Monday, April 22, 2019
Authors Posts by Shonali Chenzira

Shonali Chenzira

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An ambidextrous thinker, I am nourished by the arts and activism. Passion keeps me on my feet, moving, and living as (comfortably) close to the edge as is possible. From performing gypsy street theater to organizing music festivals, creative activism to travel writing, wildlife exploration and more recently developing an all-India module to teach snake safety – I have evolved with every experience. I believe, fully, in the power of the pen and pursue writing that shapes perspective and builds awareness on essential issues (that we can directly effect, and are directly affected by). I also believe, fully, that precise punctuation, good grammar, (un)avoidable alliterations and a bulletproof humor go a long way. I travel to stay sane, stalk birds in their natural habitat for fun, carefully avoid routine and have been known to burst into song, in good rhyme but for no reason. I am a dreamer and a do-er, a poet and a planner. Writing is the only way I know to understand.

Snakes – Our Servile Serpent Friends

Snakes – Our Servile Serpent Friends For as long as we have existed, humans and snakes have lived alongside each other. What’s ironic is that...

Hacks for a Bird-Friendly Garden

Hacks for a Bird-Friendly Garden Unplanned urbanization means there is less habitat for non-human species. Disappearing lakes have withdrawn a once-open invitation to migratory birds,...

E-waste – Cut it Out!

E-waste – Cut it Out! “E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in developed as well as in developing countries, generating up to...

India’s Best Beaches

India’s Best Beaches India dazzles with a hundred thousand colors and is truly a world within a world within herself. Our vast sub-continent is a...

Old-School Essentials for the Modern-Day Trek

Old-School Essentials for the Modern-Day-Trek Trekking is becoming increasingly popular and many adventurous souls love to take off on hikes during weekends or holidays Planning to...

Recycle Part 1 – Less is More

Less is More (Recycling 1) When a branch withers, it falls off the tree, onto the ground and goes back to enrich the soil from which...

Turmeric – India’s Super Herb

Turmeric: India’s Super Herb! Turmeric, locally known as ‘haldi’ or ‘manja’, is intrinsic to India and today, modern medicine is discovering its many benefits The...

Ten Reasons Why Indoor Plants Are Good for You

Ten Reasons Why Indoor Plants Are Good for You Life indoors is cushy and luxurious, protecting us from ever-present danger – but the reality is...

Celebrate but Don’t Pollute

Celebrate but Don’t Pollute Deepavali (or Diwali) literally means ‘row of lamps’, lit to ward off the shadows of evil. That is the true essence...

Fishy Love – And the Perks of the Under(water) World

I bet you visit the aquarium on holidays, and most of us do to learn or just have fun. But could you have imagined...