I am both delighted and honoured by the award.
It’s a great feeling of validation of all your work. Most importantly, it is about children. For 30 years, I’ve been talking to children and somehow it has been worth it.
For years, not many people took children writing seriously. There were no awards and even commissions from publishers were difficult. I have gone through all that. So now, the more awards we have, the better. I am truly happy to be a part of the literacy work that Parag and Tata Trusts are doing.