VEDAPRANA PURKAYASTHA

She describes herself as a wanderer, dreamer and a thinker. And we’d like to add – an entrepreneur, blogger and a cheerleader of women. Meet the very versatile Vedaprana Purkayastha. Vedaprana grew up in Guwahati, Assam and completed her Masters in Statistics and a B.Ed. as well. Although she is currently resides in Bengaluru and loves her city, her heart belongs to her home town and takes every opportunity to promote Assam. Being an ardent saree lover, she started a venture

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POONAM WADERA

“There is a power above that one can tap into to make life more beautiful…than beautiful. It happens with a mix of prayer, mediation, good thoughts, words and deeds.” Behind this meditative thought is Poonam Wadera, a certified MahaVastu expert and trained Astro-Numerologist. For Poonam, it started as a personal interest in Vastu to enhance her life. But 2012, she was guided by her Guru to pursue it as a profession and to delve deeper into the ancient science behind Vastu. At

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DR. BHAVI MODY

“I don’t react to situations. I respond to them.” With this approach in life, you are bound to be a wonder woman! Meet Dr. Bhavi Mody, Founder of Vrudhi Holistic Health Care Services. An only child, Dr. Bhavi was raised by a perfect parent duo – a father, a strict disciplinarian and mother who always taught her to put others before self. She has twin girls who she says, “rule her world” and a very supportive husband. Dr. Bhavi has made it her life’s purpose to

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RAKSHITA DWIVEDI, RECIPE DABBA

“My inspiration comes from every parent who is struggling with kids not eating healthy food.” Meet Rakshita Dwivedi who used that inspiration to set up Recipe Dabba, a platform to help kids and families adapt to healthy food choices. Not only is Rakshita an advocate of eating right, but she also facilitates culinary workshops for children and parents to help them explore healthy flavours and pick up cooking as a life skill (which is gender agnostic!). Recipe Dabba has been instrumental in helping

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HIRA MEHTA

“I do not believe in regret, but I do believe there may come a time we look back and feel like we could have done something differently. Take the learning, but also remember that it was probably the right decision you given the circumstances” She’s practical and positive and she’s Hira Mehta, a multi-facet 63-year-old who has a refreshing take on age. She says, “Even though everyone screams themselves hoarse saying age does not matter, I beg to differ, because it

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CERI NAZ

Caroline ‘Ceri Naz’ Nazareno-Gabis, World Poetry Canada International Director to Philippines, is a multi-awarded contemporary poet, editor, journalist, museumist, linguist, educator, peace and women’s advocate. Graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, specialized in General Science at Pangasinan State University. Ceri have been a voracious researcher in various arts, science and literature. She volunteered in Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, TELUS World Science, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Vancouver Aquarium. She currently experiments on deviantArt , mask and

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RICHA VASHISTA

“Let’s make the Indian society way more progressive than we think we can!” This sentence pretty much sums up what Richa Vashista strives to do! An out and proud queer individual and a mental health professional who has lived her entire life in Mumbai. She has done her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and loves food, travelling and music. Richa’s body of work is focused on three main aspects – ·         Mental Health: She works towards reducing the widespread stigma around availing mental

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THE PERIOD MOVEMENT

Menstruation or periods to be precise isn’t spoken about in our society. Since we consider it a taboo, the girls who grow up don’t have enough knowledge about the same, leading to issues during adulthood. At the same time boys aren’t aware about what girls go through which is why they end up making fun or bully girls in school. The Period Movement was started in November 2017 (Mumbai) in order to educate and raise awareness about menstruation after we

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PALLAVI SINGH

Ever heard of the saying, “With language, you are at home anywhere!”? Meet Pallavi Singh who helps those who wish to feel at home in India by teaching them Hindi.   Pallavi, who has studied an interesting combination of engineering, psychology, counselling, French teaches Hindi as a foreign language to visiting / working expats and foreigners in India. She has been teaching since 2011 and has seen her share of struggles and achievements but calls it a very fulfilling experience. Her method

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NAMMA BOOMI!

An Initiative To Free The World From Plastic Ms. Arulpriya, the Founder and CEO of Namma Boomi is a Wonder Woman in every sense of the word. After working in HCL for 8 years, she quit to start her own company. The trigger was fruit peels lying in a plastic garbage cover! The sight troubled her immensely and she felt a strong urge to delve deeper into research in waste management. She began by trying to develop and  implement a

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