NASHRA AZIZ, MAKEUP ARTIST

Staying true to The Wonder Women World’s philosophy of showcasing women with varying experience and at various points on the road to achieving their goals, I would like you to meet Nashra Aziz, founder of Makeup Artistry by Nashra. I asked her to describe herself and she said “I am a colourful person, there are many shades that define me and grey is never one of them.” Nashra was stuck in a monotonous corporate job for a long time and

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NISHITA SHAH, RIDDLE ROOM

“I am a self-starter in a lot of ways as I constantly need to do something productive with my time” says Nishita Shah, Co-founder of Riddle Room. An excellent way to understand Nishita, would be to know more about the venture that she is so passionate about. The Riddle Room is a live escape room, a type of physical adventure game “where the lines between real world and fiction are blurred and where the seemingly mundane is brought vividly to life.” Players are closed inside

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AMRUTHA RAMAN, PR CONSULTANT

Play each point like your life depends on it! – by Amrutha Raman “Kiddo, you’ve got a gift”, said Baskar Ethiraj, Co-founder, Indianstage.com (a ticketing and performing arts production company). This was 7 years ago, in 2010, when I cracked my first pitch for a feature in Deccan Chronicle. Back then it wasn’t passion but just a drive to communicate about a theatre group convincingly to a reporter. While I was hired to manage Indianstage’s social media accounts, Baskar and

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SAMARA MAHINDRA, CARER PROGRAM

When I sat down to write this story, a powerful quote by Margaret Mead kept playing in my mind – “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Meet Samara Mahindra, Founder & CEO of the Carer Program, the first and only integrative cancer recovery and rehabilitation company that provides holistic healing therapies for patients going through treatment and post treatment. As with so many meaningful causes, the Carer program

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NIDHI AGARWAL, KAARYAH

Hubert de Givenchy, the famous French fashion designer said “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress”. A big thanks to Nidhi Agarwal, Founder and CEO of KAARYAH (western wear for women), for making this the core philosophy of her company. It all started when Nidhi (like millions of other women) was unable to find a well-fitting shirt for herself. It bothered her that “something so basic and simple” was so hard to

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NISHITA THAKURDAS, NISHITA DESIGN

Meet Nishita Thakurdas, founder of Nishita Design and creator of breathtakingly beautiful tableware. When you go through her catalogue you’ll know what Nishita means when she says her core philosophy is “fine artistry and innovative design combined to create timeless elegance”. Nishita comes with a graphic design background and several years of experience in corporate branding. She found her calling when she was asked to design a set of plates for a boutique store back in college. It took a

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NAYANA UDUPI, MARKETING

“The toughest challenge for me was finding somewhere to be safe, to be myself,” says Nayana Udupi, my Wonder Transwoman. We take safety, dignity and respect for granted, but not Nayana, a marketing associate at ThoughtWorks, who made her transition, a few years ago. Talking to her made me realize that we’ve come a long way, yes, but have miles to go before our society is more accepting of the choices we make. Nayana travelled far from home because she was

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NEHA BASU, PHOTOGRAPHY

A woman with a fighting spirit and who swears by the book “The Secret” – meet Neha Basu, founder of Neha Brackstone Photography. A self-taught photographer with over six years of experience, Neha loves capturing people at their happiest and best. With a job that ensures she is surrounded by joy, she says “it never feels like work.” She is drawn to beautiful spaces, bursts of colour and loves to photograph them in the best way possible. Neha started her

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RESHMA SUBANTUR, BUBBLE STUDIO

  So far, I have introduced you to those who have been in a business or in a role for several years and who come with a lot of experience. But today, I want to us to cheer for someone who has only just started her journey, who took a bold step by moving away from a comfortable job in the corporate world to the uncertain world of entrepreneurship. Meet  Reshma Subantur, founder of The Bubble Studio – a handcrafted

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PRACHI GARG, GHOOMOPHIRO

It is said, to travel, is to take a journey into yourself…and Prachi Garg, founder of GhoomoPhiro, has not only discovered this secret but wants everyone to experience it as well. Through her company, Prachi organizes curated corporate team travel, helps various brands and boards in their digital presence and has recently extended the portfolio to include women solo travel. It is obvious that Prachi loves to travel and so intense was her passion that it pushed her to start

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