Moms’ Stories

Durga Yadav and her extraordinary journey

Durga Yadav is from Delwara, a village near Udaipur, Rajasthan. It’s a typical story of her being married off at the age of 5. She came to live with her husband’s family at the age of 15, becoming a mother only one year later. But the extraordinary journey begins as Durga wanted a different future for her children. She became inspired by her mother-in-law who was a master in stitching and patchwork. Crafts run in the family; her elder sister was working at Sadhna, a women’s cooperative of 700 masters in embroidery in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Sadhna provides income to female...

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At The Crossroads

“When the seeker is ready the guru will manifest” Author unknown It was about 6 months after I’d quit my job and I was beginning to get bored, wonder what I might do next. The mind was at unease and the questions around the meaning & purpose of life, what next, Mommy guilt were all fierce & furiously swirling in my head. It was at this juncture as I was on the cusp of turning 40 and quite likely going through a mid-life crisis, I learned about the “I am a Teacher” program being offered at the Heritage Xperiential...

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Incredible India – An International Cake Collaboration by Tina Scott Parashar

Incredible India – An International Cake Collaboration Hosted by – Tina Scott Parashar India has been the nurturer of tradition and culture for long. When so many cultures amalgamate together, a rich heritage is born. It is from that heritage that they draw inspiration. This collaboration, hosted by Tina Scott Parashar, is born out of the collective effort of over a hundred very talented cake artists who have come together to create visual works of brilliance through their favorite medium, sugar.This collaboration revealed on 11 November 2017 and showcased the beauty and cultural diversity of India. It was chosen...

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Money Gym by Women on Wealth

I was on the Women on Wealth WhatsApp list for close to a year without a clue as to who they are or what they do. So what’s new? Everybody wants to be rich and famous. Ok, at least rich. And everybody who is a coach, consultant, a healer has the answer to how to be rich or more “spiritually” how to attract abundance. What’s different was my question? And then one day early Feb this year I got a call from a woman who spoke to me about what the Money Gym program had done for her.  A...

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A Special Birthday: My First Solo Travel – Uttrakhand

It’s been an unusual set of recent months in my life. From taking a sabbatical to pure indulgence at home, with kids and life in general. Home, children & their exams seemed like the most meaningful, tangible goal I had. The absence of the busyness of exams by end-March was weighing me down. I was also becoming increasingly aware of a growing dissonance within me. I was beginning to reflect on my life, on the turn of recent events, on my past and how hazy the future appeared but amidst a lot of chaos and clutter. The yearning for...

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4 Muscle-Moms Breaking the Stereotypes

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” This is a famous quote by C.S Lewis and I felt exactly the same when I interviewed these 4 amazing moms who are actually living their dream. Their dedication and hard work in staying fit are truly commendable. Read on as they share their journey with all of us and I am sure that their life story would motivate many of us. Kudos to the muscle moms!   Shweta Rai Bajaj     Please tell us something about yourself    I am a  fitness professional...

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