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  From a business journalist to an author, Sudha Menon’s journey hasn’t been an easy one. Her debut non-fictional, Leading Ladies, inspired her all the way to show the different facet of the lives of women who have indeed made a difference to society by sheer determination and focus.   The book covers the stories of: Amrita Patel, Anu Aga, Kalpana Morparia, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Lila Poonawalla, Mallika Sarabhai, Mallika Srinivasan, Meher Pudumj...
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When I first met Lila Poonawalla, I was a young mother of a 4-year-old struggling to balance my roles as mother and career journalist, while she was managing director of a multi-national company. I watched in fascination as she went from strength to strength, setting up joint ventures, new companies, taking on additional responsibilities till she retired, around 2 decades later.     And then the corporate diva returned to the limelight in a new avtaar that...
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  When author and journalist Sudha Menon conducted her first writing workshop for beginners last month, she was totally floored by the number of people who called and signed up to write with her. But even that had not prepared her for the sheer variety of people who turned up for the event.   The class of 33 people consisted of, among others, a doctor, two advocates, two senior IT professionals, an actor, a pastry chef and a  chemical engineer who wor...
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                  On January 5, 2013, author and journalist Sudha Menon will kick start the 'Writing in the Park' series at Empress Gardens, Pune. This series will comprise writing workshops for children and young adults in the midst of the city's parks and gardens.  The author of Leading Ladies says, “With Get Writing!! In The Park, I am hoping I can help these children in the process of learning, by hel...
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                On January 5, 2013, noted journalist and author of Leading Ladies: Women who Inspire India, Sudha Menon conducted the first day-long workshop from her Writing in the Park Series. This workshop was held at Nana Nani Park at Empress Garden in Pune. The audience included nineteen participants who were children excluding the two adults from team BookChums.   Sudha Menon introduced her aim behind the ini...
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      On February 25, team BookChums attended the book launch of Legacy by Sudha Menon, writer and journalist, at Crossword on Senapati Bapat Road in Pune. Legacy is Menon’s latest book; it is a collection of letters from distinguished individuals to their daughters. Published by Random House, India, these letters are warm and inspiring and are an illustration on parenting and conscience. The guests of honor were Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, Director a...
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        Thank you for writing, folks. Just like last week, we have had varied queries and I’ve been happy to compile these.     I want to read the works of an Indian poet in English. Where do I start? – Nimisha, Pune Thank you for writing. In this case, do try the works of Dom Moraes. His poems such as Key, Rendezvous and Architecture are simply marvelous. You could also try Nissim Ezekiel’s poetry. His poems suc...
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            Leading Indian writer and journalist, Sudha Menon’s latest book, Legacy is a collection of letters by eminent personalities from various walks of life to their daughters. Leading Ladies: Women who inspire India is her first book. In this exclusive interview with BookChums, she discussed the inspiration behind writing Legacy, the challenges she faced while writing it, her creative writing workshops and current writings...
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