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Luke Prater is thirty-four and lives in the UK with a guitar or two, a Mac, a silent fridge and a brain that won’t switch off. He scribbles lines of poetry & short prose (and sometimes song) when the fickle Muse chooses to press her naked body to his. More of his work can be found on his site – www.lukepraterswordsalad.com
Tanmoy Sharma is currently pursuing his graduation from University of Delhi. Apart from academics, he engages himself in pondering and writing about various social and political issues prevalent in India as well as throughout the world. His articles have been published in Kafila, and various newspapers in Assam. This article is the revised version of one that first appeared in Melange, the Sunday magazine of The Sentinel.
He can be reached at email@example.com
Abhishek Saha was born and brought up Guwahati, Assam and has been writing short pieces on various social, cultural and political topics as well as poetry and travel stories since the last five years in The Assam Tribune, a leading English daily in the North East India. He has also been published in the Eclectic Times, a general interest monthly magazine. He is the co-founder of Ethereal Colours- a photography based creative house, and blogs at www.abhisheksahaspeaksout.wordpress.com
Mithun Mukherjee is a creative head with a Social Media company. In the better part of his life (off the job), he loves, writing, reading, doodling, playing the guitar, discovering quirks and picking up shiny things. He is the author of two works of fiction: Cold Feet (short story collection, 2010, Serenewoods) and Revenge (novelette, 2011, Serenewoods), both of which are available at http://www.flipkart.com/author/mithun-mukherjee. He writes short stories and commits other literary atrocities at mithunmukherjee.blogspot.com
He has recently started a comic strip called BOING! at https://www.facebook.com/writermithunmukherjee. He can be stalked at twitter.com/infernoespera .
Kaustav B. Kashyap
Kaustav B. Kashyap is a young poet whose poetry pieces have won various competitions. His poems are also forthcoming from ‘The Reading Hour’ magazine. Born and grown up in the Indian state of Assam, Kaustav currently lives in New Delhi where he is pursuing his graduation in English Literature from University of Delhi.
Currently majoring in Facebook, Cracked and 9Gag, Kriti Sharma uses the cover of a postgraduation in English Literature from University of Delhi for whiling away time successfully. She gifted herself a camera one fine birthday and discovered a new world through the kit lens and extremely complicated manual settings of her DSLR. She hopes to buy more lenses some day. Donations are welcome.
She blogs at Faces Places Paces and enjoys watching random You Tube videos.
Parama Sahoo is Medical student, currently studying at KMC, Manipal University. She enjoys writing when she is in mood for it. Apart from Fiction, she also writes Poetry. She currently lives in Mangalore, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
She likes being kept on her toes. Literally as well as metaphorically. A dancer by profession, a writer out of boredom and a photographer by passion. For Sanchi Budhiraja, art is a way of life, come it may in whatever form.
“I want to make memories. And I want to make lots of them. Pictures capture what I wouldn’t probably trust my mental RAM with.They make me happy, they allow me to cherish what I once saw and craved to remember but forgot nonetheless. So I just click whatever I like. No, I don't think about what angle it would look best in or what frame would do the object justice. I just click. The rest is luck.”
Sanchi seldom is seen stable and loves to explore new horizons. Photography being the latest one, she hopes she can capture some more memories.
Ananya believes herself to be a learner and is always on a look out for different stuff happening around her. She is, at present, pursuing her Masters in English Literature from University of Delhi. She is also the owner of a rather abandoned blog which sometimes comes to life when she is hit by calls of the muses.
Sina Saberi has been an English teacher in Tehran for seven years now. He’s an English Literature graduate and has been writing for more than five years. He enjoys seeking meaning in Life; meaning of any kind. He’s interested in philosophy, poetry, spirituality and the mind. He writes every chance he gets and wishes to become a better writer in time; He plans to continue his studies somewhere abroad and live a couple of years away from home.
Gia is currently a student at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, pursuing an MSc in Human Resource Management. She was born in New Delhi and has been living in Singapore for the last decade. Poetry is a passion of hers and she is majorly influenced by the work of Sylvia Plath. She can be reached at email@example.com
Arpit is a final year English Literature undergraduate at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. He mostly writes fiction and articles, and when free, likes to enjoy a cup of tea. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ujan Dutta (20 yrs) studied at the Shri Ram School, New Delhi and is currently pursuing English (H), at Delhi University. He is a self taught artist and is influenced by fantasy art mythology, and has combined both to create an illustrative series of artworks. The above are from two series, Raavan and Shiva. His other interests include Football, Movies, Photography and Music. He is planning his first solo show in early 2012.
Becky Kilsby lives with her family in Dubai, grew up in the UK and is hungry – for words, for images, for places and people. Currently researching readers’ responses to fiction for a PhD in Applied Linguistics and teaching on the Media programme at Middlesex University, Dubai, writing poetry is constantly jostling for space. It wins every time.
Priyanka calls herself a Bengali living in Delhi. Born in Kolkata, she finds her roots in Bengali culture. She has done her schooling from Mater Dei, New Delhi. Presently, she is pursuing her masters in History from Hindu College, University Of Delhi. Her tryst with poetry came with her intellectual bent towards Tagore and Jibananda Das. She owns a blog of what she calls ‘scribblings’. She wants to publish her own book of poetry and is also working on a novel. You may reach her through her blog at www.priyankazneverland.blogspot.com
Reena Prasad loves reading, writing, listening to music and photography. Born and brought up in Odisha, with roots in Kerala, and presently settled in Sharjah, she has been writing since early school days. Poetry, for her, is a passion and a way of life.
Her poems have been published in the anthology Change, (Xpress publications), Indian Ruminations and Youth Ki Awaaz.
Amartya is a musician; he plays the guitar, writes and composes music when inspired. He dabbles in rock, progressive metal, thrash metal and experimental genres of music, and is a part of four bands – String Theory, Aphelion, Gladius and The Four Tune Tellers- which play at various events in the city of Jamshedpur. Apart from spreading music around the city, Amartya has recently joined Ramjas College, University of Delhi, for his degree in History. Though he is creatively inclined towards exploring the darker layers of life, he has a keen fondness for nature which he has kept alive through his annual treks and travels to Dalma Hills and Betla Forest Reserves of Jharkhand, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Khandala and Goa.
Mohana Das is an aspiring writer from Kolkata, India. She has her poems published recently in the Sudden Thunder Anthology, by Silver Bow Publishing. She is currently a student of Electronics & Communication Engineering. Poetry is her passion, and she hopes to publish a book of her poetry soon.
Kavita is a sweet toothed finance graduate with a strong affinity for British English, writing and the arts. She is an aspiring poet/writer with a dream to some day sign her own book of poems for a fellow enthusiast. She and some of her works have featured in literary magazines and online poetry circles such as Like Birds Lit, Four and Twenty, One Stop Poetry and Jingle Poetry. She may be reached via her blogs athttps://kavisionz.wordpress.com and http://kayleidoscope.wordpress.com
Makarand is a final year undergraduate in Commerce at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. He writes extensively on socio- political issues in India and abroad. He plans to pursue MBA after his graduation.
Ethereal Colours, an enterprise aimed at providing stock photographs and professional photography services, is co-founded by Ayush Dinker and Abhishek Saha. It has its origin in a deep-seated passion to photograph and write about the world around us.
It is an outcome of a long desire to capture the multitude of cultural diversities, the architectural splendours, the wilderness of dense jungles, the serenity of landscapes and above all, people from different walks of life, through our lenses, and present it to the world.
“We at Ethereal Colours are a small but dedicated and promising team. Be it a social cause, a journalistic assignment, a cultural or traditional event, we are interested to take up any exciting photography or film-making projects. The website serves as an independent publishing platform to showcase our works.”
Check out Ethereal Colours at http://etherealcolours.com
Emma Hall lives with her family in the rural Southern United States. She spends her days educating her children, ruminating, and chasing poetry. The poetry often outruns her. Her poems have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, Tuck Magazine and Red River Review. More of her work can be found at her blog 'Poesie Pockets and Papercuts'.
Felino A. Soriano
Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Recent poetry collections include Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (Desperanto, 2011), Pathos etched, recalled: (white sky books, 2011), and Divaricated, Spatial Aggregates (limit cycle press, 2011). He edits and publishes the online journal, Counterexample Poetics. For information regarding his published works, editorships, and interviews, please visit: www.felinoasoriano.info.
Shruti Sareen, born and brought up in Varanasi, studied in Rajghat Besant School, a Krishnamurti Foundation Institution. Moving to Delhi, she did her BA and MA in English from Indraprastha College, Delhi University, and is now completing her M.Phil in English Literature from Delhi University.
She has earlier had her poetry published in The Little Magazine, The Reading Hour, Muse India, The Chay Magazine, the Ultra Violet website, and Kritya. An avid poetry lover, she blogs atwww.shrutanne-heartstrings.blogspot.com. She hopes to go into reading, writing, teaching and researching poetry!
Amritorupa Kanjilal was a corporate shark before she decided she would be much happier being a goldfish, blowing bubbles in her little bowl. She lives in Kolkata, India, and reads too much for her own good. When she isn't reviewing the hell out of books, she works on ideas for her novel, and makes tiny sculptures from construction putty. You can visit her website, Rivers I Have Known, for more reviews and character doodles.
Mr. Bulu Imam is a Human rights and Cultural Activist, and the Winner of the 2011 Gandhi Foundation International Peace Prize along with Dr. Binayak Sen. He is the curator of Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery in Hazaribagh, and is a researcher in the field of indigenous art-forms of Hazaribagh, namely, Sohrai and Khovar, having exhibited the paintings worldwide in various universities and art-galleries. He is the Convener of the Hazaribagh Chapter of INTACH and has to his credit the discovery of many rock-art sites in the North Karanpura Valley of Jharkhand including the famous Isko rockart.