Awards & Recognition

I have always been fond of reading and writing. As luck would have it, my line of work (technical communication) is directly related to my interests. But in this page, I’m only going to list any awards and recognition that I’ve got related to my “non-official” writing. I’m hoping that listing them here will magically lead to more awards and recognition 🙂

HarperCollins India – Stories Connect Us Contest

My writeup was selected as Chapter 14 of the Stories Connect Us – Write with Chitra contest.

Mississippi Books – Caravan

Two of my creations, a travelogue and a poem, were selected for publication by Mississippi Books ( in their anthology, Caravan.

Roots Travel

My travel photo and description was featured by Root Travel App.

TOI Write India Contest – Ruskin Bond’s Selections

My story “The Old Monk” was shortlisted by Ruskin Bond for the “Write India 2” contest. Just the fact that Ruskin Bond read my story was such an honor.

NRDC’s Invention Intelligence Magazine – IT Trends Column

For a period of roughly eight months, I got a chance to write the IT Trends column for the Invention Intelligence magazine of National Research Development Corporation. Although this was not strictly creative writing, I’ve included it here because this was the first time I got to see my name in the byline. I was thrilled and even took a photocopy of the cheque I received.

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