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Kashmiri poet gets international fame

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 16:01 IST

New Delhi, Aug.24 (ANI): Sunayana Kachroo, a Kashmiri poet and writer has won accolades both in India and abroad.

Her book, Waqt Se Pare (Beyond Time, 2013) is currently in its 2nd print.

Not only this, Sunayana's short film "In search of America - Inshallah" was also selected for the Short Film Corner at CANNES 2015.

She has been recognized and awarded as one of the top-20 Women of the Year (2014) in New England.

"I received award of the top-20 Women of the Year (2014) for promoting literature and poetry. One of my friends asked me whether I will work for films so I agreed and we worked together for the film "In search of America - Inshallah" and later we also worked on a short movie titled first love," said Kachroo, writer and poet

Having received her education in Kashmir, Jammu and Pune, Sunayana shifted to United States in the year 2000.

Her writings reflect her close association with her home state, Jammu and Kashmir.

"In the year 2000, I went to US for job and till then I am staying there. But my writings depict influences of childhood in Kashmir and of Pune. My writing and poetry shows what I have lived. //Home is home. After travelling for several years we feel better at home. The feeling of home is only in Kashmiri," said Kachroo.

People like Kachroo are a perfect example for youth in the country to follow their dreams. (ANI)