Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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   http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/the-changemakers-say-no-to-injustice-women-empowerment-dalit-discrimination-the-ladies-finger-pinjra-tod/1/617443.html

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 […]

A Way with Words: Consulting the Literati

AsiaBiz Today, March 15, 2016 Mita Kapur is the founder and CEO of Siyahi, India’s leading literary consultancy. In her other avatar, she is also a writer, critique, curator, commentator and editor. A freelance writer based in Jaipur, Mita’s journey with Siyahi began in April 2007. Her constant interaction and engagement with writer friends gave her the impetus to begin what has become one of India’s finest literary consultancies with an author base of 93 writers. Siyahi manages author careers, beyond […]

A Whiff of Nostalgia: What Memories of Food Do We Carry From Home?

The Quint, January 10, 2016 Picture this – a food room where you pack in a bunch of people. Now you release a whisper of saffron as you lift the lid of a mutton biryani, a whiff of freshly baked Oreo cookies, the laden smell of samosas being fried, a heady waft of just-ground coffee beans brewing, the smoke rising from tikkas over glowing charcoal, a warm hug of a cinnamon apple cake, the swirling, earthy smell of wheat and jaggery halwa… […]

Literary Agent Mita Kapur: Gun Point, Been There. Rebellion, Done That.

Jaipur Women Blog, March 14, 2016   When I made her a call to fix what we refer to as ‘a shoot’, I was all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Not particularly because she is a freelance journalist, author of two books, and the founder and CEO of the country’s best literary consultancy firm – Siyahi, and she also indulges in conceptualizing and producing literary festivals across the world. No. But because in that brief-barely-a-minute-long-conversation, her persona came across as that of […]