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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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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Tips to relive good memories -   Episode 41

Tips to relive good memories - Episode 41

May 15, 2021

Don’t you love taking photos ? How often do you go back to see and relish the photos taken by you or your loved ones ? By the way, did you know that Google is changing their policy around storage and it may impact how you take and store photos on your mobile ?

 

 In this episode, we look at how we can use this as a mechanism to stay positive, revisit good memories and more. We are not talking about digital photos alone here - there are tips around the physical photos lying around your house too. In fact, we go beyond photos to other kinds of memories.

 

  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 recent announcement by Google and how that triggered examining photos and why we hang on to them. We examine how photos were handled earlier vs now and then what to do about this problem of plenty.

 

And then it is not about tips on how best to store photos, but to examine 3 areas

 

Collate or Gather, Relish or Enjoy and finally, about creating memories.

 

 

In these dark times that we live in, we could choose to Relish or Enjoy the time we spent with our loved ones and also focus on creating more memories with the people around you.

 

 

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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Experience the Joy of Giving thru Volunteering -   Episode 27

Experience the Joy of Giving thru Volunteering - Episode 27

October 17, 2020

Ever wondered how to engage differently and make your skills available  to a larger group of people ? And that too without any expectations in return ? Welcome to this episode on volunteering - we start with what we mean by this word and why YOU should consider volunteering. Is this something to be examined later when you are less busy ? Or is it just enough to give money for charity ? And then, of course, some practical examples of where you could start and the biggest barriers you are likely to face. Listen to this episode and I invite you to share your experience in this journey.

 

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 examine the common questions around volunteering - what it is and more importantly, what it is not. We also discuss why you should consider volunteering and when is a good time to start. You may think you are already volunteering, but are you ? .

 

How to identify areas and how to start - regardless of who you are, how busy you are. We look at practical options and if this gives you ideas or you want to share more, yes, let us do that in the facebook page.  And why you need to start now and not sometime in the future.

 

Something is holding you back ? We examine the barriers we face, especially in the Indian context and how to overcome.

 

I also share a small anecdote that changed my outlook around volunteering completely. Yes, do not miss this episode.

 

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How to stop forgetting to do things  - Episode 2

How to stop forgetting to do things - Episode 2

September 13, 2019

Description

Do you commit to yourself or others to do things and then forget the same ? Do you end up rushing at the last minute because of forgetting to do stuff ? Do you envy the people who seem to remember their commitments and do it every time ? Are you fed up of trying tips and tricks to make sure you don’t forget things ?

What's in this episode:

In this episode, we will look at step by step methods to address this problem so that you could focus more on what you want. The nagging feeling you get of having forgotten something - let this be a thing of the past. When you do something, allow your mind to engage  fully in that task. Wondering how ? Let us examine the methods and also, how to make this into a habit!

These are explained in the 3 step process of Prepare, Capture and Make this into a Habit.

Where do I start ?

Welcome you to listen to this episode .

Use the free customizable sheet Reference List of Tasks available for download at https://www.thenewindianwoman.com/free-downloads

Implement the Prepare, Capture and Make into a Habit processes..

And you are all set! Do share this episode with your friends  and do let me know what techniques work for you by writing to krishna@thenewindianwoman.com

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