Dr Prashant Kumar Panda passed M.A. in English from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, did M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Berhampur University in the year 1992 and 1998 respectively. After teaching in colleges of Odisha, he joined Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi in Aug 2002. He has two books of poetry- ‘Confused Confessions’ (1987) and ‘Blue Prints of Retrospection’ (2008). He can be contacted at email@example.com.