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LAKSHMI MITTER, WRITER AND ILLUSTRATOR

  “A writing course changed things for me”, says 38 year old Lakshmi Mitter, a post graduate in Economics and Management Research. Lakshmi decided to take a break from her job at an MNC to enjoy motherhood, thinking she would return someday to corporate life. But it was during that break she participated in a writing course and discovered the writer in her. Lakshmi started writing for The Deccan Herald on a myriad of topics like Economics, Finance, etc. and also contributed

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TOP PICKS OF THE WEEK

Lakshmi Mitter’s Top 5 Favourite Books Billionaire Boy by David Walliams Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems. Gajapathi Kulapathi by Ashok Rajagopalan The Lion’s Feast by Lavanya Karthik The Sky At Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi Best Books For Children to Start Enjoying Reading Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek: An extremely sweet story with amazing illustrations, is a superb read for children of any age. The Elephant & Piggie Series by Mo Willems: These books are

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READING RESOURCES

Digital Reading Resources vs Traditional Reading Resources -LAKSHMI MITTER The digital world has amazing reading resources. True, children spend a lot of time with gadgets these days and to present reading resources on the tablets is not welcome. Something to ponder about is why we would like to restrict the use of gadgets. Possible reasons are that children spend a lot of time on gadgets, which results in limited physical activity, possibility of the eyes getting strained etc. Reading a

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READING: 9+ years

LAKSHMI MITTER 9+ age group If you are a reader who loves subtle humour, Midnight Gang by David Walliams is a must read. The story is about a group of children who become good friends in the last place one can imagine- the children’s ward of a hospital. The hospital building itself is badly maintained and most sign boards have lost letters suggesting funny names. Everything about this hospital is bad except for the children of course, who are adorable.

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READING: 6-8 AGE GROUP

-by LAKSHMI MITTER Whether you like history or not, it doesn’t matter for the History Mystery Series by Natasha Sharma. As long as you like to laugh, these books are worth every rupee and second you spend on them. The series has five brilliant books- Akbar and The Tricky Traitor; Ashoka and the Muddled Messages; Raja Raja and the Swapped Sacks; Razia and the Pesky Presents and Shah Jahan and the Ruby Robber. Natasha Sharma in the history mystery series

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READING: 4-6 AGE GROUP

-by LAKSHMI MITTER 4-6 age group This is the age group that loves colour, lots of small stories and pictures. The Colour Thief, written by Stephen Aitken & Sylvia Sikundar and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat is a book that has a riot of colours, pictures and a beautiful short story that will definitely capture the imagination of young minds. The book is about a grouchy giant who lives in a dark cave and hates colours. He makes it a point

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READING WEEK!

Hi! I am Lakshmi Mitter, the founder of MerryGoBooks – a service that creates personalised children’s books, that are fine tuned to specific interests of every child. I have also written several short stories for children that have appeared in children’s newspapers and magazines such as The Hindu Young World, Magic Pot, Deccan Herald and Intelly Jelly. Five of my picture books are available on Amazon. In addition to writing entertaining stories for children, I strongly believe that creating awareness

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NAMMA BOOMI!

An Initiative To Free The World From Plastic Ms. Arulpriya, the Founder and CEO of Namma Boomi is a Wonder Woman in every sense of the word. After working in HCL for 8 years, she quit to start her own company. The trigger was fruit peels lying in a plastic garbage cover! The sight troubled her immensely and she felt a strong urge to delve deeper into research in waste management. She began by trying to develop and  implement a

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OLD BAGGAGE CLOUDS OUR MINDS

This morning, our garbage bag was left uncollected outside our apartment. Like most places, the maintenance staff collects our garbage everyday. I knew that they had come as I had instructed the maid who works at our place to hand over the garbage. Yet an hour later, it lay there, open and not tied. Puzzled, I asked the maid. She told me that everyday she walks up to the bin and dumps the garbage herself while the maintenance staff look

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FREEDOM TO READ

  As long as children are reading books with age appropriate topics, the type of book, (graphic novel or a picture book or a text loaded book), shouldn’t matter. At least they are reading something… Alok is seven years old and he loves to read books with a lot of pictures. He prefers funny story books over serious non-fiction books. For him, story books take him to an imaginary place where he can have a good laugh and have fun.

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