Who am I?
I am Enaksi J., an educator, author and traveller. I have authored Star-crossed (novel) and The Green Giants and Other Poems. My writings have appeared in The Speaking Tree (Times of India), Woman’s Era, Alive, Infinithoughts, SivanaSpirit, Women’s Web, EfictionIndia and Induswomanwriting. My stories and poems have been anthologized widely. I write a weekly editorial, Odds and Evens, for a Social Journalism platform called Different Truths. I am also an eminent book reviewer and have been reviewing books for Penguin, Rupa, Hachette and Harper Collins for more than half a decade. I have conceptualized and edited three books- Unbounded Trajectories, Poison Ivy and Cryptic Encounters (all available on Amazon). I won the Most Influential Woman Award in 2020 organized by The Spirit Mania.
I wear my heart on my sleeve. Having done M Tech (Biotechnology), I often had the naysayers around me telling me what to do next. But I chose to do what makes me happy. Writing and Biotechnology are like chalk and cheese but I carry the latter with me everywhere I go. I am the type of person who will burst out laughing in dead silence over something that happened a year ago. A linguaphile by nature, I started blogging half a decade back when I was still dissecting the brain of a goldfish as a part of my dissertation. I eat, sleep and breathe new words and Idioms. If you find me cheesed off, perfect grammar can make me as happy as Larry. I am a hardcore DC fan (if you stumbled upon this page searching for this).
Lavender Orchids is an integral part of my life. Reading makes me alive, for it gives me a chance to venture into the fool’s paradise and be contented (even if it is temporary).
I have been featured on many platforms. Read what I have to say about writing here:
Featured in Kalaage
Featured by Bibliophiles of Bangalore