New Indian Woman
Chat with Divya Uma- Episode 5

Chat with Divya Uma- Episode 5

October 18, 2019

Description :  

Chat with Divya Uma,faculty at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. We discuss the areas of her focus in the University, the role of her mom in her life and how she manages to find time for all her interests.

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; like today's episode.

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 this episode, Divya shares about her interest in Biology right from when she was young and the factors that influenced her in choosing  her current area of interest, namely, Animal Behaviour.

 We hear about the role of her mother in not putting pressure on her career choice and how she helped her in finalizing her course of preference and insisted she live in a hostel. Also,  how Divya used the opportunities around her to shape her career and even now, in how she spends her free time.

 We get to know about the nature of work involved in a top university which goes much beyond taking classes for students. It is interesting to hear the techniques she uses for managing her stuff and her free time, as well as her evolution from being shy to a confident person.

Please do not miss a message that she has, towards the end of this episode.

The quality of audio in this episode is not that great, considering the extent of editing required to mask the sound of a carpenter who chose to work next door after we started recording the episode!! Sorry about that..

You could reach out to Divya Uma via email, mailto: dbuorama@gmail.com

Do share this episode with your friends  and do subscribe to thenewindianwoman.com website or write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com.

Interview with Mala Giridhar - Part 2  - Episode 4

Interview with Mala Giridhar - Part 2 - Episode 4

October 4, 2019
  • Chat with Mala Giridhar, a clinical psychologist from Sirsi. Let us find out the practical techniques that worked for her in performing her roles and her very interesting hobbies and bucket list items.

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; like today's episode.

 

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 this episode, Mala shares her thoughts on what freedom means to her, techniques that has helped her perform her roles and how to make running a home easier.

 

The challenges and some of the techniques shared are so relevant for each one of us, though our context may be different. 

 

Please checkout the facebook page for the Occupational Rehabilitation Centre Chetana at www.facebook.com/chetanaproducts30/. You could leave a message there to get in touch with Mala.

 

 Do share this episode with your friends  and do subscribe to www.thenewindianwoman.com website or email me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com 

 

Picture : Mala harvesting figs at her home

Chat with Mala Giridhar - Part 1  - Episode 3

Chat with Mala Giridhar - Part 1 - Episode 3

September 27, 2019

Description

Chat with Mala Giridhar, a clinical psychologist from Sirsi. Let us find out how she was able to go beyond her job and run multiple projects for the community, impacting youngsters and their families, involving local resources.

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 facilitate sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them; like today's episode.

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 this episode, Mala looks at her primary roles in her house, her movement from a big city to a small town and her projects and their unique nature. She shares her passion for her field of work and choosing projects that impact the community very closely related to her area of work.

The challenges and some of the techniques shared are so relevant for each one of us, though our context may be different.  She talks about how home should be a place for us to share our frustrations, what helped her the most and challenges faced as a woman in Part 1 of this chat.

Please checkout the facebook page for the Occupational Rehabilitation Centre Chetana at www.facebook.com/chetanaproducts30/. You could leave a message there to get in touch with Mala.

 Do share this episode with your friends  and do subscribe to thenewindianwoman.com website or write to me at krishna@thenewindianwoman.com.

Picture : Mala harvesting figs at her home