Brief Professional Career:
Professionally a petroleum Geologist, presently holding a senior executive position in Oil And Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Received his Masters of Science and doctorate in Applied Geology from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Widely traveled to various countries namely Malaysia, Singapore, Austria, Hungary and other European countries and presented number of scientific papers in national and international seminars.
Carried out extensive geo-scientific interpretation work on petroliferous basins of India and authored/co-authored number of scientific papers in national and international journals. Pioneered the concept of Oil Shale exploration, scope for “Ancient Oil exploration in India and Gas Hydrate Destabilisation and Biogenic Gas Prospects. Invited for AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Vienna and UNO sponsored UNITAR conference Beijing for technical paper presentation. Associated with various collaborative projects including one with the Melbourne University, Australia.
Invited as guest speaker by The University Grant Commission, Dept. Science and Technology, Geological Survey of India, The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Delta Studies Institute etc for scientific deliberations.
Early Literary Pursuits
Published a number of literary articles and review publications in the leading English news papers, literary journals and is widely anthologized. In early school career endowed with the natural beauty and used to write articles pertaining to scenic landscape of resplendent nature. Also written scholarly articles on Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose and others in early school days. Published poems and literary articles in Oriya in the leading news papers and literary journals. The critical essay on Nobel Laureate Isaac Singer, Jnanpith Awardees Ageneya and Amrita Pritam, Megasys Awardee Arun Shouri, Ezra Pound and Saint Poet of Orissa Baikuntha Nath and others appeared in Oriya News papers, leading journals and distinguished periodicals.
Poems appeared in The Indian Express (Baroda), The Times of India (Baroda), Life and Times of Indira Gandhi Issue by Times of India, 1984, RJES (Sikar), Byword (New Delhi), Skylark (Aligarh), Youth Age (Pondichery), University Today (New Delhi), Poet (Chennai), Commonwealth Quarterly (Mysore), Poetry (Aska), Poesie (Berhampur), Canopy (Bareilly), Samabedana (Mangalore), Unilit (Secunderabad),Hesperus Review, Calcutta, The Literary Endeavour (Hyderabad), Kavita India (Muzafarpur), Poetry Time (Berhampur), Poesie (Berhampur), Prativa India (New Delhi), Art and Poetry Today (New Delhi), PoetCrit (Maranda), Rock Pebbles (Cuttack), Samavedana, Mangalore, Literary Horizon (Amravavati), Writer’s Life Line (Canada), Creative Forum (New Delhi) including in various E-Zines namely, Asian American poetry (USA), Muse India (Hyderabad), All Poets (USA), Poetry Street (UK), Poetry Poem (USA), I love Poetry (USA), Poets India, Got Poetry (USA), , Web Poetry Corner, USA, Yo India, Poetbay (USA), kritya (India), Australian Society of Poets, Post Poetry (USA), Write Clique (British Council Sri Lanka), Writers Interactive (USA), World Poetry Press, Dreamers Reality, USA ,Poet Co Za (South Africa) , Poetry Pages (USA), Universal Journal, USA, Poetry First, India, The Enchanting Verses, International Poetry Journal, VIII issue, 2009. First Haiku accepted in prestigious “Aha Poetry” USA,
Anthologised in Intercontinental Poetry Number (1979),RJES Intercontinental Poetry Number (1979), Modern Trends in Indo-Anglian Poetry, Prevalent Aspects of Indian English Poetry (1983), Anti-War Vol-II, Canada (1984), Pan-continental Premier Poets,1986, Pan-Continental Poets Number, 1987, Trapped Word (1987), East-West Voices (1988), Contemporary Indian English Poetry (1988), Best from East & West, 1990, Contemporary Indian English Love Poetry (1990), Pan-Continental Poets Number,1990 The Third Eye: An Anthology of Contemporary Indian English Poetry, 1991, World Poetry Anthology, 1991,92 & 93, Special volume on Interviews with Indian Writing in English (1992), Writer’s Workshop, Kolkotta.
Honourably mentioned in various English literary distinguished journals, anthology, critical reviews including Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademy Publications, New Delhi, Times of India and Indian Express, Recent Indian Poets,1992. Quest for Identity in Indian English Writing (Poetry), 1992, Anger in Action: Exploration in Indian Writing in English, 1996, Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, 1997, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, 2002, Contemporary Indian Poetry, 2004, Voices of Present- Critical Essay on Indian Poets, 2006 etc.
Invited to the World Congress of Poets, Thailand, 1988, National Meets of Poets, Chennai, 1989.
Included in the International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, Dictionary of International Biography, International Biographical Centre,Cambridge, England. International Who’s Who in Poetry and Poets Encyclopaedia, IBC, World Who’s Who (Europa Biographical Reference, Rutledge, London), Poetry Index Annual, Granger Book Co, International Book in Prints Verlah GmbH and Company , World wide Government Directory, CQ Press etc.
Special jury appreciation for the poem, “Autobiography” in National Poetry Competition, 1983, Awarded Certificate of Honour by Writer’s Life Line, Canada in 1984Top Poetry Award for “Abstract Poems” (adjudged as the 2nd best entry) by the Asian Americal Poetry e-Journal, March, 2009. Honoured as “Featured Poet” by Poetry Street e-Journal, UK. Poem “Slaughter House” has been included in Top Ten Poems Category, April 09, Poetry Street, UK; The poem “God’s Gift” and others chosen as the Poem of The Hour by Dreamers Reality Journal, USA.
The poem “Aspiring Green” selected as quality submission in The Poetry Street’s National Poetry Day Competition, UK,2009, The Poem “We All One” and Pearls of Words (Haiku Poems) selected as Editors Choice, PoetBay, USA, 2009.
Member, World Poets Society, USA and United Minds for Peace Society (UMFPS) Reviewed articles including English version of Sahitya Akademi won Punjabi novel “Ba Mulahiza Hoshiar” by Narendra Pal Singh. Participated in the radio talk on Gandhiji and Non-violence, Akashvani, Vadodra.
Literary publication of verse, Silence of the Seas.