Bava R. Lucose was born in Mysore. He did his schooling in St. Hildas School in Ottakkamandu.He is a graduate in fine arts from Stella Mary’s College, Chennai. He received his postgraduate degree from the Sophia College in Mumbai. He has presented several cookery shows through various channels. He has also conducted many cooking classes especially in cake baking and icing .He was the president of the Inner wheel Club in Kottayam. He is the vice-president of Y. W. C. A. He has obtained many rewards for the excellence in cooking.
Bava R. Lucose has published a book titled “Suriyani Pachakam (Suriyani cooking).Suriyani cooking has played a significant role in the culinary tradition of Kerala. That explains the importance of this book. The recipe to prepare “Panjeel Appam” is included here.
Born on 1956 August 31 at Vennikulam in Pathanamthitta as K. C. George and Thankamma George’s daughter. Worked as Assistant Editor in Balasahithya Institute.
Uchanizhal(Shadows in the Noon), Vasantham Vannu (Spring Came), Ethirolikal, Jwalikkunna Manchirathukal, Nakshatrappakarchakal, Thonnoottonpathineyum Vittechu, Koodukoottanum Paaddipparkkanum, Kurinjiyude Moham, Chikku Kanda Lokam, Cymbeline, Binkoyum Vijiyum, Kunjikozhiyum Kootukkarum, Aparna, Tharayude Poochedi, Parabhojanam, Mayilppeeli, Akashakannukal, Rahasym Thirayam, Eeswara Chandra Vidyasagar, Parivrajakayude Mozhi, Neenda Doorangal, Adam’s Apple, Valiya chirakulla Chitrasalabham are her published works.
Beena George finds and introduces readers into new foraging areas of storytelling. She presents contemporary incidents with simplicity. The story Iniyo? from the collection Theekkalivettangal, brings to light the perfidious act done in the name of job interviews. A girl accompanied by her father comes to attend the interview expecting to get selected. But she fails in the interview and for them even the life seems a failure. The exploitation of political powers is satirised here.
K. A. Beena was born in 1964 in Trivandrum. She is the daughter of M. Karunakaran Nair and Ambika. She is a graduate in English literature from Government College for Women, Trivandrum and did her post graduation from the Mass Communication and Journalism department of Kerala University. She is the news editor in Trivandrum Doordarsan Kendra.
Since 1996 she is active in conducting the meetings of women writers. She had been interviewed by Asianet, Indiavision, Doordarsan, Kairali and Jaihind.Her interviews have appeared in various magazines too. She writes children’sliterature,travalogues as well as short stories and does translations too.
In her story Rakshasan (Monster) she narrates the story of Minikutty, a fourth standard student who was brutally molested. The condition of the child who couldn’t even understand the reality of her state is evident in the story. As everyone around her voice their opinions, she only knows that she was trapped by a monster, one with a human form. The story has great significance under the present day events.
Bhargavi Antharjanam was born in Pathanamthitta district. She is the daughter of Puttiyedathu Jathavedaru and Savithri Antharjanam.She is the first graduate among the Brahmin women in Kerala. She has her postgraduate degree as well as doctoral degree in chemistry. She was a professor for thirty one years in the various government colleges in Kerala. After retirement she has penned the summary of Srimadbhagavatham in four volumes.
Her published work is titled Yakshaprasnam (The queries of Yaksha) published in 2006.
The great epic Mahabharata gives much importance to Justice. In her book Yakshaprasnam too justice is the topic narrated. This is a subplot (episode) from the Aranyaparvam of Mahabharata. The conversation (Questions and answers) between Yudhishtira and a yaksha, he met while he was forced to lead an underground life is known as Yakshaprasna. Yudhishtira gives answers for all the questions of yaksha. This was a test to find out Yudhishtira’s perceptions of justice and injustice. Yakshaprasnam penned by Bhargavi Antharjanam is inclusive of interpretations too.