1M1B re-engineered its ways of working to continue making an impact at the grassroots while helping address issues arising due to the pandemic.
A chance encounter with hungry labourers set the thought in motion to help people in needy, triggering the founding of Two Meals Extra.
Dr.Harald Stossier of the famed VIVAMAYR clinics needs no introduction. VIVAMAYR is known to be the preferred go-to detox place for celebrities and royalties from across the world. At VIVAMAYR, the focus is on eating right and rightly, which means not just eating the right kinds of foods but also doing mindful eating and chewing slowly. Weight loss, glowing skin and other superficial benefits are just incidental to the entire belief that if you take care of your digestive system, the rest of the things automatically fall in place. Dr.Stossier, the Austrian physician and Founder of the prestigious VIVAMAYR medical centre in Maria Wörth talks on a range of topics from his philosophy, to his thoughts on Ayurveda, the future of Orthomolecular medicine and its role in cancer treatment, and his India plans.
13-year musical prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram recently won the CBS talent show "The World's Best" where he received a million dollar prize money. He played the classical piece "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in not just the regular speed but in much faster variations as well which left the judges and audiences awe-struck. Known for his extraordinary abilities, he played the composition at 325 beats per minute which is nearly double the speed of a normal piano player!Lydian has the unique ability to play the piano blindfolded as well as playing two different tunes on two pianos, simultaneously.
Shaukat Shamim, the mind behind the Yahoo Messenger, is the CEO & Founder of Youplus, a technology company that has built the world’s first video opinion search engine. Shaukat is a successful serial entrepreneur and technologist with a long track record of driving breakthrough tech innovations. I spoke to Shaukat on his inspiring entrepreneurial journey and how he is steering a never-before-seen innovation in video with his startup Youplus.
Manhattan-based Dr. Sachin Narode, a doctor and molecular biology researcher, owns several businesses in the fields of blockchain, cyber security, artificial intelligence, healthcare, food/beverages, events & lifestyle, executive protection and also owns a destination airline in the United States. Sachin is in India to launch his latest venture Xeniapp which is set to revolutionize the travel space. A blockchain expert, Sachin aims to solve issues in the airlines global distribution system using blockchain technology which will not just benefit the airlines industry but will also result in lower fares for customers.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The theme for this year is “Balance for Better”. I spoke to 7 women achievers on building a gender-balanced world, the state of women in business today, their views on equal representation and what needs to be done to empower the woman of today.
Social media platforms are playing a big role in creating entrepreneurs and helping them grow their businesses. Kylie Jenner, the youngest-ever self-made billionaire, has acknowledged the role of social media in her stupendous growth. She had a huge following and reach which she harnessed to create her personal brand and behemoth corporation. Today, no business, big or small, can afford to ignore this space. Most big companies invest heavily in social media and influencer marketing. The tribe of women entrepreneurs has grown exponentially and from selling bakery products to jewellery, clothes, or just posting great pictures, women are killing it. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, in particular, have been instrumental in empowering scores of women worldwide. Three women speak on how they used social media to create and build their businesses.
In 2018, Asian Legal Business (A Thomson Reuters venture) awarded Vinayak the prestigious 40 under 40 recognition for top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in the Asia Pacific Region. Vinayak talks about his rapid rise and what it takes to steer a law firm to success in such a short period of time.
1 Million for 1 Billion is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that empowers communities through skills accelerator programs, future leaders curriculum and village fellowships. Co-Founder Manav Subodh says “We wish to partner with corporates and reach out to as many people as possible to ensure that unemployment, globally, is a thing of the past. We aspire to inspire and empower as many young adults as possible and create a world where basic wants and needs are fulfilled not just of a privileged few but are within the reach of everybody".
In recent years, oil pulling- an ancient Ayurvedic remedy, has ignited the interest of people. Oil pulling is an ancient technique of swishing oil in the mouth which is touted to kill harmful bacteria, pull out toxins and protect against many health conditions.
The importance of fasting has been understood by our ancestors and imparts multiple health benefits. Intermittent fasting as a trend has been catching the attention of people recently. But what is intermittent fasting? It is the term used for different types of fasting methods which alternate between periods of eating and fasting. Fasting is a great method of detoxification and intermittent fasting has shown great results in researches as well. The science of going without food is clearly here to stay and is being increasingly adopted by people as part of their lifestyle. Clearly, less (food) is indeed more (health).
Ex-Infoscion and IITian Vinamra Pandya succumbed to the entrepreneurial itch in 2006 and after two successful ventures, one of which was sold to Food Panda, he ventured into the local handmade products space in 2016 with the launch Qtrove which now has investors like K.Ganesh of GrowthStory and BCCL. Vinamra shares his journey and the making of Qtrove.
Luke was recently nominated by GQ for being amongst the topmost influential 50 young Indians under the age of 40 and received the Power Man - 2018 award from the Times group. Talking of his achievements and early fame, he says "I was just flowing with life with wonder and curiosity. I never wanted to be the best, I wanted to be the most effective - that is what’s important to me because if I am effective, it means that I have been able to change the health and life of the person. People call me a celebrity, I don’t like that, I just wanna be Luke and just because a lot of Bollywood comes to me it doesn’t make me a celebrity".
Well-known make-up artist, beauty blogger and fashion influencer, California-based Smitha Deepak was in another orb when she was pursuing her bachelors in Computer Science and MBA. She worked in the corporate sector in the areas of fashion and marketing for over a decade before she decided to pursue her passion in make-up and media. She is well-known for recreating popular celeb looks and her YouTube channel.
With an undergraduate degree in architecture and an M.S in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, Manhattan, artist Bakula Nayak began her career at a fragrance house in New York, followed by a long stint in retail package design with L'Oreal, Mikasa and Ralph Lauren. After more than a decade in New York, she moved back to Bengaluru in 2010. Art was always her passion and vintage art was something which particularly piqued her interest. She started painting on old documents and papers to revive memories of a bygone era as she believes that these are pieces of history that have a story to tell.
The whole world was yearning to see Deepika Padukone's bridal look and when it was revealed, it took many breaths away. US-based Make-up artist and Blogger Smitha Deepak recreates the look in a seemingly easy way.
Though artificial intelligence is a boon and has made our lives easier, it does not come without its unique set of challenges. Implications related to ethics in AI vary from industry to industry, whether it is about determining premiums in insurance to physical security at airports, and these can definitely not be ignored. To address such and other challenges and discuss ways of overcoming them and enhancing the impact of AI, the HOLMES Advisory Board was set up. HOLMES is Wipro’s artificial intelligence and automation solution platform. The aim was to bring together some of the top minds in AI, ranging from executives from global institutions, analysts & influencers, and organizations who have been early adopters of AI.
Luke Coutinho is amongst the most sought after holistic nutritionists specialising in the field of integrative and lifestyle medicine. Luke and his team of doctors and nutritionists design personalized wellness plans with a holistic approach towards prevention, weight and disease management. Anjana: Hi Luke, how would you define a Holistic Nutritionist?
Numerology is the study of numbers and deals with the occult significance of numbers. Numerologists believe that numbers impact every sphere of our life while sceptics dismiss it as superstition. Whether you believe in numerology or not, it is a branch which has been in existence since biblical times.
Halloween Day is celebrated in several countries across the globe and is observed on 31st October. It is a day for remembering the dead. There are several traditional activities undertaken during Halloween including preparation of some dishes. We feature here three fantastic recipes by Pikturenama that are sure to blow your senses - literally.
Dussehra, a major Hindu festival, marks the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated with enthusiasm all over India and as is with all festivals, people love to indulge in all sorts of foods on this day. We feature here 6 recipes, some of which you may not have heard of, to make your day even more delightful.
Bengaluru boy Sid Naidu's life has been a tough row to hoe. He lost his father when he was just 11 years old and had to fend for his family as his widowed mother struggled to make ends meet with her meager salary from her garment factory job. He worked his way up and at 27, is now counted amongst the best-known directors and producers.
India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world and is expected to be one of the top three economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years and has the third largest startup base in the world with over 4,750 technology startups, according to a report by NASSCOM. As India races to become the third biggest economy in the world, she has had her ups and downs, highs and lows, good times and bad and even today, the challenges she faces are there, albeit different. Despite multiple invasions, India has still managed to retain its culture. India and Indians are making a mark all over the world and no country can ill-afford to ignore this great nation.