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About Shalini

          Shalini is an avid reader who enjoys writing in the time that she manages to steal from her other life as a doctor specializing in respiratory pathology.


      Her writer avatar gravitates towards  fiction and poetry. She enjoys sharing reflections on life and happenings around us, and finds happiness when they resonate with her readers. She also dabbles in articles that will bring information and awareness related to health issues. The doctor avatar is rooted to the real world of medicine and academia with scientific papers and publications. Shalini has a keen interest in medical humanities, which bring together the factual and creative perspectives of her thoughts and writing.


       Shalini believes that she doesn’t have to give up any one of the many hats she wears. She has decided to let the hats figure out how to share space, as she lets the parts sum up the whole. A late entrant to the parallel universe of writing, Shalini has discovered that writing helps to take her away from the noise, towards silence. A permanent excuse to avoid hitting the gym is an added bonus.


           Writing has become as much much a journey into herself, as much as an exposure to a whole new outside world. Both these journeys are cherished by her as are the new connections that she has formed in the process. Engaging with her readers, exchanging thoughts and touching lives is especially important to her. She can be reached at

 You can read more about Shalini’s journey and work  here. 


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My Blog

The Unlock Diaries

UNLOCK DIARIES   JULY 2020   I hesitated but just a bit; then entered.   It had been so long… how would things have changed in this new normal I wondered. Even though most places .... Read More

Diversity, Inclusion, Intersectionality and Feminism

Intersectional Feminism   This blog was featured by Incredible Women of India, for their March 2021 theme of Diversity, Inclusion, Intersectionality and Intersectional Feminism.   These .... Read More

yeh Insta insta kya hai?

First the confession:  I have actually, albeit at a remote point in my past, had an Orkut account. Before you start speculating on my age and which lithic period I belong to, let me assure you th .... Read More

An ode to october

October has always heralded change   It brings a respite from the hot and sultry monotony of the Indian summer; is a gateway to festivities and the onset of a vibrant winter.   The nip in t .... Read More

The Doctor's Prescription

The Doctor's Prescription   March 2020   To all my fellow human beings, especially privileged ones like myself, please read what I have to say. This is war, and needs to be treated as one. & .... Read More

Featured on Sharing Stories

Featured on Sharing Stories   It was a pleasure and an honour to be featured on the facebook page of Sharing stories recently.   They have a weekly section called tete-e-tete -Tuesdays where .... Read More

India unmasked, literally, metaphorically ?

....... And very dangerously September 15th 2020   So the tiny little virus has left us breathing through layers and washing our hands, for what seems like a lifetime!!!   Or has it??   .... Read More

New Year - 2020

2019 turning to 2020… January 2020   Another year, another decade started just a few days back. And that threw up the usual discussions on new-year resolutions once again.   ‘My .... Read More

The Covid Conundrum

This poem describes the pathophysiology and the pathos of this microorganism. It was published by the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Click here to read the complete poem .... Read More

Dedicated to the frontliners who wait for PPE

This poem was published in the leading journal Research and Humanities in Medical Education . Read it here .... Read More

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What people are saying

"Shalini writes with an ease of a seasoned wordsmith. It is a delight to read her words"

Manisha Goyal Mahajan

Entrepreneur, Writer, poet, Life coach

What people are saying

"I enjoy Shalini's eloquent thoughts in anarrtaives and verses. I take my writing lessons from her narratives"

Pallavi Kumari


What people are saying

"Thought provoking expression of emotions. Thanks Shalini for giving us so many pleasant reads."

Shuchi Singla

CEO, Bafflesol Technologies

What people are saying

"Shalini spins out lovely stories and poems on the simple things of life. I follow her articles on all platforms"

Vibha Mathur


What people are saying

"Shalini has a treasure of words to take your heart away as she effortlessly weaves them into thoughtful verses and impactful narratives"

Alpna Das Sharma


What people are saying

"Shalini's writing addresses issues in a subtle way, and makes us think deeper on the subject"

Prakash Bhandari


What people are saying

"Shalini has written some beautiful short stories in the recent past"

Nipendranath Sarkar

Reader, Photographer

What people are saying

"I admire Shalini's fascinating way of story telling in a limited set of words. She knows how to hook readers to her stories"

Sanjeet Sen


What people are saying

"Shalini Mullick has a distinctive style of writing that results in her thought provoking stories. Her stories are like a perfectly brewed cup of masala tea which get over before you know it I love to read her stories many times over"

Mrignaini Arya

Reader, Educator

What people are saying

"Shalini's stories come straight from the heart, resonate a lot of positivity and touch a chord"

Ila Kumar Valia

Director, IIGM