JYOTI PATEL

I was born in a small town named ‘Tandur’ in the state of Telangana and I spent 14 years of my life over there. I remember I was great academically until my 6th grade but, like many I’ve always disliked Maths and have never been good at it. I was good in other subjects and most especially, In English and Telugu languages. In addition I had a great handwriting. I was an active child; I was good in sports and

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SHIVANGI SINGH

Growing up in cantonment areas across the country sounds wonderful until it is marred by memories of strict patriarchal upbringing. Such is the case of Shivangi Singh, an award-winning social entrepreneur who is working towards achieving Gender Equality through her social enterprise, Drishtikona – Changing Perspectives. As a bright and sensitive child, Shivangi was driven to find solutions to inequity in the world. She taught students from underprivileged background when she was 11 years old and realized the impact education

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SHALMALI JADHAV

Hi, I’m Shalmali, a graduate student and mental health activist from #Kolhapur. Here’s sharing my story of how I started an organization working to spread mental health awareness inyouth. I was in 12th when the issue of #mentalhealth hit me first. I was going through that phase called ‘mini-depression’, and realized that most of the youngsters were facing the same problem at that time. I went through this phase myself but got to know we need to talk about it. But soon, I

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MRITULA CHANDRASEKARAN

Do you believe that you have the power to change your life or do you believe in destiny and surrender to it? Meet Mritula Chandrasekaran, a wonder woman in every sense of the word. Born into a middle class family in Villupuram, a small town in Tamil Nadu, Mritula as a young girl had big dreams. If she had succumbed to circumstances and decided her destiny was to be curtailed by the events in her life, she would not be

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DR. SUNIL KAUSHAL

MY JOURNEY- REBORN Dr. Sunil Kaushal studied in schools all over India, her father having been an army officer. Her nomadic living in new towns every 2 years has been very interestingly chronicled in her recently launched debut book of memoirs, Gypsy Wanderings & Random Reflections. She attended college at one of the most prestigious colleges, Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India. Later she went on to pursue her medical studies at Medical College, Amritsar, India, followed by 40 years of

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RAASHI THAKRAN

My name is Raashi Thakran. I am a 21 year old mental health advocate from Pune. I have just completed my engineering in information technology and have decided to take a year off for myself. I am a Change.org fellow and I am also currently interning with Teach for India as part of their City Human Resources and Operations Team. I am planning to pursue Psychology for my masters next year. I wasn’t always an activist, this is a very recent development. This year,

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DR. ARUNA MENON

Tell us about yourself Dr. Aruna I am a Gynecologist working in the Armed Forces.  I completed my schooling in Goa, MBBS in Kerala and MD in AFMC, Pune. I’m presently posted in North India, heading a 250 bedded hospital as Administrator / Director. Married to Rajiv Krishnan, a retired Maj Gen  I have 2 children Rohan and Apoorva, and Ann is the latest addition to the family as Rohan’s wife. I love books and reading. I’ve been blogging and writing

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CRYSTAL DESA

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” This always struck

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DR. SARASWATHY VISWANATHAN

Meet Dr. Saraswathy Viswanathan from Thrissur who is the founder and owner of Sachu’s Kitchen a Vegetarian food startup. Their specialties include: Huge variety of Indian dishes with an interesting medley of flavours Healthy South Indian dishes made of millet Fusion sweets and desserts Pickles Customized egg-less cakes Saraswathy has participated in several cooking competitions. Her recipes were published in various state and national level magazines in India like Vanitha Pachakam, Aval Vikatan, Grihasobha etc. Her recipes were also published

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Illustrated book of poems that will keep kindergarten children enthralled!

Illustrated book of poems that will keep kindergarten children enthralled! Children’s poetry for a long time, has been given importance as a means to enable children grasp new vocabulary more easily, develop language skills and learn concepts better, especially at the kindergarten stage. Written by Mrs.Poonam Sethi, a kindergarten teacher with 38 years of experience in the field, “Fun with Poems” does all that and much more. It brings into the ambit of learning, ordinary, yet important concepts such as

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