12 Indians Who Taught Us That You’re Never Too Old To Follow Your Heart & Prove The World Wrong

03-06-2017

Late bloomers. People who blossom into their best when most have ripened and borne fruit. In a world that constantly reminds us of how we have to achieve benchmarks by a certain age, there remain people who began realising their dreams when convention said they're to now look at their offsprings achieve what they couldn't. But an iron will tends to bend everything to the way it wants, and here are people who bent their years to mean exactly what they wanted to. 1. Boman Irani - the man who proved that validation or lack thereof is no benchmark for talent and made his big break at 44. Bollywood has a slight problem of versatility and it does not know what to do with someone as fine as

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A Woman’s Dilemma: Family Before Career Or Career Before Family?
May 8, 2017

A very interesting article was being circulated on a site recently. The article was about choosing a life partner wisely, since a woman’s career depends on it. The author goes on to explain how she was offended on hearing that a woman’s career depends on her spouse. However, as she delved deeper into the facts, she realised that a spouse

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Start small to go big: here are 35 profitable businesses you can start in India within Rs 10,000
May 8, 2017

The hunt for funding has been the bane of an entrepreneur’s existence from times of yore. Many abandon their dream to build, create, and innovate in the face of this difficult struggle without realising that a good business idea will eventually pool in the bounty-full once it has secured a place in the market. Your idea will bring you your

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Marriage Equality Is Still A Pipe Dream For Most LGBTQ Indians
May 8, 2017

Much has been said about marriage in India – its inherent sexisms, its possible feminism, and its various excesses. But not enough has been said about how this social-institution-unto-itself affects queer people. This less talked about, yet complex terrain is navigated rather deftly by “Gaycation”, Viceland’s documentary series hosted by

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An Open Letter To Indian Parents: You Need To Let Your Daughters Travel Alone
May 8, 2017

Recently, I had gone to attend TTF, a travel trade show that was held in Bangalore. As I was walking, a girl ran from behind and stopped in front of me to introduce herself. We exchanged pleasantries and she began. “I got your card yesterday from my colleague. I love travelling a lot and so I went home and read your blog. I’m really inspired

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How We Can Make Our Society A Better Place For Trans People
May 8, 2017

In India, the transgender community faces significant discrimination. Census data from 2011 suggests that there are 4,90,000 transgender persons in the country but trans activists consider the number to be much higher. However, trans people were classified as ‘males’ in the data released by the Census Department. The first major breakthrough

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12 Indians Who Taught Us That You’re Never Too Old To Follow Your Heart & Prove The World Wrong