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Balancing Work and Home Part 1-   Episode 54

Balancing Work and Home Part 1- Episode 54

November 27, 2021

We speak to three young women from  the IT industry and it is amazing to hear from them what they consider are the challenges they face at home. What does it mean to balance work and home, for today's young woman ?  What kind of challenges do they face ? And what techniques for them ?

 

Some of these challenges may resonate with you. You may have tried some other ways to address them. Or, maybe these inputs will help you. Or, you may want to share your own tips. How ? 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 propose 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 facilitate 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:

 

There are 3 questions I focus on, in this episode, with all the 3 guests, as relevant. What are the top 3 things they do to manage work and home well as a woman, their top productivity tip and about child care options.

 

Ramya talks about how we try to create this perfect wife or daughter in law image which is not sustainable and then she talks about what is the most effective way to do the balancing. And she indeed has a very different productivity tip.

 

Then we meet someone who has a toddler and the challenges only increase and are of a different order. She talks about her priority of spending quality time with her toddler and that influencing everything in her day. We see her stretching her hours to make sure she is able to get time with her toddler. Her top productivity tip is also influenced by this perspective.  And then, we focus on child care options available and the challenges around that and how money doesn’t seem to help matters. There is some wishful thinking also here. We also talk about her expectation from other members of the family. I wonder what would that be for you ?

 

We proceed with the same questions with someone who has slightly older children, of early school going age. She shares about her journey and how she had to decide to switch off from work when she spends time with her kids. She shares her reflection on how she and her husband had to become aware of, discuss and let go of something that was affecting them a lot.  She also shares her productivity tip and what she struggles with.  The child care option that she engaged in and the challenges therein are also interesting to note.

 

These discussions are intended to let us understand and appreciate these perspectives. Plus, these should be prompts for us to examine our own challenges.

 

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Switching Career after a break -  Episode 53

Switching Career after a break - Episode 53

November 13, 2021

Women often decide to leave their careers for the sake of family - be it to take care of young children or to move to a new location where the partner is posted. Meet Radhika, who, happily made such a choice and then felt disappointed when she was unable to find a job aligned with her skillset and experience at her new location. She chose the next best option available for her, namely, to switch to a completely different career.

 

We chat with Radhika Vardhan in this episode. She takes us through her decision to leave and what gave her the power to make such decisions. She talks about leaving a successful IT career and then deciding to set up a real estate firm, the challenges she faced, how she handled the challenges and the points that influenced her thinking and journey. She shares tips based on her journey from corporate to starting her own business. She has a clear message for young women in the early stages of their career, and I tell you, this is an interesting one.

 

You are sure to find this episode exciting!

 

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 propose 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 facilitate 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:

 

Radhika starts off explaining why she had to leave her first career and the factors that influenced the decision. She talks about how our perspectives change based on our roles and what has been the mantra for her to help in the decision making process. She has an interesting response to my question on whether it was assumed she will leave her career, as is common in many households.

 

She talks about experiencing the little joys of staying at home in the initial months and what triggered her to look for jobs again.

 

Then she goes on to clarify what led her to ask her property manager for job options and those initial feelings of wanting to start a business on her own. Like many other women featured in this podcast, she grabbed every opportunity that came her way and looked at innovative ways of approaching people, when faced with a NO.

 

Not just that, during the pandemic, she went all out to start a business, seeing an opportunity in the hit many businesses were experiencing during the lockdowns.

 

Radhika then goes on to share her thoughts at that time, identifying what one needs the most during such a transition, the learnings around the transition itself, the role of confidence and what triggered her to be active and engaged. She talks about the what she learnt from the women around her and what she thinks every individual should do.

 

The message she shares for young women, is very practical and well though through - you would find these very useful.

 

Hope you enjoy this episode. 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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Smart ways to use your phone  -   Episode 52

Smart ways to use your phone - Episode 52

October 30, 2021

Do we know how to make best use of our smart phones ? Most often, we get sucked in into using the phone for various purposes. At the same time, we may not be using it enough, as a tool, to help us. The phone could be your most powerful tool. And you need not know anything about technology to use your phone in a smart way.

 

In this episode, we go thru the various categories of usage. Some of these you may be aware of already. You may learn about new categories of usage and adapt it to your context. Or, you may know more and this episode will serve as a trigger for you to share the various other categories you use it for. Discover which of these is applicable for you by giving this episode a listen.

 

With the advancement in technology, the various categories of usage will only keep on increasing day by day! In addition, there are do's and don’ts as well as tips for using the phone in specific scenarios.

 

 

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:

 

We start with why you don’t need to know technology to use your phone in a smarter way. And then, we examine various categories of usage -

  • For appointments and reminders
  • Capture Tool
  • Self improvement
  • Reading/Listening
  • Video/Streaming
  • Photos
  • Travel
  • Shopping
  • Finance
  • Written Communication

 

Then we examine the Do's and Don’ts, right from monitoring usage to controlling usage for certain categories, what should or should not be in the home screen, using Internet or not, Whatsapp notifications and more. We also look at what needs to be done to take care of the phone.

 

Yes, we look at tips for some specific scenarios that you would find most relevant. And at the end, there is a very important tip, for all of us.

 

 

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Episodes referred

 

https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/best-practices-for-device-usage-across-age-groups-episode-40

https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/post/tips-to-relive-good-memories

 

 

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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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To Connect with the guest

 

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

Mail : hello@dailydump.org

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

Social Media

https://www.instagram.com/dailydumpcompost/

https://www.facebook.com/compostwali/?ref=br_rs

https://www.youtube.com/user/pbkasturi

https://twitter.com/compostwali

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.

 

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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.

 

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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To read the complete Survey

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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To read the complete Survey report

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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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.

 

To know more about Tina's Studio, Store and the online community

Visit

 

https://thesquareinch.com/

 

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

To Connect with the guest

 

Mail to :

hello@thesquareinch.com

 

 

 

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