PAYAL GUPTA, CHEF and FOOD STYLIST

This unique feature is dedicated to all the women behind the scenes who work tirelessly and are the true force behind all our wonder women. These moms do not seek attention or appreciation. Their biggest joy is to see their children do well. Today, I would like you to meet our wonder woman, Payal Gupta and her three mothers! Payal is a chef, food stylist and a floral stylist working out of Mumbai. She was born in the City of

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POOJYA BASAVARAJ, PEDAL IN TANDEM

“Have you tried riding a bicycle lately?” asked Poojya Basavaraj, Co-founder of Pedal in Tandem and when I smiled and said no, she asked “What’s holding you back?” Poojya who loves to travel started Pedal in Tandem with her husband Dheeraj when they discovered the joys of cycling tours and vacations. It helps with fitness, keeps you close to nature, allows you to explore places that are not accessible by cars…the list is endless.   With no experience in both, travel and the fitness

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SANDY SAMUEL, SOMEY’S KITCHEN

“I don’t measure achievements based on revenue figures or awards. I feel an achievement is when you enjoy doing what you are meant to do every day”, says Sandy Samuel Jerome mother of two and CEO of Somey’s Kitchen (Speciality food producer). She has lived in the UK for close to ten years now and has been donning the hat of a successful mompreneur since 2015. Somey’s Kitchen started small by selling its products online and in small Asian stores in West London. 2017 however

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HAREENI MAGESWARAN, INDIASPAAWARDS

“I am no feminist, I just feel strongly for women and their well-being” says Hareeni Mageswaran founder of IndiaSpaAwards which is an award and recognition platform for the Wellness and Spa Industry. Hareeni believes that a woman’s well-being is equally proportional to a nation’s well-being and the segment of women over 40 are often ignored. At 40, a woman is at the peak of being the driving force – be it at home or the work place. As a mother, entrepreneur,

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SUDHA MENON, AUTHOR

When and how did your love for books start? I grew up in a small Mumbai suburb, Dombivili, in a house by the railway tracks. My father was a railwayman, unwaveringly honest and totally committed to the cause of improving the lot of railway workers, many of whom worked in the unorganised sector. Life was simple and frugal back then because he gave away a better part of his earnings to the poor and the needy. But what he was

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FERUZAN BILIMORIA, MIXOLOGIST and BARTENDER

She switched gears from a bakery chef to a liquid chef and when she isn’t behind the bar, she is either catching up on sleep, studying all things alcohol, drawing or browsing through articles of crime and war. Meet Feruzan Bilimoria, mixologist, bartender, team leader and dreamer who hopes to open a bar and café under her own name someday. Feruzan has been in the business of mixology for close to five years now. Currently working in a modern British themed

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ANJALLI SUKUMARAN, FASHION BLOGGER AND DESIGNER

Her role models are Audrey Hepburn and Amal Clooney who she believes are true women of substance. Meet Anjalli Sukumaran who at 27 and is already an established jewellery designer, blogger, fashion curator and social influencer. She quit her legal job at an MNC to start her very own jewellery label (store.anjalli.in) and has no regrets whatsoever. Currently in Chennai, Anjalli recalls being quite scared as she had left her job to pursue her love for writing, designing and all things fashion.

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DIVYAA D, GURUKULAM

In a world where technology is taking a prominent role in every aspect of our lives, it was so refreshing to hear about Gurukulam through which Divyaa D introduces us to world of shlokas. Shloka means a couplet of Sanskrit verse, one in which each line contains sixteen syllables. Reciting shlokas has been known to have several benefits including to feel calm and more centered thereby allowing one to channelize the positive energy received in a variety of ways. Divyaa started

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TRIVENI PATIL, BIKER

“I am my own inspiration. And I am very strong both, mentally and physically” Meet the powerhouse behind this candid statement Triveni Patil – a home maker, an entrepreneur and as the photo suggests – a biker! Triveni comes from a conservative and orthodox family based in a small village in Andhra Pradesh. “Bikes were for boys” she was always told so although she was drawn to it, she hesitated to take the first step. Then came a very low

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DEEPIKA GHOSE, DANCEWITHDEE

“Do everything with patience and passion. Patience is what ​will help you to understand people (in my case, my students​)​ and ​​​passion is what ​will attract those very​ people to your craft” Meet Deepika Ghose, Founder of DancewithDee. Deepika has been dancing since childhood and has trained extensively in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary, Ballet, Bollywood, African Dance, Modern Dance and Dance Therapy. After teaching in California and Mumbai, Deepika now teaches dance in Bangalore and her classes can be best

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