Good read for kids

With Children's Day around the corner, the bookstore Twistntales in Aundh is celebrating November as Children's Month, and have lined up two book reading sessions for children. The first session is on November 9 for children between age 7 to 11 years, where author Rohit Nayak will read his book Rahi and the Maya Jaal. The book is a story about a young girl Rahi who finds her favorite jungle friends in trouble. Set in Bandipur National Park, it is illustrated by Anusha Menon. On November 11, sessions like reading of the book School is Cool (by writer Sowmya Rajendran) and Sunitha Thomas's animated reading of Have You Seen This are also arranged.

Salted and peppered

The touring theatre production, 'Salt and Pepper' was staged at Ishanya Mall on November 3 and 4. Mandira Bedi and Darshan Jariwalla, and Kuki Grewal and Vikram Kochhar formed pairs and took turns to portray ten separate stories, each in ten minutes. Using conversations and meetings with strangers , the play took the audience through the darker side of people and the subtle equation between men and women. While Jariwalla and Bedi depicted older pairs between 40 to 75 years, Kochhar and Grewal played the roles of younger pairs between 18 to 30 years. The cast is also travelling to Gurgaon, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad to complete their seven-city tour.

Key to History

Ashwin Sanghi, the author of Rozabal Line and Chanakya Chant , came to the city at the Crossword Store on Senapati Bapat Road on Friday, to launch his latest fiction book Krishna Key. The book follows the protagonist Ravi Mohan Saini, a historian who has been accused of the murder of his childhood friend Anil Varshney. He then has to clear his name and save his future. "Mythology in itself doesn't interest me. It is only in the context with history that mythology intrigues me," says Sanghi, whose third book deals with ancient history. But the author, who had won the Vodafone Crosswords Award for his novel Chanakya's Chant, says that he is a better storyteller than a writer. "I try to think as if I'm telling the story to my readers and thus try to explain things as simply as I can," he says, adding, "My first book ( Rozabal Line ) also dealt with ancient history. Now I'm planning to shift to modern history, around the time of our Independence movement. While they are still plans, I hope that I will get down to working on it very soon."

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