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Sharada Balasubramanian

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
My Languages: 
Tamil, English, Hindi, Gujarati

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