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Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4: Celebration of Womanhood and Entrepreneurship Spirit

 

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. Helen Keller

Dream Catchers upcoming event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 is such a fantastic platform which can justify this quotation to its true sense.

Shalima Motial, the organizer of the event and Founder & CEO of Dream Catchers gets the credit for coming up with such a magnificent idea which is into the 4th season this time. And making it a true celebration of womanhood and inner beauty Shalima has been successful to get women entrepreneurs as sponsors for the event. Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 is going to provide the participants beautiful life time moments while they walk on the ramp with their loved ones and is also celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship by giving these entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products and services. There is a fantastic news for participants and sponsors that Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 will be covered by Colors TV Singapore for the first time.

Here we have the list of all sponsors who are going to add great value to the event-

Myra’s is the presenting sponsor for the event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 -Eat, Drink & Party at Myra’s and enjoy Mexican and North Indian food specialties. Visit  www.myras.sg for details.

Life by Design:  It’s about  Reclaiming, Recharging and  Reframing Life on your own terms…to Celebrate ‘being the best you can’. Their Vision is to take Life Coaching out of the realm of ‘corporates only’ and take it to where it will impact the most. They are on a Mission to Inspire and Empower Women and Youth through Workshops, Group, and One-on-one Coaching. Life By Design makes it your Lifestyle Choice.

Oxhide is the latest name in Singapore in Luxury Leather Goods.Oxhide offers a full range of leather products handbags, belts, wallets, office bags, travel bags and much more. Dream Catchers have secured an exclusive discount of 40 percent for Oxhide’s fan club and participants. You can visit their exclusive show room at Harbourfront center or buy online from their website.

Food n Wellness is by Meenu Agarwal. Meenu Agarwal the clinical dietitian provides customized nutrition and diet plan services for weight loss, healthy skin and manage medical ailments like diabetes, thyroid, and cholesterol.

Mila’s is the jewelry that speaks the beauty of a woman. In the words of owner of Mila Sujata
“I am a Jewellery Designer specializing in high-quality hand-made Fashion Jewellery. I love creating jewelry using these beautiful stones, such as Amethyst, Agate, Jasper, Quartz, Onyx or Jade, to name a few.”

Positive Minds by Rummana Kaed: Rummana is a Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. from National University of Singapore). Her current focus involves counseling individuals and helping them deal with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, relationship issues and parenting challenges. She is a dynamic and effective speaker and also conducts talks and workshops on a variety of topics.

Dansation Fitness: Dansation Fitness combines Dance and Fitness moves to create magic. This magic potion is addictive and will motivate you to come back to class. Rashmi , founder of Dance Sensation believes that this is a key to achieving your fitness goals. Experience it to believe it.

Evente Clinic is featuring over 30 most sought after Real estate brands from throughout India. Come, be a part of The India Property Fair on the 19th and 20th, of August 2017 and rub shoulders with industry experts while they conduct seminars and expert talks on Home buying in India. It’s the new dawn of Indian Real Estate ….and the RIGHT TIME to find your DREAM HOME BACK HOME.

Luxe Interior Design is one stop design and builds company that covers everything from carpentry to electrical works. They are committed to delivering inspired designs and exceptional service. They aim to be the one of the most innovative and customer oriented design & build a team that is able to interpret and translate a client’s vision of a dream home into design expressions.

Visual Artists: A center of excellence for promoting education among students of all ages helping the moms to improve the technical expertise, creative and observational skills of their children. Visual Artists is founded by Jaya Gupta who is a conceptual artist.

Zen Excellence School & Meadow: Zen Excellence School & Meadow is a Leadership Coaching, talent management and consulting organization partnered with Voicekraft Asia & Talentstrat providing a suite of services to corporates and individuals with artfully designed sessions to enhance productivity, creativity, and excellence at work and in the life of individuals.

The Golden Closet: The Golden Closet is Singapore’s leading multi-designer pop-up store offering latest Indian designer wears and must-haves of the season. Find all your wardrobe needs from Jewelleries, Accessories, Anarkalis, Sarees, Lehengas, Tunics, Shoes, Bags and Clutches at one stop. Our team is always on hand to assist with styling advice and queries, and we guarantee the best shopping experience every time.

Kundalini Yoga by Akashakti : Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life.

Vastraa: As per vision of Vastraa “Get simple, Go Green”. With their handmade and ergonomic designs created in eco-friendly fabrics, your girls get to wear simple, earthy and breathtaking paavaadais. Each month a portion of their sales goes towards the chosen NGO. What can be better than your precious ones looking angelic, and your money spent making a positive difference to somebody’s life?

Treasure Tove: “The passion of reaching out to women like myself to look and feel good brought about the birth of Treasure Trove,” says Harmanpreet the founder of Treasure Tove. After all, no one wants to look like a mass produced accessory factory thus Harman’s clutches are mostly handmade with trendy designs. Hope you enjoy stepping out in style with the clutches Treasure Trove provides

Home Accents by Aditi Grover: Home Accents is a décor cum lifestyle store. It houses the world’s finest and most exquisite products from around the globe under one roof! There is style and class in all of Aditi’s merchandises. Home Accents has revived the world of décor. Modernizing it, yet keeping it true to its old world charm.

Dance Embassy: Dance Embassy is the official choreographer for the event. The team of Dance embassy has been transforming lives through Dance, Fitness, and Wellness in Singapore and the World, since 2010.

Rang Mantra: An International e-boutique with a vintage charm. A perfect amalgamation of colors (Rang) of ethnic fashion crafted by the most talented artisans from the weaving communities across India with the simplicity (Mantra) of a modern outlook. From finest of silk varieties to the tenderness of cotton, Rang Mantra has everything to give a personal style statement of every woman.

Trust Yoga; Trust yoga center shares best yoga knowledge with all, regardless of gender, age, religion, and nationality. Basic sharing comprises Yogic science, asana, pranayama & kriya practices and meditation. Centre offers minimum 100 regular classes per week comprising flexibility, strength & mind training with breath control.  

Cake-O-Holic: Manira Mondal is the owner of Cake-O-Holic. In Singapore where the bakery is in every corner, Manira has managed to set her mark and it shines bright like a star, not only within her friend circle & relatives but also some newer clients!

Just Nail It: Bringing the best to the East! All under one roof! Get Nailed! Get Waxed, Threaded, Bleached, A Hot Oil Therapy for Head and Neck, and get glowing with a Facial –All under one roof! Call for appointments @ 64494411 or what’s app @ 96515191.

Aiyaz Dance Academy Pte Ltd(ADA) is doing the opening act at Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4. Their team is packed with dedication and commitment, driven by passion and the will, at the same time reaching out through personal touch.The best dance academy in Singapore which not only trains students to learn the best form of dances but also provides the best platforms to enhance their talents.

It is such a pleasure to know about these wonderful entrepreneurs and their innovative work. Women Lines wishes all the best to Shalima and all sponsors and participants in the event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4.

Friends book your tickets now to be part of the celebration with your friends and family!

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3 ways to save money and be happy gals!

It is the blessed time you are living in friends! 

You are empowered with information because of surplus channels, you are empowered with right mindset because of your education and you are empowered with confidence because of your right grooming. As a working woman, you are really working hard to be financially independent and live life on your own terms. It is your duty to yourself to tap into all sources which can help you in saving money to secure your future. A little amount of homework, time management, and passion can help you to save money and utilize it for better investments-

 

1.Exercise at home– Exercise is a must activity for any woman who wants to lead a healthy life. Doing exercises at gyms under the guidance of trainers is quite in fashion.  This requires investment in terms of time and money. If you are able to create a set of exercise as per your body requirement with a combination of Yoga and aerobics there is no need to go to the gym at all. Social media is full of such articles which can teach certain exercises to be carried at home.

2. Cook at home- Gals make cooking your hobby. Stop taking it as a mundane activity. Change your mindset for cooking as it is very well said- “You look what you eat”. And once you start cooking with an intention of looking good and healthy you will be amazed seeing the results. Save money by avoiding ordering food, plan out healthy cooking dates with friends, make groups of like-minded people who want to explore healthy cooking and share healthy recipes with each other

3. Groom at home- Most of the women dreams to look as beautiful as she can and goes to any extent to spend money and avail various beauty grooming services for her benefit. It all takes a little attention to hair and skin and enhancing inner beauty by eating well to look beautiful. Parlours and spas can be helpful in providing instant solutions to your beauty problems. But in the long run, your personal care will be responsible for your outer and inner beauty. Therefore friends start empowering yourself with knowledge and to do a list of actions to be taken at home for your beauty care. After all, you are considered to be a multitasker, everything is possible for you!

Movie Dangal- A mindset revolutionising movie!!

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Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan, you are a perfectionist in real terms!

Movie Dangal is another feather in your cap of blockbuster movies which stands out in a crowd of certain substandard movies in present times. Time is changing very fast and so is the mindset of the youth section of our society. Somehow because of crazy social media trends, girls nowadays are getting more focused on just the way they look and what they wear. This movie has alerted Gals of today about developing a killing aspiration to achieve something in life and putting hard work and passion behind achieving that dream.

Girls are working, they are financially independent but somehow, suddenly everybody wants to achieve only slim figure and wear short dresses which they love to imitate from movie stars of today. But hang on gals!!!You just cannot spend the whole young age of your life worrying about your figure and looks. This is the time when you should be having your list of goals to achieve in life. You should be developing your other skills which can help you to move ahead. Eating healthy and exercising as per requirement of your body will definitely help to lead a healthy life and having a slim body. If a girl from the village can get a gold in Olympics then why not city girls?

Life is beautiful and time is precious. Be mindful how and where you are using your time. Get a dose of inspiration by watching movie Dangal and work towards making your life more meaningful

How to use every minute of the day productively?

1440 mins a day!time

Yes,  friends, we have 1440 mins a day to use and it all depends on  us, how we can use it constructively. Life is really getting busier for womenfolk, especially mothers who have to be a real multitasker to take care of her all responsibilities. Time flies and then we realize we could have managed it better, only if we were aware of it. If the woman is working then she has to schedule her time as per requirement by her job. If not working then she has to manage her time as per her family. It is all about how you can make these 1440 mins productive for yourself which  can help you to lead a happy life. Here are some tips, which can help you to manage your time better way-

1.The habit of listing–  Use your phone to make your lists as in present times the phone is always in hands. There are many apps in which you can make your lists. Download one such app and just list about all important matters in life.

2. Pomodoro technique–  The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method. The technique breaks work into intervals, traditionally 25 mins separated by short breaks.The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. For working women, this method is really helpful as it helps in keeping social media distractions at the bay.

3. Work smarter, not harder– Mantra for the day should be Work smarter not harder. Instead of having a robotic approach for work, try to be thoughtful and always ask yourself  if something can be done more efficiently or eliminated altogether. Managing your time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into your day as possible. It’s about simplifying how you work, doing things faster, and relieving stress.

4. Plan your day– A workday is busy, so you really have only one chance to plan what you’re going to do. Physically writing the list and prioritizing the sequence can be really helpful.The morning is the most important time to think “What have I got to do today?”

5. Be mindful of time spending over social media-  Time spent browsing Twitter or gaming or watching TV and movies can be one of the biggest drains on productivity. Once we become aware of how much time we spend on these activities we can control it.  Give a thought about how much time gets wasted every time you check your notification or browse through feeds. It is very important to remember that your day is more real than people’s update.

6. Do something during a waiting time- We tend to have a lot of time when we don’t do many things.Waiting rooms, lines at stores, waiting for the doctor, there are many such times which you can use productively.

Our goal should be to arrange our tasks in such a way that we are happily carrying all tasks. Usually, we get caught up so much in the busyness of work that we forget to enjoy our work.It’s all about clearing away space in life and  make time for people, play, and rest.

 

 

Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers: They came, They saw, They conquered!

On 27th Aug, in the beautiful settings of The Pavilion , 37 Gorgeous Models walked on the ramp, with their lovely families or lovers. Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers event was a tremendous success and was an amazing event to attend. runway2

It’s not every day that 37 Moms get on stage, dressed to perfection, and that too with their families or lovers, as motherhood is really a busy job. Ms. Shalima Motial, the event organizer who is the Founder & CEO  of Dream Catchers, an online talent showcase company, left no stone unturned to make it a successful event. From dresses to jewelry, makeup artists to stylists, décor to music, lucky draws, and Strikey Posey Photobooth. Everything was taken care of in details, to make runway Moms and Runway Lovers feel special. Music by DJ Kushal and hosting by Emcee Himani spiced the event. Himani kept the interest of the audience and made sure they had fun.

The models looked absolutely lovely. What a beautiful moment for every participant, to be on stage, with their loved ones and that too looking their best. Such an amazing family time captured by the battery of photographers forever. It was wonderful to see supporting husbands and lovers, walking together with their lovely partners and making them feel special. Three Generations walking together on stage was an awesome treat to eyes.runway3

Kids bonding with parents, daughters having jovial moments with smart moms. It was such an excitement all over…models getting special treatment by photographers and getting clicked in different poses throughout the event. The second round was a very special round as there were kids on stage who wanted to share their passion they dearly support for the cause- Saying no to leather and preventing Animal cruelty . There were lovely dance performances by De Dance Star and BollyOne groups.

The audience got the chance to win lucrative lucky draws sponsored by “TeamWork Productions, F & B Vouchers from Tandoor at Holiday Inn, a pair of gorgeous outfits for the Mother and Child by Glitter Glam & tickets to Sunidhi Chauhan show which is being organized by OTB Creations.  There was a party  after the ramp. Everyone enjoyed dancing together.

It was such an amazing team work by all sponsors, media partners, and other supports. Media partners- Colors TV Channel, Radio Masti 96.3Fm, Let’s Think Aloud.com gets credit for the event success. Wonderful support by all other sponsors-

  • All Runway Models were wearing beautiful jewelry on the ramp sponsored by “Divya Rathi Jewelry” and “ARKO by Archana Jain
  • I create Wealth Planners
  • Makaan Mumbai
  • Yellow Cabinet
  • LoaferJama
  • Amore Creations
  • SoulKids Academy East Coast
  • Missamore SG
  • Hive by Wala Wala
  • Institute for First Aid Training
  • Glitter Glam
  • Singapore Indian Models Agency, watch out for this all of you gorgeous Runway Models
  • V John Photography
  • 2 Right Feet
  • Unique Masque, Lynda has been very supportive and patient with make-up needs
  • Elegansy
  • Strikey Posey Photobooth, special shoutout to Bhavesh
  • Shutterspeed Photography
  • DeDance Star, Anu Sharma you ROCK
  •  BollyOne, Preeti thanks, Rock On                                                                                                                                                           runway                                                                                 Visit this link to have a feel of the whole event-        https://www.facebook.com/dreamcatchersvision/?fref=ts                                                                                                                                                                                Altogether a vibrant night with ramp walk, performances, Shows, Music & Dance. What else do you need?  Next Runway Moms/ Runway Lover event will be happening  in March 2017, do look out for the date! This event is going to be the talk of the town and will be looked for every year to return with lots of fun and laughter.Please visit https://m.facebook.com/dreamcatchersvision/  for more pics of the event and to know about other events by Dream Catchers.

Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers ready to rock!

The stage is all set for the ramp!

One day to go for our beautiful ladies to walk the ramp with their lovely kids or lover in Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers event, at an alluring setting of The Pavilion @ Far East Square, 28 China Street.Time from 5-10pm on 27th Aug, Saturday.

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The journey for last 2 months has been very exciting. From registration process to other pre-events like fantastic ‘The Meet and Greet’ at Moshi Moshi Bollywood . This was followed by proper introduction between Dream Catchers team, sponsors and runway participants. Fun filled Party at Hive by Wala Wala was icing on the cake. It helped in breaking the inhibitions between the participants and many friendship bonds were strengthened. And then the final rehearsals has really created a buzz-

https://www.facebook.com/letsthinkaloud/videos/1090280227724474/

Shalima Motial has done a wonderful job of providing a platform to these wonderful and multitalented ladies to celebrate their achievements in life.

Here is the introduction about talented participants in their own words-

1. Soma Roy Ghosal : I am Soma, mother of one son and working as Corporate Administrative Executive in a Wealth Management Company. I have recently won Saree Queen 2015 at Bukit Panjang CC.

2. Pratik/ Dharini: I am a doting Mom, a passionate working professional, and an occasional homemaker. My loving Husband never forgets to get time for the family amid work pressure. I am totally spellbound by his loving and caring attitude.

3. Tania: I am the mother of a 19 months old son. I have been in Singapore for almost 3 years now and I would describe myself as a strong minded modern woman with traditional values. I believe in living my life to the fullest and nothing stops me to live my dreams and passion.

4. Sonal Sharma: I have recently gone back to a full-time job at Raffles Relocation & Mobility, after a sabbatical of almost 12 years. Balancing work and everything else fills up my entire day and I am so glad I have found a purpose I had been searching for. I enjoy acting, never thought of doing it before, however after 2 successful plays I feel I really enjoy theater.

5. Preeti Kachroo: She is a visionary, a philosopher, a philanthropist, a writer, a researcher, a blogger, dance enthusiast, yoga trainer and social worker. Besides donning the many hats, she writes her mind through #preetidiaries. Preeti is a founder, Director of Dance & Events Company, named “BollyOne”.

6. Pashmin Chopra Sood: I am Pashmin Chopra Sood Living in Singapore from last seven years . I did my post graduation in MBA finance stream and had an opportunity to work with some of the major Banks in India. Now I am a stay at home mom for my 4 years old Daughter Ashlyn.

7. Rashmi Hampihallikar: I am a Licenced Instructor for “Zumba Fitness” and “Zumba for Kids” and l love what I do. Prior to being a Zumba instructor, I have done my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics and then my Masters.

8. Kartiki Kulkarni: I am a happy wife and mom of a teenage son. Personally, I would describe myself as an ambitious, caring and loving, friendly and happy individual with positive attitude.On the professional front, I used to work as a teacher but quit the job to give more time to family and explore my personal interests such as dance.

9. Nidhi: From cruising the sunny skies to juggling the demands of motherhood, life has come a long way. Although my path is sometimes unclear and journey not always fun, I am glad I have great companions to cheer me on. I am a researcher at NUS and enjoy yoga during leisure.

10. Archana Amlapure: Myself, Archana , an enthusiastic, always wanting to do and try different things in life, passionate about yoga, dance and a caring person. Professionally, I worked in software industry for about 12 years and now quit the job to explore the field of yoga and to be with my two growing kids.

11. Apsara Naiding Bodo: I am Apsara and am excited…because I am a simple and happy stay at home Mom of 2.6-year-old boy, extremely busy with him….landed here in Singapore 5 years ago.

12. Binita Anup Kumar: I am Mrs. Binita Anup Kumar. I originally hail from Assam but have been living in Delhi for the last 17 years, working as a teacher there. I shifted to Singapore with my husband and family in 2014. I like singing, gardening and watching Bollywood movies.

13. Seema Seal: I am an Indian staying in this beautiful city of Singapore for the last 2 years. Currently, I am pursuing a course in Travel and Tourism from IATA.I am married for the past 26 years and my husband works for a Maritime Organisation in Singapore. I am a mother of 2 beautiful teenage girls who have become my close friends over the years.

14. Devyani Tilak: Mum, wife, daughter, sister, friend and career woman are some of the roles I play in my life. Blessed with 2 lovely daughters and an amazing husband and family, I try to make a positive impact on every role. An alumnus of the prestigious XLRI Jamshedpur, and a career woman for 20 years dance.

15. Kalpana Kundan: Working as a senior executive & also the proud mom of a teenager. I came to Singapore 6 years back before that I was in USA for 5 years !Ramp walk with my beloved Son Suryansh is a great opportunity for me.

16. Smita Roy: Starting her career with technology giant Microsoft , Smita head’s the business for a cool cloud technology company called Rhipe. She also supports Divine Script,a nonprofit organization supporting Women from the marginalized sections of the society, who are often forced into prostitution as the only option of livelihood.

17. Poonam Sharma: For the most part of her career Poonam was facing the camera. She has been one of the well know faces on satellite television, anchoring news and sports-based programs targeted at Asian audiences.Poonam currently works for global media solutions company MediaGuru’ and drives it to foray in South East Asia,

18. Mehak Ankar & Misha Mainrai : From being a Radio Jockey in India & Singapore to An Entrepreneur running an events company Out of the Box Creationz, Life had been quite a ride for Mehak. Misha changed it overnight! 18months of sleepless nights and some amazing work projects in her kitty, Mehak likes to spend some quality time with family, especially with Misha in her initial years!

19. Aditi Pathak: Rahul and I moved to Singapore from London two years back and are now completely in love with this vibrant city. Having worked for several years in social care back in London, I now look forward to exploring new avenues in my life. I rekindled my love for oil painting and am currently embarking on a western art training course with NAFA.

20. Rupali Kavitha: Kavitha is an aspiring entrepreneur, managing 3 online businesses concurrently. She is a full-time senior staff nurse in Singapore General Hospital and manages her businesses during her off days and on weekends. She is the owner of an online exclusive murukku store called ‘Munchy Murukku’ and sells Indian snacks to individuals and has been the sole distributor for many MNC companies and famous restaurants such as ‘Komalas’ in Little India.

21. Kavita Thakral and Jagdeep Thakral:
Jagdeep – Works for the IHG group of hotels – currently GM at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre.
Kavita – Teaching French IB / AP. Worked at OFS, Singapore ( 5 years ) and International Schools in Cambodia n Penang prior to OFS.
Both of us love life king size!! Live it up with a passion for work, golf, tennis, swimming, diving, yoga, Pilates, music and dance.

22. Shirley Sivakumar : Shirley Williams is a self-driven woman. Happily married for 15 years, she is a proud mom of 3 handsome boys. She devotes most of her time away from work to her family which is where her passion developed further. She wanted to make a difference. That is when the Institute of First Aid Training evolved.

23.Mona Bishnoi: Let’s hear the daughter talk for a change:)
Hi, this is Pranita . We are living in this wonderful country Singapore for 2 years now . I am doing my MBA here . I love animals , dancing , cooking …
Our whole family lives here too. Dad is a marine engg. Working in a shipping company here . My mom Mona Bishnoi is an entrepreneur making crafts stuff from home . I am so excited about walking the Fashion Ramp organized by Dream Catchers with my lovely Mom

24. Ruby Mathur : Ruby says….I am married and a mother of a 14 years old boy. I have always been inclined towards style and trends so after schooling from The Air ForceSchool, Delhi, I completed my Bachelors and Masters in Textiles and Clothing from Delhi University and studied Fashion at the same time.I recently moved back to Singapore and looking forward to hosting events in Singapore. Excited about walking the ramp with my son!

25. Farah: I am Farha Tehseen, proud mom of two handsome boys. I moved to Singapore 10 yrs back and got opportunities to work as AVP with international banks in Singapore for past 8 years. Now I feel proud to be successfully raising my kids and spending my time with them when they need it most.

26. Pooja Bishnoi: I am a proud mommy to my wonderful 15-month-old baby boy Neil. He is the magic in my life and fills me with joy and anticipation each day as I get back from my full-time job . He can just about walk with support so what a star to be doing a ramp show before he can even walk?
27. Shalaka: Shalaka says I’ve been a homemaker for a couple of years now, before that I’ve worked intensively on interior designing as well as pursued my passion of becoming a yoga instructor. Apart from that, I play tennis and swim for pleasure. I don’t have a background in fashion but it’s always been on my bucket list.

28. Shashi Rastogi: I am Shashi, living in Singapore for past 10years with my darling hubby Amitabh Rastogi. I am blessed with two lovely daughters.
I was lucky to have had the opportunity, during my earlier years in India, to pursue my hobby of modeling. Other than being an ardent Mother, I assist my
Hubby in his new business venture.

29. Aditi Gupta: Aditi says as is mother, so is daughter! Arianna is the one who leads the mind and heart to make our life beautiful. Whether it is winning the Mrs. Global India Expat, Singapore 2015, doing photo shoots, walking runways, being a part-time model or working full-time, she is my greatest support and gives me strength to step ahead in everything.

30. Githa and Ravichandran: Being a Swimming Coach for over 13 years, I have trained students from beginner to competitive levels. Assist people that suffer from Arthritis, Back Pain, Slip-disc, Asthmatics & etc. with Aqua Aerobics I am married to my Superhero Ravichandran with 2 wonderful boys of age 4 & 2.

31. Archana Jain: A mother of ever smiling 17-year-old girl and an undemanding 13-year-old boy, Archana Jain is the founder of Arko, producing one of a kind artisanal jewelry. Her label’s jewelry will be shown on the ramp whilst models walk with elegance and grace.

32. Monika Narayanan: She  is walking with both her girls & is Super excited to participate in the event.

33. Suman Kumari: Suman Kumari is walking the ramp with Runway Series the 2nd time. She is a motivational speaker & runs her own business despite being a busy mom of 3 wonderful daughters.

34.Priyanka Agarwal: Sheis looking fwd to walking with her Daughter Arsheeya & is excited to party after the fashion walk.

35. Rajrupa: Rajrupa  says “My attitude towards life is very positive and I’m a good learner, always improving myself both in academics and real life. My sweet little daughter is now 19 months old, we share nice and precious time and steal fun on a daily basis.”

36. Anupama Murali: Anupama is an IT process consultant, yoga and meditation trainer for kids, teens and adults she is making a difference in the lives of others as an ‘Art of Living’ coach. She is married to a banker who pretends to be in her control but who by her own admission has had a strong influence on where she is right now – a happy and successful coach, mother and wife!

 37. Shalima
Dream Catchers is an online talent showcase company that organizes events as well! From cruising several airlines as an air hostess in my 20’s to being an entrepreneur with experience of running two companies Stepping Stones(Placement Company) and Dream Catchers,I have had the opportunity to learn a lot. Have PR experience as well plus a Fashion Designing background along with a Masters degree in English Literature, feel like a Jack of a lot of trades. Happily busy with Dream Catchers now since 5 years, check us out at www.dreamcatchersvision.com. I’ve been Blessed with a good life as I am a positive, happy person who loves to learn from everyone who comes in my life!

 

Veenu Kalra is the Stylist for the event & 2 Right Feet is  the choreography company with choreographers named Hasika & Menka, who are training the participants to set the ramp on fire. There is a dedicated team of  Bhagyashree, Meghna, Swati & Ujala behind the event &  rocking Emcee Himani is going to add some excitement  to the  event by  hosting it.

If you want to be part of the audience of this fun-filled evening, you can buy tickets @25$  There is  a DJ dance party to Bollywood music and the photo booth with instant prints after the event. Call Shalima, 91855177 to enquire for tickets. Tickets are also available at the event.

 Women Lines wishes all the best to all participants. Keep an eye at Womenlines page next week to know detailed report about the event!

Changing trends in media reporting!

I am an Indian and I am proud of my cultural values and traditions!images

Today morning It was disturbing to read media news by a leading newspaper reporting about a famous bollywood star and cricketer couple going to stay together before marriage. It is their personal choice and like many other couples they also believe in live in relations but why to report in media in such a big way.

Youngsters in any country always idolize film stars and other sportsperson as they see them at a level where they have achieved some goals in life. But if their social behaviour is also followed then I wonder what will happen to few cultural values and traditions which every parent wants to see in their child. I don’t want to sound like a watchdog for traditions and cultures. What my worry is this inappropriate reporting in media is slowly going to kill the traditional beliefs and values of our country.If media reports with responsibility and highlights more news which glorifies our values and traditions then it can save them from becoming extinct.

Media can really play a strong role in propagating values in any society. I am grateful to responsible media reporting during my school and college times which really helped me to gain right knowledge and follow right traditions which is helping me to exist confidently in a foreign land.

I sincerely request today’s media authority to take fully responsibility of what type of news they are printing, with a thought in their mind that how it is going to affect the young generation of our country!

 

Who is the person from history that you would most like to meet and talk to?Why?What would you like to ask?

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Spread love everywhere  you go.Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”-Mother Teresa

At age of 12 she felt strongly the call of God. At age of 18 she left home to serve people and the rest of her story is really a history to be taught to coming generation that somebody like her really existed on earth.If I get a chance to meet any historical figure Mother Teresa will be that lady whom I would like to meet and talk. How can such a lady exist who served humanity without any hope of return. “The  Missionaries of Charity” was started by Mother  to love and care  for those persons nobody was prepared to look after.This organisation is present in many countries all over world and following Mother’s way of helping needy people .

Mother Teresa followed her instincts and was always ready to help poor. First calling made her realize she is born to help others and second calling made her realize that she should not lead her life as a Convent Nun but should help poor directly . Her life history teaches us if there is will there is way. Her desire to help people was fulfilled and various organisations across whole world supported her mission. From the late 1960s until 1980, the Missionaries of Charity expanded both in their reach across the globe and in their number of members. Mother Teresa opened houses in Australia, the Middle East, and North America. In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. By that same year there were 158 Missionaries of Charity foundations. Whenever she got a chance she found out someway to help the section of society who really required most help. Like for Aids Patients she opened a first house’Gift of Love’ in 1985in New York where she  spoke at the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly.

I want to hug her and feel her positivity around myself. Somebody pure like her can be like God only and in true words she is a saint. I want to ask her how she managed to be such a pure person. How she managed to be a human and save herself from all negativity around herself. How she was able to make her will power so strong?

 

 

‘Women Deliver’organization get sets for Maternal and Reproductive Health Conference May 28,2013 in Malaysia

Hats off to Jill Sheffield, founder of “Women Deliver’ for her dedicated efforts in the field of improving Maternal health of women across the world. Mission of Women Deliver itself speaks volume about their objective of concern about women-Invest in Girls and Women – it pays!

 

Women  Deliver is a global advocacy organization working to generate political commitment and financial investment for fulfilling Millennium Development Goal5-to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.  Ms Sheffield, the founder of Women Deliver  has achieved so many accolades that its not possible to introduce her in one line. Concerned majorly about women issues throughout Ms Sheffield is serving on the board of the Pangaea Global Aids foundation, she is also the founder of Family Care International(FCI).She founded FCI IN 1987 in response to call at the Women’s Decade Conference in Nairobi which identified the silent tragedy that one women dies each minute from pregnancy related causes.Ms Sheffield is also one of the few civil society representatives appointed to the UN Secretary Generals Commission of Information and accountability for women’s and children’s health.
Women Deliver is organizing Maternal and Reproductive Health Conference 2013 in Kaula Lampur on 28-30May.A number of influential leaders like Melinda Gates(Cochair Bill and Mellinda Foundation), Helen Clark(Administrator UNDP), Anuradha Gupta(Joint Secretary Ministry of Health , India), Michelle Bachelet(Under-Secretary-General and executive Director of United Nation Women)  and many others are confirmed to participate in Women Deliver’s third global Conference. .    Answers by Women Delivers to certain queries mentioned below itself proves the clarity of their purpose-

What are the critical issues that women face, especially in Southeast Asia?

Globally, more than 287,000 women die each year during pregnancy or child birth, and more than 200 million women want, but do not have access to, contraceptives. We have made progress for girls and women under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the pace of change is accelerating. Since 1990, fewer women are living in extreme poverty, more women have access to modern contraception, and maternal deaths have nearly halved. But challenges remain, and progress is uneven across regions and countries.

Southeast Asia in particular showcases the promise, progress and continued challenges facing women’s health and equality.  The region has successfully reduced gender inequality in education, and has made remarkable progress in reducing maternal deaths. However, Asia and the Pacific continue to bear the brunt of maternal deaths — almost 40 percent of maternal deaths worldwide occur in the region.

Why is it that women still suffer from the above-mentioned problems nowadays?

Historically, women’s health issues have not been prioritized. In fact, progress toward MDG(Millennium Development Goal) 5 has been the slowest of all the MDGs – and it’s not for a lack of solutions that work. We know how to save women’s lives and increase access to contraceptives, but to do this successfully, we need both political will and financial commitments to deliver the services women want and need. For too long, maternal and reproductive health have been seen as “women’s issues,” but they are not. They are everyone’s issues. It is up to all leaders to ensure that these issues receive the attention and the funding they deserve

What this year’s conference will try to achieve ?

Taking place as discussions about the post-2015 development architecture are underway, Women Deliver 2013 will be a landmark opportunity to ensure that girls and women remain a development priority worldwide –and to hold leaders accountable for the impressive commitments they’ve made.We must move from promises to progress. With thousands of global influencers in the room, we can – and we will – generate the political will, financial investments and grassroots action needed to improve girls’ and women’s health and rights. –

How different is this year’s conference compared to previous years? For example, are there more participants than ever? Different themes being discussed?

This will be Women Deliver’s third global conference and we anticipate it will be our largest and most influential yet, with thousands of private and public sector leaders from 160 countries expected to attend.This will be the first time the conference is taking place in Asia, and as a result, progress and continued obstacles facing women’s health and equality in Asia will be a key focus. It’s also the first time the conference will be held in a predominantly-Muslim country, offering a unique opportunity to tackle pressing challenges in the broader Muslim world.

Womenlines wishes best of luck to Women Deliver for their future endeavours!

Hurray for Malala!

Its all about courage!

Malala, a Pakistani teen blogger is a symbol of defiance against militants. An outspoken critic of Taliban Malala came into news when she was shot head onOn 9 October 2012,  in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improvedand she was sent to a hospital in UK for  intensive rehabilitation.She is known for her education and women’s rights activism in her country where the  Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls.

Malala’s undomineering courage has already helped her in achieving nomination for the InternatPaional Children’s Peace Prizeby Desmond Tutu and Nobel Peace Prize. The latest feather in her cap is that she has signed  a deal of $3 million to publish her memoir.and this is a incredible feat.The book, titled “I am Malala”, will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world.

If you are honest and courageous then sky is the limit for you!Womenlines wishes best of luck to Malala for her future endeavours.