I have been yakking about this ever since the first announcement was made
. And yet, when it is finally happening, I do not know how to share the news with you.
The spaceship had flown over my head and rendered me dumbstruck. Add to that being 'trumped' in the USA
and rendered 'cashless' in India
- reasons enough for me to call it a new form of apocalypse. Roland Emmerich only got some minor details wrong. The year is 2016 and the catastrophe is more due to political and economic developments.
My only activity at this time is to stare into space and sing along with Bob Marley.
As I wait for the spaceship to pass, and my euphoria at becoming a published author (soon) to die down
, Kirthi Jayakumar - my co-author from Mock, Stalk & Quarrel - drops in at Wandering Soul
While I am speechless at her achievements and still reeling from the fact that she has a blue tick against her Twitter handle and is a TEDx speaker, (more reasons for me to be awestruck) I'll simply turn to her dedicated Wikipedia page to tell you more about her.
Kirthi is a women rights activist, a peace activist, an artist, a lawyer, and a writer. (PHEW!) She founded The Red Elephant Foundation, an initiative built on storytelling, civilian peace-building, and activism for gender equality. She is the author of Stories of Hope, a collection of short stories; The Dove's Lament, also a collection of short stories. She is the recipient of the US Presidential Services Medal in 2011 and two United Nations’ Online Volunteering Awards apart from being an active UN Online Volunteer.
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Kirthi Jayakumar speaking at TEDx Chennai[/caption]
So is the world really coming to an end? YES! (Remember, I am on a mission of not saying NO!
But fret not! For our saviour is here with her magic weapon. Over to Kirthi now