Author Overview
MONA VERMA is an alumnus of prestigious Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and an award winning author of 6 works of fiction, A Bridge to Nowhere, God is a River, The White Shadow , The Clown of Whitefields & other stories , The Other and Lost & Found. She had edited various science journals, self -help books, biographies and is a regular feature writer for online newspapers. She is on board of various Universities as an advisory expert and is much sought as visiting faculty for Creative writing, Haiku and Limericks. She is now a member of FICCI and regular invitee to Writers’ meet called for by Governor of Uttarakhand, at Rajbhawan Dehradun. A Paul Harris fellow, she actively volunteers with Interplast, Germany and Rotary International foundation for the treatment of surgical accidents and burns victims. Recently, she has been honored with the executive membership in the Management Committee of Anushruti, a social initiative of IIT, Roorkee for the exemplary work done for the special children at Anushruti. She is also serving as a member of the Academic Review Committee with Anushruti, IIT Roorkee. She is the first chair for the Outreach Committee with Kumaon Literature Festival planning board. She has been offered to organize and curate a Literature Festival with Times of India in November 2018.Presently, she co-owns and runs her firm DISHA, which deals with corporate , organizational and faculty/student trainings in schools and Universities. Apart from the above, she has a keen interest in classical music, charcoal sketching, oil painting, photography and travel. AWARDS & ACCOLADES *WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE’ BY ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE *HINDUSTAN TIMES WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2011 ( Reader’s choice) * OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS OF DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY * GANESH SHANKAR VIDYARTHI PURUSKAAR , an award from NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS INDIA . *UTTARAKHAND RATNA,2014 * AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- HARDWAR RATAN ,2017 and PRIDE of UTTRAKHAND 2019amongst the others. PARTICIPATION IN LITERATURE FESTIVALS Chairperson – Kumaon Literature Festival Pune International Literature Festival Bangalore Literature Festival World Integrity Centre Dehradun Literature Festival Times of India & Canyons’ Club Literature Festival Valley of Words- International festival of literature & arts. Gurgaon Children’s Literature Festival Delhi Poetry Festival Delhi Literature Festival Banaras Literature Festival

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