Welcome to the tenth episode of ‘The Ikkivi Podcast’. In this episode we have with us Meera Ganapathi, founder of Soup, a writer and a childrens’ book author. Soup is an independent publication bringing you insightful stories from contemporary India, with stories based on overlooked details and personal histories amongst other things.
On this week’s show we talk about the inception of Soup magazine, the ways in which books and stories can impact a child’s mind, how we can create meaningful stories and work by directing our personal tastes and the pressures to read more with each day.
In this conversation, Meera discusses with us the value of writing less sensationally, the different formats in which stories can be communicated and integrated in the contemporary period, the evolving role of illustrations in children’s books and the need to have more timeless and thoughtfully written stories over quick ones.
You can follow Meera’s work on Instagram and sign up for her newsletter series on Substack