Malle Masthan, a writer cum poet, at present residing in Hyderabad, Telangana State, he was born in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh State from India. He completed his graduation in Media Journalism. He worked as a program producer in a TV channel, being a member of Telangana Cinema Directors’ Association, he as an Associate Director worked for many films as a writer and associate director. He participated in more than 100 poetry festivals, the total of his awards is more than 55, a few of his awards, achievements and records are below mentioned:
- Film Associate Director from Bollywood Reporter Award (BCR), New Delhi
- Dr. B R Ambedkar Ratna National Award in Bangalore
- Rock Pebbles International Literature Award in Orissa
- Telugu Basha Seva puraskar in Tirupathi
- Ugadhi puraskar in Nellore
- Sri Sri puraskar in Nellore
- Molla Sahithipeet Puraskar in Kadapa
- Swami Vivekananda puraskar in Kadapa
- Krishna Pushkar and Godavari Pushkar Award in Nellore
- Vemana Sahithipeet Puraskar in Kadapa
- Senior Citizen Puraskar (2 times) in Machilipatnam
- C Narayana Reddy Puraskar in Hyderabad
- Telugu Tejam Puraskar in Bangalore
- Telugu Book of Record
- Andhra Book of Record
- Telangana Book of Record
- NTR Book of Record
- Tana Book of Record
- Bharat Book of Record
- World Book of Record
A scholar, writer and poet, Hanan Awwad, is a Palestinian woman with an extensive firsthand knowledge of the strife-torn history of her people. Hanan was born in Jerusalem-Palestine, she comes from a prosperous family of scholars, whose legacy to her has been a strong attachment to her Palestinian homeland, together with an abiding determination to work towards removing the destabilizing features in present day Arab society. She is an impassioned advocate of universal freedom and human rights. After having gained her early education, she received a diploma of education and began her studies in different Arab and international universities; she gained B.A in honours in Arabic Language and Literature, graduate Diploma in Literary Criticism from al-Azhar University in Cairo, M.A in Arabic Literature and Humanities from the University of Jerusalem, M.A from the Institute of Islamic Studies –Mcgill University Canada, Post Graduate Studies in Oxford University, Mcgill University where she gained her Doctorate in Literature. As a noted writer Ms. Awwad has published several works in poetry, prose, politics and literature. Among her important works are: I Write With My Blood (1983), The Betrothed Returns (1988), I have Chosen Danger (1988), Arab Causes in the Fiction of Ghada al-Samman (published also in Arabic), From Behind The Barbed Wire (1993), In The Beginning You Palestine and Episodes Of The Siege, Ramallah (2004). Her works were published in many languages including French, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Finish, Japanese and in others. Ms. Awwad was conferred upon national, Arab and International awards, she also received honourary certificates and Ph. Ds from several international universities. Her biography has appeared in many national and international ‘Who’s Who’. She is a founder of various professional unions in Palestine, including The Writers’ Union of Palestine, The Journalists Syndicate of Palestine, she is the President of Palestinian Pen, Cultural Advisor-His Excellency Yasser Arafat, Cultural Advisor, The Governorate of Jerusalem and a Member of Palestine National Council.
Dr. Farah Naqvi is an academician, corporate trainer and HRD consultant associated with many MNCs and institutions in the field of academics, behavioural training, consulting and research. She has worked with premier institutes like Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), IBA Bangalore, Centre for Organization Development Hyderabad (COD), ICFAI Hyderabad where she pursued her research, teaching and training pursuits. She has to her credit more than 20 research papers published in International refereed Scopus, and ABDC listed journals. Her research work has been extensively cited by researchers in India and abroad. Her research project on ‘Perspectives of Indian Women Managers in the Public Sector’ published by Indian Journal of Gender Studies- Sage Publications created ripples in the field of gender studies. She was invited for the same as a key note speaker in the sponsored session by United Nations development fund for women. She has presented and chaired in many conferences in premier management institutions like IIM’s. She has reviewed the works of famous authors like William A Cohen, James M. Hunt, Joseph R. Weintraub, Barry Gerhart, Sara L Rynes and Roy.H.Lubit as a book reviewer for South Asian Journal of Management. Dr. Farah has conducted consulting & Management development programs for a diverse clientele throughout her career including Ministry of Finance Govt. of Afghanistan, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Power Grid Corporation Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd., National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, College of Defense Management, Hyderabad to name a few.
Currently, she is based in Kuwait with her family and providing training, advising & consulting services to higher education institutions. For her debut fiction novel- ‘The light in Blackout’ she has been featured in leading English newspapers like The Hindu, Business Standard, Dailyhunt, Newstrack, Newsnow, The India Observer(TIO), Namibia Press Agency and many other online and print media.
Literary works and musings
Fiction novel titled-The light in Blackout published by Authorspress Delhi (June 2019).
The Hindu- With hope in the heart Farah Naqvi book focuses on the psychological issues surrounding epilepsy. The book dwells upon family bonding, close friendships, true love and chasing dreams despite challenges.
The India Observer (TIO)
Though the author of this book, Dr. Farah Naqvi is a Ph.D. in Management she has revealed her innate creative prowess in this book ‘The Light in Blackout’. This book is for any individual who is looking forward to reading an honest and simple story that touches the deepest chords of your heart. With this book Dr. Farah Naqvi is assured of the top place among the best writers of her generation. Alizah’s events in the book are so emotionally amazing that no part of her life is left untouched. People face different challenges in life and sometimes need the inspiration to keep them going. Since life challenges are inevitable, people have no choice but to hang onto hope that someday, they will make a breakthrough. The story of Alizah as narrated in ‘The Light in Blackout’ is a symbol of hope that every aspiring reader needs to go through.
Dailyhunt-A book that talks of pursuing life relentlessly and emerging victorious in life. A must read!
Newstrack- A captivating tale of hope, love and dreams that tells the story of a close knit family, its challenges and how it deals with the health condition of a member of family, Alizah .A book about finding true love in troubled times.
Momspresso- When you read this book, it will take you to the glorious unadulterated childhood days of 90's. A simple, honest and inspiring story of Alizah will take you on a ride to childhood innocence and family ties. Written in a simple, lucid language, this inspiring story will motivate the readers to have confidence, keep the faith and not lose hope when the ride is tough. The book will appeal to readers of all age.'
Poetry – Poetry titled ‘For Love’ featured in the Anthology "Poems from 30 Best Poets" published by Literatureslight available on major e-channels across the Globe both as Paperback and E-book.
Poetry titled ‘A Phoenix from the Ash’ published in Story Mirror, The empty nest published in The women’s web, 28 Nov 2018, Voice of a Woman published in The women’s web, Dec 27 2018, The inner thoughts of a ‘housewife’-The perfect Sychophant published in The women’s web, Dec 15 2018, Dad I want to kill this war: A letter from a son to his soldier Dad published in The women’s web, March 4 2019 and She and that Blade of Grass published in The women’s web, July 13 2019.
Published columns-Dying with a stroke or living with strokes published in The Daily Brunch.
When Women Come Together, The Collective Consciousness Creates A Symphony Of Change published in The Women’s Web.