For two decades Kanchana has been a features writer contributing to a plethora of publications across the country and then a corporate writer working with reputed companies to improve their internal and external communications. She took a sabbatical from that to focus writing her debut novel which is being published by Harper Collins in July this year. It’s a contemporary relationship drama based in Mumbai & Gurgaon.
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When Dylan came home, I was happy I had a little brother. But soon, strange incidents began happening. No one could explain the hideous things he did or why he did them!
“Nobody loves me!” he cried, as he was forced to sit in the car. Dylan was red with rage and tears covered his face.
“That is not true. We love you a lot. You will be away just for a short while and then we’ll get you back home”. Mother didn’t believe her own words. For the first time she wasn’t sad that he was leaving.
“Bahu, you are this family’s Mahalakshmi. If you wake up late, how will it bode auspicious for this house and hearth? Go, take a bath first, and help me in the kitchen."
“Bahu, you are this family’s Mahalakshmi. If you wake up late, how will it bode auspicious for this house and hearth? Go, take a bath first, and help me in the kitchen.”
“Ma, I’m visiting my in-laws for the first time after marriage. I’m looking forward to this!” Aditi exclaimed.
Dhanya Ravi is an outspoken activist who is involved in speaking out for the rights of those with disability. Dealing with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease herself, Dhanya knows what it is like to deal with such a debilitating disease, and how hard it still is for people with such disability to access outdoor spaces in India. Dhanya is a content writer and digital marketer too, besides acting as a motivational speaker, besides being a member of the Amrithavarshini Charitable Society, which helps people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta to better their lives.
Gajra Kottary has worked as screenplay writer on many talked about and appreciated daily soaps including Jyoti, Godh Bharai, Panaah, Ghar Ek Sapna and Ek Veer ki Ardaas. She debuted as an author with Fragile Victories and followed up with The Last Laugh, a women-centric collection of short stories. In her novel, Broken Melodies, she gave us women of strong characters exploring the beauty of their lives. Girls Don’t Cry is Gajra’s latest novel.