Author: Sowmya Rajendran



Wings to Fly – Sowmya Rajendran
Must-Read “Wings to fly” written by Sowmya Rajendran and illustrated by Arun Kaushik is an episode from the biography of the differently-abled sportsperson Malathi Holla. How about reading a biography to a 5-year old? Can’t think of it right? Malathi wants to fly, but she cannot. Obviously humans cannot fly. […]

Wings to Fly – Sowmya Rajendran


Being Boys - Tulika 2
After a breezy read of “Girls to the Rescue” ( a satirical take on Fairy tales), I took this book, “Being Boys”, assuming that this book is going to present the boys’ view of the problem. I expected a funny book, a light read. But what I read was totally […]

Being Boys







Nirmala & Normala - Sowmya Rajendran & Niveditha Subramaniam 2
Do works of art (literature, cinema, music etc) reflect contemporary culture? or is contemporary culture influenced by art? Popular art (particularly formulaic mainstream cinema) has been instrumental in reinforcing traditional stereotypes on gender roles and relationships. Some cinematic stereotypes that have been reinforced in the public mind are, “the-never-say-die-resilient-lover”, “the-funloving-intelligent-modest-girl”. […]

Nirmala & Normala – Sowmya Rajendran & Niveditha Subramaniam