Results of My Glass of Wine Creative Writing Contest

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in General Reading, News | 12 comments

First of all, we (Kiriti Sengupta, Literature Studio, Hawakaal Publishers, and Tathya) would like to thank you all for your overwhelming response to the “My Glass of Wine” Creative Writing Contest. Entries kept pouring in till the very last minute and by the end of the day on September 10, 2015, we had 23 valid entries to choose from. And we are talking about Hybrid literature here, so we know how tough it was for everyone to come up with something that would showcase their mastery over two or more forms of creative expressions.

However, at the end of the day we had to choose 5. Trust us we tried hard, but we couldn’t arrive at the final 5, so we decided to do a final 6. Here are the winners (and a bit about their entries) in alphabetical order:

Literature Studio Summer Scholarship, Literature Studio Summer Scholar, Creative Writing in India, Creative Writing in NCR, Creative Writing in Noida, Creative Writing Courses, Short StoryAashutosh Mukherjee studies in eighth grade in Delhi, and he loves to write and paint. His short memoir Dida’s Schooling, takes a peek into a world he had only heard of, one that does not seem probable today, especially in a city like Delhi.

My Glass of Wine, Creative Writing Contest, Writing, Creative Writing in India, Creative Writing in Delhi, Creative Writing in Noida, Creative Writing in NCRArvind Passey began his professional life marching up and down the drill square of the Indian Military Academy as a gentleman cadet and ended his job-era playing hide-&-seek with media teams as the Head of Corporate Communications. He is an eminent blogger and a columnist. His essay I’m Part Human explores seamless hybridization palpable all around us.

Esha Chakraborty, Creative Writing Contest, My Glass of WineEsha Chakraborty is an avid reader and a writer. She has two full time jobs. One of course is her 9-5 job and the other and more exciting is being a mom to her 2-year old. Her story The Stone Hearted Husband explores assumptions, preconceived notions, and individual expressions of love.

Radhika Maira Tabrez, My Glass of Wine, Creative Writing ContestRadhika Maira Tabrez is a hustling mother by day and a writer by night. When she isn’t dancing to the tunes of her three-year-old son, or experimenting in the kitchen for her husband, she loves to read, watch movies, and engage in DIY home décor projects. Her story Tiny Drops of Grace explores lives of invisible men and women who go about their businesses, alienated by poverty, neglect, and disdain.

Raghav Arora, My Glass of Wine, Creative Writing Contest Raghav Arora is a wanderer and believes that he’ll find the truth in his own written words gradually. He’s a big fan of astronomy, physics, metaphysics, and mythology. In his story That Precise Moment! he dives into the complexities of human relationships and mind.

DSCN0875 - CopyTanmoy Bhattacharjee is a postgraduate scholar in English Literature. His story Chase: In Search of Reality explores the struggles of a side-lined poet and the choices he makes that decide his fate.

All winning entries will be published by Hawakaal Publishers in a path-breaking anthology of hybrid literature titled Sankarak – The Literary Fusion. The anthology will be edited by Kiriti Sengupta and Vibha Malhotra, founder of Literature Studio.

Sankarak - The Literary Fusion, Hybrid Literature, Kiriti Sengupta, Hawakaal Publishers, Literature Studio, Vibha Malhotra

These writers are invited to read/present their works during the launch of Kiriti Sengupta’s My Glass of Wine on September 18, 2015 at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

The winning writers stand a chance to grab one of the following prizes;

  1. Book deal with Hawakaal Publishers
  2. Creative writing course worth Rs. 10,000/- with Literature Studio
  3. Gift hamper from Tathya
  4. Surprise prize from Kiriti Sengupta


  1. Congratulations to all the winners !

  2. Congratulations to all the winners! Looking forward to other contest.

  3. Tanmoyda go on

  4. My best wishes to all finalists. And especially to Tanmoy, whose poems I have come to read and enjoy of late. Wishing the very best.

  5. first of all, congratulation to all the winners…paying my cordial tribute to all…..Tanmoy da your achievement really turned me mesmerised…..carry on…..plenty of wishes to u on behalf of me…..

  6. Hearty congratulations to the winners!

  7. Congratulations to all the winners 🙂

  8. I am the witness of your hardwork and now it makes me feel proud to see you here….heartfelt congrats to you dear Tanmoy….keep it up.

  9. Tanmoy words aren’t enough to express how proud i feel. Miles to go…

  10. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Tanmoy. Once again you’ve proved what you are. My best wishes are always with you. Go on.

  11. Congratulations to all the winners!

  12. Heartiest congratulations to all the great writers!

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