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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AYESHA

CurleyStreet (Creator) partnered with U.K based charity iPartner (Producer) and APSA (The Association for Promoting Social Action) In continuation of last week’s topic of sexual exploitation. I want you to watch Ayesha’s story (name changed to protect her identity). Ayesha was forced into flesh trade by her own husband. She valiantly put up a fight only to be violently silenced by her captors. The Ayesha we meet is poles apart from the one that was rescued from a brothel. Alone, angry and

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ARE YOU REALLY A PHOTOGRAPHER?

The title was meant to attract your attention not only to this post, but to some gender stereotypes that still exist in this day and age. Meet Poornima Reddy, founder of Purni Photography who always patiently answers this question and some others like “do you know how it works?”, “have you done this before?”, “will you be covering the event alone?”, “are you OK with outdoor shoots?”, from potential clients, especially those who are yet to realize that photography is

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LET YOUR SUCCESS MAKE THE NOISE!

The year was 2007. Nidhi Bansal from Bassi Pathana, in Fatehgarh Sahib District (Punjab), recalls watching an especially interesting episode of the Guinness Book of World Records with her father. They always watched it together and animatedly discussed the innovative things people do to become record holders. On this particular day, however, her father turned to her and said with a twinkle in his eyes, “Nidhi, why don’t you try too?” Amused, at how serious he was Nidhi said “Me!

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DEVI

(A film made by CurleyStreet Media (Creator), in partnership with iPartner India (Producer) and APSA India) Today, I would like you to meet Devi (name changed to protect her identity). As she gently runs a comb through a little girl’s hair, she gazes into the distance with misty eyes. Memories of her daughter’s playfulness come rushing back to her. This is Devi, a soft-spoken warrior who escaped years of abuse and sexual exploitation by people she trusted and called family. After losing

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