Presenting the Top 35 Most Amazing Writers Of 2022 (Part 3)
- Nandita Chakraborty
Nandita Chakraborty is an Indian Australian screenwriter and author of two novels, Rosemary’s Retribution and Meera Rising. Her new book, Dirty Little Secrets takes the form of a memoir and brings her readers on a journey through the past ten years of her life.
Born and raised in India, Nandita’s late father has won many accolades in the Indian cinematic industry, which has in turn fuelled her interest in screenwriting. At present, Nandita has several screenwriting projects in the pipeline with a prolific Indian director. She is also an aspiring documentary film maker.
Nandita came to Melbourne in 2000; and in 2008, enrolled in a creative writing course under the mentorship of Australian bestselling author Rosalie Hamm. Her two novels were both finalists at the American Best Book Awards; and were also semi-finalists at the New York Screenplay and LA International Screenplay Awards.
In 2011, Nandita was seriously injured in a rock climbing accident. After falling 40 metres, she sustained lasting head injuries, resulting in a permanent disability.
Nandita lives in Melbourne and works as a library officer while also writing feature articles for two of Melbourne’s leading Indian newspapers, G’Day India and Indian Weekly.
Nandita started writing as a form of therapy, following her accident in 2011. After her accident, she spent several months in rehab and then returned to work. In 2016, she underwent another stint of rehab and it was during this time that Nandita penned her two novels, Meera Rising (2017) and Rosemary’s Retribution (2018).
Her disability causes permanent cognitive issues, impaired concentration, vestibular migraines and chronic fatigue. It is known as a blind disability, because it is not one that can be seen. Nandita supports Disability Australia, Beyond Blue and Bully Zero.
Nandita’s new book, Dirty Little Secrets, is a memoir of the past ten years of her life. It is a story about a woman trying to find her place between the two worlds of Australia and India. Falling prey to an online scammer in her search for love online, the story dives headlong into a scandal and opens a Pandora’s box of discussions on relationships, shame and bullying.
When Nandita first started writing her memoir, it was for personal reasons, and so, she delved deep into many personal details of her life without reservation. As time went on, however, she felt that her story needed to be told to a larger audience, as many other women were in the same boat as her, turning to the online realm to look for love.
From searching for love and getting burnt by it, in Dirty Little Secrets, Nandita lives and learns lessons in life, love and loss. Candidly, she discusses her traumatic accident and the processes of healing, both physically and mentally. She emerges through her ordeal, stronger and more resilient; and open once, again, to finding love.
Dirty little Secrets A Memoir is a Cleverfox Publishing release; released in February 2022
- 2. Dr.Aswin Shaji
Dr.Aswin Shaji is a MBBS doctor from Kollam, Kerala, following his passion for both the healing arts and the literary arts. He did his schooling in IISJ Saudi Arabia and MBBS at Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
He is the Author of ‘The Nirvanic Heart’ and is the Co-Author in 18 books. His patience to listen to one’s stories and his keen view of life is what inspires him to blot his ink on paper. His love for poetry arises from the reflected shades of life and the sublimation of nature with the soul.
• 21st Century Emily Dickinson award 2022
• 1st Prize script writing competition for World suicide prevention day Amrita Hospital 2021
• Writer’s Desire award 2022
• Mahadevi Verma Sahitya Shiromani award 2022
• Achiever of the year 2022- Best Poet and Author of the year 2022
• Spectrum InqQuill Holders award 2022
• Dramatism Award- Best Poet and Author of the year 2022
• Sylvia Plath Memorial Literary Prize 2022
• NAPOWRIMO’ x EBA 2022 National Competition TOP 10
- 3. Alisha Begum
Alisha Begum, who was born and raised in Kolkata, India, appreciates Bengal’s rich cultural life. At the University of Calcutta,she majored in English, Growth Mindset from College of London, Energy Healing from the University of New Mexico, Advanced Diploma in Spirituality from CTAA. Positive Psychology from the University of North Carolina in the United States of America.
She is also trained in REBT, Depression Treatment, and Stress and Anxiety Management. She began writing during her freshman year of college. Her first romance literature, His Possesive love is well-known and well received by young readers. She is a member of the International Association of Therapists and a Spiritual & Growth Mindset Coach and Healer who is internationally qualified.
She was on a quest to raise awareness of the science underpinning spirituality and healing through her writings. The bestselling author of ‘His Possessive Love’ is currently working on a sequel to her novels ‘Love 24 Hours’ and ‘The Breathing Earth’. Her clients are familiar with her spiritual books ‘Believe in Miracles’, ‘Mindful – The Power of the Subconscious Mind’, ‘Be the Unstoppable’, ‘Let’s Learn Gratitude’, and ‘Love and Gratitude’.
Her area of expertise is supporting those who are lost, confused, or unclear about their next steps in reconnecting to their truth and purpose in order to achieve lasting freedom and fulfilment. Alisha knows exactly how to pave a new path to a more meaningful and abundant life, and she uses her global training and certification to provide her clients with a tried-and-true blueprint for success.
4. Dr Deepak Rosha
Writing has always come easy for Dr Deepak Rosha, a pulmonologist working in Indraprastha apollo Hospitals. He has been writing since school days. During his busy working schedule, he found it easier to pen poetry, his friends who read his musings often urged him to publish them. He finally did put together a collection of poems and selfpublished a book on Amazon titled ‘So much to say’. Still there were many ideas in his mind for novels which needed much more time to develop. Dr Deepak also had to find time to write his research papers which took priority. As his hospital is a teaching hospital there were additional academic commitments. The covid pandemic finally gave time to the doctor to pen his stories. According to him the books wrote themselves as he got into the flow. He has written five books so far, three of which have been published. All are different stories written in an easy ironically humorous style. The first book ‘Raja of nowhere’ is about a baby kidnapped in Lahore undivided India. His family finally finds him seventy years later. He is now the prince of an erstwhile kingdom. The story goes back and forth in time as it unfolds finally ending in murder. The second book is called ‘The Saga of spy X13’. This a story of two schoolboys who are egged on by a mysterious spy during the 1965 Indo-Pak war carry out a series of pranks that ultimately lead to disaster. ‘The college conventions’ is his third book that is about an unruly rowdy college where two students have killed themselves in a suicide pact. Nobody seems much concerned. The protagonist Rohan has a secret agenda that he must carry out. His two other books are soon to be published.
5. Anirban Dutta
A sudden arrival to the world of fictional writing took him by surprise. He started this fantastic journey with the book ‘Uddan-The Rise’ where he has authored the chapter ‘Living Dead’. He has been nominated for the Hubooktique Eminence Award 2022. Apart from fictional writing he is interested in conducting in-depth research on cyber security and South Asia as a International Studies student. In his short journey, he would like to say it’s better to follow one’s heart for success and identify what one is good at.