Writers @ Lekhni


                                                                                                         Writers Contemporary


*Abir Mathur

I wonder ….how rainbows are formed ( Lekhni-December-2007)


Abdul Gani Beg Athar ( 1943)

Abdul Gani Beg Athar is a school teacher in the Jammu and kashmiri Education Department. He has written poems, short stories and plays in Kashmiri. A collection of his short stories is published. His work has also appeared in Sheeraza    ( Jammu and kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Language.)

Story- The Enemy (Lekhni-August-2008),   ( Lekhni-August-2013)


Alur Sudhakar   

The writer is a volunteer at ‘helping hand ‘



I and You – (Lekhni-March-2010)


4rth grade Student from the Plainview  Elementary  School ,  Ardmore ,Oklahoma, USA .


Story- Magic Mug-( Lekhni-September-2010)
                  Present ( Lekhni-December-2010)





A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
India’s 11th President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam assumed office on July 25, 2002. He was born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Kalam has been often referred to as the “Missile Man of India” and was the Project Director of India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III). Career. He graduated in aeronautical engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1958 and joined the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In 1962, Kalam joined the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In 1982, he rejoined DRDO as the Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Dr. Kalam is credited with the development and operationalisation of India’s Agni and Prithvi missiles. He worked as the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from 1992 to 1999. During this period , the Pokhran-II nuclear tests were conducted. Dr. Kalam held the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India from November 1999 to November 2001.

Dr. Kalam took up teaching at Anna University, Chennai from November 2001. He is a prolific author. His books , “Wings of Fire”, “India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium”, “My journey” and “Ignited Minds – Unleashing the power within India” have become bestsellers. He is a favourite with children all over the country and has met children all over the country and has encouraged them with his learned talks.

Dr. Kalam has received a host of awards both in India and abroad. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan 1990 and the Bharat Ratna in 1997. He is of the view that we should work wholeheartedly to make India a developed nation by 2020.Besides being a bachelor, Kalam is a strict disciplarinian, a complete vegetarian and teetotaler. Among the many firsts to his credit, he became India’s first President to undertake an undersea journey when he boarded the INS Sindhurakshak, a submarine, from Visakhapatnam. He also became the first president to undertake a sortie in an fighter aircraft, a Sukhoi-30 MKI. Dr.Abdul Kalam’s term expires this year.

Inspirational-Speech in Haiderabad– (Lekhni-January 2008)

Inspirational- Because we respect freedom of  others (Lekhni-May-2008)

Inspirational Speech in Bhopal ( Lekhni-September-2010)



Alok Satpute

An established name in contemporary Hindi writings , here he has translated few of his own short stories, which are recognized for their statement and punch.

Tales of the time

6 Short stories     ( Lekhni-March-April 2011)


* Asghar Wajhat

Writter and thinker Asghar Wajhat is a well known name in today’s literary circle with many acclaims and rewards .

Dialogue- From Monkey And Man  (Lekhni- June-2008)




Bashudev Adhikari

Face to Face with Isabel Allende  ( Lekhni-Feburary-2014)

An Interview with  Durgalal  ( Lekhni-August-Septemver-2014)



B.K. Chaturvedi

Kids Corner

(An inspirational story abot the famous greek philosopher)

1.Mirror To The Beauty ( Lekhni-September-2009)

( Moral  )

Help a friend to help yourself (Lekhni-October-2009)



Cathy Perry


Cathy loves typefaces and paper as well as the ideas of books and the subtle ways that the words change and act on each other and on us. Words fight back when you try to construct the perfect line> Lines struggle like a randy octopus as you try to pen them down. But like children, when they are too quiet you know something is wrong. Editing other people’s work also gives Cathy great satisfaction—and saves the trouble of thinking up original ideas! 

She has edited the Group’sfirst anthology ‘Griot’ with Kampa Karan; the poetry pamphlet ‘Bordering on Reality’ ; and two volumes of Milorad Krystanovich’s poems.  

Story-Forest Child (Lekhni-September-2007)




David Francis

David Francis has produced two albums of songs and one
of poetry. Currently he is recording an album in
England for Monochrome Records. Mr. Francis lives in
New York City. (http://www.davidfrancismusic.com)

Story: Three Arabs  ( Lekhni-October-2010)


Devi Nagrani

Book review  ( lekhni-July-2013)



Divya Mathur

MA, FRSA, ex Medical Secretary, is Executive Director of a charity which helps the blind to be self-reliant.  An Arts Achiever of the Year-2004 she has received several awards and honours for her literary achievements as well as community work. As Senior Programme Officer of The Nehru Centre, she aims to promote Indo-British dialogue at the level of thoughts and shared experience. Author of a dozen anthologies of poems and stories, she has recently translated the script for the BBC film on Cancer and has also translated children’s books for Mantra Linua. Delhi Doordarshan has made a film on her story, Saanp Seerhi. She has been listed in the Great Women of the 21st Century, Inspirational Women and Asian Who’s Who.


1. Bruises- translation from hindi- Gurcharan Singh   (lekhni-december-2009)

2.Dilemantranslation from hindi- Gurcharan Singh  ( Lekhni-Feburary-2010)


Elizabth Murray McGinlay (aka Ginz)

Like many Glaswegians, Lizzy is of Scotish and Irish descent from a long line of storytellers, blethereres, pirates and singers.She was enticed to live in the West Midlands by the siren song of a starry-eyed guitarist. One sculptor, two punks later, she finds herself still here! The new Brum is getting built round her-literally!She has one son, a proud Black Countryman, who supports The Wolves, Glasgow Celtic Juventus. His better half comes from a large Napolian family and secretely supports The Albion! Lizzy is currently working on a series of performance pieces called performance pieces ‘n jam.Story-

Story – The Tattoist( Lekhni-July-2008)




Gurnam Gill

Born in 1943 at village Dhoori near Jallandhar, he had his early educationfrom a local school. Later he did his masters in physical education and has completed his PhD in the same subject as well. It is another matter that he’s always been somewhat reluctant to use the customary Dr. before his own name. On migrating to england in mid 1970s, he started writting both poetry and short stories with equal felicity and flourish. He has already authored nearly five collection of short stories, two of poetry and a book on health , too.


70 Wadeville Ave, Chadwell Heath, ESSEX RM6 6EH (UK)

e-mail: gurnamgill@hotmail.com

Literary Works:

1. Adhdhi Sadhi              (Novel)           2002

2. Udhas Palan Di Dastan (Short stories) 2000

3. Mujhe Malum Hai (Short stories)         2001

4. Sargam Ke Canvas Pai (Hindi ghazals) 2001

5. Kastoorian de jungle wich (Ghazalan)  1999

6. Sagar wichle Registan       (Poetry)

7. Khushboo De Qatal Badh   (Poetry)

8. Khamosh Ghatnawan         (Short stories)

9. Kachch Dian Kabran           (Short stories)

10. Unamed novel                 (Script)

11. Collection of Short stories (Script)


Trees in The Kew Garden  (Lekhni-May-2008)



K.V. Satish

Talk About




Mahesh Chandra Dwivedi

(Writer in Hindi (regularly) and English (occasionally)- Can converse well in written and spoken English)

Place Of Birth: Etawah (India)

Date of Birth: 7th July, 1941

Education: M. Sc.(Physics) and Dip. In Public Administration from

Lucknow University

M. Sc. (Social Planning) from London School of Economics,

London University

Career: 1. Lecturer

2. Served as Indian Police Service officer and retired as Director

General, Police

Published books: Urmi (novel- 1996)

Sarjana ke Swar (Poems- 1999) and Anjane Akash Me

( Poems- 2009)

Ek Bauna Manav (Stories- 1998), Satyabodh (Stories- 2001)

and Love-Jihad (Stories- 2010)

Clear Funda (Satires- 2000), Bhajji ka Juta (Satires- 2004)

and Mahesh Chandra Dewedy ke 51 shreshtha vyangya

(Satires- 2009)

Prashashnik Prasang (Memoirs- 2005)

Under Publication: Bhige Pankh (novel- expected in 2011)

Publications in newspapers and magazines: Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Amar

Ujala, Rashtriya Sahara, Lokmat, Kadambini, Kathakram,

Kathadesh, Vyangyayatra, Lafz, Sarita, Madhumati, Police Patrika,

Uttar Pradesh, Manohar Kahaniyan, Attahas. Yugin, I-next, etc.

Publications in International magazines: Purvai, Vishva-vivek, Vishva, Abhivyakti, Anubhuti, Sahityakunj, Srijangatha, Hindinest, etc.

Publication in English Newspapers/Magazines: Times of India, Hindustan

Times, Pioneer, Police Patrika, Boloji.com

Broadcast/Telecast: All India Radio, Doordarshan, B. B. C. Birmingham(U.

K.), E.T.V., V. O. I.

Honors/ Awards: 1. All India Conference of Intellectuals- U. P. Ratan

2. Authors Guild of India, Varanasi

3. Sanskar Bharti- Farrukhabad

4. Sahityanand Parishad, Kheri

5. Sonanchal Sahityakar Sansthan, Sonbhadra

6. Bharat Vikas Parishad, Etawah

7. Ahkil Bhartiya Vaicharik Kranti Manch, Lucknow

8. Progressive Cultural Society, Lucknow

9. Hindi Prasar Nidhi, Bidhuna

10. Akhil Bhartiya Bagishwari Sahitya Parishad, Lucknow

11. Sahitya Protsahan, Lucknow

12. Mahakoshal Sahitya Parishad- Bharat Bharati

13. Akhil Bhartiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan

14. Hindi Evam Sanskriti Prasar Samiti- Hindi Ratna

15. Etawah Hindi Sewa Nidhi- Gangdev Samman

16. Shabd Sarita- Kavya Ratna

17. Akhil Bhartiya Braj Sahitya Sangam- Kala Ratna

18. U. P. Hindi Sansthan- Sharad Joshi Sarjana Puraskar

Others: 1.Chairman, Bhartiya Bhasha Pratishthan Rashtriya Parishad, U. P.

2. My literature was a subject of M. Phil research paper in Lucknow

University“Sahityakar Dewedy Dampati (Writer couple- Dewedys)”- a book has been written on my literature and that of my wife Neerja Dewedy

4. Attended a 21 days residency in Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland)


A Dwarf in One’s Own Eyes   ( Lekhni-November-2013)

  Stooping Nose         ( Lekhni-January-2014)



Milorad Krystanovich


Milorad was born in Dalmatia, Crotia and studied language and Yugoslavian literature at Split University. He has worked as a language and drama teacher, as a librarian, and astage director. He came to Uk in 1992 and has been writting poetry in English since 1994. He has published two collections of poetry : Easel and Ashes (2000) and The Language of wounds (2002). He teaches at Brasshouse language centre in Birmingham.

Milorad enjoys the light and half darkness of theatre and cinema; the paradoxes of historic sites; the mosaic of towns and villages, countryside, seaside, rivers and bridges. He likes travelling with return tickets.

Story- Further than Beyond ( Lekhni-November-2007)




Niraj Mohanka 
Niraj Mohanka is a Dharmic Activist, an Indologist and a Public Speaker.  He was born in London, UK in 1966 from parents who both grew up in India.  His family came to the U.S. a few years later in the late-60s.  They moved around a bit and finally settled down in Upstate New York where he spent most of his childhood.  He is currently married with three children and lives outside of Boston.  His children are teenagers now, making him a bit older than most 2nd gen Indian-Americans.

Niraj has a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering (BSEE and MSEE).  He’s been in Technology Sales for the past 15 years working for different startups and has been involved in Indology (the academic study of India) and many Hindu causes since the mid-90s.  He likes to joke that he “sells software on the weekdays and Dharma on the weekends!”  But in all seriousness, his Engineering background heavily influences all the Dharmic work he does because he approaches tasks more from a project management and numbers perspective than from a Bhakti or devotional aspect.  He is an organizer and a doer.

Niraj has created and runs four websites to share his research with others, EpicTrilogy.com, IndiaHistoryOnline.com, NewDharma.org, and DharmicScriptures.org and he’s always working and assisting others with a number of other websites.  He is loosely affiliated with over a dozen organizations, but works primarily on a few long-term projects such as organizing the entire history of India (available for download at: http://www.indiahistoryonline.com/India_Chron.zip), bringing together all the roughly 3,000 primary scriptures of Sanathana Dharma (Hinduism) electronically (at: http://www.dharmicscriptures.org/scriptures.htm) out of the 10,000+ scriptures in existence today (towards the eventual goal of writing a new holy book, the Dharma Veda) and working to network 2nd gen Dharmins (Hindus) together globally to bring about a Dharmic Renaissance.

He is very results-oriented, and likes to apply his analytical mind to solve seemingly unsolvable problems.  In addition to doing research, writing articles and marketing his ideas, he specializes in teaching and motivating young people.

Historicity of Rama  ( Lekhni-October-2008)

Chronological History Of India ( Lekhni-December-2008)


Rachna Kilaru

Rachana Kilaru is a 5th grade student at Ginnings Elementary, Denton, TX, USA. She loves cats, books and ballet.

Kid’s Corner

Story- The Grocery Ghost (Lekhni-May-2008) 

The Magic Ring ( Lekhni-March-2009)







Ram Sharma

Two Short Stories  ( Lekhni-December-2008)







Sarojini Sahoo

A distinguished bilingual South Asian feminist writer, and an associate editor , a feature oriented English journal Indian AGE, she has been conferred with the Odisha Sahitya Academy Award, 1993, the Jhankar Award, 1992, the Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award and the Prajatantra Award. She is also a columnist in different National news papers like The New Indian express. In English, two novels two anthologies of short stories and an essay collection have been published to her credit so far. Besides English, many of her novels have been translated in to Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali and published from India and Bangladesh. In Odia, there are eight short stories collections and eight novels in published form to her credit. She is also a known blogger for her ideas in feminism and has gained world wide fame. Her Blogs are SENSE & SENSUALITY, FEMININE-FRAGRANCE and SCENT OF OWN INK. Sarojini Sahoo has been enlisted among 25 exceptional women of India by the Kindle magazine of Kolkata, in its March 2010 Issue ( can bee seen at http://www.scribd.com/doc/27460652/Kindle-Small-Book-56-Pages-240210.)

Story: Proxy ( Lekhni-October-2013)



Sita Ram Gupta

AD-106-C, Pitampura,
Ph. No. : 27313954

Inspirational- An Empty Mind….(Lekhni-March 2008)
Happy New Year-(Lekhni-January-2009)





    Shail Agrawal


1.Good Morning Mrs Singh (Lekhni-March-2007) 
2.Old Slippers (Lekhni-july-2007)
3. Where is Paul!( Lekhni-March-2008)
4. Kiki Is No More !  ( lekhni-August-2010)

5. Pigeons (lekhni-April-May-2014)

Kid’s Corner- Stories

1. Peek-A-Boo ( Lekhni-july-2008)
2.  Kelly, the clown ( Lekhni-September-2008)
3. Holi ( Lekhni- March-2010)
4. Red Bike (Lekhni-April-2013)
Krishna-Rupam ( Lekhni-August-2013)

6. Toy Box ( Lekhni-Feburay-2014)

Narration- In Kids’  CornerNarration

1. Shravan Kumar  ( Lekhni-October-2008)

Akbar-Birbal Story

1.Mother Tongue ( Lekhni-December-2009)

2. Birbal’s Khichdi ( Lekhni-Feburary-2010)

3. Mango Tree ( Lekhni-April-2010)


1.Introduction to Meghdoot by Kalidas.(Lekhni-July-2007)

2.Introduction to Gitanjali by Tagore( Lekhni-August-2007)

-3.Introduction to Astavakra Geeta (Lekhni-September-2007)

4. Winter of Old Age ( Lekhni-December-2013)

Compilation of facts and figures-

1.Introduction to Comets (Lekhni-January-2008)

2.Introduction to Rivers Of India ( Lekhni-July-2008) 

3.Global Warming -( Lekhni-May-2010)

4. Diwali  ( Lekhni-November-2012)



Shamoil  Ahmad

Shamoil  Ahmad is a graduate in civil engineering and worked as chief engineer in the department of public health engineering g  of the Government of Bihar. India. Now he has devoted himself exclusively to writing..

Shamoil writes telescript also

In them shamoil confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. Shamoil  gives centrality to women in the life of the middle class and never  fails to    document  the aesthetics of their  life. He is well known for his exploration of human nature and relationship between men and women. His short stories are translated into various Indian languages. He himself translated his major works into English.

Shamoil Ahmad [born 1950] is a distinguished bilingual fiction writer of India. He writes both in Hindi and Urdu with equal proficiency. He has four collections of short stories and three novels to his credit. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and globalization.


Dressing Table ( Lekhni-June-2010)

Cremation Ground ( Lekhni-April-2013)

4 part Novelette

River Pt 1 ( Lekhni-September-2010)
River Pt II ( Lekhni-October-2010)
River Pt III ( Lekhni -November-2010)
River PT IV ( Lekhni-December-2010)


S Mitra Kalita

Wide angle

From India back to US ( Lekhni-March-2009)


Prof. (Dr.) Simmi Gurwara

Dr. Simmi Gurwara is Prof. and Head, department of Professional Development (Humanities and Management) at Radha Govind Group of Institutions, Meerut, UP, India. She has 16 years of teaching experience to her credit. She is a bilingual short story writer, poet and essayist. Her articles, poems and short stories have been published in leading National Dailies and magazines of repute. Her research papers have been published in prestigious national and international journals. She has extensive media related experience. She is the concept writer of Hindi feature film “Coffee House” released on April 10, 2009 all over India. The film was screened at Prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. The film was also selected for five international film festivals held in Mumbai, Goa, Calcutta, Dubai and Iceland. She has worked as script writer and voice over artist for 4 documentary films sponsored by the Government of India. She is a columnist with two National Daily ‘Aaj Samaj’ and ‘Hastakshep’. Her areas of interest are Creative Writing, World Literature, and Professional Communication.

Contact- 9412702927
E-mail simmi.gurwara2009@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 3-F, Dwaarika Towers
Sector-5, Jagriti Vihar,Meerut.250004


Immunity (Lekhni-Feburay-2014)



Usha Mahajan (writer & journalist)

Regular member of IWPC

Add: 8146, Sec –B, Pocket –XI,

Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi -110070
Ph: 011 – 26894679
Mob: 9810124679

Story-Glimpse- by Usha Mahajan- Lekhni January 2009.


William Wardlaw Rogers

Will is a writter who has been published in a number of publications specific to the West Midlands. He performs and writes poetry, has indulged in factual journalism and has worked freelance for youth and charity organisations. A regular performer of short stories he has also fraternised with stand up Comedy, storytelling, performing to music and work with the REP developing a play. Currently Will works for the Scripthouse as Head Of Writing .

Cut Cut Hands of the blues  represents a more experimental side to his writing. It relishes in the mood of New Orleans jazz, placing the words where the air has space for them. The story plots travel and hope. A blind land with the entitlement to stick a knife in the back of disappointment.

Story- Cut Cut Hands of the blues  ( Lekhni-October-2009)



* Vaidehi

Vaidehi is the pen name of Janaki Srinivasa Murthy. Kannada fiction writter and poet. Has over two dozen publications—novels, short story collections, Essays, plays and children’s book to her credit. Winner of many awards, including the Sahitya AKademy Award and Katha Award.  

Storry – Investigation ( Lekhni-May-2007)

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