Shahina, born and brought up in the beautiful valley of Kashmir, Srinagar, did her schooling from Presentation Covent School, Srinagar and then left for Russia for higher studies. She did her Bachelors, Masters and then Ph.d in Russian Language and Literature from Patrice Lumumba Friendship University, Moscow, Russia. While doing Ph.d , she started working in a Swiss Trading company in Moscow as the Manager of the company. She did computer designing courses also from Moscow and is presently working as a Freelance Graphic and Jewelry Designer, Illustrator and Writer. She has written a series of story books for children with the same characters named as 1, 2, 3 but in different situations and circumstances. While reading her story books, children gain knowledge as well. She has following published works:
1. “The Adventures of 1, 2, 3 in the Cyber world”
2. “The Space Odyssey of 1, 2, 3”
3. “1, 2, 3 in the Land of Pharaohs”
4. “My First 501 verbs in pictures”
5. “Mysteries of the Outer World” An encyclopedia on space for children.
1. 1001 Q & A – Encyclopedia for children
2. The Zero Day – Fiction
3. 1, 2, 3 plus 1 in the Land Of Wisdom.
Her book “Aakash – A Ray of Hope and other stories” is a collection of short stories. She has put together her own experiences in life and presented the collection in the form of short stories for children. She has also contributed her Haiku poems in the Taj Mahal Review Vol 10 No: 2 Dec 2011.Her personal website: www.shahinasgallery.com