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Introducing myself and my journal: Musings from my life

About Me:
I have been a journalist for over a decade.
In the last seven years, I have been keen on writing about development and environmental issues.
I have written various stories on agriculture, travel, birds, climate change, conservation, water, to name some.
The thought more came from a thinking since childhood on how the world would be if there were no forests or nature.

I love bird watching and it gives me a lot of peace of mind and happiness. I have penned a small book on watching birds in backyard and I hope and wish enthusiastic bird lovers would do this as well!

I also collaborate and network with a host of people interested in reaching out to create awareness and education on environment to children. I engaged in an environmental awareness and education programme in 2013 with Sanctuary Asia by screening a film Save our Sholas to 11,000 school children across 19 schools in Chennai. I also took the children for an education programme to the Madras Crocodile Bank.

In 2013, I was a South Asia Climate Change Reporting Fellow of the DW Akademie, Germany.
This year, in 2014, I was one of the participants who attended the journalists workshop on water and energy at UN University Tokyo.
I have travelled a lot to rural India to witness how technology is impacting a change in the lives of people, not just economically, but socially as well.
I love writing stories that are more on the ground community than higher level policy planning.

I love writing and dabble in creative writing. I have published a few short stories and travel stories in books.

My Passions:
Writing, Stitching, Travelling, Music, Reading, Bird Watching

My Challenges:
To bring people together for solution oriented goals on forest protection

My Vision for the Future:
To see a greener world

My Areas of Expertise:
writing, journalism, interviewing, public speaking, working at grassroot

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kellyannaustin's picture

Women Weave the Web Campaign

Sharadawrites,

I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. And your travel to rural India might be a perfect subject! Or perhaps you have something better in mind? You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/about/blog/announcing-the-digital-literacy-phase-o.... It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

· Being selected to represent World Pulse at influential international forums. This is your chance to meet key players and make your voice count!

· Connecting and building relationships with grassroots women leaders around the world. Be part of a community of thousands of women speaking out on this issue!

· Exploring and sharing resources for your work on our Campaign Resources page. Find support for your initiatives from funding to volunteers and supporters!

· Getting your voice heard on a global scale! World Pulse will analyze and collate your stories to deliver recommendations to influencers and decision makers on a global scale.

· Getting visibility and support for your work. Your story could be featured on our site, included in an e-magazine, or even published by well-known media outlets!

And the 2014 Lynn Syms Prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. The prize will include a $20,000 monetary prize to be paid out over two years to support her community based work, a feature profile on WorldPulse.com, and an all-expense paid trip to speak her message in New York City. You can find more on the website, http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/www-women-weave-the-web-campaign-prizes

I hope you'll participate!

Wishing you peace,

Kelly

Y's picture

Welcome to World Pulse,

Welcome to World Pulse, Sharada.
Your many talents are a gift to all of us seeking to improve access to the voices of the, until now, unheard across the globe.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

Blessings.
Yvette

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