Sharif D Rangnekar, is a communications consultant by profession and a former journalist. What occupies him other than his 9-5 job is his association with human rights, social justice and the desire to write and indulge in music.
He is associated with the #IAmWhoIAm community and the concept band - Friends of Linger. The latter helped him release his first attempt at writing lyrics which turned out to be India's first song in English dedicated to the LGBT community - Head Held High. Most recently, he wrote Miss You - a song that through its music video tells a story of two men in love. The video features him in it as one of the two men!
Some of his writings and commentary are seen and available in Times of India, Scroll.in, Hindustan Times, Pitch, PR Week, besides here on Huff Post. At times, he just posts his poetry and prose on other platforms or his Facebook page.
Off late, he has been speaking at events focused on LGBT issues.