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Forever Young to Dream a New Dream

Renita Fernandez - Ocean Book Agency Mumbai

You never are too old to chase your dreams. Much of the success of today's generation of women in professional world may be owed to the groundwork of earlier generations of incredible female professionals for challenging the stereotypes prevalent in the society during their times. Switch back to the 80s and you may very well imagine the challenges a woman may have had to face in establishing herself in the professional world. Meet Mumbai based Renita Fernandez, owner of Ocean Book Agency and a recipient of India 5000 Best MSME Award 2017, who has seen the Mumbai entrepreneurial ecosystem develop very closely over the last 30 years. Weathering the e-commerce storm, her Ocean Book Agency is standing tall in finding creative and interesting ways to be a part of their customers’ lives.

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Following in the Footsteps, Creating his own Identity

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Architecture is a visual art and its creations speak for themselves. At the core, it is driven by a powerful need for symbolism which means the architecture must have something that appeals to human heart. It could be achieved only from real innovation by pushing boundaries and going beyond common design stereotypes. Meet Mumbai based designer Muneeb Duberia of SDA Designs, whose work reflects a refined elegance and attention to detail that create the perfect balance of function, charm and character. Recipient of National Quality Assurance Award 2017 as Best Interior Design Firm of Maharashtra, SDA Designs offers a unique talent of blending classic, timeless architectural elements with an innovative and contemporary design aesthetic.

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Destiny Redefined – Homemaker Turned Award Winning Celebrity Makeover Artist

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There is no denying the fact that there is a direct connection between how you feel and how you look. It is imperative that you take the time to broaden your beauty horizon. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself and it then gives you an edge to help others fall in love with their own self. Meet Ludhiana based Bahar Gupta, who has redefined herself from being a homemaker few years back to an ace celebrity makeover and makeup artist today and has inspired many to venture in this industry. She was recently honoured as one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs of Ludhiana by Strands and has been also awarded Best Celebrity Makeup Artist and Freelancer by Wedding Mantra.

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Growing century old rich legacy with technology and process innovation

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Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard of Pune is one of the most bustling market places in Maharashtra. Spread over 175 acres in over 1000 commercial blocks (galas), the agri produce at the market follows an intricate distribution chain, changing hands from farmers, commission agents (adate), traders, wholesalers to retailers. Some of the new generation of licensed traders at the market are reforming the trading practices by using management principles and adopting technology to bring in more transparency and generating better returns for the farmers. Meet Pune based Rohan S. Ursal, a Management professional and Partner at DB Ursal and Sons dealing in trading of fruits, who was honoured with Innovative Young Entrepreneur Award at Krishithon 2017 for his efforts in strengthening the Indian Agri Sector.

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Healing by Sound, Transforming by Speech, Enlightening by her Writing

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She is the author of the book - Power of Sound, which has been described by our honourable former President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as a Boon to Mankind. She is an International Master Sound Bowl Healer and Trainer along with being a Motivational Speaker, Licensed NLP Trainer and Life Coach. She was honoured with a doctorate in Life Skill Education with specialisation in NLP and Sound therapy for her thesis, talks and work on wellness and joyous living which has touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in the past three years. Meet Mumbai based Sujata Singhi, who is on a mission to educate, empower and help people evolve to reach their highest potential.

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Left home as teen, struggled to make ends meet and now an Award Winning Goan Mixologist

Devi Singh Bhati

Indian alcoholic beverages market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with several yet to be explored segments. Today, more and more establishments are starting to offer a range of cocktails, from basic to a wide range, as there is certainly a demand to meet. Innovation and novelty are becoming a norm and Indian Mixologists are becoming more creative in all aspects of making cocktails.Meet Goa based Devi Singh Bhati, Bartender and Mixologist, who has recently been honoured with the INCA 2017 Best Mixologist of Goa award. His is a story of determination, courage, will and hard work, all to bring his life, that had gone astray, back on the path to success.

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The Award winning Celeb Physio who turns setbacks into comebacks

Dr Masooma Ladiwala Physiotherapist Mumbai

One would be amazed at the complexities of the many systems in our body that allow us to function in our daily lives; functions which we often take for granted. With our lifestyle becoming more demanding with increased stress levels and reduced physical activity, occurrence of injuries and conditions which affect movement and function of our body parts are on the rise. They say Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Meet Mumbai based Award winning Celebrity Physiotherapist Dr. Masooma Ladiwala, who believes there is no better feeling than helping people to live normal, healthy and pain-free lives. From humble beginnings four years back to being a trusted physio for top bollywood celebrities today, this talented therapist has brought cheer in lives of many.

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He doesn’t design spaces, he designs relationships

Vipin Bakiwala Architect Jaipur

In today's world, the way we live, work and play is undergoing changes so fast that the distinction between office, home and recreation spaces is tending to blur. Architects and Interior Designers are experimenting with colors, light, texture and geometry that bring out the required function and form to fulfil multiple purposes in a defined amount of space. Meet Vipin Bakiwala, Architect, Interior and Product Designer from Jaipur, who constantly aims to experiment with spaces and materials by drawing inspirations from the Indian traditional concepts and international styles to create beautiful and connecting elements. He has been recently honoured as The Most Creative Interior Designer In Jaipur by India Business Awards, 2017.

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Nazima Arif honoured as Best Freelance Makeup Artist in Bengaluru for third year in a row

Nazima Arif - Studio Nazima - Best Freelance Makeup Artist Awards

Wedding is one of the most important events in a woman's life and looking best on that special day is the wish of every woman. It is said that when you love yourself, you look more beautiful. These days, anyone with a sense of style has myriad of options to pick from. However, you cannot really complete an ensemble without the perfect makeover! Makeup and Makeover artists play an important role as they enhance the bride's beauty and complement her wardrobe. Meet Makeup artist and Makeover specialist Nazima Arif, founder of Studio Nazima, who has been honoured with the The Best Freelance Makeup artist in Bengaluru award for the third year in a row at the recently concluded India Business Awards 2017.

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He unboxes a child’s potential with his Box of Science

Parag Gore Education Venture Box Of Science Activity Based Learning Pune

Most of us agree with the notion that Education System in India needs a revolution of sorts and not just reforms. The current system of book-based and theory-oriented teaching ought to be modified to make the students learn by practice and experience that will enable cognitive growth and development. While a majority of us only keep harping about it, there are few who have taken it upon themselves to change the current learning models. Meet Pune based Parag Gore, who, through the unique DIY kits produced by his edu venture Box of Science, is transforming the way science is experienced by the students and taught by teachers. With over 50,000 students benefitting from his Activity Based Learning models in the last 5 years, Parag feels his journey has only begun.

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