All about Padmini Natarajan–Freelance Journalist

Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems,travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites,I review and edit books for publishers.

For the past 9 years, I havebeen working with EZ Vidya as Content Writer and Language Editor. EZ Vidya is an educational services  organization with the Mission  – ‘Let the child blossom’. The  services encompass development of academic curriculum, training initiatives and  strategic engagement with schools. The organization believes that  learning is the gateway to a lot of opportunities that the world offers and that it can pass on the spirit of learning to the world around  us.

Interestedin Indian mythology, stories and culture, I have designed and taught VedicHeritage to 3 to 5 year olds based on the Vedic Heritage program of SwamiDayananda Saraswathi. I have been chief MC, editor and writer of skits anddocuments for Kalavardini Trust that nourishes living, loving and leading theHindu way of life. It provides an orientation to different generations of afamily about the principles and practices of Indian Art, Culture and Heritage.

I havespecialized as a Culinary Editor. I have explored the lives and kitchens of theTanjore and Palghat Brahmins and contributed content, edited and collaboratedon Cookbooks. My interest is to connect the social milieu and the stories ofthe community to the rituals, recipes and practices of women in traditional andmodern homes. I am now writing a monthly column called Holistic Cooking in Tattvalokamagazine.

My other major interest is acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema andTV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and teach childrenabout India’s heritage, culture and traditions.

Widely travelled in India and the West, I am a people watcher. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays.

7 Responses to About

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  2. Dear Padmini,

    Wishing you all the blessings that life has to offer today and every other day.


  3. Vidhya says:

    Dear Padmini, I’m a researcher based in Mumbai, interested in understanding how food preferences have changed over time in India. I would like to speak with you. Would you be able to drop me a line or send me your email address, so I can send you more details on my research?


  4. VIJAY SHINDE says:



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