Women Achievers – Small Town, Big Dreams

What do places like Palakkad, Kumardhubi, Barwani, Bokaro, Dehradun and Baroda have in common? They may not feature in the list of being a metro, but these are the places where strong-willed and courageously beautiful women come from, and they’re not afraid to step out of their comfort zones to achieve their dreams. Here is a story of six different women from various parts of India who have carved a niche for themselves be it in the field of education, accounting or arts!

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What does Republic Day mean to me

As India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day, have we as citizens pondered what it actually means? The date 26th January, is more than just a sale at a mall or a long weekend. Amrita Paul, a Senior Programme Officer with the Prison Reforms Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, shares her personal experiences around this date, which makes us realise how every Indian should realise, internalise and practice what we ourselves gave to us in this country.

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The Glorious Geminids…

Avid trekker, Nafisa Master, a Behavioural Psychologist, Neuro-Linguistic Master Trainer sets off on yet another awe inspiring trek to witness nature’s magic show – the Geminid Shower on the hills of Madheghat. What follows next is something surreal and to be able to put in words is truly commendable. We welcome you to read this masterpiece of an experience only to realise that we’re a mere speck in the universe.

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Goan ‘holiday’ during the pandemic

While trying to adapt to the ‘new normal’, Anusmita Dutta and her family took a trip to Goa in November this year and came back feeling refreshed. Maintaining the covid safety protocol, the family decided to stay in an Air BNB and make their own food and enjoy near empty beaches. She shares some life’s learning lessons of how the pandemic has brought out a change and realising that as long as we’re careful we should embrace the ‘life-has-to- go-on mode’.

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Lessons from the Koyna

When Neuro-Linguistic Trainer and Behavioural Psychologist, Nafisa Master went camping with her grandson Aliasgar Master to Koyna over a weekend, little did they know, that apart from a grandmother-grandson bonding session, they would come back with some life’s lessons. Truly, as Nafisa puts it, ‘Not all classrooms have walls and here’s what I learned from Koyna’. She reminds us, just like how Koyna emerged strong in spite of a catastrophe, we too can come out strong from life challenges.

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Revisiting the magnificent Chidambaram Temple

After being cooped up in the house for almost six months, Amrita Paul and her husband decided to step out with precautions to take a break. The couple took a one-day road trip from Chennai to visit the magnificent Chidambaram Temple. After a long drive, refreshing conversations, change in scene and some hearty snacks, the couple came back home refreshed with new memories and this travelogue.

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