Ramesh Anand is the author of Newborn Smiles (CyberWit.Net, 2012), finalist of the Muse India Young Writer of the Year Prize in the open category. He is an award winning haiku poet, winner of Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award, 2014 and Dr. Sandeep Chauhan Commendable Haiku Prize, 2013. His haiku was honored in the International Matsuo Bashō Award, 2014. One of his haiku was shortlisted out of 400 entries and currently displayed in flower beds around the Golden Triangle neighborhood in Washington by Golden Triangle BID. His haiku are regularly published in esteemed print journals including Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Bottle Rockets and Acorn, as well as e-journals such as A Hundred Gourds, The Heron’s Nest and Cattails. His works have been published in various anthologies including Award-winning Haiku 21 anthology, Basho Anthology 2014, Contemporary World Haiku: A Vast Sky, Lifting The Sky, and The Temple Bell Stops. His tanka, haiga and senryu are published regularly in tinywords, Atlast Poetica, Chrysanthemum and DailyHaiga. He lives in Bangalore, India where he is an engineer for Philips Healthcare. He blogs at ramesh-inflame.blogspot.com.