Manjula Padmanabhan

Manjula Padmanabhan is a fiction writer, artist, playwright and India’s first woman cartoonist. Her weekly cartoon strip ‘Sukiyaki’ appears in BusinessLine. Her most recent book, The Island of Lost Girls, is a science-fiction novel.

Dancing with demons

Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.

Feb 13, 2019

The red scarf

A short story

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 07, 2013

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