Born of Web‘s exclusive series Women Achievers Diary, in association with Tantra by Ratna Jain, raises a toast to successful women who are leading the society by example. The initiative has been taken to celebrate hardships of accomplished women from different walks of life. With their exemplary zeal in life, these women have defeated insurmountable obstacles, only to set legendary legacies and institutions behind them.
Women Achievers Diary is all set to take off on International Women’s Day with an incredible story of National Award-winning Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin. In an exclusive conversation, she tells us what all it takes for an ‘unconventional face’ to create a niche in the Hindi entertainment industry. Kalki’s story will be followed up by several other women achievers, seen in the first promotional video below.
Through this series this month, one will have an inspirational encounter with India’s globally acclaimed fashion designer Ritu Beri, Padmashri Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan, supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee, award-winning author and Jaipur Literature Festival’s co-director Namita Gokhale, young and spirited lawyer Sushma Mathur, gorgeous fashion entrepreneur Mallika Jain, creative consultant Ruchiekka Krishnani, Uberlux’s Tamanna Singh, lux fashion designer Deepa Sondhi, veteran textile designer and conservationist Vidhi Singhania, aromatherapist Rupal Shabnam Tyagi and well-known dentist and social worker Dr. Ekta Chadha. We will reveal some more names in the weeks to come.
For this exclusive series, we are excited to join hands with senior journalists who also comprise the editorial board of Women Achievers’ Diary.
Editorial Board for the Campaign
Former editor of MetroNow, Exotica magazine and a journalist for over two decades, Navneet Mendiratta has vacillated between handling news and writing on art and lifestyle fulltime with leading publications which include The Times of India, The Indian Express, Business Standard and The Pioneer. A traveler, amateur photographer and instinctive writer, she now finds herself at home in creative spaces. She is currently heading a website wherelse.in
Sharmi Ghosh Dastidar
Lifestyle writer, home chef, movie buff and conversationalist, Sharmi Ghosh Dastidar heads north India for Hi Blitz magazine, one of India’s leading fashion and lifestyle glossies. More than ten years into the profession, she found herself in the infectious world of journalism when she entered the newsroom of Indian Express as a student intern. She went on to become a correspondent in Indian Express and later worked for India Today before fitting in beautifully in her current job. People, art, food, travel and fashion are her favourite topics. Old films destress her and she discusses them in her blog www.oldfilmsgoingthreadbare.blogspot.com.
Queen of several trades, writing on art is what Shilpa primarily does for a living. Focusing majorly on fashion, lifestyle, travel and food, she’s reported for publications like Deccan Herald, Indo-Asian News Service and Delhi Times. Her work assignments took her to Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, but now she travels for leisure. She is curious about things, especially history and culture. She calls herself an over thinker, eavesdropper, observer and a dog lover. You can read her articles in the Hindu and artculturefestival.in, an exclusive art website.
Nivi Shrivastava is a free-thinker, passionate traveler and a writer with eight years stint at Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle writing on Indian fashion and lifestyle. She was associated with ndtv.com as a chief sub-editor and theluxecafe.com as an assistant editor before she started her own digital venturewww.msjunebug.com in 2016. She also contributed in reputed luxury magazines like L’officiel, Outlook Splurge and Millionaire Asia as a guest columnist. Currently, she is busy juggling her time as a social media influencer and writing for various publications.
Founder of Born of Web, Karan has served the print industry for over eight years. Besides working for prestigious newspapers such as The Statesman and The Pioneer, he has also contributed to various magazines, coffee table books, and online portals. He writes regularly for The Man, Indian Railways’ onboard magazine Rail Bandhu, Go Air’s Go Getter, Air Asia and Huffington Post. His special interviewees remain the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle, Aamir Khan, Ritu Kumar among other distinguished personalities.