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Anisha Basu Choudhury from West Bengal

Anisha is a Class 12 student. She loves writing and has been previously published in School magazines. 

Abita Seshadri from Vishakhapatnam, AP, India

Dr Abitha Seshadri is an Endodontist by training and currently on a long sabbatical from her job as she is busy bringing up her  2 years old son. Language has been a passion at home since time immemorial and she has been writing poems right from the age of 8 or so. Of late she has ventured into writing short stories in order to tighten her sense of prose. Someday she plans to publish the 40 odd poems(in 2 bound diaries) that she has penned down at various stages of her life, some painful and some delightful. At present she spends her time watching her son grow up and improving her writing skills.

Ananya Sarkar from Kolkata, India

Besides her fulltime job as editor, Ananya Sarkar is a freelance short story writer, reviewer and poet of sorts. She has earned her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. Her work has been published in The Times of India, Woman’s Era, New Woman, 4indianwoman, Children’s World, Muse India, Induswomanwriting, Conversations Across Borders, and Indian Ruminations. Ananya won the first prize in the Story Writing Contest organised by the American Library as part of the Fiction Festival, 2008 and was shortlisted for the Pomegranate Short Story Competition, 2011. In 2012, she secured the second position in the LoudReview Review Writing Competition and the first position in the Induswomanwriting Poetry Contest. She has also interviewed writers such as C.Y.Gopinath, Swapna Dutta and Kavita Kane.

Atul Sharma from Chandigarh, India

Atul's blog - lifelongstolive.blogspot.com

Avishek Gupta from Kolkata, India

Avishek Gupta is involved in Technical Communication in a leading IT organisation. He is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication from Jadavpur University and a Graduate in Economics from the Calcutta University. He is into creative writing right from his childhood days. Apart from stories and poems, Avishek enjoys writing film reviews. His reviews have been published in HT City and got awarded twice. He also directed a short film on child labor during his post-graduation course. His other hobbies include photography, playing computer games, social networking, and spending time with his family. You can follow him on his blog - http://dreamsexpressionsemotions.blogspot.com

Anita R. Belagodu from Bangalore, India

By profession, Anita is a Clinical Psychologist, and by passion she has written several poems for various magazines and journals, Recipients of Best Poet of the year 2003 Award by Poets International and Pratibha Puraskar Award 2006 from Karnataka, won Poetry in Motion Contest 2001,published a book of poems "Ambert Lit" and contributed towards anthology of poems "Mosaic".

Ambika Ananth from Bangalore, India

Ambika Ananth is a bilingual writer, poet, translator and a creative writer in English and Telugu, with published work in genres like poetry, translations and short stories. She is on the panel of the translators of Dravidian University. She is a freelance journalist contributing to 'Deccan Herald' and a language book-reviewer for THE HINDU and also reviews books for the Journal of 'Indian Literature' of Central Sahitya Akademi. She is currently the Chief Editor of Museindia, a literary web journal (www.museindia.com). She is on the Editorial Board of few literary journals. She is the Academic Council Member of The School of Planning and Architecture, HRD, Govt of India. She lives in Bangalore and can be contacted at ambika.ananth@gmail.com.

A. Annapurna Sharma from Vijayawada, AP

Annapurna Sharma is a children's author. With a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition and a decade long stint as a lecturer, she juggles between a myriad of aims and encumbrances’. Her multitasking ranges from hinting health tips to family and friends; impulsive blogging and browsing; blissful reading and weaving stories and tending to her lovely rose plants. Passionate about children’s books, she has published her first children's e-book, "RAINY FLIES TO THE INDIAN OCEAN." With a Writers Bureau Diploma in Creative Writing, she is a consistent contributor to various online portals and a small achievement worth mentioning in Women’s Era and Readers Digest. Her short stories and poems have appeared on induswomanwriting  and writespace. Currently working on the next Rainy series and also working on a collection of short stories to be released soon. Experience a slice of her penning at – www.myoutlook1.blogspot.com

Aastha Rudra from Goa, India

Aastha is a stay-at-home mom of a 2-year old. She has a degree in Management and worked as a Lecturer in a college.  Her urge to write has brought her here to write a short story.  She writes to let go so that the inner writer in her can be at peace.

Anjali Punia from Bahadurgarh, India

Anjali is a Delhi University Economic Honors student who writes because of her passion for poetry and story writing. At present she is struggling for recognition of her work. 

Anita Bhattacharjee   from Delhi, India

Anita  has done Masters in English. Since 2007, she has been working with IBM as customer care executive. Prior to that, she has worked as an English teacher in a reputed English medium school for four years.  She loves reading novels and writing and editing. She is also looking forward for opportunities to work as freelance writer.

Abinaya Natesan from Chennai, India

An engineering graduate having a passion for books & arts, taking minor steps in writing.

Ashwini Parmar from Glendora, USA

Ashwini was born and raised in Ahmedabad, India moved to Los Angeles, California in 2008 for further studies in Healthcare Management. She completed her Bachelor's in Ayurvedic Medicine from Bhavnagar. She also has  BA in Indian Classical music. Currently, she lives in California, works at a hospital as a Quality Manager. Her passion for writing began at the age of ten, wrote a few poems in school. Currently, she is writing a book and occasionally writes short stories.

Akanksha B from Odisha, India

Akanksha is barely  nineteen. Loves literature. Genetic engineer in the making.

Anjana Negi from Mumbai, India

Anjana is a homemaker and interested in creative writing. She has two lovely children and is very happy with her job of bringing them up. But she wants to do something creative and satisfying in life. Story writing is the most joy giving and wonderful hobby as you can share your thoughts and experiences with others and this particular site is a good platform to accomplish this.

Aditi Talapatra from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Aditi is a postgraduate in Political Science, but she is more interested in teaching underprivileged students at Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda's ancestral house in Kolkata. She has travelled a lot with her husband and based on the experiences of those travels she writes her short stories.

Anjali Bhavan from Delhi, India

Anjali is an eighteen-year-old girl from Delhi. She has been writing stories since she was six years old, and has won a couple of awards – second prize in the Span Blog Writing Contest organized by the US Embassy, and Grand Prize in the iGenius Young Authors’ Hunt. She is a professionally trained Bharatanatyam dancer and guitarist, and aspires to be a writer and researcher. She believes that every person has a story, however insignificant they may be. She is fascinated by the myriad complexities of humanity, and loves meeting people and getting to know the stories of their lives.

Anoop Pandey from Mumbai, India

Anoop is an ECE and belong to U.P, India. Currently he resides in Mumbai preparing for UPSC examinations.  He is also interested in writing as a hobby. Besides, he  also loves to read books and play chess, and cricket.

Anjali Sharma from Delhi, India

Anjali is a teacher on a sabbatical, making most of her time by scribbling here and there.

Anupreet Sidhu from  Seattle, USA

Anu lives in Seattle, Washington, a rainy city in America known for their numerous Starbucks and rain jackets.  She has always written as a child. Soon, she will travel to Punjab where her family is from to live with her grandparents for two months. Anu would like to develop her writing, getting inspiration from her village of Chahalpur. She is inspired by the world around her.

Dr. Ashok K Chhabra from Hisar, Haryana, India

Dr. Ashok is  Principal Scientist (Plant Breeder and Plant Biotechnologist) by profession for last 32 years in a University; National Award winner and won 4 gold medals in Plant Breeding and Genetics; Best Faculty Award at State level and Best Teacher award winner. Doctorate in Plant Breeding and Post Doctorate in Plant Biotechnology from Texas, USA. He has published several books and research papers in international and national journals of repute. Also published 640 presentations on authorstream.com of which 27 are being used for teaching purpose in USA. http://www.authorstream.com/chhabra61 

Aruna Kiran, J from Bhopal, India

Aruna is a student currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She fell in love with books when she was a precocious, rambunctious 7 year old. Some people find beauty in music, some in painting, some in landscape, but she finds it in words. All in all, she is  a bibliophile who loves to devour books.

Ankita Menon, Hoshiarpur, India

Ankita is currently pursuing M.Phil in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru university. She did her masters in Sociology from the same university. She has taught as an Assistant Professor in G.N.D.U College Amritsar, Punjab. 

She has keen interest in issue of Child Abuse and feminist issues in general and has presented papers in International conferences as well. 

Arbaj Ali from Kolkata, India

Arbaj is a Short story lover. Writing is a hobby turned passion. Eventually, the perks of being a engineer.

Arjoyita Roy from Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Arjoyita is a  student of Masters in English Literature and an aspiring writer with an insight to let women fight shy the burning social issues in the name of culture and stop being ever enduring and subservient to masculine caprice, Besides writing she likes photo-editing and dog-training.

Aparna Prabhu from Mangalore, India

Aparna is a 3rd year Engineering student.  For her, reading is happiness and writing is therapy. She has been published in various online platforms/print magazines like Indian Ruminations, Induswomanwriting, Paperless Postcards, Womansera, Cross Wheels etc.

Aditi Sarmah from Pune, India

Aditi is a 7-year old girl. (Her mother submits her stories).  

Anupom Kumar Hazarika from Guwahati, India

Born and raised in Golaghat(a district of Assam) Anupom Kumar Hazarika is pursuing M.Phil at Gauhati University. He has started publishing his poems in dailies since 2016. Things that do not capture the attention of many become his source of inspiration and he likes to experiment with the subject matter of poetry.

Annesha Pramanik,  Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Annesha is a working professional who enjoys delving into the depths of books, art and music in her free time. True to her name which derives from the verb “to search”, she is curious about people, places, cultures and food. When not travelling she loves to experiment with food. Savour a sample of her recipes at her blog: http://healthyandquickrecipe.com/

Anju Chandna from Noida, India

Anju always wanted to write and was always looking for stories to tell. At 49, she realized that one doesn't need to look for stories. Our lives and those of everyone around is a story unfolding everyday just waiting to be told. So her stories are her own experiences and of the people she knows.

Akira Maeno from New Delhi, India

Akira is a student of History who aspires to be a poet/writer. As a teenager, she had one of her poems published in the magazine, Children's World. 

Anindita Bose, Kolkata, India

Born and brought up in Kolkata, Anindita Bose is inspired by the zeal of her city of joy. She has an interest in psychology which she believes has connected her closely to universal ideas and human emotions. She believes words have immense possibilities to create life out of nothing. She has her stories and poems published in various national and international magazines. She has co-authored a poetry book and her first solo poetry is due in January 2018.  She is a working professional and when not writing she is actively involved in activities of a poetry group named ‘Rhythm Divine’of which she is a co-founder. Apart from poetry writing she is also into short story writing, painting, photography and travelling.

Arnab Kumar Roy from Burdwan India

Arnab is  currently pursuing Engineering course from a private engineering college in West Bengal. He  loves to write poetry during his leisure time. He writes poems to express what he feels deep within himself. He began writing poetry when he was a kid.  He is such a kind of person whom people love to call a jack of all trades but master of none. He especially loves writing haikus. 

Asha Francis from Bangalore, India

Asha Francis is the co-author of a novel titled Literally Yours which was published in 2015 and launched at the Jaipur Literary festival of the same year. Asha finds her expression in her stories which are her reality and she thrives on them.

Anukriti Ashok from Lucknow, India

Anukriti is post-graduate in English Literature, hailing from the City of Nawabs, Lucknow. A writer-in-progress, she likes to play with words and make music through her poetry.


Akash Prem Krishna from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 Arindam Banerjee from Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Anuradha Nalapat from Bangalore, India

Anuradha from Bangalore

Asha Jha from Tampa, Florida, USA