About Me

Hello, I am Helina Jolly, PhD student at the University of British Columbia. Learning about the intricacies of the human-nature relation and interactions is my research passion. I grew up in Kerala, an extremely laid back coastal state of Southern India listening to the folklores and temple story plays. Back then as a child I always thought I would grow up to be a story teller.  Well, I did turn out to be a pretty neat storyteller to my incredibly naughty little boy!

I strongly believe that ‘There is always time for another story’ and in my adult life I continued to love stories and narrations. Last year during a visit to Kerala, I was taking a stroll through a quaint town of Wayanad.I heard a tribal lady belonging to the Paniya community singing a song narrating ‘rivers as the hair of mother nature and pellets on the river bank as nature’s hair decoration’. I was besotted by her song and that night while putting my son to bed…I sang a lullaby, smiling to myself knowing The Everyday Nature was born.