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A hand-picked basket of cherries from the world of most talked about books and popular posts on creative literature, reviews and interviews, movies and music, critiques and retrospectives ...
to enjoy, ponder, wonder & relish!
 

Chaitanya Vats (1 Post )

Chaitanya Vats is a VIth standard student, studying in Loyola School, Jamshedpur. He is a good orator and loves to draw and play sports.

Diwakar Pokhriyal (1 Post )

Diwakar Pokhriyal is a writer by passion. He has written 10 poetry books and 1 short story collection which are published. He has been a part of 64 anthologies/magazines with writers around the world. His works are also included in various websites. He is also a part of "Limca Book of Records - 2015" as he participated in "Synthesis - The First book on Duet Poetry". He has won Poiesis Award for Excellence in Literature in 2014 for his short story. His work was selected by Aseem Ahmad Abbasi (famous Bollywood lyricist) to be included in a Hindi poetry anthology. He is also a member of GRV Band as a rhythmic guitarist and song writer. His songs can be enjoyed on You tube channel of GRV Band

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.

Pakanati Lakshmi Priya (1 Post )

Pakanati Lakshmi Priya, was into vintage films and music right from childhood. She observed and absorbed a lot from her father who himself was a good collector of filmy memorablia, a tradition carried on by her brother who whose house is a treasure trove of collections. An avid book reader Priya chooses to call herself a student throughtout her life. Though a university gold medallist from Osmania University in M.Sc Zoology, she went on to do her M.B.A from the same university and taught marketing in a business school for 5 years. Due to delicate health she quit her job and is currently running music groups on the Facebook much to the delight of vintage fans as they continue to enjoy her posts of old films , songs and information.

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.

Parama Sinhapalit (2 Posts )

A scholar of International Relations based in Singapore, Parama has been studying Mandarin for the last 5 years. She is very keen to share her skill and introduce the language to the Indian audience including the tiny tots. An avid traveler, Parama also likes sharing her experiences in different parts of the world and enjoys creative writing.

Paridhi Bhardwaj (11 Posts )

Paridhi is a consistent prize winner in painting and art and craft competitions. She also enjoys taekwondo, badminton and other competitive sports.

Paromita Mukherjee Ojha (1 Post )

A voracious reader, brand new mother of an 11month old princess, mostly on the move having worked with corporate houses for five years and now being the better half of defense personnel. Currently on a sabbatical and awaiting doctoral degree. Have been associated with various Editorial boards of in-house college magazines by virtue of being an Assistant Professor of English/soft skills. Publications include multiple papers on varied topics of Management and English Literature in reputed journals. Few poems and short stories published in Readomania. Aspire to write a novel sometime in the near future. Regularly expresses her thoughts on: paromitamukherjeeojha.wordpress.com

Parth (5 Posts )

Since the time he was in Std. I Parth has been a prolific pencil sketch artist and loves to sketch out his imaginations and observations on paper on the spur of the moment. He is a topper in his class and he actively participates in co-curricular activities.

Partha Sarathi Mukherjee (1 Post )

Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, alias Sarathi Lokenath is a teacher of English literature and also a published poet and writer in various anthologies and e-zines. After his premature superannuation, he is still in teaching profession at the age touching sixty. He is the author of “Between Life”, an anthology of poems in Amazon. He seeks criticism, through which best correction comes. He has recently received the International Reuel Prize for Best Teacher (2017), instituted by The Significant League, at Delhi Litexperia on August 2017.

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.

Parveen Sethi (1 Post )

Parveen Sethi, 42, is a housewife and mother of two college going children. She says she writes poems because they come whispering to her and force her to pen them down. She has been published in few anthologies so far.

Paulami DuttaGupta (1 Post )

Born in Shillong, many moons ago, with schooling at Loreto Convent, and an English Honors from St. Edmunds College, Paulami Duttagupta started her career with All India Radio Shillong. She had written and also given her voice to a few shows there. Later she came down to Kolkata and got a post graduate degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University.  She had also taken up a fancy to learning Spanish, but today confesses that she has forgotten most of it. She has written for ‘The Times of India’ in the ‘Guwahati-Shillong plus Edition’ and also ‘The Shillong Times’.  Television had always attracted her and was connected to the Bangla TV industry for about 6 years. She was associated with ETV- Bangla, Akash Bangla and Sony Aath in this period. Having left her day job in 2012, Paulami took up full time writing. Her first novel, 'Pinjar' released in early 2012. Her second novel 'Unplanned Destinty' released in 2014. She is also the screenplay writer of the national award winning Khasi film – 'Ri Homeland of Uncertainty'. 'Ri' has been adapted into a novel and released in September’ 14. Apart from writing full length novels, she has written several short stories and articles. She has also contributed to the Minds@work Anthology and the Family Matters International Anthology in 2013. Recently she has contributed to the 'Roots and Meanderings: Anthology of Selected Short Stories', 'Her Story Anthology', and 'Celebrating India – Love across Borders Anthology'. When she is not writing or watching movies, Paulami is either reading biographies or classic pieces of literature. Cricket, food, cinema, books and music are an integral part of her life.  She is currently working on her next project as movie script writer and editing and compiling an anthology titled ‘Marijuana Diaries.’ Her next novel ‘After a Decade of Solitude’ will release in 2015.

Payel Ganguly (1 Post )

Payel Ganguly is a teacher and educator by profession and a creative writer, textile designer, painter and poet by passion. Many of her creative works have been published and she has received various international awards for painting.

Peeyush Sharma (7 Posts )

Consulting Editor Learning and Creativity and Silhouette Magazine. To talk of a few passions of Peeyush, one must start with music. He is known to be a collector of music and information pertaining to Indian cinema (majorly Hindi) spanning a period from early 1930s to 1980s. He has a large collection of Bengali and Punjabi music and material as well. He also boasts of a huge library of related material. Peeyush has delivered talks and lectures on music appreciation, contributed write ups in numerous news papers and magazines. He has co-authored a tribute publication on Anil Biswas. He has co-hosted radio talk shows on music and met and interviewed a number of personalities. Occasionally, he delivers talks even now. Peeyush has been the founder secretary of the prestigious, Vintage Hindi Music Lovers Association in Bangalore that honored Anil Biswas in 1985. He is known as a storehouse of old Hindi music and information regarding music and movies. Peeyush is well read in Vedic culture and literature and is invited in various centers to deliver enlightening lectures on Vedic values. His range spans from four Vedas to Upanishads and Darshans as well as Bhagvad Gita. He has delivered talks on Yog Darshan in Yoga schools and large gatherings. He currently lives in Oshawa, Ontario in Canada.

Perveiz Ali (1 Post )

Born in the eighties in Pampore, the world famous Saffron Town of Kashmir, Perveiz Ali, a poet educationist, is enthused by perennial poetry of famous Kashmiri poetic figures like Lal Ded, Wahab Khar, Rusool Mir, Habba Khatoon, and Mahjoor. Apart from the influence of these great bards, his poetry is strikingly influenced by Sir Mohamnad Iqbal, Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ahmed Faraz, Mir Takki Mir, Aga Shahid Ali and Keats. His original poetry has gained him considerable appreciation not only in his nation, but internationally also. Apart from contributing to more than 45 anthologies internationally,his work has been published in various magazines like The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Afflatus, Caesura journal, Different Truths, The Mind Creative etc and numerous other poetry blogs. His poems have been taken for World Women Empowerment Promotion 2015 and World Healing, World Peace 2016. In addition to poetry, he has contributed through reviewing books for various newspapers, online portals and journals like eFiction, Dialogue Times, Kashmir Pen, etc. He is presently associated with an online poetry forum, Koshur Qalam as an administrator.

Pheba Mathai (1 Post )

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

Pooja Purohit (1 Post )

Pooja Purohit, (36), is a student of Micro Biology. She has a flair for writing. Her other hobbies are reading, spending time with family and playing puzzle games. Currently she works with a UK based MNC. She takes life as it comes.

Pramila Khadun (1 Post )

Pramila Khadun is a poetess from the island of Mauritius. She holds a degree in Food Science from S.N.D.T Women’s University, Pune, India and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education(P.G.C.E) from the Mauritius Institute of Education.She had been Head of the Department of Food Studies Department at Modern College and part-time lecturer at the Mauritius Institute of …Education.She has three collections of poetry published and more are on the way. Recently her textbook ‘Food and Nutrition Simplified’ was launched by Lifi Publications at the Kolkata and Delhi World Book Fair and her novel entitled ‘When Love Speaks’ will soon be in print.Now she is comfortably retired and lives with her husband Raj and three children,Dr Rajnee, Priyumvada and son Kaviraj, an airline pilot.She spends time, reading, writing and travelling and her life flows with the beautiful grace of love and peace.

Pratima Apte (1 Post )

Pratima Apte is an English Honours graduate of IP College, Delhi University. Words are her world, especially the printed/written version! Her writings have been featured in anthologies published by Different Truths, Glomag, Hall of Poets and Yayati Madan Gandhi’s publications. She feels grateful to The Significant League, for their indulgence of her. She also treasures her very first prize, a copy of Ballad of Bapu, autographed by author Dr. Santosh Bakaya who also selected her ghost story for Darkness There But Something More Anthology.

Pratishtha Majumdar (3 Posts )

Pratishtha Majumdar, a Law student, is a passionate and a creative artist in drawing and painting specializing in water colour , pencil sketch and still life. She bears a special perspective towards thematic art and is very keen to make book covers, posters, cards etc. She has been prominent since her childhood for her artistic thoughts and was awarded many times. She always remains active in the arena of art and drawings.

Preetika Bhardwaj (3 Posts )

Preetika Bhardwaj is a talented little artist. She loves to draw and paint her thoughts and imagination with oil pastels and crayons.

Priya Saggi (3 Posts )

A Television script writer by profession with an undying thirst for all things creative. A knowledge junkie on the lookout for the next fix! An obsessive reader, an amateur star gazer and a firebrand who lives by her own rules.

Priyanka Chauhan (2 Posts )

Priyanka is a Post Graduate in Print Journalism from India's prestigious Institute Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Thereafter, She worked for Press Trust of India (PTI) as a journalist. She is also a Post Graduate and Graduate in English Literature from Gargi College, Delhi University. Priyanka believes in expanding knowledge beyond the set terrain, therefore, she earned international certification from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Intellectual Property. Also qualified to teach as a faculty of Communication Skills, she chose writing as her first love. Her articles have been published in the Indian Express, The Times of India, Press Trust of India, The Hindu, Woman's Era magazine.

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.

Today’s Motivation

“They're only crayons. You didn't fear them in Kindergarten, why fear them now?” 
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“They're only crayons. You didn't fear them in Kindergarten, why fear them now?” ― Hugh MacLeod