GREEN DOVE'S PEACE POETS

Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
"Zarreh zarreh jam garadad vangahi darya shavad".
A Persian Proverb

E'tokmit e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu, amani, kev sib haum xeeb, salam, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca, damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha,paz, frid, paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse, kapayapaan
Celebrating the Poetry of Peace

Biography of Rooma Mehra
Green Dove presents "BrokenWings..", a collection of Poetry and Art by Rooma Mehra
After the War
For You
Songs of Silence
Waiting
REVERIE 1
Towards Freedom

Author's Journey

"rooma's studio"
S-272, Greater Kailash-I,
New Delhi - 110 048

Tel. No. 91-11-26415723
Cell: 98 181 30745

E.Mail: roomamehra@india.com
roomamehra@yahoo.com

Academic Honours

Awarded Government of India's Merit Scholarship

Awarded by the USIS

Topped in the Mittelstufe-I examination conducted by the

Max Mueller Bhawan in German Language

Awarded by the Goethe-Institut, Munich

Awarded at the Shankar's International Painting Competition at age 13


Scholarships


Govt. Of India's Merit Scholarship


Scholarship for studying Fine Arts at the Art Students League of New York, U.S.A. 1986


Included in the International WHO'S WHO OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN by AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE, North Carolina, U.S.A. in March 2000


Included in the WHO'S WHO of SOUTH-ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS compiled by the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, U.S.A

Poetry/ Publications

Three Volumes of Poetry published:

Sunshadow, Reaching out, and For You


Awarded Certificate of Honour by Skylark Poetry Academy


Awarded by the Goethe-Institut, Munich
Life-Member of THE POETRY SOCIETY, India


"1989 Northern American Open Poetry contest" by the National Library of Poetry , Maryland - selected semi- finalist among 12,000 competitors and published in their anthology


Honoured as "GOLDEN POET" by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the "WORLD OF POETRY, California


Included in the GOLDEN TREASURY OF INDO-ANGLIAN POETRY, and Indo-Anglian Literature's "WHO'S WHO" published by
SAHITYA AKADEMI


5th volume (poetry/prose) of human- interest articles
(with accompanying photographs of Paintings, Reliefs and Sculptures) pending publication. Title : "IN SEARCH OF SILENCE"

Widely published (Poetry and Creative Writing) and Free-lance Writer of human- interest articles
for all national dailies including THE HINDUSTAN TIMES,
THE TIMES OF INDIA,
THE INDIAN EXPRESS,
THE HINDU, THE ASIAN AGE,
THE STATESMAN, THE PIONEER,
ECONOMIC TIMES TRAVEL,
THE TRIBUNE
among others.


Fine Arts

Well - known Painter and Sculptor

Solo Shows

First solo show at AIFACS, New Delhi in 1982 (Paintings)

Same Exhibition sponsored by the Indo-Soviet Cultural Society(1982)
Third solo show of Paintings and Sculptures at Shridharani Gallery,
New Delhi in 1985

Fourth solo exhibition of Paintings, Reliefs and Sculptures at
Shridharani Gallery in 1989
Vadehra Art Gallery, 1989 (their inaugural show)

Educational show sponsored by the Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi at
The LSR Premises in September 1989
Exhibition of Water colours sponsored by Gallery 42 in 1992
"IN SEARCH OF PEACE" An Exhibition of Paintings and Mixed Medias at the
LALIT KALA AKADEMI, NEW DELHI, from NOVEMBER 25TH to DECEMBER 2ND 2002

rooma's art/Virtual Websites:
http://www.geocities.com/roomamehra/rooma_s_studio_art_gallery
www.artindia.com

http://www.artindia.net
http://www.waterperryarts.com
http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/r/roomamehra
http://www.wheatfields.net

Participations & Group Shows(India)
GARHI ARTISTS COMMUNITY for Kargil Martyrs at LALIT KALA
AKADEMI Galleries in July- August 1999.
"THE FEMININE PERCEPTION" - An Exhibition of Paintings by three
Women Artists sponsored by Gallerie Petite in Oct, Nov. 1995
Dhoomi Mal Art Centre, May 1996
AIFACS Annual 1996, AIFACS Mini Sculpture Exhibition 1996
Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Exhibitions 1981, 83, 85, Yuva Mahotsavas Kala Melas ,etc
Sahitya Kala Parishad 1994
Dhoomimal Art Gallery - Ravi Jain Memorial 1992
1ST All India Mini Sculpture Exhibition March 31- April 8, 1992
. AIFACS Annuals 1987, 1988 (Diamond Jubilee Exhibition), 1990 etc.
All India
Women's Art Exhibition 1987
Dhoomimal Sculpture Festival 1990 to 1994
Artists of Fame and Promise - Living Art"- co - sponsored by Studio One
and AIFACS in February 1991
Inter-State Exchange of Art (SKP) 1984, 1985
Welcomgroup Art Auction for Drought Relief at the Maurya Sheraton in
November 1986
International Women's Art Exhibition AIFACS in 1988
National Exhibition 1990 (Lalit Kala Akademi) New Delhi
Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art in February 1990

Participation International Exhibitions and Exhibitions Abroad


Represented at the exhibition of Indian Artists organised by the Indian
Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1984

Works displayed in Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark

Invited to participate in " A View of the New " a Commonwealth and U.K.
Contemporaries Art Show by the Royal Overseas League held in 1990
Private showings and sale of paintings during travel to Austria Denmark, Austria and Switzerland in 1984 and the U.S.A


Collections (India)

National Gallery of Modern Art, 1999

Lalit Kala Akademi Collection, 1989

Individual collections in India (incl. Secretary, Indian Council of Cultural Research
(ICCR) during first exhibition in 1982 and the then Ambassador of Switzerland (in the
same year), the Embassy of Spain, the Embassy of Switzerland, Studio One collection,
the Indian Ambassador to Denmark etc.


Collections (Abroad)

Collection of ARTE ANTICA, Canada, 2002

Paintings and Sculptures in individual Collections in Switzerland, U.S.A.
Denmark, Austria, Spain and Japan


"Waiting to usher in new dawn"

Selected excerpts from the reviews of the three published volumes of Poetry

SUNSHADOW, REACHING OUT, and FOR YOU

- Short, crisp, highly imaginative poetic sketches from the pen of Rooma Mehra in whose poetry the impact of sculpture and painting is evident enough.

Delicately sensitive, sometimes mysteriously stirred to depth, she does not try to escape the real in the clash and clamour, rather she comes to grip with the brute facts of life and transmutes them by the touch of her ontological fervour. For her knowing is becoming.

Serenely humane, her poetry has the attraction of green leaves across the gray ruggedness of infertile waste.
§ A. RUSSEL in POETRY TIME

I, therefore, find it interesting to discover one who, living apart from vicious coteries and out of hearing of the foolish plaudits of petty circles, writes as a bird sings and yet, in her singing, reveals the wide human soul of a contemplative poetess. She makes no claims to being a new voice in Indo-Anglian poetry. She is.

o Mohd. Vazeeruddin, Associate Editor, THE TRIBUNE in THE TRIBUNE
--------------------------------------------------------------------- The present volume is a collection of verse, which make fine reading. Rooma Mehra is a fine artist with words and can delight the reader with her craftsmanship.

· -"A FINE VOLUME OF VERSES" by S.N. SINHA in THE PIONEER
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There must be some thing common between painting, sculpture, poetry and music, so many painters write poetry, so many poets can also play some musical instrument or the other, or sing.
One of them is Rooma Mehra. I have noticed the strong, visual impact in her poems.

§ KHUSHWANT SINGH in his MALICE column in THE HINDUSTAN TIMES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- One charge often brought against modern poetry is that it has little to express. It does not communicate. In most instances it becomes so complex that the reader may not know what it is really about. Rooma's poetry is different. It speaks, both at the emotional and intellectual level.
§ 'THE SPIRITUAL POINT OF REST' by NITI PAUL MEHTA in THE PATRIOT'
---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Indian poetry in English, like poetry in any other language, has a familiar pattern ranging from imitation to sincere poetic voice, and if the four first volumes of poems surveyed are any indication, there is reason for hope.

· D.S. RAO in THE PATRIOT reviewing the first volumes of poetry by Vikram Seth, Rooma Mehra, Mihir K. Sen, B.N. Raina )All four first volumes published by WRITERS WORKSHOP
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is a tinge of sadness, a touch of bitterness that pervades her poems.

· M. VIJAYLAKSHMI URS in COMMONWEALTH QUARTERLY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Often she provides the glimpse of an intensely feminine urge that distinguishes her.
She can turn a small number of words into a picturesque image.

· ANAND BAZAR PATRIKA


rooma's writing/Virtual Websites:
http://www.geocities.com/authorsjourney/roomamehra.htm
http://www.tribuneindia.com
http://www.lib.washington.edu
http://www.uta.fi

http://www.geocities.com/roomamehra/rooma_s_studio_art_gallery
http://www.geocities.com/authorsjourney/roomamehra.htm
http://www.artindia.net
http://www.waterperryarts.com
http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/r/roomamehra
http://www.wheatfields.net
http://www.tribuneindia.com
http:// www.lib.washington.edu
http:// www.uta.fi



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T.B. Stone


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