Neelam Saxena Chandra

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Neelam Saxena Chandra
Neelam Saxena
Neelam Saxena
Born(1969-06-27)27 June 1969
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
OccupationWriter, author, bureaucrat
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
NationalityIndian
Alma materVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Hislop College
GenrePoetry, fiction
Notable awards
Radio City Freedom Awards
SpousePrafull Chandra
ChildrenSimran Chandra
Website
neelamsaxenachandra.com

Neelam Saxena Chandra (born 27 June 1969) is an Indian poet and author.[1][2][3] She has written children's stories and poetry. She also writes fiction in English and Hindi. She has received several awards including the Rabindranath Tagore International Award in 2014.[4][5][6][7] given by Xpress Publications: Kerala, India. She is an IES Officer of 1993 batch, also served as Joint Secretary of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).[8][9][10][11] She has also served as General Manager of Pune Metro.[12] She is now serving as ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL RAILWAY MANAGER(ADRM) OF PUNE DIVISION. She married SHRI PRAFULL CHANDRA who is an IES OFFICER.PRAFULL CHANDRA is currently serving as EDPM/RB/IR/MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Early life and career[edit]

Chandra has written children's stories, poetry and also fiction in English and Hindi languages. She has authored 4 novels, 1 novella and 5 short story collections, 25 poetry collections and 10 children’s books to her credit. She has received several awards including the "Rabindranath Tagore International Award" in 2014. In addition to the Tagore Prize, she was awarded a prize by famous poet Gulzar in a poetry contest organized by the Consulate General of the United States, Mumbai, on the topic Poetry for Social Change'.[13] The song Mere Sajan Sun Sun, for which she was the lyricist[14] (Shankar Tucker's composition) won the 'Popular Choice Award' in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.[15][1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2014: Received the Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Award from Xpress Publications: Kerala, India.[1]
  • Neelam also debuted as a lyricist in Shankar Tucker's composition Mere Sajan Sun Sun and the song has won the 'Popular Choice' award in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.[16]
  • 2014: Featured in Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees longlist 2014[7][1]
  • 2018: Received the Humanity International Women Achievers Awards by Aditya Birla Hospital.[17]
  • 2018: Received the Soninder Samman for contribution in Hindi Literature.[18]

Publications[edit]

List of poems and Ghazals

  • Can I Have This Chance (2014)
  • Soul Seekers (2013)
  • Rishtey Mohabbat Ke (2013)
  • Pankhudiyan (2013)
  • Layers of Flickering Lights (2013)
  • Silhouette of Reflections (2013)
  • Skylines (2014)
  • The Purple Moon (2014)
  • Hues of Love
  • Treacherous Lady
  • Tales from Sundervan
  • Chanda
  • Five tales
  • Winter Shall Fade (2015)
  • Her Story: Is not always a Story (2015)
  • Zindagi Ki Kalam Se (2014)
  • As a beginner for a beginning
  • Geet Gaata Chal
  • Casket of Stories (2015)
  • Pluck out the heart
  • Asha Ke Pankh (2015)
  • Preet Pakhi (2015)
  • Dil Se (2015)
  • Sands of Time (2015)
  • Transcending Hearts (2015)
  • Tales of Eon (2015)
  • TavishikeTaare (2015)
  • TitliyonkeLokmein (2015)
  • Rambha (2015)
  • Tanke Hain Kuch Sitare (2016)
  • Bulbule Khayalon Ke (2016)
  • Rajjo, Rano Aur Surajmukhi (2016)
  • Mai Hawa Ho Gayee Hu (2016)
  • Butterflies of Hope (2016)
  • Kataraney Zindagi Ki (2016)

Saptrangi Pari Evam Rang Birangi Kahaniyaa (2016)

  • Stella (2016)
  • In the Flickering of an Eye (2017)[19]
  • The Soul Unbound (2017)
  • Trove of Musings (2017)
  • Main Bahane Lagi Hun (2017)
  • Maine Rang Diye Alfaaz (2017)
  • Maine Tarashe hain Alfaaz (2017)
  • Rangi Main Tere Rang Mein (2017)
  • Ek Sahar Ummid Bhari (2017)[20]
  • Zindagi ka Alaav (2017)
  • Ek Shama hardam jalti hai (2017)
  • Aaj baadal ban baras jaanaa hai (2017)[21]
  • Misty Moments (2017)
  • A Princess, A goal and a mole (2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "इस लेडी ऑफिसर की कलम बनी पैशन, दुनिया में हुई फेमस, जीते कई अवॉर्ड". Lucknow: Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ "रोजमर्रा की घटनाओ ने लिखवाई कविताएँ: नीलम" (in Hindi). New Delhii: Navodaya Times. 27 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Book Review: Neelam Saxena Chandra's Silhouette of Reflections" (PDF). The Criterion-monthly magazine-vol.5, issue 1. February 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ "3rd Rabindranath Tagore Award – 2014". Xpress Publications. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  5. ^ "The Rainbow Hues (2014): A wonderful mingling of creativity and scholarship with a social message". Merinews. 25 October 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Neelam Saxena Chandra". Spectral Hues. 25 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List for 2014, Forbes India, 12 December 2014
  8. ^ "Latest appointments & DoPT orders (Sept 15, 2015)". Indianmandarins. 15 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Deputation of IRSEE Officers to Union Public Service Commission" (pdf). Ministry of Railways (India). Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Neelam Saxena Chandra at LBF". London Book Fair. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  11. ^ Rao, Dr V V B Rama. "Emergence of another new poet - Neelam Chandra" (PDF). Journal of English Language and Literature (JOELL). 3 (4, 2016).
  12. ^ "Deputation of IRSEE officers to Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL" (pdf). Ministry of Railways. Government of India. 28 September 2017.
  13. ^ "2010 Programs and Events | Consulate General of the United States Mumbai, India". Mumbai.usconsulate.gov. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  14. ^ ""Mere Saajan Sun Sun" – Shankar Tucker ft. Shweta Subram". YouTube. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Radio City Freedom Awards". Planetradiocity.com. 30 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  16. ^ "The latest whole novel was completed in two months straight: Interview with Neelam Saxena Chandra". Merry Brains. 12 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Pune women achievers celebrated". Hindustan Times. 13 March 2018.
  18. ^ "लेखकांनी आत्मचिंतन करावे" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. 6 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Books Tasting". The Sunday Standard. 29 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Poetry inspired by conventional life". New Delhi: Millennium Post. 21 April 2017.
  21. ^ Pandey, Arun Kumar (6 October 2017). "नीलम सक्सेना चंद्रा : आज बादल बन बरस जाना है" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala.

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