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)

Mini Srinivasan-Episode 1 (English)

November 9th, 2016

We interview Mini Srinivasan, the award-winning writer for children, educationist, teacher and get her insights on writing for kids, time management and… Go to Episode

Dharmakirti Sumant-Episode 2 (Marathi)

November 9th, 2016

In our first episode of Literary Gupshup, we interview Dharmakirti Sumant about his journey from starting off writing to winning the Sahitya Akademi Yuva… Go to Episode

Prasanna Keskar-Episode 3 (Marathi)

November 9th, 2016

A journalist, a writer, a translator-Prasanna Keskar has played many roles. In this candid talk, he opens up about his journey from being a lad in a small… Go to Episode

Gouri Dange-Episode 4 (English)

November 9th, 2016

Funny, sarcastic, witty but never dull-Gouri Dange needs no introduction. She is in a sense the true Puneri writer. As a columnist, novelist, writer,… Go to Episode