Neev Literature Festival in the media

Hindustan Times | Andaleeb Wajid – “I don’t want my characters to be unidimensional”

June 25, 2024

On her latest novel, The Henna Start-up being shortlisted for the Neev Book Award, writing romances, her books being adapted for OTT, and her upcoming memoir. | How Neev Literature Festival’s celebration of children’s books has become its own success story

October 29, 2023

There is a silent literary revolution brewing in a tiny corner of Bengaluru.

The Hindu | A world through little eyes

October 06, 2023

The upcoming edition of the Neev Literature Festival 2023 attempts to address the world of children through literature.

Deccan Herald | Two-day literature festival to be held this weekend

October 04, 2023

Over two days, the festival will host 76 speakers — including actor Naseeruddin Shah, film director and screenwriter Ashim Ahluwalia, animation filmmaker and artist Suresh Eriyat, storyteller Geeta Ramanujam, and authors Muthoni Muchemi, and Linda Sue Park.

Hindustan Times | Nandita Basu, author, Rain Must Fall: ‘Basic human nature doesn’t change’

November 02, 2022

On her graphic novel about the life of a non-binary teenager that won her the Neev Book Award 2022 in the Young Adult category

Hindustan Times | Neev Literature Festival: Nurturing a love of reading

October 15, 2022

Children and young adult readers enjoyed interacting with authors, illustrators, publishers, storytellers, and librarians from different parts of the country at the Neev Literature Festival in Bengaluru on September 24 and 25.

Financial Express | ‘Careers for children’s writing are dwindling’

September 25, 2022

At Neev litfest, focusing on kids’ literature, speakers rue the small market for Indian writers.

The Times of India | Focus on joy, learning will follow: Author

September 25, 2022

At the Neev Literature Festival 2022, authors talk about not treating books as didactic vehicles of learning.

Deccan Herald | Read to grow, grow to read

September 20, 2021

The case for raising the share of Indian children’s books is built on too many ‘Ideas of India’ missing from global narratives

Deccan Herald | Healthy reading habits

May 04, 2021

Being mindful about what and how we read is the best antidote to this tsunami crowding out the space for human reflection, ingenuity, and empathy. This needs action by schools, parents, and policymakers.

YourStory | 67 speakers, 90+ workshops, one lit fest: how this Harvard-educated woman entrepreneur is taking children’s literature by storm

September 30, 2019

Sometimes, ideas spring from personal experiences. On other occasions, it’s just a matter of finding one’s true calling. For Kavita Gupta Sabharwal, the managing trustee of Bengaluru-based Neev Academy, entrepreneurship was an amalgamation of both.

Times of India | Parents, children warm upto picture books tackling complex issues

September 23, 2019

Kavita Gupta Sabharwal, managing trustee of city-based Neev Academy says picture books are taking Indian literature to a global level and relevant topics are helping children build a connection with the books.

Deccan Chronicle | Reading helps child’s psychological wellbeing: Writers

September 21, 2019

A nutritional, balanced meal can help bring up a physically strong child, but what about the emotional and psychological well-being? This was the topic of discussion at the Neev Literature Festival 2019, themed “Taking children’s literature seriously”. While food is for physical strength, reading is for the emotional and psychological well-being, participants stressed.

The Hindu | WorldKidLit month: Books can be a child’s life coach

September 20, 2019

It is #WorldKidLit month and as the Neev Literature Festival winds down, we look at India’s vibrant picture book market and how tougher subjects are being explored today

Mint Lounge | Bengaluru’s Neev Literature Festival: Small steps, big goals

September 22, 2018

In its second year, the forthcoming Neev Literature Festival (NLF) in Bengaluru is taking yet another decisive step towards promoting children’s writing in India.

Deccan Chronicle | Writers for kids to get their due: 3 awards from Neev literature Festival

September 11, 2018

Expressing her delight over the expanding reach of children’s literature in the country, illustrator Ruchi Shah said that publishers are contributing to it by exploring newer topics and promoting off-beat works.

Forbes | Getting the kids booked

August 26, 2018

The Neev Literature Festival in Bengaluru focusses on writing and writers for children.

The Week | The pitfalls and prospects of children’s literature, according to writers

October 15, 2017

The Neev Literature Festival held in Bengaluru in September this year was abuzz with discussions on how children’s writers sustain their ‘magic.’ Some of the young readers were curious to know how an adult can step into their shoes and create a world known only to them.

Huffpost | How Indian Authors Are Opening Up Whole New Worlds For Kids

September 22, 2017

Children’s books in India are becoming more varied and better than ever.

LBB | Bangalore peeps the first Children’s Lit Fest is here!

September 14, 2017

The open and friendly environment of the festival is aimed to encourage reading amongst kids and to also help them share learnings with eminent authors. Its a great place for budding authors too👍

Bangalore Mirror | Pages for the Young

September 14, 2017

Kavita Gupta Sabharwal believes that children today are reading much less, thanks to the digital world that offers plenty of easy distractions.

Times of India | This kids’ lit fest is about creating readers for life

September 11, 2017

“Strong readers make strong writers”, exclaims Kavita Gupta Sabharwal.

The Hindu | This will make you love to read

September 11, 2017

The Neev Literature Festival will have discussions on everything from dark fiction to how games make kids smarter