Welcome to Everyday Gyaan – keeping life simple, authentic and holistic.
Thank you for stopping by to read about me and Everyday Gyaan
About Plain ole’ me
Paraphrasing Julia Roberts in Notting Hill, “I’m just a writer standing before a reader and asking you to read me”. However, I’m sure you’d like to know what makes me who I am.
Despite my non-Indian sounding name (thank my Goan roots for that), I am an Indian and presently reside in Secunderabad, South India.
About my past
I’ve led an interesting life – or so it seems to me, at least. An Army brat who studied in 7 schools before she was 14, I learned early to adapt to new surroundings. However, I was always shy and diffident.
It was in college that I began to bloom and grow and got involved with a movement for young people. Together with other young people, we set up an NGO called Divya Disha which is today a large organization working with children and youth in difficult circumstances. I am no longer an active part of the organization, but still proud to be associated with it indirectly.
Having graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, I went on to work for an international bank for 7 years. Against all ‘wise counsel’, I quit the Bank to work for Divya Disha, simultaneously pursuing an MA in English Literature. I then taught English in a Junior College to boys in the age group of 16-18. I then joined the communication training department of an international bank where I trained, tested English language skills and designed courses. This experience gave me the confidence to set up a training company to train individuals and groups in corporates and institutions.
About Marriage and Blogging
At 41, I met and married Jose and decided to give up an active career. However, not one to be content with doing ‘nothing’, I started to blog as an experiment.
Although I have always dreamed of writing that one book that I would leave as a legacy, it wasn’t until late 2007 that I began to write in earnest. I started with my blog Everyday Gyaan, created a blog called From 7Eight which I share with my husband and then began, Write Tribe. Last year, I started this blog in my own name.
Blogging has become my passion and my business. I love how I am able to connect with so many people around the world through it. People like YOU, dear reader!
Why Everyday Gyaan?
What’s the meaning behind the name Everyday Gyaan, you might ask? Everyday – talking about things that happen in day to day life…… Gyaan – a Sanskrit word that means ‘wisdom’ or ‘knowledge’. Together they represent what this blog is about – drawing meaning, learning and inspiration from the ordinary and everyday events of life.
What makes Everyday Gyaan?
The Everyday Gyaan journey began in early 2009 and I have been constantly experimenting with my writing and sharing until I sat down one day and decided what I really wanted this site to be about. Everyday Gyaan is all about keeping life simple, authentic and holistic. While I enjoy writing and sharing here, this website acts as guide for me to keep things real. When I share things that are happening in my life, or my perspective on things happening in the world, I want my writing to resonate with you, dear reader.
The Frangipani story….
From quite early, a frangipani flower has adorned the header of this site, simply because I found it so pretty. Later I learnt there was a symbolism behind the five petals of the flower. Supposedly they represent five qualities of necessary for psychological perfection: sincerity, faith, aspiration, devotion and surrender. These are qualities I want to have within me and radiate to the world.
About Life Right Now
Life has been very good to me and I’ve discovered gratitude to be a life-changing attitude. I am also striving to be authentic and live a simple and holistic life. I am daring to be my best self. I write about my personal journey towards self-acceptance. I reflect on current events.
Being an avid reader (I’m attempting to read 200 in 2015!), I review books for various publications via NetGalley, Litfuse and others. And yes, I sometimes write about Pablo, our lovely boxer. Although, sometimes he writes about himself!
What about that ‘one book’? I’m not even writing it at present. But I’ll keep you posted if I take it up again. The title, ‘Plans For Good’, is based on one verse in the Bible that has spoken to me through the years: ‘I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.’
So welcome to my world. Do make yourself at home here. Pull up a chair, sit down and get ready to read and interact and become a part of Everyday Gyaan!
About my services and contact details
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