At Yali, we are busy working on the second installment in the Pavan series that chronicles our dromedary friend's journey from Ahmedabad to Dubai, the city of racing camels. In this book, Pavan makes a stop in the beautiful city of Jaipur, famous for its resident army of monkeys. As you may have guessed, our… Continue reading Simian Wisdom
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.
The Yali team has been busy, busy, busy. While Kala has been hard at work, tweaking and editing the story, I have been creating the artwork, one spread at a time. I thought it might be fun to share the process with you, dear readers. Here is how it is done at Yali HQ. First,… Continue reading Little Pieces Of Paper And A Sharpie Marker
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!