The taxi moved through the busy market of Nager Bazaar and Sharmila was memorizing the guitar notes from the chord book when she lost in her dreams
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Debalina Haldar was born in a small town in West Bengal called Chittaranjan on 22nd July 1989. She spent most of her childhood in Kolkata. She has been writing poems and short stories since she was in Std. II. She transitioned into an author during the last year of her engineering course. Her novel, The Female Ward, was published in May, 2013, by Thames River Press (UK). She received the Critics’ Choice Award for her short story By-lane Dreamers in Illuminati 2011. Recently, she was declared the winner of Anubhuti 2014, a short story competition, for her story The Little Crayons. She is currently doing her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow where she also works as the Creative Head and the Core Coordinator of the Media and Communication Cell. She has bagged many awards for the articles she writes on B-Schools – Philips Campus Journos and Godrej Loud are the most significant ones. Her work was recently published in the Business India magazine. Her interview can be found on this link https://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/the-victim-could-be-anyone/article5251201.ece She has conducted multiple book launches in India for publicity of her debut novel followed by press conferences. Her book launches are usually accompanied by celebrity writers and the media.