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Kiran Manral

Biography

Kiran Manral is a renowned Indian author, TEDx Speaker, columnist, mentor and feminist. She has written books across genres in both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Mumbai with her family.

Her books include The Reluctant Detective, Once Upon A Crush, All Aboard, Karmic Kids, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up, The Face at the Window and Saving Maya. She also has published short stories in various magazines, anthologies as well on online apps like Juggernaut. Her nonfiction book, Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You, was listed amongst the top 5 books on parenting by Indian authors in 2015 by the Sunday Guardian. One review called her the “Bombeck of Bombay.” The Face at the Window, released in 2016, was listed amongst the top 30 books written by women authors in 2016 by The Ladies Finger, as among the must read books by contemporary women authors by BuzzingBubs and received much critical acclaim.

An ex-journalist, she currently writes a column on feminism at SheThePeople.tv, and has been a columnist on sexuality at DNA, on gender issues with Tehelka and on parenting at yowoto.com. She was also on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, a mentor with Sheroes and an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi.  She has co-curated Festivelle 2016 and Women Writer’s Fest by SheThePeople.tv 2017. She has been a speaker and a panelist at most of the leading literature festivals in India, as well as at educational institutions and conferences.  She is also considered a social media influencer.

She was part of the core founding team of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and Violence Against Women Awareness Month, two social media initiatives that ran for four years. She also initiated India Helps, a volunteer network to help disaster victims which worked on the rehabilitation of 26/11 attack victims.  She is the anchor for the monthly talk series, Bombaywaali, from SheThePeople.tv


Every month Kiran would pick up one short story of her choice and flash it on her facebook and twitter handles. Her selection will appear as #AuthorsChoice. Kiran will judge the stories on the basis of the complete reading experience they offer.

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#AuthorsChoice for August2017

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Applied Psychology

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Rakesh PandeyRakesh Pandey is an architect by qualification and a Manager with Microsoft by...

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#AuthorsChoice for June 2017

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The Chase

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Harshal DesaiHarshal Desai believes in silences, moss clad rocks, soliloquies of stars and scents...

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#AuthorsChoice for May2017

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Christmas

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Rakesh PandeyRakesh Pandey is an architect by qualification and a Manager with Microsoft by...

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#AuthorsChoice for April 2017

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Christmas

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Rakesh PandeyRakesh Pandey is an architect by qualification and a Manager with Microsoft by...

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#AuthorsChoice for March 2017

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Kite Calls

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Roshni VijayRoshni is a creative writer who enjoys reading between the lines& writing about...

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#AuthorsChoice for February 2017

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In Iran

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Nilanjan HajraNilanjan Hajra, 49, is a poet, traveller and gourmet. He earns his living...

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The Pot That Did Not Break

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Abhay GoghariAbhay is a passionate ideator, creative strategist, copywriter,...

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#AuthorsChoice for January 2017

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Hope Departs

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Kabeer Ahmed MansuriKabeer comes from a small town called Jhalawar in Rajasthan. He completed...

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#AuthorsChoice for December 2016

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Band-Aid

About the Author Published StoriesAbout bhavanibhavani is an independent fiction and non-fiction writer. Her short fiction won the 2016...

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#AuthorsChoice for November 2016

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The Thief

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Ranjan KaulAuthor Intro : Ranjan Kaul is a writer and artist based in Delhi....

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#AuthorsChoice for October 2016

Pramod-Kapoor

The Bicycle Thief

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Pramod KapoorPramod Kapoor is the founder of Roli Books. He has authored a book...

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#AuthorsChoice for September 2016

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Hooked

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Bidisha GangulyBidisha is a mother of two boys. She is an editor with HarperCollinsPublishers...

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#AuthorsChoice for August 2016

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I am Thirteen

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Kurian C. ThayilKurian Cyriac is a creative consultant by...

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Mahul

Dark Web

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Mahul BrahmaMahul is a Senior Editor-turned-Communications...

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Sudipta Bhawmik

The Nude In Magenta – A 10 minutes play

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Sudipta...

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#AuthorsChoice for July 2016

Shahnawaz Ali Raihan

Money Order

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Shahnawaz Ali RaihanShahnawaz is pursuin Ph.D (History) at the University of Oxford. His thesis...

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#AuthorsChoice for June 2016

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The Bard

About the Author Published StoriesAbout Nairita MukherjeeNairita Mukherjee is a journalist. She has written for many major publications. Hailing...

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