About Us

May 10, 2008 at 11:04 am (About Us)


Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, fiction-writer and translator. She has translated Sukumar Ray and Joy Goswami, and has written several children’s books for Puffin and Scholastic. Her début poetry collection Sight May Strike You Blind was published by the Sahitya Akademi in 2007 . Her first novel Rupture  was published by Harper  Collins in 2009. 

Dominic Alapat  is the author of three ebooks of poetry; Reeling (2012), Circling the Sky (2013) and The Branches (2015), all published on www.lulu.com. His poems have been featured in the BigBridge Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry Vol 2 edited by Menka Shivdasani. Alapat’s poems have also appeared in poetry journals like nth position, Kavya Bharati and Nether. He has read his work at the Prakriti Poetry Festival in Chennai and the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai, among others.

Shiladitya Sarkar is a painter, poet and writer. Starting with his first solo exhibition at Chitrakoot, Kolkata, Shiladitya’s paintings have been exhibited in the UK, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, West Indies, Indonesia, the UAE and Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai. He has also participated in major group shows at Jehangir Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy and Bharat Bhavan. Shiladitya’s Thirst of a Minstrel – a biography of painter Ganesh Pyne was published by Rupa in 2005.

Santosh Ojha writes essays and travelogues by snatching time from his day job with a pharmaceutical company as Director of Sales and Marketing. Son of a Hindi teacher, Santosh grew up devouring books on history. Now, his favorite genre is biographies.

Biswarup Sarangi is an Architect by profession and an iconoclast by attitude. Apart from writing poems, short stories and other sundry inconsequentialities; he also likes to dabble in painting and artwork in various media.

Amitava Nag edits cinema magazine Silhouette and writes extensively on cinema. His first book of essays Reading the Silhouette: Collection of Writings on Selected Indian Films(LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-10: 3838396189) was published in 2010.

Katie  Sahiar Dubey is a freelance journalist and author of three books: India-Images of Nature, Indiascapes and Birds of India. The last mentioned was released in the House of Lords in London.

Partha Gangopadhyay teaches in a Kolkata college. He is deeply interested in the Indian and Tibetan history, philosophy and politics. He travels extensively in the hills of North Bengal and Sikkim to study Tibetan art and culture. Partha is actively engaged in a movement to protect the beauty and ecological balance of the Eastern Himalayas.

Mary McQueary is a writer. Having always wanting to be an artist instead of a writer, she recently adopted the label of writer after discovering words as a medium. A lover of art and architecture, and a professed minimalist, fortunately for her readers, the minimalist in Mary hasn’t constrained her art in building a large, expansive life throbbing with words.

Dr Subarno Chattarji ,  Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Delhi,  holds a D. Phil. from Oxford University in American poetry of the Vietnam War.  In his previous assignment, Dr Chattarji taught in the Department of American Studies, Swansea University.  His books include Memories of a Lost War (Oxford, New York: Clarendon and Oxford University Press, 2001) and Tracking the Media: Interpretations of Mass Media Discourses in India and Pakistan (Routledge, 2008).

Kumar Alok is a leadership and organization theorist engaged, at present, in teaching, training, and research at Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP). His research areas include leadership, organization theory, Indian philosophy, and education. He has been a keen student of the theory and practice of Yoga for over two decades. He has trained over 1500 people in basic Yogic practices. He has to his credit several international conferences such as Academy of Management Conference 2011, USA and a conference at Harvard University, USA.

Kiran David is an ad filmmaker and film buff extraordinaire.His passion for movies can only be matched by his obsession with exotic Chinese teas.  Though Kiran blames his fading memory about the real world on eating out of aluminum utensils, his admirers find his recall of the minutest of reel world details awe-inspiring.

Dani Clark is a writer and editor at an international financial institution in Washington, DC. A lover of novels, the city of Rome, and foreign films–among many other things–Dani spends most of her free time with her young son and husband.

Rajib Sarkar is the Editor of this blog. He could be contacted at rajib1sarkar1@gmail.com.


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