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The Lost Mint Taste
Poems by Neelam Saxena Chandra

An NCPA Presentation

Each and every person on this planet has his or her own choices, likings and source of motivation. However, at times the Mint taste of that motivation gets lost in the mundane daily chores and difficulties of routine life. Neelam Saxena Chandra, through her poems, takes us into the sphere of light through the darkness in which one can find that Lost Mint Taste and be invigorated again. Chandra is an Indian Railway officer, working as Chief Electrical Engineer at Mumbai. She is an Engineering graduate from VNIT and has done her post graduate diploma in IM&HRD and also in finance. She has completed a summer course in finance from the London School of Economics. She has authored seven novels, nine short story collections, 37 poetry collections and 15 children’s books. More than 2,000 of her stories/poems/articles have been published in various international and national journals, magazines, etc. An award-winning author, she writes in English and Hindi, and holds a record with the Limca Book of Records – 2015 for having the highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi. She was listed in Forbes as one of the 78 most popular authors in the country in 2014. Her poem was also placed at number seven in a contest organised by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness, USA) in 2021.


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