a magazine of jansamvedna and Hindi literature of 21st century
Anil P. Kaveendra obtained PhD degree in Hindi Translation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. His research was focused on Harivansh Rai Bachchan's perception in his translation work. He graduated with an MPhil degree in Hindi Translation from the same university where he translated a poetry collection "A Summer of Tigers" (Cheeton Ki Fasale Garma) by Keki N. Daruwalla. He did Master of Art in Hindi Literature from the same university where he worked on literary achievements of Suryakant Tripathi Nirala. His Bachelors degree was in Arts with the subjects Hindi, Education and Ancient History from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad.
He started writing poems at the age of 12 years. His first poetry "Mukaam" was published in Sarita magazine (Delhi Press) when he was just 14 years old. Later he explored different forms of literature like stories, plays. He got skilled in Story Writing through correspondence courses from Kahani Lekhan Mahavidyalaya, Ambala, India. He has got many muktaks, poems, stories and letters published in various famous magazines such as Kadambini, Hans, Sarita, Mukta, Tarun Ghosh, Prastav, Mahakta Anchal, Gudiya, Saras Salil, Unnayan, Navneet etc. He has been active member of Parsona Natya Sansthan, Allahabad and has been involved in acting and script writing for short plays. He has exhibited more than 100 oil paintings and sketch drawings in different famous exhibitions and has won a few prizes in story and poetry writing competitions at college and university levels.
He has worked as Assistant Editor for "Muse of Murmer - Art and Poetry Collection 2008" published by Shaher Dilli and will continue to work for 2009 edition. He has been working as advisor for Indian Sports & Cultural Society since 2008.
In the age of Engineering & Technology, most of the people in India prefer to choose Science and Mathematics at Intermediate level because of strong future growth in terms of money in the field of Engineering and Medicine. In contrast, he preferred to study Art subjects in his Intermediate and that too in Hindi medium in Jamuna Christian College, Allahabad in spite of it being one of the few colleges in Allahabad providing education in English medium. Later on due to his strong interests in art and literature he went on studying Art subjects at Bachelor level too. He is working on Hindi translation to have a better understanding for other literatures and to translate them to Hindi or vice versa studying Hindi literature and translating that to English so that Hindi literature can reach to more people.
He is the mastermind behind Argalaa. Argalaa is a character of one of his novels which he completed recently. In the novel Argalaa plays a girl who falls in love with an artist and wants to become a part of his paintings. He has recently finished three poetry collections Peeli Ghaas, Ek Panne Par Hazar Shabdon Ke Khilaf Hoon Main and Deewaar and all of them are in the process of publishing. Next year he will in Dublin, Ireland for few weeks to do some translation work on William Butler Yeats (Nobel Prize in Literature), an Irish Poet and James Joyce (Author of Ulysses, the most important works of Modernist literature). Currently in his free time he is busy in translating Dubliners by James Joyce.
Pushker Ravindra has PhD in Bioinformatics from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland and Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. He has worked in the field of Bioinformatics at Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin, Ireland. He has more than six years of research experience in the field of Bioinformatics which combines different aspects of Biology and Information Technology. His PhD research area included finding of important functional domains in Human Immune Virus (HIV), infection of which leads to Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The motivation behind this work was the fact that India has more than 2 million HIV patients and is behind South Africa and Nigeria in number of people infected with HIV. Currently he is doing his research work at Genome, Chennai, India.
Prior to Ireland he has worked as Bioinformatics Research Fellow at Evolutionary Genomics Group, University of Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain for more than two and half years. During that time he has explored languages and cultures of many Schenegen countries due to Spain being a part of the Schengen states. He has also worked at Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi, India for one and half years with Prof. Sameer K. Brahmachari, currently the Director General (DG) of Council of Scientic and Industrial Research (CSIR), the biggest scientific body in India.
He has many international publications in various high impact scientific journals which include the most famous Bioinformatics related journals in the world "Genome Biology", "Molecular Biology & Evolution", "Bioinformatics" and "BMC Bioinformatics". He has also coauthored a chapter in the book "Evolutionary Biology of bacterial and fungal pathogens" published by ASM Press. He has been invited for scientific lectures in many countries including Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland, Israel, India and USA. He likes traveling a lot and has traveled most of the countries in Europe and also California, USA. In India he has been to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai. He has been to Singapore and currently planning to explore more of Asia this year, mainly Malaysia and Thailand and Indonesia. He knows a few international languages mainly Spanish and Italian and also familiar with French and Romanian.
Curriculum vitae: English