Indira Balachandran was born on 18 May 1948 in Pattazhi near Kottarakkara. She is the daughter of Prabhakaranunnithan and Rajamma Kunjamma. She obtained a doctoral degree in comparative literature from Kerala University. She was a lecturer in St. Joseph’s Women’s College, Alappuzha.
Indira Balakrishnan’s published works include Kumaranasanum Karunayum, Kalidasa Vaikhari and Koodevide.
Women’s silent sufferings are depicted in Indira Balachandran’s works. The novel Koodevide is the story of Girija, an innocent character. She has the simplest dreams but is destined to dwell in dark domains. The novel is based on the author’s own life. The novelist has successfully portrayed her inner conflicts. The writer longs to escape from this turbulent world full of tensions, vain glories and slavery.
‘Once again she flew high dreaming of the valley where branches bear only the blossoms of love.”
Indusree was born on 31 May 1980 in Quilon district. She graduated from D.B. College, Sasthamkotta. At present she is a Malayalam lecturer in Government Sanskrit College, Trivandrum. She was awarded first prize for story and poem in the state art festival conducted by The Kerala Children’s Publication Trust in 1995.
Indusree’s published works are Ambili (Moon) in 2002 and Rithukkal Parayathirunnathu (What the seasons didn’t say) in 2005.
Indusree’s poems are simple and beautiful. Her poem “Priya Snehithe” (My dear friend) reveals the present day conditions of life.
“I had seen the rising sun
In your eyes where the sea was ablaze
With my hot and boiling words
I penned the poems for you
Stringing the gravel beads
I made the necklace for you
Oh! My dear friend…”
The poetess thus depicting the naked ordinary life is challenging to be reborn as Durga (Goddess of power) form the scorching times and become strong.
Indu Narayan was born in Thiruvananthapuram. She handles columns in periodicals and dailies on subjects regarding cooking and beauty care.
“Acharukal” (pickles), “Natan Karikal” (local dishes), “Payasam” (Sweet porridge), “Suvarna podikkaikal” (golden tips), “Pachakam: 250 Chodyangalum Uttarangalum” (Cooking: 250 questions and answers), “100 Aarogya Pachakam” (100 healthy cooking), “Breakfast Vibhavangal” (Breakfast Dishes) and “Palaharangal” (food items) are her published works.
The recipe for “Cucumber Dosa” (cucumber pancake) taken from the book “Breakfast Vibhavangal” is included in this book. This book is helpful in making the morning cooking easy.
Born on August 25th 1984 at Trivandrum as daughter of V.Vijayakumar and L.Krishnakumari. Married to Praveen menon working in technopark. Indu Praveen took her B.Tech from Marine College of Engineering. She is currently working as an IT Professional. The story "Sarvamsaha" is given here. The story focuses on the sufferings, a woman endures in our society. Girls are not safe even in their home.