Janaki Murali - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Journalist, storyteller, knitter, author mom. Filter coffee. Cats. Photography. Write Opinion for online news portal Firstpost.com; write short stories and tech articles for Deccan Herald’s School Edition; edit books; and tell stories in schools.
Was a newspaper journalist (Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, Indian Express) Covered riots, led campaigns on child rights, wrote editorials, opinion, popular columns and interviewed world leaders.
At Infosys – created the sustainability Policy and led a worldwide CSR program.
Wrote 150 stories for children for ISKCON; wrote 13 articles on the Rights of the Child for UNICEF.
Published Books: The Colour of Dawn; Following the Light Home – Lakshmi’s Story; Mica in Someplace Else and Gulu Naami and The Power of the Triad; Tender Tales, children’s stories serialised in Deccan Chronicle; Gulu Naami and the Power of the Triad and Gulu Naami and the Destiny Keepers serialised in Deccan Herald’s children’s newspaper; and several short stories published in magazines.