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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


More about Shalini's work:


Shalini is fortunate to have made her niche in the wonderful world of writing with her work.

Apart from her books, some of her credentials are given below:



Orange Flower 2021 Award: Winner;  Writing on LGBTQ+ issues


Orange Flower 2021 Award: Finalist; Writing on humour


Winner of Women’s Web Muse of the month Short Story Fiction Contest:

 August, September 2019, January, February, March, April, May, August, December 2020


Winner of the eShe fiction short story contest, October 2020


Incredible Women of India (IWI) Blog roll Winner , December 2020: Women in Public Life


 Selected for the Juggernauts Selects program with a prize and awarded a publishing contract for  “Happily Divorced”


Shortlisted stories for Women’s Web Muse of the Month Contest in October and November 2019, September 2020


Poems related to pandemic have been published in leading medical humanities journals


Judge for the writing category in the myWish4U talent contest organized by Smile Foundation


Winner of the #tellastoryinsixwords Challenge by Crossword bookstores


 Commissioned to write medical awareness posts for different platforms


Featured on Sharing stories in #Tete-e-Tete Tuesdays With authors, Featured on QWERTY thoughts


Blogger of the month by Mompreneur Circle











Shalini has written fiction for various platforms and publications. Short stories, flash fiction and micro fiction by her have been consistently featured on different groups and have been selected as winners.

She won the Orange Flower Award 2021 for writing in the LGBTQ+ category; and was a finalist for writing in the humour category.

She has contributed two stories to the anthology Sharing Lipstick”, and two in the anthology "Women.mutiny". She was one of the winners of the eShe short story contest in October 2020. The winning story has been published by Embassy Publications in the book "Everything changed after that". She is a Juggernaut selects author. Her e single “Happily Divorced” is a (non) rom- com that has been promoted on the prestigious platform.


She was the winner of the Incredible Women of India Blog roll, December 2020: Women in Public Life.She empathizes with the challenges and unique situations that women these days are confronted with often weaves this understanding in her short stories, which are featured on portals like Momspresso, Women’s Web, etc. She has won the monthly short story contest Muse of the month“ by Women’s Web on numerous occasions.She has also contributed to other forums like Meraki: Soul talk, and Beyond the Box Chronicles.Prompt based micro fiction and flash fiction is a format that she finds engaging and her stories are consistently featured on Penmancy,Artoonsinn, and others. She won the Crossword  tellataleinsixwords challenge. She has been featured as blogger of the month on Mompreneur Circle, Tete-a-tete Tuesdays on

She enjoys sharing her reflections on life as it happens around us and connecting with her readers. She is also a book reviewer and writes information and awareness pieces. 

Shalini has scientific publications in various  academic journals as she is a pathologist, working in a niche area of respiratory pathology. She has also contributed chapters to text books.

Medical humanities is an area that she has a keen interest in. Her poetry has been featured in journals and blogs which focus on this area. She is also copyeditor and on the Review board of the journal ‘Research and Humanities in Medical Education’. 


 Shalini has lived in Delhi and Bangalore before rooting herself in Gurgaon.


She would love to connect with you:










Some links to her work and profiles:


Women's Web


Featured on:

5 Women Speak Of How Their Constant Compassion During The Pandemic Can Cause Burn Out  


11 Women Writers On Women At Work, And The Changing Workplace Landscape In 2020


Everything Changed After That: 25 Women, 25 Stories



Blogger of the month, Mompreneur Circle

A 50 word short story won her the 50 word mini tale challenge . The prompt was comeback.  She was featured on Mompreneur circle as the blogger of the month.

You can check out the video here.




Featured on sharing stories 

It was a pleasure to share my journey on the facebook page of Sharing stories.


Interview at



Dedicated to the frontliners who await PPE

This poem was selected for publication in a reputed International journal of medical humanities.  Read it here



The covid connundrum

This poem weaves the emotional and the medical aspects of the coronavirus.Iit resonates with readers with and without medical backgrounds. Read it here


 Also featured on:



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

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

Pallavi Kumari


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

Shuchi Singla

CEO, Bafflesol Technologies

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

Vibha Mathur


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"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


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

Prakash Bhandari


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

Nipendranath Sarkar

Reader, Photographer

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"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