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Random Kindness Act!

On February 17, 2017, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U, With No Comments

Waiting by the side of the road, for my husband to pick me up, I witnessed an amazing event at a distance. A really old lady was struggling to get down from the auto rickshaw. And, there was a young boy begging at the signal nearby. He saw the lady,…

The most beautiful Thanksgiving!

On November 29, 2016, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U, With 1 Comment

The following piece written by Mohit Gundecha, Co-founder & CEO Jombay, will surely touch your heart, as it touched mine! It’s Thanksgiving time in the US and I have fond memories of the Thanksgiving lunch that my mentor at Stanford University invited me to every year. Both his sons and their…

Freedom for Her!

On August 16, 2016, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U, By , With No Comments

Freedom for HER is an anecdote about the plight of a group of women who had to face hardship due to lack of Toilets and open defecation. This was a visit to a women’s group in the Govandi Slums of Mumbai during last Independence Day. During that visit, I learnt how freedom can…

Speechless in a Cab

On August 3, 2016, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U, With No Comments

As I got into a cab today, as usual I started chatting with the cab driver. (Smugly) I start the conversation, but he ends it for me, with a peek into the minds of our Helpers: drivers, maids, delivery boys stc., many of whom are migrants. Check out. Me: Where…

Managing Better Relationship With Our Helpers: Lessons From A Business Accelerator Program

On September 3, 2015, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U, With No Comments

Last month Helper4U got selected for the “Business Accelerator Program For Women-Led Small & Growing Businesses in Mumbai by Technoserve & Blackstone Charitable Trust”. Besides mentoring by business leaders, the program entails a 2-month workshop with fellow women entrepreneurs at SP Jain College Mumbai. I looked forward to the program…