A Dual American-Canadian citizen was born in Calcutta, India, on October 17, 1954. A writer, composer, music teacher and performer, photographer, peace activist, besides a Professional Engineer, MBA in Telecommunications Management and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Held IT Management positions in corporations and institutions in USA and Canada. Honoured with International Federation of Animal Welfare 2007, Gold Award SBC/Pacific Bell 1997 and Best Composer Jadavpur University 1978!
A converted Vegetarian who believes in non-violence and peace can be achieved throughout the world without military strategic interests while visualizing collateral damages as real death and destructions.
Brought up in Southern Calcutta was always keen to know and learn about the people and their real conditions. A nature and animal lover who maintained his faith in universal well being throughout the career. Travelled extensively in North America and India as well as visited many foreign countries in Europe and Asia.
Also a singer who composed songs like ‘Canadian Pride’, ‘Spirit of Victoria’, ‘Quest’, ‘Co-existence’, ‘Peace Now’, ‘Life is Simple’ and ‘New Year’! Directed many Musical shows and performed solo in community fund raising events. Produced music CDs and informational web sites. Founder of ‘Geetanjali Music School’ San Francisco which moved to Victoria, Canada (Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/geetanjalimusic/main.html).
Writes as Kolki and published a book of poems, “Poems by Kolki – Absolutely Humane”, a recipe for better world. Many poems by Kolki had been published in the International Society of Poets anthologies including ‘Immortal Verses’ and ‘Secrets of the Soul’, News Media and journals around the world, as well as part of Noble House collections like ‘Colours of the Heart’ and ‘Theatre of the Mind’, some winning awards!
Published a Non-Fiction fact finding book ‘Real path to 9/11 – A Barrier To Peace, Universal Well Being, and Good Environment” written after extensive research to enlighten the world with the very cause of seemingly unjustifiable violent acts as nations around the world try their best to address domestic issues for well being of overall citizens. Has been campaigning to ensure the findings reach most leaders, politicians, journalists, academics and scholars around the world for their understanding of the core problem before addressing solutions!
Designed and edited a book by renowned art historians Dr. P. Banerjee & R. Banerjee, ‘Indian & Central Asian Art – Narrative Interpretations of Unique Fragments’. As Chief Editor of Abha Prakashan published the maiden issue of the annual journal Kristi in 2008 as well as the Volume 2 in 2009 and have been working on the upcoming 2010 issue.
Wrote many peace related articles since 9/11, 2001, which can be accessed online via his poetry WEB Site www.kolki.com.
Here is a list of online publications!
English Poems by Kolki: http://www.kolki.com/ (About Universal Well Being, Peace and Love)
Peace Related Writings: http://www.kolki.com/peace/peace2.html
Sayings of Kolki: http://www.kolki.com/SayingofKolki.htm
Universal Consciousness: http://www.kolki.com/peace/Universal-Consciousness.htm
Bengali Poems by Kolki: http://www.kolki.com/bengali.html
Humane Cuisine: http://www.kolki.com/humane/Humane-Cuisine.htm
Photography: Unique Moments: http://www.kolki.com/unique.html
Calcutta (Kolkata) Beyond Mother Teresa: http://www.kolki.com/calcutta.html
‘Let us not waste any more time hunting for virtual terrorism! The whole world is hungry for peace and democracy achieved through mutual respect and understanding, not using bombs and missiles. War divides and destroys people and civilization, animal and environment, as the ultimate weapons of mass destruction’……Kolki.