Art, the miracle drug for all
The creative process involved in experiencing art is not just refreshing but healing, too. As Rajeev entered the cozy dance studio nestled above the cafe near his office, he felt the stress of the day slipping away. He smiled and waved to a couple of familiar faces in the... Read more
Exclusive: Kerala’s biker queen Shyni Rajkumar reveals how to live life full throttle 
If there was a rulebook that stated that women can’t live the life of their dreams, Shyni Rajkumar aka Kerala’s Biker Queen would gladly ride over it! After all, crushing stereotypes about women comes naturally to this professional biker and former athlete, physical education teacher and police constable. Founder... Read more
Financial expert Neha Parikh reveals the biggest financial mistake most women in India make
Coming from a Gujarati family, certified financial planner (CFP) Neha Parikh knew financial expertise was in her blood. So after completing her college with a degree in economics, she immediately took up a job at a leading asset management company in India. This profile helped her understand the advisory... Read more
How to be your own Lakshmi
Meet the new Indian woman. She’s ambitious, attractive and has a string of qualifications behind her name. She’s a goddess controlling her own destiny…or at least she believes she is. That’s until, someone asks her about her personal finances. She looks momentarily perplexed upon hearing that question. But then... Read more
“To the world, it was an unused toilet. But for us, it was our House of Mercy” – Belinda Pereira, Founder, Karuna Ghar Foundation
Belinda Pereira may not be a household name (yet!), but she’s definitely a star in her own right. Right from her humble beginnings of being one among six children of a widowed seamstress residing in a tiny home in Mumbai to growing up and starting Karuna Ghar Foundation—an NGO... Read more
Unemployment and poverty: How young India can deal with this double whammy
Nearly two-thirds of India’s current population of 1.34 billion people is below the age of 35. While this young demographic has the potential to turn the country into an economic superpower in the next two decades, many leading economists believe that shortage of skilled labour in the current job... Read more
Financial Literacy – The Key to Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?
On September 25, 2015—after nearly three years of deliberation—the leaders of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States agreed to a list of 17 global goals that could radically transform the world for the better by 2030. So, what are these 17 goals? Known as the Sustainable Development Goals... Read more
“Time Now Makes Itself Available to Me,” says Romance-Novelist-cum-Financial-Services-Professional from Vasai
A voracious reader from a very early age, Isha Inamdar had always dreamt of seeing her name on the cover of a book. But as the years went by, she found herself stepping into the corporate world and focusing very little on her passion for writing. From crime reporting... Read more
Are Financially Dependent Women More Likely to be Sexually Harassed?
From sexually coloured remarks to inappropriate touching and even the promise of rewards in exchange of sexual favours, both men and women face different degrees of sexual harassment every day. Statistics, however, do reveal that women are more likely to be the victims of sexual crimes and men, the... Read more
Ladies,what’s your money personality?
Dear Women, Identifying your relationship with money is the first step towards a healthier, smarter and richer you. Here are 9 money personality profiles (along with expert opinions on each of them) that can help you identify your current financial situation and make changes to it if required. Traditional... Read more