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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/
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