Monalisa Joshi is a writer and a poetess. As much she loves to write poetry, she also relishes in writing prose and fiction. She is presently working on one of her fiction book and writes poetry more often. She enjoys blogging and is quite active on social media platforms. She is an active member of an International poetry group called ‘The Awakening poets’ and also can be found on Face book and Twitter. Much of her writings and poetry are showcased in her blogs and can be visited at https://monalisajoshi105.wordpress.com/ and http://monalisa-wwwlisa.blogspot.in/. With a Major in English Literature she feels deeply inspired by Elizabethan poetry and Victorian women poet like Christina Rossetti and thus loves writing ballads and folklores. She is the Founder, Director and Chief Editor of this digital Indian Journal called ‘Chrysanthemum Chronicles’ and finds time for her writing amid the homely chores, her two sons, her husband and a beautiful family life.
She had won third position in a short story contest held by Story Mirror in the year 2016 in the English Category. First position in writing a long poem held by the Enigmatic Magazine, and in the year 2018 her name was recognized among the top fifty winners under the prompt given by Author Anand Neelakantan of Bahubali fame organised by the Write India Contest, Times of India. She had won third place in Word Smith Award in a Short Story Contest organised by Asian Literary Society in the year 2019. In 2014 her first poetry book “Stirring Spoonful of Emotions” was published by Cyberwit Publishers. In 2018 her second book of Poems and Musings with the title “Terracotta Dreams” was published by ‘Become Shakespeare’ and her third poetry book “The Devil’s Wife With Words Beneath her Cranium” was published in the year 2019 by Authorspress. She has an Audio Novel to her credit called ‘Calcutta Pudding’ which received much appreciation from the literary fraternity in India.
Founder & Director
Deepak K Choudhary
Author & Poet
In- House Editor
Deepak K. Choudhary is a Delhi-based writer, editor and translator with a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University. A polyglot, he has penned poems and prose pieces in English, Hindi and his mother tongue Maithili. His poems have been featured in some widely known journals and magazines such as The South Asian Ensemble, Vigil Pub Magazine, The Indian Literature, Samakaleen Bharatiya Sahitya, Indian Africanist, etc. His two poetry books (solo collections of poems) titled BIRDS LIKE US and THE CITY NEVER SLEEPS came out in July 2018 and August 2020, respectively. NOT A WORD WAS WRITTEN, his translation of a collection of Hindi poems by Amit Kumar Malla was published as by Zorba Books in 2017. For his blogs and social media posts, he prefers to use his pen-name Deepak Darshak.
Nandita De is a writer/freelance journalist/housewife. Formerly with Economic Times. Cover stories and Feature Writer with Statesman, Illustrated Weekly, Economic Times, Telegraph, Times of India, Femina, Filmfare, Germany Today, Voix Meets Mode, UK, FrontierWeekly, Namaste Ink. Co Author, Big Bang of Non-Fiction, Life in Reverse; 30 Best Poets; Sea; Coffee & Echos; Wrapped Up Feelings; Poetry Planet's Christmas in my Heart , Moonlight; Asian Literary Society's A Kaleidoscope of Asia & A Bilingual Anthology of Poems, Poetry Planet's Writers' Haven; Rewrite the Stars;Love Thy Mother; The Real Hero; Born to Dream Winners' Anthology; Lockdown Diaries; Heart of a Poet by innerchildpressanthologies, USA; Ashes; Arise from the Stars; Striving for Survival & An Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora Blogazine now (Chrysanthemum Chronicles)
Nandita De nee Chatterjee
Author & Poet
Associate Editor & Senior Correspondent
Shristee Singh is a believer of one world family "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.” She is a postgraduate in Economics. While in school she had won copper medal for an All India Creative Writing competition. She was also recognized for her contribution for English poetry in Youth festival of Lucknow Mahotsav. She had been a nominee for the Author of the Year-2019 at Story Mirror for her contribution towards English literature. Her poems have been published in several anthologies.
Writing for her is not a race but a journey, a song which comes from the soul. Playing with words is her passion, Shristee Singh can write on any fashion! Songs of the soul she sings, writing with beatific wings
Neeru Agnihotri can usually be found reading a book or drowned in the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Amrita Sher-Gil. Writing a book was always on her bucket list and eventually, with Phuhaar, The Drizzle, it became a reality. She portrays her love for life and nature in her poems and has been a part of various anthologies and loves to recite her poems in poetry events. She also, has hosted a few poetry events. When not absorbed in poetry and nature, she loves cooking, sings very badly and enjoys daydreaming. Be yourself, everyone else has already been taken is her mantra for life.
Preeti S Manaktala
Preeti S Manaktala resides in Bangalore, India. She is a published author, poet, blogger and a contributing writer to various online sites. She has won many accolades and recognition for her poetry contribution to various online contests. She calls herself a writer in progress and believes that life is a melange of learnings. She is inspired by everything beautiful-like Life itself. Verse fill her with fragrance of a different kind, the colors on the butterfly, the shimmering sunlight through the trees, the sunsets, the clouds, raindrops and it’s petrichor, the mountains. Nature itself beholds her ~ inspire her and her old soul.
Forever in love with herself and with a heart filled with gratitude, she sits down to write a new song on days when her laid back soul is less languorous! A firm believer in the age old saying “My Life is My Own Making.”
Her Latest books –
Indian Summer In Verses- A Poetry Anthology.
Macabre Takes – A Thriller Anthology.
You can find her scribbling her thoughts on her WordPress site - https://preetimanaktala.in