Founder and CEO, The Impish Lass Publishing House
Ms. Mishra is an award-winning author, poet, short story writer, social worker, novelist, educator besides being a well-known publisher. She is the owner and CEO of The Impish Lass Publishing House, Mumbai, who entered the publishing world with the sole belief that Each Soul That Writes Has the Right to Get Published. She is the epitome of how a fascinating, socially driven, inquisitive mind is pivotal to the brilliant growth of society and self. Be it in the field of academics, social responsibility, or as a publisher Ms Meena stands tall due to her salient work. She is a fine blend of humility, integrity, diligence, and benevolence; a path breaker and motivating leader.
A self-made person she strived extremely hard to beat all odds in order to achieve excellence from a very young age. Marriage brought her to Mumbai offering her the platform and opportunities which would otherwise may have been distant dreams. Ms. Mishra successfully managed to turn all odds in her favour based solely on passion and grit. Coming from a small town didn’t pull her confidence down.
Her tryst with the city of dreams has become legendary based upon the numerous awards that have been conferred upon her. Not one to selfishly gloat in pride, Ms. Mishra has been instrumental in sharing her good fortune with educators, learners, and struggling writers. She has also influenced multiple social causes thereby bringing a huge difference in the lives of less privileged people.
Meena Mishra has served Maharashtra in the field of education for 26 years as an English teacher. She was invited by Bal Bharati (official publishers of education department Maharashtra) and has contributed for the new textbook as a reviewer. Her articles and views are published in various educational magazines and newspapers helping learners and educators alike. She has received many awards for her contribution to the field of education including international awards. Her recent endeavour is the creation of a group called SSC EDU Warriors to conduct free training sessions for teachers teaching the Secondary School Certificate course across the state of Maharashtra.
She has also been working as the International Coordinator for British Council activities for more than 11 years. Ms. Meena Mishra has judged several illustrious and popular literary competitions and festivals notably the Lit fest. of IIT Bombay and the NM college fest., of which she is one of the sponsors now. She is also a regular panelist for various literary and educational platforms namely the Asian Literary Society. Her poems are published in several magazines including the prestigious Indian periodical Woman’s Era. They have been translated and published in Spanish magazines as well. She has been a contributing author and poet for more than 200 books. Some of her books include – The Impish Lass, Emociones Infinitas, Within the Cocoon of Love, The Impish Lass Book 2, No, I Don’t Love You.
Her recent release The Impish Lass Book 2 (TIL Stories and More) has received rave reviews from its readers including the highly distinguished Indian nuclear scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. Chidambaram. This book was also published as a research paper in American Research Journal of English and Literature under the title- Meena Mishra’s The Impish Lass Book 2 – A Study of Socio- Cultural Issues in India.
She has received the Best Indian Author Award for her latest novel, “No! I Don’t Love You!” that has been written to create awareness against online relationships. It will also be made into a short film for a greater impact on the youth of our country.
Ms. Meena Mishra is a one-woman army behind The Impish Lass Publishing House that serves as a platform to plethora of people from all walks of life in India and abroad to share their thoughts and experiences that act as gospel to aspiring youth. As part of her Corporate Social Responsibility and as the CEO of The Impish Lass Publishing House she has provided a platform to thousands of students and teachers to get published under her free publishing project, “The Young Bards.” Most notable among these has been the case of an 8-year-old student Mihir Sane, living in New Jersey who got an opportunity to publish his book on the legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji under her free publishing project. The book titled “Told and Untold Stories of Shivaji, was released by the MNS founder Shri Raj Saheb Thackaray. The book was also well received by the honourable Education Minister of Maharashtra, Ms. Varsha Gaikwad.
Ms. Meena Mishra has received high acclaim from esteemed newspapers like The Times of India and Mid-Day. Her articles have been featured in The Times of India ‘NIE’ and in ‘Brainfeed Higher Education Plus’ a leading educational magazine of the country.
Her ability to multi task various academic and social activity with candour, defines her as a well-balanced and brilliant individual.
Ms. Mishra is the proud recipient of multitudinous awards in 2020-21 for her contribution to the field of education and literature.