Meet our resident Poet Vishwas Vaidya:
Vishwas is your friendly neighborhood poet staying in India but aspiring to build a love-nest in the sweetest corner of the hearts of his readers, across the globe!
He was born, bred, brought-up and living in Pune close to Mumbai. He grew-up as a “Math-savvy, language hating school kid” and went on to finish his Master’s in Engineering with top honors.
Somewhere along the life journey, he met Tagore, Khalil Jibran and Checkov through their literary works and was able to see the link between Math , engineering and literature.
Particularly Tagore’s poem haunted him to the core, to such an extent, he started writing his own poems in the similar genre since 2011.
To his surprise, his poems drew exciting response from the Facebook crowd. The chorus for publishing his poem grew louder by each passing day , that is when he caught the eye of Asra Publishing .
His poems sound outwardly romantic, depicting deeply sensual human emotions likened to parallels from nature but a discerning reader can notice the whispering spiritual under-current throbbing beneath every line!
His own intentions behind continuing with poetry-writing are utterly selfish, viz. to compliment his engineering creativity through an equally creative hobby exercising other half of his brain as well as to refine his own language skills.
As a result his engineering patents/research papers have accompanied births of his many poems and his writing skills have undergone a lyrical transformation! He remains baffled towards this poetic turn of events in his life and is watching further course of his own life
with an amused giggle!
Aasra Publishing is currently working with the poet to publish his first book of poetry by Valentine's Day 2013.
Zahid Siddique, Author
Col MZU Siddiquie, SM is an Armoured Corps Officer in India. He has been decorated with the gallantry award of "Sena Medal" by the President of India for fighting insurgency in the North East. He
is academically highly qualified, having done his masters in Chemistry, Defense and Strategic Studies and an MBA from Pune University and Mass Communication form IIMC, JNU, New Delhi. Awarded the
"Gold Medal" by the Governor of UP for his academic excellence. Col. Siddiquie has earned a Research PhD "HIV/AIDS in Indian Armed Forces" from DDU, Gorakhpur University. A prolific writer, Zahid
Siddiquie has authored two books and regularly writes articles for professional journals and magazines in India.
A Bachelor's Handbook is his first satire published for a world wide audience, highlighting a lighter side of this authors' varied character and includes original comics by the author. Follow his blog www.zahid-siddiquie.blogspot.com, which is visited by thousands of students seeking information on personality development and leadership.
Coming soon in early 2013 from Aasra Publishing....The Etiquette Handbook by Zahid Siddique.
Pups Bali, Author The Flamingo Hotel
An erotic novelette set in a coastal Baja town. Running from painful memories, Sabrina finds at the Flamingo Hotel, dreams can become reality.
This is the first published work of erotica by Pups Bali. She is presently preparing 2 other short stories for self publish release in 2013. Click to Video, a story of an online romance between an English woman and an Indian man. A Cowboy's Tale tells the story of a modern California cowboy budding love affair with Miranda, a Southern California hippie set in the town of Porterville in the Sierra foothills. Pups is currently working on The Water Palace, a novel about a San Francisco woman on a journey of self discovery in India. Also in the works is a mystery Blame it on Alberto's, featuring many of her fondest Bay Area haunts. It is a story of the brutal rape of an erotic dancer, and her love affair with her MMA lover and is due to be released in late 2013. Pups Bali is the pen name of the author. Follow her at Pups Bali on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.