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Aabha Vatsa Midha (1 Post )

Aabha Vatsa Midha is an ex-teacher, a blogger, a poet and an author. She grew up in Allahabad and Zambia imbibing diverse cultures from a young age. She has four poetry books to her credit, titled Harmony, Home Alone, Miracle and Desire. Besides this she has contributed a poem towards an anthology , I am a Woman, a tribute to the poet Kamla Das. She has also authored a travelogue, Bafani Baba, To Amarnath Happily . A die hard optimist, a quintessential student of life and believes in the power of the written word. She was awarded Margdarshan Award by KRDWG in 2103 for being a social activist blogger.

Anindita Mahapatra (1 Post )

An engineer by qualification, an HR Manager by profession with work experience in Organization development, Training and CSR; I am an avid traveler by choice and a lover of art and culture. A trained musician, I enjoy listening to and playing music, both classical and light. I am most fascinated by Astronomy and Space science; and perceive situations with a creative bend of mind. In short, I look at life as a precious opportunity and have a passion for doing different things. The crux of life is to keep our souls rejuvenated. I believe in living my life in a way that is fulfilling for me and inspiring for others.

Dr Anjana Maitra (1 Post )

Dr Anjana Maitra is a class 1 Gazetted Officer in the Govt of Orissa and teaches in a Govt College. A writer, orator, news reader she is also an active Rotarian and conducts soft skills training all over India.

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.

Gopa Bhattacharjee (1 Post )

Gopa is an entrepreneur by profession but passionate about writing poetry. An absolute contrast to her work profile, she uses her passion for reading and writing during her free time, as she believes knowledge is boundless and needs to be dispersed. She is passionate about weaving poetry relating to the realities of lives and diversities of nature. She has a strong desire to reach out to the millions through her work, in order to make them aware of this art of spontaneous feelings. She lives in Kolkata with her husband Shuvayu and son Ahir.

Kabir Deb (4 Posts )

Kabir Deb was born in Haflong and completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Karimganj. After that completed his Graduation and Masters from Assam University, Assam. Poetry has been his passion and a hobby from childhood. He looks forward to change the society with the power of poetry. His work has been published in 'To be my Valentine' edition of Hall of Poets, Reviews Magazine, Bhor Foundation, Different Truths Magazine. He has recently received The Social Journalism Award from the Different Truths Magazine.

Kamalini Natesan (1 Post )

Kamalini Natesan is a teacher of French and a singer by learning. She has been writing poetry and stories for various magazines for the past ten years, and has recently published book reviews as well.

Kathy Jones (18 Posts )

Homemaker, Wife, Mother, Blogger, Freelancer, Health & Fitness freak based in Dallas, TX, United States. I work as a freelancer on projects and I review products, whatever I find interesting and of great use. From crafts tools, business tools, exercise equipment to gadgets and household items, I enjoy unboxing and reviewing products that are innovative and of high quality. My reviews are published in several online magazines and journals. Contact for professional and honest reviews of your products.

Kiren Babal (1 Post )

A Graduate in Psychology (hons), Kiren Babal has a flair for writing both in English and Hindi. She has dabbled many a shades with creativity. Be it doing plays in AIR, teaching in schools, theatre, writing scripts and short stories for children, etc, the focus remained in keeping her hobbies alive. To her credit she has 13 children books, five anthologies in English poetry and a solo poetry book in Hindi 'Didar-e-Dil’. Poetry she believes is just like a spring which wells out from our inner reservoir, called soul. She finds joy in little things that life offers, which become alive through the power of pen. Yet there's a long way to go. A homemaker, grandmother of four lovely children, she remains in gratitude to the Lord for whatever plan He has bestowed on her to fulfill the mission of this life.

Kirtana Prakash (1 Post )

Kirtana Prakash eats, sleeps and drinks stars. Well, astronomy is her favourite topic, closely followed by Harry Potter. She's a voracious reader and an avid Carnatic singer too.

Krishti Khandelwal (1 Post )

Krishti Khandelwal is a 12-year-old little girl who started playing with ink, emotions, words and imaginations in the lockdown. She has recently released her debut book The Symphony of My Words, a collection of poems of all flavours.

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.

Kushal Poddar (1 Post )

Kushal Poddar has been widely published in several countries and his poems have been included in prestigious anthologies such as Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc, Van Gogh’s Ear.  He has been featured amongst the poets for the month December by Tupelo Press, Vine Leaves Literary Journal's Best of 2014 and in various radio programs in Canada and USA. He presently lives at Kolkata and writes poetry, fiction and scripts for short films when not engaged in his day job as a lawyer in the High Court At Calcutta and as an English Language Trainer in various universities. He is the editor of the online magazine Words Surfacing. He authored The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press, Ohio), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), and Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP, Australia).

Lalit Magazine (1 Post )

After quitting a lucrative job, Lalit Magazine relocated from Mumbai to Bharatpur and started an institute for communication skills and personality development - Magazine Forum, which became immensely popular. This much sought after motivational speaker, is a cricket and theatre enthusiast. His theatre group Navankur staged many a successful play. Take the Plunge, a book, out of print now, based on the success stories of his students was quite a rage among the youth. Right now, he is giving finishing touches to his mystery novel written in the backdrop of Kashmir.

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.

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.

Pranati Bhat (1 Post )

Pranati Bhat is a 11-year old student, studying in 5th Grade of BGS Public School. She loves reading books, especially adventure stories, writing stories and loves dancing and singing. She also likes to play badminton and throw ball with her friends. Pranati loves watching children's movies and analysing them.

Rituparna Roy (1 Post )

Rituparna Roy is an academic and writer based in Kolkata. She is the author of South Asian Partition Fiction in English: From Khushwant Singh to Amitav Ghosh (2010) & co-editor of the ICAS Volume, Writing India Anew: Indian English Fiction 2000-2010 (2013). She is Initiator, the Kolkata Partition Museum Project that aims at the establishment of a Partition Museum in Kolkata. Roy blogs at Authors Electric and her own website (, and writes features and reviews for online portals and magazines. Her maiden collection of shorts - Gariahat Junction - was published in 2020 by Kitaab International, Singapore. She is currently working on a memoir and a co-edited volume of essays on the Bengal Partition.

Ritwik Matta (1 Post )

Ritwik Matta is an eight year old, studying in Delhi Public School, Ludhiana. His hobbies are reading books, playing guitar and swimming. He is the youngest member in his joint family.

Ruhail Andrabi (2 Posts )

Born in Jammu and Kashmir, Pulwama district, India, Ruhail Andrabi is currently pursuing doctorate degree in educational sciences with a specialization in educational psychology. While pursing his post graduation, when he was around 20 years of age, he discovered his passion for literature and philosophy. Largely self taught, he reads literature for the eternal joy of discovering the metaphysical questions of human nature. He is highly influenced by E. A Poe, Robert Frost, Oscar Wilde and JM Storm. He writes mainly on existentialism and love, realism and loneliness. Recently, eight of his poems got published in a journal called Dotism, based in Sydney, Australia.

Sana Tamreen Mohammed (1 Post )

Sana Tamreen Mohammed, M.A., B.Ed resides in Kolkata, India. She won The First Monsoon Haiku Competition, Kolkata. Presently, she works as a teacher when not working on her manuscript. She was featured in a radio show. Her poems were published in various online literary magazines and translated into four different languages.

Shubhankar Kundu (1 Post )

Shubhankar is 9 years old and a student of class IV. He has been good in academics and active in other curricular activities. From childhood, he has a strong liking towards arts and keeps on drawing different things. His favorite subject of drawing has been lord Ganesha. He also likes to play different sports. His favorite games include badminton, swimming, cricket and loads of indoor board games. With a childlike inquisitiveness and excitement, his aspirations keep on changing when asked on what he would like to do in future where his range goes from Pilot to Sport star, Artist to Armed personnel. He enjoys watching action movies of Salman Khan. Some of his all-time favorites are Singham, Dabang and Chennai Express. Emotional by nature, he has strong attachment towards family. He enjoys and cherishes time with siblings and relatives. He has big friend circle and always ready to make new friends.

Zahra Abbas Manasawala (1 Post )

My name is Zahra Abbas Manasawala. I study in Our Own English High School, Sharjah - Grade 6. I love reading, Swimming, dancing, and hula hooping. I started writing stories and poems since I was nine. My parents encouraged me to write ‘The Haunted House’.

Today’s Motivation

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson