About Scribble and Scrawl

About Scribble and Scrawl

Hello there! Welcome to Scribble and Scrawl.

Somali K Chakrabarti



I am Somali K Chakrabarti – an avid blogger and a social media enthusiast, with an appreciation for nature, language, art and culture. An Engineer with management qualification, I have been writing extensively, blogging and building online communities. After having worked in the corporate sector for sixteen years in the field of business-technology consulting, I am now pursuing my passion for scribbling and scrawling to create meaningful content.




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

Blogging, I find, is an excellent medium of self-expression that gives a boost to creative thinking. I blend creativity with functionality to tell engaging stories. My Aha! moment from blogging came when I received the best blogger award from Mr Vikram Chandra and Mr Amitabh Bachchan for NDTV Cleanathon and got an opportunity to contribute to the cause.

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

Smart-living and Savvy Lifestyle blog 

Our lifestyle is reflected in how we live, our home, health, our actions and interactions with others. The choices we make shape our lives. A smart way of living is aimed at making smart choices for our overall well-being. A savvy lifestyle entails social and financial savvy, good relationships, proper health, coping with the ups and downs, balancing career demands with self-fulfilment, expanding our sense of purpose and strengthening the connection with the society and with the environment.

This blog is about cultivating a savvy outlook to Make life Simpler, Smarter, Happier and Healthier.

The themes covered are: 

  • Positive, healthy and balanced lifestyle

  • Travel stories, exploring facets of art, culture, and heritage 

  • Tips for managing personal finances

  • Innovative use of technology for smart-living

  • Leadership, mindfulness, personal development concepts, and inspiring stories


My Blogging Journey


  1. Appeared in world’s Top 75 Self Improvement and Personal Development Blogs and Web sites 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 (Former Professor of Marketing at the London Business School) 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 the blog please drop a comment below. If you would like to discuss any collaboration opportunities please drop in an email at life11blog@gmail.com. The media kit for the blog is available here.  

Promotional content is subject to sponsorship fees.

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

  • Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my posts. Your blog is lovely.Will be back to read more posts.

  • 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 :)

  • 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????????????

  • 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 <3

  • You have a wonderful blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)
    Very interesting and inspiring.

  • 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.

  • Thanks for visiting and liking The Devil’s Command. You’ve got an interesting blog here.

  • 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.


    • 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

  • Hi Somali, I just came across your blog and I must say that it’s really wonderful. It looks like I have a lot to catch up and I look forward to reading your past and future posts.

  • Hi Somali. Keep on the great work! All the best! Mathias

  • Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on how to protect yourself from Alzheimer’s. I am enjoying my visit to yours.

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