Srishti Chaudhary

Indu has inherited a flat from her grandmother and wants to turn it into a library for women. Her parents think this will keep her suitably occupied till she marries her fiancé, Rajat, who’s away studying in London.

But then she meets Rana, a young lawyer with sparkling wit and a heart of gold. He helps set up the library and their days light up with playful banter and the many Rajesh Khanna movies they watch together.
When the Emergency is declared, Indu’s life turns upside down and she must decide not only who but what kind of life she will choose.

Tara Taneja lives in the small town of Siyaka, running Ultimate Mathematics Tuition Centre and working for Lalaji, her grandfather, at Lallan Sweets. The laddoos sold at the shop are made using a secret family recipe that contains a magic ingredient known only to Lalaji.

When Lalaji chooses to retire, he decides that Lallan Sweets will not be inherited but earned. He devises a quest for his three grandchildren-Tara, Rohit and Mohit-to discover the magic ingredient. Whoever finds it first will get to run the shop.
It helps that Tara’s long-time crush and neighbour, fun-loving and good-natured Nikku Sabharwal joins Tara in her pursuit to outsmart her cousins. As the quest takes them from Mathura to Ludhiana, they must battle old secrets, family legacies and unexpected dangers. Will this journey bring them together or lead to a bittersweet end?

Hello, I am, despite all odds or maybe because of them, a writer. I spend my time writing fiction novels, researching Indian literature and teaching creative writing at the University of Tübingen in Germany (a fairytale town if you’ve ever seen one), and also Delhi, my home city.

I have just begun work on my fourth fiction novel and think myself incredibly lucky for having the chance to do what excites me the most.

The best of my work is on this website, on which, thoughts and roasts of all kinds are welcome - via email, postcards and dandelions dancing in the breeze.