Radhika Meganathan has published 12 picture books and several short stories/articles, globally and locally. The Gurukul Chronicles, her debut novel, won at Pune Int'l Lit Fest, 2016.
The Lens of Regret
How to deal with our private demons while drowning in the Covid-induced Sea of Regret?
Reading Mohanaswamy As A Privileged Cis Woman
The first time I saw Vasudhendra, I was in the long queue at the Jaipur Literary Festival’s buffet hall, frozen with analysis paralysis. This stranger made eye contact and spoke to me. Out of his free will. With a huge smile on his face.
Is your mom addicted to toxic TV serials? Why you must stop judging her
These women watch mega serials because they identify with them. Are we ready to ask why and acknowledge our role in it?
“When will women stop watching the Saas vs Bahu type of shows? Such a waste of time!”
This post on a social media group garnered more than a 100 likes. Replies were many in the vein of "Hear, hear" and "TV serials are making women dumb and naive"...
Book Launch at Consulate General of India, NYC
The Consulate General of India and The Federation of Indian Associations-NY-NJ-CT, in association with NRI Gujarati Community of North America, celebrated Gujarat Sthapana Divas on May 02, 2018 in the Consulate ballroom. The event was attended by over 150 invited guests and leaders of community organizations from the tristate area, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The book “The Gurukul Chronicles” by author Radhika Meganathan was launched by the dignitaries, including the Consul General.
Absolut’s Art Bar at the Hyatt, Chennai, featuring Lekha Washington’s works, was the quintessential experience of blending contemporary art with fine spirits, in all senses of the word.
Nationalism vs. Patriotism: Educating Gen Next
At a time when ahimsa has given way to himsa and hyper-nationalism dominates the national discourse, can the idea of India — a nation united by diverse faiths, languages and beliefs — survive? In this Independence Day special cover story, we examine ways and means to educate and sensitise children and youth to the libertarian and secular ideals on whichIndia was founded by freedom fighters led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Utopia in Ubud
One of world’s leading eco-resorts and resting grounds for A-list celebrities like Angelia Jolie and Julia Roberts, Como Shambala estate is a breathtakingly beautiful resort set in the Payangan forests of Bali, Radhika Meganathan reminisces.
You're writing the climax scene and Captain Cuthbert is about to save the screaming heroine from the pirates. Suddenly, your thought process gets muddled and you turn blank. You know exactly how the climax is going to turn out, but your fingers are uncooperative, your mind refuses to function, you move around like your pet turtle, and there's a shooting pain in your spine and shanks....
Swipe Right for Art
When paired with the Mars-Venus equation and social media, Art can be an intriguing experiment. Mumbai-based INDU HARIKUMAR talks to Radhika Meganathan about how a random conversation with her friends gave her the idea to illustrate strangers’
experiences with Tinder.
A Thirst for Trekking
Peter Van Geit, the mastermind behind the only trekking club in the country that’s entirely run by volunteers, looks back at his journey, reports Radhika Meganathan
Mobile Outreach Program is back in Chimbel
June 2nd Session included read aloud of “The Village Fair – Gaon ka Mela” a bilingual story book by Radhika Meganathan with pictures by Nancy Raj and published by Tulika.
Children shared what they do/see in a fair and it resonated with the book even before we read the book. This for us, is the quality of a good contextual book, that allows children to relate almost immediately with the content and yet it brings in something new in the form of the narrative or an element of the story.
The Village Fair/Graamattu Sandhai (English-Tamil)
Mud dolls, swing wheels, stick-ice, pulivesham — Meenu is so excited about the village fair! But she falls down and breaks her leg. Now how will she go? A simple storyline by Radhika Meganathan, which offers many moments of discovery as the child finds and recognises objects and words in the charming, mood-filled illustrations.
An Interview With Radhika Meganathan | Author Of The Gurukul Chronicles
ThinkerViews interviews Radhika Meganathan, published author.
Radhika Meganathan talks about how she started the first legit writing community in Chennai, India.
An amazing friend who saves you from a tiger. A mysterious one, with whom you go on top-secret midnight adventures. A classmate who will do anything to keep you happy; another, who plays pranks on you. A girl who is big on bugs, and a boy who befriends birds. And then there’s the friend you have yet to make… Meet all kinds of witty, weird and wonderful friends in this book of terrific stories and poems...