India is a land of Genius. There are so many here that we just do not know how many live and die before us - who have accomplished so much in one life that one cannot achieve in the next ten. That is also probably why we do not seem to recognize the good, sometimes even brilliant work done by our peers, our friends, our elders, our children...

A Billion Stories is an attempt to recognize the genius who have been long forgotten, the genius who have been just lost, the genius in people who are around us in our everyday life, the genius who is within us trying to make itself heard, the genius which sparkles even if sometimes, the genius which in a single stroke of brilliance puts us in a league above others.

The people here are hand-picked, not well known (not as well known as they should have been), but have contributed or are contributing greatly to Indian Literature in its myriad forms. 

If you know anybody who is contributing or has contributed to Indian Language literature by his/her work, please email us at


Kannika Hegde

Kannika Hegde is a well known writer in Kannada. She is more known for her very short poems (chutuku).

She has thousands of publications to her credit. She started her career as a writer in English and later shifted to her native Kannada language.

Some of her works can be found HERE.

Padigaru Venkataraman (Pavem) Acharya

Pavem Acharya gave word power to several writers through Kannada magazine `Kasturi' (of which he was the editor).  His scientific attitude and depth of study enabled him to come out with a vast word power, thus, enriching the Kannada language.

Some of his works are:

त्रिलोक सिंह ठकुरेला

त्रिलोक सिंह ठकुरेला (Trilok Singh Thakurela) के पिता का नाम श्री खमानी सिंह एवं माता का नाम श्रीमती देवी है। आपका जन्म 1 अक्टूबर 1966 को उत्तर प्रदेश में हाथरस के निकट नगला मिश्रिया गाँव में हुआ। आपकी प्रारम्भिक शिक्षा प्राथमिक पाठशाला, बसगोई में और माध्यमिक शिक्षा विजय विद्यालय इंटर कालेज, तोछीगढ़ में हुई।

आपके पिता जी शिक्षक थे।  बचपन में शिक्षक पिता इन्हें प्रेरक बाल-कवितायें सुनाते थे, यही से कविता के प्रति आपकी अभिरुचि अंकुरित हुई।

Some of his works are compiled HERE.

Dr. B. Devadas Acharya

Dr. B. Devadas Acharya (1947-2013), poet, philosopher, mathematician and an administrator, wrote a lot of poems spanning more than 30 years, apart from publishing research papers in Mathematics. His Auto-Biography can be found HERE.

Some of his Work submitted to A Billion Stories can be found HERE. And HERE when he used to use his Pen name as "Devapriya".

Shrikanth Narayan Daivajna

Shrikant Narayan Daivajna (Born: 10.10.1944) is a prolific and emotive writer in multiple languages. Bengali, Kannada, Hindi are his forte. 


नाम : श्रीकांत नारायण दैवज्ञ

जन्म तिथि  : १०. १०. १९४४

मात्रभाषा : कन्नड़

शिक्षा :

साहित्य :

कन्नड़ , कोंकणी , मराठी, हिंदी में कविता , कहानी , नाटक, लेख प्रकाशित - प्रसारित

कार्य क्षेत्र :

३ वर्ष कालेज में पढ़ाया

१९७५ से हिंदी शिक्षण योजना में प्राध्यापक

१९८२-१९८५ आकाशवाणी कलकत्ता में हिंदी अधिकारी

१९९१-१९९४ केन्द्रीय अनुवाद ब्यूरो में अनुवाद प्रशिक्षण अधिकारी

१९९४ से  केन्द्रीय हिंदी प्रशिक्षण उप-संस्थान , बेंगलूर में सहायक निदेशक (भाषा)

१९९८ से हिंदी शिक्षा योजना एवं केंद्रीय हिंदी प्रशिक्षण उप-संस्थान , बेंगलूर में प्रभारी अधिकारी ।

भाषा ज्ञान : तमिल, तेलुगु, कन्नड़, कोंकणी, मराठी, उर्दू, संस्कृत, हिंदी, अंग्रेजी, बंगला, मैथिलि, ब्रज, अवधी

पुरस्कार : १९८९ में “रूप लेखा” कलकत्ता से पुरस्कृत

Most Modern

Raj Arya

An Engineer by profession and a budding writer of Generation-Y, RajArya brings a fresh new look to the old and sultry.

Of Yore


Kālidāsa is regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India. His surviving works consist of three plays, two epic poems and two shorter poems.

Much about his life is unknown, only what can be inferred from his poetry and plays. His works were most likely authored within 5th century CE.

His surviving works are: