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Every family has a story: Aashna Mulgaonkar #017 - N.R.I. Woman

For our season finale, we're talking about a subject that is mainly Indian- Joint families, an arrangement where many generations bound by a common relationship live together in the same household. It’s common to see this kind of living arrangement in Indian families residing outside India as well. Some of us may have grown in one, and others married into one. Either way, it's likely we know of someone who is part of a joint family. Joining us in our conversation today is Aashna Mulgaonkar...


We RISE by lifting others: Padmini Gupta #016 - N.R.I. Woman

Our guest, Padmini Gupta, is an Oxford graduate, World Economic Forum Fellow and a social entrepreneur tackling a USD 5 billion industry in the Middle East. She combines her passion for solving social issues with building an enterprise that is sustainable and profitable. RISE, her fintech company, is her first foray as a social entrepreneur, and she hopes to change the lives of the 750,000 maids and nannies currently working in the UAE so they can upskill and plan for a better future for...


Feng Shui: Samita Khanna #015 - N.R.I. Woman

Feng Shui means wind and water and is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of a man to his environment. Samita Khanna is a master consultant of Feng Shui with over twenty years of practice. The fundamental principle is that energy known in China as "Chi" flows through one's environment and all objects possess chi that can be used to bring luck, wealth and opportunity into one's home or business environment. It's believed the reverse is also true. As an example, we’ve all had...


It’s never too late for new beginnings: Sanyukta Kumar #014 - N.R.I. Woman

From a psychotherapist to a makeup consultant after a 20-year gap, our guest today Sanyukta Kumar is an exemplar of new beginnings. She moved to a new country with her kids when the youngest one was just three months old and her older daughter was four. Sanky, as she is lovingly known, decided like so many of us do, with a move and new additions to the family, to take a break from her job. When she was ready to go back to her career, she found that it was not an option. The laws of the...


Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Harsha Makhija #013 - N.R.I. Woman

Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to the reason for being. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are these some of the questions you ask yourself? Some of us would have spent our whole lives without finding or knowing it. Our guest today Harsha Makhija believes she has found her Ikigai. How? Listen in to find out. Harsha is a pilates instructor, mum to three and a vagabond at heart. She believes everything she does must have a purpose and she lives her life with that in...


Anxiety, depression & bubbles! #012 - N.R.I. Woman

Sharon Bender has moved countries three times in two years with two children under the age of four. She is now settled and considers South Africa home. She is a single parent, loves even numbers, dreams of becoming a teacher someday and suffers from anxiety and clinical depression. On this episode of the podcast, Sharon candidly shares her journey through anxiety and depression. The beginning, how she came to terms with it and how she copes, every day. She also shares why it's crucial for...


Only a life lived for others is one worthwhile #011 - N.R.I. Woman

Child loss is like a loss no other. It's a grief of a life time, there is no getting over or moving on from it. Our guest today Padmini Stump lost her son Steven in tragic circumstances 11 years ago. The days, months following his death left Padmini devastated, numb and depressed. On a night when she had lost the will to live she stepped out of her house in middle of the night seeking answers from God on how to carry on. She couldn't bear the thought of living life like this and she...


I belong in the air: Ira Bhongade #010 - N.R.I. Woman

In this episode, we talk to a pilot. What’s so great about talking to a pilot you may say? Well, this one is only 21. She chose her career, to be in aviation, at the tender age of 6 and stuck with it. Listen to her speak so confidently as to why she chose to become a pilot, how she made it happen and where she plans to take off with it. Literally! She shares her inspirational story and advice that we can all use in our lives. Connect with the guests: Ira Bhongade: If...


Working mom or Stay at home mom: Which is the better choice? Sandra Skairjeh, Venita Alphonso #009 - N.R.I Woman

Starting a family for a woman is one of those life altering decisions. It impacts all aspects of one's life especially one's career. The question should one continue to work or stay home to raise the children is one that has no straight answer. She may choose to be a stay at home mom, a working mom, a mom who once took a break from her career or perhaps one who juggles both! Listen in as we share four different perspectives of why we Mums do what we do and why we make these specific...


We are all responsible for our own lives! Samhita Goswami #008 - NRI Woman

We may reach a point in life where we feel like we're stuck in a rut or just unfulfilled. We want to make the change but don't know how. Traditionally our culture has meant we turn to our parents, uncles, aunts, friends who may or may not be qualified to guide us. We chat today with Samhita Goswami a certified life coach, specializing in working with teens and young adults. She guides them through their problems and supports them by providing them with tools to find solutions that work for...


Raising a child with special needs: Dolly Solanki: #007 - NRI Woman

This episode is an emotional one. We chat with Dolly Solanki who shares her story of how her life has changed since Freya came into her life. Freya now 7 years old was born prematurely and is a child with special needs. Dolly talks about some of the challenges she faced and how she takes it all in her stride. She credits Freya for bringing into focus the best in her. Listen to her amazing story now on NRI Woman Podcast. Connect with the guests: Email: Twitter:...


Turning your passion into a business: Karen Ahmed #006 - NRI Woman

If you have aspirations to be a YouTuber, this Podcast is definitely worth listening to. We chat with bubbly You Tuber Karen Ahmed. She started food blogging and then became an avid YouTuber. With over 400 recipes and still counting, Kravings Food Adventure now in its 5th year, has garnered over 24,000 subscribers. How did she makes it happen while working full time and raising a family? She's here to share her amazing story, now on NRI Woman Podcast. Connect with the guests: Email:...


Raising happy kids as a single parent: Heena Rai #005 - NRI Woman

Divorce, single parenting, dating after divorce - these continue to be a stigma in our Indian society and are not usually spoken about. Not openly at least. Our guest Heena Rai dealt with all of that and come shining through it all. She's here to chat with us about how she dealt with, found forgiveness and what she thinks is the most important thing one can do for their children as a parent when divorcing. Listen to her inspiring story! If you like what you hear, please tell your friends...


How to market your home business in the digital era: Lavina Tauro #004 - NRI Woman

Lavina Tauro has over 18 years experience working in the digital space. She currently heads marketing for a very successful video on demand service in Asia. She also happens to be our co-founder’s sister. She shares some great insights on how the digital space works and what one needs to do to get started and keep up with the constantly changing digital landscape. Definitely worth listening to, if you’re struggling to be noticed in the web world! Connect with the guests: Email:...


Ironwoman! 003 - NRI Woman

The 70.3 Ironman triathlon includes a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run. Lovita Woods shares her inspiring story of how she went from not knowing how to swim or bike to completing the 70.3 Ironman in 18 months. She's charming, determined, quietly confident and inspiring. Listen to her amazing story of how if you put your mind to it anything can be achieved. Connect with the guests: Lovita Woods: If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do...


Giving up your career for love 002 - NRI Woman

In this episode, We interview two close friends. Clarissa Laabmayr from Salzburg, Austria and Swaty Rao from NJ, USA. Both talk to us about giving up their successful, well established careers and moving for love. For many marrying and moving away to a new country, city or even house is the norm. It’s easily accepted as that’s what has been traditionally done – but is it really that simple? Very interesting perspective and experiences from two different women. If you’re someone in this...


Introduction Episode 001 - NRI Woman

Hello and welcome to the NRI Woman - The show where you can listen to other women like you or me, share their experiences, possibly gain a perspective different from yours or even find a little something that resonates with you. We are your hosts Bettina Tauro and Ninorah Brookshire. For those of you who don’t know what NRI is – it stands for Non resident Indian a term used for Indians living abroad. So why the podcast? - We chat everyday like most friends do. Sometimes its gossip but...