Namaste from Chennai

Hello there, I am Vidya Shankar from Chennai, India, a widely published poet, writer, editor, motivational speaker, yoga enthusiast, exponent of mindful mandalas and an English teacher. I am the recipient of literary awards and recognition and have been on the editorial of three anthologies. (In fact, I am currently working on my fourth anthology as chief editor.)

A “book” with the Human Library, I use the power of words to create awareness about mental health, environmental issues, and other oppressing shackles of an out-dated society.

My first book of poems, The Flautist of Brindaranyam is a collaborative effort with my photographer husband, Shankar Ramakrishnan. My second book of poems The Rise of Yogamaya is an effort to create awareness about mental health.

My social media handles are:

Twitter: @VidyaShanks

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