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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!
 

Dr Ampat Varghese Koshy (19 Posts )

Dr Koshy A. V. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English at the College for Arts and Humanities for Girls, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has written, co-written or co-edited eight books of criticism and poetry to his credit with authors like A.V. Varghese, Gorakhnath Gangane, Angel Meredith, Madhumita Ghosh, Zeenath Ibrahim, Rukhaya MK and Bina Biswas and one of them 'A Treatise on Poetry for Beginners' was reprinted once as 'Art of Poetry.' He is a Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee (2012) and twice Highly Commended Poet in Destiny Poets UK ICOP (2013, 2014) and he was thrice featured in Camel Saloon’s The Hump for best poem/editor’s pick and once for best poem in Destiny Poets UK Website. Even as a child he won the Shankar's international award for writing. He is a reputed critic and expert on Samuel Beckett besides being a fiction writer and theoretician. His last books were Wake Up, India: Essays for Our Times, co-authored with Dr Bina Biswas and Mahesh Dattani's Plays: Staging the Invisibles co-edited with Bina Biswas. Three more are on the way, namely The Significant Anthology he is editing with Reena Prasad, a collection of stories to be published by Lifi and a collection of poetry with Bina Biswas and Pramila Khadun. He has edited or co-edited many books including A Man Outside History by Naseer Ahmed Nasir and Inklinks: An Anthology by Poets Corner and a novel for Lifi. He instituted the Reuel International Literary Prize in 2014 and runs an autism NPO with his wife Anna Gabriel. The first prize was given to Dr Santosh Bakaya. He administers with the help of others the literary group Rejected Stuff on Facebook. His poems have been studied in a research paper by Dr Zeenath Ibrahim and Kiriti Sengupta in Dazzling Bards and also translated into Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati,German and Malayalam. He won World Bank’s Urgent Evoke and participated in European Union’s Edgeryders. He has been interviewed extensively. He has other degrees, diplomas and certificates to his credit besides his doctorate on Beckett. He attributes everything to God’s grace and the prayers and good wishes of his loved ones.

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.

Tamchi Mingka (1 Post )

Tamchi Mingka is a student of Ane Moriam School, Sangram, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He likes to play football and read story books in his leisure time. His aim is to become a Civil Engineer.

Tanusri Gururaj (2 Posts )

Tanusri is a class VII student of DPS Noida. She has won prizes in painting competitions, Sloka recitation and music competitions and has represented her school on Sahara TV. In sports, she loves to play badminton and basketball.

Tanvi Nigam (1 Post )

Tanvi is an 11-yr-old student of Std. VII, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar - I, extn. She loves to draw and paint.

Tapan Dasgupta (8 Posts )

Tapan Dasgupta, a business associate caters to corporate brand promotion and scribbles at pastime to shape out literary forms.

Tapati Dutta (2 Posts )

Tapati Dutta is the niece of legendary singer Geeta Dutt. She retired as deputy education officer at Kolkata Municipal Corporation and spends her time listening to music, reading and travelling. She lives in Kolkata and visits her daughter in Houston often.

Tapeswar Prasad Yadav (1 Post )

Tapeshwar Prasad Yadav is a Graphic Designer currently working as an Asst. Librarian at St. Xavier’s College, Digha (Patna). Married to a beautiful woman with two loving daughters and a son, presently based at Patna. His schooling was from K.V.S. Jorhat (Assam), Sarsawa (U.P), Halwara (Punjab) respectively and graduation from Punjab University (Chandigarh). Painting, sketching, reading and music are some of his part time hobbies. Awarded Bihar Wibhuti Samman for his social work. He is the author of three books, Ansul Amef  [Meaning: Atma Prakash in hindi], released in the year 2002, Soul, released in 2013 by the Poetry Society of India, Gurgaon and Divine Trumpet released in 2014 by Shambhawi, Kolkata. Besides, his poetry has been featured in numerous international anthologies, journals and e-zines including Camel Saloon, Scaling Heights (an Anthology on Contemporary Indian English Poetry), inklinks, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry, Anthesis and Episteme: an online interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and multi-cultural journal. He has been included twice as ICOP: Roll of Honour as Faith centered poet of the year 2013 and 2014 as Highly Commended by Sir Louis Kasatkin, U.K.

Tapti Pal (1 Post )

Tapti Pal has been born a Bengali, brought up in Odisha and Kerala and settled in Jharkhand, which helped her broaden her horizons as a person and also as a writer. A University topper, she is a postgraduate , and M. Phil in bioscience. After a decade long stint as a school teacher, she quit in order to live a life of her choice. Teaching, music and reading continues to be her passion, Having a grown up son who is away from home to pursue academics, she has devoted her time to writing poems and prose pieces.

Tejasri Gururaj (2 Posts )

Tejasri Gururaj enjoys music, science and nature. She likes to read books and draw.

The Significant League (17 Posts )

The Significant League is a Facebook literary group which was started by a person who has a child with autism and hence has a special interest in it which explains why every April Autism Awareness month the group tries to do something connected with autism. This time, as for last year, it has been to trying to get its members to write poems on autism. Some very fine poems have come up as result.

Tikuli (3 Posts )

Brought up in Delhi in a family of liberal educationists Tikuli is a mother of two sons. She is also a blogger and author. Some of her short stories and poems have appeared in print and in online journals and literary magazines including Le Zaparougue, MiCROW 8, Troubadour21, The Smoking Book (Poets Wear Prada Press, US), The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Mnemosyne Literary Journal, Women's Web. Open Road Review. Some of her print publications include poems in Guntur National Poetry Festival Anthology, Melange - a potpourri of thoughts (Anthology By Poets Corner). and much acclaimed Chicken Soup For The Indian Romantic Soul (Westland). Her work has also been featured on websites related to gender issues and child sexual abuse. She blogs at tikulicious.wordpress.com

TJ Natarajan (1 Post )

TJ Natarajan loves to capture the beautiful moods and moments of Nature with his camera. He is a music enthusiast with vast knowledge in Hindi film music and plays the flute to entertain himself in moments of solitude. TJ lives in Jamshedpur, India.

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.

Today’s Motivation

Santa Claus loves people, brings happiness to them; He showers all with gifts generously; He shares his joys with forlorn people; He is ever ready to help a needy; His compassion for people is genuine; He identifies everybody in light of solidarity; For him Christmas is not just one day but all days in a year and forever………Anybody who possess these qualities is a Santa Claus in this world.
Santa Claus loves people, brings happiness to them; He showers all with gifts generously; He shares his joys with forlorn people; He is ever ready to help a needy; His compassion for people is genuine; He identifies everybody in light of solidarity; For him Christmas is not just one day but all days in a year and forever………Anybody who possess these qualities is a Santa Claus in this world.