May 2017 Participants.
- Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession
- Executive Director and CFO in Dun & Bradstreet Technologies
- Independent Director in IFB Industries Ltd.
- Grateful for the professional awards and recognitions
- Daughter, wife, mother and friend to near and dear
- Olympic level triathlete in fitness
- Speaker in several forums, educational institutions, etc.
- Creative thinker seeking solutions
- Spiritualist in thoughts
- Enthusiastic traveler
- Artist at heart
- Admirer of nature
- Visualist in perception
- Open to new learnings
- Explorer of life
Who is in pursuit of contributing and creating value to society at large.
I am a good human being with instinctive passion.. it has been four decades since I was born but wouldn’t complete my statement by saying “ …and I always wanted to WRITE A BOOK” like our filmy stars…
Coming from an humble background I think I had the courage to achieve what I am today…. Yes I did struggle my way up in the corporate side and luck was on my side too I guess… I was the first engineer in all my extended families…. I was the first one to travel abroad… I was the first one to buy a property… I was the first one to jump into enterprise business… and may be the first one to write a book!!!!!
I am married with two daughters and my mom. I have an elder brother and sister and 1 BIL and SIL….
I live in chennai, sholinganallur…
Dr. Subramani Ramakrishnan (SUBBU)
With an IT major for the last 20 years. I love to explore new ideas and dreams.
Being in public domain and connecting with new people is my passion.
That is when I realized that, I must pursue my dream to author a book.
Though, I am not a qualified writer, but my dream to pursue as writer is to enrich the lives of those who will read my book.
I am looking forward from this workshop, to becoming a writer and not just someone who writes….
2016 book authoring workshop participants.
I am co-founder of KelpHR, Specializing on the prevention of sexual harassment Act for the corporates, I do trainings around
this topic and other soft skill programs. As a strong feminist, my strengths are project management. Passionate about travelling around the world to know
about the local food and culture. Badminton and Dance are my other passion that I am pursuing. I am not a great writer and have always been at awe at the
writing skills of others. Book Authoring was never in my bucket list until I attended Kiruba’s session by chance. His 2 cents on how books help with the
credibility of person and the point that it just takes 2 minutes to choose a topic to author got my hooked on to it. As I begin this exercise, I realise that
the process helps bring more clarity to my own thoughts, strengths and what I want to do and can do better.
I am Ashok Mimani, age 60 years, but still young at heart. I am a very positive person and believe that there is some
positive learning from any situation. My motto is ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy’.
I am now an Insurance Advisor with ICICI Prudential for Life Insurance and Max Bupa for Health Insurance.
I love travelling to new places, within India and abroad. I enjoy watching TV, movies, sports, music etc. I have played Cricket, Shuttle, and Table Tennis
for which I was the captain of our College Team.
I have a funny bone (very big), which sometimes also gets me into trouble. I love to spend time with friends and family, joke around and generally enjoy
life. My greatest achievement would be the number of good friends that I have made over the years.
I like to rhyme and have written small 4 liners and 8 liners, mostly for some occasion or other. I would like to understand in this Workshop how I can put
this together as a compilation.
I am a start-up specialist, a parallel entrepreneur and a raconteur.
I head KREA (Healthcare research) and am an angel/social investor in CANDO (BPO by/for the physically challenged) & Ins8, an Agile Idea Validation startup.
Currently working on launching two new startups – in Sales and in Guerrilla marketing.
“Storytelling” is my alternate career that’s taken me across four continents. I speak on agile entrepreneurship, frugal innovation and Guerrilla Outlier
Voluntary work: I am the VP of the Market Research Society of India, Governing Council member of TiE Chennai and a trustee at the Jeevan Blood Bank and Stem
Cell research center.
The “Emerging Leader in Market Research” 4Under40 Award from the American Marketing Association
Leadership Award for contribution to Market Research from the World Marketing Congress
A Finalist in the ESOMAR-Excellence-Award for standards of performance in market research.
Pravin is a “National Geographic Traveler” award winning photographer and loves traveling and networking.
I am Sujitha Arvind, I am a practicing architect from Chennai.I am Cheif Architect and Partner of AA Dezine Studios,Chennai.
I work with my husband Arvind.I have two daughters Jasmitha doing her Economics Honors and Nwetha in her 8th grade.Born in Tiruvalla,Kerala I grew up in
Trichy,BHEL town ship.
After my schooling I joined B.Arch in NITT and then continued my Masters in SAP,Anna University,Chennai.
Started my practice in 1992 while I was studying.I would describe my career as one with steady growth curve and have mostly designed for private clients and
a wide variety of projects from hospitality,institutional,residential,interiors etc.I am known to be a modern architect with a strong understanding of
traditional and vernacular influence.The firm specializes in school designs and has been involved in major school projects in the last 8 years.
Apart form being an architect I am an artist(painting and sketching), and also enjoy writing.It has been my dream to write a book and I have started but have
many hurdles which need to be addressed in the process.
My other acheivements include being a Ultra Hill runner,Marathoner, a long distance cyclist and a trekker.
I just completed a decade with my second love, the IT industry. My first love however blossomed when me and a group of my friends discovered that we could write Tamil poems when at school. That discovery kindled the love for creativity in me. Since then I try to be creative in whatever I do. While introspecting not long ago, I discovered that whatever I excelled upon was what I had a passion for. So here I am now, raring to bring out my first book. Check out my picture to know how I look in the eyes of the most beautiful photographer in my world.
I am T.G.Sekhar. I am a person who loves to explore new things in my life. I am currently working in CAMS as Assistant General Manager. I love to spend time with Family. I like movies, a hater of piracy. I entertain my children with interesting stories and also a person who likes to share knowledge, which made me think “Why not to write a book?” so I was interested to attend this workshop hoping to understand myself on the fields I’m strong and the fields that I have to improve. I’m eager and looking forward to this workshop.
KCN Realty was started in the year 2012, founded by Mr. Krishna Chandra Nayak. Krishna Chandra Nayak has been a buying and
selling consultant who helps his clients choose the right kind of property with clear titles. Graduated in B.com, Krishna Chandra Nayak has 5 successful
years of Experience in realty and believes in the mantra of providing only right information to the clients.
KCN Realty was started with the belief of transforming living style of individuals in Chennai. We provide reliable REALTY solutions which makes people
wealthy & feel good. We support and advice our clients for smart investments and believe in 100% customer satisfaction. We guide our customers in investing
in their dream home and live with pride.
My work-life had been in the field of Insurance. In 2015, forayed into Professional Insurance Consultancy. Currently,
associated with Bharat Re-Insurance as CFO & SVP (Reinsurance).
Since schooling, nurtured fascination for reading and writing. During my college days, enrolled on a professional Journalism Course, which widened my reading
plane and also necessitated producing 200 words on a variety of subjects, almost on a daily basis. This faculty went dormant for about 25 years, only to be
revived through TIE and Kiruba– hope I would be able to pick enough wood from this association to keep alive my fire till I exist.
I’m Kokila . I’m sixteen years old . I am in the eleventh grade. There are a lot of things that I love. I’ll mention some of
them. I love my mother and my dog Cozmo. I love creating and being imaginative. I love art (music, writing and drawings). I love learning science, especially
biology. I love nature and food. I love and support diversity, equality and freedom . I love positivity and I am a realist. I love playing sports. I play
tennis, and I’m currently learning Taekwondo. I draw cartoons, I’m still working towards mastering it. I love to learn new things . I never give up. With the
support and help of my mother, an idea of mine, which is a creative social networking site for kids, was brought to reality. I’m a great listener. I’m
understanding. I do believe that I’m someone the people I love can depend on. I try to be the best that I can be. I strongly respect the ones who get back
up, even after getting pushed down, the oppressed. I wish to write stories, to express not only myself but also those who do not have the strength or voice
to do so. My mind constantly creates storylines, but unfortunately, I do not have the time to expand or build it up on paper. I hope that, by attending this
workshop, i will be able to enhance my skills as an aspiring writer or storyteller and, perhaps, even be able to learn how to accommodate time or attention
to this art from.
Here are the participants of the previous book authoring workshop.
I am a Certified LIFE Coach, Corporate Trainer and Marketing Consultant. I conduct training on how individuals and businesses
can adapt to the fast changing economic environment and what new skills one needs to succeed in the new age. I see a lot of turbulence and change around me
these days. I intend to stay happy right through this period and empower people to ‘choose’ happiness even in the hardest of times. I know there’s only so
many people I can touch in my lifetime and a book would help me reach large numbers of people around the world!
I was in my second year of college when I had a spark to write a story. I immediately sat down at my computer and typed some
10 odd pages before I got stuck. Since then the desire to write vanished into obscurity and I got busy with the regular stuff that life had to offer. Eight
years have passed and I got the same spark, I again sat in front my computer but only with a strong desire to finish the story this time. I strongly believe
this workshop will help me in this. And yes, I’m Krishnan an IT consultant by profession and a rebellious human at heart. I’m passionate about business,
programming, computers and technology.
I work as a Retail Business Analyst with Amazon and the Founder Chief Editor Shoutthoughts.com. In addition to this, I love
being a blogger, short story writer, story teller, an aspiring entrepreneur, fitness freak and a learner. I loves to learn and experiment new things. Am
looking at a new path and adding new colors to my career.
A proud mechanical engineer, a novice project manager, a to-be procurement professional, a magazine editor, a failed
successful social entrepreneur, an ‘okay’ second generation entrepreneur, an amateur photographer, a cleantech enthusiast, an avid dreamer, a rebel and, oh
yeah, a mad food lover ! The above accounts to who I am or what I have accomplished. I have always been wanting to add ‘a responsible author’ to the list,
sometime. A very subtle desire. Looks like this subtle desire is on its way to transform into a well endowed accomplishment by March 1, 2014!!
This is Dinesh from Pondicherry, a mechanical engineer by profession and a soft skills trainer. Though the Internet has made
the world a global village, books still play a good role in enriching people’s knowledge. There are books which have changed people’s lives. So, I always
have a special love towards books than the Internet. I love to write about education in the current emerging society and how each and every individual can
contribute to the society’s betterment. It has always been a great pleasure to work with Mr.Kiruba Shankar and I really look forward to this event.
My name is Siddharth Baxi and am eleven years old. I was born in California and in 2008 moved to India. I’m currently studing
in 6th standard at Vidya Valley School in Pune, Maharashtra. I’m a grandmaster in Abacus, love playingTabla and a decent swimmer. My Mom, Deepali, thinks I
should teach Abacus to others as a substitute teacher! I’m the captain of the junior school volleyball team. Here is why I want to attend this Authoring
Retreat. I aspire to be a writer when I grow up. I have read all Rick Riordan books. Call me crazy but I have read all Harry Potter books when I was 7. I met
an author named Ken Spillman (the Author of the Jake series) who is one of the main reasons why I aspire to be a writer.
I am an Entrepreneur, Author, blogger, business consultant and an avid student of life. I recently graduated from The
University Of Nottingham, UK, with a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship. In particular, I’m uber passionate about social entrepreneurship. I enjoy meeting
and getting to know people. I have been a part of a direct selling business which has helped me learn valuable life lessons and sharpen my business skills at
a very young age. I am an enthusiastic learner and firmly believe that it is important to share what is learnt. The passion for books has led me to start a
non profit project where I consult and help people author, publish and market their books. I am currently setting up my first company and authoring my second
book. More about me at: www.saurabh.pro
Hi, I’m Tejas Subramaniam. I’m eleven years old, and I love zoology, mythology, symbolism, journalism and writing. I aspire
to become a zoologist, mythologist and writer. I am interested in all forms of zoology: entemology, ethology, ornithology, palaeontology etc.; of course, I
don’t like human anatomy much. My entire life changed when me and my friends Sooraj, Shashank, Prajay, Adithya, Shreyas and Aakash co-founded a group called
the Nature Freaks to help in animal welfare and the promotion of vegetarianism. We also have a writing club/critique group called the Journal Dimension. I
have finished a manuscript for a poem book and for an encyclopaedia, and I am currently working on five projects in addition – an encyclopaedia of Hindu
Mythology, a science fiction book, a fantasy duology and a mythological fiction series.
I’m a tech-professional turned photographer specializing in wedding and travel. I’d gone to the US for higher studies and
then work. I did well professionally and had all the comforts but my heart was still in India. I had this constant urge of doing some thing exciting and
something on my own during the course of my time there, I discovered my love for photography. I assisted two award-winning wedding photographers there, after
which there was no turning back. I quit my consulting job, packed my bags and returned to Chennai, my home of 22 years, to pursue my passion full-time. I’ve
been shooting weddings ever since, and after almost 100 weddings, I’m still loving every minute of it. I love telling stories through my images and that’s
what wedding photograph lets me do. I’m also working on some personal photography projects which I would like to publish.
I am Ravi Padmanabhan, a Wealth Coach. I teach people on the How to Invest their Money for Wealth Creation.Started my career
in Banking and moved towards coaching people on their mindset towards Money & Investing. I have a passion for reading self development books. I run a meetup
called Cashflow Club Chennai www.richdadchennai.com (one of the largest in India) which helps one to understand the principles of money & wealth creation
through an interactive board game designed by Robert Kiyosaki, Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. Currently also an organizer for workshops of Suresh Padmanabhan,
Author I Love Money which are path breaking in areas of Money & Life. One of the reasons I am attending this Book Authoring Retreat is learn on how to write
a best selling book on Investing & Wealth Creation which could be read by anyone without the basic knowledge on Finance.
I am an Edupreneur and the co-founder of Gyan Lab, which is a 2.5 yr old fun-ducation startup aimed at making learning and
education fun for kids. I do reading, lots of it, and do freelance writing as well. As a big fan of Growth Hacking and a lifelong learner in Behavioral
Psychology, I want to help people and organizations create systems to help them achieve their goals in the most optimal fashion. I love being in the company
of startuppers, entrepreneurs and go-getters. I believe that this workshop can help me be accountable towards my goals and I’m in it for the peer group.
Though my ultimate dream is to be an organic farmer, trek the tallest peak, be an Iron Man, but to live a realistic life I am
entrepreneur by choice focusing on Healthcare IT. Every day I learn a lot from my customers, their problems are solved by our knowledge, products and
services. Later realized these are universal problems not specific to particular geography. With a mission to share my professional learning, created a blog
and started to market them in various social media forums. Quickly realize that my words have reached hundreds of people across the globe and even some small
countries like Sierra Leone. After my blogs what next…, naturally keep writing more such blogs – which I am doing, but realized that we have to document all
these learning in a structured way. A book is the best way to teach how to address a specific problem in a structured way. With no experience of writing a
book, Kiruba’s post on this work shop is like a “Wish come true”.
I am passionate about Blogging and Social Media. After working at couple of Digital marketing companies, I started Propel, a
digital marketing company in 2008. I am an Event Blogger and have covered many events and conferences like INK Conference, TEDxChennai, TiECon Chennai,
Filmfare awards and CII etc. Also part of organizing team for SAM global and several events related to digital media. I also teach at Social media at AAT, a
media school. Also a columnist and has written several articles on new technology, travelogue and on people in various magazines. When I started blogging in
2006, the idea behind was to become an author eventually. I am sure this Book authoring retreat will help in realizing my dream.
R Ramesh Prasad
With an extensive corporate background of 22 years across various industries I currently engage leaders, senior managers,
thought leaders as well as everyday people of influence who are changing the worlds in which they live and work. I passionately believe in the power of
individuals to become all they are capable of being. As a result I work to leverage their strengths individually, as teams, and in organizations to see them
transformed, and to transform the parts of the world they touch. This I do by with processes based on Neuro Linguistic Programming. I travel across India and
the UK to conduct workshops. I am a cyclist, nature lover and a vegan.