I am a writer living in Mumbai, India.
I have been writing for a very long time, poetry, fiction and non fiction. My articles have appeared in websites like Rediff.com, and newspapers like the Times of India and national magazines like New Woman.
This is my writing, poetry and fiction website where I write about writing and post links to my published work.
All the photos and artwork on this blog are mine and created by me.
My general blog about my life, photos, non fiction and travel is rohinigupta.wordpress.com
My email : firstname.lastname@example.org
My name seems to be quite common. There are others writing with my name, but if its not listed on this page its probably not by me. I do not have any reviews.
Here are some online links to my work.
Published books :
whiskers and purrs, a book of cat haiku
Available as an ebook on Amazon.
Click the cover to go to Amazon.in.
To Catch a Falling Star published as an ebook.
24 stories, 14 articles on writing. Notes on all the stories, some of which are published and many unpublished. Do take a look.
Available from –
About the book, Mantramala :
Mantramala, the book. – details of the book.
Writing Mantramala – the experience of writing it.
Misconceptions about mantras – blog post on mantras
Books of poetry – now out of print
Karna and other poems published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta. Now out of print.
Five Farces, a book of poems also published by Writer’s Workshop. Now out of print.
My world of fantasy, a child’s poems, now out of print.
Click on the picture. The links go to my blog posts and there to the websites.
Interview for the Best story of the month, January 2014
Why do They Lie to Me podcast – audio
Articles about Writing
Older Short Stories :
Encounter at a Train Station
Short Story in Epic India, a website which is no longer around.
Older Articles :
(These were in Epic India but the site has gone down.)
Does Anyone Know ?
About a Rig Vedic hymn, the Nasadiya, with translation.
This Writing Addiction
On the Mahabharata :
The Mahabharata, the Biggest Book of Them All
The Lost city of Dwarka
The Lost City of Heaven, Indraprastha
To Be Young Again, in 4 parts.
Other online articles :
Mandala Therapy, anger management, article for the Times of India
Pranayama to beat the heat also on the Times of India
Wrote articles for the Times of India, New Woman magazine and Rediff.com and Mandala magazine.
Organiser, Shamaina Festival
A 10 day arts festival in Mumbai, 2008.
Research Consultant for Sambhav Kya TV show.
Have not been publishing much poetry lately. The links to the few I did publish.
words from stars, a short poem
dusk in the city, a short poem
dusk, a short poem
Storyteller, workshop on writing the short story at Shamiana ten day arts festival, Mumbai
Workshop on the Magic of Haiku, at the National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai, 2010.
Haiku and Flash Fiction workshops for Books and Beyond Literary Festival, Mumbai, 2013.
Haiku workshop at Sophia college and St Xavier’s college, Mumbai.
A Flash of Lightning, a Flash fiction workshop at Literature Live 2014, Mumbai.
Editor, World Haiku Review
My haiku has been published in Heron’s Nest, World Haiku Review, Bottlerockets, Mainichi Daily, Muse India and Chrysanthemum.
Some Haiku are here :
One of my haiku was included in the Best of 2011 by Mainichi Daily.
Also in the Best of 2013.
My Haiku was included in the First Katha book of Haiku anthology.
and some Haiku with photographs – Haiga :
(Haiga are photos with a haiku – one thumbnail is below)
Renku is a form of collaborative poetry.
Floating on the Wind, a Triparshva renku.
In Thanal online website
A Yotsumono, a renku between two people.
Entwined in Ivy, a Rokku
In Notes for the Gean
Other Renku published in the Journal of Renga and Renku, issue 1 and 2.