“In the hustle of life, we often find ourselves taking unexpected paths. My journey has been no exception. Armed with dreams of a bustling career in business in New York, fate led me to a different road – to Chennai, where my family’s roots ran deep in agriculture-based business.
It wasn’t what I had planned, but destiny had its script for me. I embraced the change, diving headfirst into my family’s legacy. Yet, life had more surprises in store. Marriage and the arrival of two wonderful children turned my world on its axis, tossing me into the whirlwind of parenthood in 2014.
Amidst the chaos and beauty of raising a family, I found solace in writing. What started as a personal outlet soon transformed into an inspiration for others. Encouraged by friends, I ventured to take my writings publicly, sharing my experiences as a parent. This endeavor birthed my parenting blog, a platform advocating the acceptance of life’s phases. Little did I know, this was the inception of a remarkable journey.
My passion for storytelling led me to craft and compile my first book, ‘Life during Covid 19,’ a narrative woven from the threads of shared human emotions and experiences during unprecedented times.
I strongly believe that life can be fulfilling and meaningful if we take the time to be our authentic selves, and forge connections that help us become better versions of ourselves. We learn best from each other and our experiences.
Inspired by the resilience of individuals, I sought to amplify unheard voices. Collecting stories became a mission – 62 inspiring stories found their place in my book, spanning unsung heroes, educators, doctors, and more, revealing the tapestry of human fortitude during the pandemic.
‘Navigating Covid-19’, the second book compiled in collaboration with Dr Sonali Santhanam, chronicled 35 more stories, and delved deeper into the essence of human connections.
Beyond writing, teaching became a part of my journey for a short while, aligning with my belief in the power of nurturing young minds.
Today, I stand as the founder of ‘The Voices of Chennai’ and co-founder of ‘The Giving Trees India’. My message echoes loud and clear – speak up, for voices wield the power to spark change.
To the next generation: embrace your voice, for it holds immeasurable strength. You are poised to make a difference and create a better world!”