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Rohini Gupta

Rohini Gupta

Born: in Mumbai, India
Resides: Mumbai, India
E-mail: writingdays (at) gmail (dot) com

Rohini is a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is a published author of poetry and nonfiction books. Her haiku has been published in several journals, including The Heron’s Nest, bottle rockets, World Haiku Review, and others. She has also participated in renku and is Technical Editor of World Haiku Review. Her articles are available on and She is one of the editors of a short story anthology that may be found at: She has worked on scripts for television, and is writing a screenplay for a feature film. She also organised a ten-day arts festival in Mumbai, information about which is available at:

Awards and Other Honors: Runner-up and Honourable Mention, the World Haiku Club Awards (February 2008).

Books Published: Mantramala [nonfiction] (Dronequill Publishers, 2010); Karna and Other Poems (Writers Workshop).

Selected Work
far below
migrating geese
follow the river
vacation's end
my small black notebook
brings home the mountains
spring moon
too much pain
to write
temple ruins
only the wind
still offers flowers
at the window
night comes first
light rain
the red rose

Credits: "far below" - The Heron’s Nest XI:4 (2009); "spring moon" - Runner up, World Haiku Club Awards (February 2008); "waiting" - bottle rockets 10:1 (2008); "vacation's end" - bottle rockets 10:1 (2008); "temple ruins" - Chrysanthemum, Indian Harvest (April 2008); "light rain" - The Heron’s Nest X:2 (2008).

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