Archana Mohan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
11:00 am
By the River (8y+)

Not That Different

Archana Mohan and Mugdha Kalra


A former business journalist, Archana is happiest in the company of young people. She co-founded Bookosmia with Nidhi Mishra, watching it grow into India’s No. 1 publisher for kids, by kids – publishing and showcasing young voices from across 150+ global locations every day. A neurodiversity ally, she is passionate about ‘Not That Different’, a movement she co-created with Nidhi and BBC 2021 100 women Mugdha Kalra to help children understand their neurodiverse friends better. She loves children’s literature and is an author as well. Her latest book -Extra – extra chromosome, extraordinary love, featuring a lead character with Down Syndrome has been lauded by the Punjab government. Her previous books include ‘Yaksha’, a pioneering children’s book on reviving Karnataka’s folk theatre form of Yakshagana which was adapted for theatre, ‘Howzzat’ and ‘Not That Different’, a comic book on neurodiversity for kids. She also mentors youngsters to write their own books, host their own podcasts and give Ted-Ed talks. Archana loves sports, inclusion and giving every child the confidence to express themselves.