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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SAILAJA VISSEMSETTI

“To move forward, you have to give back” this quote by Oprah Winfrey came to mind when I started to write about the wonderful Sailaja Vissemsetti. Married at 14 years of age, she continued her education with the help of her husband and parents. She juggled her responsibilities as a very young bride, managed her home and yet stayed focused on her studies. She went on to complete her MSc. in Psychology. Sailaja, grateful for everything she had and all the

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GAYATRI ABRAHAM, PADME

Before we get into the theme of Adoption, we would like to introduce you to Gayatri Abraham. The first time we spoke, I instantly connected with Gayatri and the passion for the topic of adoption was palpable. Gayatri has worked in a variety of industries including public relations, hospitality, retail, holidays and leisure and education. But alongside her work experience, she has always been interested in women’s issues and child related societal concerns. In the mid-90s, she was part of

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