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Aditi Rattan (1 Post )

Aditi Rattan is a bright and creative 8 year old. She loves to paint, recite poems and role play.

Aditya Bhushan Mahajan (1 Post )

An IT professional with a keen interest in Observing things ranging from human behavior, emotions, creativity and anything that makes me think. Crazy about exploring knowledge through reading, observations and above all argumenting. Creative aspects include writing poems, short scripts, movie reviews, painting. Writes firstly for himself and Nothing provides more satisfaction than getting a weird situation and weave a story/poem around it. A great admirer of Gulzar and Kishore Kumar.

Amarpreet Kaur (1 Post )

Amarpreet is Partner – Performance & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at HRhelpdesk.in. An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Amarpreet is founder and Partner at HRhelpdesk.in. The company which was founded in September 2010 and works on a unique concept of work from home supporting women professionals who choose to pursue career opportunities outside of the practice of travelling to office. Over the years Amarpreet has been involved in consulting Indian, Japanese and American clients in building, stabilising and efficiently running the people agenda in their companies. While Amarpreet has expertise in all areas of Human Resources, the notable projects that she has lead are in the area of compensation benchmarking, women at workplace initiatives, policy design and implementation. She has also been actively involved in women empowerment, diversity, PoSH and culture building related activities, which not only are the basic essentials expected by employees, but have a direct correlation to the top line of the company.

Anamika Dutta (1 Post )

Anamika is an English Literature student from West Bengal/India. She is also a freelance writer/blogger on WordPress/Blogspot.

Anshula (9 Posts )

Anshula, a student of ASN Sr Sec School, loves to draw and color, listen to soft music, watch good movies, read mythology and explore new places during her vacations. She has her own blog on Learning and Creativity and also writes in Silhouette Magazine.

Antara Nanda Mondal (72 Posts )

Editor in Chief, Learning and Creativity; Consulting Editor, Silhouette Magazine As a professional business journalist, Antara spent 14 years covering business stories but alongside kept alive her passion for writing on cinema. She writes extensively on the changing trends of music, direction and filmmaking in cinema and her articles aim to provide well-researched, complete and accurate information on the legends of cinema for the movie enthusiast. She is also the Founder-Editor of Blue Pencil, a New Delhi-based publishing house and recently edited and published Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman, the biography of SD Burman written by HQ Chowdhury. Her articles have also been published in Dearcinema.com and Du-kool.com. Antara is Editor-Creative Director of Wisitech InfoSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

Antarip Siddhanta (1 Post )

Antarip Siddhanta studies in Std II in Patha Bhawan, Kolkata. He loves colours, cars, long drives and dreams about driving the fastest and smartest cars when he will be allowed to hold the steering wheel.

Arati Rajan Menon (5 Posts )

Arati Rajan Menon is Deputy Editor, Harmony Magazine.

Aroop Banerjee (3 Posts )

Founder and Partner of the Avyudaya Centre for Transformation. Aroop Banerjee is an entrepreneur, explorer, learner and enjoys working with new ideas, strategies and businesses. He brings with him unique experiences of working with quite a few start-ups and bringing them to the stage of self sufficiency. He has keen ability to connect with the ground realities and work out practical ways to achieve business goals.

Arpita Pramanick (1 Post )

Arpita Pramanick is pursuing B.Tech. She has an occasional interest in creative writing.

Atul Rajpoot (1 Post )

Canada-based Atul likes to capture nature's different moods. A spirited amateur photographer, Atul's shots take you through a virtual tour of the places he explores and its wonderful living creations.

Bhanavi Mathur (3 Posts )

Bhanavi Mathur is in 12th grade at Bluebells School International. She enjoys writing musings and poetry.

Bipasha Nath (1 Post )

As an aspiring journalist, Bipasha loves to read novels and write short stories. She's currently waiting for the Board exams to whiz past her without exactly feeling its presence while it happens.

Chaitali Wadhwa (3 Posts )

Namaste! I'm Chaitali Wadhwa. I'm a poet by choice and a debater by nature. I aspire to be a lawyer!

Debarati Bhattacharjee (1 Post )

Debarati Bhattacharjee is a scientist by profession. When she is not working, which is often, she watches movies and reads books, and dreams of going to exotic lands. She is an avid traveller and frequently dreams of a parallel universe where she is a hot shot travel writer for Discovery/NatGeo/Lonely Planet.

Debasish Bhattacharya (13 Posts )

A freelancer consulting Social Development Specialist. Debasish works in large-scale infrastructure development projects in India and abroad as well. An Anthropologist turned Regional Planner Debasish is fond of several activities from writing travelogues to cooking, from sketching, painting, photography to dress designing, embroidering to choreographing. Whenever he feels, in the early mornings or dead of nights, he sits with doing something creative that is so close to his heart.

Divyam Kaushik (1 Post )

MBA in Marketing from ICFAI Pune. Divyam is an avid traveler and loves to paint and sketch during his free time.

Dr Bhaskar Bhattacharyya (1 Post )

Consultant Ophthalmologist at Disha Eye Hospitals, West Bengal. Keen traveler and enthusiastic photographer, Dr Bhaskar Bhattacharyya enjoys capturing his memorable travel moments through his camera lens.

Dr Nandini Sahu (3 Posts )

Dr. Nandini Sahu’s preoccupation with poetry began very early in life, and today she is a major voice in contemporary Indian English poetry. Dr. Nandini Sahu (1973) has accomplished her doctorate in English literature under the guidance of Late Prof. Niranjan Mohanty, Prof. of English, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She is a poet and a creative writer of international repute, has been widely published in India, U.S.A, U.K., Africa and Pakistan. Dr. Sahu has presented papers on various subjects in India and abroad. She is a double gold medalist in English literature and also the award winner of All India Poetry Contest, the Shiksha Ratna Purashkar and Bouddha Creative Writers’ Award. She is the author/editor of ten books titled “The Other Voice”(a poetry collection), “Recollection as Redemption”, “Post-Modernist Delegation to English Language Teaching”, “The Silence”(a poetry collection),“The Post Colonial Space: Writing the Self and the Nation”,“Silver Poems on My Lips(a poetry collection), Folklore and the Alternative Modernities (Vol.I) and Folklore and the Alternative Modernities (Vol. II), Sukamaa and Other Poems ) and Suvarnarekha (An Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing in English) all of those published from New Delhi. She has one poetry collection under publication, Sita (A Poem). Presently, she is an Associate Professor of English in Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi. She is continuing her D.Litt. on Native American Literature. Dr. Sahu has designed academic programmes/courses on Folklore and Culture Studies, Children’s Literature and American Literature for IGNOU. Her areas of research interest cover Indian Literature, New Literatures, Folklore and Culture Studies, American Literature, Children’s Literature and Critical Theory. She is the Chief Editor/Founder Editor  of Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and Language(IJLL), a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal in English.

Dr. Janet Brill (4 Posts )

Dr. Janet Brill (Ph D, RD, LDN) is a renowned nutrition & fitness expert, writer and consultant. She is the author of three books - Cholesterol Down, Prevent a Second Heart Attack and Blood Pressure Down book. She blogs to share Mediterranean recipes and tips to promote health and longevity.

Gunjan Joshi (3 Posts )

Gunjan Joshi is a Delhi based Editor who loves to explore every facet of art and literature. A nature-lover and an avid bibliophile, she loves classics in every form. A perfect weekend evening for her is smelling the waft of a classic hardback in her bed followed by a classic movie.

Haimonti Dutta (2 Posts )

Haimonti Dutta is an assistant professor at the State University of Buffalo, New York. She lives with her husband, Manoj K Pooleery and 4.5 year old son, Agneya Dutta Pooleery at Ewing, NJ.

Hardamann Singh (1 Post )

Hardamann Singh is a post graduate in Psychology and has an extensive experience in working in the field of severe disability. Currently he is working with high risk groups on HIV/AIDS and has started scribbling poetry and short stories, and is actively involved in creative writing groups in Facebook.

Hema Rao (1 Post )

Hema is a freelance children's story/content writer and copy-editor. She is currently based in Bangalore (India).

Himadri Agarwal (1 Post )

Himadri Agarwal is a Humanities student of Modern High School. Words are her first love and till date, she is more loyal to them than anyone else. When she is not reading or writing, you'll find her listening to Passenger, sleeping or stuffing her face with chocolate. Her other hobbies include chasing the stars and dreaming out loud.

Himanshu Jha (1 Post )

Himanshu Jha is student of Std. VI, Rishabh Public School, Mayur Vihar - I, extn, Delhi

Himanshu Vashistha (1 Post )

Himanshu Vashistha writes poetry mostly in the form of Ballads because storytelling should be as natural as drawing breath. Forced into engineering, he found his voice in the 4th year after his 3rd break up with his 2nd girlfriend. He always believed he is the Rebel this world needs, and now he works full-time 9 to 6 @Wisitech as a Business Analyst. Might lose a couple of organs soon, but he loves beer and puffs throughout the weekends. Follow him on Instagram if you like his work, and if you don't, he might play violin during all your hangovers.

HQ Chowdhury (1 Post )

HQ Chowdhury is a freelance writer on music and films. He first wrote in the late 1960s for the People, an English daily from Dhaka and then for a while in the early 1970s for Cine Advance, published from Kolkata and Mumbai. He is the author of Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman (the biography of composer-singer SD Burman) and a recipient of the 2006 ‘Sachin Dev Burman Award’ from the Government of Tripura, India. HQ Chowdhury is the CEO of Plasma Plus, an application laboratory of science and technology of which he is also the founder. He was listed in the Marquis WHO’s WHO in the World of Professionals from 1997 to 2002.

Ipshita Nath (2 Posts )

Ipshita Nath is enrolled in the third semester of the Masters degree programme of the Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Jawaharal Nehru University, Delhi. Her research interests come under the rubric of Cultural Studies, though she has an abiding fondness for the textual mythologies of Shakespeare, Milton, Byron and nineteenth century British and American novelists. She occasionally indulges herself in écriture poesy, enjoys the music of Kumar and Burman, is as fascinated by the persona of Marilyn Monroe as by the works of Botticelli and Michelangelo, has an enduring passion for bi-chromatic American, Bengali and Hindi cinema and would like to get hold of a time-traveller to hop in to the ‘40s and the ‘70s.

Kshithi Bhanu Singh (1 Post )

Kshithi Bhanu Singh is currently working as a Business Correspondent but continues to harbour an undying love for all things literature.

Learning And Creativity Desk (206 Posts )

Learning & Creativity is your one stop resource for all that is associated with encouraging learning and creativity in children, teens and even adults. Learning & Creativity offers the finest literary works, tips, advice, art work, art supplies, books, book reviews, movie info… and more!

Lipi Bhattacharya (12 Posts )

A travel enthusiast and voracious reader. Lipi Bhattacharya spends her free time travelling to historical places and those lesser known terrains.

Madhu Verma (1 Post )

Workaholic and successful HR Manager, Madhu Verma is a die-hard fan of Jackie Shroff and watches movies for fun, de-stressing and time pass.

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury (3 Posts )

Maitreyee B Chowdhury is a web columnist, poet and creative writer. She is author of three books 'Reflections on My India', 'Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen: Bengali Cinema's First Couple' and 'Where Even The Present Is Ancient: Benaras'. She writes on cinema and art too. Maitreyee writes for Criterion Literary Journal; a journal of media studies 'Kottaka'; Indian Express (Bay Area); Indian Ruminations; YOMO Art Gallery (South East Asian Art House); Gallery 2000 (French Art House); The Sip of Life, etc.

Manish Uniyal (1 Post )

Manish an Engineer by profession loves to spend time by writing, making sketches and listening music. Passionate to etch life on paper, he feels some expressions can be better understood by putting them on paper in the form of sketches. Every heart has a story, so does every sketch !!!

Melorra (1 Post )

Melorra designs jewellery for the Western wardrobe. We have fashion stylists and jewellery designers working together to create fashion-inspired designs. At Melorra, our global trend-spotters spot the styles that'll make the cut for today's fashion scene across global runways like Paris and Milan. Then, our international design team interprets these trends to create jewellery. Melorra is available on iOS and Android, and on a mobile responsive site.

Monika Pant (1 Post )

Monika Pant is the author of Echoes From The Vortex (A Memoir) and Caught in Two Winds. Her stories and poems are published in several anthologies around the world. Her real life snippets are published in the Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul series and a short story written by her was listed for the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Neha (1 Post )

I am passionate about life, compulsive reader, constant traveler, blogger, random writer, seeker of stories and keepsake of memories.

Nimish Dhawan (1 Post )

Nimish Dhawan is a talented and hardworking boy. He has a natural flair for art and craft and he is just as good at his studies.

Pankaj Sharma (20 Posts )

Pankaj Sharma is an avid reader, an active blogger and a passionate writer who wishes to read all the classics written by the literary geniuses of 19th and 20th century.

Parvathy (2 Posts )

Parvathy, a girl of 18, hails from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. With a deep passion for writing, she gives words to her innate thoughts at her personal blog Silent Drizzle. She has her world pivoting around her brother, pen and music and is also published by online journal, Writer's Ezine.

Pheba Mathai (1 Post )

I love writing and reading books. I love music also. My favorite hobby is traveling.

Raj Swaroop (3 Posts )

My current interests include reading, foreign affairs, the occasional period movie, tennis and golf. I am an admirer of travel writing and 19th/ 20th century literature from India & around the world. Favourites include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Haruki Murakami, Ernest Hemingway and VS Naipaul among others. I would like to see Indian regional language writers get more mainstream and translation space. I live in Singapore with my family and work for a commodity trading firm.

Rajat Mukherjee (1 Post )

Rajat Mukherjee is an architect and urban designer based in Delhi.

Ramendra Kumar (79 Posts )

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a children’s writer with 35 books to his name. He has won 31 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years. This tally is the highest by any writer and is thus a national record. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His works have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Being an inspirational speaker and storyteller, he is a regular at leading seminars and literary festivals. He is the father of two children who are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an instagram following of 34K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his Dad's books. Website: www.ramendra.in

Rupali Gangopadhy​ay (1 Post )

Writer and Research Scientist in Kolkata. Rupali writes regularly for the prestigious "Desh" magazine of the ABP group, loves to explore the quiet, remote and unfrequented places and dabbles in nature photography.

Samina De (1 Post )

Samina De (Urmi) is a noted classical thumri singer based in Delhi. She is a devoted disciple of the Queen of Thumri Shobha Gurtu, who considered Samina as one of her most favourite students. Bangladesh-born Samina hails from a family of musicians. She is a regular Kheyal/Thumri artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and has performed at many classical music festivals all over India and at music gatherings in North America, UK, Europe and Bangladesh.

Sayan Roy (15 Posts )

Successful top ranking executive in an MNC bitten by wanderlust. Sayan Roy loves traveling around the world to pacify his wanderlust, often with wife Panchali Mukherjee Roy as able company. Although an amateur shutterbug, Sayan takes you through historical grandeur, natural marvels, exotic locales, mesmerizing scenery with amazing dexterity.

Siddhant (5 Posts )

Siddhant is a topper in his class, an Abacus champion and a talented cricketer. He loves to write on issues facing children and young people in society.

Siya Sahani (1 Post )

Siya Sahani is a student of Std. IV, Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar-I. She loves to colour, paint, draw and create lovely craft. She is also a medal-winning skating champ.

Soham Chakraborty (1 Post )

Engineering under graduate with keen interest in design and photography.

Sumauli Mukherjee (6 Posts )

As a content writer by profession and creative writer by passion, Sumauli Mukherjee loves penning her thoughts on the places she travels, the books she reads and the movies she watches. Being an amateur shutterbug, Sumauli enjoys to frame moments and shares a visual that her mind speaks.

Surojit Sengupta (2 Posts )

An amateur astronomer, poet, lyricist, composer, amateur photographer, singer and writer all rolled into one is what describes Surojit Sengupta. Surojit, a trainer by profession has been exploring the imaginative depths of his mind with his creative expressions.

Sushil Kumar (1 Post )

Sushil is a movie buff who loves to spend his free time watching movies from different genres and languages.

Swati Lahiri (1 Post )

Swati Lahiri is an educator turned entrepreneur and also a globetrotter by choice. She is a life logger and loves capturing random moments that find a place in her ramblings and photographs.

Swayam Ganguly (5 Posts )

Swayam Ganguly's novel titled “Love Films and Rock n Roll” (Alchemy Publishers) has been released recently. His next upcoming novel “Good, Bad and Ugly” (Supernova Publishers) is slated for release soon.

Tripathga Vatsa (1 Post )

Tripathga Vatsa lives in Jamshedpur and enjoys doing creative artwork, whenever her two energetic sons are not keeping her on her toes.

Uday Vatsa (5 Posts )

Uday Vatsa is an intelligent, creative boy. Getting A+ in all subjects is usual for him and he dreams of becoming a scientist or astronomer when he grows up.

Urvi Tyagi (1 Post )

Urvi Tyagi studies in Std. IV in Ryan International School, Noida. She loves to get good grades in her studies, enjoys learning classical dance and draws and paints in her free time.

Vivek Chib (9 Posts )

Vivek Chib is a practising advocate in New Delhi

Yashika Mahajan (1 Post )

I am 10 years old. I study in Std. V in Queen Mary's School Mayur Vihar-I Delhi. I love to write poems and stories.

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There are two possible results of an action.  Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act.  If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act.  The author says .......but you are doomed if you don't try.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
There are two possible results of an action. Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act. If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act. The author says ".......but you are doomed if you don't try."