Sinjini Sengupta

Sinjini Sengupta

An alumnus of Indian Statistical Institute, Sinjini Sengupta is an erstwhile Actuary turned into an award winning Author, Columnist and Public Speaker by passion. She writes in several literary genres ranging from social columns to poetry, novels to screenplays, and has won several national and international awards.

In Fictions – As a poet, she won the national level English Poetry contest – Rhyme India – hosted by Times of India in 2016 and several of her poems got published in Feminist anthologies like She The Shakthi, etc. In fictions, her story won at the South Asia FON contest to be published into an anthology. One of her stories made into a short-film got selected at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival among many others and won best film award in Caleidoscope (Boston), Best Director in Kolkata International among many others. As a scriptwriter, she won the Best Screenplay award in International Film Festival PickurFilms among 550 films from across the globe.

As a Columnist, Sinjini writes mainly on emotional wellbeing, gender issues, social reforms and parenting in a plethora of publications including Huffington Post, Speaking Tree – Times of India, Youth Ki Awaaz, Anandabazaar Patrika, Readomania, Our Front Cover, Baby Destination, World of Moms, Feministaa and several popular magazines. She was recently awarded the prestigious Orange Flowers Awards 2016 (RU) for her social columns. Sinjiniwas featured by ICICI Bank among the “inspiration women of India” in their Fund Your Own Worth initiative. She won the “Iconic Woman award” at the Women Economic Forum in May, 2017 and serves as the Gurgaon Chairperson for Readers and Writers of ALL.

As a speaker, Sinjini was a finalist at the Quarter-Finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2017. Sinjini has been a TEDx speaker and spoke on the importance and techniques of gender neutral parenting. She is going to be a Keynote speaker at the “Valley of Words” International Literature and Arts festival.

Sinjini’s first novel ELIXIR – a woman’s journey through conflicts into redemption through her co-existence in parallel existences in real and dream lives – has been published by Readomania.

Sinjini’s Author page can be found at: https://sinjinisengupta.blogspot.in/

Voice of Sinjini Sengupta

Having Lived With Depression This Is What I Felt Watching ‘Still Alice’

A woman who has lived with depression recounts her feeling after watching Julianne Moore's Still Alice. She tells how she could relate to Alice in the movie.

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This Is Why I Think The Recent Ad On Pregnancy By Myntra Is Misleading

Though everyone can't stop going gaga over the recent ad on pregnancy by Myntra, a woman who went through the same has a different view.

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This Is Why I Love December So Much

Here the author describes very beautifully, why she loves December so much. Read on. You might agree too.

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5 Things I Want To Tell Imtiaz Ali, After Watching Tamasha

A cine-goer wants Imtiaz Ali to know, five things after watching Tamasha, apart from the fact that she loved the film completely.

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Menstruation: Neither Evil Nor Divine, Just Human!

To quash the taboos around menstruation, we don't have to believe that menstruation is divine. We only need to accept that women and their bodies are human.

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The Magic Of Durga Puja

Sinjini Sengupta pens a beautiful, nostalgic and introspective piece on Durga Puja, a magical Indian festival of homecoming.

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Reunited At Sea [Poem]

Packed with stunning imagery and meaning, 'Reunited At The Sea' is a poem about the ebb and flow of life.

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Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance [Movie Review]

The author writes an honest and interesting reaction to Birdman, one of the greatest films of all time.

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Finding My Carbon Copies

A beautiful and evocative write-up about finding your soulmate.

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The First Parent Teacher Meeting: A Mother’s Anxiety

A mother writes about the anxiety she faced on her first parent teacher meeting. However, what she finally found out was a pleasant surprise.

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Girls Are Not Any Superior To Boys

Women are often put on a pedestal. But, it's time to realize that the pedestal is an unequal and a discriminated place to be in.

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The Boulder And The Sea [Short-Story]

The sea fell in love with a boulder. The boulder remained unmoved, until one day. Read this story, on how the soft moves the hard.

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Raising Gender Neutral Children: 5 Things You Can Start Doing Differently.

Raising gender neutral children is the need of the hour. And, it’s not as difficult as you think. Here are five things you can do. In a world where everything is marked as “For Girls,” and “For Boys,” how does one raise a gender neutral child. It’s not as difficult as it seems. Here are 5 […]

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