Padma Venkatraman's writing is as multifaceted as her life: an eventful life that included wonderful experiences... diving in the Indian Ocean; backpacking across Europe; directing a school in England; and leading research cruises on the Baltic Sea. She has written novels, biographies, picture books, poetry, scientific journal articles, and over a hundred popular science articles for children and adults. Padma Venkatraman uses her last name when she writes for adults, and writes for children as T. V. Padma.

Padma Venkatraman enjoys reading and presenting her work to children, conducting writing workshops for adults, guest lecturing or teaching university courses...

Padma Venkatraman's scientific expertise encompasses oceanography, physical chemistry, and environmental engineering.

Padma Venkatraman writes regular columns and freelance articles that make science and mathematics accessible to the public, in newspapers and magazines the world over. She is happy to write on contract on predetermined subjects...
"Carefully researched, fascinating stories of children in India since 3500 B.C. ... imagination takes off from carefully researched facts... a fascinating treat for children... an activity trail that innovatively makes fact finding a fun-filled exercise"
The Deccan Herald
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