Woman with a vision

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is a visionary. The first woman to become the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia for two consecutive times, she is known for her contributions to revamp the healthcare scenario of the South-East Asia Region, which eventually emerged as the top performer...
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The Record Maker

The first female and African to head World Trade Organisation (WTO), 66-year-old Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has over four decades of expertise in development and finance. Her four-year term at WTO began on March 1, 2021. As a person who holds dual citizenship with the United States, she is...
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The real sport!

A record holder for being the Japanese woman athlete who has made the greatest number of Olympic appearances Seiko Hashimoto, for the Japanese, is a name synonymous with Olympics, literally! Born in the year of the Tokyo Olympics, in 1964, she was named after the Olympic flame ‘seika’. A...
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Finding a balance between reality and realisation

“What is our reality and how do we create it,” clubbed with the realisation that people struggle with their own paradigms or mental programming and most often are not able to resolve an issue or changing a habit or removing a repeating pattern in their lives, persuaded Kanya Govind...
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A gateway to solving the language knot

Udaipur-based Prithvi Jain saw an active issue in the freelance and translation industry when she was just a college student “I used to freelance, while I was in college, which is when I noticed a huge gap in the language service industry in our country.” She points out that...
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The guiding light

“It actually has been a year of unlearning, relearning, adapting and implementing the best methods of technology-aided education” Rachel Ignatius, who has been the principal of The Choice School, Thiruvalla, Kerala, for years, is known for her strong team-building skills, attention to detail and efficiency. She says, “I came...
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Setting high ‘volume’ beauty standards

“Beauty is not just about the appearance but it is about character, confidence and how well you play the given role, be it in any industry”. This was the thought that persuaded Akshaya Navaneethan to start loving the way she looked and flaunt it with utmost confidence and pride....
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Soigné clicks rooted in perfection

“My forte is a traditional set up and I am very particular about the props as it is important to build the entire mood” It is not just cooking food that excites Sony Dinesh, she also spends time thinking how to present a dish in the most appealing way....
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The silversmith’s playbook

Chanchu George didn’t start silversmithing as a business, it was a long journey of passion and curiosity that led to this. It all started some 15 years ago when she started off by putting beads together to make necklaces, a time when YouTube videos or tutorials were not available...
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‘Food’-steps to success

Hobbies are like stressbusters. However, But not all get the privilege to actually take up what they love doing as a career option as well. That said, for Teenu Terrence it has been all about doing what she loves, food writing and blogging for the past few years. It...
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