About Indian Poets
The story of
Ashok Manikoth is an indian poet who was born in 1956 in Visakhapatnam AP, a beautiful town. The place developed because of the natural harbor and shipbuilding yard. Though from a business background, he has an acute interest in medicine yet took commerce.
Ashok was a voracious reader, especially of english poetry right from his childhood. His poetic influence as an indian poet was Wordsworth, John Keats, Charles Bukowski ,later, Rumi, Mirza Ghalib, Javed Akhtar.
He loved Enid Blyton, Edgar Rice Burroughs, slowly graduating to Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and many more.
While explaining to his granddaughter about a poem, he got an epiphany which urged him to start writing poems.
The story of
Dr. Harmeet Kaur Bhalla
Dr Harmeet Kaur Bhalla is a published author of three poetry books Kohinoor and Red Pepper Black Pepper and Alive. Her first novel ‘She Will Move Mountains ‘ of the trilogy series deals with a sensitive themes of human trafficking and the helplessness of unwed mothers. Her poems are inspiring and motivational. She writes poems for women, men and children of all ages. She actively participates in educational programmes and talk shows for the upliftment of children’s education. She writes specially for the girl child. She writes Haiku and Tanka.
Her poems have been published in several national and international anthologies. She presented a paper on Indian Women in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2017. She has a doctorate in English literature from CSJM University Kanpur. After working as a lecturer she is now working as a School Principal in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India. Her fourth collection of poetry and a collection of short stories is about to be published.