It is mesmerizing to see authors experiment with color. Yes, authors, not just illustrators! In the past, authors like Nancy Raj have given color a different spin. In Many Colours of Us, Lavanya Kapahi makes words come alive and appeal to the senses. “What colour shall I be?” wonders the baby bird. And as her feathered friends hop forward one by one to claim their own colour as best, they pick out hues from across the country. Pink like Kutch flamingos, purple like fiery Naga chillies, red like the Satpura’s palash, black like Bhadra panthers… Vibrant palettes take us on a visual journey across India, reflecting that it’s the diversity that is delightful, the medley that is most magical.