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About Chitra Padmana
Chitra Padmana, who's a doctorate in Chemistry, started her writing journey at the age of nine when her grandmother found her journal filled with wild scribblings and decided to publish it as a series of two books. As the paths of life swerved her away from her world of dreams, she devoted herself to the study of twirling bio-molecules. Two gold medals, sixty awards and thirteen acclaimed research publications later, she continued to write whenever opportunities presented themselves and received several creative writing awards throughout her academic career.
She believes in magic, although she knows by now that her letter from Hogwarts was intercepted when she was eleven and cruelly hidden away. Her resolve to channel her witchcraft through words has resulted in several anthologies. During the pandemic, she was featured by reputed online magazines, platforms and communities like The Indian Periodical, Women's Web, WriteFluence and the New Indian Authors Club. She has started an initiative called 'Hues and Quills' that aims to unite art and writing for the benefit of the society. Her vision is to donate profits from the sale of all books under this initiative to organizations working towards mental health, upliftment of the marginalized sections and women's health issues.
Despite a leg injury that threw a wrench in her professional dancing plans, she continues to pursue her passion by tying up her feet in crepe bandages and challenging herself on stage.
A voracious reader, she loves to interact with bookworms like her! She also conducts writing and designing workshops for beginners. Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a chat, but beware! She talks a lot!
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