Inter-School Poetry Writing competition (2018-19)
UniqVerse is a poetry writting competition. Teachers were allowed to write on any topic of their choice. The poem had to be an original, unpublished piece. They could submit their poems in English or Hindi.
Profiles of Judges
Biswadip is a Poet-Lyricist and writer who goes by the name Zeest. Zeest is a poet, lyricist and writer. He has written songs, which were sung by prominent singers like Monali Thakur, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Papon, and others. He has recited his poems at various places including the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Canvas literature Club, Mumbai, and Tapi Utsav, Surat. His poems have been published in several national level magazines and blogs and he has written stories for ‘Yaadon ka idiot box’. He has also won best script award twice in Shots Film Festival, Jamshedpur.
Mohinder Pratap Singh:
While he started his career in advertising, he has since moved to writing screenplays and dialogues. He won the Mirchi Kaan award (2010) for Nirma Colour Gaurd [Radio Campaign] and ABCI award (2011) for a corporate film for Mahindra Tractors.
He has written for several serials on various TV channel shows like ZEE TV, SONY TV, STAR TV, to name a few, as well as a few films. He has also written a book called “KATRANE” (2004), which is a collection of two one acts plays, 13 poems and one satire.
Nandita Samanta is a woman who wears many hats – tri-lingual poet, painter (abstract art), writer (short stories), dancer, and ex-teacher. She writes poetry in English, Hindi and Bengali, and her writing (both poetry and short stories) is published in various international and national anthologies, magazines, webzines, newspapers, and journals. She writes on vivid themes, based on her observations of life, love, ambition, nature, culture, folklore, mythology, etc. Her poems have been aired on international radio channels and translated in 2 – 3 different languages.
Originally from Jammu and Kashmir, Ramneek has been writing since the last 12 years. Most of his published work is in Hindostani.
He used to curate Poetry on the Big Mic at the Hive, Bandra. In the year 2015, he started 'The Great Indian Poetry Challenge', 'Dark Room Poetry', 'Celebrating Classics' and 'UnPublished'.
He has written on subjects ranging from social to political, with his poetry dealing majorly with irrelevant constitutional practices and archaic laws besides the regular subjects like City, Love and Life.
Thank You so much, judges!