“Sharmishtha (Trisha) Basu”


Sharmishtha Basu is a prolific writer, digital painter, blogger, and current resident of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She has written an astonishing number of poems, stories, and commentary on things Indian over the years. She authors and moderates at least sixteen blogs as of this counting. She has produced a wide range of images to illustrate her works, and has published at least twenty-six book-length collections of her writings and images to date.

With a fertile imagination and keen understanding of social issues in India and thereabouts, her writings encompass such genres as culture, politics, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and matters of the heart. She is the creator and moderator of the twin eZines, Agnishatdal and Agnijaat, and continues her writing and painting unimpeded by those things that would discourage lesser creators of words and images.

She is currently keeps herself busy on hours of writing, reading, and creating evocative images. Tirelessly working on writing and painting projects, she spends much of her time immersed in music while painting, and it shows in the colorful results of her artistry, and writing with the music switched off.
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biography written by Troy David Loy

43 thoughts on ““Sharmishtha (Trisha) Basu”

  1. I totally agree using the above comment, the internet is having a doubt growing into one of the most important medium of communication across the globe and its due to websites like this that suggestions are spreading so quickly.

  2. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for inexperienced blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

  3. Just stopping in to say hi. I see you’re writing your poetry and teaching as well. Lovely. Have a beautiful day my sweet spirit daughter and friend. Love, Sharie

  4. When I started to question myself, and ask my Indian friend to give constructive criticism on something I have written (I would dare to call them real poem but only poem like), and I saw your likes on my posts. I like poems that inspired my soul, and touch my heart (likewise for my own ‘poem like’ writing, and photos…)

    Thank you :), and I am looking for inspiration from you as well.

  5. I am fairly new to blogging. I received a notice in my email that you had liked my post in Fantaseize. Could you tell me how you found it? I was posting an epic poem that I had to post in increments, and had barely finished when the email showed up. I made a mistake in the postings, and still don’t have it fixed. It’s all a bit confusing to me. I can’t find on my dashboard where all the posts went. When I hit ALL POSTS, the only one coming up is the initial post on the WRITE AWAY page. You seem to have a bit more control of your blog than I do. lol.

    I quite like your poetry. πŸ™‚ I will read more as I can. Thank you for Liking the first part of the poem.


    1. usually after i finish up with my own posting i start to read the topics on which i write, your post must have published right at that moment, and after that the problem must have shown up and the post might have got deleted accidentally. I dont have any idea about what happened to your posts. How could they vanish? they are not in the draft folder, are they?

      That must have been horrible!

      1. I think I have it fixed now so that at least the whole poem is there. However, it still posts backwards. So that you have to scroll to the bottom of the list to read part One. And since it likes to archive things, all that shows up on the home page is like Part Nine or Ten or something like that.

        Anyway, thanks for answering. Appreciate you. πŸ™‚ HUGS!


      2. i already did, you are a magical writer. with time you will get habituated with the site, i too had a lot of confusions during the beginning phase, years of practice has made things easier.

        what happened to your poems? they have all vanished it seems! there is only one picture of a cat on an antenna watching moon!

  6. Congratulations, Sharmishtha basu!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  7. Hey Sharmishtha, thanks for your kind words about my blog (www.nancystohlman.com), and yes, I plan to do flash nano again in November. Are you interested in joining us for the manuscript workshop preview?

  8. thank you my friend for sharing the article and happy greetings of friendship and hopefully, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

  9. hi Sharmishtha! I’m trying to contact you regarding the haiku you sent me for Purehaiku. I did leave a message on one of your blogs, but I can’t remember which one, and I’ve tried emailing you. Please could you contact me urgently at purehaiku@gmail.com I would like to use your haiku on my blog but the last line needs amending and I need your permission… Hope to hear from you soon! much love Freya xxxx

      1. its a fabulous name, that is for sure, the first thought that came to my mind was saranga the musical instrument about which mukesh sang a legendary song, “Saranga teri yaad me nain huye bechain”

  10. This is a really beautiful post, Trisha. I’m happy to know you. We all get angry, so nothing to be worried about there, besides, you’ve had plenty of things to be angry about and yet you’ve turned out to be a beautiful person all the same. I always love your art and poetry. Need to buy more of your books so I can enjoy them fully. Let me know if you need anything… a blurb about your books or something. My new email is kevincooper63@live.com. God Bless! πŸ™‚

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