vidyashankar's Profile

Name vidyashankar
About Me Like a bamboo bidding its time to grow, so has Vidya Shankar waited patiently to live a life of purpose. A poet, writer, yoga enthusiast, mindful mandala artist, a “book” with the Human Library, and English teacher, she is the author of two poetry books (The Flautist of Brindaranyam, in collaboration with her husband, Shankar Ramakrishnan, and The Rise of Yogamaya), the recipient of literary awards and recognitions, and has been on the editorial of four anthologies. Vidya has not only overcome the invisible shackles of an out-dated society, but she uses the power of her words, both written and spoken, to create awareness about mental health and other issues that oppress the world today.