I am Anjana — a writer and editor based in Bangalore where I live with a geek and a grumpy old puppy. I spent my twenties gaining experience in content creation, editing, copy writing, content management and digital analytics by day and ignoring the writer’s itch by night.
I enjoy fiction that picks up my tangled thoughts and arranges them in perfect words on a page. I admire writers like Ambai, KR Meera and Kamala Das. Fredrik Backman and Jonas Jonasson make my heart sing. Vasudhendra, Jerry Pinto and Kiran Nagarkar touch a chord. And my all time favourite — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is so awesome I would skip answering exam questions about his stories just because I didn’t want to dissect them.
Right now, I am working on a dream project, my first collection of short stories. One of my stories, On Her Own, has been picked for publication in Helter Skelter’s Anthology of New Writing VI. My children’s story Zayne’s Day With the Sun has appeared in Cambridge University Press English Language course material.
I review fiction for The News Minute and my writing has appeared in The Hindu, the Wire, Deccan Herald, The Week’s Smart Life, Just Books’ Books and More and the Canadian magazine Herizons.
On this blog you will find book reviews, children’s stories, most of my musings, some of my writing exercises and rarely my travelogues; basically all that makes me, me.