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Girija Gopalakrishnan

Girija Gopalakrishnan is a teacher by profession, a poet and writer at heart, and an environmentalist by commitment. She was born into a traditional South Indian family, but was brought up and educated in Dehradun and Rishikesh. The best part of her life as an adult was spent in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya: the abode of clouds. She feels that she owes a lot to the environment that was instrumental in making her what she is today.

As a teacher of Biology and Environment Studies for over thirty five years in various schools located all over India, she has been and is still working towards developing awareness about the importance of keeping the Earth free from wounds inflicted by mankind. In her heart, there is a deep sense of sadness, regret, anger and helplessness because she feels that the grown-ups are not leaving the planet safe and livable for their children.

She has been actively expressing her angst through travelogues, blogs and social media, and is also in constant conversation with young adults over the issues that are screaming for attention. At present she is helping some NGOs with environment awareness campaigns.

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Meraki

Books by Girija Gopalakrishnan

This is the story of Nitya, a girl who enjoyed growing up but refused to become a ‘groan up’. For her, life was an endless journey, somewhat like Alice of ‘Alice in wonderland’. Her father had travelled right across India for work, and as a result, the entire family was always and forever, caught up in the cultural crossfire of North and South. Yet, it was fun straddling both the worlds and making the most of the plenitudes life had to offer. Her marri

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I almost died

By Girija Gopalakrishnan in Sci-fi | Reads: 139 | Likes: 1

                             I almost died! I must have been about thirteen years old then. At that point in time, we lived in Rudraprayag, a small township located in the Garhwal Himalayas. My father was an engineer with the  Read More...

Published on Mar 26,2020 05:28 PM

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