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The Ex-Files: Vandana Shah #54
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access_time6 months ago
Today, Vandana Shah is amongst the top divorce lawyers in India. The story of how she got there is unique. Vandana was in an abusive marriage and only got out of it because her in-laws pushed her out of the house one night. With only 10 dollars in her account, Vandana rebuilt her life taking every opportunity that came her way. When she found that she was running around in circles as a litigant, because of her limited understanding of the law, she decided to study law. She chose to document her journey as a litigant in a book to help others who may be in similar circumstances. The book, The Ex-Files: The Story of my Divorce is a best-seller and currently part of the judicial college syllabus. Vandana shares her story of triumphing over adversity while keeping a positive outlook towards life and inspiring other victims of domestic abuse find the courage to rebuild their lives. Connect with the guests:Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/360degreesbacktolife/ Email: 360degreesbacktolife@gmail.comPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p
The Modern Desi: Bhavna Kalra #53
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access_time6 months ago
Bhavna has a career in IT, but her passion lies in connecting people through food. She's the author of the blog, Just a Girl from Aamchi Mumbai which featured in the top twenty blogs in Perth. Her most recent venture, The Modern Desi, a culinary experience represents both, the girl holding on to her culture and roots in India and the newer her as she embraces and grows in a different culture in Australia. Bhavna's birth-home, India and home of choice, Australia are different at various levels. Yet, both societies have strikingly similar views towards those choosing to be childfree. It is barely understood. Bhavna hopes that by sharing her story of wanting to be childfree, more people can see it for what it is, a choice. Connect with the guests:Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/themoderndesi.co/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/themoderndesi.co/ Website: https://themoderndesi.co/ Email: hello@themoderndesi.coPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p
Inkahaani: Suzanna Varghese #52
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access_time7 months ago
Suzanna grew up surrounded by nature and by all things natural in Munnar, India. When she moved to the city, she quickly adapted to the city life of access and "use and throw" mentality. All that changed when Suzanna's daughter was born. She wants her daughter to grow in a world that is not being crushed under the burden of consumption. And so, Suzanna became conscious of the everyday choices she made. She found this shift in her way of living was not easy, cheap or accessible. We consume and never question where anything is coming from or where it's going. Suzanna hopes to change that way of thinking by sharing the story of the product, where it came from, who made it and why it may be the right fit for you through her eco-conscious store Inkahaani. Connect with the guests:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inkahaani/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanna.verghesePlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p
Womaniya on Road Trips: Priti Vishwakarma #51
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access_time7 months ago
Priti Raman Vishwakarma's love for travel began after her first solo trip to Himachal Pradesh in India. Despite her initial apprehensions, she found the courage to travel alone, and her life was forever changed. She hopes that by sharing her experience, others are encouraged to travel more. That's how Womaniya on road trips, a travel company for women, led by Priti began. Priti has Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy and was advised by the doctor to stop travelling after she had a seizure at an airport on one of her trips. She weighed her options and decided not to give up on her dream of travelling. Now, Priti briefs her co-travellers about her condition and how to handle the seizure if it happens. She continues to be amazed by the support and encouragement she receives from other travellers while doing what she loves. Connect with the guests:Email: preeti2791@gmail.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/womaniya_on_roadtrips/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womaniyaonroadtrips/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p
Schizophrenist: Reshma Valliappan #50
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access_time7 months ago
Reshma is an artist-activist advocating and supporting several issues from mental health and sexuality to human rights. Val Resh as she's popularly known was diagnosed with schizophrenia at twenty-two. Since then she's been diagnosed with many mental disorders. She does not let these labels define her and calls herself the schizophrenist, combining the words schizophrenia and artist-activist. She gives us an insight into what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, in her book Fallen, Standing. She hopes that we will stop labelling others and see the individual before their label. Connect with the guests:Website: https://www.valresh.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valresh/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/val_resh Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p
Tathastu: Sonam Shekhawat #49
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access_time11 months ago
Sonam Shekhawat is the first Indian to win an Emmy Award for writing. She shares her story of growing up in Jaipur, India, watching cartoons all day to becoming one of the most coveted animation series writers. Sonam had offers to pursue a degree in medicine or engineering from some of the most prestigious colleges in India, and she chose to pursue a degree in animation, a career choice her parents were not keen on. However, they supported her decision, and Sonam is grateful for their support. Convincing her parents is part of the story, how she got her break in the animation industry is a story that shows her grit and ingenuity.She's a born story-teller, and her story is interesting, funny and inspiring. This is our final episode of Season Three, and we will be back with more in September 2019.Connect with the guests:Email: sonam.shekhawat@gmail.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonam-shekhawat-6b94382a/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7278484/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Culture Chaos: Isha Soni #48
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access_time11 months ago
Isha Soni has moved between twelve apartments, four cities and two countries over the past three years and is currently settled in Canada. She shares her story of growing up in India and then moving to the west and finding herself in an environment that felt completely alien, causing a kind of cultural chaos she hadn't expected. She chats about her about life abroad, trying to make sense out of different cultural norms and a whole new way of living while trying to hold on to her culture, identity and life as she knows it. Connect with the guests:Email: ishabsoni@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ishabsoni/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!  Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Green Wedding: Snehaa Sundaram #47
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access_time11 months ago
Snehaa Sundaram, our guest today works with Wildlife Trust Of India, helping address wildlife emergencies across the country. Before this, she worked in the forests of Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh), Sanjay-Dubri National Park & Great Nicobar Island. She followed her passion for a career, and it led her to find love with Yaju, a naturalist, in the beautiful Sal forests of Kanha.Working closely with nature every day means they are always aware of the impact we have on earth and chose to have a small, simple, eco-friendly, zero-waste wedding in Chennai. She shares her story of choosing her calling over a conventional career and hopes more people will be encouraged to reduce, recycle and reuse, especially at weddings. Connect with the guests:Email: snehaa.sundaram@gmail.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SnehaaSundaramPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneInGet in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2pCreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
The best diet: Uma Narula #46
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access_time12 months ago
If the word diet immediately makes you think of a stringent work loss plan, you are not alone. Humans have been obsessing about their weight for over two thousand years. We chat with Uma Narula about the importance of nutrition and why we must focus on nourishing ourselves instead of obsessing about following diet fads. She shares her opinion on various current diet fads. She believes in holistic nutrition and not overcomplicating food and that a happy, healthy and balanced life can be achieved by following a realistic, practical and personalized plan based on one's lifestyle.Connect with the guests:Email: uma@nutriguide.co.inFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmaNarulaNutriguide/ Website: http://nutriguide.co.in/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Raising Third Culture Kids: Suman Manning #45
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access_time12 months ago
Suman Manning is an events organiser, entrepreneur, manages the community Twinplus Arabia which supports parents of multiples and is mum to triplets Zara, Zoe and Zander.She shares her story of finding love with Shane, fertility struggles, having triplets and now raising them in a culture that is different from both hers and her husbands. She hopes her children will grow up to be cross-cultural and can feel at home anywhere in the world. Connect with the guests:Email: suman@square1me.comInstagram: @trippie_mumPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Astrophysicist: Parshati Patel #44
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access_time1 year ago
Parshati Patel is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, science communicator and educator. As a young girl, she discovered astronomy on a trip to the planetarium on holiday with the family and has not looked back.She struggled to convince her traditional Gujarati family about her career choice and found a unique way to win them over. With her family convinced, she moved to Canada to study astronomy and build her career as an astrophysicist. Today she is a passionate advocate for Women of Color in STEAM and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through space science and technology. Connect with the guests:Email: parshatipatel@gmail.comInstagram: @spacegeek.parshPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Forgiveness and Acceptance: Mehek Gidwani #43
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access_time1 year ago
Addiction is a progressive mental illness. Mehek Gidwani shares her story of addiction, recovery and now living a sober life. She was born and raised in Hong Kong and had her first interaction with alcohol and drugs at the tender age of thirteen. The drug didn't seem like a drug. It was a natural thing found around the house. What started as a fun, exhilarating experience and way to fit in with friends quickly progressed to full-blown addiction by the age of fifteen. She was torn, one part of her wanting help, wanting to get better, and the other part was utterly fighting and trying to push it away. Rehab became a huge turning point in her life. Her values, how she viewed the world, her relationship with herself completely changed and she was able to forgive herself and come to a place of acceptance. Today she works as a Holistic Addiction Recovery Coach supporting people who are in recovery from addiction. Connect with the guests:Email: mehekgidwani143@gmail.comInstagram: freedomcreationshkPlease help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
No More Nirbhaya: Janani Viswanathan #42
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access_time1 year ago
Janani Viswanathan from Sunnyvale, California was on a break from work a couple of years ago, and that lead to her becoming the co-creator of Project NoMoreNirbhaya in Chennai, India. This initiative aims to create safer public spaces for women. Their team teaches free self-defence sessions for school and college girls. They've also conducted gender sensitivity training for bus drivers and conductors and safety audits to rate which parts of the city as safe or unsafe. She also works as a Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line- helping people in crisis over text and is an active domestic violence advocate at a South Asian organization based in Bay Area and a certified California Domestic Violence Survivor Counselor. She hopes more people will be encouraged to support organizations that are taking action to make India a safer place for all. Connect with the guests:Email: jananiviswanathan09@gmail.comWebsite: http://aware.org.in/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you!Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneInGet in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2pCreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Too Blessed to be Stressed: Gulshan Kavarana #41
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access_time1 year ago
Gulshan Kavarana is the founding member of SFS - Special Families Support group - a support group for families with children with special needs and an art mentor at Mawaheb, an art studio for adults with special needs. Zara, her younger daughter, was diagnosed with Dravet's syndrome before the age of one. At the time Gulshan desperately tried to seek advice from others who may have been in a similar situation like hers, but she couldn't find a network. So she set up SFS, a place where others like her could find support, seek advice and even have fun. Gulshan shares her journey of how she got from denial to acceptance and why she thinks she's now at a stage, where she considers her life to be too blessed to be stressed. Connect with the guests:Email: gulshankavarana@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/99391483188/ Website: https://mawaheb-dubai.com/our-team/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneInGet in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Emotional Intelligence: Arti Tuteja #40
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access_time1 year ago
Arti Tuteja is a world-renowned hypnotherapist, and founder of Potential Unlimited, a company focused on helping people improve their Emotional Intelligence, learn to manage stress, change behaviour and improve self-confidence. Arti believes that one can achieve anything when the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind agree. She chats with us about what emotional health means, how one can use tools like neuro-linguistic programming or (NLP), transactional analysis, hypnotherapy and even past life regression to change behaviours and mindsets and better manage one’s emotions. She also shares some easy tips one can follow to deal with stress and reduce anxiety.Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, is a psychological acupressure technique that involves tapping near the endpoints of “energy meridians” located around the body. People use EFT in order to reduce tension, promote a deeper mind-body connection, and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress. Arti Tuteja shares how to practice the emotional freedom technique Connect with the guests:Email: info@potentialunlimitedtraining.comWebsite: http://www.potentialunlimitedtraining.com/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneInGet in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
To Travel is to Live! Andrea Bailey #39
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access_time1 year ago
Andrea Bailey is a world traveller and explorer. Mum to three young daughters, she has made travelling with her children her focus to create a lifetime of memories.She’s here to share her experience as a world traveller while raising her three wonderful daughters, on how one can have a career in travel whilst being a mum and her current passion, sustainable travel. She also shares her favourite destinations, where she thinks is a great place to start if one has not travelled before, her dream destinations and some tips for one to bear in mind for sustainable travel. And after our chat, our list of destinations has just gotten longer and we can't wait to start exploring. Connect with the guests:Email: Andrea.bailey@beyondavisit.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/catchandreaWebsite: http://beyondavisit.com/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneInGet in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
The Cappuccino Chronicles: Pashmina Reis #38
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access_time1 year ago
Pashmina was born in Thailand and brought up in a traditional Indian family in Hong Kong. At sixteen she met and fell in love with her soulmate Willian. They dated in secret for ten years - why secret, because he came from a very different culture and community - literally, one that is at the other end of the world. He's black Brazilian and their formative years together as a couple were extremely painful as they were shunned, ostracised and looked upon by her fellow community as a traitor and a woman who had no sense of value. Today, her little family of four, her husband, her and her two beautiful daughters live a life of compassion and understanding. They have taught each other to be steadfast human beings and live a life full of love with no racial boundaries. She's also built a successful career as an international best selling author of The Cappuccino Chronicles trilogy and the founder of the Online Authors Office, a platform to help other aspiring authors. Connect with the guests:Email: pashmina.p.writer@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014069349737 Website: https://www.thecappuccinochronicles.com/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Rescue Foundation: Triveni Acharya #37
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access_time1 year ago
Triveni Acharya is a strong, fearless, brave journalist and multiple award-winning activist. She is the president of the NGO,  Rescue Foundation. The organization is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of victims for human trafficking from different parts of India, and it’s neighbouring countries. She chats with us about her day to day work, the hazards of fighting trafficking, the gratification of helping the girls reclaim their dignity and how it all started when she was covering a story as an investigative journalist for India’s largest circulated Gujarati newspaper. Connect with the guests:Email: triveniacharya@rescuefoundation.netWebsite: https://www.rescuefoundation.net/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Decluttr Me: Shelina Jokhiya #36
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access_time1 year ago
No one plans to be messy, but over time with increased access to stuff, clutter creeps into almost everyone’s life. Shelina talks to us about how the concept of professional organizing is only just catching on, what one can do to declutter things that have sentimental attachments, especially after a bereavement and how her method is different from Marie Kondo’s method. Shelina Jokhiya is the owner of professional organizing business, Decluttr Me. Since 2013, she has been working within homes and offices, providing focused, calm and practical advice, helping clients to achieve the correct organisation balance and clutter-free space for their needs. Connect with the guests:Email: shelina@decluttrme.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/decluttrme/ Website: https://decluttrme.com/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.comLinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2WSSQ2p CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Wings of Angelz: Shobhika Kalra #34
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access_time1 year ago
Shobhika Kalra is a campaigner for wheelchair accessibility. She was thirteen when she was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia, a degenerative disease affecting the nervous system and movement. By the age of eighteen, she was bound to a wheelchair. She says, "Disability is not something that can stop people". She has facilitated building over 1100 ramps in Dubai improving accessibility for the many residents there. She hopes to build ramps in India so it can be more inclusive of people with different abilities. Connect with the guests:Email: s_shobhika@hotmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/WingsOfAngelz Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Matryoshka: Aanchal Wadhwani #34
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access_time1 year ago
Aanchal Wadhwani is a Hong Kong based fashion photographer, entrepreneur and actress best known for her role in DBS Bank's mini-series 'Sparks'.She's learnt that there are still certain industries where women are afraid to touch. For example, photography. She believes there is a lack of female photographers because of societies ideals and the concept that heavy gear and equipment are for men only. She would like to share the message that there are no boundaries for women and shares the realities behind working in different aspects of the creative industry while breaking the stereotypes. Connect with the guests:Matryoshka StudiosEmail: matryoshka.wadhwani@gmail.comWebsite: http://matryoshka.ws/ Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Feng Shui 2019: Samita Khanna #33
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access_time1 year ago
Feng Shui master consultant Samita Khanna is back on the show to share tips on how one can make the most of the year of the boar in 2019.According to her, this is the year of golden opportunities, abundance and windfalls. Everyone can benefit from the year if they grab the opportunities that come their way.She also shares specific tips depending on your sign according to the Chinese zodiac at the end of the show. Connect with the guests:Feng Shui Arabia Master ConsultantEmail: samitakhanna@hotmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/samita.khanna Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
A Fractured Life: Shabnam Samuel #32
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Shabnam Samuel from Frederick, Maryland is a woman of many talents with a number of accomplishments under her belt. She is a writer, author, business coach, social media trainer and a mum. She talks candidly about her life to us, After being abandoned by her parents, Shabnam was taken care of by her maternal grandparents but knew nothing else outside of that lifestyle. At age, 27, She moved to the US with an estranged husband and 3-year-old son, having to raise the child all by herself, carve a niche for her family and find herself in a country she knew nothing of. From being a girl to a woman, her struggles, trials and tribulations speak volumes in this first episode of our season 3, of NRIWoman Podcast. How did she find the voice she never had growing up and the strength to move on? She is our strong and fearless NRIWoman author and founder of The Panchgani Writers Retreat, who tells the world of her stories in her memoir ‘A fractured life’. Connect with the guests:Email: shabnamwrites@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/shabnam.samuel If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppStitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Dress your confidence: Ruchi Gulati #31
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Ruchi Gulati is a blogger, the founder of the first Thyroid support group in Singapore and creator of a clothing line for plus sized women, Curvy Craze. She shares her story of embracing her curves with confidence and conquering the world with love, fun and kindness. Ruchi has been curvy for as long as she can remember. She’s also always been confident about herself and her abilities. About ten years ago she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, a condition in which one's immune system attacks the thyroid making it hard for her to shift the weight. She loves her curves and has detached from the stigma that comes with the word fat and hopes one day all women can embrace their bodies the way they are and for everybody to offer the same dignity and respect to people irrespective of their size. She's our curvy NRI Woman and this is her story. Until next time keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. Connect with the guests:Email: rucci66@hotmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/gulatis/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppStitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Aromatherapy: Malini Ohri #30
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Malini Ohri our guest today is a certified beauty and health consultant and aromatherapist. She has a career in the health and wellness industry spanning over 40 years and as an aromatherapist for over 13 years. She has a passion for using and making things all natural. She chats with us about aromatherapy, its benefits, how to introduce aromatherapy into one'life and most importantly how to pick the right products. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include reducing anxiety and stress, improving focus, alleviating pain, eliminating headaches and increasing circulation. Malini is the creator of the aromatherapy line Saanté. Connect with the guests: Email: maliniohri@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malini.ohri Saanté: https://www.facebook.com/saantearoma/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
To be healthy as a whole, mental wellness plays a role: Maithili Appalwar #29
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Maithili Appalwar is a 22-year-old senior at Georgia Tech. She and her team won the People's Choice Award at the Ideas to Serve Competition hosted by Georgia Tech's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and they used the money as their pilot fund for Thrive. Maithili is passionate about improving mental health in low-resource communities which is why she started Thrive with two friends. Thrive hopes to be a platform that helps improve student mental health in India including mental health literacy workshops delivered to students and teachers by Thrive facilitators and daily meditation and gratitude journaling activities delivered by trained teachers. She is our passionate NRI Woman and this is her story. Until next time. Keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind! Connect with the guests: Email: maithili.appalwar@gatech.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maithili.appalwar If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
WeGo. WeDo. WeLive: Supna Shah #28
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Unexplained Infertility. two words that provide hope and cause frustration in equal measure. Our guest today Supna Shah dealt with this for ten years before getting pregnant through IVF. While dealing with the infertility was distressing, the process of IUI and IVF was emotional, physically and financially exhausting. Supna chats with us about her journey through infertility, the treatment, managing postpartum depression and now raising emotionally intelligent triplets Pranav, Pavani and Vraj. She's raising her children while managing a business of organic clothing line for children and a first parenting web-network, WeGo Kids. She's our NRI Woman and this is her story. Until next time keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind! Connect with the guests: Email: supna@wego-kids.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/supna.shah.1 If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
A girl’s faith: Karina Calver #27
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Karina Calver is a survivor of incest. She shares her story of enduring rape and how she has turned her life around to become the woman she is today. The silence that surrounds incest survivors can make them feel isolated, and Karina hopes by sharing her story others will know they are not alone. Survivors are all around us, among our friends, at school, at work, places of worship and it's likely we don't know they are survivors. The taboo around the subject makes it hard for them to share their stories and for others to understand the impact this can have. Karina wants to bring the conversation out in the open where nothing is a taboo anymore so that victims do not need to be scared to speak their truth, fear seeming inadequate and not being an equal. She wants others to know that they are capable of building a life of their choice filled with love, happiness and surrounded by people who are willing to help every step of the way. She is our NRI Woman and this is her story! Until next time keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. This episode contains discussion about rape and incest which some of our listeners may find distressing. Please be mindful of your surroundings when listening to it. If you need support please contact the helpline in your country. Connect with the guests: Email: karinacalver@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agirlsfaith/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Her STEM story: Prasha S Dutra #26
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Prasha S Dutra is a is a mechanical engineer currently working as a Quality Manager in a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. She grew up in a small town of Delhi in India and was always interested in the science of things. Prasha credits this curiosity to her upbringing. Growing up her father encouraged her to watch How it's made on the discovery channel, and she observed her mum be the unconventional one as the only working mum. She shares her story as she wants more girls and women to have the opportunities life offered her because of her education and hopes more mums and dads are persuaded to encourage their daughters to follow careers in the STEM (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. Through her podcast her stem story, she is trying to create a community of brave, smart, aspiring and confident women, who can inspire girls to take up more challenging higher education and fill the gender gap in STEM fields around the world! She is our wonder-NRI Woman and this is her story of changing the world, one story, one job at a time! Until next time, keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. Connect with the guests: Email: herstemstory@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prasha.sarwate Website: http://herstemstory.com/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
We’re unbeatable: Purnima, Meena & Gopa #25
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This week we chat with Purnima Jagtiani and our first couple on the show Meena and Gopa. They share their stories of detection, treatment and recovery from breast cancer. Purnima has been in remission for a year and Meena for ten years. Neither expected it to happen to them. Yet when it did they had to find a way to move forward without losing hope. They've all embraced living in the present, keeping a positive attitude, not sweating the small stuff and not being attached to the outcome as a philosophy. These are not sad stories but ones of hope, strength and support. They are our upbeat NRI Women and these are their stories of survival! Connect with the guests: Purnima Jagtiani Email: purnima@panacheme.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purnima.jagtiani Meena Gopakumar Email: meenag@cox.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meena.gopakumar Gopa Ganesan Email: gopa.k.ganesan@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopa.ganesan If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Invest in your mind, invest in your health, invest in yourself: Sandi Saxena # 24
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Sandi Saxena, our guest today played the role of a supporting spouse in all aspects of her family except financial planning. She was focused on the children as they grew up and her husband met all the wants and needs of the family. That is, until one day, they hit financial challenges. Sandi had to step out into the working world for the first time at 44 with no prior work experience. Sandi did not let that stop her. She kept her faith and focus on finding a job, and she did as a financial consultant. Now 20 plus years on, she has gone on to pay off the debts and secure her future. She is completely independent and lives life on her terms. She believes every woman whether one is working or not is responsible for their financial future and she shares her insights on how one can start on that path. She's our NRI Woman, and this is her story! Until next time, keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. Connect with the guests: Email: sandi@echelonamc.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandi.rich.7 If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Always loved, never forgotten, forever missed: Sheetal Mulani #23
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Our guest today Sheetal Mulani shares her story of rebuilding her life after her son Mohit passed away at the age of 21. The loss of a child regardless of age is one of the most devastating experiences a parent can face. One is never going to stop feeling the loss, and that gap is never going to be replaced. Sheetal and her family have had to find a way to love and care for each other so their family can survive despite missing a very precious part. Mohit was diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD while he was away at university and put on medication, which Sheetal believes changed the person Mohit was. She was unaware of his diagnosis or treatment until it was too late. She hopes in sharing her story more parents become aware of some of the changes to watch out for in their children so more children can be safe. She's our NRI Woman and this is her story! Until next time, keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. This episode contains discussion about a sensitive subject. Please be mindful of your surroundings when listening to it. If you need support please contact the helpline in your country. Connect with the guests: Email: mulanidevki@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheetal.mulani If yohttps://www.facebook.com/rachna.nath.9mailto:sonsdevaiah@gmail.comu like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Don’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion: Rachna Nath #22
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Rachna Nath shares her story of how an emotional choice she made as a teenager impacted her career. As a biologist, she now understands why she made the choice. That choice has shaped how Rachna takes on life, with confidence, not afraid to take risks and with an unconventional attitude. Listen in as she shares her journey of resilience and perseverance. She is our NRI Woman, and this is her story. Until next time, keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind! Connect with the guests: Email: rachnanath@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachna.nath.9 If yomailto:sonsdevaiah@gmail.comu like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
In stillness the world is restored: Sonia Anand #21
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Sonia Anand believes stillness is the key to restoring the balance within ourselves and on a larger scale the world. She thinks when the organic beauty of our soul evolves through gentle practices we automatically begin to radiate love health and positivity to the universe. Sonia was like most of us, wearing many hats at the same time. From raising her young kids, managing the home to juggling her corporate job, Sonia felt like she was being pulled in ten different directions at the same time. This overly scheduled and hard life left her feeling physically exhausted most of the time. It reached a point where she was so stressed with the daily routine that she thought she couldn't take it anymore. It was at this point she was diagnosed with depression. She sought the necessary treatment needed to help her get on track, but she also knew she needed something more. She decided to explore Yoga to help her cope with the depression. That decision changed the course of her life. She eventually went on to give up her corporate career and decided to pursue life as a Yoga teacher and Acharya or spiritual leader. She hasn't looked back since. She has found a connection with her inner-self through yoga, meditation and stillness and she hopes that in sharing the skills she learnt, will help others connect with themselves. She is our NRI Woman, and this is her story. Until next time, keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind! Connect with the guests: Email: sonsdevaiah@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonia.anand.5 If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Life is better when you are laughing: Sameera Khan #20
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Sameera Khan comes from a traditional Muslim Indian family and she's decided to pursue a path, unlike others who come from a culture similar to hers. She's a standup comedian. Ten years ago Sameera's exposure to standup was limited to watching Russel Peters on YouTube, she never thought then that ten years on she would be on a stage making people laugh. So what changed? How did she do it? Her journey from having crippling stage fright to overcoming it and performing in front of a tough crowd has been one that she has enjoyed. She hopes in sharing her story you will be inspired to go for your dreams and push yourself to achieve what you want. She's an NRI Woman and this is her story. Connect with the guests: Email: sameera.mk@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sameerakhanm If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Love makes a family: Jennifer D’souza #19
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Jennifer Dsouza, our guest on today's show chose to become a single mother at the age of 45 via adoption. Adoption by single women in the Indian culture is uncommon. Recent changes by CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) giving preference to single, financially stable women over 40 means that it is changing and more single women now have the opportunity to become a parent. Jennifer shares her story of why she chose to adopt, the adoption process and how she's changed after becoming a parent. Listen to her story as she builds a family with the love of the many hearts around her. Connect with the guests: Email: jenadsouza@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenadsouza If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Don’t Give up: Caroline Monteiro #18
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Season two begins with the inspiring and surprising story of Caroline Monteiro. She was lost on the streets of Mumbai when she was just seven years old. From living on the streets to finding a home with an adoptive family to building her own family, Caroline has come a long way. We all need something to hold onto, something that gives us the confidence that we can go on with life, even when things don’t go the way we want them to. For Caroline it’s her faith in God, She believes it may not be going the way she planned it but it's going exactly the way God intended it, and she’s happy with it. She's our NRI Woman and this is her story! Connect with the guests: Email: carolinemonteiro69@gmail.com Facebook: http://bit.ly/2oARJFz If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Every family has a story: Aashna Mulgaonkar #017
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For our season finale, we're talking about a subject that is mainly Indian- Joint families, an arrangement where many generations bound by a common relationship live together in the same household. It’s common to see this kind of living arrangement in Indian families residing outside India as well. Some of us may have grown in one, and others married into one. Either way, it's likely we know of someone who is part of a joint family. Joining us in our conversation today is Aashna Mulgaonkar who was born and grew up in one of the largest joint families in India. At its peak, 150 members lived together in the same house - the Mhamai Kamat family in Goa. The Mhamai Kamat family has a rich history dating back to the 17th century. Aashna shares the story of her family, its history, how it grew to so many members and what it was like growing up with so many people around where one was never alone. Connect with the guests: Email: aashna@aam-associates.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aashna.mulgaonkar If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
We RISE by lifting others: Padmini Gupta #016
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Our guest, Padmini Gupta, is an Oxford graduate, World Economic Forum Fellow and a social entrepreneur tackling a USD 5 billion industry in the Middle East. She combines her passion for solving social issues with building an enterprise that is sustainable and profitable. RISE, her fintech company, is her first foray as a social entrepreneur, and she hopes to change the lives of the 750,000 maids and nannies currently working in the UAE so they can upskill and plan for a better future for themselves. Padmini shares her story of why she thinks the world needs more social entrepreneurs and how to raise the next generation more aware of the social circumstances around them. "It was many years ago I met Elie Wiesel, the illustrious writer, and Nobel Laureate. I told him how he inspired me and how I wished to live his values. But today's a day that made me realize I already am. He once wrote “No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.” Today was a day of many highs, of moms and dads sharing stories about how they had encouraged and helped their nannies move to their dream careers, and Nannies that were encouraged by my message and wished they had the courage to share it with their employers (some of whom called me in an angry fit and said my message had offended them.) I work to empower the women who empower other women and men, to break down these barriers that we hold so dear. I work to keep racism, sexism, poverty away. I work for nannies, for maids, for drivers, for cooks, and I work for mothers who want to see their helpers grow. I work to break down these collective views of the angry women and to amplify the voices of the invisible, and those who support them. I work because I value humanity more than political correctness". - Padmini Gupta   Connect with the guests: Website: https://www.gorise.co Email: padmini@gorise.co Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowWithRise/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Feng Shui: Samita Khanna #015
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Feng Shui means wind and water and is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of a man to his environment. Samita Khanna is a master consultant of Feng Shui with over twenty years of practice. The fundamental principle is that energy known in China as "Chi" flows through one's environment and all objects possess chi that can be used to bring luck, wealth and opportunity into one's home or business environment. It's believed the reverse is also true. As an example, we’ve all had years where things move in the direction we want it to, everything is smooth and effortless, and then there are years where everything is a struggle. One needs to look back and see when did this start, was it when they moved to a new home or was it when space was redecorated. So many things could have contributed to one inadvertently fostering negative chi. Samita has seen first hand how Feng Shui has transformed her life and she shares tips to help you get started to foster the right chi in your lives. Connect with the guests: Feng Shui Arabia Master Consultant Email: samitakhanna@hotmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samita.khanna If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
It’s never too late for new beginnings: Sanyukta Kumar #014
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From a psychotherapist to a makeup consultant after a 20-year gap, our guest today Sanyukta Kumar is an exemplar of new beginnings. She moved to a new country with her kids when the youngest one was just three months old and her older daughter was four. Sanky, as she is lovingly known, decided like so many of us do, with a move and new additions to the family, to take a break from her job. When she was ready to go back to her career, she found that it was not an option. The laws of the country demanded that her practice is current. The break meant she could not continue as a psychotherapist, a job she is passionate about and loves. That didn't stop her though, and she embarked on an entirely new career as a makeup consultant and launched a consultancy "Blend by Sanky" where she teaches women makeup application techniques. She believes makeup is more than just about beautifying oneself. She thinks makeup done well helps one feel positive and face the world with quiet confidence. Listen in as she shares her story and why she thinks we should stop holding ourselves back. Our age does not hold us back from beginning a new career; it's our belief that it does! Connect with the guests: Blend by Sanky Email: info@blendbysanky.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blendbysanky/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlendbySanky/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Harsha Makhija #013
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Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to the reason for being. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are these some of the questions you ask yourself? Some of us would have spent our whole lives without finding or knowing it. Our guest today Harsha Makhija believes she has found her Ikigai. How? Listen in to find out. Harsha is a pilates instructor, mum to three and a vagabond at heart. She believes everything she does must have a purpose and she lives her life with that in mind. Discovering one's Ikigai requires self-reflection and the simplest way to find it according to author Dan Buettner is by making three lists: your values, things you like to do, and things that you are good at. The cross-section of the three lists is your Ikigai. One's Ikigai also takes into consideration what one can be paid for and it's at the cross-section of these four that one can find their Ikigai! Ultimately discovering our Ikigai means we can live a life of joy, fulfilment and balance in our daily lives as our passion, family, jobs are not isolated parts of our lives but interconnected and it's at the intersection point, we can find lasting happiness and contentment. Connect with the guests: Email: newlivesindia@gmail.com If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppStitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Anxiety, depression & bubbles! Sharon Bender #012
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Sharon Bender has moved countries three times in two years with two children under the age of four. She is now settled and considers South Africa home. She is a single parent, loves even numbers, dreams of becoming a teacher someday and suffers from anxiety and clinical depression. On this episode of the podcast, Sharon candidly shares her journey through anxiety and depression. The beginning, how she came to terms with it and how she copes, every day. She also shares why it's crucial for her to share her story. She wants women who are in a situation like her to find comfort and know that she has been through it and felt the way they have silently. If you are hurting and need help, please reach out to your family and friends. Should you need someone else to reach out to, we've listed below helpline numbers from across the world. http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines Sharon wishes that we can one day have a conversation about mental health issues as we do about bubbles, without stigma! Connect with the guests: Email: sbender0809@yahoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.bender.520 If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Only a life lived for others is one worthwhile: Padmini Stump #011
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Child loss is like a loss no other. It's grief of a lifetime, and there is no getting over or moving on from it. Our guest today Padmini Stump lost her son Steven in tragic circumstances 11 years ago. The days, months following his death left Padmini devastated, numb and depressed. On a night when she had lost the will to live she stepped out of her house in the middle of the night seeking answers from God on how to carry on. She couldn't bear the thought of living life like this, and she believes God answered her prayers. Someone walked into her life that day, literally and changed the course of her life. Listen in as this mum shares her story of love, loss and unconditional love. Connect with the guests: Padmini Stump: +91 9921881894 Website: http://www.missionpossiblepune.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionPossiblePetAdoptions/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
I belong in the air: Ira Bhongade #010
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In this episode, we talk to a pilot. What’s so great about talking to a pilot you may say? Well, this one is only 21. She chose her career, to be in aviation, at the tender age of 6 and stuck with it. Listen to her speak so confidently as to why she chose to become a pilot, how she made it happen and where she plans to take off with it. Literally! She shares her inspirational story and advice that we can all use in our lives.   Connect with the guests: Ira Bhongade: irabhongade@gmail.com If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Working mom or Stay at home mom: Which is the better choice? Sandra Skairjeh, Venita Alphonso #009
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Starting a family for a woman is one of those life-altering decisions. It impacts all aspects of one's life especially one's career. The question should one continue to work or stay home to raise the children is one that has no straight answer. She may choose to be a stay at home mom, a working mom, a mom who once took a break from her career or perhaps one who juggles both! Listen in as we share four different perspectives on why we Mums do what we do and why we make these specific decisions and choices. This episode is undoubtedly going to impact you or resonate with you if your name has changed to “Mum”. Sandra Skairjeh and her family Venita Alphonso and her family Connect with the guests: Sandra Skairjeh: sskairjeh@hotmail.com Venita Alphonso: venialphonso@gmail.com If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
We are all responsible for our own lives! Samhita Goswami #008
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We may reach a point in life where we feel like we're stuck in a rut or just unfulfilled. We want to make the change but don't know how. Traditionally our culture has meant we turn to our parents, uncles, aunts, friends who may or may not be qualified to guide us. We chat today with Samhita Goswami, a certified life coach, specialising in working with teens and young adults. She guides them through their problems and supports them by providing them with tools to find solutions that work for them. A lifelong skill that helps them lead more fulfilled lives. Listen in and discover how to make a small change in your life today that can have a positive impact on your life. We are all after all responsible for our own lives! Connect with the guests: Email: samhitagoswami@gmail.com samhita@maryaleadership.com If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Why me? Dolly Solanki: #007
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This episode is an emotional one. If you have asked yourself Why me, when you've faced an unexpected situation, listen in as we chat with Dolly Solanki who shares her story of how her life has changed since Freya came into her life. Freya now seven years old was born prematurely and is a child with special needs. Dolly talks about some of the challenges she faced and how she takes it all in her stride. She credits Freya for bringing into focus the best in her. And that question Why me? The way she answers is has taught us something new. Listen to her amazing story now on NRI Woman Podcast. Connect with the guests: Email: dolly.sagar@gmail.com Twitter: @dollysolanki Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dolly.solanki If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves at RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com
Turning your passion into a business: Karen Ahmed #006
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If you have aspirations to be a YouTuber, this Podcast is worth listening. We chat with bubbly YouTuber Karen Ahmed. She started food blogging and then became an avid YouTuber. With over 400 recipes and still counting, Kravings Food Adventure now in its 5th year has garnered over 24,000 subscribers. How did she make it happen while working full time and raising a family? She's here to share her incredible story, now on NRI Woman Podcast. Connect with the guests: Email: kravingsblog@gmail.com Instagram: karenahmed YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KravingsBlog If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by: Ryan Gonsalves by RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com Logo, cover artwork and design by brandform: contact@brand-form.com
Raising happy kids as a single parent: Heena Rai #005
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Divorce, single parenting, dating after divorce - these continue to be a stigma in our Indian society and not something we talk about. Not openly at least. Our guest Heena Rai dealt with all of that and came shining through it all. She's here to chat with us about how she dealt with, found forgiveness and what she thinks is the most important thing one can do for their children as a parent when divorcing. Listen to her inspiring story! If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Ryan Gonsalves by RG Creatives: ryan@rg-creatives.com Logo, cover artwork and design by brandform: contact@brand-form.com
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