Gajra Kottary

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'They will kill her if it's a girl'

'They will kill her if it's a girl'

Rediff.com31 Jul 2017

'So they are extracting a price from me for letting me marry their son, is it? Manas, I cannot believe that you subscribe to this view of theirs. This is our child growing in me. It is part of me - girl or boy. Can I just throw it away if it is not a boy?'

Balika Vadhu: An insider speaks

Balika Vadhu: An insider speaks

Rediff.com8 Jun 2016

'We felt why not have the hope that is intrinsic in every child's life, embodied in our happy protagonist and let viewers see the world full of double standards and confused adults around her through her innocent and questioning eyes?'

The REAL reason why TV shows are going wrong

The REAL reason why TV shows are going wrong

Rediff.com26 Dec 2014

'Thirty years ago, if you walked into a chawl, there would be three TV sets in 30 houses. Today, you'll see TV sets in all 30 houses. So the viewers have increased, but of a certain strata. Sadly, the educated and upper classes have stopped watching TV shows because of the availability of the Internet.' Balika Vadhu writer Gajra Kottary tries to explain to Ronjita Kulkarni/ Rediff.com where Indian television is going wrong.

Balika Vadhu writer on how to get a break in TV

Balika Vadhu writer on how to get a break in TV

Rediff.com4 May 2011

Gajra Kottary, one of India's most successful television scriptwriters shares her success mantras and tips on how one can become a successful scriptwriter.

Excerpt: 'Chandan... make love to me today'

Excerpt: 'Chandan... make love to me today'

Rediff.com21 Apr 2011

An excerpt from former journalist and award-winning television scriptwriter Gajra Kottary's debut novel, Broken Melodies.

I am not a superwoman: Author Gajra Kottary

I am not a superwoman: Author Gajra Kottary

Rediff.com20 Apr 2011

Former journalist and award-winning television scriptwriter Gajra Kottary discusses how she coped with writing her debut novel, Broken Melodies, scripting for the popular soap Balika Vadhu and being a mom.