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Trisha Bhattacharya

Feature and Fiction Writer

Trisha Bhattacharya is a creative writer born in India and brought up in the midst of varied cultures and geographies. Travelling, reading, and matters concerning certain spiritual aspects of life, are some of her interests in addition to creative writing. Her repertory of educational qualifications includes a certificate in creative writing from the University of Oxford, and other certificates and diplomas in short story writing, poetry and journalism from reputed universities. Her contribution to the sphere of creative writing includes writing features, fiction and poetry. Her earlier stint before writing was in the Indian garment manufacturing industry.

Her first short story was printed in the Times of India, and another one, along with a poem of hers, had soon followed in the same paper. After this, she found publication in some foreign journals. Trisha has contributed features to newspapers like the Deccan Herald, the Times of India, Contributoria, an online division of the Guardian Media Group, and various other publications and online magazines.

The expanse and flexibility that fiction grants and the emotive expression permitted by poetry, influences her work as a writer. Therefore, her work as a features writer has mainly sprung from her experience in fiction and poetry, and, therefore, shapes the way she perceives and works as a feature writer at present, keeping in mind facts and figures though. She believes that creativity is the current which flows under redacted language and style and doesn't have any boundaries. Therefore, it flourishes on the surface as well.

She specialises in writing features on travel, art and culture, interviews, craft, book analyses, and varied themes. She wants to continue contributing to the world of quality published literature, through her work, in the form of fiction, features, poetry and other creative and writing-oriented endeavours. Trisha in addition to being an excellent writer is also a good speaker.


Feature Publications

Incorporating her skills as a storyteller and researcher, she finds feature writing to be an act of exploration and discovery. Specialization in features: art and culture, travel, book-analyses, interviews, lifestyle, travel, education, spirituality, literature, environment, and healing. Any direct fiction related story or poetry associated feature is a forte for her. Her research and interviewing skills enable her to write about new subjects and themes as well.

Deccan Herald

The classic moves of Kalbelia dancers, November 8, 2015 (Art and Culture)
Greeks and their gigs, August 02, 2015 (Art and Culture)
Imprints of Sanganer, July 5th, 2015 (Art and Culture)
Artistic route, from Kiln to Kitchen, June 14th, 2015 (Art and Culture)
From Russia with love, May 3, 2015 (Art and Culture)
Sounds that heal, October 5, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Festive beats of pujo, September 21, 2014(Art and Culture)
Bengal Baul's addressal, June 29th, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Cuts by Spaniard Supremos, May 04, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Portuguese 'tell-tile' art, April 6th, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Goan Panoramic murals, March 16th, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Laid out with meaning, February 16th, 2014 (Art and Culture)
Expressing sensuality, January 5th , 2014 (Art and Culture)
In the trail of fragrances, November 17th, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Drawing designs on walls, October 13, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Give way to Gothic Art, September 22, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Keeping history alive in paint, August 25, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Graffiti: The rebellious art, August 4, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Dance with a message, June 9, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Magical Stitches of Banjara Needles, June 2, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Dream of a Craftsman, May 19, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Myriad Reflections, April 28, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Jewellery that exudes grace, April 7, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Carving a niche (Three Interviews) March 23, 2013 (Lifestyle)
Rise in demand for linguists and polyglots, March 7, 2013 (Education)
Elegance in motion, March 3, 2013 (Art and Culture)
Book publishing offers a variety of careers, Feb 21, 2013 (Education)
Warli wonders make a comeback, Jan 6, 2013 (Art and Culture)
The virtual vs the physical, 2012 (Education)
Transcending into the realm of the inner being, Dec 29, 2012 (Living)
Travel etiquette and essentials, Dec 8, 2012 (Living)
Zardozi: An Imperial Craft, October 20, 2012 (Art and Culture)
Meditate, and watch your stress dissolve, July 7, 2012 (Living)
The glitter of gold on glass, July 1, 2012 (Art and Culture)
Chhau: Tribute to love & poetry, March 11, 2012 (Art and Culture)
Of sensual roses and demure lilies, February 11, 2012 (Living)
Ebru, tracing an artist's inner realm, February 3, 2013 (Art and Culture)

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Contributoria (This online and print publication backed by the Guardian Media Group,  is an archive now)

Monthly Series

Ecofiction: creating environmental awareness, September 2015
A city between the pages, August 2015
Spooked by a few short stories, July 2015
A post-apocalyptic earth: imaginary context, predictions and a story, June 2015
Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things: an analysis and summary, May 2015
My Name is Red: a book about art, influences, relationships and intrigue, April 2015
A sea trilogy by Sir William Golding: to the ends of the earth, March 2015
A conference of writers, February 2015
The Luminaries: a book about the past, present and the future, January 2015

Features written prior to the series

Manhattan in a day, February 2015
Brands: synonymous with quality, January 2015
Fiction and the future, January 2015
Portals of nature: Silence and balance, December 2014
Mumbai: The livewire, December 2014
Towards a peaceful global village, December 2014
Through the glass, November 2014
When fiction embraces history, November 2014
A library at home, November 2014
Travel stories from the pink city, October 2014
Working close to nature, October 2014
Taking the road less travelled, September 2014
Meera Bai, a poetess-saint, who found independence in devotion, September 2014
Goa: Portuguese influence, diasporic lifestyles and a quintessential travellers’ destination, August 2014
Paul Harding: His success and advice for writers, August 2014
Auroville: A universal township, which encourages a cashless economy, July 2014
A passage to Venice: Writing merchandise models, July 2014
Concept of true education, June 2014
Lifelong learning: A way forward to women’s empowerment, June 2014
Hampi: An erstwhile metropolis of trade, religion, festivals and fortification, May 2014
Mumbai and its connection to Hindi Cinema, May 2014

Metro India

Of Heritage and History, July 6th 2014
Udaipur, a city of Lakes, June 8th 2014
Kolkata, by the river Hooghly, May 18th, 2014
Guwahati, a unique Assamese experience, April 20th, 2014
Konark Temple, a treasury of artistry, April 13th, 2014
A visit to the serene Shillong, April 6th, 2014
An encounter with history, March 16th, 2014
Darjeeling, Life in the Hills, March 9th, 2014
Into the wild, February 23rd, 2014
A splendid sojourn, February 9th, 2014
A visit to the Golden City, February 2nd, 2014
Mesmerizing Manhattan, January 26th, 2014
About time for some beach fun and tan, January 19, 2014
The city of forts, palaces and lakes, December 8, 2013
Oxford, The Land of excellence, November 24, 2013
Silent, meditative and beautiful, November 17, 2013
Glimpse of a greener Rajasthan, October 13, 2013
In search of soul, September 29, 2013
A solo sojourn, September 15, 2013
The hidden marvels, September 8, 2013


Spiritual women gurus
Alternative Careers

The Hans India 

Edinburgh: Literature, hills, castles and festivals
Mumbai Masala Travelogue, 19th October, 2013
Pride of Bengal: Shundor bans,  2012.

Gurudev's Legacy: Shantiniketan, January 1, 2012
Deity in Clay: Durga Puja, October 2, 2011
Mesmeric memories of Oxford,  2011


Chronicled on Canvas (Design)
The Goddess of Monsoon (Lifestyle)
A Fable Revisited (Flash Fiction)
Shantiniketan: Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore (Travel)
The Love Collection (Design)
Nothing plain about Jane (Art and Culture)
What is nostalgia and what is not? (Blog)
Little magazines and big books at Kolkata Book Fair (Art and Culture)
Simply College Street (Art and Culture)
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Published Fiction

Times of India

A Wedding And Many Tears

The Den


Rapunzel never had long hair


Turl Times

Coriander Light

Kuntalam Vidya 

Coconut Water

The Silk Book

The Firefly Song

Mumbai Beginnings 

A City of Palaces (Travel Story)

Twenty20 Journal

Jade Eyes

Transformations (Collaborative)

34TH Parallel:

The 11th issue of this journal, featured Trisha's short story based on magical realism, called Kaya Evanescent.

On the Grass

This Oxford Summer Journal 2010, published her story, The Woods.



Poems Published

The Times of India published one of her poems called Those Eyes.

Turl Times featured two poems written by her, which were a part of the short stories she wrote for them.

Fashion and Beyond, a NIFT Delhi publication, published a poem called The Deep written by her.













For any services regarding writing features, any other journalistic work, fiction and poetry, or any other related event, please contact her at b.trisha10@yahoo.com.

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