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KRITIKA | from the pen of heart

Posted: November 18, 2014 by Dr Ansuman Kar, MBBS, MD in Editorial, Kritika @ KIIT

In Hindu mythology KRITIKA refers to the six damsels or ‘gandharva-kanyas‘ who adopted Lord Shiva’s son as the fruit of their worship to the lord as Kumar was cared and brought up by six kritika he was popularly called Kartikeya. Kartikeya was a great warrior and at the same he was an even greater scholar and Kritika’s are the mothers of this scholar and so they are also scholars. Another story from the mythology refer to kritikas are the 7-learned sages called the saptarishis who reside in the sky as stars or kritikas. In either of the case kritika means the literary star or  scholars.We here at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University) consider all our writers our stars and hence a magazine published by them is aptly christened  KRITIKA.

KIIT & KISS University and its Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta are not just household names of Odisha but also a global brand of education in India. As the mouthpiece of this university Kritika-the annual student’s magazine is pledged to show-case our literary talent to the world. Kritika in its previous editions have had the privilege of being associated with some of the best authors of our time starting from Padmashree Dr. Ruskin Bond to the new youth authors like Mr. Ravinder Singh. This society has been able to promote its writer giving them the best of best platforms to showcase the power of their pen. The university has produced many young authors who have gone up to achieve national fame as upcoming youth authors. KIIT best known worldwide for its educational and skill development activities is constantly encouraging the budding writers to express the feelings of their heart through their pen. Thus Kritika as we call it “dil ke kalaam se” is the display of our students creativity. We here at kritika are not just publishing stories(fiction and nonfiction),essays, poems and personal accounts but here we are publishing jokes, shayaris, sketches,photos,screenplays,newsletters, and anything and everything that is a sign of  literary creativity. The magazine is containing articles in English,Hindi and Odiya exhibiting a perfect balance of international, national and regional appeal. Our writers are blessed with god’s grace and their thoughts will make you think about it for a while. through kritika we  try to cover the diversities of life in the most creative way that can stay for ages to come.

We at kritika believe that life is an on-going serial whose episodes are best compiled from the pen of the heart. Some screenplays draw high TRP and some don’t but all the episodes are written honestly with genuine thoughts. We believe Kritika is one of those rare magazines which features the thoughts and expressions of the best of best brains of today’s time starting from a medico  to an engineer to a lawyer to a scientist or to an artist. And to make this star of KIIT world renowned we are proud to have associated ourselves with campuswriting. We hope and believe that this platform given to us by campuswriting will  give both of us mutual glories. The writing stars of Kritika will feel honored and work in producing better works and make not just themselves but also KIIT and campuswriting proud……

the team @ Kritika | KIIT

Ansuman Kar, Coordinator

Posted: December 11, 2013 by Ankur in Editorial, Writes...
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spotlight story | Caravan

I just began as an ambassador for Campus writing, I had the chance to witness one of the best literary drives/events I have seen till date. Am talking of learning the skills of creative writing and the dexterous art of poetry.

‘Caravan’ was the name of the event I just attended and let me tell you it was one of the best ones in the domain I have ever seen. Campus Writing was a partner in the multi-city literary drive and that gave me a free ride to attend this awesome event and meet the awesome people who have taken to writing from diverse fields in Life. The highlight of the event were the young aspiring novelists and poets and their stories about starting-up in this field. I attended the Delhi event and I tell you it was a huge success. The event team is on its way to 8 more cities to give more people a piece about creative writing and build a dialogue about writing among the youth today…

‘Caravan’ is coming to Bangalore, Guwahati and a lot of places next. If you ever though you wanted to be a writer someday or have a thing for writing and literature, try attending the event. It is worth every single minute spent at the event…

About the Panellists:

Harsh Agarwal

An artist by soul, engineer by education and entrepreneur by profession, Harsh Agarwal entered the publishing industry at the early age of 19. His last book ‘An excursion of insight’ from Lifi Publications was loved by both critiques and readers. His next book ‘Nazaqat’ will be releasing in December with Half Baked Beans.

Harsh aims to help young and aspiring authors and takes up a number of projects with them to motivate and inspire them. The recent ones include ‘Love and Lokpal’ and ‘Time’s Lost Atlas’ where he helped numerous young writers and guided them to complete the book.

Harsh also runs the organization named – The Asylum, which aims to promote creative writing and aspiring authors. 

Nethra A

Based in Bangalore, Nethra is a post-graduate in Business Administration and is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering. She is a voracious reader and a fiction writer, who puts quality writing over everything else. 

Yaseen Anwer

Yaseen Anwer is the Founder and Managing Editor of poetry group “Poets Corner Group”. He is widely published poet and has contributed for more than 60 national and international anthologies. Coming up with the innovative idea of publishing young aspiring poets with eminent personalities, this brainchild of his, has over 1000 members across the world and over 11 printed anthologies where the works of several amateurs have been published.

Born and nurtured in a scholastic family in New Delhi, India, Himadri studied English Literature from University of Delhi. She evoked her career in writing as a Hindi poet in 2005 and won awards from Hindi Academy. She is dedicated to women welfare and ennoblement and served the education industry by engineering various educational camps and classes under NGOs.
I urge all the creative writers to be in touch with Campus writing so that you can attend wonderful events like this. 

And finally closing in from the CampusWriting’s point of view… Someone from the team at CampusWriting would surely be at couple of the other destinations that Caravan takes us… And we will post you the stories of the event and the speakers in those places. Best of luck to the ‘Caravan’ team; a great job guys. Keep it up…

Event Details: ‘Caravan 

Joy Sardana (Ambassador | CampusWriting.Com)