About the Author – Kiran Pereira

Hi ,

My name is Kiran Pereira and ever since I can recall, I have been passionate about the environment. It began as a child with loving animals more than humans because I thought they were far more kind and only killed for food, while man was a beast beyond measure. That stark point of view has mellowed over time. I now see people in as much need as the environment. Much as we’d like to deny it, the fundamental factor that can bring about change in the masses is definitely economics. So today, my interests are focussed on all three dimensions that (I learned sometime ago ) are the pillars of sustainability.

I worked for 10 years in the behavioral training and facilitation space. All along, I nursed a desire to do more for the environment. I’m happy I began this journey of following my heart. In my last role, I worked with Infosys Technologies in the Green Initiatives and Sustainability space, creating awareness about this cause through campaigns, newsletters, classroom training, e-learning programs, assisting in writing the sustainability report. I also worked with the eco-groups of the organization across the world. It was very energising to be a part of such volunteer action with like-minded individuals.

I am a recent Graduate Student at King’s College, London. I did an MSc in Environment and Development. It was fascinating to meet people from so many different countries and cultures and see the world through their eyes. Water is a field that is particularly close to my heart.

What I share here is a) my personal opinion and it is not necessary that people/ organizations I write about share my views on various topics b) intended for a lay audience who are perhaps interested in this field and are looking for some more inspiration, pointers for action. 10 years ago, I recall writing to the newspaper advice column and asking them if one could make a living in the environmental field. I’m happy that i’ve started taking action now on things that matter to me. Nothing can be more fulfilling than turning inspiration to action, i.e inspiraction!

Do read, post your comments here. I’d love to hear from you

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12 comments

  1. sharmila · March 10, 2010

    so much passion for ones job… brilliant… am very happy for u and for the enviornment… im my daughters words… bavo

  2. Jayarani · March 13, 2010

    wonderful to see this Kiran! All the best -:) really inspiring!

  3. rhetoric2reality · March 29, 2010

    Thank you both. Your feedback is most encouraging and means a lot to me. 🙂

  4. Gautam Datt · July 5, 2010

    Wish we had more people on the planet like you. Then we wouldn’e have BPL disasters and cutting down of trees. I’m really sore about trees being cut down in Bengaluru. Keep at it Crusader. 🙂

  5. Surendran · August 7, 2010

    Nice blog and I stumbled upon it accidentally while doing some R&D on the internet. Hope to see more in it soon.

  6. Ferooza Eswaran · December 27, 2010

    Way to go Kiran…way to go….so proud of you…

  7. ashish chopra · March 21, 2011

    I stumbled upon your blog and love your passion.well written and expressed.continue posting .your expressions are the need of the hour.

    • rhetoric2reality · March 25, 2011

      Thank you Ashish. Your comment was timely. Makes me want to continue posting. Do keep visiting. Thanks again.

  8. Ganesh · April 2, 2011

    Superb Posting kiran, Write more and more.

    • rhetoric2reality · April 3, 2011

      Thank you Ganesh. You give me a reason to continue 🙂

  9. bala.d · June 15, 2011

    well said.. now it’s time to act.. afterall actions speak louder than words!!

  10. Sheetal · February 24, 2013

    I have no idea how I missed this, but must say….very inspiring….you are awesome kiran….’m so proud of u….

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