To start, describe yourself in 5 words…
Compassionate, loyal, spirited, ambitious, patient.
What’s your favorite mantra or motto to live by?
Whenever I am in doubt, I just shout in my head, “I can do anything!”. And I begin to gain courage bit by bit. It feels great!
And strongly believe in this quote – BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD!
For those who don’t know, share a little of your story with us…
I’m a small town girl from Ranchi in the Jharkhand state of India. I was very shy & introvert initially with little clarity after higher studies what to do in life.
I eventually came to Delhi for higher studies and started volunteering with few NGOs as it’s something I’m really passionate about. I finally started my own NGO followed by an Event Management company.
I’m very fond of travelling and make sure I travel every 3 months to learn, experience and understand different places and different people. Cultural understanding is hugely important to me.
Through it all, what was the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome?
I think the hardest thing to overcome is always your own minds; as the Geeta rightly quoted, “We are our own worst enemies”. Therefore, the hardest thing to overcome in my journey has been to battle my own inhibitions and hesitations, and convincing myself to never give up even in the hardest situations. There were so many moments when I thought about giving up, but I didn’t and that made all the difference.
What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learnt? If you could go back and tell yourself something, what would you say?
Quite a question! The greatest lesson perhaps has been that with time, everything falls in place. I think that’s what has always kept me going and keeps me going even today, the hope that I can make things better. I would tell my younger self, that for a 14 year old, she is doing great! And that one day she will be what she always wanted to be.
Would you do anything differently?
Not necessarily but I would remind myself to take the road less travelled and that will make the difference”
What do you hope people can learn or gain from hearing your story?
That people can gather the courage, and be whatever they want to be. It’s their heart against the world! Really, I wish to tell people that some where within them resides an eager tigress that can conquer the world if she so wants it!
And some fast fires, just to finish off…
Cheese or chocolate? Chocolate
Summer or winter? Winter
Smoothie or juice? Can I say cold coffee?
Books or movies? Both
Tea or coffee? Coffee (again!)
Yoga or boxing? Yoga