Name: Randeep Wadehra
Profession: Journalist, media and book critic, content editor, poet and author
Apart from managing and editing a knowledge website www.smart-scholars.com I do blogging; my blogs are: English - http://randeep-wadehra.blogspot.com/ and Hindi - http://aachaarvichaar.blogspot.com/
I have edited several research theses (Ph. D dissertations) written by scholars in India and the USA on such subjects as Tourism, Globalization, Psychology etc. I have also done freelance editing of various fiction and non-fiction book-length manuscripts. One of the books edited by me Evolution of Education in India: a historical perspective has been published in the first week of July, 2011.
I write both fiction and non-fiction. I’m a published author. A collection of my short stories Walls & Other Stories was published in 2004 by Unistar Publishers. The All Hallows magazine of Canada, and Espresso.com – a literary website that pays its contributors, have published a couple of my short stories. Other websites like Sulekha.com, Midnighteditions.com, and Freshlimesoda.com too have published some of my short stories and poems. Presently, I am writing a novel. Also, I am translating a Hindi classic into English.
My non-fiction articles are well researched on varied issues – local, national and international which deal with subjects ranging from strategic, political to socio-economic. Quite a few of these have appeared as lead articles in The Tribune.
My book reviews and articles on different topics have appeared in such leading Indian publications as The Tribune, The Indian Express, The Times of India, Swagat, Dignity Dialogue, Haryana Review and SouthAsiaPost.com. One of my articles on human rights – written in conjunction with my father – has been included in the Indian Parliament’s “References” page.
Some of my poems have been included in the anthology, The Silken Web, published by the Bangalore based publisher, Unisun, in 2007. The Beehive Press, London, included a poem of mine for publication in an anthology titled Earthly and Divine Love. My poems have also appeared in Femina, the Asian Age, Deccan Herald, the Chandigarh edition of The Times of India, and The Tribune. In May 2011, my poetry collection Singing through the nightmare was published by Ukay Publishing Co., and has been well received by critics and poetry lovers alike.
I do two fortnightly columns (book reviews and media critique respectively) for The Tribune. My book reviews also appear in Swagat and Haryana Review as also the websites, www.smart-scholars.com and Allvoices.com, (http://www.allvoices.com/users/RandeepWadehra).
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Name: Randeep Wadehra
Lives in: Chandīgarh, India
Occupation: Dialogue Editor and Other