Minnie Mathew

Nutritionist. Worked with United Nations World Food Programme. Share through talks, e-modules and writing. Entrepreneurship trainer. Love swimming, music cooking/baking.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

Student of Yamini Krishnamurthy. Student at Shivanjali Temple of Fine Arts. Want everyone around me to be happy.

What’s your greatest fear?

No fear.

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is the International award from the United Nations world Food Programme for my contribution to ’Women’s Entrepreneurship’.

High point of your life?

First officer of the world Food Programme to receive the senior most position in India,

Low point of your life

My low point is that I try to please everyone.

Which living person do you most admire?

M. S. Sawaminathan

Who are your favorite authors?

My favourite authors are William Shakespeare, Harold Robbins, Sydney Sheldon, Erle Stanley Gardner, Charles Dickens, Ian Fleming, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Is there a book you love to reread?

I would love to reread Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Titanic, The Godfather, Gladiator, Jurassic Park

One Superpower you wish you had?

Knowing the future including the time of death of me and my family

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

I wish I have another chance to complete my unfinished life

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

I would like my childhood and adolescence in my hometown, which is Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. I would have liked my adult life to be spent in New Delhi or in Rome

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

I would like to acquire greater skills in singing

Which book you wish you had written ?

I wish I had written my biography with a mix of fiction

When and where do you write ?

Most of my writing has been technical and I have written while at office and at home.

Silence or music?

I like both silence and music depending on my state of mind

One phrase that you use most often?

No particular phrases that I use. I sometimes say that everyone get what they deserve

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I have no writing rituals but I love writing whenever there is an opportunity

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

I would advise new writers to be original

Dr Minnie Mathew is a globally renowned nutritionist who has served extensively as Senior Advisor, Trainer and Programmer to the United Nations World Food Programme. She has also been a global facilitator for the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF) and gender mainstreaming. She has been a member of various international missions to evaluate and suggest development strategies. She has prepared a strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition in South America, as well as developed an initiative to build entrepreneurship skills for managing small scale production units in India. For this, she was presented the International Women’s Day Award in 1999 by the United Nations World Food Programme. Minnie has served in various Government of India and State Government committees dealing with issues of hunger and malnutrition. She is also an adviser and evaluator for PhD students. Currently, she is the Director of Women’s Studies in the Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore. Minnie has authored several books in her professional domain and also writes for popular women’s magazines. This is her first attempt at documenting the cuisine of her native Kerala and her mother’s traditional recipes.

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