Every family has a story: Aashna Mulgaonkar #017

For our season finale, we're talking about a subject that is mainly Indian- Joint families, an arrangement where many generations bound by a common relationship live together in the same household. It’s common to see this kind of living arrangement in Indian families residing outside India as well. Some of us may have grown in…

We RISE by lifting others: Padmini Gupta #016

Our guest, Padmini Gupta, is an Oxford graduate, World Economic Forum Fellow and a social entrepreneur tackling a USD 5 billion industry in the Middle East. She combines her passion for solving social issues with building an enterprise that is sustainable and profitable. RISE, her fintech company, is her first foray as a social entrepreneur, and…

Feng Shui: Samita Khanna #015

Feng Shui means wind and water and is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of a man to his environment. Samita Khanna is a master consultant of Feng Shui with over twenty years of practice. The fundamental principle is that energy known in China as "Chi" flows through one's environment and all objects possess…

It’s never too late for new beginnings: Sanyukta Kumar #014

From a psychotherapist to a makeup consultant after a 20-year gap, our guest today Sanyukta Kumar is an exemplar of new beginnings. She moved to a new country with her kids when the youngest one was just three months old and her older daughter was four. Sanky, as she is lovingly known, decided like so…

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Harsha Makhija #013

Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to the reason for being. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are these some of the questions you ask yourself? Some of us would have spent our whole lives without finding or knowing it. Our guest today Harsha Makhija believes she has found her Ikigai.…

Anxiety, depression & bubbles! Sharon Bender #012

Sharon Bender has moved countries three times in two years with two children under the age of four. She is now settled and considers South Africa home. She is a single parent, loves even numbers, dreams of becoming a teacher someday and suffers from anxiety and clinical depression. On this episode of the podcast, Sharon…

Only a life lived for others is one worthwhile: Padmini Stump #011

Child loss is like a loss no other. It's grief of a lifetime, and there is no getting over or moving on from it. Our guest today Padmini Stump lost her son Steven in tragic circumstances 11 years ago. The days, months following his death left Padmini devastated, numb and depressed. On a night when…

Working mom or Stay at home mom: Which is the better choice? Sandra Skairjeh, Venita Alphonso #009

Starting a family for a woman is one of those life-altering decisions. It impacts all aspects of one's life especially one's career. The question should one continue to work or stay home to raise the children is one that has no straight answer. She may choose to be a stay at home mom, a working…

We are all responsible for our own lives! Samhita Goswami #008

We may reach a point in life where we feel like we're stuck in a rut or just unfulfilled. We want to make the change but don't know how. Traditionally our culture has meant we turn to our parents, uncles, aunts, friends who may or may not be qualified to guide us. We chat today…