that despite the unique challenges inherent in children’s publishing in India, the road ahead seems quite promising.

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As Beautiful As Her Work

Arundhati celebrates her friend Simran Dhaliwal, an accomplished Indian decor blogger who makes things beautiful with her imagination.

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Help your child to stop bullying
Tips For Parenting Children Who Bully

Parents are often at a loss when they hear that their child bullies. Tips for parenting children who bully.

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career in the social sector
Kick-Start Your Career In The Social Sector

Working for NGOs need not be restricted to volunteering. Some tips to launch your career in the social sector.

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Child Abuse Vigilance: Why We Need To Stay Alert

How to be alert on child abuse and help in the best way you can

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Teaching kids about love & communication
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai?

An Indian mom teaches her young son about expressing love and communicating his feelings.

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Vivekananda, a feminist
A Feminist from the 19th Century – Vivekananda

Was Vivekananda a feminist? Vivekananda's quotes on women demonstrate his keen interest in women's empowerment in India

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A Resolution To Judge No More

Why do women judge other women so harshly when we are all trying to do our best? Working women or SAHMs, let us be gentle on each other!

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Driving Me Crazy: How Our Society Sees Women Drivers

While court orders ban sun film in cars for the"safety of women" it is how society views women that needs to change!

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Parenting Tips for Teaching Kids to Handle Failure
Teaching Kids How To Handle Failure

Learning not to be a lousy loser is essential in these competitive times. 5 parenting tips for teaching kids to handle failure gracefully.

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Crocus Book Drive
Share The Joy Of Reading

Join the Crocus Book Drive with Kranti India - donate books to share the joy of reading with children from underprivileged families

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A parent's guide for raising kind and considerate boys
A Parent’s Guide To Raising Boys

When raising boys, we often annihilate the kindness in them through gender stereotyping. Some tips about parenting to bring up considerate boys.

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The Aftermath Of Child Abuse

The long term effects of child sexual abuse can last for even decades; here is what all of us can do to help victims of child abuse

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Dance by visually impaired people in India
Helping Visually Impaired People In India

3 inspiring women associated with the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled show us what visually impaired people in India can achieve.

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How To Live A Simple Life
How To Live A Simple Life

Why complicate our lives when living simple is so much easier? Some simple living tips to get you started!

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