PROFILE


Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan is a Tutor, Blogger, poet,  E- book Author, Book reviewer and a passionate reader. Her interest in reading &writing paved way for this blog way back in 2016. From her school days, she had won many prizes in Essay writing and elocution competitions. She can fluently speak Tamil, Telugu Hindi and Sanskrit apart from English.  

Her Diploma in Food technology (DHMCFT) helped her to Explore & Know more about the Hospitality industry. Further her thirst to advance herself in Language & Literature, made her to pursue  post graduate program in English & a "Praveen" in Hindi. Recently she completed a Massive Open Online Course on English for Journalism on the Coursera Platform. It is an initiative by The U.S. Embassy in partnership with University of Pennsylvania. She dedicated many hours for extensive research in Tamil Literature  & Presented a paper in English on '' MANIMEGALAI - AN OVER VIEW OF THE EPIC AND THE CHARACTER'' in the International seminar on Multi dimensional view of classical literature (TAMIL) in March 2017. In January 2019, in the National seminar on Virtues of Life as dealt in Tamil Literature, she presented a paper on MUSICAL ART FORM IN MANIMEGALAI. Her interest in comparative study of Literature enabled her to  present a paper on A STUDY ON LULLABY AND THALATTU in the International conference on Thamizh Chitrilakkiyam in February 2020.
She grabbed the opportunity created by IIT-ROORKEE in upgrading her Sanskrit knowledge to next level by completing all the five courses of the Subhashitam Samskritam in the year 2020. Her initial quest with Sanskrit started with non-formal Sanskrit education by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. 

Quizzing is  one of her hobby other than listening to music.  Two of her hobbies combined & fetched her a certificate of participation in A2Q2,"Aalaap's Quiz in 2013". She is a regular participant in the quiz programs conducted as a part of MADRAS DAY celebrations in Chennai.  Participated in the AIR- CHENNAI's quiz competition (TMM) & reached up to Level 2 in the year 2017 & 2019. Her like in Literature & quiz made her to win the first prize in the online quiz on Shakespeare Lives 2016 conducted by BRITISH COUNCIL, CHENNAI. One more prize she won was from The Hindu's Metroplus Quiz on MS Subbulakshmi  and got the 4 GB Music card from Saregama India Ltd. More recently she participated and received a certificate in Ganga Quest 2021.

Rangoli is a part of every house hold in South India. This routine activity motivated her to give a try in the Rangoli competitions. She received a certificate of appreciation from a religious institution in September 2020. By participating in global Rangoli contest 2021, A certificate of recognition as "cultural Ambassador" was presented to her.   

One of her special style is of writing letters in postcards & Inland covers from the younger age, still continues. She makes sure to reply (R.S.V.P.) to every invitation she receives, if she is unable to attend the program or function. Letters of Thanks & appreciation made her to bag a prize for best reader’s letter to FEMINA in 2012.

Her journey of Reading, other then school books, began with the Russian Cultural magazine (MISHA) which her father used to subscribe for her & her siblings made their learning joyous and fun. Emerging from children's magazines, story books & getting hold of  Adult books was quite a long process. This thorough reading led her to confidently take up the READING MARATHON conducted BY GOETHE INSTITUTE, MAXMULLER BHAVAN, CHENNAI in the year 2011 and won a prize. To read a book in a week’s time from the institute’s Library and submit a book review. One book per week, like wise totally ten books to be completed. The first ten book reviews in the blog were the out-come of the competition.  All the books were authored by German Writers.

Her love for poems & a wish to write one, grew with the "Young World"- a supplement for children by the daily newspaper THE HINDU. Her constant struggle and learning made her to write poems. Her works were appreciated by Poetry soup, Word weavers & Glorious times. Her poem one in each got published in  the word weavers anthology 2015 and the poetry soup's first anthology in 2020. Many of her poems find place in the shortlist & longlist of the on-line poetry competitions. 

Her fine writings in the form of a blogpost is supported & encouraged by Blog adda, Indi blogger, Writerly words,  indus ladies, blogchatter, writer's melon, Net Galley, & Women's web. She drops her book reviews in Good reads & Amazon apart from her blog, pinterest, Twitter & face book. At first place she prefers hard copy of the book & then the PDF, for reviews. She loves to hold a book in her hand & start reading!

Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan is happy to be a part of https://rashtragaan.in/ . she uploaded a video singing the NATIONAL ANTHEM OF HER COUNTRY-INDIA and joined many Indians to set a record of the maximum number of Indians singing the NATIONAL ANTHEM together. It is an initiative by Ministry of Culture to mark AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOSTAV

   



Anuradha sowmyanarayanan was awarded TOP BLOGCHATTER BLOGGER NOVEMBER2021.

She writes articles for scroll and it can be read here:https://anuradhasowmyanarayanan.stck.me/










8 comments:

  1. I hope this is an acceptable way to request a review for my novel. If not, I sincerely apologize.

    Here’s the blurb:

    Even though she lives hundreds of miles away, when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.

    Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and hope you will never forget.

    If you think you might be interested, I can send a pdf, mobi, or epub file.

    Links to Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble are below. I have also included samples from the companion CD, which consists of my performances of pieces mentioned in the book, along with readings of passages that refer to them. My novel was published on Createspace, July 4, 2016.

    Here's my bio:

    Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist (MM, DMA, The Juilliard School) of Jamaican and Bermudian descent, with experience as a college professor, private piano instructor, composer, arranger and voice actor. She has contributed to Broad Street Review since 2008, and also blogs for Huffington Post. Her first novel, Choices, was published by Kensington. A poem about her son, "Malcolm," which she presented at the 2016 National Autism Conference, is featured periodically on the Scriggler All Stars Twitter page. "Drop Your Mask" was awarded second place in New York Literary Magazine's love poetry category and appeared in that publication's AWAKE anthology in December, 2016.

    Here are my websites (the first is more pertinent to writing):

    www.mariasworld.us
    www.mariacorley.com

    Thanks!
    Maria
    maria_corley@hotmail.com

    https://youtu.be/F7X42fibmEQ

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/F7X42fibmEQ/hqdefault.jpg
    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
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    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD "Music from the Novel Letting Go" available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. "Letting Go: A Novel...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-xJz4qcmQ
    https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.-6DZGMEOUHrjqww-M_FJfAHgFo&pid=Api
    An excerpt from the Novel "Letting Go"
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    Read by the author. Letting Go by Maria Thompson Corley is available on Createspace, Smashwords, and Amazon. Music from Letting Go, featuring readings and piano ...


    https://www.amazon.com/Letting-Go-Maria-Thompson-Corley/dp/1535044373/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470877840&sr=8-1&keywords=maria+thompson+corley+letting+go

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/maria+corley+letting+go?_requestid=201988

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31081165-letting-go?ac=1&from_search=true

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    1. Dear Maria,

      Good to connect with you. I would be more than happy to review your book. I am more used to hard copies but you can share PDF file. I would like to keep you posted that it would take more than a fortnight to complete the review because of prior commitments.

      Thank you,
      Anu
      anumay1978@gmail.com

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  2. Dear Madam,
    I am Rinu Antony. I would like to know if you review e-book also?

    My email address is novels-and-tea@mail.com

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  3. Very interesting you speak Sanskrit fluently. I thought Sanskrit is a dead language. Who do you converse with Sanskrit every day. Do you converse in Sanskrit with your family and friends? This is not a fictitious question. I really want to know because I took sanskrit up to my college level and I cannot speak like I speak Tamil or English. Waiting for your answer. Thanks.

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