About me

Saumya Kulshreshtha
(Likes to pretend she's an actual writer)

A writer by passion and profession, Saumya has made a name for herself as a Poet, Blogger, Editor and Translator. English, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit literature are her active sites of engagement. She believes that a study of languages, words and alphabets is the only pursuit worth undertaking. Someday she would like to establish 'etymology' and 'linguistics' as independent religions.

She runs a poetry club in the city called Poets'Collective, which has become popular as an informal platform to share heartfelt words. Started in September 2014, PC is the Sunday solace for many like her, who crave for a non-judgemental and warm atmosphere to let their most intimate expressions out. She is also the Co-Creator of PC's blog, called The Other Quill. 

Saumya has founded Delhi’s only mythology club, called Maha Varta. The name is obviously a bad pun on the Mahabharata, but delves into almost all kinds of mythological, historical and philosophical concepts and texts from yore. Under the aegis of MV, Saumya also conducts multiple workshops and lectures in several places.

Her own blog - Nascent Emissions - has attracted more than 4 million hits. This has been her zone for fearlessly and fervently expressing everything that manages to catch her heart. (Saumya also tried doing some food blogging by creating a platform called Napkin Chatter, but failed miserably.)

She is a guest teacher at IIIT Delhi, where she teaches English Poetry and Indian Mythology. Saumya conducts poetry and creative writing workshops and lectures in NGOs, schools and colleges. Her areas of interest include Classical Sanskrit Poetry and Drama, British Romantic Movement, Confessional Poetry, Post-Colonial Literature, Urdu Poetry and the Chhayavaad School of Poetry in Hindi. Indian English Poetry is the field is spending most time understanding now. 

She has co-authored an academic text on Indian Heritage and Culture, which is a favourite with students studying for competitive examinations. In this domain, she also serves on the Advisory Board of Youth for Heritage Foundation

She is a part of the founding team of Kaafiya - Delhi's own poetry festival. She is currently serving on the organizing committee of Kumaon Literary Festival – a one of its kind literary initiative in the country. She has featured on many panel discussions in several festivals discussing poetry and literature. 

Her day job comprises of putting together the best content and communication strategies to impact school education positively. She teaches the nuances of communication to students of Shiv Nadar School, while working as their Associate Manager - Marketing and Branding. 

She loves singing and is also a Voice Over Artist; you’ll occasionally find her lending her voice to some radio jingles too. She has also lent her voice, both as a narrator and singer, to stage performances. Lore of Love and Nayika are two productions which she scripted and narrated, in conjunction with Guru Rashmi Khanna, the acclaimed Bharatnatyam danseuse.  

Saumya is a social media enthusiast and has consulted for individuals, organizations and government projects in the past, to help them create effective digital strategies and presence. She has worked Senior Content Strategist / Stylist for a year in Drizzlin Media, where she fine tuned her skills in the digital space. 

She is a voracious reader, and loves to keep a count of the books she has read. She was among the winners of the hugely popular Brunch Book Challenge in 2015, when she managed to read 58 books in a year!

She has done her schooling from Laxman Public School, Bachelors in Economics (honors) from Jesus and Mary College (Delhi University, and Masters in English from Jamia Millia Islamia. In Jamia, she organised the first (and only) literary festival for the Department of English, in appreciation for which, she was given a special honour by the Head, Prof. M. Asaduddin, with hopes and wishes for a bright, literary future. 

Number - 9910501935
Email - saumya.kulshreshtha@gmail.com
Twitter - @Saumyakul (https://twitter.com/saumyakul)
Instagram - saumyakul (https://www.instagram.com/saumyakul/)