Pitara - Nirantar's very first Project!

A bi-monthly news and features magazine, Pitara was born out of our vision to make informative, entertaining and simply written material available for teachers, students, activists and newly-literate readers. Simple, not simplistic had been the motto. A special readership target for Pitara were those who have learned how to read, or those who have fragile literacy skills which they could forget because of a lack of appropriate reading material.

Published regularly since 1994, Pitara’s format was modified over the years based on readers’ feedback. Pitara today is being published as a series of booklets on a wide range of themes with the aim of reaching out to young readers in particular.


Ishq, Issue 99 — A special issue offering
stories of Love

Chahat, Issue 96 — A thought- provoking special
issue on sexuality