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First Jaipur Literary Festival in Houston: Leading Authors Share Narratives

First Jaipur Literary Festival in Houston:  Leading Authors Share Narratives

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Writing and reading are solitary activities. When authors and readers are coaxed out of their cocoons, their interactions can be exhilarating for both. One of the grandest venue for author-reader interactions is the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF). JLF was launched in 2006 by literary stalwarts Sanjoy Roy, Namita Gokhale and William […]

Chitra Divakaruni’s New Novel: Before We Meet The Goddess

Chitra Divakaruni’s New Novel:  Before We Meet The Goddess

By Pramod Kulkarni Houston: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the Houston-based prolific novelist, has published a new novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, that is being published simultaneously in USA, UK and India during April 2016. According to Chitra, the book has been written in an unusual form known as a novel-in-stories. In her latest novel, Chitra […]

Global Recognition Followed by Local Honor for Chitra Divakaruni

Global Recognition Followed by Local Honor for Chitra Divakaruni

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: India House bestowed accolades on the the community’s own author, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, at a reception held Wednesday, Feb. 25. In January, the Indo-American author was recognized by The Economic Times of India as one of the “20 most influential global Indian women”. As described on her website, Divakaruni’s themes include […]

Neeta Sane and Chitra Divakaruni Share “Life’s Lessons” at the IACCGH “Women Mean Business” Event

Neeta Sane and Chitra Divakaruni Share “Life’s Lessons”  at the IACCGH “Women Mean Business” Event

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: It was a woman powered evening with celebrated novelist Chitra Divakaruni and HCC Trustee Neeta Sane keynoting the Women Mean Business (WMB) event organized by the IACCGH. Sponsored by Shell and held at the Hess Club on February 24, the event attracted more than 70 ladies. IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia […]

Book Reading by Award Winning Fiction Writer, Chitra Divakaruni

Book Reading by Award Winning Fiction Writer, Chitra Divakaruni

On March 7, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s new novel, Oleander Girl will be launched at  Asia Society’s beautiful new center at 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004, at 7 pm. It is a free event, but space is limited. Visit http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/chitra-banerjee-divakaruni-oleander-girl to preregister. About Oleander Girl: Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of […]