#WomenAtWork – A scientist

I am a scientist. 

Everyday in my lab is an adventure, 

for the human kind and not for leisure. 

I love discovering things,

the joy of what’s next gives me wings.  

In school, I chose to study Biology and never stopped learning. 

The flame of desire to grow in the field never stopped burning. 

From masters to doctorate, 

Grants helped me set up my lab in this state. 

My supportive family is my pillar of strength, 

when I feel low, they cheer me up. 

Belief in self, enjoying life and standing for each other,

What would I be without my loved ones, I ponder. 

When I retire, I will open a French inspired cafe in Pondicherry,

going back home for good, is my plan to be merry. 

I believe in equal opportunities for daughters and sons,

being a woman does not make you less than anyone. 

Don’t let others decide for you what you can or cannot do, 

that’s my message for each one of you.

I am Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan and I am a scientist. 

I am a scientist

I am a scientist

Today is edition #10 of #WomenAtWork, a regular photo feature on this blog. If you are interested in participating, please read the inaugural post and join by adding your linky below. I would love to see your take on the tag. 

This year, I attended a Women in Science edit-a-thon and met Vaishnavi. She is a beautiful person and I am happy she is spreading positive vibes here this Sunday. 

How to link?

  • You can only join with a blog post.
  • It would be great to see a picture of a woman at work and a few words about her. If you cannot share a picture, you can share a picture of her workspace. With a real picture, I would still be able to call this a photo post. 
  • Use the linky to add your post. 
  • Visit others and show some love.

18 Responses

  1. Great read Parul. Thanks to you for this loving and encouraging feature. I have also joined this with my post from this October 2016. Hope to inspire many.
    Vasantha Vivek recently posted…My Gratitude Journey ….. #GratitudeCircleBlogHop #MondayMusingsMy Profile

  2. Soumya says:

    Respect for her! I need to do some feature like this too. I think it is a wonderful concept you have here Parul.

    Sorry for being away all this while, was really swamped with work 🙁

  3. Thats really wonderful! Great to know about women from different walks of life.

  4. A writer from the East says:

    What an inspirational woman and her smile is just so positive! Thanks for sharing her and your vibes with us women 🙂
    And hope you are feeling better now?

  5. Inspiring for women everywhere!

  6. Madhurima says:

    Fabulous. Good to see Vaishnavi featured 🙂

  7. Vidya Sury says:

    Wonderful choice ,Parul! I feel proud to read about Vaishnavi. So glad you featured her. Was just choosing my own #WomenAtWork photo 🙂 And wondered if I got the Sunday wrong. Have a great week!
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  8. Beautiful lines, Parul. I am one too 😃 and I can relate to all that’s written from a scientist’s thoughts.

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