Every year, February comes around with the promise of much excitement. Chock full of birthdays and anniversaries in my family, it is a month of celebration. The weather is always brilliant. It is still early enough in the year to hope to stick by new year resolutions. Then of course, there is the Kala Ghodha Festival.

As with many Mumbaikars, the festival takes over 9 days of my life and has been doing so since the last few years. Be it readings I am conducting, sessions I am ferrying my kids to, attempting to jostle my way through increasingly maddening crowd to get my fix of a kala khatta or a khao suey on Rampart Row, admiring the many installations or oohing and aahing over the quirky merchandise on sale, the Kala Ghodha Arts Festival is really like no other.

I do hope that if you are in Mumbai you are planning to head that way on some days. And for those with children, the Children’s Literature Section has really come into its own over the last few years. Do bring your children to be a part of the fun that the black horse whinnies in every year!

If you would like to attend any of my sessions, here are the details:

Writing workshop: Punctuation fun

Wednesday, Feb 5th, 6:00pm, Kitab Khana. 

Join me with your kids for an interactive writing workshop. There are no papers or pencils in this writing workshop! Listen, laugh and enjoy the fun. Get the first peek into my soon-to-release book ‘Squiggle takes a walk’. (Age 7+)
Register by sending an email to [email protected] with Sub: Registeration – ‘Writing workshop-Punctuation fun’
Squiggle Takes a Walk releases in May 2014.
BOOK LAUNCH! History-Mystery Series 

Sunday, Feb 9th, 11am at Kitab Khana

With codes, quizzes, twisted tongues and more in store, this hysterically historical session promises you an hour of history and mystery. Participants will also get to know the inner workings of a writer’s mind, for I reveal THE THING that inspired the first book and hence the series. (Age 8+).
Register by sending an email to [email protected] with Sub: Registeration – ‘Hysterically, Historically Mysterious series!’

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