BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND COLUMNIST
SHWETA GANESH KUMAR
Shweta Ganesh Kumar is a Writer, Award-winning Blogger and Founder-Editor of The Times Of Amma, a blog and community dedicated to inspiring mothers one day at a time, featuring real life stories on honest parenting and interviews with inspirational Indian mothers and Mompreneurs. She was awarded the prestigious Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity in the Blog –Web Category for 2017 for her article, "Why The Phrase "Boys Will Be Boys" Is Damaging Our Sons " published in Women's Web. In May 2019, she was featured on the BBC World Service's award-winning show 'Conversations' to talk about online parenting communities and Indian Mom Blogging.
Her blog has been listed amongst the ‘Top Ten Indian Mom Blogs to follow’ on multiple Indian parenting sites. Indian Moms Connect ranked the Times of Amma Instagram profile as the Number One Indian Mom account to follow on the platform. Her latest book and fifth children's book,'Leela's Special Day' (Katha India) explores catastrophic flooding in the coastal Indian state of Kerala, through the eyes of a child.
An alumnus of the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, she worked as Communications Officer for Greenpeace India and as a correspondent with CNN-IBN, before dedicating her life to writing.
Shweta is the bestselling author of ‘Coming Up On The Show… The Travails of a news trainee’, her debut novel that sold more than 10,000 copies within the first two months of its release in May 2011.
She also authored 'Between The Headlines' as well as 'A Newlywed's Adventures in Married Land', novels that have been getting rave reviews from readers, book bloggers and critics.
Her short fiction and poetry has been published in Indian Voices- an anthology, Shades of Love (An Anthology of Short Stories), Winds of Change (An Anthology), Australian Women Online, Single Solitary Thought, Pothiz, Damazine, the Asia Writes Project, Bricolage Magazine, Synaesthesia Magazine, Writers Asylum and other literary magazines in more than four continents.
Her column, ‘Trippin With Shweta’ is frequently featured in the Indian magazine, ‘Travel and Flavours’. The Statesman, The New Indian Express, One Philippines and Geo (Indian edition), Venture (Indonesia) have published many of her travel columns.
Her non-fiction pieces have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Indian Spiritual Soul, Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul – On Friendship and also in CBW’s India’s Top 42 Weekend Getaways eBook. Women's Web has featured her feminist columns and RobinAge, a leading children’s newspaper featured her pet and travel columns. ‘Kiski Kahani – The Ramayana Project’, an Open Space initiative, featured her essays on the diversity of the Ramayana. Her Parenting Columns have been featured in magazines like 'Mother's World', Better Homes and Gardens, 'Child Magazine', Venture magazine, Mom and Me Bloggers, First Moms Club, World Of Mums and more.
She currently lives in New York City with her husband, children and dog.