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Archana Mohan, author of the fast selling children’s book Yaksha talks to Indian Express on how the book is trying to break stereotypes in India.

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Archana Mohan, author of the fast selling children’s book Yaksha talks to Indian Express on how the book is trying to break stereotypes in India.

“Usually, people assume that it is only girls who learn performing arts like dance while boys learn karate. That’s how parents perceive it too. But we are trying to break that stereotype through this book. Anyone can master the art form if they have the interest to explore it,” says author of ‘Yaksha’, Archana Mohan to The New Indian Express....

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Business Standard reports Bookosmia’s acquisition of HK based digital stories app Mytha

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Business Standard reports Bookosmia’s acquisition of HK based digital stories app Mytha

Bookosmia continues to disrupt conventional business models as it announces acquisition of Hong Kong headquartered digital stories app, Mytha. This feature on Business Standard covers the implications of this deal and reports on this exciting start-up’s plans ahead in the children’s content in India. https://wap.business-standard.com/article/companies/children-book-start-up-bookosmia-acquires-mythological-stories-app-mytha-119080901305_1.html

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Bookosmia’s Yaksha book for children is creating ripples, The Hindu reports

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Bookosmia’s Yaksha book for children is creating ripples, The Hindu reports

“Everyone knows Superman and Batman, but my little hero who is bullied in school, collects courage to become ‘Yaksha-man’ on ‘Superhero-day’ when he talks of his family’s 200-year-old legacy.” Read this fascinating article by Ranjani Govind on the dire state of Yakshagana today and how a small children’s book is creating ripples for the right reasons. https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/yakshagana/article28719566.ece

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New Indian Express talks about Bookosmia’s children book Yaksha, a joint project with acclaimed Yakshagana artist Priyanka Mohan

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New Indian Express talks about Bookosmia’s children book Yaksha, a joint project with acclaimed Yakshagana artist Priyanka Mohan

Bookosmia collaborates with one of the few female Yakshagana dancers in the country to introduce children to the predominantly male folk art form of Yakshagana. Read about the incredible idea Priyanka K Mohan had when  she , approached Bookosmia , to spread the word far and wide, through their children’s book Yaksha. http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/books/2019/jul/17/woman-yakshgana-dancer-publishes-childrens-book-2004938.html

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The Hindu on Yaksha , India’s first ever children’s book on Yakshagana by Bookosmia

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The Hindu on Yaksha , India’s first ever children’s book on Yakshagana by Bookosmia

This feature in ‘The Hindu’  first broke the story of how a 40 year old dance organization called Yaksha Degula and a pioneering children’s content company called Bookosmia are getting together to create a unique children’s book. This book called ‘Yaksha’ attempts to drum up support  for ‘Yakshagana’, the dying folk art form of Coastal Karnataka. Click the link to...

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