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
What were the struggles and motivations of female saints of India? A brief history of women saints from Kashmir to Karnataka, Gujarat to Bengal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Remembering a girl who knew the value of education
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.
Arundhati celebrates her friend Simran Dhaliwal, an accomplished Indian decor blogger who makes things beautiful with her imagination.
Parents are often at a loss when they hear that their child bullies. Tips for parenting children who bully.
Working for NGOs need not be restricted to volunteering. Some tips to launch your career in the social sector.
How to be alert on child abuse and help in the best way you can
An Indian mom teaches her young son about expressing love and communicating his feelings.
Was Vivekananda a feminist? Vivekananda's quotes on women demonstrate his keen interest in women's empowerment in India
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!
While court orders ban sun film in cars for the"safety of women" it is how society views women that needs to change!
Learning not to be a lousy loser is essential in these competitive times. 5 parenting tips for teaching kids to handle failure gracefully.
Join the Crocus Book Drive with Kranti India - donate books to share the joy of reading with children from underprivileged families
When raising boys, we often annihilate the kindness in them through gender stereotyping. Some tips about parenting to bring up considerate boys.
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
3 inspiring women associated with the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled show us what visually impaired people in India can achieve.
Why complicate our lives when living simple is so much easier? Some simple living tips to get you started!
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