Five self-made personalities of the world who have worked hard to achieve success are
- Shishira Srinivasa
- Sinazo Ngxabani (Zoe)
- Vaishali Chhabra
- Abhilash Rout
ERIC – USA, Writer
Eric was born and raised in California where he still resides.
He was introduced to writing, storytelling, and the study of the living word of God through his grandmother who was a published writer and teacher. She was paramount in instilling a desire for self-expression through writing and art. She schooled him in the treasures of literature and influenced his love of poetry and stories. Eric has been writing for sixteen years, starting in music composition and lyrics.
In the years leading up to now, he has expressed his dreams, revelations, and understandings more and more through his pen in the form of personal poetic compositions. As many have experienced trials and struggles, he has chosen the written word to spill his ink on paper as it promotes healing and therapy. Eric went to MT San Jacinto College and studied Audio Technology and Sound; there, he also took various English writing courses.
SHISHIRA SRINIVASA – India, Multiple Award-winning Author, Speaker, PhD Research Scholar
Ms. Shishira Srinivasa, a Multiple award-winning author and a Harvard record holder, a PhD Research Scholar, who just submitted her thesis and is awaiting her Doctoral Degree, a creative writer with a strong emphasis on outcomes to society. She recently completed her Internship in Marketing Psychology, Clinical Psychology, CBT, Child Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Forensic Psychology from Cognizavest and obtained the certification.
Along with this, during Covid period, she took online certifications in more than 30 different courses and completed them successfully. Her Appetite for knowledge made her an Epistemophile and a Philomath. She recently completed her Intermediate level in Turkish language and obtained certification for the same.
She hails from Bangalore and is working in a Multi-national Audit and Tax firm by profession and an Author who has published 9 books so far in diversified fields. And has a few more books in the pipeline. Till now her book “Are you Stressed? Are you ready to conquer it? ” has bagged many National and International awards. She was also named as Top 10 Contemporary Authors of India who has mastered the art of Writing.
She is a well-known speaker among the students and was recently invited as a Chief guest for the inauguration of Management and Commerce department at PES University and to give a guest lecture for the freshers. She has also been a part of various Webinars and Seminars on Stress Management and has enlightened many students with her Well-versed and Proficient Knowledge.
Education: PhD in Stress Management
Work Experience: 6 Plus years of Experience at Multinational Audit and Tax firm for US Individuals, Business and Corporate tax, and Australian Tax preparation.
Her Book on depression has bagged best book of the year 2021 and few more recognitions.
As a Scholar, She has published 25 research articles in International peer reviewed journals and Scopus Indexed Journals on Stress Management and different ways of coping with it.
Apart from writing, Shishira is more interested and good in music and singing, She is a Carnatic singer and has learnt it through certification, and won many prizes and accolades for the same. She is a bibliophile; she is good at acrylic art and pencil drawings and is passionate about varied interests. She likes to spend time with her pets and play with them.
She is a
- Certified Reiki and Switch-words healer,
- Certified Animal Communicator,
- A Tarot Reader of Oracle and Tarot decks,
- Akashic Records Reader
- Higher self-healer through Unicorn Healing
- Ancient Runes Reader
She is also the winner of many Prestigious awards like
For the year 2021:
- Limelight award for Best Youth Icon 2021,
- Was awarded the top 100 Authors, Educationalists, Researchers by India Prime Awards 2021,
- Also Won the Best Debut Award and Best overall work by Elite Awards 2021.
- Her books are also nominated for the NE8X official Litfest 2021 and won best book award,
- Sahitya Khosh Samman 2021,
- Tagore commemorative 2021, for extensive Literary contribution.
- The Pride of India award by Cherry Book awards
- Best Aspiring Writer by Elitebook awards season 2
For the year 2022:
- Femina Awards – Miss Debut Author 2022
- Sylvia Plath Memorial Women’s Literary Prize 2022
- Harvard World Records – For Outstanding Work in the Field of Writing books on Different topics as an Author
- Won Glaze International Awards – Top 20 Authors of India 2022
- Golden Writer Award by Dreamhouse publishers
She wanted to bring a change in the society and among the people through her thought provoking and thought changing books. Covid impacted her and made her to write a book, while others were cribbing about being stuck inside home and not able to go out and breathe fresh air, there she was sitting and looking at various perspectives of people and how they were affected by this situation, either financially, mentally, and she tried to analyse what was the reason behind such stress and what can be done to bring people out of the Stress cage.
Few of her favourite writers are
JK Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy, Enid Blyton, Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl!!
Books Published and available on Flipkart, Amazon. Kobo, and Google play store, kindle:
- Are You Stressed? – Are You Ready To Conquer It?
- Winning Over Depression – Discover a Road to Recovery
- A Troupe of Free Verse, Limerick and Lyric Poetry
- A Rhapsody of Free Verses and Literary Composition
- Green HRM – A Run-Through of Different Approaches
- Winning Over Depression – Discover a Road to Recovery
- Leadership and People Management
- Project Leadership: The Crux of Every detail you need to know!!
- A Quest into Deeper Understanding Of Mankind
Sinazo Ngxabani (Zoe) – South Africa, Poet
In her own words,
My name is Sinazo Ngxabani ( Zoe) in the poetry world. I was born in South Africa to parents Nompumelelo Kupa (diseased) and Luyanda Ngxabani who is a writer. When I was younger, my father had a typewriter and I used to tap it, I dint really know what it was for yet it intrigued me.
My late uncle, Edwin, who was quite a scholar, on Saturdays we’d board a train and he’d take me to the Cape Town city library, where I’d choose the books I wanted to read for the week ahead and we’d have hot dogs and ice cream afterwards. I lived for that.
My aunt Nolundi Kupa is a qualified artist and there were always clay pots and art that she had worked on around my grandparent’s home, one of her pieces is in New Zealand and one is in the Anne Bryant art museum in East London, South Africa and my grandmother, Gladys Kupa was a teacher, she always quizzed me and played crossword puzzles with me and made me read during the holidays.
When my mother and father separated I was eight years old and a few years later my mother died from cancer and that entire experience shattered my world in its entirety and I couldn’t cope so I began to write on my journal every day; this felt like a major release of an ejaculation of pent up emotions and suddenly I was bleeding them onto paper and my journal was asking me no questions, it was just simply listening to what I had to say and allowed me to tell it all without holding back and I was writing in poetry form all my grief.
When I got to Milnerton High school in the early 2000’s I met friends with similar interests as mine and we’d read books and rotate them amongst each other and I selected photography as a course and they were writers for the school news magazine called “The Pharaohs” I had my first poetry published in that magazine and later in the school end year books.
I’m inspired by poets like Pablo Neruda, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Emily Dickinson but Sylvia Plath stole my heart and soul, her undying love for the craft of poetry is impeccable and I draw great inspiration from her works and I find that I relate relatively well to her poetry as she was plagued by anxiety and depression which then later led to her unforgettable tragic suicide.
In late 2021 I was invited as one of the young and upcoming poets and writers in South Africa to be interviewed on a radio show called Uncwadi Nemibongo on Alfred Nzo Community radio station and I was asked why do I write? And I simply replied with a quote by – Maya Angelou ‘’Never bare an untold story inside of you”. The other quote I live by is the following; ‘’I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life” – Sylvia Plath
I have collaborated with Rafik Romdhani who is from North Africa (Tunisia) who is the author of The dance of the metaphors and newly released The crash of the verses, which is absolutely mind blowing and its available on Clan Witch. We are working on a project titled Poetic Visions which should be completed and published within this year.
I have worked with Bryan Lipkinz, Ryan Barquist and Matt white (The sacred_soulz) who co-authored the book A Shadow’s Inferno they are from the USA, they’re all superbly talented writers who have crafted some of the most outstanding poetry with impeccable storytelling and writing.
I am currently working on my personal project titled Tear the sun which will be my first solo book of poetry prose and I have put my heart and soul into it, it is literally my blood sweat and tears soaked in raw emotions and colourful sorrow, it is my poetic pill for those who are in need of it and I’m also working on five anthologies, I have received certificates of recognition from The United Poets at Heart and from The Temple of Impeccable Writers and the rest is still unwritten.
VAISHALI CHHABRA – India, Artist
Artist Vaishali Chhabra is a multi-talented girl from Noida, India. She has a passion for multicolour art and acting. She has won numerous awards for her magnificent dedication to her work. Vaishali normally takes up projects only if she is 100% sure that she can give it her best. She is the recipient of many recognitions, starting from The Eagle Eye Awards to Cherry Book Awards. A true Aaj Ki Naari, Vaishali will soon make her acting debut in an upcoming short film, also featuring Mohammad Salil Khan. The film whose title is yet to be revealed will also mark the directorial debut of Mohammad.
Artist Vaishali Chhabra has been featured in a number of digital and printed news and magazines. She is extremely thankful to Digital Golgappa, The Eagle Eye Network, Cherry Book Awards, The Update India, Web Story India, Hindustan Metro, Punjab Metro, Fox Interviewer, Sarhad Kesari, for whatever she has achieved until today. Chhabra loves making Reels and short videos and has already gained quite a good fan base on Instagram with her magnificent content.
“They call me the Multi-talented Princess of Noida, and I love it,” she says. “I am unique and there can never be anyone like me ever again,” she adds.
ABHILASH ROUT – India, Entrepreneur
Abhilash Rout is from Cuttack, Odisha. He has completed his graduation in B.Com with Accounts Honours. He is preparing for competitive exams too. He has been working for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society.
Writing has been a part of expressing his feelings & his thoughts into words.
He is working in Odia film industry as an actor, story writer and assistant director.
Abhilash Rout is the founder of Web Story India, a leading Indian digital news platform. He is also the Head of a Production House named as Purpose Go Viral which was awarded with Best Innovative & Creative Award In Production Industry In The Year 2021 works for Entertainment Purposes on different social issues. Abhilash Rout is the MD of India’s Best Publishing Startup Inkzoid Foundation.
He has taken part in more than 170 anthologies which includes international anthologies too. He is the winner of Amazing Book of Records, Indian Book Of Records, India Star Award 2021, Indian Professional Award 2020, Vajra World Records and High Range of Records.
We wish each of the five self-made personalities the best in all their future endeavours and look forward to more masterpieces from them in the future.