Hello there ! Welcome to Scribble and Scrawl.


I am Somali K Chakrabarti – an avid blogger and a social media enthusiast, with an appreciation for language, art and culture. An Engineer by education, and a Sloan Fellow from London Business School, I have been writing extensively, blogging and building online communities. My book ‘Lei: A wreath for your soul‘, is a collection of short poems to celebrate nature and reflect on life.

Here’s a sample preview.


About Scribble and Scrawl


 Imagination and creativity are the catalysts for innovation


Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. ~ William Plower

A creative mind, when channelized and inspired, provides the stimulus for innovative ideas.

Echoing this philosophy, Scribble and Scrawl is a reflection of my views, knowledge and insights on Leadership, Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration. This blog draws from different disciplines such as art, philosophy, culture, history, behavioral science, technology, management, and leadership, with an aim to:

  • Inspire, motivate, help readers in their personal development
  • Stimulate imagination and creativity, and bring up some ideas worth a thought
  • Raise awareness about environmental sustainability
  • Talk about on social issues 
  • Showcase examples of innovation

My objective is to write in a fairly simple and understandable way avoiding the use of jargon so that most people can relate to the writings.

I strive to provoke thought and imagination, present an objective analysis of issues consciously trying to avoid biases, and support my opinion with publicly available information or research-backed data.

Life11 – A wellness Lifestyle blog is my other blog that motivates readers to live a positive, fulfilling lifestyle.

My Aha! moment from blogging came when I received the best blogger award from Mr Vikram Chandra and Mr Amitabh Bachchan for Dettol- NDTV Banega Swachh India campaign on 14th Dec, 2014 and got an opportunity to contribute for the cause.

Banega Swachh India - Best Blogger Award
Receiving Award at Banega Swachh India NDTV Cleanathon

The other moments of cheer were :


  1. Appeared in world’s Top 75 Self Improvement and Personal Development Blogs and Websites by Feedspot in 2016.
  2. Selected as one of the Top 15 Self Improvement Blogs in India by Baggout.com in 2015.
  3. Appreciation and comments from Dr Kiran Majumdar Shaw (Chairperson & MD of Biocon Ltd.) on the post : Building a ‘Responsible India.
  4. Retweet by Dr Kiran Majumdar Shaw of the post : Frugal Innovation – bringing Grassroot creativity to the Global stage 
  5. Retweet by Dr Nirmalya Kumar (Member – Group Executive Council of Tata Sons) of the posts : Invisible Innovation in India, How Far Will The Jaguar LeapWhy Storytelling is a Powerful Business Skill
  6. Runner up entry for Lufthansa’s contest : Why the World is More Indian Than You Think
  7. Runner up entry for Digital India contest: Digital India – An Initiative To Transform Lives
  8. Runner up entry for Takeaway level Singapore contest : Vegetarian Fusion food in Singapore  

If you like this blog or would like to spread the word around about any examples of innovation, CSR initiatives, or initiatives to promote art and culture or campaign reviews please leave a comment below or you may drop in a mail at schakrabarti.sln2010@gmail.com 

I would like to keep the Blog Award Free and Challenge Free. Your visits, comments and likes are the best awards for me. No awards can surpass the perspective gained by interaction with wonderful fellow bloggers.


~ Somali

113 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Somali,

    My name is Lipi and I work with the team of Aamir Khan Productions’ TV show, ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Came across your post titled ‘Moving towards a responsible India’. On behalf of the team, I just wanted to say thank you for spreading awareness on issues that are important for the betterment of our country.

    Thanks again,

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  2. Hi Somali,

    The blogs you write are diverse in nature and lucid in style. I think you should venture into holiday blog- which essentially covers travel and living. Thats an area untapped in india especially focussing on domestic tourism. Hope you get time and opportunity to venture into that arena.

    I look forward to reading.



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  3. I am so glad to have found your blog as I see topics such as Leadership and Strategy which happen to be my interests too. I am sure I can learn much from your insights.
    Cheers 🙂

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  4. hi Somali, thanks for visiting my blog and liking the posts. i request you to please follow me since i am young blogger such that i would get good suport from my senior bloggers

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  5. LOL, another blogger who is educated as an engineer and MBA but who has a poet’s heart! Parents wanted you to be able to get a job, right? Pretty much the same in the states, but everyone doesn’t take engineering major! But getting a good job is important!

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    1. Hey, no Anne it was the other way round. It wasn’t actually my parents wish but I wanted to be an engineer because I thought it was cool..(effect of Ayn Rand books) ..later realized I have been a fool. Okay joking. No regrets ..Engineering had taught me to use my left brain as much as the right..:D:D


    1. Hi there Thistles and Whistles. Thanks a lot for considering me.It’s really good to hear from someone who connects with the thoughts. I am sorry for having missed out your comment earlier but just wanted to let you know that I was a bit caught up with publishing my book of short poems called ‘Lei’.:) Hope you don’t mind.

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  6. “Create” is such a powerful and positive word, I feel. I suspect that if we could help people find their creative fire within, there’d be far less violence in the world–much more health, true generosity and happiness. Just my “2 cents worth”! Have a blessed day.

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  7. Wow you got an award at the hand of THE BIG B!! that is awesome! Read a few of your posts and they were all nice and well composed… I am very happy to have found your blog…

    Definitely look forward to read more from you…

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  8. Wonderful to meet you, and congratulations upon your published book.. I will look forward to following you.. Please bare with me though.. as I follow many blogs so please do not be offended if some posts I miss..
    Blessings to you and yours

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    1. Thank you Sue. Lovely to have you here. I completely understand that it is practically very difficult to catch up with all posts on a blog on a regular basis. So please be assured that I won’t mind at all if you miss out on a couple of posts. Many thanks once again for landing here. 🙂


  9. Hello Somali, I am glad I came across your blog from a comment on a post.
    You have a book on your name and so many awards. My jaw drop low.
    I have a smile following that, since sheepishly I can follow you and learn from you.
    May be someday I will be there where you are today 🙂

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  10. Hi Somali – I’m really excited that you found your way to my Blog. I saw your comment on Lynn’s page. From what I’ve read on your About page, you’ve wet my appetite to know more about you and what you blog about. I’ll be back and it’s great to meet you. Best. Chevvy🌻🌻🌻

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  11. Loved the posts I visited Somali.. the Tiger gave me a great Awwww.. The fire poem so poignant ,, I watched and my heart went out to all humans and those animals and insects caught up within its fury Many thanks for you visits and likes Somali..
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Sue ❤

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  12. Hiiii somali….. your blog is really nice ….actually i need a help from you …. i am studying my btech program 1st year i satrted a blog called social reformer …… i want my blog to be publish more so that people can join me and we can perform better for development of nation and can fight against the problems faced by public….can you please suggest some ways and help me for my mission and please visit my website(upgradinglyf.wordpress.com) oncce and provide me some feedback for that thankyou and really your blog is nice.

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    1. Hello , Thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog. Here are a few suggestions : Write unique value added content. Add appealing visuals. List you blog in different blogging directories and publicize on social media. Having said that it is time consuming to maintain your own blog. Since you are in the 1st year, a better option would be to write on your college blogs . With best wishes.

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  13. Hi Somali,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Scribble and Scrawl has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


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    1. Thanks a lot Anuj. It is a pleasure to know that Scribble and Scrawl has made it to the Feedspot list of Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the net. Will certainly put up the badge on the site. Thanks once again for for compiling such a comprehensive list. Best, ~ Somali


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