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Sakal Times | Sunday, 24 November 2013 AT 12:57 PM IST
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Ameen ul Haque founded The Storywallahs to work with companies and schools to highlight the power of stories and strorytelling in both the boardroom and the classroom.

Balaji Venkatraman worked in IT, until the bubble burst, which is when he took up writing. A native of Chennai, he is mighty proud that he comes from the land of idli-sambar, Rajnikanth and the CSK.

Deepak Dalal writes adventure stories set in the wild and wonderful destinations in India. He is an adventurer, traveller and wildlife enthusiast.

Kala Ramesh was bitten by the Haiku bug in 2005. Her haiku, tanka, senryu, halbun and rtenku have appeared in the leading e-zines and anthologists all over the world.

Natasha Sharma is a writer and illustrator. She marketed watches, coffee and pizzas before finding her way into the wonderful world of children's literature. 

Madhuri Purandare is a translator, editor, teacher, illustrator and award winning writer. She also takes an active part in drama, music and art.

Manjiri Prabhu is a television professional, author and short filmmaker who is acknowledged as a pioneer among women mystery writers in India, tagged as the Desi Agatha Christie.

Kavita Singh Kale has a decade of experience in content creation in publication and film industry. She has handled broadcast design, writings and illustration for picture books,music videos to short films.

Niveditha Subramaniam is excited by the possibilities of picture book and comics, and enjoys photography and illustrating. She has worked as a creative writer. 

Sandhya Gandhi Vakil is a storyteller and translator who also works with paper.

Sonja Chandrachud is an acclaimed writer for children who has worked both in advertising and journalism. 

Vishruti Sinha is a music teacher and performer. He introduces young children to the joys of Hindustani classical music and the guitar. He teaches in Mumbai through the Shankar Mahadevan Music Academy.

Wendy Cooling has been a teacher, Head of the Children’s Book Foundation and is now well-known as a freelance children’s book consultant and anthologist.

Vidya Mani has put together many children’s magazines. She believes that reading magazines is like biting into an eclair — it shows you that there is a whole world of chocolate waiting to be eaten.

Sowmya Rajendran believes in creating work that encourages children to think from multiple perspectives. She was associate editor with Chandamama magazine earlier.

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning Pakistani-Canadian children’s author, writer and stroryteller, whose stories have enabled children of all cultures to connect with cultures of Eastern origin.

Prayag Shukla, a Sahitya Akademi award-winner, is a well known poet, art critic, editor and author of books of Hindi fiction for adults and children. 

Naomi Kojima, born in Japan, has divided her life between The US and Japan. She is the writer and illustrator of picture books. Her books have been published in various countries.

Nalini Sorensen loves writing in rhyme. She sometimes even speaks in rhymes. That’s her excuse for the nonsensical bits coming out of her mouth.

Martin Kiszko is a poet, writer and composer. He has composed over 200 scores for film and television and has released eight albums with major European orchestra.


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