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Vijay Nair wears the diverse and multiple hats of Organization Coach and Consultant, Fiction Writer/ Critic, Columnist and Theatre Director.  He went to school in Jamshedpur and Pune. He graduated from St. Xaviers’ College, Calcutta. He went on to acquire a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

After spending more than a decade in the corporate world, Vijay gravitated towards more creative pursuits and started writing and directing plays. In 2001, he set up his own theatre group “Still Waters.”

Some of the plays written by him and staged by Still Waters include- “Scars in my Memory,” “Weeds,” “Shadows on the Wall,”  “The Window,”  “Meeting…Mating,”  “Raja Lahiri,” and “Shut the Door.”  In 2003, “Asha- Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism” commissioned him to write a play to raise awareness about Autism. The play “The Gloomy Rabbit” was sponsored by a leading corporate of India for a five-city tour.
 
Vijay was the Script Consultant for “Stumble,” the film that won the National Award for the best English Language Film in 2003. Dronequill Publishers brought out his first collection of plays “The Gloomy Rabbit and other plays,” in the same year.
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In 2004, Vijay was awarded the British Council- Charles Wallace Award and was the Writer in Residence at the University of Kent, Canterbury from January- March 2005.
 
In 2006, Vijay’s first novel “Master of Life Skills” was launched by Harper Collins India.

In 2007, Vijay was invited to the 40th International Writers Program offered by the University of Iowa, U.S.A. He was sponsored by the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs at the US Department of State. As a fellow of the International Writer Program he was invited to read from his works by the Creative Writing Departments of the George Washington University, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Pittsburgh and the University of Iowa. His play "Dust motes from a sunbeam" had a staged reading at the New York Theatre Workshop. Vijay was also invited for a month long residency by the "City of Asylum, Pittsburgh.”

Vijay Nair was commissioned by Hachette India in 2009 to write a book on Indian Organizations. The book ‘The Boss is Not your Friend’ was launched in February 2011 at the Kaala Ghoda festival in Mumbai. He has also completed his second novel, 'Let her Rest Now', published by Hachette India and now available in bookshops.
 
Still Waters, the theatre group and company founded by Vijay Nair offers creative interventions for organizations and individuals.

Vijay Nair writes general interest articles, essays and columns for popular as well as business publications. His writings have been published in the Crest edition of The Times of India, Mint Lounge, The Hindu, Bangalore Mirror, Change for Better, Reading Hour, NEN Online, Deccan Herald etc.  

Vijay Nair lives in Bangalore with his wife and son.  

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