About Me

Hello

I'M UMA. THIS WEBSITE IS A HAPPY CONFLUENCE OF THREE THINGS I LOVE TO DO - TRAVEL, WRITE AND PHOTOGRAPH

Some Fast Facts About Me

  • Born and raised in Chennai, South India, I currently live with my family in Germany.
  • Educational background: computer science and business administration
  • My career started in Bangalore in 1998 in business development for India’s first internet-based product company. It then transitioned to marketing and communication with the onset of motherhood.
  • Work experience spans over 15 years in product communication, creative ideation, conceptualization, analytics, storytelling, branding, and positioning.
  • Worked in India, Singapore, and Germany for global brands as well as local brands. I have an aptitude for analytics and creativity. My strong Asian roots, exposure to European culture, and extensive globetrotting give me a broad yet unique worldview.
  • Trained and certified by TLEX to lead their Mind Matters and Resilience programs
  • This website is a repository of my personal stories, mostly from globetrotting with my family. It’s a place to start a conversation using any of the stories that catch your fancy.
  • Here are four things you can do on this website
    • Share comments and suggestions
    • Connect with me on social media
    • Share a story with your network
    • Write to me on LinkedIn, if you would like to work with me
  • I volunteer time for many social causes and projects, which I call, heartwork (because they tug my heart and fill me with a sense of purpose). Some of these social causes are homeless animals’ adoption via the Blue Cross of India, Chennai; Literacy projects in rural India; Fundraising for the IAHV (International Association of Human Values); Teaching an online Meditation Breath workshop on the weekends.