Bhaswar Mukherjee

Bhaswar Mukherjee calls himself an accidental writer. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. After close to eighteen years in multinational banks (Bank of America and HSBC), he quit in 2005 to set up his own company, Bridgepoint Solutions Pvt Ltd, which provides consultancy and learning solutions in the banking domain.

His short story, ‘Unrequited’, was selected by author Neelam Chandra Saxena in a contest launched by Readomania and was one of the two winning entries. ‘Acceptance’ was selected by author Sudha Murty and published by Penguin India in their anthology, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven. Another story, ‘Garib Rath’, was picked up by author Ravinder Singh for his anthology, Tell Me a Story, and published by Penguin India. His contribution, ‘Leap of Faith’, featured in Crossed and Knotted (Readomania), India’s first composite novel, a Limca Book of Records entry. In 2016, his short story, ‘It Was Not Their War’, was selected by author Ashwin Sanghi as one of the winners and published in the anthology by the Times of India in the Write India Contest Season 1. In 2019-20, his short stories for TOI-Season 3 were shortlisted for the top ten by authors Nayantara Sahgal, Amitav Ghosh, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Vivek Shanbhag for their respective prompts.

Bhaswar has contributed to eleven anthologies and his solo anthology, It Happens: Stories of Human Relationships, was published in May 2020, for which the Navi Mumbai Chamber of Business and Industries in association with Great Human University recognized him as the ‘Best Storyteller 2021’ at the Indian Authors Conference and Awards, November 2021.