The Wise Owl Team
At The Wise Owl, our team of editorial professionals work behind the scenes to ensure that our readers have the best possible experience interacting with our magazine. Our talented writers/artists and editors have their hands on the media pulse, and are here to bring you poetry, stories, reviews and articles/essays as well as visual art work on a wide range of topics. Get to know a few of them below.
Dr Rachna Singh
A doctorate in English literature and a former bureaucrat, Rachna Singh 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 & Urdu. She loves music and is learning to play the piano.
Dr Harmeet Singh
Senior Editor Visual Art & Tech Lead
A doctor and a former Bureaucrat, Dr Harmeet Singh is also a painter and a skilled photographer. He loves working with watercolours and has exhibited his work in Taj Mumbai, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi, Indus Gallery Chandigarh & Punjab Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, to name a few. His paintings are featured on his website HarmeetSingh.art. He is a keen ornithologist and his photographs of Indian birds are featured on his website. In his free time he also loves playing with stocks.
Dr Ranjit Powar
Author of Dusk over the Mustard Fields and Living a Good Life. She writes freelance and reviews books for newspapers, most often with her dog Teddy sprawled next to her desk. After serving in the Punjab Civil services, she presently runs a non-profit organization, Nishan Educational Trust, training school teachers in psychological orientation in pedagogy. Deeply involved with humanitarian issues and cross-border peace efforts, she hopes to resume her second passion soon – travelling.
Guest Editor for Senryu Special
Neena Singh runs a non-profit working for quality interventions in the health and education of economically underprivileged children. After three decades of contributing to the banking industry, Neena devotes her time to social work and penning poetry. Her haiku/tanka/haibun and haiga are regularly published in international journals and magazines. She is the author of ‘Whispers of the Soul—The Journey Within’ and ‘One Breath Poetry—a journal of haiku, senryu & tanka’. She lives in Chandigarh, India with her husband and beloved Labrador Rumi.