Open UP: #120

There are angels in this world and they come in many forms!

Rashmi Praveen: Entrepreneurship, training & beyond

She was fifteen minutes ahead of our scheduled meeting and was ready to have a go at the questions. We skipped the regular questions for this interview, chatted for almost three hours and walked out being friends. I could see her love for training, development and how she is focused on bringing a change in the…

Anahita Batha and The Green Pocket

Even before my little one was born we were already thinking about which preschool to send her to. I cherish the schools where I had been to and more than the studies, I remember the time spent playing and with friends. When we were searching for a great play school with a close relationship with…

ART KARAT, Asha & The Raasleela Collection

She is the go to person when any top bollywood director wants some authentic jewellery to be designed for his film. Her creations have adorned several royal napes and she designed jewellery for some of the world’s most beautiful women including Lady Diana and Aishwarya Rai. She launched her line in 1988, a time when…

Open UP: # 23

“I am 70+. I live with my brother and his family. I work for 10-12 hours a day selling greens.  I make about Rs. 900 (about $20) on a good day. I am not working for money. I work so I am respected.” #OpenUP

Revise Diet with Atraeyee Niharchandra

“Can we meet today?”“Yes. How about 9 pm?”“Sounds good. Where?”“IIM Bangalore?”“Okay! See you there.” She comes at 9.30 pm packed in a helmet, scarf, jacket, handbag, with a smile that disarms my restlessness of waiting for 30 mins. As we walk out of the beautiful campus at 2 am, I tell her that she is…

Deepika Kabe & 2Dkart.com

Deepika Kabe was tired but fresh as she was just out of the pool after her mandatory Sunday swim. I was coming from a long day at work. Once we got the pizza, garlic bread and some Pepsi to relax, she slowly opened up about herself speaking about her passion, her love for art and…

Tiger and Anumeha Fatehpuria of The Arts in Education

In a world dominated by technological advances where your only source of entertainment is being hooked to your laptop, tablet and TV and when you end up having more meaningful conversations with your spouse, partner, children and parents is on the phone – This little lady in a white top and a floral printed skirt and free…

Shalini and Coffee Mug Ideas

What are your plans for this evening? Where do we go? And then the argument, dilemma, confusion begins. You have multiple solutions for the same problem but most of them want you to login to individual sites which is a tedious process.  Shalini Nautiyal and her Coffee Mug Ideas want to out an end to it by smoothing the…

Phoolkumari: FM for children

Her friendly voice recites poems for kids and she is a RJ for the kids on her own hindi radio channel – PhoolKumari! With rave reviews and a growing tribe of followers from mommies all over the world her fan following is here to grow. This week Phoolkumari talks to Tiger. Hello Phoolkumari! Can you…

Eat well with Ranjani Raman

How many times have you looked at yourself in a mirror and thought you should lose weight? How many times have you tried to lose on your own and lost? How many times have you wished for someone who would understand what your body needs, listen to your problems and come up with a special solution…