Healthcare Heroes: A New Call for Photo-Narratives

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic and watches with awe as the health-care community goes about its work, we at the Prajnya Archives invite you to celebrate the doctors, nurses and other caregivers and healers you know. Email your photos-with-narratives to for inclusion in this special collection. Write "Healthcare Heroes" in the subject... Continue Reading →

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Women of Words: New Call for Photo-Narratives

The Prajnya Archives invite you to a visual celebration of the ideas, creativity and voices of women WOMEN OF WORDS August 1-October 15, 2019 Are there women in your family or your circle of friends to whom writing comes naturally and who express themselves most freely through the written word?  Send us photos with stories... Continue Reading →

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Ritika Bajaj’s journey with words

Ritika Bajaj always knew her life would revolve around the written word. Her journey with language began when she graduated in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and later pursued a masters in English Literature from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. In 2002, she started her career as a feature writer in a lifestyle publication... Continue Reading →

Dr. Srividya Sivakumar, Coimbatore-based poet & teacher

This is a story about Dr. Srividya Sivakumar, Coimbatore-based poet & teacher, who has two collections of poetry to her name, The Heart is an Attic (2018, Hawakal Publishers) & The Blue Note (2012, Writers Workshop). This is also the story of my oldest and dearest friend of 30+ years. Our friendship began in words... Continue Reading →

V. Radha, writer in Tamil

"Radha is a fond writer of Tamil language. She loves writing poems and essays on various topics such as Social causes, Political affairs, Devotion, Personal emotions, Nature and so on. Her Tamil language resembles that of Sangam literature Tamil. She posts her works on her Facebook wall." Example of her writing: " அண்டபிண்டத்தின் மறைபொருள்..உண்மையொன்று உறங்குதடாஉள்ளமதைத் தேடுதடாஉள்ளதென்று... Continue Reading →

Pushpa, citizen next door

Pushpa is a widow, aged about 35, engaged in vegetable trade with a self-help group loan, in Natham village, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu When Pushpa lost her husband unexpectedly in an accident, she approached the Raja Rajeswari women self-help group in Natham village through IFDE field coordinator, D. Jayalakshmi for advice and help. Out of... Continue Reading →

Sandhya Swamy (IPS), citizen next door

A young and dynamic IPS Officer, freshly inducted into the Indian Police Service, Sandhya has shone through her tireless endeavours directed towards getting into the bureaucracy to serve the society. During her struggling years, she not only set exemplary standards of hard work and enrichment of self but also showed empathy and compassion for the... Continue Reading →

Rinku Mecheri, citizen next door

Rinku Mecheri is the founder of Chennai Volunteers, a social initiative that fosters civic engagement and ensure that volunteers can engage with non-profits in a sustainable and meaningful way .  A dynamic web portal, CV partners with over 140 NGOs and institutions across our city today and work towards making our civic society more inclusive.  An alumnus... Continue Reading →

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