Journal

COUNSELLOR – Role and Responsibilities

After the Myths and Threats of Counselling and Psychology, it is about time we shed light on what is usually done in Counselling and what is the role of a Counsellor. Counselling is a mutual collaboration between two people for a brief period of time. Therefore, there are certain responsibilities of the Counsellor and the [...]

Gayatri Nair – Book-O-Box

I am Gayatri Nair. The founder of Book-O-Box! It’s a book subscription service that caters to all the readers out there who still like the idea of owning paperbacks and are brave enough to set themselves on a ‘blind date with a book’. What is Book-O-Box about? Book-o-Box is all about the love of reading and everything printed. [...]

COUNSELLING – THREATS AND MYTHS

Any time new clients come to me for their first consultation, they have a worried look on their face. They avoid any eye-contact and take their time to talk. It is quite normal to feel weird or confused when visiting a psychologist or counsellor. Those who are well aware about therapy, blend in right away, [...]

Amrita – Alaankara

My name is Amrita. I am the Founder of Alankaara. Alankaara is a venture to make a difference in the lives of the people who struggle for their daily meals. Products by us are made by the underprivileged. What is Alankaara about? Alankaara is a design studio/workshop/warehouse where magical things happen. If you’re an old soul [...]

Counselling – What exactly is it?!

“I am confused and not really sure what to do? I mean I know I should talk to someone but I don’t want my friends to know I am crazy or weird, ugh my parents will never understand!” I need guidance. I am lost! WHAT SHOULD I DO?” WHAT SHOULD I DO? This is one [...]

THE UNCOMMON BOX!

  TDS - A brief introduction about you and your work. TUB - I specialise in Motion Graphics and 3D Animation. I have been actively involved in the field of design for almost 8 years now as part of my work sphere. TDS - What is The Uncommon box about? What inspired you to begin [...]

Molly – Design5 Studio

I am Molly, a designer by profession and a self taught decouper artist. After a university diploma in Fine Art & Design and a long stint in the design industry, I decided to chase my own dreams rather than somebody else’s. Out of this dream was born –Design5 Studio. Paints & design were the base but Upcycling and Decoupage became my medium of expression. It was [...]

Abhinaya – The Artist Project

Hello, my name is Abhinaya. I am the curative head of The Artist Project. Being a recently graduated architect and also working for an architecture firm (Sidharth Ninan Architecture), I am just as curious about exploring the fields of product design and the fine arts as I am about architecture. Naturally, being a converging point [...]

SAHIL GANDHI – Story of a Businessman!

Hello, I am Sahil Gandhi, A businessman and entrepreneur. I am a self made businessman, who learned things the hard way. Dreams are over rated according to be, however achievable with a lot of hard work!  TDS - DID YOU ALWAYS DREAM OF BECOMING A BUSINESSMAN?  SG- Dream is something I do not believe in.. [...]

Keshsa & Shivani – The “Arture” Story

I am Keshsa Vasant and my partner Shivani Patel, together we started Arture in November 2015. Arture was started with the aim of providing good alternatives to leather. A common problem that a lot of conscious buyers was the lack of sustainable, eco options that are durable. Stemmed from the love for art and nature, [...]

Puja Borker – Juru Yoga

Namaste! I am Puja Borker, Owner and founder of Juru Yoga.  I am a certified yoga teacher in Hatha and Power Yoga. I have also learned Kalaripayattu (martial-art) and I am a freelance yoga instructor. With the blessing of my well wishers and supporters I have also written my debut novel "Masterji" (easily available on Amazon).  The [...]

Ramya Balachandran – Hydes Studio

  I am Ramya Balachandran, Designer and Owner of Hydes Studio.  MBA-HR from Allinace Business School,Bangalore Hailing from an entrepreneur family, my heart lies in the same. With a flare for design, love for handbags and a designer by my side-Hari Madhavan, HYDES STUDIO became a reality.  Our designs are minimalistic-Simple, clean and sharp cuts. They [...]

Alicia Souza – The Goddess of Cute 

My name is Alicia Souza and I’m an illustrator, which means I draw for a living. It’s the best ‘job’ in the world! NV- Was it always your dream to become an artist?  AS - Never! Infact I wanted to do everything BUT that. Strange where life takes you! NV- Was it an easy decision?  AS- No, [...]

Anita Singh – Snaap Photograpy

My name is Anita Singh and I am a freelance photographer based in Mumbai. I have been working as one since 2015. I started my company "Snaap Photography" that provides candid photography services to its customers. I specialize in Pre-Wedding, Wedding, Birthday parties and lots more. Photography for me started as a hobby back when I [...]

Akshaya Vaidyanathan — Girl on the move

I am Akshaya Vaidyanathan 23 year old based out of Chennai. I am a full time professional photographer. I specialize in documenting weddings, portraiture, fashion, architecture and food Photography. I finished my schooling from PSBB Chennai, Finished my B. Sc Electronic Media from MOP Vaishnav, went to Ooty and did my PG in Professional Photography [...]

Suvarna & Ankita – What my Sister Wore

Hello! We are Suvarna and Ankita. Our love for ethnic couture inspired us to start "What my Sister Wore" a fashion blog. This is our story!  TDS - Was it always your dream to write about Fashion? Suvarna: The dream really was just to start writing about something significant in my life. After pondering over [...]