Featured as Guest Speaker at the book launch of “The Read Diary” , a Novel by Neelam Saxena Chandra


I’m honored and pleased to the Guest of Honor at the book launch of the novel, “The Red Diary” by the award winning and prolific poet, writer, novelist and story writer Neelam  Saxena Chandra.

Neelam Saxena Chandra is launching her novel “The Red Diary” online on Sunday, 17 January, 2021 at 9 pm IST – 10.30 EST.

Neelam Saxena Chandra works as an Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Pune. She is an Engineering graduate from VNIT and has done her Post Graduation Diploma in IM&HRD and also in Finance. She has completed a summer course in Finance from London School of Economics. She has authored 5 novels, 1 novella and 6 short story collections, 31 poetry collections and 13 children’s books to her credit. She is a bilingual writer; writing in English and Hindi. She holds a record with the Limca Book of Records -2015 for being the Author having the highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi. She has won II prize in a poetry contest organized by American Embassy and in a National poetry contest organized by Poetry Council of India, 2016. She has received, Sohanlal Dwivedi Puraskar for children’s literature by Maharashtra state Hindi Sahitya Akademi for the year 2018, Humanity International Women Achiever Awards 2018, Bharat Nirman Literary award in 2017, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry award, Soninder Samman, Freedom award by Radio city for Lyrics along with other awards and honors. She was listed in Forbes as one among 78 most popular authors in the country in 2014.  

Her short story collection “Lines of Fate” remained in the top 10 on bestsellers list on Amazon (India) since its release and was under no 3 on new hot releases for almost a month. “Kai Basant dekhe hain main” a poetry collection was No 1 and received the bestseller tag from Amazon. She has just launched her illustrated book for children titled “Naughty Slippers”. Her novel “The Red Diary” is available on Amazon.

Happy Poetry!!

Megha Sood

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