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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.

Manya Tyagi (1 Post )

Manya is a Std. IV student in Apeejay School, Noida. She is enthusiastic about Sports and Art & Craft. Soon after exploring her stint at skating, Manya now plays Tennis and keeps improving her drawing skills. She is an animal lover, loves swimming and is a happy-go-lucky child.

Michele Baron (1 Post )

World-traveler and former Fulbright Scholar Michele Baron currently lives in Kyrgyzstan with her husband and 3 children. She self-published A Modest Menu: Poverty, Hunger and Food Security, in Poetry and Prose, in August, 2015, and A Holiday Carol at year’s end, 2015. A World Bank/Urgent Evoke-2010 top-ten-finalist and presenter/publisher of four local/globally-scalable projects at the World Environment Education Congress (WEEC) 2013, Ms. Baron develops outreach projects, writes poetry, prose, and non-fiction, is an active musician, painter, artist and lecturer. Small groups of her poems have been published in anthologies by Barry Mowles, Brian Wrixon, Different Truths (Arindam Roy, ed.), The Dawn Beyond Waste (Microsoft/GIZ; Joie Bose/Ananya Chatterjee, eds.), and Ampat Koshy. She is the recipient of a Reuel International Award certificate for her writing. Among her other works, she has a self-illustrated book The Dreaming Rugs awaiting publication.

Nafees Ahmed (1 Post )

Nafees Ahmed loves Cinema. Loves Coffee. Loves Food. Loves his gal. Loves Music. Drools over home made Biryani. Unbiased, unjudgemental and unprofessional writer with a little tweak of sarcasm. Enslaved to a '9 to 6' job as software professional.

Nalini Srivastava (3 Posts )

Nalini is a poet at heart and writer by choice. A teacher by profession, she is a mother of a 9 year old son. With one collection of dark genre short stories to her credit, she dreams of her poems getting published soon. A passionate Lucknowite and an ardent Indian, she loves to dream and to work hard to make them come true.

Naveen Anand (1 Post )

Naveen Anand is an Engineer from IIT Delhi and a Management Graduate from IIM Ahmedabad. His company, Baseline Technologies, is a pioneer in the manufacture of sound and vibration instruments in India. He is a passionate music lover actively engaged in helping run the trust 'Ibaadat Foundation' which honours poets and celebrates poetry through music.

Nazir Wani (3 Posts )

A Kashmir University Gold medalist (2002) in English Literature, Wani Nazir, from Pulwama J&K India, is an alumnus of the University of Kashmir, Srinagar. Presently working as Lecturer English in the Department of Education, J&K, he has been writing both prose and poetry in English, Urdu and in his mother tongue Kashmiri. He is a voracious reader and reviewer. He contributes his brain-children- his poetry and prose, in Kashur Qalm and The Significant League, and has been receiving laurels for his writings.

Neha (1 Post )

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

Neha Arora (8 Posts )

A day dreamer, chocoholic, golgappe lover, loves reading & day dreaming of traveling throughout India. Khaled Hosseini and Elizabeth Gilbert are favorite authors.

Niilesh A Raje (3 Posts )

Niilesh A Raje views writing as meditation. He is a "Business Analyst" by profession and a "Writer" by passion. In 2007, he was selected as "The Youth of the Nation" to represent India at the first CCS World Youth Forum held in the European Parliament, Brussels on the theme of Leadership and Motivation. As a thought leader he also received the invitation as India delegate to The Climate Project's Asia-Pacific Summit held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2009 to undergo personal training from Al Gore (Ex-Vice President of America and Nobel Peace Prize laureate). With a strong publication background his articles have been published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), a leading association in the profession of Business Analysis in USA, in ProjectTimes.com, Business Analyst Times and In Flight Magazines to name a few. His magazine "Nosstalgiaaa", a free online bi-monthly magazine pays homage to the masters of Hindi cinema and enlightens the readers on all facets of film making through articles, interviews, trivia, anecdotes and book reviews. Nosstalgiaaa, is the first of its kind and is solely dedicated to the golden era of Indian Cinema.

Nikita Goel (1 Post )

A Writer by passion and profession, Nikita Goel is working as a Editor and Compiler for Purple Hues Anthology Series. A passionate Lifestyle Blogger from New Delhi currently residing in United States of America, her short stories and poems have been published in Print through various Anthologies, including Roses and Rhythms by Serene Publishers, A Phase Unknown Women by Sanmati Publishers, I am a Woman by Sanmati Publishers, Purple Hues -1 by Sanmati Publishers, Rhyme and Rhythms by First Step Publishing ( Available in 21 countries worldwide), Chixipedia by Moments Publications, Musings of the Stars by Rain Drops Company Her short stories and poems have also been published online and in print, including Sniffer's E - Magazine, Readomania, Aagman , The Arrival. Her Blog -The Enchantress has been ranked amongst India's Best Blogs consistently for three consecutive years in The Directory of Best Indian Blogs. You can write to her at nikitagoel1988@gmail.com

Nilanjana Dey (2 Posts )

Nilanjana Dey is a post-graduate in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (India). Her first novel, a children’s tale, The Adventures of Puti – The Cheese Trail, was published in 2013. At the moment, her corporate satire – The Crossover – is being serially published in Café Dissensus. She also loves to experiment with poetry. She is also a marketing and communication professional based out of Mumbai, India.

Nileena Bhuvanendran (1 Post )

Nileena Bhuvanendran, is an emerging poet from Kerala .She has had her poems published on daily newspaper 'The Navahind times'. Some of her works have appeared in blogs and club magazines. She draws her inspiration from observing nature, people and activities.

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.

Niraj Shah (1 Post )

Niraj Shah, is a Civil Engineer by Profession but is passionate about poetry. He writes ghazals and Nazms. ‘Safha-e-Dil’, Page of my Heart, is his Facebook Page, which is dedicated to ghazals and shayari in general. He is passionate about Urdu poetry and its history. He has written articles on the similar subject in Mid-day, a tabloid published in Mumbai. Currently, he is researching on great poets starting from early 18th century and is working on his first book on ghazals.

Niroj Kumar Sethi (1 Post )

Niroj Kumar Sethi is a Research and Teaching Assistant,School of Humanities,IGNOU,New Delhi.

Nitish Pahwa (1 Post )

Nitish Pahwa is a senior majoring in professional writing with a concentration in editing and publishing. He is passionate about the arts and has written about music and culture for various websites and publications. He owns way too many books and CDs, but somehow it’s never enough. Follow him on Twitter @pahwa_nitish.

Rajat Mukherjee (1 Post )

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

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.

Sankar V Murali (1 Post )

I am a class Vl student, studying in Rishabh Public School. I like to write poems and short stories.

Today’s Motivation

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."