Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Padmini Natarajan

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Padmini Natarajan calls herself Dame Quixote for she is forever tilting at windmills! A storyteller, poet, columnist, blogger, editor and journalist, she has specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. She has worked for over 15 years as Part-time Language Editor and Writer of manuals, curriculum textbooks and other material with an E-education organization, EZVidya/Chrysalis that is aimed at empowering Teachers, Students and Parents. She taught Vedic Heritage at Kalavardini to children from the ages of 3 to 14 and written and directed skits and plays. She won the Gourmand Special Jury Award in Paris in 2009 as co-author of ‘Classic Tamil Brahmin Cuisine’. Her book of short stories - ‘Crossroads: Stories from South Indian Lives’ - has good reviews on Amazon. Padmini has been concerned with paying it forward with her involvement in organizations like Sneha, a suicide prevention NGO, Canstop, Cancer Support group and many women’s organizations. Her other passion was acting, on stage, TV and screen. She is a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff, a music maniac who listens to Golden Oldies and has a strong Facebook presence. Nowadays she is an armchair activist and world traveler from the safety of her home. Quite the hypochondriac, she is exploring spiritual enlightenment through Vedanta and loves to spout philosophical thoughts to unwary audiences.

The Lady of Jams

She started to ‘spread’ the goodness of her homemade jams and pickles to friends. Soon, she was deluged by demand for her products and...

Pranic Healing – A Bridge to Spirituality

Pranic healing, an alternative healing solution, uses prana (energy) to cure ailments by manipulating the body’s energy fields. Sangeetha Prabhakar, 50, is a Chennai-based...

Neem – A Bitter Cure

The neem tree is called sarva roga nivarini (a cure for all diseases) in Ayurveda. It has amazing medicinal properties. It is the season when...

Hacks for Women to Juggle Home and Work

Life for women is like a rubber band that stretches between home and work, often twanging painfully, even breaking at times. How can women...

Developing Good Interpersonal Skills

Developing Good Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal skills are all about your relationships with people. These skills are an indicator of your ability to mix with people...

The Importance of Friendship

The Importance of Friendship Good friends are rare and far between. Be a good friend to get good friends!! When you read ancient texts from any...

How to Be a Good Friend

How to Be a Good Friend Friends are not easy to come by…and a good friend is like a precious gem, to keep and to...

Waste Not, Want Not!

Stop Wasting Food sign with a forest background
Waste Not, Want Not! Presenting 10 ways to avoid wasting food… It’s a value dinned in to us by grandmas and teachers—waste not, want not, especially...

Yoga for Insomnia

Yoga for Insomnia Sleepless, tossing and turning, counting sheep, reciting multiplication tables and poetry and still awake like the proverbial owl? You can turn to...

How to Be a Gracious Host

How to Be a Gracious Host Is ‘etiquette’ a word that has disappeared with the Victorian and 20th century way of life? Read on...