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International Youth Leadership and Innovation Forum (IYLIF 2017): Platform for enhancing Innovation and Leadership in young minds

 

 

 

“Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.” -Francis Bacon

International Youth Ambassadors and Industry experts at International Youth Leadership and Innovation Forum (IYLIF 2017) proved this quote in the true sense. Annual IYLIF conference brought together a global panel of experts, educators, parents and accomplished youth from all over the world. IYLIF was a conference for youth (10-17 years) from all around the world to speak, discuss and collaborate on topics like Bullying, Stress, Human Values and Effects of technology in present times. This event was organized by As Many Minds in Singapore on 2nd Sep at Lifelong Learning Institute. IYLIF 2017 was supported by Up your Game 2016 Personal Development Community. Sindu Sreebhavan, founder of As Many Minds strongly believes “Innovations happen when we create an environment to foster creativity, meaningful dialogues, diversity, and collaborations.” While addressing the  audience  Sindu shared her vision of IYLIF as a platform with the power to transform dead dry deserts of despair into green lands of innovation, leadership, and execution

The key highlights of the forum-

  • 22 International Youth Ambassadors (IYAs) participated in the forum from Singapore and around the world from countries like Japan, Malaysia, UAE, and India. These youth were picked from over 160 entries received from all around the world. These youth had to send a 2-min speech on a topic that is relevant to the youth. Boot camps were organized before the actual forum to empower IYAs with required skills for the forum.
  •  There were 3 Internationally renowned keynote speakers at the Forum-
  1. Manoj Vasudevan– World Champion of Public Speaking, next level readiness expert and the author of the International bestseller ‘Mastering Leadership the Mousetrap Way’. He shared his insightful speech on leadership. He shared the messages ‘You are never too small to be big’ and ‘Ownership is the habit that leads to leadership’. 
  2. Fredrik Haren – Internationally acclaimed expert on creativity in business and speaker. He is the author of 9 books, including the Idea Book which was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”. He gave a groundbreaking talk on the topic ‘The value of thinking differently.’ Fredrik shared  “All we know we have to take two things and combine in a new way to deliver a new idea. The World is changing quickly and adults are not able to handle and are stuck. Power of youth is not to get stuck.” 
  3. Avi Z LiranInternational expert in Positive Leadership and Culture Transformation, who emphasized the importance of mindfulness for Curiosity, Humor, and Kindness in present times

 

  •  Educators and Experts from different domains from Singapore, Japan, USA, UK, Vietnam, and India shared their knowledge and opinions in three-panel discussions at the forum. The first panel moderated by  Ruby Mathur,  a lecturer at NAFA,  was on the topic ‘Future of education and its significance.’ Educators Stephen Dexter, Robert Thorn,Thomas Brian Donnelly, and Roger Tan shared their views on the importance of future ready education systems in this panel. This was followed by speeches delivered by IYAs and laughter therapy session conducted by Santhanaram Jayaram who shared valuable tips to de-stress in everyday life. The second-panel discussion was on the topic ‘Technology, Values and the Gig Economy.‘ Panelists consisted of educator Nick Alchin, Director of Cherishma Consulting Mamta Mandal and Technologist Harpreet Atwalwho shared views on the importance of mindfulness in use of technology and how to carry on value system to next generation. Second panel was moderated by Karolina Gwinner  who is a Leadership Facilitator and a Speaker too.’The  new reality of youth life: Bullying, Abuse’ was the last panel discussion and panelists successfully discussed the undue pressure on the youth of the present generation. This esteemed panel consisted of Noor Mastura, Founder & President of Interfaith Youth Circle community, Vani Khare the Director at SanrakshanSanthanaram Jayaram Director of Inspired Life Academy, Vinti Mittal, Director at SACAC Counselling, and  Padma Sekhar Principal of Trio World School, Bangalore, India. This panel was moderated by Millennial Expert Vivek Iyyani.

 

IYLIF 2017 aims to create a global pool of youth change makers. The mentoring will continues even after the forum to guide IYAs to take action. Each of them will be mentored to reach out to at least 1000 other youth to spread messages, inspire action and make a difference.

At the end of the conference Programme Director Rahul Shah, who is a Communication Specialist in Singapore questioned the audience  “What if you get one chance to go back in your past. What will you do?”

And the obvious answer came “ We will work on our strengths.”

So why not let kids work on their strengths from an early stage in their life and for that platform like IYLIF can help them in the true sense.

With a flurry of requests from all over the world to hold the next forum in their cities, IYLIF is definitely soaring high towards its mission of creating a global pool of youth visionaries and change makers. Look out for the next IYLIF conferences in Tokyo, Dubai, and Bangalore. To know more about upcoming events visit http://asmanyminds.com/iylif 

Visit http://www.womenlines.com/sindusreebhavaninterview/ for Sindu Sreebhavan’s Interview for #IYLIF 2017 at Women Lines You Tube channel

Visit http://www.womenlines.com/spreading-creativity-in-youngsters-sindu-sreebhavan/ to read about Sindu Sreebhavan in Entrepreneur of the month section of Women Lines

Visit http://www.womenlines.com/is-your-child-lacking-the-skills-needed-to-survive-and-thrive/ to read Guest article by Sindu Sreebhavan on Women Lines

Myra’s presents Runway Mom/Lovers Season-4 by Dream Catchers

 

 

Lovely moments at Myra’s Presents Runway Mom/Lovers Season-4 by Dream Catchers pre-events

 

Runway Mom/Lovers-4 is arriving bigger and better than before, with their 4th season !

Dream Catchers, a Singapore-based online talent showcase platform run by Ms. Shalima Motial, is organizing Runway Mom/Lovers on 9th Sep, 5:00- 10:00 pm at The Pavilion at Far East Square.

An unforgettable gala, the event celebrates the women of Singapore and their families. Entrepreneurs showcase their products by sponsoring the event. This range includes home based entrepreneurs to big corporates like Manulife. The highlights of this event will be encapsulated in a 30-minute episode airing on the Colors TV channel as a souvenir.

 For The Woman of Substance  

 A woman is a “many-splendored” being. Wearing many hats befitting her multiple roles, she will get a platform to shine brighter than ever.

Runway Mom/Lovers-4 is a non-competitive event which embraces women from all walks of life, age, size and nationality notwithstanding.

Multiple Events

Engaging workshops at Myra’s Presents Runway Mom/Lovers Season-4 by Dream Catchers pre-events

 8 pre-events leading up to the main. Among them are-

  • Meet and Greet
  • A Professional Photoshoot at Gardens By The Bay
  • ‘Chalktalk At Rampwalk’ with a psychologist speaking about “building the emotional muscle”
  • A Session Conducted By A Life Coach
  • Tips From A Stylist
  • Healthy Living By A Dietician
  • A Makeup Workshop

Coverage By Bloggers & Media Companies

 This Season womenlines.com, a website promoting excellence for kids and women, is covering the event. The event presents a networking opportunity for all the sponsors and an opportunity for the models to create memories of a lifetime.

The Icing On The Cake

Runway Mom/Lovers-4 has a tie up with 2 companies from India especially for this Season and 15 mo(m)dels are flying in from India to be a part of the platform.

 The Main Event

 Runway Mom/Lovers-4 will kick-off with a dance performance by Aiyaz’s Dance Academy.

Following the ramp walk will be Runway open mic. Dream Catchers being an online talent showcase company that believes in providing a platform for performing artists has fulfilled its mission once again through Runway Open mic.

With Myra’s food stalls rimming the hall, this event promises to be an evening of entertainment and enjoyment for those participating and attending.

 Myra’s are the presenting sponsors, a famous eating joint which offers the best of Mexican cuisine as well as various North Indian specialties.

Book your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myras-presents-runway-momrunway-lovers-season-4-by-dream-catchers-tickets-34134762995to enjoy the fun as the audience.

For other details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1861979030733175/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powerhouse of talent taking theatre to new heights in Singapore- Shalakaa Karnik Ranadive

 

 

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”- Marc Anthony

Women Lines entrepreneur of this month is the perfect example of this saying. She is an accomplished theatre, TV and film actor with over 20 years of experience. After starring in popular TV serials on leading national channels in India like Swabhiman, having worked for well-known production companies like BR Chopra, Balaji Telefilms, and UTV Productions, she went on to be part of several theatre productions in the UK. Since 2007, she has been based in Singapore and has produced and directed many plays through her theatre company Wecandoitt. Meet Shalakaa Karnik Ranadive who is also the Singapore representative for Anupam Kher’s acting academy Actor Prepares  and read her journey in field of theatre in her own words-

1.Please share with our readers’ little bit about yourself.

I started off as an actor in Mumbai, in the 90’s. During this time, I acted in many popular Hindi TV serials, including Swabhimaan, Astitva and Zara Hatke. After I got married in 1998, my husband and I moved to the UK, where I acted in films and many theatre productions, which traveled around the UK, Europe, and Canada. My family relocated to Singapore in 2007, and I set up my own theatre production company 9 years ago, called Wecandoit. Under this, I direct and produce my own plays. In addition, I run drama workshops for adults and children.

2. So when did you started this venture and what inspired or motivated you to take a plunge into this venture?

My latest venture in theatre is “Dastak”, the first and only Hindi theatre festival in Singapore. We staged Dastak for the first time in 2016, and this year we are staging its second edition. Having worked in theatre in Singapore for over 9 years, I noticed that all the Hindi performances that were staged in the country were overseas productions, and very few were based in Singapore.

My workshops have allowed me to discover a huge talent pool, not just actors, and directors, but also creative writers. I wanted to create a platform for these individuals to showcase their talents, and I wanted audiences to come and enjoy theatre without burning a hole in their pockets. Dastak is not only a festival, it’s a journey in theatre. You learn, you enjoy, you share, and you get to project your talents to an unknown audience. It’s all about creating a beautiful creative community, from all walks of life.

3. Can you share with us some of the challenges you faced during your initial days?

The challenge for any creative venture is the monetary support. When you have a new idea, it takes time for it to materialize and for others to believe in your vision. I knocked on many doors for funding and support but in vain. Finally, I had to self-fund, and everyone who came on board was pro-bono. I am extremely thankful for all the artists who agreed.

4. So how do you balance your personal and professional life?

The key to balancing your personal and professional life is having a supportive team on both ends. On the personal front, it’s your family, your home that acts like a pillar. Professionally, it’s the creative team or committee who works round the clock with me. It’s a motivated effort on both sides.

5. What would you suggest to other aspiring women who want to venture out on their own?

Don’t wait for the right moment because there is never a right moment or the other way to see- it’s always the right moment! If you have decided to venture out- start now!

6. Is there any person who has mentored/supported/inspired?

Life is a journey and I have met many people who have inspired me through this journey. I don’t read motivational books to get inspired. Every time I meet a new person, rather than scrutinizing their flaws, I only notice their good qualities and that’s my take away. I have stopped being judgemental. This helps me to stay Inspired.

7. What do you have in the pipeline for your venture’s future development?

Plenty! I would love Dastak to go international. My dream is to make Dastak cross boundaries, and for the theatre community to keep growing!
Dastak 2017 will be staged In November this year in Singapore.

 

Women Lines wishes best of luck to Shalakaa for her bright future and lots of success for all her ventures!

 

www.wecandoitt.com

https://www.facebook.com/dastak10/

 

6 reasons I feel proud to be an Indian!

It is Indian Independence  day today  and I want to pay my gratitude for my beloved country!indian

It is such a proud feeling to be an Indian that cannot be expressed in words. I list out 6 reasons why I feel so proud to be an Indian-

1. Indian upbringing has helped me to lead a balanced life in a foreign country as I am very well aware how to set my priorities.Amidst the mad rat race in foreign country, setting these priorities has helped me  to focus on family and career both with a balance.

2. Indian culture has taught me to celebrate  festivals and various other days of year with full zest and life which has really made life colourful and full of memorable moments. I feel blessed  to pass the culture to my kids, who love to celebrate all occasions with fun.

3. As an Indian I have been taught to give importance to relationships and celebrate special bonds with pleasure and love. Such special bonds really become pillars of life when we require help in needy times and also in celebration time. Our family comes first to us and thus we plan other things around them.

4. Indian history is full of stories about great kings and leaders who have given their life for sake of our country.Knowledge about such glorious past really helps youth of today to imbibe values followed by them. Life history of such great personalities have really taught me to adopt their will power and determination to reach to my goals.

5. India being a large country with so many states, consists of people following different religions and culture. I have always been taught about how to respect other race or religion and live together giving equal to respect to each other value in society!

6. Indian upbringing has helped me to nurture my mind with spirituality.The interest to imbibe spiritual values and follow path of honesty, has really helped me to keep my pace in life balanced and in touch with real person inside me.

May God bless India with abundance of success, peace and prosperity. Happy Independence day!

Independance day expressions!

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August is a great month to enjoy the spirit of Indian and Singaporean Independence!

It was awesome experience listening to speeches by  Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong of Singapore, on occasion of celebration of Independence day of respective countries. I want to share  few takeaways from both speeches with my blog readers-

1.The phenomenal concept of ‘Team India‘ in which Mr Modi has requested all Indians to consider themselves as part of a team , which is working towards development of the nation, is very impressive. We as women can make a great team and contribute in various ways for development of country.

2. Raise your daughter and son equally. Both should be taught skills to work for their choice of career and also how to take care of family equally. As mothers let’s pledge to teach equal skills to kids of both genders,  to value and respect each other, to be mindful for responsibilities for our country. Values taught to present generation can do wonders for future of our country.

3. We have to be mindful about taking care of nature and conserving natural resources. If we can inculcate certain habits in our kids from childhood like saving water, less usage of plastic, saving electricity, limit wastage of food and certain other habits in favour of nature care.I am sure future generation will be able to enjoy nature and lead a safe life .

4. If we curb certain habits like stop giving and taking bribes, respect every individual same whatever level they are, follow general rules regarding traffic, standing in que, waiting for your turn and many more, in few years time our country will definitely come in category of top countries in world. It was such a great feeling of getting the driving license made in India , without giving a single currency not:).Things are definitely possible if we take initiatives.

5.”Make the most of what you have, chase that rainbow!”-This statement by PM Lee in the video shown during the National day celebrations in Singapore, is very impactful statement. Kids can do wonders if they are taught to be mindful to focus on their goals and work hard to achieve it, in whatever circumstances they are.Same goes with us as adults. We should put our efforts in making the most of what opportunities we get, instead of cribbing about what we don’t have!

 

 

Humbled by the modesty from great leaders-US President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi

US President Mr Obama’s visit as a chief guest for Indian Republic Parade to India was a  golden moment in Indian history! images Media was flourished with various reports about how both leaders of great Nations, Mr Narendra Modi , PM of India and Mr Obama were having various meetings and discussion to form some new policies and take some historic decisions to make this relationship between both countries stronger. I was not able to follow all stories and what all decisions were taken but this conversation between both leaders on Man Ki baat channel really touched my heart. What impressed me was the humbility by both leaders. In spite of being such great leaders both were down to earth and were so simple and humble in their speeches.   I just loved the way Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama bonded over their humble beginnings on this radio show. All words were coming straight from their heart and this shows simplicity of their personality. I want my kids to listen to this talk when they grow up and understand the importance of simplicity in thoughts and get inspired by their high thinking. http://pmindiawebcast.nic.in/

Replete with rich personal anecdotes, the 30-minute amazing radio talk emphasized on a fact that both never imagined reaching high positions. “I think both of us have been blessed with extraordinary opportunity, coming from relatively humble beginnings,” Obama said in answer to a question. “When I think about what’s best in America and what’s best in India, the notion that a tea seller or somebody who is born to a single mother, like me, could end up leading our countries is an extraordinary example of the opportunities that exist within our countries.”

Modi added that he had never imagined holding the country’s top office “because, as Barack said, I came from a very humble background”.

As the son of a lower-caste tea vendor, Modi’s backstory is often compared to Obama’s inspirational rise to become America’s first black president.

Modi said he was “touched” when Obama gifted him a book on Swami Vivekananda during his US visit last year.

Thoughts shared in this talk show are reflecting that both leaders are down to earth in their approach and care aboout about each other’s values. Hats off to their humbleness!

India’s first woman motivational speaker-Abha Maryada Banerjee

It was such a pleasure accidental  landing on facebook page of Ms Abha Maryada Banerjee,and I was  so much exhilarated after reading her intro as First Indian Woman motivational speaker. 

Abha is the author of the first Leadership book for Women from India or Asia, called NUCLEUS:Power Women: Lead from the Core’..A 544 Super Manual with iconoclast and pathbreaking ideas from the field of law, leadership, personal development and universal laws of nature for building and empowering Women Leaders.

 

Considered as emotional fitness guru by media Ms Abha Maryada Banerjee is India’s first woman motivational speaker of international acclaim, rated as one of the Top Ten Life, Business and Success Coaches in Asia Pacific. An expert at Leadership, Human Peak Performance and Emotional Intelligence, having spoken at prestigious forums across Asia, she has coached and consulted top CEOs, Media personalities, Sports Stars, Business people, leaders in the making and has been closely associated with the spiritual aspect of Leadership as well. Called ‘Asian Oprah’ and the ‘Asian Woman Motivator’, she professes ‘Personal Mastery’ for individuals and ‘Emotional Fitness’for Corporates’ for achieving human capital excellence. It is such an incredible achievement which has to be shared with the whole world and thus I decided to report in my blog to my readers. Read about Abha’s interesting journey in her own words-

1. Please share with our readers little bit about yourself ?    
   
I am India’s First internationally acclaimed Woman Motivational Speaker and author of the watershed book on Leadership for Women, called NUCLEUS:Power Women:Lead from the Core. I am also the founder of SUCCESS INDIA LEADERSHIP , a VISION DRIVEN venture, with a view to impart success education and lead a ‘mental freedom movement’ via various media outlets, for easy and affordable reach.I have been recognized as America’s Premier Experts and appeared recently on Brian Tracy’s show in US. I am also the recipient of Rex Karma Veer Chakra Award 2014 and Rex Karma Veer Global Fellow 2014. The award is given by the International Confederation of NGO’s with United Nations.
2. So when did you venture into this venture  and what inspired or motivated you to take a pluge into this venture?
I started this venture in 2008 with a view that Success is desired by everyone but many have no idea what it really means. I wanted to de-mystify success and also create an environment where people could see success as their own possibility.The Book is an off shoot is this venture, focused on creating leadership amongst women.
3. Can you share with us some of the challenges you faced during your initial days ?
Like any new venture, I used my own funds to start up and run the show. As a Motivational Speaker I faced a lot of flak for being a woman and was questioned on the need for motivation at all. I had to work for free to show that it works and helps people to think differently than they ever did.
4. So how do you balance your personal and professional life?
Prioritizing and laser focus. Like in business, I like to build systems at home as well so my family members are not inconvenienced in any way, and all of them can use the same systems. The staff is trained likewise.
5. What would you suggest to other aspiring women who want to venture out on their own?
Have a very strong support system to help at home, so you can focus on the venture. The ups and downs are unknown so it is necessary to make sure that your back end is taken care of. You will need emotional and physical support as well through the legwork, so it is important to create systems and have a good support system. Find good friends and family to help.
6. Is there any person who has mentored/supported/inspired you?
People in general inspire me, I learn from everyone. In particular, I am Swami Vivekananda fan and follower. My parents are my hero’s.
7. What do you have in the pipeline for your venture’s future development?
My book NUCLEUS, is hailed as a watershed book on Leadership for Women. I am creating few business’s relevant to empower women, around the
book. I also intend to take the book across the World. Success India Leadership will work alongside these business’s to impart all kinds of help and training.
The next book will be focused on youth and children. Also, a book on Spiritual Leadership is in the offing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Leading Success Educator Brian Tracy Show

Website is www.abhamb.com
People can connect with me on successindia@abhamb.com

 

Link to the book-
Women lines wishes all the best to Abha for her future initiatives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promoter of Indian Art and Talent-Alka Sharma

Charkula Arts Academy, an Event, Performance management and promotion organization is quite familiar name in Singapore. The organization has identified growing interest in Art, Folk dances, and Music from the sub-continent. Programs organized by Charkula are very popular and close to Indian population’s heart. Credit goes to Director of Charkula Singapore Ms Alka Sharma, whose hard work has brought credit to her organization. Women lines presents Alka’s journey on the entrepreneurial road in her own words-
1.Please share with our readers little bit about yourself?
Ans. I am a Science Graduate with specialization in Chemistry and Drugs. I have been in Singapore for the past 8 years plus. I am running a business since 5 yrs plus now. I have two kids aged 15yrs and 10yrs.
2. So when did you venture in this business and what motivated you to take plunge in this business?
Ans. I have been in this business for the past 16 yrs. I have helped my Father-In law in expanding his business in the past. Since we settled in Singapore so  we started a company here. In India we specialized in Folk Dances of India but Singapore being a diverse culture country we have branched out in more commercialized events as well. We still do the cultural promotion worldwide as Charkula Arts is associated with Govt cultural exchange in India.
3. Can you share with us some of the challenges you faced in your initial day?
Ans. Singapore being a different and diverse cultured market it was not easy to penetrate the market initially. Though we had participated in the Govt organized Village Festival in Singapore with our Cultural group but we observed that only Bollywood was the main stream entertainment for locals. That was the reason for us to diversify our outlook. We have organized cultural events in Singapore in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well but to accept the changes and grow is what we need to do. Each event is a challenge in itself every time you do it, you learn all the way even though we have been doing it all the while each day is a new challenge and teaches us new things. But the process of learning is the one that fine tunes the persons prospective in Life.
4. So how do you balance your professional and personal life?
Ans. I have a very supportive family. My husband and kids understand my work and they know there are certain times that it is tough for me to give them much time. But the positive part is that I have flexi hours of work so I try to arrange all my work so that I don’t have to disturb my family life. Family is very important for me and it is the first and foremost priority. But with the support of my husband it has been much easier to achieve the balance. Brahm (My husband) has always been very helping and thoughtful of my work and has always supported me.
5. What would you suggest to other aspiring woman  who want to venture out on their own?
Ans. I would just want to share that it is tough to work out there but continuous handwork, focus, the perseverance to continue to take up the challenges in a positive way will definitely bring success.
6. Is there any person who has inspired or motivated you?
Ans. I was very much from a different field of work but had always been very active in cultural events in School and college. After getting married I saw my father in law, who had started this company 35 years ago, and his business became   my interest. Therefore I decided to   join him in his business. With his guidance and Brahms’s   support it became easier for me to learn and establish myself. If you have a strong base it is easier to build on it so definitely I am fortunate that I had their support, guidance and experience to help me.
7.What do you have in pipeline for company’s future development?
Ans. We are organizing an event on 10 th NOV ,”CHAAR LAAINA” with Hindi poets Padamshri Surendra Sharma Ji and Dr Rahat Indori Sahab. For the company we are trying to expand in other geographic locations. We would like to focus on the less travelled art forms other than the commercial events. We have worked on documentaries for the less travelled art forms of India which was done for OKTO channel.
Women lines wishes all the best to Alka for her future initiatives!
Charkula Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/charkula/
Twitter: @charkula

Happy Birthday India

I wish a very Happy Birthday  and a bright  future to my country India on her 67th Birthday.I am proud to be Indian Woman and am full of gratitude for so many things in my life which happened because of my strong Indian upbringing and roots which are difficult to let go! 

Indian women is special in her own way. We can say that modernization has affected Indian women in certain way and many attributes of her personality has changed. She is no more that silent woman who used to bear all negativeness of life quietly . She has got a voice and she knows how to get equality in the society. In spite of modernization few values are been maintained by most of the Indian women and that too without any pressure. I would like to share about few values which I love to maintain and pass to my daughter too-

Being Indian has taught me importance of culture and respect for each other in family.Comfort level of elders in family is given priority and Indian culture teaches to maintain it in family forever. The festivity celebrations throughout year brings happiness and mood of celebration in families. I love to pass this culture to my kids. I really want them to have a clear understanding behind celebration of these festivals and celebrate it with full enthusiasm. My Indian heritage has taught me love for variety of food and I just love to have those special festive snacks cooked in my home as it brings reasons of smiles and celebrations in family.

I am proud to be Indian woman because my Indian heritage has taught me importance of family values which are very important specially when you are not staying in India. Unique culture of touching feet of elders not only teaches  to have respect for them but also makes one more humane.No matter what atmosphere is in the country I am staying but my Indian upbringing makes me fearless and my family comes as a first priority in my life. I am proud of my Indian dressing and want it to be carried it by my daughter too. The grace which I feel in saree is incomparable to any other dressing in world.

The list is long and there will be still many reasons for which I am full of gratitude to my country. Long live India!

Femina brings’Made by You’!

Femina, a magazine close to heart of any Indian woman, is revolutionizing the publishing industry. The issue titled ‘Made By You’ will be compiled using stories and articles written completely by readers & fans from across the country.  ‘Made By You’, as the issue is aptly named, will unlock the power of social media to reach over 5 million women, encouraging them to submit their thoughts and express themselves.

Womenfolk lives revolve around so many close to heart stories that can teach others a lot about various experiences in life. The sensitivity and beauty of womanhood is awsome and it helps every woman to survive in this world with her inner power  and confidence. Its a beautiful journey which every woman goes in her life starting  as a daughter, then crossing various stages of sister, wife, friend, Mother, and finally grandmother. Every stage is itself a story which carries some strong message in it. Platform ‘Made By You’ created by Femina is surely a brilliant idea and thus going to help many ladies around to share about their experiences.

Femina has built it’s success around its over-all connect with the progressive Indian woman in every aspect of her life.  It will feature the work of hundreds of new “journalists” and is scheduled to hit stands in April 2013. The publication will pose as a platform for real women to unveil their talent and share their stories with readers across the country. Contributors can use Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest to share their editorial ideas on a varied range of topics.

Link to an Application on Femina’s facebook page, that enables fans to submit their sample articles – http://on.fb.me/13LDVaf

Twitter-   https://twitter.com/FeminaIndia

Take the benefit of Femina’s Motto “If you’ve got a story, We’ve got the space!” and share your story with whole world!