Category: Inspiration

‘I have learned to express what I think and what I feel’

Six years ago Barsha Puri could not have imagined that she would become chair of a school board when she entered the marriage arranged by her parents.

‘My messages are authentic. I don’t pretend that my life is wonderful’

The Indian press calls her an Instagram sensation. When illustrator Alicia describes herself, she chooses other words: “I am a passionate and no-nonsense illustrator.”

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‘Spirituality is my guiding light every day’

Entrepreneur and environmental activist Manisha Gutman is working hard to create a sustainable world. She is not your run-of-the-mill businesswoman.

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‘Just do it. If you keep waiting until you feel brave enough, it won’t happen’

“Just do it. If you keep waiting until you feel brave enough, it won’t happen.” That’s what interior stylist Marie-Gon tells people when they say: “I want to start my own business”

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‘If we all stand aside and do nothing, nothing will change’

“The work I do is like a drop in the ocean,” says Alecz whose work is to support the safety of women and their children in Goa. “But little drops of water make the mighty ocean.”

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‘If you decide to do something and stick with it, you can make change happen’

American entrepreneur Jill always wanted to do something positive for the world. She wants to combine conscious capitalism with socially responsible entrepreneurship.

‘I’m glad I never gave up on the ambitions I had as a young girl’

At the age of seven Veronica made an important decision. ‘I do want to get a proper education. Then no one will be able to look down on me.’

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‘Crawl out of your shell. Go out into the world’

Social activist Madhu Singal wants to support the visually impaired in being independent. ‘There is no point in sitting in a corner and complaining. Take the first step yourself.’

Inside Stories - female travel writer Anuradha

‘Finding your own sweet spot is crucial’

When Anuradha started Inditales in 2004, she was one of the first people in India to start writing a travel blog. Today she is one of the most influential travel bloggers in India.