Super Achiever Show- Soundaranayaki Vairavan

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Womenlines takes pleasure to welcome Mrs Soundaranayaki Vairavan in ‘Super Achiever Show’. Soundaranayaki Vairavan is author of six books and is an editor of online magazine ‘Online Voice’ at http://www.onlinevoice.info. She is also the founder of ‘Kalamanjari’, an organisation that aims to promote ‘Tamil Isai’ (Tamil Music) through classes, workshops and performances. Super Achievers are solopreneurs who have achieved incredible goals through their determination, passion and grit. Let’s listen and read in her own words what makes her a ‘Super Achiever’-

Qualification

She has a Bachelors in Arts Degree in History with Ethiraj College, Madras University, Diploma in Freelance Journalism with International Correspondence School, London and Masters in Communication Management with the University of South Australia.

Industry Experience

She has worked as a part-time tutor with Communications and New Media Program, National University of Singapore. She has also worked part-time for the Singapore Tamil daily ‘Tamil Murasu’.

Writer

She writes both in Tamil and English. She has published more than a hundred articles for various publications in India, Singapore, Malaysia. the USA. Srilanka and Congo, Africa like The Hindu English, The Hindu Tamil, Nanal, Nagarathar Malar, Namathu Nagara Malar, Aachi Vanthachu, Thisaigal, Dinamani Kadir, Singai Chudar, Tamil Murasu, The Serangoon Times, Kumudam publications, One India One People, IgoUgo, Daily Mirror and others.

Editor

Initiated and was the first editor of the magazine ‘Singai Nagarathar Malar’ in the year 2003 and subsequently for the year 2015.

Online Editor

She has been the editor of the E-Magazine ‘Online Voice’ at http://www.onlinevoice.info, since 2001. She has interviewed Dr Kalaingar Karunanidhi, Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr Chandhrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister of India, Mr Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Isha Foundations, Mr S R Nathan, Former President of Republic of Singapore, Ma Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore, Mr Sam Pitroda, a policymaker and a visionary, Mr Sashi Tharoor, former Cabinet Minister of India and many others.

Author

She has written four books in Tamil and two books in English. They are Singapore- Oru Mulumaiyana Parvai, Tamil and Tamils in Singapore, Pengale, ungal mathipai uyarthikulungal,  Tamil Isai – oru Kannottam (with Mrs Gowri Gokul) in Tamil and Nagarathars in Singapore (with Dr Sp. Thinnappan),  Tamil Community and the Making of Modern Singapore (with Mr A P Raman) in English.

Public Speaking

As a member of Toast Masters Club, she has won the best speakers award, several times. She was in charge of conducting the monthly poetry session when in the EXCO of Singapore Tamil Writers Association.

Her speech during various occasions such as her book release ‘Singapore our mulumaiyana parvai’ and her video featuring during the 75th year celebrations of Tamil Murasu caught the attention of many.

Member in

Singapore Tamil Writers Association

Madhavi Literary Society

Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)

LISHA Women’s Wing

Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICCI)

Abdul  Kalam Vision Society

Inter-Religious Organisation

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society

Vocal Singer

She has released three music albums ‘Vocal Songs Six’,  ‘Tamils in Singapore’ and Tirukkural, the first ten couplets.  She has given more than 100 vocal performances in Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Kalamanjari

She is the founder of the organisation ‘Kalamanjari’ to promote Tamil Isai and is based in Singapore. To know more about Kalamanjari visit http://www.kalamanjari.sg/ 

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