" i " An Anthology of Short Stories: Know more about the Authors

Abhishek Agarwal 

Abhishek, “Abhi” as his friends call him, is an B. Tech in Mechanical Engineer by qualification, an Auto enthusiast by Profession, a garrulous confident person by nature. His interests include teaching and Writing poetries and his college days instilled passion for “Anchoring” event. He is keen on making new friends and wishes to do something that brings a smile on every face. Supported by an author turned friend, his entry “Amchi Mumbai:- Its Different” is based on Abhishek’s interaction with people and situations in Mumbai and describes what makes the city so unique in itself. At present, Abhishek is expanding his cosmopolitan horizon and exploring new spheres of life in Delhi.

Dr Nayab Patel

Dr Nayab Patel completed her Ph.D from University of Mumbai specializing in American Literature. Nayab has held various posts during her career of 12 years including Sub-Editor for a Tabloid, Curriculum Planner, Examiner/moderator at the University of Mumbai, Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer at various colleges in Mumbai. She has been socially active and worked for several NGO’s and  organized various fund raising and awareness campaigns.
She relocated to the UK in 2010 after marriage where she got her first publication “He sent me flowers ” in a short fiction story book “Flash in the Pan” for offender learners .  She is now pursuing a course  at University of Warwick and is working as a Lecturer for Milton Keynes College in the UK. Nayab is on the verge of completing her short stories book based on the lives of women in Post Colonial and Post Modern era.

Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan

An Aquarian by nature, an anaesthesiologist by profession and an avid blogger by vocation, Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan believes in the healing power of love and laughter but practises medicine just to be on the safe side. He has previously been published in various anthologies including:
1)'Chicken Soup for the Indian Doctor's Soul' (Westland Publishers)
2)'Urban Shots: Bright Lights' (Grey Oak Publishers)
3)'Love Stories that Touched my Heart' (Penguin Publishers) and
4)'Ten Shades of Life' (Mahaveer Publishers).
His short stories have also been published in medical conference souvenirs and charitable organisation periodicals and he presently hosts his own column "An Appletini a Day..." in the popular e-magazine Tamarind Rice. 
In 2012, he was chosen as one of India's Premium Bloggers by the social network, Blogadda. 
He blogs at www.godyears.net.

Aileen Friedman

Aileen Friedman is an accomplished author with two novels behind her name. The first, “Changes From a Sunset” was published in 2012, and the second, “When is My Forever”, in 2013. Ms Friedman taps into her personal experiences for inspiration, and her work has been very well-received not only in South Africa but throughout the world, for its accessibility and the believable characters she creates. Having been a dedicated Christian for 24 years, and an upstanding member of her community, Ms Friedman’s stories carry a message of hope for all her readers.

Indu Pillai  

"An avid reader and enthusiast of the performing arts, Indu has dabbled in writing for a long time. One of her collaborations was recently published by the Southbank Center in the UK. Born and raised in Delhi she now calls London her home and is a Digital Marketing Expert with a keen interest in all things Social."

Lt Col Ankita Srivastava

A lady of vaulting ambition and volcanic passions, Lt Col Ankita Srivastava is Allahabad's first girl to join the pioneer batch of Indian Army in 1993. Having participated in OP- Kargil, she completed 14 years in the tough domain where every day was a challenge being a lady Officer.  Accustomed to taking challenges, after Army, she undertook 180 degree opposite challenge and walked in 'TANISHQ’ Beauty pageant 2008 carving a new leaf by winning it!  Next she created history when she stunned the nation, winning ‘Most Vivacious Woman’ award at GLADRAGS Mrs. India 2009.
 2010, she joined as the first lady security officer in SBI. As she brought total discipline, she got conferred with State Bank’s Excellence award, given first time to a lady security officer.  Simultaneously, she then began leaping cheerfully into creativity (her hidden passion) as she authored her debut book- ‘The Pink Scarecrow’
Her journey from simple to tough; tough to gorgeous ; gorgeous to accomplished and now aiming to soar as a sky rocket so as to impregnate the wind that blows from end of the globe to another with her inscription is a true example of sweat and blood used up to achieve what one desires.

Megha Shrivastava Khare 

Megha Shrivastava Khare, residing in Mumbai with her husband & 4 year old son. Megha is a Founder &  CEO of a startup company named YOUNG BIRDS, it provides online educative & interactive fun learning program's, majorly APPS available on IOS, ANDROID, & WINDOW.
She loves designing Cartoons, Games & Apps & writing stories for children, she is also passionate about travelling, reading, photography & cooking.
Megha also writes for an online magazine www.healthbizindia.in on TRAVEL and so far has 12 & more articles published with them.
Megha also writes poetry and soon planning to publish her individual book.
She is a person who believes in creating beautiful memories by living her life crazily every moment.

Nehali Lalwani

Nehali Lalwani is an Asst. Professor of Human Resource Management in Anand. After her schooling from a Convent School from Nadiad, she became much inclined to the art of writing. In spite of her education in the field of Commerce she wasn’t able to veil her urge of writing. Her story in this book marks her debut as a writer. She is sociable, playful and passionate by nature. She has a fine hand on writing poems, short stories and articles. She believes words to be the medium of her thoughts and ideas. The theme of Love finds a new definition in her stories. Her philosophy of life says that love though unfulfilled never dies.

Paras Bandha  

Paras is currently pursuing his masters in commerce, born and brought up in Ludhiana he loves music, singing and writing. Bit conservative with new friends but loves socializing. loves imagining things at core.
This story "Revenge" explains the capital punishment for the human cum devils and he hopes if it could work as an eye opener to higher officials.

Rohan Kachalia

A Sagittarian by nature and hence hopelessly romantic by heart (termed by his wife) which he begs to differ, a banker by vocation, a blogger by leisure pursuit and an aspiring writer.
Have been taken to reading and blogging since last one year and reading and writing romance seems to be his forte, along with poems, haiku and erotica.
His only dream is to see himself as a successful author and 'Minds @Work 2' is the stepping stone for his dream to come true.  He blogs jointly with his wife at: http://ponderingtwo.blogspot.in
His mantra for life is : Cheers, Keep Smiling & Embrace Love.

Sagar Gandhi

Sagar Gandhi, residing in Gujarat, is basically an engineering student. He is reserved by nature and a avid reader. He loves to play cricket and online games. Whenever he finds time, he likes to pens down. He has by far penned down many poems and short stories

Shamita Harsh

Shamita is a 19 year old author at heart and freelance writer by profession, a college student of Mass Communication. She lives with her parents in Dehradun, the tinsel town she grew up in, right alongside her babies, her best friends who were born and brought up in the amazing town: the Creepy Cuties. A born writer at heart, she owes it to her dad for the lineage of writing, for the inkling toward the creative!

In her spare time she likes to pen her thoughts and poems in her journal, a prized possession she keeps ever since she was 11. A right-brained thinker, Shamita loves to write fiction triggered from observing things around her. A devoted reader, she hordes books for pleasure in her tiny shoe-rack-turned-into-a-library.

“For her friendship is the happy connection that oils the rusty wheel of life."

"One advice for anyone and everyone, if you believe (enough) YOU can make your dreams happen, just like I did!”~ Shamita

Vishal Manve

Having grown-up in the picturesque and rural backdrop of Karnataka, Vishal had a penchant for reading books beyond his age and observing the rural charades. He would unravel the mysteries of Othello, Raja Rao and other literary classics since grade four. With love for writing and charter-sketching developing, Journalism became his career. having worked with Indian Express, BBC and NDTV, he has joined Asia news International. Plans to publish his book and establish a literary career besides a strong career in Journalism.


Abhinand.S.Jaguva, is a Mechanical engineer and lives in Madurai. He could be seen engaging himself with novels most of the time. He likes to write more than reading and loves to improve it. He is a freelance blogger and wishes to see his work published one day. Apart from reading, he loves to ride bike and watch movies. He started blogging at abhinandjaguva.blogspot.in and eventually it has become a section for book reviewing. Now, he blogs at Purple pen and likes to make more friends. You can follow him at http://abhinandjaguva.blogspot.in/

Foreword Written by Ishita Bhown: Where she states value each " i " 

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