Sandhya Ramachandran

Multimedia Storyteller Community Builder Freelance Scriptwriter Communications Strategist Independent Filmmaker Designer Educator I believe in the extraordinary power of stories

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Writing Samples



Find below a list of published works.

The Hindu
Why storytelling will never be passé: on the trend of growing online readership
On Digital Narratives
Appeared in the front page of the The Hindu Metro Plus Supplement on May 8, 2018, print and online editions

Where Words Took Centrestage 
At the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2012, Jan 20-24, Jaipur
Appeared as the centerspread in The Hindu supplement on Feb 1, 2012 print edition

Roam Coliving Blog
Coliving, Community, And The Future Of Work 
Towards an Untethered Globe

Living Magazine, Sri Lanka (Illustration Columnist)
Lanka Monthly Digest Magazine, Sri Lanka (Feature Columnist)
Find scanned copies of the published works here

About.com: Bollywood & Indian Cinema Section
Owing to the complete rebranding of About.com, all old sites, including the Bollywood and Indian Cinema site, were pulled down.
Find a compilation of my film writing here
My Film critic page on Review Monk

The Curious Reader
The Delightful And The Dark: Exploring Roald Dahl’s Adult Fiction

Books and Wanderlust: Buying Books While Travelling

Packaging of the World
Fragrances Meets Words: An Ode To Perfume Using Packaging
A write-up on a design project executed on behalf of Bizongo

Gems and Jewellery Times
Feb-Mar 2015 issue
Printing with Gold (Pg. 78 onwards)

Bizongo Blog
Playing with Food Packaging: The Kaju Katli Tangram Edition
A cup of our Alphabettea and some crumpets, please!
Money envelopes: More bang for your buck
Plastic Goes to Space

Burrp
Owing to rebranding, all old links have been changed and some articles lost forever. Find a compilation of my work for burrp on my blog, The Polished Morsel
Some of the articles that still remain online:
Chef Appeal: Talking about vegetarianism, Viagra and more: Interview with Chef Ethem Aydemir
Labour of Love: The Sabarmati Jail Bhajiya House
Review of Kaapicheenu

Creative Tribes Blog
Collaboration: Why and How to Do It in the Internet Age

The Viewspaper
Hussain Doshi Gufa
(Published in my column ‘Voices in my head’)

Spark Magazine
Complete list of articles

Chennaiist
The publication’s shut down since. I’ve compiled all my articles on this Chennaiist Wordpress blog

Storytrails Blog
Madisaar
Watch Mittai, Panju Mittai, Soan Papdi
Snacks of the past
Down the lanes of the past – Thinnais

LinkedIn Jobscapes Series 
(self-published)
To The In-Betweeners: A Complete Guide To Smartly Survive The Time Between Jobs
Featured in: Careers: The Next Level and India sections of Pulse and has 20,577 Views, 1508 likes, 133 Comments and 230 shares

The Complete List of Things You Should Never Do When Applying For Jobs
13,722 Views 580 Likes 90 Comments 94 Shares

What To Find Out About Your Future Employer Before You Sign Up
6,676 Views  521 Likes 34 Comments 84 Shares

Opinion Pieces on Medium 
(self-published)
A Tamil Girl Writes To Bollywood
Listed as Top 100 articles read around the world on Medium in the month of May 2014 with 69000 views

Nearing 30, Unmarried and Clueless!
Written as part of the #BeingaModernIndianWoman archive

The Ten Commandments of How to Love in the Indian subcontinent
Republished as The Ten Commandments of Love for Indians by Jodi Logik

Standing for Nationalism

Why Linklater and Boyhood deserved the Best Director and more at the Oscars

The Greatest Is Gone: An ode to Sports Writer Nirmal Shekar

In the Name of the Lord

How Sopranos Changed My Perception on Writing

I am Sandhya Ramachandran, a multimedia storyteller who helps brands across the globe express themselves through engaging narratives. A passionate advocate of location independence, I believe in changing the way the world works, one story at a time. I hold a Post Graduate diploma in Film and Video Communication from the National Institute of Design and a Bachelors degree in Architecture. Based out of Mumbai (Bombay), India, I have been working remotely for the past 3.5 years. Having co-founded Re.Now,in November 2017, I am also engaged in building the online mentorship platform that will allow you to learn from experienced remote workers to start your location independent life. I would love to connect with brands and creators to explore ways to collaborate.

Mumbai, India

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