Neelima Kirane is a versatile personality, presently working as a counselor / psychologist   and a professional writer.  Her professional experience ranges from computer programming & systems analysis to a pioneering venture in scientific toys to a national-level trainer for Right-To-Information domain.  This diverse experience has helped her get a well-rounded perspective to effectively deal with various aspects of inter-personal dynamics across age-groups.  This has enriched her writings for various renowned publications, as well.

Her work and experience in these fields has been recognized and appreciated across print & electronic media.  She is a regular contributor to Loksatta, the leading Marathi daily. She also writes regularly for many other Marathi newspapers and magazines.  She also appears frequently as a resource person for popular TV channels like IBN-Lokmat‚ DD-Sahyadri, Saam for live phone-in programmes.  She has conducted / written scripts for more than 25 radio features. 

As an established professional communicator, various social organizations and  Government institutions have sought her intervention in the process of creating easy-to-use & follow study material and/or curriculum to suit their purposes.

She has also been closely associated with a number of short-films designed to convey social / environmental messages to the masses.
  • MA Communication (Psychology) with Research on Study Skills
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) by Dr. Anand Nadkarni (IPH,Thane)
  • CPSA (Diploma in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis, Symbiosis, Pune
  • Neelima Kirane has worked in the capacity of the Founder Director of Thirdwave Scientific Products Pvt. Ltd. Pune for 12 years.   ‘Science popularization’ through science based toys was the objective of Thirdwave.
  • She contributed in development of more than 100 science based toys (Do it Yourself)  for school children.
  • Contributed in development of first indigenous Safe Solar Eclipse Goggles
  • Conducted 2 Nationwide Total Solar Eclipse Awareness campaigns (1995 & 1999)
  • Conducted more than 50 exhibitions in Maharashtra and India for propagation of the concept ‘Learn Science Play way’
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