Pavan's Adventures, South Asian Literature

Back after an extended break!

Dear Yali fans, Yali has been in hibernation for a few months now and we do have good reason for being a bit quiet. It has been a busy end to 2014 with a long trip to India and some house-moving chaos around the holidays. We do have some big plans for the new year… Continue reading Back after an extended break!

School Visits, Storytelling

Storytelling is not for sissies.

I had imagined that publishing a book would be my biggest challenge. Marketing, perhaps. Little did I know that my test-by-fire would be reading 'Bye, Bye, Motabhai!' to a class of 20-odd first-graders. Armed with charts, activity sheets and an empty gallon jug, I entered the classroom with quaking knees and a stomach full of… Continue reading Storytelling is not for sissies.

Pavan's Adventures

That’s Just Plain Weird!

Have you ever met a camel? If you have, you are not likely to forget the experience. Camels are just really weird (in a lovable sort of way!). Let's get to know them a bit better, shall we? Did you know that all the camels in the world belong to domesticated herds? There are no… Continue reading That’s Just Plain Weird!