Bharat Award Judges

First Bharat Award Juries - 2014


Dr. Ram Sharma is an accomplished poet and writer both in English and Hindi in the field of literature. He has added many feathers to his cap. He did his doctorate on ` Post-Modernist Trends in Indian Novels in English: A Study of Anita Desai, Arun Joshi, Amitav Ghosh and Vikram Seth…He is a renowned poet, critic, reviewer and translator. His poetry is indeed of very high order which is read throughout the world. He has several research papers , articles, poems and reviews published in esteemed journals , magazines and newspapers of India and abroad including Poets International [ Bangalore] , Bizz Buzz[ Mysore], Rock Pebbles[ Orissa],Contemporary Vibes[ Chandigarh]Skylark[ Aligarh]Shine[ Tamilnadu] Poetcrit[ Himachal Pradesh]Indian Book Chronicle [ Jaipur], The Vedic Path[ Haridwar] Metverse Muse[ Vishakhapattnam], Young Poet[ Tamilnadu]Poetry Today[Kolkata] Storm [Kolkata]Samvedna[ Mangalore]Pegasus[Agra] Hyphen[ Shimla]IJPCL[Kerala], Indo-Asian Literature[New Delhi]Replica[Cuttack],Bridge-In-Making[Kolkata]Cyber Literature[Patna] Points of View[Ghaziabad],Kohinoor[Bihar],Voice of Kolkata[ Kolkata],Re-Markings[Agra]

Besides this his works has appeared in such web journals like Muse India,, Literary India, Neo-poet,Academic India, IndianEnglish LiteratureForum, Impressions Online Journal,Creative Saplings .His poems are showing presence in foreign e-journals like,,,Autumn Leaves,The Houston Literary Review,Asian-American, PoetrySketch Book etc. He has to his credit two poetry volumes Muse[2002] and Serene Moments[2008],POETS FOR WORLD PEACE VOL 1 &2 [2010] , A STRING OF WORDS [2010], ANTHOLOGIES1[ 2011]
At present he is working as a senior lecturer in English in J.V.P.G. College, Baraut, Baghpat, U.P., India



at present working as lecturer in the Department of English in Women’s College, Bargarh, Odisha has already published four volumes of poetry- THE LIVING TOUCH, O EARTH! by Alpha publications, New Delhi, SONGS OF VOID and SUNYATARA PRIYATAMA in Odiya in bilingual edition. THE DARK HOURS is his first English novel. His articles on education and literature in English and Oriya have been widely appreciated. Articles like “Inquest of True Education”, “Lyric poetry of western odisha” “Regional literature – an overview”, “Going off the track”, “Frankenstein Monster”, “where are we?”, “Women’s Colleges – A New Thrush” and many more have received high acclamation. He was born at padampur in the district of Bargarh, Odisha in 1963.




was born in Surat, Gujarat on September 2, 1969. He is India s contemporary poet writing in English. His poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies along with some significant e-publications. Four collections of his poetry have been published: Poetry Manifesto: New & Selected Poems, Making A Poem , City Times and Other Poems . His Gujarati collection of poems include Jeevangeet (Gujarati Language Poetry ) in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001. He also translates poetry written in the Gujarati language into English, including his own Gujarati language poems.He is educated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with English Literature, Indian Literature in English Translation and Philosophy. From Surat, he moved to Baroda, Ahmadabad and other cities out of Gujarat. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity and in “City Times and Other Poems” which fetched “Michel Madhusudan Prize” besides his other poetry collections he shares these observations in the brilliant medium of poetry. He took teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India.

Second Bharat Award Juries - 2015


was born in 1955 in Odisha. She was a teacher in Montfort School Dhenkanal from 1984 to 1995, in Kendriya Vidyalayas of Anugul ,FCI Talcher , NTPC Kaniha and Balasore from  1995 to 2015 .

She had an  Outstanding record as a teacher and received the APPRECIATION letter  from the Assistant Commissioner of Bhubaneswar RO ,KVS in 2007 for giving Excellent Result.

She was the Yuva Jagat Artist of All India Radio Cuttack in 1971

She had penned a Short Story Book  "BATIKHUNTA O MU"

Her Short Stories are published in Sucharita, Jugashree Juganari and PravatiTara .

Her articles are published in  daily News Paper PRAMEYA , PRAJATANTRA

Her short story is translated in HIndi and published in CHANAKYA from Lucknow

Her Short story was selected from Regional Languages ,translated in Hindi and published in VEENA from Indore.

She is trained on Substance Abuse Prevention Education Programmes from Nagaland and associated in the same

She is trained on School Audio Visual Programmes and submitted scripts.
She was the Resource Person in Jyoti Vihar ,Sambalpur University in the Post Beijing workshop on Women Health, Education and Rights and presented a paper

She was the Resource Person in the Lok Mahotsav in Sambalpur and presented a paper on the Indigenous Knowledge of the people of Western Odisha

She has received the PRAVATITARA PRATIBHA SAMMAN by Utkal Christian Sahitya Parishad.



Professor of Physics, specialized in Space Physics, candidate Doctor in Education.  Prized by the Ministry of Education in Greece. Elected in the Municipality of  her hometown.

Published in Greek and English in over 20 Anthologies, internet magazines and two personal books. Activist for Peace.

World Poetry Canada and International Ambassador to Greece 2014-2016 for Peace, host in Greece of Poetathon in 2013 and of Peaceathon in 2015. 100TPC events’ organizer. Host in Greece of the International Beat Poetry Festival 2015.

More than 3000 poems on her blogs.

She also writes in French and German.



Miss Annie Christopher has worked in the entertainment world since a very early age with her first solo performance in Church at the age of 3 stood on a box. She won a prize for poetry at the age of 9 with an inter-schools competition with a poem entitled "Going on a Train Journey" As a Professional Entertainer from the age of 14, she is most famous for her time as a recording artist for MGM with local based Folk Group "Sinnermen and Sara" Annie worked as a Teacher of music for 10 years at Winton Boys' School and at the same time teaching for Adult Education. As a founder member of Wessex Variety Branch - Equity Annie helped run the branch for over 30 years, achieving the position of first woman Chair to the branch. In November 2014 she became the Winner of the "1st Bharat Award International for Literature- Short Story Competition for her story "Partners in Crime" In December 2014 her poem "Scar on the Heart" was accepted for publication in the British Heart Foundation Magazine.

She is the Author of Poetry collection
"from the Still of the Night" published by India




Robert French – Published poet, unpublished writer, philosopher, and community worker. Avid sportsman has played a variety of sports including Hockey, Soccer, Cricket, Aussie Rules football, Tennis and has coached Soccer and Cricket for over 22 years .Born in Australia, Robert has an abundance of reflections on his Facebook page and is in the process of collating and publishing his many Life reflections.

About Bharat Award

I would like to thank Gopakumar Radhakrishnan ji for the invitation to judge the 2016 contest and was greatly honoured in doing so and was amazed at the standard of writing. I found the contest to be very organized and transparent to a high level, its professionalism was above reproach.



has done his Masters in English Literature and has done his B.Ed.  He lives in Kolkata. Born on 5th September, 1977 to an immigrant family, he has been writing poems and stories from school days.Done postgraduation in English. Presently engaged as a teacher of English.

Many of his poems and stories are published in national and international anthologies and magazines.Written reviews of books and fictions, one on Upanisads can be found at first work, a novella 'Pestilence' was published way back in 2009. His second work, a full length  literary fiction "Online@Offline" was published in 2014 by Lifi Publications. He blogs regularly at Interested in photography, films and music. 


About Bharat Award

Being a jury member of The prestigious Bharat Award has been itself a rare privilege and opportunity bestowed upon me by Xpress Publications and Mr Gopakumar Radhakrishnan. While I embarked upon the work I was amazed and thrilled by the quality of entries we received. Most of the stories were wonderful to say the least. Each had its own flavour.

As a jury member I found it a great opportunity to read stories coming from different parts of India and abroad. As stories they were gems and at one point it had been really very difficult to choose the best three. The competition had been tough. We juries had trying time too. But we were all very pleased to find such a beautiful array of tales and stories.

The Bharat Award has already turned into an institution by itself. I consider myself honoured to be a part of such an award.

Lily Asa Elizabeth
- Sweden

 4th Bharat Award - 2018

Dr. Molly Joseph
- Kerala, India

(MA., Mphil., PGDTE - IFLU, Hyderabad) had her Doctorate in post war American poetry. She retired as the H.O.D., Department of English, St.Xavier's College, Aluva, Kerala, and now works as Professor, Communicative English at FISAT, Kerala. She writes travelogues, poems and short stories and published four books Aching Melodies, Autmn Leaves, December Dews, Myna’s Musings.  Awards: Kala Prathibha(Chithrasala), Vijaya Vasudeva Puraskaram, Kala Prathibha Samarpanam(KSSPU).

Honoured as an international jury of PoiesisOnline

About Bharat Award

it was to an amazing world of multi-hued perceptions on life and sedimented experience that Gopakumar Radhakrishnan ushered me in by making me one the Juries of the esteemed Bharat Award.

It was a great learning, growing process. I enjoyed to the full, the passing shadows that fell on life, things, bondings, break ups, reach out moments, and of course on those misty, mossy memory lanes...

In fact at a point I started doubting the relevance of grading since each carried a pristine narrative flow of its own. But of course some emerged outstanding in the final pooling and shortlisting.

Kudos to this great venture by PoiesisOnline which fosters creativity and feel good factor not only to the participants but to the juries as well.


Margaret Gudkov -
-United States

Shams Monower

In my study years in Mississippi I had taken writing and selling short story courses. I can tell you quite strongly these amateur writers have a long way to go as fifteen hundred words covering expression is not an easy task. I wish them all well and my message to convey is there are more lessons to learn.  I wish you all the best and hope that greater things follow.

  5th Bharat Award - 2019

Jayne Skellett
- United Kingdom

Candice James

- Canada
Dr. Sujatha Gopal
- India
 6th - Bharat Award - 2020

Daya Dissanayake

Chriz Aziz
United Kingdom    

Mangalaprathaban Muralidharan
Tamilnadu, India
7th - Bharat Award - 2021
Lucette C. Bailliet

Lucette Bailliet 
Murchison AUSTRALIA 
is an eclectic indie poet, playwright, translator, editor, and in her latest incarnation a competition judge. She has been published in international anthologies ( poems and short stories) and online. 

"I’ll like to compliment the organisation of the Bharat competition, it was a pleasure to work with Gopakumar Radhakrishnan the competition’s promoter."

Subhashis Das
Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

Subhashis Das, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand


is an internationally acclaimed Author and an Independent Researcher on the prehistoric Megaliths of India. He has discovered several prehistoric megaliths of the tribals and has been researching on these ancient monuments for over two decades.

Subhashis Das regularly lectures on his discoveries in Universities, Colleges and other venues in India and in several other countries across the world.

He is often even invited to lecture on his research on megaliths and tribalism in several World Conferences of Prehistory and Archaeology around the world.

His books on megaliths are the first in the state of Jharkhand and are sold all over the world. They are:

·        IN QUEST OF THE MEGALITH: INTACH Hazaribagh. 2003.

·        SACRED STONES IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION (With special reference to Megaliths). Kaveri Books. New Delhi. 2009.

·        UNKNOWN CIVILIZATION OIF PREHISTORIC INDIA (co-authored with Dr.Terence Meaden of Oxford University). Kaveri Books. New Delhi. 2014


The following is his first novel based on The Buddha that has turned out to be a bestseller.

·        THE VENGEANCE. Niyogi Books. New Delhi.  2019. (This is my first story book).

Subhashis Das is also a keen writer on Buddhism.

Apart from the above he is also a short story writer, a poet, a voracious reader, musician and an artist. His book on his anthology of short stories is slated to be published by 2021.

Several documentaries have been made on his discoveries by reputed channels as DOORDARSHAN and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

His research and discoveries of megaliths have been incorporated into the syllabus of history books of the Jharkhand Government. His website: is the only on the megaliths of India.


The international competition of the Bharat Award for Literature organized by Poiesisonline is an immense platform to enhance people’s interest in literature and extract the glimmer of potential in a possible writer.

I wish both the organization and the award very a long life so that they continue encouraging people seeking a possible podium for their writings.

Joan S Wilson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Joan S Wilson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

"My relationship with the precious flow of words has run with me and through me in my appreciation of the sacred weaving that we can use them for to all effects. This is the waterway definition of my lens to the creative process by which we see each other."

"I have appreciated Bharat for the opportunities it affords such a range of individuals to express themselves in the short stories of this competition and allowed us to take measure on varied scales. We have been set to the task of sorting and refining our scores.  The level of integrity in honoring accountability has been very positive to keep all anonymous until the endpoint of combining scores."