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“A skyline is the artificial horizon that a city’s overall structure creates. Skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike.”

Books News India in-hand with author Neelam Saxena Chandra invites you to create your city of wordy dreams.

Share a story /dream / incident with us, which unveils the inner strength of a woman. An account breaking her artificial horizons and creating a footprint, which motivates the readers to follow and help women re-gain respect and pride.

Lucky three (3) Winners will be awarded a copy each of author’s latest short story collection – “Skylines“. More details follows:

Additional Details

1. Submit a short story within word limit 500 – 1000 words  (Language: English only)
2. Send the entry to priyanka.bat@gmail.com
3. Only 1 entry per email ID will be accepted.
4. Open for everyone, but the book will be sent on an Indian address only
5. Start Date: December 06, 2014 Closing Date: December 15, 2014

Tentative result declaration Date: December 26, 2014

About the Book

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A woman is like a palette of colours. Just like the colours, she too displays a different tint and shade at different points of time. The colours you perceive are the ones you make her show. If you love her, she will adore you; if you give her wings she will soar but if you hurt her, she may take time but will one day bounce back in retaliation.

‘Skylines’ is a collection of fourteen different stories which revolve around women – the buoyant teens, the chirpy youth or the matured ladies. Different encounters and circumstances in life make them either very tender, fragile or reactionaries and bigots. Do read on to understand these colours of life..

About the Author

Neelam Saxena Chandra is an engineer by profession. She works as an officer with Indian Railways. Writing poetry and fiction is her passion. More than six hundred of her stories/poems have been published in various leading Indian as well as international magazines/journals/anthologies. She has published seventeen books including two novels, one novella, two short story collection, seven poetry collections and four collections of childrens’ stories. Neelam is a record holder in the India Book of Records for being the author with highest number of publications in a year. Neelam and her daughter hold record for being the first mother-daughter duo to write a poetry book for the book ‘Winter Shall Fade’ in Miracle World Records and India Book of records. She has won several awards including an award in a poetry contest by American Embassy, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore international poetry award, Freedom award by Radio city for her lyrics.

Neelam has been nominated in the list of 100 most well known authors in India by Forbes for the year 2014 http://forbesindia.com/printcontent/39097