Monthly Archives: April 2016

Indian food: Spice of life

New Zealand Listener, April 15, 2016 Jaipur, in the northern India state of Rajasthan, is a centre for delicious artisan foods brought to the city by refugees. One of the busiest street corners on any morning in Jaipur, India, is at the crossroads of Chandpole Bazar Rd and Baba Harish Chandra Marg. This is the heart of the old Pink City and is known locally as the “breakfast club”. Half a dozen food vendors sit side by side tending vats […]

In Tune With Vienna

Outlook Splurge, April 2016                          

From the Publishers’ Corner

Mail Today, January 2, 2016,-2016-Mail-Today-Issue#page/16/1  

Writer Mita Kapur’s Coffee and Cake Journey in Vienna

Harper’s Bazaar, April 2016  

Riders of the Game

Verve, March 2016

A Midweek Haul

Vinod Ekbote, March 25, 2016 A sort of hellish punishment for me is not being able to look for books on the pavements of Sunday. I can barely endure it for a Sunday but total hell if it is for two Sunday. For the past two Sundays I had to endure this deprivation due to the Budget sessions of the Legislatures being held on Sundays also. It meant that I had to be sitting in the Legislative Assembly or the […]

The Women who chose to be Different!

Costartup, March 8, 2016 Mita Kapur, CEO, Siyahi In the fabled town of Jaipur, nestled in the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan, Mita Kapur has set a benchmark in varied forms of contemporary as well as cultural literature, by founding India’s leading literary consultancy, Siyahi. Current CEO of Siyahi, Mita Kapur has written The F-Word, which was published by HarperCollins Publishers India in 2010. A quirky yet intriguing tale of the constant struggle between taste and health, Mita Kapur […]

It’s not you, it’s about being a mother

DailyO, April 5, 2016 Just the night before I had loaned my patience, plastic smiles and wisdom to a slightly younger mother dealing with truant teenage daughters. Gently floating on the cloud of now-I’m-done-with-the actual-mothering-bit-of-my-life, I had fallen into a deep, relaxed slumber. My girls were sorted, one still studying to specialise in clinical psychology (trauma) and the other working (read doing what she loved best). A phone call at 7am on a Sunday morning jolted me straight into the […]

The Changemakers: Women from across India show others what it takes to say no to injustice

India Today, March 11, 2016

A Land of Bollywood Fans and Royalty: Bhutan Lit Fest is All Heart

The Quint, March 19, 2016 (The Mountain Echoes literary festival is an initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation, in association with Siyahi. A festival celebrating literature, art and culture in Bhutan, its 7th edition will take place between August 25 and 28. Mita Kapur, the CEO of Siyahi, tells us of her journey in the beautiful neighbouring country.) Our story probably began a decade ago. At the time, despite being fully embroiled in the literary scene in India, I had never travelled […]