ROLL OUT THE MAT!

“Finding moments of clarity in this chaos is what inspires me to do what I do”, says Sanjana Jain, a Yoga teacher in Nikaya Yoga, Bangalore. Sanjana commenced her career as an Assistant Ad Manager for Elle and Elle Décor. She loved her job and admired her boss, who is also her mentor. Given how taxing sales jobs can get, Sanjana would look forward to getting home, rolling out the mat and practicing yoga. Wanting to explore it one level

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LIFE WITHOUT PASSION, IS NOT COMPLETE

Meet Maumita Sinha Roy, who believes with all her heart that “Life without passion is not complete”. Born in Shillong, also known as Scotland of the East, Maumita loves painting. Ever since she was a child, she was attracted to colours and found herself sketching whenever she got a chance. She then started to experiment with oil pastels, acrylics and paints and fell in love with the new world and endless possibilities it provided her with. Maumita, who has been

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THE FUNNY BLURB, RASHMI BAL

Before I became a tree, sunk my roots and the trunk became wider I was a cloud. For roughly a little over half a decade from 1999-2006 winds blew me over fascinating places bringing along rain, brilliant with the hues of the rainbow. Here is my tale “The Funny Blurb” in no chronological order. Violet Trains Train travel is not new to me having practically lived out of trunks with my father’s postings from one station to another, I met

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SWITCHING GEARS!

Are you tempted to switch careers and are worried whether it will work out? Is the career you want very different from what you are currently pursuing? Are you looking to hear from someone who has changed course without any regrets? Then let me introduce you to Anurita Chandrappa who took, what people would call, an extreme step and went from being a PR consultant to Makeup artist. Now mind you, the decision may have been extreme but definitely not

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ANTARCTICA!

The start of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! 15 December, 2016 7:00 PM: “It still hasn’t sunk in that my final destination is somewhere travelled by such a tiny percentage of the world’s population! After a grueling 50-hour journey from home, I cannot wait to land in Ushuaia, the southern most tip of Argentina. 105 years after the very first voyage there, I cannot wait to set sail to the South Pole…to ANTARCTICA…and let it take my breath away.” The tiny vessel 18 December, 2016

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KHASI MATRILINY

As one of the main tribal groups of Meghalaya, the Khasis are safeguarded by the Indian Constitution which allows them the autonomy to carry out governance per their local practices. In sharp contrast to most parts of the country, Khasis have matrilocal residence and matrilineal descent. This implies that in Khasi society, the family is rooted around the residence of the woman, and family property is also mainly devolved through the female line.  The women in Khasi society play significant

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THE HEALING TOUCH

Alopa Madane, loves being a physiotherapist and she also loves our four-legged friends. So when, after four years of helping people heal, she had the opportunity to combine the two passions, it seemed like the best job in the world! As a first step, Alopa spent time discussing the subject with a renowned veterinarian in Pune, Dr. Milind Hatekar, who also happens to be her dog’s doctor. The conversation revealed that there was a huge dearth of physiotherapists for canines

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THAT THING CALLED ‘INNER CALLING’

The textbook definition of ‘inner calling’ is a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action. Some of us have the luxury of paying heed to it, some of us fight it on a daily basis and some others completely ignore it for various reasons. Here’s Divya RT, Singer and Vocal Coach who, just like many of us struggled to choose between the voice of reason and the voice calling from within. With a background in Biochemistry, it made

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SUSAN

CurleyStreet (Creator) partnered with U.K based charity iPartner (Producer) and APSA (The Association for Promoting Social Action) With this third and final story, you’ll see the far-reaching repercussions and the unwitting victims of flesh trade. This is the story of Susan (name changed to protect her identity), a lively and outspoken aspiring film star, who spent her childhood in the dark shadow of the flesh trade. Susan was born with HIV. Her mother, due to her line of work as a

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THE CALL OF HAPPINESS!

If someone had told me a couple of years back that I was going to be a ‘Happiness Coach’ I would have laughed it off and thanked the person for their wishful thinking. Until two years ago, I was in a leadership role with a reputed Business Process Outsourcing organization, busy climbing the corporate ladder and following hectic schedules as a ‘working mother’ . I loved my job and felt a sense of accomplishment at being financially independent. In spite of the high

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