Dr. Adyasha Das, an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM) Bhubaneswar, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is a contemporary writer and travel blogger from Odisha known for her insightful and colourful portrayals of life. Suffused with sensitivity, she uses words and imagery with an uninhibited freedom, modulated with quality. An Amazon best-selling author, her stories have a rare psychological insight and are at the same time reflective, sensuous and elegant in their observations. She is the author of poetry collections Anuchharita (Odia), Nemesis, Brass Flowers & The Yogini Poems: Love and Life (English), apart from academic and non-fiction books.
Her major academic publications are in the areas of heritage and cultural tourism, human resource management and tourism, and the psychology of tourist behaviour. . Suffused with sensitivity, she uses words and imagery with an uninhibited freedom, modulated with quality. She has received the Shriram Travel Grant and the “Akshar Writer in Residence” (hosted by Sahitya Akademi and Goethe Foundation, Germany). She is an avid researcher and has presented papers in several universities abroad, like UET ,Italia, Palermo, Lyceum, Phillipines University, Manila, University of Sri Lanka, ETH Zurich, San Antonio University, USA, Seattle, and several other European universities apart from India. She has addressed the students at Singapore Human Resources Institute, Sunrice Global Chef Academy Singapore, STP Bandung, Indonesia to name a few.