Taniya Chakraborty

Taniya Chakraborty was born in Rishra which is situated in Hooghly district of the state West Bengal. From the early childhood she always favorably disposed toward academic subjects and she has a strong tendency to do the same, though at no time she ever used to continue indefinitely a strict schedule, yet during the school days, right from Junior classes up to Class-X, managed to pull tight to secure a rank in the class and was pretty consistent in doing it. But due to philosophical nature and intention of paying closer attention on specific subject of choice, she often stumbled to counterpoise with rest of the subjects. Biology was her favourite subject and she found herself more biased whatsoever on other subjects.

She cracked the medical entrance exam but quit it for the craziness of poetry. At a very young age, a strong zest scaled up, in her, to catch and arrest the after taste of Bengali language. Knack of reading had encircled her entire life in those days.  A range of different story books and poetry had fueled up quick-witted insight into fair out poetry. From the very childhood, she has been close at hand to the letters of Rabindranath Tagore & Upendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, which were written to her maternal great grandfather- Purno Chandra Bhattacharya, spurring a strong formative insight within. Verbal depiction and portrayal in Mosuwar ( a place of Bangladesh) Itihash (History of Mosuwar) and Cheleder Mahabharat ( MAHABHARAT FOR CHILDREN) by Purno Chandra Bhattacharya, kindled the considerable depth of poetry that engaged her an irresistible instinctive motive.

While in 3rd or 4th standard, she grew up with a habit of writing diary, where she presented accurately the occurrences that held attention. A number of articles have been written by her during this course of time. At the age of 18 her 1st article was published in a commercial magazine and her 1st poem was published in 2011. Earlier to this her debates was published in Unish Kuri Magazine. Apart from academics, she took a formal training in Rabindra Sangeet and Clasical Music at Prachin Kala Kendra in India.

Gradually her spare time was spent entirely in writing poetry. There are a number of articles which put to print in  many different kinds of Commercial Magazines & in Littel Magazines, such as Kobisammelan, Krittivas, Kobipatra, Bhasanagar, Trapijy, Kaurab, 109, Bhassalipi, Sabdo, in daily Newspapers like Jugantar, Ekdin, Aajkal, Eisomoy, Amader Somoy (Circulated in Bangladesh), Desh Patrika, Baishakhi Magazine (Bangladesh High Commission), Bangla News (Bangladesh), and in various other Newspapers and Magazines. In 2015  she was invited as dignitary by Kobita bangla in an International Poetry Festival marked with a label PEACE PROCESSION OF POETRY-2015 in Bangladesh (Participating Nations were    Bangladesh, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand and India).   In March-April 2017, edition of the Bi-Monthly Journal (Indian Literature) from Shahitya Academy, she was taken as a featured poet. She recited and audio casted self-written poems, on the invitation of Akashbani & Yuvabani (INDIAN RADIO). In the year 2017, she had the opportunity to recite self-written poetry on the Bangladesh Betar (radio) too. 

Her poetry books are: i. Kichu Ektar Jonnyo (FOR SOME REASON), ii. Purusher Bari Mesopatemia (His House in Mesopotamia), iii. Raheukendrik Ritukaal (The weather of planet Rahu), iv. Lampat (Loose Character) v. Aamish Bibaho (Nonveg Marriage), vi. Junipokar aaloi badha ghor (The House Made by the Light of Fireflies) and vii. Putul manush (Puppet Man). 

She edited several magazines like Kalimati, Atiprakrth Sonkhya (SUPERNATURAL ISSUE) and Samakamita-rupantarkamita sonkhya (HOMOSEXUAL -TRANSSEXUAL ISSUE), Mahabharat and Anyanya (MAHABHARAT & OTHERS BY PURNACHANDRA BHATTACHARYA).

The accolades bestowed upon her on account of her literary prowess are i. Kaalkatha samman 2014 on behalf of Kaalkatha magazine, ii. Itykatha yuba samman on behalf of Itykatha magazine, 2016, iii. Sabdo saanko samman on behalf of sabdosaanko magazine's 2017, Chaka sahitya samaan by POET  BenoyMajumdar Sahityo Sankriti Kendra, 2017, Poet Mallika Sengupta National Award, 2019 and Basirhat little magazine poetry award, 2020.

Julijana Marinkovic

Julijana Marinkovic is a contemporary Macedonian poet. She is a graduate pedagogue by profession. Her poems have been translated into several languages. She has won several awards in her country and beyond. She has published six collections of poetry, Ash Snista, The Partition In The Wind, In The Sky Mainland, Something Above The River, Apology Of Love, and Infinite Steps.

Marija Najthefer Popov

Marija Najthefer Popov was born in Sivac (Backa, Vojvodina, Serbia) on March 11, 1958.  Since 1996, she lives and creates in Zrenjanin. Until now, she has been published in more than a hundred joint, domestic and international poetry collections; published in several domestic and foreign journals and translated into several languages. Her first independent collection of poems, “I WRITE A WOMAN”, was published in 2018.  The motive behind her poetry is to awake Woman and make her conscious about all her beauty and splendor, she has her firm faith in that love is the initiator of everything.

Graciela Noemi Villaverde

Graciela Noemi Villaverde was born in Entre Rios Argentina and is based in Buenos Aires capital Poet and writer, she is an author of The Soul In The Skin, Echoes From Heaven, Loving Is Urgent, Where The Secrets Sleep, After The Magic, The Loneliness and Convex Time. She is the National Director of Culture and Public Relations of the Hispanic Union of Writers UHE Argentina. Recently appointed World Manager of Educational and Cultural Projects of the Spanish-American Union of Writers UHE.

 

Dr. Mohamed-Salih Veronica

Dr. Mohamed-Salih Veronica was born in Romania - Pitești in 1975. She is an author, personal development counselor and authorized trainer, bioenergotherapeutist, independent researcher, specialist in political science (socio-economical, gender and minority policies), management and judicial studies, qualitative data research and coding. She is interested in innovation, in promoting human rights, the access of disadvantaged people to scarce resources, the right to education and integration into the labour market. It also promotes equal opportunities for all categories of persons, regardless of their origin, or any other criterion underlying acts of discrimination, harassment or social exclusion and of any other nature in the great humanity. His entire academic education was based on these principles and values, which were his landmark in choosing research topics, conferences, scientific sessions in which he participated or other scientific activities or social involvement through volunteering. Professional affiliations: she is member of the Legal Practitioners’ Union in Romania and founder member of the "European Forum of Muslim Women in Romania" Association (Forumul European pentru Femeile Musulmane din România / F.E.F.M.R.), which is a part of the European Forum of Muslim Women. "European Forum of Muslim Women in Romania" Association. It was founded in order to support Muslim women in Romania, to protect them and to increase their level of engagement in the Romanian society, without letting this affect their religious identity. Pre-university, university and post-university education and training: Doctoral studies in political sciences Doctoral School – Political Sciences 2010 - 2015 (May) National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest (NSPSPA), BS degree in economic sciences – management Faculty of Management 2010 - 2013 (NSPSPA),  West University of Timişoara – Economics and Business Administration Faculty, Timişoara. MS degree in Political Science – Politics, Gender and Minorities  Faculty of Political Science 2008 – 2010 (NSPSPA),  BA degree in law Faculty of Law 1993 – 1998 University in Craiova - "Nicolae Titulescu" Diploma – Mathematics-Physics profile 1989 – 1993 "Alexandru Vlahuţă" High School in Râmnicu Sărat – Buzău. Other professional qualifications: Arabic Language, Safety and Health at Work, Computer-assisted accounting – Ciel, Quality Data Advanced Analysis (QDA) assisted by the ATLAS. She involved as a volunteer in various extracurricular activities as part of the Faculty of Management - (NSPSPA), (July 2011-July 2013). She involved herself as a volunteer member in the students’ project entitled "BizMasters, and she in 2012 received an Award for Excellency as part of the “ComunicareTe” Scientific Communication Session at the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations - (NSPSPA). 2006-2008, took part in a few episodes of the T.V. show “No Barriers” ("Fără Frontiere") hosted by Ahmed Jabar, on topics regarding the Muslim woman, her rights and obligations as part of the family and society.

Scholarships awarded to her are:

March 2012 - May 2013 Merit scholarship - Faculty of Management - (NSPSPA),, 2010 - February 2012 Scholarship – Faculty of Management - (NSPSPA); 2009-2010 – Scholarship – MS in Gender ad Minority Politics - (NSPSPA); December 2005 - January 2006 Hajj Scholarship, offered by the King of Saudi Arabia.  Scientific activities: doctoral thesis 2015, A fair microcredit, with no interest rate, a public policies solution for deprived persons. Innovative interdisciplinary research in the fields of social sciences and economics, including new, personal methods of qualitative data analysis, by using the ATLAS.ti 7 software, held by the (NSPSPA), book Debuted in 2013 with the release of the book The Muslim religious minority in the Romanian public area: Islamophobia, hijabophobia, discrimination, stereotypes – a gender-based analysis. “Femeia musulmană” Publishing House in Bucharest, articles 2015, “Stereotypes regarding Muslim men and Muslim women on the Romanian Internet: a qualitative comparative analysis for 2004-2009 and 2010-2015”, published in the Unveiling the Feminism of Islam, Analize – Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, New Series, Issue 4(18), Publishing House Bucharest, see online: http://www.analize-journal.ro/library/files/numarul_4/4_6_veronica_mohamed-salih.pdf, 2013,What is discrimination? Legislative measures for protection against discrimination in Romania, a member state of the European Union”, published in the Brochure of the International Conference The Muslim woman within the Romanian and European society. “Femeia musulmană” Publishing House in Bucharest, international conferences presentation held: 1. at the International Conference The Muslim Woman within the Romanian and European society, held by the Muslim Sisters Association on 19 May 2013, based on the paper The image of the religious minority: Muslim men and women in the virtual public space in Romania. Content analysis done with the Atlas.TI programme, 2. at the International Conference Research on Roma: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Methodological Challenges, held by the (NSPSPA),  on 13 December 2012, based on the paper Social microcredit through the lenses of social entrepreneurship: Yunus. Differences between the concepts: social microcredit and interest free equitable microcredit, an innovative instrument of socio-economic inclusion of underprivileged persons,  at the International Conference Research on Roma: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Methodological Challenges, held by the (NSPSPA),  on 13 December 2012, based on the paper The capability approach through the lenses of positivist individualism, perfectionist individualism and ethical individualism: Sen, Nussbaum and Robeyns, national conferences presentation held 3. at the “Young Researchers – Multidisciplinary Approaches” Scientific Communication National Session in the field of Social Sciences, the University of Bucharest, Political Science Doctoral School, Thematic Session: Sociological Studies, 14 December 2013, Bucharest-Romania, based on the paper Qualitative data analysis with the ATLAS.ti programme. Case study: A fair microcredit, with no interest rate, a public policies solution for deprived persons, 4. at the Conference “Social economy and the quality of life in Romania. Thematic Session: a. Social economy and local development”, held by the Romanian Academy – The Life Quality Research Institute, on 28 June 2013, based on the paper A fair microcredit, with no interest rate, as an innovative instrument of socio-economic inclusion of deprived persons. Presentation held at the Conference “Social economy and the quality of life in Romania. Thematic Session: b. The quality of life and social inequalities, 28 June 2013, Bucharest-Romania, held by the Romanian Academy – The Life Quality Research Institute, on 28 June 2013, based on the paper The state of poverty in Romania after 1990, in comparison with the European Union. The impact of social protection and inclusion policies on the degree of welfare of Romanian citizens. International seminars. She was invited to hold a presentation at the seminary Initiative and Entrepreneurship among Women from Ethnic Minorities in Romania, held by the Sweden Ambassador, Mr. Anders Bengtcén at the Sweden Embassy in Romania, on 21 May 2013, based on the paper A fair microcredit, with no interest rate, an innovative instrument of socio-economic inclusion of underprivileged persons. Award received at scientific communication sessions Excellency Award at the “ComunicarTe” Scientific Communication Session, the 10th edition, held by the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations - (NSPSPA), during May 2012, for the student project BizMasters: Next level in learning business. Award for the best interdisciplinary paper at the Start Management Scientific Communication Session, the 4th edition, held by the Faculty of Management of the NSPSPA, on 23 May 2013, for the paper Strategic planning in social marketing integrated with marketing 3.0. 1st place at the Start Management Scientific Communication Session, the 3rd edition, held by the Faculty of Management of the National School of Political Science and Public Administration, on 26 April 2012, for the paper The interdependency relationship between occupational stress and professional satisfaction within a Romanian organisation. 2nd place at the Start Management Scientific Communication Session, the 2nd edition, held by the Faculty of Management of the NSPSPA, on 27 May 2011, for the paper An analysis from a gender-based perspective regarding the role of communication channels among students as part of an organisation: the Faculty of Management of the National School of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA). Awards received at international granted by the Muslim Sisters Association as part of the International Conference The Muslim Woman within the Romanian and European society, held by the Muslim Sisters Association on 19 May 2013, for the debut academic book released in 2013, The Muslim religious minority in the Romanian public area: Islamophobia, hijabophobia, discrimination, stereotypes – a gender-based analysis. “Femeia musulmană” Publishing House in Bucharest. In fer free time, she is interested in studing the health benefits of plants, she likes traditional folk costumes, calligraphy and is an amateur sportswoman in the discipline of martial arts (wushu sanda, qigong, and taijichuan) at the sports club Wu Tao Kung Fu, led by sifu Ionuț Iordache, affiliate at the Romanian Kungfu Wushu Federation. Present projects: since 2019, she has implemented the Passion & Challenges project, as a form of social responsibility that she assumed by choosing writing, poetry as a means of transmitting messages with motivational content, human being management, to promote the values ​​that they guided her all her life.