Literary Gupshup-Pune's first literature podcast


Hi readers, welcome to Literary Gupshup, Pune's first podcast on literature and writing. I, Vikas Prakash Joshi, your host and founder, will interview Pune's best known writers, translators and creative personalities to answer the questions you had but were too scared to ask.

"How does one improve as a writer?" "How difficult is it to get published?" "How do you market yourself as a writer?" These are just some of the questions that I answer through these podcasts.

For guys and girls new to this podcast, depending on your interest, we have the following for you:

1. For those interested in translation and its challenges-Vilas Salunkhe, Bharti Pande, Vikrant Pande
2. For those into writing for children and childrens' literature-Leela Gour Broome, Sowmya Rajendran, Mini Srinivasan, Deepak Dalal
3. For new writers who want an idea what its like to get published-Varsha Seshan
4. For aspiring writers of YA fiction and readers of YA fiction-Sonja Chandrachud
5. Poets and poetry lovers-Randhir Khare
6. Adult fiction and tips for aspiring writers-Gouri Dange
7. Writing plays for the youth-Dharmakirti Sumant
8. Journalistic writing and future media trends-Prasanna Keskar

We will upload more podcasts on other topics in future, so stay tuned :).

Check out the second part of the podcast at, where I continue the series.

If you have any questions, feedback, comments or writers you would like to see interviewed, please comment or email me at [email protected]

To know more about me, just visit the Linkedin link provided below.


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Title: Mini Srinivasan-Episode 1 (English)

Varsha Seshan-Episode 10 (English)

May 14th, 2017

At the age of seven, Varsha Seshan discovered she wanted--and could be--a writer. Since then, there has been no looking back. She wrote through her college… Go to Episode

Sowmya Rajendran-Episode 9 (English)

April 21st, 2017

'Sowmya will not be quiet'. Author of the best-selling and hilarious Mayil will not be quiet, Sowmya Rajendran has written eight books for children and… Go to Episode

Deepak Dalal-Episode 8 (English)

April 11th, 2017

Deepak Dalal, son of celebrity chef and author Tarla Dalal, threw away his chemical engineering career to write 'Indian stories' for children who till… Go to Episode

Leela Gour Broome-Episode 7 (English)

April 8th, 2017

Leela Gour Broome, born to a Dutch mother and Maharashtrian father, loves nature, words and playing pranks (not necessarily in that order). A true Fauji… Go to Episode