I KNOW / Sangeeta Gupta


I know/ you are
still holding my hand
I feel you in my palm
pain looses its intensity
I am smiling at myself
your kindness twinkles
in your eyes
In your light
I sail through darkness
I go deep in your energy field
soak myself often
I  recharge
Taking baby steps each day
towards my passion
towards life
I know you are
Still holding my hand.


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Sangeeta Gupta

A poet, an artist and a film maker, Sangeeta Gupta started her artistic journey with intricate drawings. She has held 35 solo exhibitions of her paintings all over the world. She received 69th annual award for drawing in 1998 and 77th annual award for painting in 2005 by All India Fine Arts & Craft Society, New Delhi and was conferred Hindprabha award for Indian Women Achievers by Uttar Pradesh Mahila Manch in 1999, Udbhav Shikhar Samman 2012 by Udbhav for her achievements in the field of art and literature and awarded "Vishwa Hindi Pracheta Alankaran", 2013 by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Saahitya Sammelan & Utkarsh Academy, Kanpur. She was bestowed with Women Achievers Award from Indian Council for UN relations on the eve of International Women’s Day 2013. She has directed, scripted and shot 7 documentary films. Her first film “Keshav Malik- A Look Back”, is a reflection on the life of the noted poet & art critic Keshav Malik, Padma Shri, a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi. He was an Art Critic of Hindustan Times and Times of India. The film features, several eminent painters, poets, scholars and their views on his life. The film was screened in 2012, at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, New Delhi and at kala Ghora Art Festival, Mumbai 2013. Her other two documentaries “Keshav Malik – Root, Branch, Bloom” and “Keshav Malik- The Truth of Art” were screened by India International Centre in April, 2013. There is a collection of short stories and twelve anthologies of poems in Hindi to her credit. Her poems are translated in many languages. Her collection of poems Pratinaad has also been translated in Bangla, English and German. Her book ‘Lekhak ka Samay’ published in 2006, is a compilation of interviews of eminent women writers in Hindi. She was invited and sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Delhi for a rendition of her poems for the closing ceremony of the 9th World Hindi Conference, held at Johannesburg, South Africa (Sept.2012). Her first solo exhibition was at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata in 1995. Her 25 solo shows have been held all over India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh and abroad at London, Berlin, Munich & Lahore. She has participated in more than 125 group shows in India & abroad, in national exhibitions of Lalit Kala Academy, All India Fine Arts & Craft Society and Sahitya Kala Parishad and in several art camps. Her painting is in the permanent collection of Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal. Her works have been represented in India Art Fairs, New Delhi in 2011 and 2013. Widely travelled, lives and works in Delhi Contact: A1/232 Safdarjung enclave New Delhi-110029 M- 9810031694 sangeetaguptaart@gmail.com, www.sangeetagupta.co.in

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