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Anantha (8 Posts )

Anantha is an IT Professional. Writing is her passion. She writes short stories, small stories for children, play scripts for theater, and also books and movie reviews. She is a professional book reviewer working for a book promotional company based out of United States. She regularly conducts storytelling workshops for kids. She runs a book club for children where kids meet every week to discuss and brainstorm about the books they have read.

Dr T Rama (2 Posts )

I am an educational professional teaching English to undergraduates, PG, CAT, GMAT aspirants, and other professionals. I have been teaching for more than 25 years now. Besides teaching I wish to create a positive impact on students with my practical approach to life. I believe in the saying “Whatever happens, happens for our good.”

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.

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.

Rachna Rajesh (4 Posts )

After being in the chemical engineering profession for two decades, Rachna is a homemaker by choice now. She stays busy deciding which of her diverse interests to pursue, leaving little room for doing much. Reading, writing, singing, painting, making short video montages and some community service are a few things she dabbles in. Through all of this, Hindi film music and R D Burman remain a constant in her life.

Radha Srinivasa Murthy (1 Post )

Radha Srinivasa Murthy is a Child Rights Activist and former Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore.

Radhika Mall (1 Post )

Radhika Mall is a poet, a History topper in class 10 (ICSE). After receiving 1st position in inter house music competition and interning with Womenite, she is currently studying in Lady Shri Ram College.

Raghav Agarwal (1 Post )

Raghav Agarwal is from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Raghav loves art.

Rahul Dang (4 Posts )

Rahul Dang is a digital marketer in Wisitech, with a passion for spinning engaging marketing campaigns for social media. Rahul has honed his skills in search engine optimization (SEO)social media marketing, and content creation, helping businesses grow their online presence and connect with their audiences meaningfully. Rahul loves watching movies and is also a passionate food blogger.

Rahul Mall (1 Post )

Rahul Mall is a passionate poet, writer and an artist who lives in the Kathmandu Valley, capital of Nepal. Having recently completed his Bachelors in commerce he is currently working in an advertising firm in Nepal. His works have been published in various online magazines and anthologies. He has also been featured on radio for his poetry. He believes that a paintbrush and a pen are the greatest weapons known to mankind and strives to learn and excel in both.

Raj Swaroop (4 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 (117 Posts )

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is an award-winning writer, performance storyteller and inspirational speaker with 49 books. His writings have been translated into 32 languages and included in 26 textbooks and many anthologies in various countries. Ramen has written across all genres ranging from picture books to adult fiction, satire, poetry, travelogues, biographies and on issues related to parenting and relationships. His writings have been published by the major publishing houses in India. His books brought out by National Book Trust (NBT), India have notched up sales of more than 4.9 lakh copies in just one year. Ramen has been invited to several international literary festivals as well as Indian events such as Jaipur Litfest and seminars organised by Sahitya Akademi and IGNOU. The author has won a total of 41 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT) over the years, which is among the highest by any writer. Ramen was chosen as the ‘Author and Storyteller of the Year’ (2022), on ‘Talking Stories’, London, UK’s number one Radio Programme dedicated to the art of storytelling. He was nominated as a Jury Member for the Best Children’s Author Category of The Times of India’s ‘Women AutHer’ Awards, 2020. Ramen was also selected as a mentor for the Scholastic Writers Academy. An alumnus of the prestigious Hyderabad Public School (HPS), Ramen is an Engineer & an MBA. He and his inspiration, his wife Madhavi, were General Managers at SAIL, when they took Voluntary Retirement to pursue their respective passions. Their children are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an Instagram following of 296 K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his dad’s books. Ramen is now a Cancer warrior and an inspiration to many. His website is www.ramendra.in and he has a page devoted to him on Wikipedia.

Rashida Murphy (1 Post )

Rashida Murphy has lived in Perth for most of her life. She has published widely in anthologies and journals. She has just finished a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

Ratnottama Sengupta (4 Posts )

A National Award winner for her Writings on Cinema, Ratnottama Sengupta is a natural writer with keen understanding of Cinema and Visual Art. A Journalist since 1978, she has been with The Times of India, The Telegraph, Screen and been the Editor of the online magazine CineBengal.com. Daughter of writer Nabendu Ghosh, she writes extensively on Cinema and on Art. She has contributed to Encyclopedia Britannica on Hindi Films, and has to her credit many titles including on Plastic Arts. Ratnottama has curated 'Little Languages Film Festival' in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata; 'Prosenjit: A Retrospective', Delhi; 'Bimal Roy Centenary', Goa, Kolkata; 'Bengali Cinema After Rituparno', Delhi; and initiated the 'Hyderabad Bengali Films Festival'. * She has been on IFFI Steering Committee; National and International Award juries; with CBFC; and on NFDC Script Committee. She scripted Mukul, a short film on Nabendu (2009). She debuts as director with And They Made Classics.

Ravi Sharma (1 Post )

Ravi Sharma is presently the Dean, Faculty of Performing & Visual Arts at M. D. University. Prior to this he was the Head, Deptt. Of Music, M. D. University, Rohtak & Director Incharge, SOPVA, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garh

Reema Das (1 Post )

Reema Das is a teacher, works in NGOs related to Environment ( Founder Member)and Heart Care. She grew up in a sleepy village in Sunpura, Lohit District, where she lived in a wooden bungalow, now almost 75 years old where the mighty Brahmaputra river flows by and spent her life amidst the natural beauty of Arunachal Pradesh .She was born in Assam, many years after ‘Chinese Aggression'. As her mother hails from Tripura, so she is the blend of three states of North-East. She became a teacher at the age of 21, where everyone used to call her 'pet teacher'.

Reena Prasad (3 Posts )

Reena Prasad is constantly losing things like pens, cats and her temper while settling down in the Sharjah desert and trying not become dust but you can find her poems in some anthologies and journals e.g. The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East,Angle Journal, Poetry Quarterly, etc. She is also the Destiny Poets, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology.

Reshma Parvez (1 Post )

Reshma Parvez teaches in Delhi Public School, Whitefield, in Bangalore, India. She writes poems in Hindi, Urdu and English and also essays, short stories and anecdotes on sensitive, heartfelt issues. Though she teaches little children, she calls herself an educationist and a thinker.

Rhiti Bose (6 Posts )

Rhiti Bose is a writer/blogger based in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, where she lives with her daughter, son and husband. She believes in being simple, kind and honest. Her main passion is writing, closely followed by travelling and reading endlessly. She is the Founder/Chief Editor of the blogazine Incredible Women Of India, which publishes inspirational life stories of real Indian women. Her short stories have been published in an anthology named ‘An Atlas of Love’ by Rupa publications, feminafastfiction.com, readomania.com. Rhiti is currently working on her first Novel. Rhiti also blogs at The Scattered thoughts of Mrs.Bose

Ridhanishaa Loganathan (1 Post )

Ridhanishaa is a Grade 7 student in Ambassador School, Sharjah

Ritesh Agarwal (1 Post )

Ritesh Agarwal, 30, is currently pursuing Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. He lives in Calcutta with his parents and three rabbits.

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 (royrituparna.com), 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.

Rohit Agarwal (2 Posts )

Rohit Agarwal is a blogger and a travel enthusiast. His blog at Trans India Travels provides information about various tourist spots in India.

Ronald Tuhin D’Rozario (4 Posts )

Ronald Tuhin D’Rozario was born at Calcutta and is a die heart Calcuttan. He loves his semi-British City and always maintains saying that, ’Calcutta may not have colours but it surely does have flavours.’ Ronald studied commerce with specialization in Marketing Management from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta. He is an avid reader and writes too. He has a keen interest in books, art, Literature, advertisements, art films and carnatic music. Many of his articles, short stories and poems have been published in various magazines and journals such as The TTIS, The Herald, The Little Messanger-news paper for Young Life, The Why Poll blog of author Hindol Sengupta & Ramona Sen and Reflection –W & R Mag. During his schooling years he had also worked for the TTIS (The Telegraph in Schools) Newspaper as a trainee student news correspondent.

Ronin (4 Posts )

A writer, poet, graphic designer, harmonica player, Ronin is an artist who loves to do whatever he does. He likes fiction and fantasy genre and is a huge fan of Van Gogh, comic book legend Stan Lee, Munshi Premchand, and Dan Brown to name a few. Ronin loves listening to old rock songs; Pink Floyd and Guns N' Roses are his all time favorite. Ronin also goes by the name of Shubhang Saurav in the mortal world, which is his birth as well as socially accepted name.

Rounak (4 Posts )

Rounak studies in Delhi Public School, Bangalore. His hobby is to curl up with a good book and collect coins.

Ruchi Chakraborty (1 Post )

Ruchi Chakraborty is a professional from college of arts Delhi. She can be contacted for placing orders for Quill Art for room decor, table decor, jewelry, gift decoration and other purposes by commenting on this post.

Rudrodip Majumdar (1 Post )

Dr. Rudrodip Majumdar holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA. Currently he is teaching and conducting research at IIT Bombay. Rudrodip takes great interest in Wildlife Conservation, Indian Classical Music, Creative Writing and Nature Photography. Rudrodip writes in Bengali, English and sometimes in Hindi as well. He usually writes in his pen name 'Anand Sehgal' that represents Joie de vivre. He has got his poetry published in bi-monthly literary magazine The Larcenist. His work has been also published in the debut issue of the literary magazine Foxtrot Uniform after winning 6th position in an online contest. His work has won position in Wuji International online poetry contest twice. He has two independent blogs and contributes in online Bengali blogging platform titled Chorjapod regularly. He has published in several Bengali magazines like Obokash, Shatadal, Melbandhan (a magazine for Bengali Diaspora living world-wide). He is also planning to launch a trilingual blogazine in near future. Rudrodip is an ardent fan of Kishore Kumar, R.D. Burman, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma.

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.

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.

Rupalim P Rabha (1 Post )

Rupalim P Rabha has been in the field of education for the past twenty five years, happily teaching English to students from primary to college level at different stages of her life. Books have always been her first love, not only as an entertainer, but also as one of the two main sources of wisdom, the only other source being life itself. After being a teacher and mother, she discovered another bonus in the habit of reading books, i.e, one can develop a mastery over a language effortlessly, simply through consistent reading! An unwavering faith in the power of books has goaded this bibliophile to unlock the treasure house of books to her children and students, and the rich dividends that she has earned through her endeavour has, in turn, reinforced her faith in the enchanting world of words.

Ryan DeJonghe (5 Posts )

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon.com and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog and Twitter.

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.

Zaynab Shahab (1 Post )

Hi, I am Zaynab Shahab, 9 years old and student of grade-5 in Our-own English high school (Girls), Sharjah. I love to be with my parents and enjoy playing with my friends. I am an avid dancer and like reading and writing

Today’s Motivation

A part of us is aging, the body; however another part is still young, the mind. Learning wonderful new things is an ongoing and a never ending process.  The satisfaction that comes along with lifelong learning is immense.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
Learning wonderful new things is an ongoing and a never ending process.