Padmini Natarajan calls herself Dame Quixote for she is forever tilting at windmills! A story teller, poet, columnist, blogger, editor and journalist, she has specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks.
She has worked for over 15 years as Part-time Language Editor and Writer of manuals, curriculum textbooks and other material with an E-education organization, EZVidya/Chrysalis that is aimed at empowering Teachers, Students and Parents. She taught Vedic Heritage at Kalavardini to children from the ages of 3 to 14 and written and directed skits and plays.
· She won the Gourmand Special Jury Award in Paris in 2009 as co-author of “Classic Tamil Brahmin Cuisine”.
· Edited and provided content for CLASSIC CUISINE AND CELEBRATIONS OF THE THANJAVUR MAHARASHTRIANS by Jaishri P. Rao that has won the Gourmand Award 2019 for Best Vegetarian Cookbook
Her book of short stories “Crossroads: Stories from South Indian Lives” has good reviews on Amazon.
She wrote twenty years of the history and did the first editing of “The School in the Park”, Sacred Heart Convent’s book published to commemorate the centenary celebrations of Church Park, Chennai.
Padmini has been concerned with paying it forward with her involvement in organizations like Sneha, a suicide prevention NGO, Canstop, Cancer Support group and many women’s organizations.
Her other passions are acting on stage, TV and screen. She is a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff, a music maniac who listens to Golden Oldies and has a strong Facebook presence. Nowadays she is an armchair activist and world traveller from the safety of her home. Quite the hypochondriac, she is exploring a spiritual enlightenment through Vedanta and loves to spout philosophical thoughts to unwary audiences.
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