Launch of Write India Book 2 @ Times Lit Fest, New Delhi
The second season of Write India, countries biggest writing competition culminated with the launch of Write India Book 2 at The Times Lit Fest Delhi on 2nd of December earlier this week. This book has been penned by 31 budding writers with felicitation of top 10 winners by renowned writers including Manu Joseph, Amish Tripathi and Anand Neelakantan to name a few. One of the winning stories was also enacted by a theatre group titled Akshara Theatre.
Write India provides the largest writing platform to budding writers and has been conceptualized and launched in 2015. Over the years, it has witnessed participation from over 21 celebrated writers. Between the two seasons, the platform has received over 50,000 stories across various genres including Thrillers, Romance, Mythology, and Tragedy.
Speaking on the occasion of the book launch, Vinita Nangia, Director - Write India said, “Write India has been an amazing and very satisfying journey over the last three years. The Times of India has associated with some of the country's best authors who have generously written unique passages, gone through stories to select winners and also shared tips and advice with participants. The contest has unearthed some unique talent and not only given a platform to first time authors but also changed lives for many who have found a voice through this channel.”
Addressing the event, Amish Tripathi, Author of the renowned Shiva trilogy and Ramchandra series said “I was associated with Season 1 of Write India and it’s a delight to see it grain strength. I’ve read some of the stories of Season 2 and are fantastic. I would like to congratulate Times of India for building a platform for encouraging Indian writers “.
This year’s edition of Write India 2 saw participation from eminent authors like Anand Neelakantan, Ruskin Bond, Jeffrey Archer, Sudha Murty, Shobhaa De, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Twinkle Khanna, Nikita Singh, Namita Gokhale and Manu Joseph.