2 June 2018

THE BEAR NECESSITIES OF LIFE

Here’s wishing one of our favourite Indian children’s publishers a very happy bearthday! May your exciting picture books, storybooks, audio books, bilingual books and touch-and-feel books  light up many dens! Team Funky Rainbow sends a big bear hug to Karadi and team :-)

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1 June 2018

HAPPY PARENTS’ DAY

If you’re a parent, here’s the recipe you probably use to make cold coffee: a) Have kids b) Make coffee c) Forget you made the coffee d) Drink it cold No wonder then that even the United Nations decided that there’s got to be a day dedicated to parents! 1 June has been designated as […]

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30 May 2018

MAN OF LETTERS

On 30 May 1919, Rabindranath Tagore wrote to Lord Chelmsford, the British Viceroy, renouncing the Knighthood conferred upon him in protest against the gruesome Jallianwala Bagh massacre. It is believed that his personal act of courage captured popular imagination and ignited the Swadeshi movement. A mind without fear indeed!  

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29 May 2018

SORENSEN & SORENSEN

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the groundbreaking Danish scientist behind the pH scale, SPL Sorensen. Every time we pop a pill to balance the acidity or alkalinity in our body, we have the intelligent gent to thank for coming up with a revolutionary idea used to this day. However, another Sorensen after our own heart goes […]

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25 May 2018

SABARMATI KE SANT

A saying goes that those who chase their dreams always know the road that leads them home again. Could this be true even of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi? Indeed, if there’s one place that defines Gandhi as a person, a leader, a freedom fighter and a visionary, it has to be the […]

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20 July 2017

FOUR TIMES BLESSED

When a beloved author we read as children in our favourite children’s magazines, newspaper supplements and books said she’d write a story to celebrate our travelling children’s bookshop’s fourth birthday, it felt like happiness had been gathered from the four corners of the earth and sent our way. Reading Poile Sengupta’s stories as children often […]

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7 July 2017

TWO TIMES LUCKY

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop kicked off its fourth birthday celebrations with author-storyteller Arthi Anand today as part of the Library Love fest at The Samhita Academy. Arthi had the children of first standard listening, laughing, singing, dancing and drawing as only she can with infectious charm and effortless ease. What was special […]

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1 April 2017

FR BESTSELLERS ~ MAR 2017

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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1 March 2017

FR BESTSELLERS ~ FEB 2017

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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1 February 2017

FR BESTSELLERS ~ JAN 2017

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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2 January 2017

FR BESTSELLERS ~ DEC 2016

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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1 December 2016

FR BESTSELLERS ~ NOVEMBER 2016

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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30 November 2016

WINNERS ALL

Funky Rainbow’s doffs its hat to two favourite friends! Bestselling author Roopa Pai, who won the popular award in the children’s category at the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016 for her outstanding book, The Gita for Children, and author par excellence Ranjit Lal, who won the jury’s prize for his sensitively written book, Our Nana […]

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1 November 2016

FR BESTSELLERS ~ OCTOBER 2016

Funky Rainbow ~ The Travelling Children’s Bookshop carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). The books, meant for children between the ages of 1 to 18 years, are hand-picked by writers, illustrators and editors. Our collection […]

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19 October 2016

GOOD BOOKS GALORE

The shortlist for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards 2017 is out! Funky Rainbow congratulates the authors, illustrators and publishers who have been nominated. The winners will be announced at The Hindu Lit for Life Festival at Chennai in January 2017. THE HINDU YOUNG WORLD-GOODBOOKS BEST AUTHOR AWARD 2017 Shalini Srinivasan for Gangamma’s Gharial (Penguin) Ritu […]

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