Ipsita describes herself as a student of the myriad experiences that life holds out and believes that there is never any stop to learning. She is a “people’s person” and relishes connecting with a variety of lives. A quintessential Indian who rejoices in the diversity of the nation, a global citizen as the world gets smaller with the onslaught of virtual reality, and a passionate Calcuttan with all the pleasures and pains associated with this incredible city of woes and wows.
A student of Modern High School for Girls, Ipsita graduated from Presidency College( now University) with Political Science Honours and then did her Post Graduation in International Relations from Jadavpur University.
She then had a 20 year career in the corporate world, of which the first five were with telecom and logistics and the next fifteen with luxury hotels like Oberoi Hotels, ITC Hotels and the Marriott group of Hotels. Post her stint as part of the Executive Committee of the as Director Sales & Marketing of the JW Marriott Kolkata, she has now embarked into the Entrepreneurial world.
A compulsive writer she started scribbling her emotions at the back of a notebook or on a tissue paper. She was soon initiated into poetry groups and began contributing to e magazines like Learning and Creativity, Different Truths, Tuck Magazine, Open Poetry Archive, Kaafiya etc
Ipsita has coedited an e-anthology on Bonded Labour for Different Truths. Her poems have been published in several anthologies like LifeNama. Rhythm Divine Anthology, Cloudburst: A Womanly Deluge, and Muffled Moans .
Ipsita debuted with her solo compilation of poems with” Of Love, Longing and Random Pondering” which was launched in the Kolkata Book Fair 2017 and is available for Sale on Amazon.in, samparkglobal.in and in select stores all over the city.
She has recently acted as one of the leading actors in the unique Poetry Film Kolkata Cocktail which also showcases her poetry
Her other passion is Travel. Being part of the Travel Tourism industry for 15 years, Ipsita has combined her passion for Travel, Writing and her work experience and evolved into a Travel Columnist writing especially on Heritage destinations. Her travel writings have been extensively published by Get Bengal and Window on Travel.