Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Launch of Women of Pure Wonder, 4th edition of Vodafone Foundation’s flagship book


With the theme ‘Bold, Brilliant, Brave’ Vodafone Foundation’s much awaited ‘Women of Pure Wonder’, the 4th edition of Vodafone Foundation’s flagship book is being launched in Delhi. The WoW book narrating stories of India’s unknown women champions highlighting awe-inspiring exploits that have been categorized under three aptly named sections – Bold, Brilliant, Brave. 

This fourth edition of the book follows the success of the first three editions and reveals several unheard and unknown stories from previously unexplored domains.






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Monday, 13 February 2017

From a teacher to work from home entrepreneur - Story of Neelima Badola


Tell us a little about you:


My name is Neelima Badola. I have done my Masters in English literature. After completing my degree of Bachelor in Education, I took up teaching as my profession. I taught all age groups, starting from K.G to M.B.A students. I’m blessed with 2 sons and had chosen teaching as my profession to be available for them afternoon. But I guess that was not my destiny. After 10 years of being a successful teacher, I decided to do something different. But it came into action only when my husband seriously suggested me to go for my passion of crafting.


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 But I have been very passionate about creating new things. I love crafting. Seeing my passion, my husband wanted me to do something of my own and at my convenience to work. He always encouraged and supported me. He always motivated me by saying I should concentrate on creating and establishing first and not earning.


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Tell us a little about ur part time career:


I started with my creations of craft work. I was also learning new things side by side by attending various workshops.

I created a facebook page of mine and started posting of whatever I made www.facebook.com?lamasahandykraftz.

I kept on learning and gifting to my near ones from handmade items like home decor items, jewelry etc, I finally started with Natural Soapmaking. When I started getting orders for soaps  I thought of learning and selling homemade organic products which gave me immense pleasure and satisfaction.

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I started thinking seriously about starting my hobby as a business after learning soap making professionally in 2015.

I still remember the peak summer days when I was bored sitting idle at home doing nothing except for watching the T.V.

I saw the details on FB group of a lady who teaches how to make soaps. I was curious so contacted her and was really enthusiastic to know that it was at walking distance from my house. After learning the basics I started gifting my friends initially and slowly learned marketing my soaps.

I would proudly like to add that I only learned basics but started designing my soaps all by myself. I learned how to make creams and many other products as per skin treatments.

It is not so easy to establish yourself independently in India’s huge market. I personally feel if you aim only for being happy with your work without any expectation to earn billions, you will be successful.







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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Meet the 5 owners of Chandhini Creations who sell handmade gift items


Last time we had an interview with Neha Khan who is running her own playschool successfully. You can read her interview here. Today, I have an interview with not just one but a group of 5 women. These 5 women entrepreneurs have partnered to sell handmade gift items which are a huge hit among their customers. The interesting thing is the fact that they are from the same apartment. If you are someone who wants to start a business from home but not as a single owner, here is the right interview for you.

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About you:

Chandini Creations is the group effort by 5 of us. Gayathri, Pritha, Subbulakshmi, Sujatha and Uma is our team. We all reside in the same apartment.

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I, Gayathri Sreeganesh is a B.tech Graduate and an Ex-TCSer. My native is Trivallur. My Husband Mr.Sreeganesh is a Standard Chartered employee, who provides great motivation and support. My parents are Mr.N.C Ravichandran and T.K.Mythili who are lawyers. I have two boys Pranav and Vaibhav aged 10 and 3.

Pritha Thangaraju is a M.sc, computer science graduate with the native of Nammakal. Her husband is Mr.N.Jayaseelan working with Tech Mahindra. She has two girls P.J.Mrithika and P.J.Kanishka. Her Parents are Dr.P Thangaraju and Mrs.Pushpa.

R.Uma Maheswari is a M.com graduate from Rajapalayam.Her husband is Mr.Gurusamy pandian working with Idea mobile network. She has a son Rohith.G. Her parents are Mr. Ramasamy and Yasodhai.

G.Subbulakshmi is a MCA graduate worked as a software engineer at Cherrysoft ltd. She also has experience as working as a computer teacher at Maharishi Vidya mandir. Parents are Mr.D Govindarajan and G.Devaki. Her husband is Mr.D.Venkatesan working with Engineers India. She has a 10-year-old daughter V.Sathvi.

Sujatha Bharathi is a M.phil graduate from New Delhi. Her parents are Mr.Venugopalan and Padma. Her husband is Mr.Balamurugan is working with CTS. She has experience as a medical transcriptioner.She has two kids Sadhana and Aadvik.







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