Author Name: Sonia Dogra
Book Name: Airavata
About the Author: Sonia is an essential poet at heart, who also dabbles in the world of short stories. She is a freelance editor with AuthorsUpFront. Having been an educator for ten years and owing to an association with a children’s bilingual monthly ‘Keekli‘ for the past five years, she enjoys writing for children as well.
Her poetry and short stories have appeared (are forthcoming) in several anthologies, namely, The Kali Project, Write in Power, The Body of Memories, Shakti, Around the World (Landscapes and Cityscapes), You Me and the Universe, Recipe for a Perfect Marriage and Airavata among others.
Story Title: Airavata Maharaj ki Jai
With a philosophy of finding happiness in little things, I try to bring the same flavour to my stories and poems. My writing is a reflection of everyday life, sometimes crisp, on others jaded. The genesis of ‘Airavata Maharaj ki Jai’ is also a simple episode in the life of my husband that I sprinkled with a little adventure and fun. I like to delve deep into my characters and although my plots are simple, everyday events that leave a trail of memories behind, I make sure that my characters stand out. The story is set in the 1980s. A family of seven (five children and their parents) leaves home for a picnic to the temple on the top of the hill. But a series of (mis)adventures take place along the way. Do they reach their desired picnic spot? What happens when the father realizes that he no longer possesses the energy of his young days, to climb uphill. How does he save the day for himself? Read the story to find out for yourself and do let me know who your favourite character is!
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Airavata anthology is a book written by 44 writers including children, a project by Meera Barath and Mayaakatha, where Stories Dance – a platform for Storytelling in association with Pachyderm Tales and published by Ukiyoto Publishing.
Preeti S Manaktala
Foreword by Siddhartha Satpathy
Cover design by Satinder Ahuja
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