TDW: IN CONVERSATION WITH: Authors, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Women in Business ...Feb 09, 2022
Harpreet Ahluwalia,CEO @Earthly Creations
Entrepreneur Spotlight: Anita Joseph in conversation with Harpreet Ahluwalia, Founder & CEO, Earthly Creations. She is recipient of several prestigious awards. She won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2021.Harpreet’s Earthly Creations is a socio-economic venture that equips artists with opportunities to generate sustainable employment. Earthly Creations works with potters and rural artisans to enrich their lives, since being in the informal sector makes them vulnerable to many challenges. Over 4,500 + designs in animal+ bird shaped pots are created by potters( 10 woman) in 6 clusters over 8 states pan India, where in a sustainable and scalable livelihood is provided to them. Earthly Creations has changed the way corporate gifting, and employee felicitations are done- where in the aim is Love an animal, gift a plant, now and always. Over 100,000 products are adoring the likes of people who care to make this planet a better way to live in.
Dr. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick
Dr. Paramita Mukherjee Mullick is a scientist, a national scholar transformed into an internationally acclaimed, award-winning poet. She has written eight books. Her poems have been translated into 39 languages and widely published in national and international journals and anthologies. Paramita is the President and Initiator of the Mumbai Chapter of the Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library (IPPL). She passionately promotes peace poetry, indigenous poetry, multilingual poetry and global poetry. She promotes fusion of poetry with other performing arts and uses poetry to promote awareness of climate change and conservation. Apart from numerous awards from Indian Literary concerns she has been blessed with the Gold Rose Award from MS Productions, Buenos Aires, Argentina for promotion of Literature and Culture. Paramita is also the Cultural Convenor and Literary Coordinator (West India) of the International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (ISISAR).
Padma Shri Anup Jalota sang an English song for the first time in his career based on Paramita’s poem “Love Grows”. A video of the same name with her recitation and Anup ji’s song was released by Tips-Volume in You Tube in February this year. It is trending now. It featured paramita as a Perfect Woman in the May issue of a magazine of the same name. A few days back Paramita was one of the recipients of the prestigious Panorama International Literature Award 2022, given by the World Capital Foundation, Greece.
David Leo Sirois
David Leo Sirois is a Canadian-American poet published 120 times, in 17 countries. His work has/will be translated into 12 languages (Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, French, German, Czech, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Chinese, Turkish, & Doric). He hosts Spoken World Online, the Zoom continuation of SpokenWord Paris. His first collection is called Humbledoves (poems to pigeons & plants). He won Third Prize in Winning Writers' Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, & his poetry has appeared in journals such as The Bombay Review, The Poetry Village, One Hand Clapping, Indian Periodical, The Sunday Tribune Online, THE BASTILLE, & Terre à Cièl (which also published his translations from the French). David is often featured at global events, such as the Panorama International Literature Festival, & 100 Thousand Poets for Change, as well as in many international podcasts & interviews. He is also a singer/songwriter, radio DJ, & a film/TV/theater actor. He is currently submitting 5 finished manuscripts for publication, & writing several more.
Humbledoves (poems to pigeons & plants) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1777437911/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_AVDE5BNMAQ55AH9CAERC
"I Hear the Bank of America Singing"
Current radio single, from my music page: "Everything Changes"
Virtual Coffee tip jar ($3)
Humbledoves (poems to Pigeons & plants)
Anson is a former Indian customs official and a sportsman of great repute. He is a social reformer too. Based in Mumbai, Anson is known for his social work in the area of anti-human trafficking and is the voice of thousands of girls and women who have been rescued and rehabilitated from the red light areas of Mumbai. His mission is to turn all Red Light areas into Green Light areas and ensure the rights and dignity of women. Recently, his efforts have been made into a movie Pledge to Protect, which is receiving rave reviews and attracting considerable international attention.
people can watch this movie by going to GOOGLE PLAY STORE and download ARK7ONE and watch PLEDGE TO PROTECT movie.
Following is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arksevenone
Jayashree is an enthusiastic person with a zest for life and passion for writing. She loves recreating new dishes. Besides recipes, she also writes poems and articles. A few of her poems are published in anthologies. She has published four four books and they are available on Amazon. Her poems have been published in different publications and she has started YouTube channel recently called "Jayashree T Rao"
Soulful Melodies: ( A collection of poems)
South Indian Breakfast: Cooking simplified
30 Tasty Dal Recipes,
Breadbasket: Indian flat breads simplified,
Jennifer M. Garnatz
Jennifer Garnatz, a prolific writer and a keen observer of life. She believes that her purpose on earth is to help those less fortunate than herself – even if it’s only just with a sandwich or words of comfort to someone distraught.
In her own words: “The first 20 years of my life, I grew up with only God to “talk” to when I was home, accepting this forced solitude, due to my father's very strict upbringing: “Burying” myself in reading, communicating with God, listening to music, and doing creative writing brought me a certain amount of inner peace. I’d already filled a few notebooks with song lyrics. The melodies were stored in my brain.”
Jennifer’s is a story of courage and determination; of grit and strength against all odds. Let’s listen to the story from the person herself.
Title: Romantically Erotic Deadly Spiritual Society
Jennifer M. Garnatz
Dr Deena Padayachee
Dr Deena Padayachee, who is a medical doctor, a graduate of Natal University in South Africa and the recipient of the Olive Schreiner and Nadine Gordimer prizes for prose.
Dr Deena’s poems have been published in India, the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and South Africa. In particular, his book of liberation poems, 'A Voice From The Cauldron' was published during Apartheid in 1986. Some of his works have even been translated into languages such as Xhoza, Zulu, Tamil, Hindi and Italian.
Dr Deena is also a regular speaker at literary conferences in leading universities in Germany, India, Denmark, Mauritius, US and South Africa.
Varalika Mishra: journalist & poet
In Conversation with Varalika Mishra: Journalist, author and poet. Recently published a collection of poems "Shanti Panna: Rooh ki Awaaz - Voice of the Soul".
Varalika Mishra is a journalist who’s worked with leading publications like the Hindu and Hindustan Times. She’s a mental health advocate and founder of Your Story Is Important, an initiative on mental health. She’s a also a writer and her Shanti Panna, is a collection of poems published in April 2021 by Notion Press.
Her passion towards poetry started while she was in school. She pursued her bachelor’s and master’s in Political Science from University of Delhi – Miranda House and Hindu College. Shanti Panna is an amalgamation of her lucid world through which she intends to create a space where societal norms are challenged and peace is created.
Dr. Roopali Sircar Gaur, poet and social justice activist
Dr Roopali Sircar Gaur, retired professor of English Literature, Delhi University. She’s also a poet, travel writer and social justice activist. She comes from a military family-her father was in the military, her husband,a verteran soldier, and writes poems about soldiers and war related themes.
In conversation with Dr. Roopali Sircar Gaur, poet and social justice activist
Dr Roopali Sircar Gaur, retired professor of English Literature, Delhi University. She’s also a poet, travel writer and social justice activist. She comes from a military family-her father was in the military, her husband,a verteran soldier, and writes poems about soldiers and war related themes. Passionate about creating opportunities in education and employment for those left behind. She is the Founder President of YUVATI, a nonprofit organisation working for adolescent girls and boys across India. Sircar Gaur also works with children from underserved communities through "Mera Kitab Ghar", the Backyard Book Club she established as a pop-up book club. The book club offers reading, learning, peer interaction and play opportunities for children of all ages. An avid gardener, composter, recycler and re-user, she finds poetry and humour in the smallest things around her. Bringing together the poets in this volume has been a labour of love as well as a personal dream come true. Sircar Gaur retired as an Associate Professor from the Department of English at Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College, where she was tenured at the age of twenty. She has authored several books.
In Conversation: Dr. Molly Joseph, poet and author
Dr. Molly Joseph is a Professor, Poet from Kerala, who writes Travelogues, Short stories and Story books for children. She has published fourteen books,12 Books of poems, a novel and a Story book for Children. She has won several accolades which include India Women Achiever’s Award 2020. She believes in the power of the word and writes boldly on matters that deal with the contemporary..........She is a bilingual writer, writes Travelogues, Poems and Short Stories (for children also); has published 15 Books which include 13 Books of Poems.
Anita Joseph talks to Prof. Khyrunnisa A
Khyrunnisa A. is a former professor of English and a full-time writer. She has written several books for older kids-in fact, she’s creator of the much-loved comic character Butterfingers. She also wrote the Butterfingers series for Penguin Random House. Her first book for adults came out in 2019, called Tongue in Cheek-the funny side of life. It is published by Westland publications and is now available on Amazon.
In Conversation with Rev Valsan Thampu about his new book BEYOND RELIGION: Imaging A New Humanity
BEYOND RELIGION: Imaging A New Humanity
Rev Valsan Thampu
· Publisher : Pippa Rann Books and Media (25 December 2021)
· Language : English
· Paperback : 380 pages
· ISBN-10 : 1913738086
· ISBN-13 : 978-1913738082
· Item Weight : 480 g
· Dimensions : 15.3 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
About the Author
For over three decades, Valson Thampu has been a voice of reason on issues of national importance in India, covering education, politics, religion and culture. Prize-winning translations from Malayalam are among his books. Commencing his life of public service as a member of the faculty in St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, he served as its Principal from 2008 – 2016. During this time, his interests grew, blossomed and covered the Indian sub-continent, a process of growth in which he followed the footsteps of an illustrious predecessor, C. F. Andrews, who was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Gurudev Tagore.
In times of true spiritual awakening, Religion & Spirituality are the same. But in times of decay, they become exactly the opposite, and that’s the strange thing about it.
The main difference I find between the religious sector and the secular sector, is that whereas accountability is nil in the religious sector, in the secular or political sphere, you have to be accountable, and it is an obvious thing that where there is no accountability, people lose their sense of balance….
The corruption of religion began when reason was exiled from religion….
Religions vary in their capacity for tolerance or penchant for intolerance, up to a point….
Today, there is an unprecedented faith in the justness and efficacy of violence. Which means that the old faith in dialogues, debates, persuasion, tolerance and liberal culture-everything goes out. This indicates that faith in violence is creeping like cancer, in our society.
It is impossible to reform a religion from within. There is absolutely no example in history, of a religion having been reformed.
Omicron: the Covid variant called Omicron,
Landing that dream job
More tips to secure that dream job....
The job hunt
It is the age of agony, it’s the age of uncertainty, it’s the age of ups and downs, its an age when we’re not too sure of what’s happening around us, or what’s ahead. So it’s time to bring back the age-old aunt, the one we turn to in agony, the one who sees us through those trying times.
So, what does agony aunt have for us today?