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Who's Janhavi?

Janhavi Acharekar is a full-time writer of fiction and travel, part-time cultural adventurer, occasional copywriter and sometime litfest curator.
She is the author of a novel, a collection of short stories and a travel guide.


Janhavi's stories may be found in her collection Window Seat: Rush-hour stories from the city as well as in various anthologies of short fiction.


Her travel writing includes a travel guide as well as features in various publications. She is a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveller India.


A freelance writer and creative consultant, Janhavi writes book reviews and features on the arts. She also partners with clients as a communications professional.


Travel Purist is a digital nook for passionate travellers with a divine love for culture and heritage

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News & Events

Janhavi will be a part of the Poets Translating Poets Festival organised by Goethe Institut, Mumbai (25th to 27th November 2016).

- Reading at The Mumbai Tea Party, Poetry in the Streets. At various tea stalls from Lower Parel to Kala Ghoda. 25th November, 11 am to 3 pm.
- Discussion, ‘The Possibilities of Poetry in the Digital Age’ with panelists Shubhangi Swarup, Lalnungsanga Ralte and Peter Griffin. Moderated by Janhavi Acharekar. At Max Mueller Bhavan Gallery, Kala Ghoda. 27th November, 2 pm to 3.30 pm.

Discussion, 'South Asian Writing Today: Indian & Pakistani writers with a global audience.' Panelists - Janhavi Acharekar and Annie Zaidi. Moderated by Shruti Sunderraman.
Where: Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning (above Kitabkhana), Mumbai
When: 22nd April, 5.15 pm