Chanting Bards International Poetry Anthology for Children

I am very pleased to have my poem titled "Shapes are Fun" published in this amazing anthology of poems for children to encourage them to recite and develop in them an appreciation of poetry.  I believe poetry and more importantly, recitation of poetry plays a vital role in the various aspects of a child's literacy development. Children learn new words, gain confidence when they practice recitation in front of an audience thus helping shy children do away with their reservations. It also helps children with memorisation and aids in a child's self expression. It also aids in the emotional and physical development of children.  This book has beautiful poems with thought provoking illustrations.  The brains behind this,  Mr. Gopakumar Radhakrishnan encourages you to submit the video recording of your child's recitation to them (details in the book) and they will work at  promoting those videos on their social media pages to encourage the love for poetry

Published in Issue 47 of Haiku Journal

Delighted to share that I have been published in Issue 47 of Haiku Journal - A prolific press publication,

Feather quill- Haiga

~ Immersed in the ink Of a poet's bleeding heart Feather quill trembles ~ Poem and Photograph  © Vyomi Malik

My very first author interview by

Really pleased to share my very first author interview. I was featured by  as one of the upcoming English authors  The full text of the interview is available at the link below. Even though I have a long way to go it's great when your work is recognized. Would love your feedback and comments. They are what truly keep me going. Thank you so much for your support as always and a big shout to Syahee for featuring me. Keep writing! Vyomi

Eulogy for my Grandmother (Nani)

One of the hardest things a person has to do in life is write and give an eulogy on the passing away of a loved one. Last week, my Nani left for her heavenly abode and today was the prayer meeting on the Chautha (4th Day).  I'm sharing with all of you the eulogy in the form of a poem I wrote last night for her on behalf of all her grandchildren.  I share this here because paying tribute to a dear one and speaking to a packed room full of people, while keeping your emotions in check is not easy, however is inevitable. Thank you so much for joining us in prayer this afternoon to pay homage to our beloved Nirmal Khanna. A mother is more precious than any other person. A grandmother, being a mother twice over, is closest to her grandchildren. On behalf of her grandchildren  whom she adored : Ujjwal, Kamakshi, Dhruv, Akshiena and Vyomi, this poem is dedicated to our iron lady with a will of steel. (My Nani- Nirmal Khanna) Your loving arms Were our tranquil oasis

Book Review- 6 degrees Game of blogs

India’s leading blogging website Blogadda as a part of their #Celebrate Blogging initiative in 2014 ran a unique contest called the ‘Game of Blogs’.  Bloggers were given 5 different and intriguing characters and through the course of the contest had to weave stories judged by an eminent panel of top authors comprising of Ashwin Sanghi, Kiran Manral, Meghna Pant, Natasha Badhwar, Raksha Bharadi and Ravi Subramanian.   300 bloggers from all over the country working as 30 teams joined forces in a collaborative effort to create magic with their words writing a blog post a day with a riveting story. Only 3 top teams made the cut and their stories were selected and published in what is a first in Indian publishing history- ‘6 Degrees- Game of Blogs’. This contest and its outcome is path breaking in many ways apart from testing the perseverance, creativity and teamwork of bloggers. Each of the judges have written glowing words of praise for this book in the forward and th

Waterfall- 3 line poetry

(Image Credit: flickr Kamil Porembiński ) Cascading diamond drops Reflecting a thousand suns Symphony of nature Poem © Vyomi Malik