New Indian Woman
Poonam Bir Kasturi - has she influenced your home already ? -   Episode 51

Poonam Bir Kasturi - has she influenced your home already ? - Episode 51

October 17, 2021

Why would someone with a background in design want to focus on something that everyone wishes to hide away in a corner of the house ? And that too, when she is one of the founding Faculty member of the reputed Shrishti School of Design in Bangalore ?

 

In this episode, we chat with Poonam Bir Kasturi, the founder of DailyDump. Her work has directly impacted more than 75,000 homes and she is a wonderful example of a person who chose to pursue a vision, with a lot of intention. Her products are all about composting at home. So what ? Doesn’t everyone do composting ? If that is what comes up in your mind, it is likely that without even you knowing her, she may have impacted your thinking process. . Yes, that is why you should listen to this episode.

 

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What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

 

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Poonam starts off with an introduction and a declaration -"we have done what we wanted to do". She is referring to making home composting a household term in India!

 

Her foray into the world of design has always been with a lot of intention - trying to relate to the larger world we live in.  She talks about how she single handedly went around the city talking in all kinds of forums about composting - and this was more than 20 years back!

 

She talks about trying to go by intuition and looking at patterns of how society works and the need to insert a lever in a strategic place, to create an impact.

 

She goes on talk about the importance of aesthetics in the design and how the design is different when done by a woman.

 

We talk about how she brought the waste bin to the balcony and made it look beautiful, while focussing on composting. And then she says something very powerful - the need for subtle/understated elements and how this is not perceived as a threat.

 

She moves on to talk about a different kind of freedom when one starts something new after 40. She also explains how this product influenced the lives of potters, about being open about the design and then she asks us to examine waste from a very different perspective.

 

Poonam explains the concept behind sending only 10% waste outside the house and how this can influence the health of the family. At the same time, she highlights the need for newer community based models what will facilitate more free time for women without impacting health of the family.

 

She explains how one can never know everything and hence it is important to start!

 

Poonam shares how important it is for us to adapt to our scenarios and figure out what we can do, despite our own challenges. We go on to talk about the importance of choosing not to fight some battles and here she shares some tips that will definitely help all of us and a very important message for us.

 

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Website : https://www.dailydump.org/

Mail : hello@dailydump.org

FAQ : https://www.dailydump.org/pages/about-dailydump#shopify-section-dd-faqs

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/daily-dump/

 

 

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Handling Challenges after Restarting Career  - Part 2 -   Episode 50

Handling Challenges after Restarting Career - Part 2 - Episode 50

September 25, 2021

Imagine resuming your career as a fresher after having worked for 9 years ? Working with senior colleagues who are much younger than you and peers who are of the next generation! It is not easy, worse, it has all the elements to pull you down on a daily basis..

 

What was Uma's way of handling these ? How was she able to resume her 2nd innings like this and then grow to become the Assistant Vice President at a multinational bank within the next 10 years ? We continue our chat with her. In Part 1, we talked about her journey till she resumed her career and in this episode, we look at how she adapted and more importantly, what we can learn from this.

 

Listen to find out more.

 

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Uma talks about why she decided to negotiate even though she had only rejection letters in her kitty. She shares her frustration about the bank not valuing any of her 9 years' experience and  offering to employ her as a fresher. But again, she decided to concede defeat in the negotiation, but made sure that she took it upon herself to prove to them they were wrong. She talks about how she felt it is her responsibility to move up the fast lane.

 

She shares about her conversation with her supervisors on this and them giving her a promotion within 1.5 years.  She narrates the challenges at workplace and how she decided to use all her skills to make herself more visible, apart from the core job requirements. She then goes on to talk about how she shared with her family on her resolution and clarified how she expected them to support her. She explains why it is important for women to stop self-criticism.

 

Prior to that she had to make arrangements to resume her job and that meant making herself more redundant at home, expecting her children to handle many things. And like, we have heard with so many other inspiring women in our podcast, she called out for help, from her husband.

 

Uma talks about how to make support systems work, how striving for perfection is not something to feel proud of and she also tells us her secret behind managing work and home - and this one is going to surprise you.

 

If this makes you think it is all work and no play….. Uma surprises us again by saying she is a fun loving person and we have a good laugh over her interests and hobbies. And then she says bye with a beautiful message to all and surprise, surprise, a wonderful song.

 

Please write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com or reach out to our social media pages to share your views on this episode.

 

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Mail : bumasai@gmail.com

 

 

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Resuming Career after a decade‘s break  - Part 1 -   Episode 49

Resuming Career after a decade‘s break - Part 1 - Episode 49

September 11, 2021

Not just resuming, but flourishing in the 2nd innings! Meet Uma, Assistant Vice President at a multinational bank, share her journey.

 

She shares the challenges faced by her and how she handled them. After starting her career at a bank, she left after 9 years, to take care of her child. And then she was a stay at home mom for the next decade and then decided to resume her career again, at the age of 40. Did it look feasible ? Was it easy ? How did it happen ?

 

By the way, this episode is special for another reason as well.  Listen to find out more.

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Uma talks about an interesting learning experience that she had right at the start of her career. It was something so bad that it affected her a great deal. But she chose to learn from it and acknowledge it, to the extent that even in this podcast she starts off by talking about it.

 

She talks about the challenges of singlehandedly managing the house and her young kid and that too in the days before Internet and mobile and her decision to take up Voluntary retirement at the age of 29.

 

The following period is about adjusting to the role of stay at home mom, without being able to handle the expectations typical of women in Indian households. She talks about how this affected her. This particular part will be relatable to most of the listeners. But then, she talks about how she decided to approach it and what she did about it. We discuss this thru the day to day scenarios that we all face, knowing the intention but still facing challenges at the same time.

 

She talks about the trappings of being indispensable at home, choosing to add more and more things and the tendency to keep busy.

 

Then she goes on to talk about her decision to join the workforce again and how she faced rejections one after the other, with people not even ready to interview her!

 

And then, this particular bank, the experience made her brush aside her inhibitions to call up her old friend to find out the reasons for rejection. And then, she talks about the interview and then her choice to negotiate for a better role.

 

We will continue her journey in the next episode.

 

 

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Yes, The Times They Are A-Changin’ for Women@Work  - Part 2 -   Episode 48

Yes, The Times They Are A-Changin’ for Women@Work - Part 2 - Episode 48

August 28, 2021

If you feel you are burning the candle from both ends and you want to quit - pause. Look around. Examine what organizations are ready to do to retain or hire good talent. Yes, the times are changing indeed.

 

We continue our chat with Mohinish Sinha,  a Partner and Leader – Diversity and Inclusion at Deloitte India to understand more on this topic.

In this episode we examine what organizations are doing to improve Employee wellness, fully understanding the role women play in the organization and acknowledging the need for quality talent.

 

He shares his set of recommendations for women - in the short term and long term. These are very practical and you don’t want to miss it.

 

 Listen to find out more.

 

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

In Part 1 of this 2 part series, we discussed a Global survey that found nearly 57% of the 500 women surveyed in India do not feel their career is progressing as fast as they’d like. This and more, from a survey conducted by Deloitte India. Their report says  employers can support women and create more high-trust, inclusive cultures during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In this 2 part series, we meet with Mohinish Sinha,  a Partner and Leader – Diversity and Inclusion at Deloitte India to understand more about this survey and why such a survey is important. More importantly, we try to understand what organizations can do to facilitate equal work experiences for women .

 

In this episode, Mohinish talks about how organizations are helping by facilitating training and mentorships for both men and women, to figure out in the context of Indian culture. He talks about the kind of steps companies are taking to help us figure our unconscious bias and special steps taken to ensure the wellness, especially of women.

 

He talks about the biases against people who are not ready to travel and other systemic biases that influence hiring and how this affects women more. He shares research data on how a truly inclusive space improves innovation and profitable growth, on how there is no possibility of growth if 50% of workforce(i.e. women) are excluded.

 

Mohinish talks about a range of topics, on how it is important not just to focus on women in leadership or have better maternity benefits or policies. He delves into the example of the need to change from valuing long hours/valuing people based on how flexible they are, the importance of such cultural shifts coming from top down.

 

And then, he goes on to share valuable recommendations for women.

 

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Women @ Work: A global outlook,

 

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Why is now an Interesting time for women, at workplace  -   Episode 47

Why is now an Interesting time for women, at workplace - Episode 47

August 7, 2021

A Global survey finds that 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than before the pandemic. Plus nearly 57% of the 500 women surveyed in India do not feel their career is progressing as fast as they’d like. This and more, is from a survey conducted by Deloitte India. Their report says  employers can support women and create more high-trust, inclusive cultures during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

We meet with Mohinish Sinha,  a Partner and Leader – Diversity and Inclusion at Deloitte India to understand more about this survey and why such a survey is important. More importantly, we try to understand what organizations can do to facilitate equal work experiences for women in this 2 part series.

 

Despite the survey results, he believes this is a very interesting time for women as there will be lot of options around flex.

 

In episode 37, we had looked at what women want from HR under SheAsksHR - now, let us hear from HR on what they have to say.

 

This episode is special for a very different reason as well. Listen to find out..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

We discuss the research findings, especially on how on most parameters Indian women are worse off than their global counterparts.

 

Mohinish explains what every organization should implement for equal work experiences for women - the need for managers to check in with women employees frequently, the need to change the perspective that flex options are not a good career option and of course, the need to change from the age old belief that hard work means long hours. He talks about how performance systems are aligned to credit longer hours and the unconscious bias that exists about the same and how leaders play a very important rule in influencing this bias.

 

He talks about how the need to be available and connected 24*7 has put additional strain on men as well, but how this has a more dangerous impact for women.

 

We then move on to recent options around work from near home(WFNH) and the viability of the same.  He explains how the pandemic has made organizations realize how remote work can also be effective and how this calls for differentiated views to jobs. He explains how WFNH has also meant options around working from native places or villages and small towns rather than having to live in confined spaces in cities.

 

 

Please write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com or reach out to our social media pages to share your views on this episode.

 

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Women @ Work: A global outlook,

 

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Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 2 -   Episode 46

Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 2 - Episode 46

July 24, 2021

We continue our chat with Tina Katwal, who discovered quilting by chance and later went on set up a quilting related store and a design studio. And no, she didn’t stop with that, she went on to conduct the first ever India International Quilting Festival, in 2019, along with 2 of her friends.

 

This is Part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Tina. She talks about the challenges they faced and how they overcame them and what was that secret that that made it possible. You will also get to hear about the Quilting Festival itself plus lot of tips from this inspiring person..And scroll down below for the links to see the quilts from the festival..

Listen to Part 1 here  https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/podcast/episode/2f215c7b/chat-with-tina-katwal-from-hobby-to-business-and-design-studio-to-an-international-event-part-1-episode-45  - in case you missed it..

 

 Listen on ..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Tina talks about Quilting being a community activity and how they felt there is a need to make India visible in the international scene. What does planning for such a huge event entail ? She says they never expected it to be so big!! And she goes on to define what big is, in this context…

 

She then talks about having virtual event as Plan B, for the festival in 2021 and how they were better prepared because of the Plan B.

 

She then goes on to explain about the importance of planning, not just Plan A but plan B as well. She also talks about knowing the rules so that you are well equipped to break the rules to unleash your creativity.

 

She shares some of her secrets on being calm and on having fun and what procrastination, patience and discipline means, in the context of quilting. She has a very different take on how to keep herself motivated on a bad day.

 

She signs off with a beautiful message for all women, especially for young listeners.

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/233721996728443/

 

To see the quilts at the India International Quilting Festival -

 

IQF 2019 - Quilt Show Competition Entries

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=indiaquiltfestival&set=a.362810714331587

 

IIQF2021 gallery. Can use filter and see category wise - http://iiqf.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery

 

 

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Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 1 -   Episode 45

Chat with Tina Katwal - from hobby to business and design studio to an International event - Part 1 - Episode 45

July 10, 2021

She started a hobby a decade back and today she is one of the core team behind the India International Quilt Festival! In this episode, we meet Tina Katwal, who discovered quilting by chance and later went on set up a quilting related store and a design studio. And no, she didn’t stop with that…

 

This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tina. We chat about the first ever India International Quilting festival held in Chennai in 2019 and then she shares her journey with us. And yes, of course, she tells us what quilting is, clarifies some of the misconceptions around quilting and tells us how each of us can start to quilt..

 

 Listen on ..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Tina starts with how she is enjoying her new found empty nester status and what this means for her. She then introduces us to quilting - what quilting is, the history of quilting and how is has evolved from being just a utilitarian item designed to reuse every bit of fabric, to craft to its current status as an art form.

 

She dispels misconception around having lot of time as a prerequisite to quilting - she says 15 minutes of me time is all you need and it is therapeutic.

 

She then shares her own journey of choosing to be a Stay at Home mom, starting to make her own garments and then chancing upon quilting. But then, she moved on to using Facebook as a tool, searching for and finding a community of quilters and later started her own community called desiquilters on Facebook.

 

And then started her own Design Studio for quilting as well as a retail store. But then, she didn’t stop with that. She, along with a few friends decided to do something bigger.. And what exactly is that ?

 

 

Yes, this is just Part 1..stay tuned for Part 2.

 

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family over Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.

 

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Tips to lighten the burden of Cleaning -   Episode 44

Tips to lighten the burden of Cleaning - Episode 44

June 26, 2021

Most of us would have found cleaning a burden under regular circumstances itself, not to speak of the lockdown period imposed due to the pandemic.

 

 In this episode, we look at why we should examine our approach towards cleaning and the 3 reasons why you would be interested in this. The focus is on figuring out your optimum level for your home and to be happy about it.

 

 If you are looking for simple actionable steps in this area, do not miss this episode.

 

 Listen on ..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  we meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

We start with the first step in your approach to cleaning - to have a vision for your home. We examine the extremes and then look at how to have a vision for each room, within these extremes and what all factors we need to consider in arriving at this vision.

 

Then we focus on the need to identify the current level vs the target level we want w.r.t our vision. As part of this, we examine the 4 levels, right from the very basic to the ultimate picture worthy version. We examine practical steps involved in each of these levels so that it is easy for you to figure out where you are now, where you want to be and how to reach there. There are many steps you may like to adapt and customize for your context, right here.

 

Then we move on to who all should be responsible in your house. We examine the importance of involving family members and especially, children. Once again, we look at what you should be doing and more importantly what you should stop doing and why.

 

Then we discuss tips on how to achieve the vision for your house. Did you know the most important tip has nothing to do with any gadgets or techniques ? Here, we look at more deeper stuff.

 

Yes, there are actionable tips for you, the New Indian Woman, from this episode, across all of the above areas. Some of this you may already be doing and some may be new. If you have any questions or you would like to share your experiences in this area, please feel free to write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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Life lessons and parenting tips from Dr Lalitha Regi  - Part 2 -   Episode 43

Life lessons and parenting tips from Dr Lalitha Regi - Part 2 - Episode 43

June 12, 2021

Dr.Lalitha Regi chose to live life and rear her children in a remote village. What did it mean for her, as a woman, as a mother ? And that too, while being active and busy saving the lives of hundreds of people over several villages, in so many different ways.

 

In Part 1, i.e., Episode 42, we talked about her engagement in the community as a medical Dr, growing a mud single room hospital to a 35 bedded Tribal Health centre, focussing on community health and then moving on to Farmers groups engaged in Organic agriculture and revival of the Lambadi art thru Porgai, thereby touching the lives of people in 20+ villages.

 

In reflecting on her life and the challenges she faced as well as her current dreams and aspirations, she shares important tips for all of us. If we are able to imbibe some of these into our lives, in terms of how we view challenges, how we view our finances, the struggles of daily life, our perspectives and focus on our children's education, indeed, there is a lot that can happen!!

 

 Listen on ..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Dr. Lalitha  shares it is quite natural for us to face ups and downs, but the conviction of doing right is what keeps us going. She refers to getting satisfaction out of doing right catering to the needs of others, as selfishness!

 

She talks about the challenges of raising children without being dependent on  the larger family's support, the courage it takes to not send to school and to allow education from the larger community. She surprises us by happily sharing how she and her husband played only a small part in their children's education.

 

Then she talks about the financial aspects, how they were fortunate to be in a position where they just had to focus on themselves and not the larger family. At the same time she once again surprises us by sharing how they choose to use the fellowship they received to give salaries to staff. We see the positiveness in her attitude when she says there is lot of goodwill circulating - this comes from having done many projects without any finances at the start, but having surplus towards the end.

 

In the context of finances she shares the importance of learning to live within one's resources, focus on basic needs and how they chose not to worry about children's education, but to trust things will happen as what they were doing was right.

 

She talks about the need to constantly evolve, adapt, learn and how that helped her to focus on running a hospital, community health, farming, craft, business. She shares the importance of understanding what is the need and responding to the need, with focus on training oneself, to be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills.

 

Once again she surprises us by her conscious choice to lead a simple life and to nurture humility - she shares the influence her father had on this decision.

 

She shares how she handles her bad days - yes, there is a valuable tip here, for all of us.

 

She then shares her current dreams and also ends the conversations with 2 strong messages for all of us, for us to implement in our life.

 

I enjoyed recording this episode and learnt so many valuable lessons from this one discussion. I invite you to listen to this wonderful episode.

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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Chat with Dr Lalitha Regi - saving lives in more ways than one - Part 1 -   Episode 42

Chat with Dr Lalitha Regi - saving lives in more ways than one - Part 1 - Episode 42

May 29, 2021

How often do you get to meet a doctor who chose to be a physician for people with limited or no access to medical facilities ? And who feels, this was the most obvious choice for her right from her teens! Though ensuring medical facility is what brought her to this remote village, she chose to dream so much more and continues to do so. And in the process, she has touched the health and lives of hundreds of people across many villages. And if she is not featured in New Indian Woman, who else can be ?

 

 

In this episode,  we chat with Dr. Lalitha Regi from Sittilingi. We start from her current engagement with Porgai craft centre, yes, craft centre led by a medical doctor. And then we move to the past and Dr. Lalitha shares her challenging but wonderful journey over the last almost 3 decades. Her thoughts, what led her to make such daring choices. She shares what  is the toughest aspect of pursuing a dream and why only some people manage to do that..

 

This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with this amazing lady. There are a lot of learnings for us in Part 2 as well. For now, don’t miss this Part 1 episode.

 

 Listen on ..

 

What the New Indian Woman podcast is about

As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting.  Second,  We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles  and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the second category.

 

And in the process, my aim is to help  you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.

 

What's in this episode:

 

Dr. Lalitha Regi starts sharing her current primary roles and that is not a small list to start with! If you think being a senior Dr in a hospital in a remote village itself can be demanding, then listen to her introduction of her primary roles!

 

Then she starts introducing Porgai to us and shared about how she has gone about reviving an ancient type of embroidery. And this is not about it being an area of interest. Dr. Lalitha, thru this intervention of revival, has focussed on helping women artisans earn from their home and have a healthy and more dignified life. And, please don’t forget to check out the beautiful hand embroidered items you can buy - the website shows just a sample though!

 

She talks about how she and her husband chose this village(you will be surprised by the criteria), set up a 1 room mud and thatch clinic that has now grown into a 35 bedded secondary hospital with 95% staff from the tribal community itself.

 

If achieving this itself is great, wait…. She then talks about their decision  to explore after the first 10 years and how they did it. And what this resulted in - again, something touching the lives of hundreds of people differently. Yes, organic farming.

 

We then move on to looking at this journey from a personal context in terms of what led her to these decisions, what kind of challenges they faced and especially, she, as a woman..

 

But then, did she feel tempted to come back to the "regular medical profession" ??

 

In the process of listening to her life, there are valuable insights for each one of us. We are bound to reflect on what it means to look at challenges from this perspective, what it means to live in response to needs of people around us.

 

Yes, this is just Part 1..stay tuned for Part 2.

 

 

I would love to hear feedback from you on this episode. Write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

 

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https://porgai.org/

 

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Mail to : porgai@gmail.com

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