As we step into the summers of 2023, the world of influential personalities continues to evolve and captivate our attention. From groundbreaking innovators to inspiring leaders, this year promises an array of remarkable individuals who are poised to leave an indelible mark on the global stage. Identifying the top 12 personalities to watch out for in 2023 is no easy task, but by evaluating their impact, influence, and achievements, The Update India has curated a list that showcases a diverse range of talent and ambition. These exceptional individuals stand out for their remarkable accomplishments, compelling visions, and potential to reshape industries and societies worldwide. Get ready to be inspired as we unveil the top 12 global personalities to watch out for in 2023, who embody the parameters of impact, influence, and innovation.
The Top 12 Global Personalities To Watch Out For In 2023 are Yogitha Subhash, Ashwini Solanki, Ayesha F Muskaan, Tanu Grover, Dr. Arjun Grover, Dr. Shashwat Johri, Sree Varshini R, Dr. Anita Rajani, Saurabh Pant, Naresh Kumar Saroay, John Giftah, and Mayaa SH.
Yogitha Subhash is from Hyderabad,telangana. She is from a middle class family. Being an introvert, she only likes to enjoy her own company, rather than partying.Her introvert trait made to pen her writings with the ink of her experiences..she has achieved back to back awards for her writeups. Her writeups got published in National & international media and as well as in a national magazine which was “Taare Zameen Par Magazine”.. Now people recognise Yogitha Subhash as a “WRITER”. All her writeups are more into shayari’s. She says it took a lot of courage to pen her feelings through writings. when asked about her journey in literary field and how she became a literary star she tells – The journey was not easy though..But it was worth it.
AWARDS, HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENTS :
- THE STAR ICON OF 2021
- THE PRIDE OF INDIA YOUTH THE FUTURE OF NATION
- INDIAN PRIDE AWARD ELITE BOOK AWARDS HINDUSTHAN WRITER AWARD
- INDIA YOUTHESTA AWARD
- PRERNA RATNA SAMAN
- THE SYLVIA PLATH MEMORIAL LITERATURE AWARD STELLAR FAME AWARD
- ELYSIAN MAGAZINE
- MERGED ARRAY MAGAZINE
- INSPIRANT MAGAZINE
- TAARE ZAMEEN PAR MAGAZINE
WORKS/ BOOKS :
- UP IN THE SMOKES
- WRITE ORDER
- BLUE WHISPER’S AT MIDNIGHT
- VOICE IN THE FOG
- BEYONCE OVER EXPECTATION’S
- THE MIND’S SCRIBBLE
- LIFE- AN UNPLANNED GAME
- 2AM THOUGHT’S
- 7 words wonders
- You Are The One
Always chase your passion. “Passion is something which introduces you to yourself” She adds.
Ashwini Solanki is an aspiring upcoming artist, writer, and professional healer and tarot card reader. She is a writer and has published a book Revenge on Amazon. She is a B.Tech graduate in Computer Engineering. She is trying her hand at writing to pour her heart out and express her feelings as she thinks writing is the best way to express one’s thoughts and feelings. She started her writing journey by writing in an anthology “Aarambh 3.0” for a publication named The 2 Am Thoughts publication. Soon, realizing her potential she published her own book named Revenge under the same publication. Currently, she is preparing for the Civil Service Examination to become an IAS officer. While not writing she spends most of her time watching suspense and thriller movies. She loves Sherlock Holmes stories and one day she believes she will also be in the top list of suspense and thriller story writers.
She loves coloring, solving crossword puzzles, and playing quizzes. She is an introverted type of person so she spends most of her time watching movies or watching informative videos on Youtube. She is a movie buff since childhood and loves Hindi movies. Her favourite actor is Sidharth Malhotra and inspired by his role in movies she started to write short stories. While not studying, she spends most of her time surfing fashion items on the internet. She believes that one day she will become not only a successful and renowned writer but also a well-established entrepreneur.
Recently she has won a few awards :
1. The Golden Arc Award as 50 rising entrepreneurs of the year
2. The Queen Award by the Eagle Eye Network as Top Inspiring Women of India
3. Best Author of the year by Indian Pride Awards
4. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Kala Samman
5. Nominated for The Author of the Year Award by The 2 am Thoughts
6. Participated in anthologies Aarambh 3.0
7. Participated in International level writing contest Aarambh 4.0 by The 2 am Thoughts
8. Got media features in The Midday India, the ED Times, The Zee5 app, Foxinterviewer website, PunjabMetro, TheDailybeat website etc
9. Got featured in the Eagle Eye Magazine as Top Inspiring Women Of India.
10. Got featured in the magazine “Aspiring Achievers” as “The Unstoppable Achievers”
11. Got the award by Priya’s Wisdom Publication as The Unstoppable Achiever.
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AYESHA F MUSKAAN
Ayesha F Muskaan (MA English Literature) is a well-known published writer from India. Born and brought up in Bangalore which is also called “The garden City of India” In words of Ayesha “I was inspired by nature to write poetry, nature has great influence on me” She has been writing since the age of six and has contributed her poetry to Poet’s International Magazine when she was only 19. She has also contributed her poetry to three anthologies including Colour My Dreams, We @ 20, and Ecstatic Serenity.
Divine souls and Messiah are two novels published in her name which are doing amazingly well and have received fantastic feedback. Recently she has also published a poetry book “Immortal Empresses” And this book is doing quite well too.
She has also volunteered for ‘YFS’ (Youth For Seva) and Amrutha Bindu. Presently she works as a freelance writer, book reviewer and has a small arts studio in the name of “The Bean Grill”
Though she is an epilepsy patient, she has never let epilepsy stop her from achieving her dreams, especially in the field of literature. She is excellent at painting too. Ayesha strongly believes that you are never too old to make your dreams come true and nothing can stop you if you believe in yourself.
Her writing style has a unique sense of softness yet profound message, as she mostly writes on topics like social issues, feminism and human rights. These days she has also been writing on the theme of love and romance too.
You can check her out on insta as @ayesha_f_muskaan
Indian Romance Writer
Books: Could Love Be Forever?
Anthologies: Mosaic of Poetic Musings, Kaleidoscope, Love notes to yourself, Andaz-e Bayaan
Upcoming books: Is Love A Sin?
Tanu Grover is all set to enthrall the masses with her upcoming books, ‘Dil-e Daastaan’ and ‘Is Love a Sin?’ On being asked about the release dates of her books, she raves excitedly that she is planning a dual launch this year but the dates haven’t been finalized yet. She says that the books were actually lined up for 2022 but due to her son being bedridden for more than a year, things got delayed. She also reveals that her brother met with an accident during that period only which worsened things. And as if that was not enough, her mother, and two of her favorite aunts whom she also addresses as Mummy got fractures in their legs. To top it all, her maternal uncle fell off a roof and got multiple fractures. With tears in her eyes and yet, a brave smile she further says that seeing six of her most beloved people being bedridden and undergoing major operations in almost the same frame of time had totally collapsed her senses. She is extremely sensitive and can’t even see the misery of those people who are not related to her, so this was an immense shock to her though she herself is a happiness coach.
Tanu said, ‘Even though I have been training people to adapt and adjust to their circumstances and live a happy life irrespective of their outer conditions, I was totally shattered and unable to find even a grain of joy when life lashed me in the face. I couldn’t find happiness anywhere. Almost everybody recovered but not my son. We spent sleepless nights and equally sleepless days. In July, 2021 he fell down while playing cricket and we were told that he has a fracture in his foot and arm. The arm healed but he was totally bedridden, not able to move due to his painful foot. In February, 2023 we came to know that it was a non-cancerous tumor and not a fracture. So he had to undergo an operation. Now he’s perfectly fine, by God’s grace. But the last two years have been the most difficult part of my life. And yes, I have come out a survivor though I had lost all hope of ever being happy again.’
Now all her hopes are pinned upon her romantic thriller, ‘Is Love A Sin?’ which is a love story based on the law of karma. She punishes all who do wrong and teaches them the true meaning of love. It is going to be an enticing read, the publishers say. A tale woven with romance, passion, mystery, time travel, seduction and reincarnation where death has no power over love. ‘If love is timeless, lovers are timeless too. They take birth over and again to meet each other beyond all restrictions and touch each others’ souls in such a manner that on the very first meeting, they recognize each other as their soulmate though they may fight with themselves and not admit their love at first,’ beams Tanu while discussing the theme of her novel. On being asked about her second book, she further says, ‘Dil-e-Daastaan is a Hindi Shayari book which gives a voice to the broken-hearted lovers though it also glorifies the craziness of love which one feels towards one’s beloved.’ A beautiful book with yet more beautiful illustrations, Tanu is all geared up to slay her fans with her passionate love in 2023 and beyond.
You can follow her on Instagram @author.tanu.grover
Or mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. ARJUN GROVER
Dr. Arjun Grover,BAMS,MD Scholar(Herbal Pharmacology & Materia Medica), Ayurveda Consultant, An Author, A Poet, A Social Activitist. Founder of Health Community- “aayurveda aarogya” & his Talent Community- “कलाकृति”. Presently member of “VIDYA BHARTI POORVA CHATRA PARISHAD,PUNJAB” of AMRITSAR DISTRICT(MADHAV VIDYA NIKETAN) ’.
S/O Sh. Sandeep Grover & Smt. Kanchan Grover. Belongs to Amritsar city.His two published books are- “कुछ अधुरे रिश्ते” “एक अस्तित्व ऐसा भी”.He has worked as co-author for many anthologies. He started writing five years ago. According to him-“Writing is one of the best way to express your unsaid feelings and thoughts.It makes you much stronger and positive”. He is inspired from his parents. He thank his Parents & Friends for supporting for this anthology time to time.You can contact him on his personal IG handle – @dr.grover_15ag & for his creation on his official IG handle- @अल्फाज़– ए- रूह. His OfficialYouTube Channel- DR.ARJUN GROVER.
DR. SHASHWAT JOHRI
Dr. Shashwat Johri is the Young Achiever 2020 Award winner, Best Debut Indian Author 2019-20 & Best Non-Fiction Award Winner 2021-22, an Author Academy Award 2019 nominee, Amazon Bestseller Author, World Record holder & India Book of records holder, CEO SquarePetals Global Media and Director of Operations, EsquireVJ Showcase Dr. Shashwat Johri is a well known name and his digital magazine is reaching worldwide. He is also the influencer for products like Parachute, Maggi, Pilot, One 8 by Virat Kohli, Set Wet, pens , Wow Skin Science, Mama Earth, Mettle, Christopher Choco, Open Secret, Colombian Brew Coffee, and many more. Currently he is also an Certified Instagram Creator.
Dr. Shashwat Johri authored his first book ‘Bikers’ which is a teenage story of four pals who went on a Motorbike tour of Gujarat in India. It is a story with an emotional backdrop, also contains narrative glimpses about the tourist places in the State, also full of humour & thrill to make it interesting read. ‘Bikers’ by Author Shashwat Johri was Amazon Bestseller #2 in the road travel category. ‘Bikers’ got nominated for the international ‘Author Academy Awards 2019’ and also Reader’s Choice Awards. Shashwat Johri has been honoured with The Best Debut Indian Author 2019-20 Award by The Author Pages.
Dr. Shashwat Johri was a youth mentor (Novel Writing Captain) at ‘My Captain’, an IIM Bangalore and NSRCEL incubated company, where he has mentored 100+ students. He got featured on the ‘My Captain’ Wall of Fame.
The SquarePetals Global Webzine was launched in August 2019 has now completed four years of success. Dr. Shashwat Johri is the CEO of SquarePetals, Media & Events company. The monthly digital magazine, SquarePetals Global Webzine is today reaching worldwide and all over India. Renowned international writers are part of the Magazine Editorial Board. The comprehensive e-magazine covers varied fields of value and interest , i.e. Lifestyle, Health & Fitness, Literary Bytes, Top Trends, Experimental Psycology, Vastu Science and Personal Development. SquarePetals Global Webzine is provided platform to many authors/ writers and is aiding in the spread of knowledge and valuable information for a better world. SquarePetals Global Webzine is also available on Amazon and Magzter, the world’s biggest digital magazine platform. Many dignitaries and famous personalities, national and international crown winners are associated with SquarePetals.
SquarePetals Global Media holds the trust of amateurs and achievers as well.
The SquarePetals Online Pageants are contributing towards providing safe growth options to people during pandemic scare and thus bringing smiles during tough phase of life. SquarePetals Global Webzine is showcasing other talents like Art and Photography, Tourist Places and Tech News.
Dr. Shashwat Johri is officiating as the Judge for International Poetry Contest by Pen Vibes literary group. His many significant laurels is a big list, the book ‘Bikers’ authored by him is placed in the curriculum section of Delhi Public School Library at Gandhidham. He has already been featured as ‘Athlete Model of India’ in 2017 on Instagram. Shashwat was a Showstopper at the Colors of Kutch Runway Modelling Show in 2018. He represented his school in the CBSE Clusters for Shotput. One the his greatest laurels achieved is that he is a Winner at the All Gujarat Dance Competition, judged and awarded by Remo D’Souza and Dharmesh sir, the Bollywood Celebrity Choreographers.
Shashwat Johri was the Cultural Committee Member in the student council at Bright Day School CBSE Unit, Vadodara, for two terms.
Dr. Shashwat Johri’s company ‘SquarePetals’ has already ventured into producing short films, Songs available on all top music platforms, Podcasts which are available on Spotify, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Audible, Google Podcast Etc. & animation films with social messages and as the CEO SquarePetals, he has a vision for a better tomorrow for the world through education and enlightenment and he is dedicated towards achieving the goals.
SREE VARSHINI R
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu proudly honors Sree Varshini R, an exceptional MPhil. Scholar at Mother Teresa Women’s University. Her dynamic contributions in promoting Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and producing literature have earned her the esteemed title of SDGs Champion of the Year 2023.
Sree Varshini R is not just a scholar but a passionate advocate for change through the power of literature. With her profound understanding of the written word and its ability to inspire, educate, and transform, she has become an influential figure in promoting quality education and raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals.
As an MPhil. Scholar, Sree Varshini R has dedicated herself to producing literature that addresses important societal issues and promotes sustainable development. Through her writings, she creates a platform for dialogue, empathy, and critical thinking among readers, encouraging them to actively participate in creating a better world.
Sree Varshini R’s recognition as the SDGs Champion of the Year 2023 is a testament to her exceptional contributions in promoting quality education through literature. She believes that literature has the power to ignite change, broaden perspectives, and cultivate empathy. Her work serves as a catalyst for discussions on education, gender equality, inclusivity, and other SDG-related topics.
Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Sree Varshini R actively engages in community outreach programs, literary workshops, and campaigns to promote the importance of education and sustainable development. She recognizes that literature has the ability to reach diverse audiences and is committed to utilizing this medium to inspire positive change.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sree Varshini R on this well-deserved honor. Her passion, literary prowess, and dedication to the Sustainable Development Goals make her a true SDGs Champion. We are confident that her remarkable journey will continue to inspire writers, scholars, and readers alike.
May her recognition as the SDGs Champion of the Year 2023 serve as an inspiration to aspiring writers, advocates, and educators worldwide. Let us celebrate Sree Varshini R’s achievements and the profound impact she has made through literature as we collectively work towards a more inclusive, educated, and sustainable world.
Through her compelling writings, Sree Varshini R exemplifies the power of literature in promoting quality education and sustainable development. Her ability to capture the essence of societal issues and inspire change is a testament to her talent and dedication.
Once again, congratulations to Sree Varshini R on this remarkable achievement. We eagerly anticipate the continued impact she will have on literature, education, and the lives of readers as she continues to inspire change and promote the Sustainable Development Goals through her exceptional work at Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal.
DR. ANITA RAJANI
Dr. Anita Rajani is a PhD in Inner Child IntegrationTherapist and an Author of 2 books. She has also acquired an Honorary Doctorate in Life Coaching from Grace Ladies Global Academy.
She has years of learning different modalities like Hypnotherapy, Past Life regression and Inner Child Integration Therapy. She has more than 10 years of experience as therapist of the same.
She has published her book “Shivshakti – The Continous Continuum” and “Inner voice – A “Collection of Transformational Messages” She has contributed in 7 Anthologies. She has also published a deck of Sai Baba Guidance cards in three languages English, Hindi and Marathi and a deck of Affirmation cards.
She is now working on her next book “The Awakened Sai within you”.
She has won many honorable awards for her commendable work which is recognised worldwide.
Saurabh pant is a visually impaired author who was born on 4th of April 1994, in the beautiful hill station of Nainital in Uttarakhand that is known for its cultural essence and richness.
He grew within a natural habitat that inspired him to be a writing talent, However he had to shift to Dehradun after getting blind and to learn braille and complete his primary education.
Saurabh Pant stayed in touch with nature to inspire his writing during his vacation and learnt assistive technology like screen readers that helped him to grow when he returned to inclusive education during his college which he did from Kirori mal college in DU.
Ever since his first book titled affection Never Dies in 2014, he never looked back, today he is author of 120 works and winner of 9 international awards and also been honoured with Author of Year 2022 finalist by Litfest from NE8X official that shows how far he has come in his journey.
He continues to glow more with hunger to get more efforts and try his best to help his community mates that can make his life more productive by doing such steps.
NARESH KUMAR SAROAY
Naresh Kumar Saroay is a new and an emerging Indian author who entered in the arena of English literature with his debut poetic composition, a wonderful book Reborn. He has a successful career as a faculty of English for more than 15 years. Now a days he is serving in Government Senior Sec. School Garha.He was born in farmer’s family in village Dhaliwal Kadian, Jalandhar, India. His father Mr. Joginder Paul was an Assistant Sub Inspector in agriculture department and a farmer too. Naturally Naresh is a nature lover and down to earth. As a teacher, humanity, love for nature, reflection on life and guidance reflect in his writings through poems like ”A Mistake”, ”Focus”, ”True Beauty”, ”I’m A Child”, ”Tears”. As a thinker he gives the pertinent messages for world peace through the poem ”O Leave It Man, Why Are You Fighting” and he has dedicated this poem to the United Nations Organization, to prevent suicide he informs about the consequences and asks some questions from a suicider who is about to commit suicide through the poem ”The suicider” and he gives a chance to his readers to reflect on all phases of life through the poem ”Treasure” and ”Desires”, he contemplates on the meaning of ”Beauty” and ”True Beauty”, he raises a very important question on obsessive use of gadgets and IT devices through the poem ”Is It Life”, he raises the voice of a deserted girl child through the poem ”A New Born Deserted Girl” and it is his great message to prevent female infanticide. As a motivator he sensitizes the readers not to distract and never be lazy but to focus on their aim through the poem ”Focus”. He motivates them to move ahead through the poem ”When You Move One Step”. He relates those tough times moments during which almost everyone feels down and alone through the poem ”This World Seems So Deceitful” and ”Whenever I’m Sad”. He, as a friend and a motivator, doesn’t leave but is there through the poems like ”Oh God! Bless Me To Rise”, ”The Power Of Choice”, ”Learning M Must Be A Habit”, ”Spare A Day” , ”Salvation” , ”That’s Me” and ”Reborn”. Some lines, which I can’t help to quote, from the above mentioned poems:
”Your soul dies the day
When you forget your goal”
”Witness man become the most sinful creature,
Destroys Mother Nature and acts like a preacher.”
Dr. John Giftah is a Top-ranking Podcaster / Bestselling Author / Award-winning Inspirational Speaker / World-Record Holder / YouTuber / Aerospace Engineer and Founder of John Giftah International. He is an inspirational voice to multitudes around the world as he speaks through virtual and LIVE speaking engagements in conferences, podcasts, television, schools, corporates, colleges, personality-development programs, churches and various other forums.
Apart from his first book, “Who Am I?” – a book on our identity and value, his recent bestseller “Unveil Your Purpose” became a #1 New Release on Amazon in India and takes its readers on a quest to discover their purpose and to start walking in it.
He hosts “Fuel for the Soul with John Giftah”, a DAILY podcast which primarily ranks as #1 Christian podcast in India and trends around the world. Apart from short solo episodes, he also has interview episodes and has hosted several world-renowned guests including Hollywood/Disney Actress Gabriella Graves, Mark Angel Comedy’s lead Actor Baze 10, Holly Starr, Stella Ramola Dhinakaran and Samuel Dhinakaran.
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Mayaa SH also known as Mayaa Devi, Mayaa Tai, Mayaa Di,Mayaa Audio SH, Pushpa ‘The Fire’ , Padma Of The East, Lady Robin Hood , MS Dhoni Of Writing and Lady Gandhi is a known name in Contemporary Literature .She is a Multi-National Award Winner , a seven times a World Record Holder, An Artist, a Podcaster, a Record Chart Topping International Fastest Anthology Co-Authoress and has been chosen as number 1 The Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022 by Cherry Book Awards for making valuable contribution to Contemporary Indian Literature. She has Won In Memorable Performance in the category termed as ‘Other than English write ups “ for her appreciation of hard work , creativity and dedication in Grand Christmas Competition 2.0 which has been a world record event of the largest creative event hosted online with more than 1000+participants . Mayaa SH is a Women Empowerment Culturist and a gender equality exponent to position and contextualize her work within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
She has depicted gender inclusivity and equality through her certifications from the United Nations and powerful writings on Feminism, Gender Equality, Transforming Vision Into Action: Transmogrification on Transgender Community and Mental Health Awareness Topics. Her work depicts the identity, economic and social freedom of many .She has co-authored more than hundred and fifty plus anthologies with nine solo books and has been aligned with more than 85 publication houses.She has been featured in several magazines and women oriented like Tejaswi -The Imperishable on Women Power and Honour including few international magazines. Her first poem “The Candle In The Wind” made her win an Award at the National Level. She navigates many women through stress by deploying talking as a medium to combat stress and fear.