Results 2018

1st Prize: Digvijay Singh for his poem ‘काग़ज़’- New Delhi, Delhi

2nd Prize: Jane Mary Joseph for her poem ‘The Burial’- Aizawl, Mizoram

3rd Prize: Yashi Gupta for her poem ‘Organ’- Jaipur, Rajasthan

Top 30 Prizes

Piyush Sundriyal- वीर अभिमन्यु पुरुषार्थ

Cindy Felneihthiem- Have We Been Home For Too Long?- Churuchandpur, Manipur

Vaidyanathapuram R Shankar- Kannan and Unni- Vishakapatnam

Karishma D'Mello- Dusty Old Book- Bardez, Goa

Upasa Borah- Ruination- Guwahati, Assam

Ipsita Banerjee- pepper and salt- Kolkata, West Bengal

Shriya Bhardwaj- Letter to my Lovely Furboy- Gurugram, Haryana

Ritika Chandy- Goodbye to the Student Life- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Simran Rawat- चाय की चुस्की- Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Silpa Anand S- Focus- Puthenpalli, Kerala

Pragya Dubey- मुत्तफक़ीर- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Amogh Kant Mishra- यही कुछ सिक्के नोट बन गए- Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Mandar Mutalikdesai- Dental Affections- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Stuti Jha- शिकाएतें तुम्हारी- Kolkata, West Bengal

Eshan Manglani- To a friend who lost his way- Pune, Maharashtra

Hindesh Akash- मिट्टी से उठा हूं, आकाश तक जाऊंगा- Patna, Bihar

Ramya Iyer- I am a little autumnal twig, awaiting my burial- Srinagar, J & K

Karunya Srinivasan- Inhabiting my Skin- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Abhinav Bhardwaj- Spring in New Delhi- New Delhi, Delhi

Manyata Agarwal- Smoke my pain away- Chandigarh, Punjab

Siddhi Jayashree Uday- Born Free- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Kajol Hinduja- Keywords- Rajkot, Gujurat

Abhay Yadav- धरती, धर्म और भूख : एक संकलन- Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Jatin Patil- If you ever forget me- Kolkata, West Bengal

Moge Basar- Margins- Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Saumya Lakshman- A-N-G-E-R- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aahna Joshi- A Raining House- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Monica Coutinho- Oversized- Ahmedabad, Gujurat

Sana Khan- Wasted - Purulia, West Bengal

Lokesh Raj- Fighting for love- Hyderabad, Telangana

Commendable Mentions

Manoj Krishnan- मैं शिव बन जाऊँगा -New Delhi

Eliza Anjum -  Circus- Lucknow

ANKIT KUMAR SRIVASTAVA - निःशब्द - UTRAULA BALRAMPUR

PREM KUMAR KULDEEP  “प्रकृति – हमारी माँ है” Rawatbhata Via-Kota (Rajasthan) 

Maleeka Zainab- WANT- Patna

Imran Surti-  हूर- Surat

Hemant Yadav-At times-  Bharuch

Anand Prakash Sharma- 'My Buried Daughter'- 15th of February 1975- Uttarakhand

JAYATI MAITY- To Muddupalani- Parganas

PRAHLAD MATHUR- गरीब का कफन- RAJASTHAN

Wikim Ajang- To the Young Me-  Arunachal Pradesh

Satya Dash-  An Evening of Friendship with My Mother-  Bangalore 

Marcus Lalrinmawia-  Marvel-Mizoram

Divya Singh-Men and Women-  Delhi

Vasvi Kejriwal-  Mashi- , Maharashtra 

Lipokmenla Ao-  Season Switch-  Nagaland 

Pari Goel- Black Lead-  Bhopal

Anil Zachariah Mathew- Honour-Nagpur

Pankil Mori-Kashmir- Gujarat

Ashwini Subramanya- Reaches-Mysore

Ayushi Tripathi-Midnight Musings- Sonebhadra

Sanghmitra Raj- Spring- Lucknow

Vinaya Grace Mary- Undress-Bangalore

ABHA GROVER-भ्रम-  GURGAON

Rhea Johnson-RUINS-Thane

Amit Shankar Saha-The Plateau of Illicitness-Kolkata

Sonali Gupta- आजाद भी मैं , क़ैद भी मैं-  Bareilly

Manisha Madhulita Sahoo-  Red Rose in My Balcony Garden-Visakhapatnam 

Shalmali Abhyankar-The Song of Silence-PUNE

Soumyadeep Das -Devi- Balurghat

Priyank Srivastava-बनारस-Mumbai

Dr. Pradnya Lokhande -बाई की बात...-  Mumbai

Sumeet Keswani-Mirror Mirror-Delhi 

Taarunya Narayanan- Intrigue – Coimbatore

Chanchal Sharma-आज फिर मन उदास सा है-  Kota (Rajasthan)

Sanya Shandilya-  Art of Poetry-  Uttar Pradesh

Mehuli Chowdhury- Near- Kolkata

Lavanya Singh- धर्म की लड़ाई-  Jharkhand

Vikrant Hatwalne-Tea and Cigarettes- Mumbai

Aiswarya Roy-  Little Green Dot-  Kerala

Tahaa Johar Ali- Spoilt (of) War!-  Thane 

Shiny Horo-Galaxies in your eyes-Arunachal Pradesh

SHIVA SHARMA AKALWADI-इंतज़ार, पर क्यों?-  Bangalore

Smriti Adlakha-Prostitute-Jaipur

KRISHNASISH JANA- The Pallbearer- Kharagpur

Ritika Kumari- Loophole in Thoughts-Jharkhand

Anirudh Kamath- Reminiscence-Karnataka

Sanjana Singh-मैं एक धुआँ सी-New Delhi  

Nidhi Kiyawat- Me and the Moon-Ratlam (M.P)

Charu Arora-  कुछ आँखे बोलती है...- Uttarakhand

 Sejuti Gupta- 404 Not Found- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Ravi Prakash- चेहरा- Allahabad, UP

Hrudya Anna James- My home in the moonlight- Idukki, Kerala

Arshi Ansari- इश्क़- New Delhi, Delhi

Benidamika Latam- A Letter Because We Ran Out Of Time- Chutwakhu, Meghalaya

Dimple Karamchandani- GAD- Gorakhpur, UP

Indrani Chakraborty- Earth- Kolkata, West Bengal

Senjuti Sangia- Apollo- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aakanksha Dwivedi- शिव- Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gaurav Tewari- The Ragpicker- Nainital, Uttarakhand

Adesh Srivastava- समझ कर- Pratapgarh, UP

Shruti Shukla- Growing up- Kanpur, UP

Manngailun Zou- Daughters are children too- New Delhi

Jyoti Yadav- मैं घर जाना चाहती हूं- Rewari, Haryana

Lokendra Singh- In the Flux of Eternity- Ajmer, Rajasthan

Snowber Aaliya- Firefly- Ramban, J & K

Sreelakshmi Sudhakaran- circles- Bangalore, Karnataka

Sujata Singh- वजूद- Kanpur, UP

Sakshi Sharda- The same way- Kathmandu

Ayushi Shukla- जाने क्यों ?- Jabalpur, MP

Aashwin Joshi- Servant- Almora, Uttarakhand

Abinaya V- Who are you?- Chennai

Eesha Roy- 10am, Burqa and Uncle- Pune, Maharashtra

Iti Ipsita- Choices- Bhadrak,Odisha

Sahana Mukherjee- Anniversary- Kolkata, WB

Sangeeta Kumari- एक विकृत आकृति सी- Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ishan Dubey- Envy- Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Shantam Raj- No Ambulance for Fish- Chennai, TN

Aishwarya Javalgekar- When I wake up- Gorakhpur, UP

Ishika Garg- अब न हो निराश तू- Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Alolika Dutta- Dear Dadu- Mumbai

Aditi Dadhich- सपने- Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Sonia Sabnis- You and I- Bardez, Goa

Amanda Basaiawmoit- A Letter to my son- Shillong, Meghalaya

Malvika Vazalwar- You are that Master- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Angel Baby- Because salary is the bribe they give you to forget your dreams- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mathew John- A Man of Reason- Kottayam,Kerala

Vivek Chakraborty- क्या यही प्यार है?- Jharsugudha, Odissa

Yashi Tripathi- Madness- Noida, UP

Sidhant Setu- लाल दुपट्टे में बहता सूरज- Patna, Bihar

Jung Tzudir- Love clowns- Dimapur,Nagaland

Sukanya Shaji- Valour- Hyderabad, Telangana

Pooja Sharma- मिलेगी मंज़िल - एक बेहतर कल- Hamirpur, HP

Tanmay Guha Neogi-  तुम और मै- Jabalpur

Shaanika Rakesh- Denied Justice- Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Shreshtha Awasthi- The girl who dances on the rope- Lucknow, UP

Madhusudan Mahawar- कविता - इश्क़ की ये सर्द हवाएँ- Pushkar, Rajasthan

Lavanya Rana- A missing statistic- Bhopal, MP

Vrinda Sehgal- Hot ciders- New Delhi

Jagriti Wadhwa- लाल- Damoh, MP    

Yadawanka Pala- I could have been saved- Shillong, Meghalaya

Vishakha Tungar- Welcome to Society- Aurangabad

Lekson Hiri- The Beast in Beauty- Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Ishita Bagchi- Wishes of a Tainted Soul- Kolkata, WB

Ipsita Acharya-The Second Self-Kharagpur

Priya Joshi- नवामि शंकर-New Delhi

Geethanjali C-Vignettes from Kashmir- Kerala

Shreya Sikka-Stereotypes-Haryana 

Ankita Brahma- Home- Assam

Nirali Mehta- सपना मेरा टूटा- Gujarat

Vivek Rai- "मैं तुम्हे फिर मिलूंगी "-MadhyaPradesh

Deyir Nalo- SHADOW-  Uttar Pradesh

Krati Gahlot-अनंत- Indore

Esha Srivastava-Crescent Visitor- New Delhi

Abhivyakti Singh- I am my muse- Chhattisgarh

Swati Sahoo-Love in autumn-  Odisha

Himanshu Pant-मां- Pithoragarh

Shreya Deshpande- इन्कार- Pune

Vaibhavi Tiwari- मरियादा- Gurgaon

Shreya Lal- Nutshell- Jharkhand

Ahel Choudhury-देहाँत इंसानियत का- Guwahati

Tanvi Nishchal- Lakh Jatan- New Delhi

Bani Allagh- Fine Wine - New Delhi

Ishan Mukhopadhyay- From an Artist's Lover-Kolkata 

Mehul Thakkar-  रेत से बना आशियाना- Vadodara

Rishav Sahoo- The Smell of Home- Balasore

Deepanjali Sharma- Shrouded Tradition-Jammu and Kashmir

Chakshu Purohit- खुद को ही तो जान लो- Rajasthan

Viplav Singh-  बीती रात- Bengaluru

Rajanikant Gajera- याद- Ahmedabad

Vediccaa Ramdanee-  Vivid- New Delhi

OM PRAVESH KUMAR RAVI-  हे नारी- JHARKHAND

Bidisha Ganguly- Nightfall- Kolkata

Vinita Jain-  ज़िन्दगी- Tezpur, Assam 

Anusha M- Untie- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Merlin Maria- crossroads

Meera Geetha- Hampi, the city of ruins- Bengaluru, KA

Nirali Bandaru- A Tale- Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Asavari Sharma- Postcolonial Hangover- Gurgaon, Haryana

Gulshan Kumar- शायद नहीं,पता नहीं- Gaya, Bihar

Ankita Apurva- The taste of yours- Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ankush Banerjee- A Brief Guide to Unlearning Loss by Eating Sugar- New Delhi, Delhi

Hena Mary Jose Paul- Hey Brown Woman- Bengauluru, KA

Nachiket Dhote- क्या मै ज़िंदा हूँ- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Archit Roy- तुम प्यार हो या पागलपन हो!- Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Mohammad Udaipurwala- Petrichor- Secundarabad

Sushmita Regmi- Coffee- Udalguri, Assam

Saurabh Pandey- Love and Cheesecakes- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Snigdha Chaya Saikia- my therapist tells me I'm haunted- Guwahati, Assam

Kritika Swami- EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY- Jaipur, Rajasthan

Vidhi Sharma- उत्तरदायित्व- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Renn J- The Broken Elevator- Bengaluru, KA

Megha Singhal- An ode to addicts- New Delhi, Delhi

Apaar Singhal- Roots & Shoots- New Delhi, Delhi

Deepak Kumar- हिंसा भीड़ की- Sangamner, Maharashtra

Arshi Hussain- We grew up- Kolkata, West Bengal

Kartikey Sehgal- It is the mind- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mehar Sharma- विरान गांव- New Delhi, Delhi

Sejal Garg- साथ, हमेशा के लिए?- Ballabgarh, Haryana

Gurpartap Singh- The Marriage Party of Kali Yuga, The Age of Vice- Mohali, Punjab

Aakaash Francis- Don't Look At Me With Yesterday's Eyes- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Anjali Pathak- अश्रु- Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Pragya Vyas- रात- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Somya Dhankhar- Ode to the different- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Manveen Kaur- Categorically Crippled- New Delhi, Delhi

Tanu Sonpali- Mom- Dindori, Madhya Pradesh

Nahida Tabassum- मगर मस्त मगन फिरता हूँ- Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Iona Banerjee- Unending Poetry- Kolkata, West Bengal

Darsana Kakati- Allegory of my life- Dibrugarh,Assam

Tanya Gupta- Stray Dog- Ghaziabad, UP

Siddiqa Mithaiwala- Erase- Mumbai, MH

Chetan Dorwal- विश्वास - Jaipur, Rajasthan

Surbhi Sharma- Deaf Walls- New Delhi, Delhi

Adittya Gupta- I ask why- Kolkata, West Bengal

Abhishek Kataria- चाँद और तुम- New Delhi, Delhi

Kanika Jain- ज़िन्दगी फिर खिलखिलाएगी- Bangalore, KA

Nishtha Nayar- The threads- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Kanishka Parakh- शाम- Bilai, Chattisgarh

Meghna Das- +850- Kolkata, West Bengal

Muskan Nandwani- Chaos- Surat

Sanyukta Singh- Knock Knock, Who's There?- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Abhik Dasgupta- Katthaki- New Delhi, Delhi

Shivangi Sharma- Gone- New Delhi, Delhi

Aashiesh Agarwaal- Let me wallow in grief- New Delhi, Delhi

Prince Krishnan- Sponged out self- Kollam, Kerala

Cherisha Sonawala- Brazilian Burn- Mumbai, MH

Anushka Tiwari- To The Valley That Sleeps- New Delhi, Delhi

Zia Khan- I’m Just A Human- Thane, Maharashtra

Heta Shah- अब कोइ आए ना पास- Vadodara, Gujurat

Sayali Parkar- No other love- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Rajagopal Kaimal- In and Out- Bangalore, KA

Pratiksha Gopalakrishnan- A U T U M N W I T H O U T H A T E- Madura, Tamil Nadu

Raymond George Dias- Testament- Ernakulam, Kerala

Nila Chenthil- Sita’s Sorrow- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Naveen Singh- नया रूप- Kanpur, UP

Shilpa Chowdhury- Haiku Tales- Howrah, West Bengal

Pawan Kumar Upadhyay- मेरा दामन अब तो मौत के आँचल में पलने लगा- Noida, UP

Carolin Yanglem- THE PAST, THE NACHOM, THE HOME- Imphal, Manipur

The winning and commendable poems have been published in a poetry book available on Amazon. Future participants can read these poems by buying the book here: https://www.amazon.in/dp/8193508254