Petu Ganesha: Ganpathi and the Moon

A Story from Indian Mythology about Bullying, Teasing, Forgiveness and More! Do you know the Moon once teased Ganesha for being fat? Here’s the endearing tale of how Ganesha held his head high and fought back! Enjoy the Story and Discover Science, History, Poetry, Art and More related to Ganesha and the Moon!

Winner of Juggernaut Kid’s Writing Contest : Not from Mammas Tummy

An endearing tale about Adoption, Not from Mama’s Tummy was the winning entry of the Juggernaut Children’s Writing Contest 2018!


This is a story of a girl named Tanya who has just found out that she is an adopted child.

An uneasy restlessness takes over Tanya when she gets to know this and her teacher decides to help her find her peace by telling her a story.

The story does it’s magic and at the end of it Tanya discovers that being different is actually quite cool and gains a new-found confidence!

An enchanting tale explaining a matter so sensitive, with such simplicity and ease. Definitely worth a read!

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Read the Story that Tanya’s teacher tells her. Discover how Tanya gets back the spring in her step!

Read Not From Mama’s Tummy

You can also read my interview with Juggurnat after I won the Kids Writing Contest where I discuss kids books and more!

Here’s what the Editors at Juggernaut had to say about the Book

Editor’s note

Not From Mama’s Tummy by Mallika, is a story about an adopted girl who learns she is adopted and tries to come to terms with it. Her teacher helps her in this regard by telling her stories from nature where birds and animals look after the offspring of other species, and also a story from possibly one of the epics. It also contains a strong message about how parenthood is something that manifests through deed and not merely through blood. The use of stories from nature seemed a good way to offer a little bit of trivia to young readers and a convincing way to drive the message mentioned before.


Compassionate Crow

Adoption is a subject, that parents may struggle to discuss with their children.

This story about the crow that raises the koel’s chick, is an attempt to provide a starting point to begin a conversation about foster-care and adoption.

A story that seeks to explore and discover through the perspective of two crows, Kaka and Kakai who raise a koel’s baby what it takes to make a Family!

More than 300 people have read and enjoyed the story…Read and Share it with your Children by clicking on the image below.



Not like Maa

‘Why don’t I look like you Maa?’ little Kavita asked her mother one day.
Her friend Riya looked like her mother and Payal resembled her mom. Why then was she the odd one out?
Kavita’s mother takes her time in answering her daughter’s question. Na – she doesn’t answer it…she lets her discover the answer on her own.
Through the world of Insects!
Read Not Like Maa a story that concerns a question that may arise, in the mind of many a child who has been adopted.
While conversations arising from such questions can be emotionally difficult, stories like this one, can help in making them easier.



Born Again Writer

Few people begin the Writer’s Journey by being Writers.

Various routes may lead one to that destination. To discover that the destination is itself only another journey!

For me, Writing was always a hobby. When I qualified and practiced as a lawyer, I never once considered making Writing my profession.

But circumstances led me there. The birth of my children, the desire for a more fulfilling life, the maturity to exit the rat race, the lack of financial strain.

I have been fortunate to have had access to multiple resources, people and opportunities that have enriched my journey as a Born- Again Writer.

To all those who aspire to write (particularly those in India writing in English), this section shares insights, tips, learning experiences and more.

Hope you find them useful. Do write in with your feedback and own tips and experiences.