This blog has now officially been shut down

It has been a good run. I began from 36 and counting and now am at 43 and counting. And rather tired of counting. And blogging. And have nothing much to say of any relevance, but then when did I ever, and when did it stop me, you might say and rightly so.
So here is a big, heartfelt thank you to all you readers who stuck with me through thick, and well thin never happened despite all that dieting and walking the minute mile I wrote about, and I love you all and I hope sometime to meet you, shake your hands and talk about the good old days when one blogged for the fun of it and for the comments and not for page views and hits and klout scores.

The primary blog will now be You can find me there. All I will post are columns, book related info and event info and occasionally, ramblings. And of course, I am on twitter, during coffee breaks. Until I bore of that too.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral is a writer and major social media influencer. After quitting her full-time journalist’s job when her son was born, Kiran became a mommy blogger on the internet, with a remarkably original voice. She was a journalist at The Asian Age, The Times of India, features editor Cosmopolitan, India Cultural Lead and Trend spotter at Gartner Iconoculture US, Senior Consultant at Vector Insights, Ideas Editor, SheThePeople.TV. Kiran is currently a celebrated author and an independent research and media consultant. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards for Literary Contribution in 2017. The Indian Council of UN Relations (ICUNR) supported by the Ministry of Women and Children, Govt of India, awarded her the International Women’s Day Award 2018 for excellence in the field of writing. In 2021 she was awarded the Womennovator 1000 Women of Asia award. In 2022, she was named amongst the 75 Iconic Indian women in STEAM by Red Dot Foundation and Beyond Black, in collaboration with the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and British High Commission, New Delhi. Her novella, Saving Maya, was long-listed for the 2018 Saboteur Award, supported by the Arts Council of England in the UK. Her novels 'The Face At the Window’ and ‘Missing, Presumed Dead were both long-listed for Jio MAMI Word to Screen, and ‘The Face at the Window’ was showcased at the South Asian Film Festival 2019. The Kitty Party Murder was shortlisted for the Popular Choice award at the 2021 JK Papers TOI AutHER awards. Her other books include The Reluctant Detective, Once Upon A Crush, All Aboard, Karmic Kids-The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You, A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up, True Love Stories, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Parenting, Raising Kids with Hope and Wonder in Times of a Pandemic and Climate Change, More Things in Heaven and Earth and Rising: 30 Women Who Changed India. She also has published short stories in various magazines, in acclaimed anthologies like Have A Safe Journey, Boo, The Best Asian Speculative Fiction 2018, Grandpa’s Tales, Magical Women and City of Screams. Kiran lives in Mumbai with her family. Social media handles Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Linkedin:
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12 Responses to This blog has now officially been shut down

  1. Childwoman says:

    I will miss you and your posts on the blog. But there is a new beginning for everything. All the very best for your path of literary glory. Hope to meet you sometime and thanks for all the laughs.




  2. D says:

    Hey, I was a regular reader here, though rarely commented. I loved your blog, and have read both your books. All the best for your next books….cheers, D


    • Kiran Manral says:

      Thank you so much for the kind wishes. Do keep visiting for updates and blog posts from Parent Quotient and


  3. Raj Groups says:

    articles were too good here!


  4. amita says:

    Thanks a lo Kiran, Your blog and books were lovely to read. Wishing you loads of success 🙂


    • Kiran Manral says:

      Thank you so much Amita. There are more books on the way. And I still write at and Parle G’s Parent Quotient. Hope to see you there.


  5. Enjoyed this space Kiran. All the best with everything. Thanks for sharing your life and times here.


  6. IdeaSmith says:

    Hugs, K. It’s my privilege to be able to continue conversations with you elsewhere. This blog has been fun. 🙂


  7. jyothy says:

    visiting your blog after a while.
    Am quiet disappointed to learn that you shutdown this blog.
    I have really enjoyed this blog and karmic kids.
    Love your humor.

    All the best to you kiran.


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