Today, education isn’t only high marks and a big degree. Education today is truly all rounded. At our schools we practise this mantra to the letter. Naturally, therefore, when Quill Club Writers approached us, we accepted them wholeheartedly. In both the books that we have produced together, Quill Club Writers have proven their worth beyond our expectations. They not only made our children better writers but better human beings. We couldn’t have asked for more. We shall continue to work with them for many, many years to come. Congratulations, Quill Club Writers, and best wishes, as always.
Since our first meeting at the Coonoor railway station at the launch of our first book- Blue Mountain Express- our relationship has grown in strength. Working with Hemant and Ruchira has been nothing but pleasure. I have watched the Master work his magic on our children at Riverside. He has helped them understand that creativity is nothing without the science that binds it together; that it’s imperative to find the edge and still be grounded to transcend words to paper. QCW has helped our children believe that their words can linger on for eternity. I wish you the very best.
In this era of academic excellence only, our children took up the pen – not to write exams, but to write stories- with Quill Club Writers. This was perhaps what they were waiting for. Hemant and Ruchira are exceptional mentors. Two years and two releases later, we are proud of our authors. It has been a momentous journey. Manav Rachna will continue to encourage and nurture talent. We stand firmly committed to this cause and will encourage more schools to take part in this wonderful journey.
I feel happy that my suggesting an anthology has done so well. ‘All children are born with innate creativity; a lucky few get a chance to exhibit this when they get suitable mentors.’ Hemant and Ruchira are brilliant mentors- guiding, encouraging and correcting the children when required. The entire experience of working with them was enriching for all stakeholders, not just the young writers. The Bakers’ Dozen project lives in our hearts and our classrooms.
I’m told that if writing were easy, it would be called rock-climbing or sky-diving. Well, then mentoring is fighting a grizzly bear, hands tied. But for my mentor, it’s all very easy. From pen on paper to print on paper, Mr Hemant guided us through every twist & turn. The sessions with him were a potpourri of life lessons, anecdotes and disciplined writing. That’s how I’ve become a good writer and a better person. Here’s to more steaming cuppas over plotlines and grammar. Cheers!