About

Her Majesty Begum Pathumma and I

Hey there!

I am Anjana — a writer and editor based in Bangalore where I live with a geek and two four-legged monsters. I’m the author of The Dog We Stole, a hilarious biography of my youngest pup, Her Majesty Begum Pathumma (Buy it here). 

I am currently writing my first novel, Every Thing We Are, as a series on this blog. It is a coming of age tale where Samyukta aka Sam learns that every thing we are is not always on display. You can read along here.

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 Unni R touch a chord. And my all time favourite — Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is so awesome that I have skipped answering exam questions about his stories just to avoid dissecting those beauties. True story!

My story, For Chikki’s Sake, was published in “The Best Asian Short Stories 2018” anthology by Kitaab. One of my first stories, On Her Own, was published 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.

My writing has appeared in The News Minute, The Hindu, the Wire, Deccan Herald, The Week’s Smart Life, Just Books’ Books and More and the Canadian magazine Herizons.

You can reach me at fictionhead@gmail.com. I am on facebook and twitter but I am most fun on instagram.

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16 thoughts on “About”

  1. Until this day, i thought that your ‘head’ was a fictitious character. I guess i was wrong:).. Way to go!!!

    1. What! Really? I always thought you considered me to be an intellectual or some such.:P also because you know the kinds of editing styles I know 🙂

      You jobless thing, you have to read everything I write and there are no excuses! Follow me!

  2. Hey great introduction. I myself have trouble associating with what I write so tried with to go with a pen name( freedom in being anonymous) for a while but then forced myself to switch to my own name so that I standby my thoughts. Easier said than done!
    BTW I know who you are 🙂 I came across a question posted by you at Linkedin.

  3. Hey great introduction. I too have trouble associating myself with what I write so tried to go with a pen name( freedom in being anonymous) for a while but then forced myself to switch to my own name so that I standby my thoughts. Easier said than done!
    BTW I know who you are 🙂 I came across a question posted by you at Linkedin.

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