From private equity fund, MD to road safety nonprofit, founder: Interview with Ashoka fellow Piyush Tewari
It was a regular work day for private-equity honcho Piyush Tewari in 2007 when he got news that his 17-year-old cousin had bled to death in a road crash because of lack of timely medical assistance. This event moved Piyush to such an extent that he quit his job... Read more
Founder of Heritage Jazz Armando Gonsalves explains the way forward for Goa
Ace pianist by the age of 12, prominent businessman and the creative soul responsible for reviving the Carnival in Goa in the 80s and rolling out the state’s first colour newspaper pages in the 90s, Armando Gonsalves could easily relax and bask in the glory of his past achievements... 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
Dealing with PTSD at work: Psychiatrist Atul Aswani says HR can help!
As per the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report, nearly 38 million Indians suffer from some form of anxiety disorder that requires professional intervention. One such anxiety disorder is PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition which if not treated on time can completely destroy an individual’s personal as... Read more
“Failure has been my biggest motivator”: Anugrah’s story of living with learning disorders
Growing up, Anugrah Kallianpur always felt like he was a failure because of his consistently poor performance in school. But little did he know that his inability to read, learn and write like others his age was mainly due to his learning disorders: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.     ... Read more
I wanted to be a rockstar: Interview with Eddie Prithviraj, director of Chennai’s Unwind Center & Exodus
Eddie Prithviraj is currently the mastermind and driving force behind many of the most happening live music events and festivals across India. As managing director of the iconic music venue Unwind Center and founder of the popular event and artist management company Exodus in Chennai, the 43-year-old plays a... Read more
“I Always Do What Makes Me Happy,” says First Indian Female Grammy Winner
Chennai-based Indian playback singer-songwriter Tanvi Shah is unique. Not only is she the first Indian woman to win a Grammy, she’s also naturally gifted with the ability to sing fluently in several Indian and foreign languages. Starting her career as a designer with a degree in ceramics, Tanvi’s collision... Read more
On an emotional note: Interview with bass prodigy Mohini Dey
Mumbai-born bass guitarist Mohini Dey has achieved what most musicians can only dream about. After all, how many artists have performed and cut record deals with globally acclaimed artists right from the age of 10? Now 21, Mohini was first introduced to the guitar at the age of 3... Read more
Anger made me employ visually-impaired therapists, says Mettaa spa owner Joanita Figueredo
Anger may be viewed as a bad and destructive emotion by many. But it is exactly what led Mumbai’s Mettaa Spa Owner Joanita Figueredo to create employment for several visually-impaired individuals. It all started when Joanita got acquainted with many bright students during her volunteering work as a foot... 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