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Neelam Saxena Chandra is an Engineering graduate from VNIT and has done her Post Graduation Diploma in IM&HRD and also in Finance. She has completed a summer course in Finance from London School of Economics. She has authored 7 novels, 9 short story collections, 40 poetry collections and 15 children’s books to her credit. More than 2000 of her stories/poems/articles have been published in various international/national journals/magazines etc. She is a bilingual writer; writing in English and Hindi. She holds a record with the Limca Book of Records -2015 for being the Author having the highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi. She has won a prize in a poetry contest organized by American Embassy & Arushi (awarded by Gulzar sahib), award by Women’s Web for fiction writing, award in a National poetry contest organized by Poetry Council of India, 2016, award for writing for children by Children’s Book Trust, awarded a prize for her fiction by Women’s Web, etc. She has received, Sohanlal Dwivedi Puraskar for children’s literature by Maharashtra state Hindi Sahitya Akademi for the year 2018, Humanity International Women Achiever Awards 2018, Bharat Nirman Literary award in 2017, Premchand award (Twice) by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry award, Soninder Samman, Shabdshree Samman, Freedom award by Radio city for Lyrics along with other awards and honors. She was listed in Forbes as one among 78 most popular authors in the country in 2014. Her poem was also placed at no 7 in a contest organized by NAMI (NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, USA) in 2021.
Whenever, a decision has to be made in a situation, there are mostly two kinds of people. First are the ones who will take into consideration all the circumstances and options available and quickly decide. Second are the ones who will always dilly dally the decision, try that others take decision on their behalf, discuss […]
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Trisha had just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She should have been traumatised. She wanted a shoulder to cry upon. But there was none. Caught in a wrong marriage, which she hadn’t realised, she had severed ties with all her relatives and friends, because that was what Parag and his extended family demanded. She realised […]
It was our first job, and we were absolutely clueless. Soon, we were seated in front of him. He asked us, “Have you seen what you are wearing?”
When I entered the Engineering College, there were very few girls, and we were told: “You’d better prove that you’re good at it, otherwise, you’ll never receive offers for good jobs.”
While we hear about so much of hue and cry about live-in relationships in our country, while traveling, I came across an article wherein Twinkle Khanna mentioned that her mother advised her to live-in at least for 2 years before marrying Akshay Kumar! I felt like saying “Same-pinch” to her, though of course, I can’t […]
THE DEMONS “Please, please save me from the clutches of the demons…” she implored. But, no one paid any heed to her appeal. No one seemed to have even heard her. Saina was in a market with people swarming all around her. How come no one is able to listen to her, she wondered. She […]
I wondered why this notion is so rampant that it is difficult for women to work together. Work is work, and does someone's sex or gender matter?
When you try to kiss me, my eyes shall be wet with tears. When you come near me, my whole body shall be shivering. But I shall carefully hide all my emotions.
Her mother-in-law looked at her with a crooked smile and asked not her, but her three-day-old husband, “When’s she changing her surname?”
Poem: That I had indeed let myself become a Barbie girl. With a plastic life. Letting others do what they wished with me as if I had no choice!
Before my marriage, my views were known to my partner and he appreciated it. However, when I wished to voice my opinions in front of his parents, he used to become completely silent.
When I reached my in-laws place, my mother-in-law quickly made me wear a ‘ghunghat’ up to my nose... I headed an organisation with 500 men and here...!
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