“I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
And it takes all your courage to do so.
"Being Abhineet Kanodia"
I just watched ‘basketball diaries’, and I am obviously overwhelmed with its thoughtful liberation (God, I’m in love with this word). Starting from where the movie ends, I get to the point where I am at – stuck in the dilemma of whether I should or should not quit college, and set on a journey of my own, the way I want my next moment to be.
Papa told me that I’d later regret not having a degree. My room-mate warned me that I wouldn’t be able to even do Master’s without doing Bachelor’s. A friend told me that perhaps it’s not the right time. Another pleaded me to postpone till I can brag of a degree. As I see the prospects, I am expected to get ‘qualification’ in some form and then go on living a prosperous life, which would entail a hefty bank balance and thus the ability…
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Published by Pranjulaa
An Msc in Creative Industries (Management) from Birkbeck, University of London, I wrote my first poem when I was only 13 years old, and currently I hold a collection of about 800 poems. I was enrolled into Poetry College, Batch of 2019 in Mumbai, and have Msc in Creative Industries Management, from University of London (2015). My poems have been published on Poetry Nature, Poets India, Image Curve and Nocturne Journal, amongst others. An author to “Short and Sweet Story”, published at Storytel as an audio book, I am now working on my first independent book of poems. Recently, I won a cash prize for a poetry competition based on a painting organized by Arts Illustrated and NDTV Mojarto. You can read some glimpses of my poems on @poetrybypranjulaa
I continue to work as an independent art consultant and researcher while managing my venture, Pranjal Arts which has a private collection of around 200 Indian art paintings.
List of awards:
•Awarded Scholarship for Creative writing by Mayo College Girl’s School, Ajmer(2011)
•Represented Birkbeck, University of London at British Chamber of Commerce Conference in London, UK as Potential Leaders of the future. (2015)
•Venue Ambassador, Birkbeck, University of London (2015)
•Invited for the “Thrive” Conference on Arts fundraising in Bath, UK (2015)
•Awarded on International Women’s day for showing international leadership in the field of Indian dance and poetry (2016 )
•Awarded the Lions Pride Award during the international service week.(2018)
•Selected for World Governance Expedition to Russia, organized by Vision India Foundation (2019)
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