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Introducing myself and my journal: Violet Voices

About Me:
I work as a consultant with a highly reputed consulting firm in the Indian city of Bangalore. I work in the Women and Child Development space, though I also do work in education and healthcare. This is because I am fortunate to work in one of the few consulting firms in India with an active practice in the social sector.

Some of the more interesting work I have done has involved conducting an analysis of the situation of women in the Indian state of Karnataka on various socio-economic parameters, identifying the key issues based on this analysis, and holding stakeholder workshops to come out with a number of strategies that the government needs to undertake to address these issues. Since this project was commissioned by the government, a number of these strategies have now been converted into policies that are to be implemented across the state.

I am currently working on a project to improve the services provided by the Women and Child Welfare Department in the Indian state of Karnataka to women and children in the state. I am also on a project which surveys the Mid-day Meal Scheme (a programme which provides free nutrituous meals to all children studying in government schools) in the state.

I love to read, and am an incorrigible book worm. I end up being drawn towards Asian fiction, or literature written by women from across the world. But I am now in the process of discovering non Asian, non-male writers, and only now do I realise what I have missed up ignoring Terry Prachett, John Updike and Philip Roth all these years!

I also love cinema. India has a thriving film industry and I watch a number of Hindi and Telugu films every year, both mainstream cinema (which is largely commercial in India) and the more offbeat variety. I also try to catch as many foreign language films as I possibly can, with a partiality to French cinema. I am also a big fan of Japanese anime (not manga as much as the Studio Ghibli range).

My greatest passion is to travel. My dream is to travel across the world. I have travelled through most of Europe, and have also visited a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. For this year, Russia and Latin America are competing for my attention!

I think of myself as a global citizen. At the same time, being a woman, and being an Indian are an integral part of my identity.

My Passions:
Travel, Reading, Cinema


Corine Milano's picture

Indie Girl, how wonderful to

Indie Girl, how wonderful to meet you! I loved reading your profile and learning more about you. I too love books from women around the world (have you checked out our Arts section?, traveling (India is on my list!!!), and working in the field of women's rights.

I'd like to invite you to join a discussion that's taking place in the PulseWire group "Hope in Kashmir: Sharing Our Stories." World Pulse is inviting Indian, Pakistani, and Kashmiri women and men to come together to share their stories to foster understanding about one of the world's longest-running conflict. Perhaps you have something to add? Your own story about growing up in India and your perspectives on Kashmir? The story of a friend who is Kashmiri? Your thoughts on the conflict? Your thoughts on dialogue? Your ideas for a way forward? It's a complex issue and we hope to foster understanding by providing a safe space for cross-border collaboration.

I do hope you will join, and that you will also continue updating your PulseWire journal. I really look forward to reading of your travel adventures, the books you are currently reading, your work in Kanataka, and your adventures in French cinema. Have you seen Amelie, by chance?

All the best to you and I look forward to getting to know you more!

Corine Milano's picture

The link to the Kashmir group

The link to the Kashmir group is here, by the way:

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