Abbas Haideri

    Abbas I. Haideri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Architect and Urban Planner practicing in Kansas City, USA,Dubai and India. He received his Architecture degree and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at the CEPT University in Ahmedabad, followed by a Master’s in Urban Planning at the University of Kansas. Since the last 3-4 years, he has also been inspired to channelize his creative pursuits towards Urdu and Hindi Poetry, following a family tradition, starting with his grandfather and uncle. He may be reached at abbashaideriaia@gmail.com

    Akanksha Sengupta

    Akanksha is a student of class XII. A budding poet and author, Akanksha's works are influenced by events from daily life. Her writing is simple, straightforward and direct and compels us to re-look at things which we have long taken for granted

    Aloke Kumar

    Prof Aloke Kumar is a Faculty Member in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications . He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmadabad and various Universities, among them are the Institute of Mass Communications, New Delhi, and International Management Institute, Calcutta. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta. Prof Kumar is an industry veteran who oversaw the design, creation and improvement of all of Anandabazar’s products, from consumer offerings to publication and business services. He has 33 years of experience in Senior Management position with Media, Creative and Communication Management. His pioneering work with the internet as a communication medium led to the development of one of the first commercially deployed online internet service for consumers in the country.

    Amitabha Gupta

    Amitabha lives in Kolkata and is a freelance journalist and a professional photographer.

    Anindita Ganguly

    I am a homemaker. I also assist my husband in his business. Apart from all the attachments that comes free with life, I have a keen interest in literature and spirituality. I have started writing poetry very recently. I am greatly inspired by Shakti Chattopadhyay. Just like him, I also consider death as an extension of life.

    Anindita Ghosh

    Anindita Ghosh is a post graduate student of Political Science. She’s an aspiring author and creative writer and has found mention in a number of works including “Booksway” (Song Offerings:Gitanjali a metacritical asthete on Tagore by Avik Gangopadhyay). She has interest in fine art and music as well as in culinary art. She’s a professionally trained Indian Classical and Contemporary Dancer as well.

    Atanu Adhikari

    Atanu is a civil engineer and specialises in bridge design. He is an alumnus of Shibpur Engineering College. Atanu is an encylopedia on Hindi and Bengali movies, and also has special interest in history of science. He is an avid reader and a connoisseur of music.

    Ayan Basu

    A Poet, a Teacher and a Social Worker

    Barry O'Brien

    Barry O'Brien is synonymous with quizzing in India. He is one of the country's leading quizmasters, conducting quizzes across the country for schools, colleges and the corporate sector for the last 27 years. He has conducted over 2500 live quizzes in India, the Middle East, Nepal and Pakistan. Barry is also a skilled motivational speaker, he conducts workshops and inter-active sessions for Principals, teachers, corporate managers and executives, and students in Business Schools, colleges and professional institutes.Barry is one of India's most sought after Master of Ceremonies. He is the Chairman of the East India Charitable Trust that runs Homes for the elderly and school for disadvantaged girls. Barry was nominated by the Governor of West Bengal to the West bengal Legislative Assembly to represent the Anglo-Indian Community from 2006-2011. Barry can be reached at bob@barryobrien.in

    Debashis Purkait

    Debashis Purkait works in a General Insurance company and is a specialist in the field of Property Insurance. He has an abiding interest in films and music of diverse genres with a particular liking for Hindustani Classical music. He is deeply interested in literature with a special love for poetry like any other self respecting Bengalee. He loves travelling, particularly to off-beat places and considers himself a foodie. He presently lives in Chennai but is essentially a Kolkatan at heart.

    Dipashri Bardhan

    I hail from Kolkata. I have done B.Sc. from Presidency College (zoology hons.) and M.Sc from Calcutta University (Environmental Science )..Now housewife. Staying in Delhi. Have travelled some countries and love to sing and recite. I sometimes do stage shows on music and recitation. Email: dbdipashri@gmail.com

    Ashim Kumar Nath

    Dr Ashim Kumar Nath, Associate Professor of Zoology, Serampore College, Hooghly, West Bengal . Dr Nath is presently conducting a major research funded by UGC on Hilsa fishery

    Gopali Chakraborty Ghosh

    Gopali is a teacher of English at a secondary school in the UK. She has done her schooling and university studies from Kolkata. Her hobbies include reading and writing.

    Leena Sarma

    Leena is an Indian Railway Service officer and presently General Manager, CRIS, Indian Railways. She has authored the novel 'A Melody in the Wilderness'. .

    Malcolm Hourigan

    Malcolm Hourigan, an Anglo Indian resident of McCluskiegunj, believes that the Gunj cannot yet be written off. Malcolm runs a student hostel at McCluskiegunj, writes a popular blog on the Gunj, documents the history of the place and lobbies for betterment of the place.

    Pintu Kumar Seth

    I am M.Tech in Plastics & Rubber Technolgy from Univ College of Science & Technolgy, Rajabazar , Kolkata University. Hail from Malda, West Bengal and presently reside at Faridabad. At present plant head in Action Footwear . Nature and her blessings attract me. Active member of DPCA, an initiative to keep the Bengali culture alive in Faridabad, Haryana

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    Sambit Guha

    Sambit is a finance professional and currently works with the Calcutta Medical College. He is a regular in the Kolkata theatre circuit. He has acted in a number of plays.

    Sandeep Mukherjee

    Sandeep Mukherjee is an officer with the Government of India and is presently posted at Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi. Sandeep is an an avid photographer.

    Sangeeta Basu

    I am a chemistry graduate from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata, followed by B. Tech from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and finally PGDM from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. I have worked in FMCG and Retail. I have travelled various cities which inspire me a lot in my creative work. Presently, I stay with my family in Delhi.

    Sonali Mukherji

    Sonali Mukherji has an inherent interest for creative writing. She is a co-author of The Unbreakable You, an anthology of short stories which is available in book stores. Her poems have been published in recently realized publications Bizarre Emotions and Winged Heart. Blogging is her passion and she has won several awards for her creative blog posts. She has been contributing for Probashi as well. Some of her stories and poems can be read online at Readomania. She can be reached at mukherji.shonali@gmail.com Her blogging id is, http://9shonalimukherji9.blogspot.in/

    Sova Toto

    Sova Toto is the third woman graduate from the Toto tribe She did her graduation from Acharya Bajendranath Seal College, Coochbihar. Sova is now preparing for the WBPSC and dreams of being a Block Development Officer. A news item on Sova Toto was published in Telegraph when she completed her graduation ( http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140724/jsp/siliguri/story_18646697.jsp#.VUoFJvmqqko)

    Sucharita Bonthapally

    Sucharita has a degree in electronics and telecom engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is presently employed with a prestigious Government of India organisation. Other than her flair with the pen, she is an excellent photographer and a cook par excellence.

    Sujata Das

    Sujata did her schooling from Alipore Multi-Purpose Government Girls School and graduated from Lady Brabourne College with a degree in Literature. Subsequently, she did her Masters (M.A.) from Calcutta University and obtained a B.Ed. degree from Hastings College. Sujata was a faculty at Surrendranath College Sujata made debut as a writer with “Ashshash”. Sujata regularly organizes and directs cultural functions in Kolkata and is a writer of short stories. Sujata loves travelling , a pursuit which has taken her to various places in the world.