Sharada Balasubramanian, a nature addict and writer, started her career as a business journalist and has been in the media industry for over a decade. 

She has published articles in publications like The Energy and Resources Institute‚Äôs (TERI) TerraGreen, The Guardian, Climate News Network, Green Futures, Outlook Business. Energetica,  Rural 21, International Journal for Rural Development, Dhaka Tribune, to name some. 

In her writing career, she has published articles on alternative energy, rural development, water, agriculture, conservation and ecology, business, etc.

In 2013, Sharada was one of the ten journalists in South Asia to be selected for the Deutsche Welle Akademie Climate Change Reporting Fellowship. She was subsequently selected for the Science journalism fellowship from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS).

In 2014, Sharada was one of the journalists to be participating in United Nations University's workshop on water and energy, during the World Water Day event at Tokyo, Japan. She shared space with journalists from 11 countries in Asia. She was also India's only journalist selected as IUCN's Young Scholars and Professionals Fellow in 2014 under Ecosystem for Life, an India-Bangladesh initiative. In 2015, she won the Statesman (Cushrow Irani)  award for environmental reporting.

When Sharada is not pursuing stories, she dabbles in creative writing, backpacking, meeting travellers and bird watching. She has published a short story in an anthology titled Ripples, a collection of stories from 25 Indian women writers. Two of her short stories were long listed for Urban Shots, an anthology from Grey Oak Publications and Landmark. She also has stories in three books of Chicken Soup for Soul Series.

Her  solo travel story is published in Railonama, an anthology of train journeys in India.



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