World Haiku Series 2019 (19)
Haiku by Ajaya Mahala
no time to discuss
an old love
Frogpond 38.3 , the Autumn issue, 2015
night of elopement
the escort moon avoids
The 20th Mainichi Haiku Contest
mosquito wings –
the colour of evening
First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2014
蚊 の羽 ー
bird song –
an incomplete sentence
Tiny words Issue 14.1 – 15 May 2014
a million cicada songs
in the withered bark
Fourth Place, European Quarterly Kukai #9 – Spring 2015 Edition
I sabotage the moon
with a stone
Frogpond 37.2 ,2014
sits on my shoulder
I become a stump
2nd position in Diogen Best Autumn Haiku, 2013
a spider web holds together
the swaying bamboos
Winning entry, Indian Kukai #13, September 2015
the shrill cry of the parrot
from the cage
WA Poets Inc.
Issue #36 Haiku
Haiku Selectors: Coral Carter, Rose van Son, Gary De Piazzi
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Ajaya Mahala is into poetry, story writing in both Odia and English. He specialises in haiku, a short form poetry with a style of Japanese origin.
Photography is also his pastime.
He did his graduation in Economics from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and pursued post-graduate study in Economics in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
He is in employment with the Government of India as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax.
After his introduction to haiku in 2013, he won all major world kukai in a single year, 2014.
His haiku have been published in several leading haiku journals. He has been selected as one of the contributing writers for spring/summer issues (17th Cycle) of Daily Haiku, a much acclaimed international haiku journal.
He has to his credit several international haiku awards as under:
‘Haiku Master of the month’ by NHK World TV – a haiku programme in the national TV of Japan.
One among 8 Honorable Mentions ITO EN Oi ocha New Haiku Contest 2016 and won cash prize of ¥50000.
Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2016.
20th Mainichi Haiku Contest in 2016
Romanian Revista haiku contest.(2016 and 2017 editions)
International competition for haiku on the theme: Blood Donation organized by the Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Petrova 3, Zagreb, Croatia.
3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014
Kusumakara International Haiku contest 2017.
He has played an active role in organizing Triveni, the World Haiku Utsav 2016 at Pune.
Poems and Stories: He is a regular contributor of poems and stories in Odia to magazines.
Haiku Books in Odia
1. “ଘୁଞ୍ଚୁ ନ ଥିବା ଜହ୍ନ” (The Unmoving Moon)(A book of Haiku poetry in Odia(2018)
Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemption)
Room No. 304, 3rd Floor, Kailash Heights
Gandhi Nagar Mod,
Lal Kothi, Tonk Road
mob : 8668828968