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Contributors for the Tangerine Edition


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Paramita Satpathy

Paramita Satpathy is an influential voice in Odia Literature. Her works have been extensively translated into English and other Indian languages. Her Odia novel Abhipreta Kala (A Time Desired) was critically acclaimed and was awarded the Sharala Award, the most coveted award for literature in Odisha. She also received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2016 for her collection of novellas Prapti (A Boundless Moment in English translation). She has authored Intimate Pretence (Rupa), A Boundless Moment (Sahitya Akademi), Colours of Loneliness (Oxford University Press).   Paramita received the Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Yuva Puraskar, Kolkata; Assam Sahitya Sabha Samman, Subrat Smaraki Puraskar of Gangadhar Rath foundation, Odisha; Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award and many others. She joined Indian Revenue Service in 1989 and is presently working as Principal Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi.

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Irma Maini

Irma Maini is Professor of English and Fulbright Program Advisor at New Jersey City University, where she teaches courses in Ethnic American Literature, World and Postcolonial literature, Women’s writing, among others. She was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright Senior Scholar award to Morocco in 2006-2007, where she taught American literature and culture at Chouaib Doukkali University in El Jadida. She is co-founder of Sanskriti Indian School, the educational wing of the non-profit organization, Sanskriti of New Jersey in Livingston, NJ.

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Nalini Priyadarshni

A  poet, a writer, an editor, a translator, and an educationist, who has authored Doppelganger in My House and co-authored Lines Across Oceans with late D. Russel Micnhimer. Her writings have appeared in numerous literary journals, podcasts and international anthologies including but not limited to The Madras Courier, Ugly Writers, Counter Currents, Art Hut and Silence Between Notes, Witness, Still We Sing. She has edited several poetry collections including but not limited to Contemporary Major Indian Women Poets and lives in Ludhiana, India.

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Emaikwu Godwin

Emaikwu Godwin is a 21 year old Nigerian. He started writing when he was 17, after a friend suggested it and hasn't looked back since then. He says, 'I want my poetry to put smiles on millions of faces, inspire people all over the world, be a light for those in darkness, hope for those in despair and a motivation for those about to give up.'

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 Kavita Bhatnagar

‌Currently‌ ‌Principal‌ ‌Commissioner‌ ‌Income‌ ‌Tax‌ ‌at‌ ‌Delhi, ‌she‌ ‌is‌ ‌pursuing‌ ‌Ph.‌ ‌D.‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌area‌ ‌of‌ ‌International‌ ‌Tax‌ ‌Avoidance‌ ‌by‌ ‌Multinationals‌ ‌from IIT‌ ‌Delhi.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌Masters‌ ‌degree‌ ‌in‌ ‌Chemistry,‌ ‌and‌ ‌also‌ ‌an‌ ‌LLB.‌ ‌from‌ ‌Rajasthan‌ ‌University.‌ ‌Her ‌literary‌ ‌ventures‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌

nature‌ ‌of‌ ‌self‌ -soothing‌ ‌expressions‌ ‌inspired‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌desires ‌for‌ ‌enhancement‌ ‌of‌ ‌innate‌ ‌human‌ ‌virtues‌ ‌in‌ ‌mankind.‌ ‌ ‌

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Thota Laxminarayana

Born 1973, Nirmal, Adilabad District, Telangana.  Tutored under Guruji-Shri Ravinder Sharma, Thota Laxminarayana brings the native charm of folk art into contemporary style. He  was invited by the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, for a short residency in 2010 and Illustrated the ISB buildings both in Hyderabad and  Mohali for their 2016 calendar. He worked as a Resident Artist at Daira Centre for Arts and Culture. He had done a Live painting on Mercedes Benz(E-Class and S-Class).  He lives and works in Hyderabad.

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Rachna Singh

A doctorate in English literature and a former bureaucrat, she has authored Penny Panache (2016), Myriad Musings (2016), Financial Felicity (2017) & The Bitcoin Saga: A Mixed Montage (2019). She writes regularly for National Dailies and has also been reviewing books for the The Tribune for more than a decade. She runs a YouTube Channel, Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein which brings to the viewers poetry of established poets of Hindi and Urdu. She loves music and is learning to play the piano.

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Sunaina Jain

Sunaina Jain is s short story writer who has contributed The Purple and Red Scarf for this edition.

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Nimoy 

Nimoy is a Manipur based computer artist. He clicks photographs and then converts them into a dark surrealistic landscapes on his computer. He works on Linux and with Gimp image editor. He is hoping to have his first solo show in Kolkata soon.

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Revathi Reddy

Revathi Reddy, a homemaker from Bangalore and the mother of two strapping teenagers, loves to travel. She has travelled through most of Europe and US but loves to come back and explore her own country. ‘India is a land of varied cultures and is rich in history, so it beckons me to explore ever so often. Thankfully, my family indulges my passion’, says Revathi.

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Chitra Singh

Born in a family of the landed gentry in eastern U.P., She studied in premier schools. She has Master’s degree in English Literature and a Post Graduate degree in Mass Communication. She has free lanced with many English Dailies and magazines, writing mostly human interest features, travelogues, and stories about forest life which she greatly loved. Her forte is writing Middles. She has  varied interests like gardening, cooking, fine embroidery and dabbling in the share market. One of her favourite pastimes is regaling her grandchildren with tales of yore. 

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Neel Prabhakar

Neel Prabhakar is a retired bureaucrat settled in Nanital. He loves reading and spends a large chunk of his time in his armchair by the window with his trusty Alsatian sprawled by his side. He has written several articles on JK Rowling and Joseph Conrad for the literary section of the local magazines. Quiet and reclusive he becomes animated when talking about his favourite subject-books.

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Palak Khurana

Palak Khurana is a student doing her masters from Punjab University. She loves music and films. She prefers watching films that are a departure from the run-of-the-mill romcoms or comedies or thrillers. Her favourite actress is Anne Hathaway. Amongst the Indian actors, she is a fan of Irrfan Khan and Sania Malhotra.

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Kaveri Bajaj

Kaveri Bajaj is a home-maker based in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. She is involved in restoration work of old historical monuments. She likes to photograph the splendor of these historical buildings.

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Lalita Jagmohan Singh

Retired as a lecturer in English and settled in Chandigarh. She has authored a compilation of poems entitled 'Broken Bangles'

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Raghav Mishra

Raghav Mishra is a senior software engineer working in a well-known company in Bangalore. He is an IIT Kharagpur pass out of 1982 batch, when getting into an IIT was not the be-all-and-end-all of life.  His son, Nilimesh, graduated from IIT Kanpur recently and is interning with Microsoft. Raghav also happens to be a movie buff and manages to watch the first show of every film released.

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Ananjeya Ravikumar

Ananjeya started to photograph as a hobby when his father gifted him a Canon DSLR for his 18th birthday. What started as a hobby slowly became a passion and despite a busy professional life, Ananjaya always found time for his first love. He also experiments with his craft and has been creatively redesigning his photographs.

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