Author of Words Not Spoken (Brown Critique/Sampark, Kolkata), The Longest Pleasure (Finishing Line Press, USA) and The Silk Of Hunger (AuthorsPress, Delhi), Vinita is a Mumbai based, award winning poet and writer. She was awarded the Gayatri GaMarsh Literary Prize NJ, USA, for literary Excellence 2015. She is Co Editor of the women’s blog www.thewomaninc.com Her poems have been internationally published and anthologized. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011, awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest thrice. She was co judge for the Asian Cha Poetry Contest 2015. She has an M.A. in political science with a gold medal.